Infinix Zero 4 Plus Long-term Review: good, bad, ugly

In this Infinix Zero 4 Plus long-term review, a mobilista shares her experience with using the phone over a period of one year. Gladys’s story is that of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Come along!

Zero 4 Plus long-term review

Infinix Zero 4 Plus Long-term Review

My first 6 months of using the Infinix Zero 4 Plus was fantastic. It is a well equipped smartphone and I experienced no issues whatsoever. As a matter of fact, my experience with the Zero 4 Plus was so good that I suddenly began to get more work done on my smartphone than ever before.

And it wasn’t only work that got done. I consumed TV series online, took bomb selfies (both cameras are really good), listened to music, booked Uber rides, and generally ran my life and most of my work on this beautiful 6-inch giant.

But like a clock, around the time it clocked 6 months with me, the selfie camera started to malfunction. And that was the beginning of the end. The selfie camera issue refused to go away and then other issues began to crop up.

The Cameras

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After the selfie camera started misbehaving, one of the errors I regularly got was the one that said something about “the camera cannot be started because it is in use by another app” or something like that. I shut down apps, even disabled apps, but the error persisted.

Recently it has stopped showing that error and has just stopped working. And now, both the front and back cameras have finally stopped working.

Even worse, any app that triggers the camera function now causes the phone to freeze up. I have to restart the phone to be able to continue using it.

Battery Life And Heating

The phone also now heats up so much that sometimes I have to place it on tiles to cool it down. And since the beginning of the year, the phone battery has been messing up. It regularly drains from 100% to 15% in 4 hours, whether the phone was in use or not. I leave it on my desk and when I pick it up to use, the battery has dropped significantly.

And Wifi Too

Then the WiFi sometimes just doesn’t find any networks when you need to use it. I have to restart the phone to get the Wifi to work again.

Parting Shot

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The Zero 4 Plus has been a great companion to me for work and play. But it has aged so fast in the last few months and I now have to deal with all these issues every day.

I have heard people say that Infinix and TECNO devices do not have long lives, but I have never used any for this long to be able to verify the claim. My experience with the Zero 4 Plus aligns with that report.

As Mister Mo often says, you do get the value you pay for. Nothing goes for nothing. It is time for me to get another smartphone. Thank you for reading my Infinix Zero 4 Plus long-term Review.

If you missed the Original review, you might want to have a look now. Here are the Infinix Zero 4 Plus specifications as well.

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7 thoughts on “Infinix Zero 4 Plus Long-term Review: good, bad, ugly

  1. I remember I was contemplating on whether to get the zero 4 or Moto G5 plus. Thank God I got the G5 plus. Go get a Moto G5 plus.

  2. Hello. Sorry about your experience. I’ll suggest you take the phone to CarlCare [official Infinix support] to get it checked out.

    I’ve used a.Note 3 for 1.5 years now & I don’t have any issues at all. Currently seeing 1.5 days of normal use on a single charge in Power Save mode, on its original battery.

  3. Without bias or prejudice, I used same phone for almost 8 months b4 I got the zero 5 last December and I have a friend at Abuja who bought the phone immediately it was launched and still using it till now and without any issues. The way I see it, your case is peculiar to you alone. We as beings are more knowledgeable than each other on how to get the best out of our phones. Pls kindly take the phone to carlcare for check up coz the way I see it, those issues emanated as a result of the manner you were using the phone

  4. I am currently using my zero 3 for 2 years. about a year ago I have to change the screen after putting it in my back pocket and since then the phone has not been retaining its 100% charge for more than 5hours. Thank you

  5. There has been reports everywhere of Infinix phones malfunctioning from above 5 months of use. I’ve had my share. My Note 3 Pro I purchased in February last year suddenly started having battery issues in November. Anywhere from 75%, the battery could just drain to 0% in less than 3 minutes.
    I’ve had to take a couple of phones to Carlcare and their service is cool. My only challenge is the nearest service centre is still very far from me.

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