Last week, Infinix Mobility’s 2017 flagship was launched at a media briefing in Lagos, Nigeria and MobilityArena was in attendance. We got some hands-on time with the Infinix Zero 5 and got you some photos as well. Do enjoy our Infinix Zero 5 hands-on review and photos.
Infinix Zero 5 Hands-on and Photos
The Zero 5 is a big smartphone. The story would have been different if the 5.98-inch display had no bezels around it. Unfortunately, Infinix fans will have to wait till 2018 for a bezel-less experience. Still, we have a well designed metal unibody build here, and the display has 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection.
There is a fingerprint scanner located at the back of the device below the camera area. The position is very convenient and it works well.
One of the star highlights of the Infinix Zero 5 is the rear dual camera setup. Infinix Mobility has matched a 13 megapixel telephoto lens with a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens. We took a few indoor shots in the dimly lit room; they turned out good but we didn’t think they were very impressive. Was the problem our expectations? Perhaps. It is sufficient for now to say that the Zero 5 shoots good photographs.
We also tried out a Bokeh selfie, and it worked as advertised, though on closer look, the edges of the subject ghosted out quite a bit (but perhaps we are nitpicking).
However, a review unit is heading our way, so we will be able to put those cameras on the Infinix Zero 5 to more extensive tests.
The Zero 5 has a very slim profile that we like. Infinix did a good job fitting a 4,350 mAh battery into that slim profile. Of course, there is an 18W fast charger included in the box.
The Zero 5 has very respectable muscles. Another star feature is the 6 GB RAM. Multi-taskers will love the Zero 5 for this. You can run tons of apps and not have them closing behind the scenes because of limited memory. And with a 2.6 GHz octa-core processor, there is enough power under the hood for this 2017 flagship.
Internal storage is a huge 64 GB; you are not likely to run out of space for your photos, documents and videos stored on the Infinix Zero 5. If you opt for the Pro version, you get 128 GB internal storage.
Infinix Zero 5 runs Android 7 Nougat with XOS 3 (Hummingbird) user interface on top. We were looking forward to Android 8 Oreo, but it looks like Infinix fans will have to wait till 2018 for a taste of that too.
If you haven’t seen it, you can go through the Infinix Zero 5 specs while you wait for our review.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.