Zero 3 versus Phantom 5 Face-Off

TECNO and Infinix fans are often squabbling over bragging rights. Many times, the face-offs include performance, price and solidity of their favourite brand’s smartphones. Today, we bring you a fight that qualifies as “iyalaya anybody”. We pit Infinix’s latest flagship, Zero 3, against TECNO’s golden boy, the Phantom 5.

zero 3 versus phantom 5

Here are the performance specifications of each phone and the test results:

TECNO Phantom 5Infinix Zero 3
Build: All metal; looks much better, feels more solidBuild: Plastic
Security: Fingerprint scannerSecurity: no scanner
Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixelsDisplay: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHzMediatek Helio X10 Octa-core 2.0 GHz
GPU: Mali-T720GPU: PowerVR G6200
Android 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Quadrant: 21,415Quadrant: 21,454
AnTuTu: 33,669AnTuTu: 44,200
GeekBench: 611 single-core, 2,737 multi-coreGeekBench: 586 single-core; 3,184 multi-core
Camera: 13 megapixel with LED flashCamera: 20 megapixel with LED flash

In summary, the Phantom 5 has the better build, premium feel and look, as well as the benefit of much better audio quality and a fingerprint scanner. However, the Zero 3 matches it in some areas and outguns it in terms of performance and price advantage. We haven’t tested the cameras, but on paper, the Zero 3’s camera pips the Phantom’s. Over to you: let’s have your opinions and conclusions. Which of these two would you fly with, and why?


  1. Infinix Zero 3, after a cost-benfit analysis it’s difficult to justify spending 23,500 more for a fingerprint scanner and “premium feel”. also the Zero 3 has a more faster (dare i say more powerful?) SoC which is reflected in the benchmarks. better camera is unimportant to me, but it’s still a plus for the Zero 3

  2. I think I will pick the Phantom 5 over the zero 3 though the specs of later looks good on paper but hate the design concept being adopted

  3. Would have gone for the Infinix Zero 3 specs and price wise but that design concept is awful,can’t imagine using such an ugly device,so the Phantom 5 is it for me..

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