When it comes to smartphones, not everyone can necessarily afford to splurge on high-end flagship or foldable devices and spend over $1,000 in the process. If you don’t think you can bring yourself to spend that kind of money on a phone that you might consider changing in the next 2-3 years, this is actually an area that Infinix specializes in. The company has a diverse portfolio of smartphones that cater to a variety of users and their needs.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable phone that’s built for multimedia use, built for gaming, or a phone with tremendous battery life, Infinix has you covered. But that doesn’t mean the company isn’t trying to push the envelope with smartphone innovation and design. Here is the Infinix ZERO Series comes into play. This is the company’s line of phones that come loaded with industry-leading features without breaking the bank. For example with the ZERO X smartphone, the company has partnered with the Royal Observatory Greenwich for the “Super Moon Mode” camera feature. There are those too ZERO Ultra and ZERO 20 smartphones launched earlier this year with 180W fast charging and a 60MP front camera with OIS, an industry first.
To continue this tradition, Infinix has launched its latest smartphone – the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023. Thanks to the use of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1080 chipset, 256GB of ROM and up to 13GB of RAM, a triple camera system with high refresh rates and unique software features, the new Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is quite convincing. On top of that, the smartphone is also competitively priced, which makes it possibly one of the best devices you can buy in the mid-range segment.
The first thing that strikes us all when we look at a smartphone is its design, and the design language that Infinix has chosen definitely stands out. Unlike most phones, which use a mix of metal and glass for the body, Infinix has opted for what’s known as a uni-curve design.
It features a flat side profile that makes it easier to hold the phone, but the edges are beveled, which is a pretty nice subtle touch. According to Infinix, the design of the smartphone was inspired by luxury sports cars, which is definitely reflected in the slim profile of the back of the phone.
Rather than creating a separate island for the camera modules, the company has opted for a continuous design that allows the camera hill to appear as part of the overall design. Infinix also points out that the materials chosen are durable and can withstand the rigors of everyday use.
The phone is offered in three colors – Pearly White, Coral Orange and Submariner Black. We have to say that Coral Orange is possibly our favorite color as it stands out from the crowd very well, especially with the Uni-Curve design.
If you love big displays on your smartphone for gaming, watching videos and surfing the web, the massive 6.78 inch display with a FHD Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 will not let you down. As expected from most modern smartphones these days, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 features a dynamic refresh rate of 60Hz/120Hz.
This is useful for conserving battery life, as the phone is able to dynamically adjust the panel’s refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on how it’s being used and what content is being viewed – giving users the best possible experience experience offers. That being said, for those who aren’t as concerned about battery life, you can actually set it to always display at 120Hz.
When it comes to performance, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is definitely no slouch. As mentioned, the handset is powered by MediaTek’s brand new Dimensity 1080 chipset. This is a chipset that features an octa-core design with two Arm Cortex-A78 cores clocked at a blazing-fast 2.6GHz while it also features the Mali-G68 GPU.
The phone also has 8GB of RAM, but thanks to Infinix’s use of RAM and ROM integration, the phone can “borrow” RAM from the phone’s 256GB of storage. This feature can activate an additional 5GB of RAM, giving the phone significantly more headroom for RAM-intensive tasks with a total of 13GB of RAM.
The MediaTek chipset also supports 5G connectivity. To improve overall battery life, Infinix implemented a feature called Clever 5G mode. This feature aggregates 5G and 4G network connections along the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to increase connectivity and network speeds while reducing the overall power consumption of the device.
Speaking of the battery, Infinix has also outfitted the ZERO 5G 2023 with a whopping 5,000mAh battery and support for 33W Safe Fast Charge. This fast charging safely charges the phone from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes at settings between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius, allowing for a quick charge throughout a long day.
In terms of actual battery life, the 5,000mAh battery is rated for 29 days of standby time or 32 hours of 5G calls.
With social media and the number of photos and videos people are taking, having a great camera is paramount when it comes to a new smartphone.
The Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is equipped with a triple camera system on the back with a 50 MP main sensor. Infinix has also integrated two additional 2 MP to capture depth information and macro photos. The main camera is equipped with AI-assisted features such as automatic scene recognition, which automatically adjusts the color, contrast and saturation according to the scene being recorded.
For example, if you shoot landscape photos with foliage, automatic scene recognition will produce more vivid greens with higher contrast. When capturing an image of the sky, the feature can help produce more vivid blue tones with a higher dynamic range.
Infinix has also developed a feature called Sky Remap, which can actually replace the sky in your photos with various presets that completely transform your shots. If you’re outdoors and it’s looking a bit cloudy, the Sky Remp feature can swap out the clouds for a clear blue sky, add a rainbow, or overlay a dramatic sunset.
The phone also features Infinix’s Super Night Mode and Night Filters, which preserve the details in your photos even when shooting at night or in a poorly lit room.
The dedicated film mode is ideal for videographers who want manual control when recording videos. There’s also support for slow-motion video recording at 960 fps, so you can capture every single frame.
The Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 runs standard on Android 12 with Infinix’s XOS 12 platform with additional features and customizations that make the phone a bit more unique compared to the competition.
A new feature built into XOS 12 is PC connectivity, making it compatible with the company’s recently launched ZERO Book laptops. It facilitates multi-device work and entertainment, as well as QR code scanning. There are other features too, like Smart Scenes and Infinix’s own digital assistant, which is smart enough to remember your usage habits, so it can present you with relevant information quickly and easily via a smart card flow.
The AI Gallery is also packed with advanced photo editing tools to customize the shots you’ve captured on the phone before sharing them with friends and family. The AI enhancements are also used to recognize the faces of the people in your photos. This makes it easy to find images of the same person when browsing your photo gallery, saving you time while also finding images you may have missed.
Prices and Availability
The Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is packed with great features, but its sticker price of $239 really makes it a compelling mid-range smartphone. While there are many competing devices with similar features, Infinix undercuts the competition to ensure you get the best possible value for money with the new ZERO 5G 2023.
Availability varies by region, so keep an eye out if you’re looking for a great value handset.