When it comes to smartphones, not everyone can necessarily afford to splurge on high-end flagships or foldables, spending more than $1,000. If you think you can’t bring yourself to spend that kind of money on a phone that you could change in the next 2-3 years, that’s actually an area that Infinix specializes in. diverse portfolio of smartphonesaimed at a variety of users and their needs.
Whether you’re looking for a phone that’s affordable, designed for multimedia consumption, built for gaming, or one with massive battery life, Infinix has you covered. But that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t want to push the boundaries with smartphone innovation and design. This is where the Infinix ZERO series comes in. This is the company’s range of phones that come with industry-leading features, without breaking the bank. For example with the ZERO X smartphone, the company partnered with the Royal Observatory Greenwich for the “Super Moon Mode” camera feature. There are also the ZERO Ultra and ZERO 20 smartphones launched earlier this year with 180W Fast Charge and a 60MP front camera with OIS, an industry first.
To continue that tradition, Infinix has launched its latest smartphone – the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023. Thanks to the use of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1080 chipset, 256 GB ROM and up to 13 GB RAM, a high refresh rate triple camera system and unique software features, the new Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is quite convincing. In addition, the smartphone is also competitively priced, making it perhaps one of the best devices that 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 Infinix has gone with certainly stands out. Unlike most phones that use a mix of metal and glass for the chassis, Infinix has opted for what they call the Uni-Curve design.
It has a flat side profile that makes the phone easier to hold, but the edges are beveled, which is quite a nice subtle touch. According to Infinix, the design of the smartphone is inspired by luxury sports cars, which is certainly reflected in the sleek profile of the back of the phone.
Instead of creating a separate island for the camera modules, the company has opted to use a continuous design that makes the camera hill feel part of the whole design. Infinix also points out that the materials they have chosen are hard-wearing and able to 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 really stands out in the crowd, especially with the Uni-Curve design.
If you are someone who likes big screens on their smartphone for gaming, watching videos and browsing the web, the huge 6.78-inch screen with a FHD Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 will not disappoint you. As expected from most modern smartphones these days, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 has a dynamic refresh rate of 60Hz/120Hz.
This is useful for extending battery life as the phone can dynamically adjust the panel refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on how it’s being used and the content being displayed, giving users the best possible experience. That said, for those not so concerned about battery life, you can set it to always display at 120 Hz.
When it comes to performance, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is certainly no slouch. As mentioned earlier, the handset is powered by The brand new Dimensity 1080 chipset from MediaTek. This is a chipset with an octa-core design featuring two Arm Cortex-A78 cores clocked at a blazing fast 2.6GHz while also featuring the Mali-G68 GPU.
The phone also comes with 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 enable an additional 5 GB of RAM, giving the phone significantly more headroom during RAM-intensive tasks with a total of 13 GB of RAM.
The MediaTek chipset also supports 5G connectivity. To improve overall battery life, Infinix has implemented a feature called Clever 5G Mode. This feature aggregates 5G and 4G network connections along the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to improve connectivity and network speed while reducing the overall power consumption of the device.
Speaking of battery, Infinix has also equipped the ZERO 5G 2023 with a massive 5000mAh battery and support for 33W Safe Fast Charge. Thanks to this fast charging, the phone can be safely charged from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes at settings between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius, giving it a quick charge on a long day.
In terms of actual battery life, the 5,000 mAh battery is rated for 29 days of standby time or 32 hours of 5G calls.
Due to social media and the amount of photos and videos people take, having a great set of cameras is paramount on a new smartphone.
The Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is equipped with a triple camera system on the back with a 50MP main sensor. Infinix also added two additional 2MP to capture depth information and macro photos. The main camera has been enhanced with AI-powered features such as Auto Scene Detection that automatically adjusts colour, contrast and saturation based on the scene you’re capturing.
For example, when shooting landscape photos with foliage, Auto Scene Detection produces more vivid greens with higher contrast. When taking a picture of the sky, this feature can help produce a more vibrant blue with a higher dynamic range.
Infinix has also developed a feature called Sky Remap that can actually swap the sky in your photos with more different presets that will completely transform your photos. If you’re outside and it’s looking a little cloudy, the Sky Remp feature can swap 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 that preserve the detail in your photos, even if they’re taken at night or in a dimly lit room.
The special movie mode is ideal for videographers who want manual control when shooting video. There’s also support for 960fps slow-motion video recording, so you can capture every frame.
Out of the box, the Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 runs on Android 12 with Infinix’s XOS 12 platform with additional features and tweaks that make the phone a bit more unique compared to its competition.
A new feature built into XOS 12 is a PC connection that makes it compatible with the company’s recently unveiled ZERO Book laptops. It makes working and entertainment with multiple devices easier, as well as scanning QR codes. There are also other features like Smart Scenes and Infinix’s own digital assistant that will be smart enough to remember your usage habits so it can quickly and easily present information relevant to you through a smart card flow.
The AI Gallery is also packed with advanced photo editing tools, allowing you to adjust the photos you’ve taken with the phone before sharing them with friends and family. The AI enhancements are also used to help recognize the faces of the people in your photos. This makes it easy to find images of the same person when searching your photo gallery, saving you time while also finding images you may have overlooked.
Prices and availability
The Infinix ZERO 5G 2023 is packed with great features, but its $239 sticker price really makes it an attractive mid-range smartphone. While there are many competing devices with similar features, Infinix undercuts the competition to ensure you get the best possible value with the new ZERO 5G 2023.
As for availability, this will vary from region to region, so keep an eye out if you’re looking for a value-for-money handset.