Infinix Zero 5 Unboxing, First Impressions
Back in November, Infinix Mobility launched a new smartphone in the Philippines, sporting a 5.98-inch display, MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, 6GB RAM, dual-rear cameras, and a 4,350mAh battery – the Infinix Zero 5. Check out our unboxing and initial thoughts about the device below.
Before we dive into our hands-on, watch out unboxing and see what’s included in the package:
The first thing you’ll notice about the Infinix Zero 5 when you take it out of the box is its large footprint. It’s 166.38 mm tall and 82.38 mm wide. You can attribute the size to its large screen at 5.98-inches. Not to mention, the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with thick top and bottom bezels, which means one hand navigation would be difficult. By comparison, it’s larger than the 6-inch Huawei Mate 10 Pro and 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8+.
The screen has an IPS panel and Full HD resolution with a pixel density of 368ppi, which is still acceptable for its size. It’s mounted with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a screen protector is pre-installed.
Located above the display are the earpiece, sensor, the 16MP selfie camera, LED flash, and notifications light. The Zero 5 uses on-screen navigation so the bottom part is left unused.
On the left is the dedicated microSD card slot and tray.
While on the right, we have the volume rocker, textured power/lock button, and dual microSIM card slots.
Found at the bottom is the loudspeaker, USB-C port, main microphone, and 3.5mm audio port.
Flip it on its back and you will see the dual rear cameras consisting of a 12MP primary and a 13MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom, the LED flash, and the fingerprint scanner.
Despite the large size, the Zero 5 looks and feels premium. It is also nice to hold thanks to the metal body with tapered sides, chamfered edges, and 2.5D curved glass. The matte finish repels fingerprints and smudges well, while the Bordeaux Red color adds a degree of sophistication to its overall look. It’s hefty though, at 197g but understandable considering its materials and large 4,350mAh battery.
Powering the Zero 5 is a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core chipset, Mali-T880 MP2 GPU, 6GB RAM, and XOS 3.0 Hummingbird based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It yielded a score of 66,297 at AnTuTu’s benchmark which is not bad for a mid-range smartphone.
The Infinix Zero 5 is priced at Php13,999 (price updated as of February 1, 2018) and is now available for purchase at Lazada. See listing here.
Infinix Zero 5 specs:
5.98-inch 16:9 aspect ratio Full HD IPS display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Helio P25 MT6757 2.6GHz Octa-Core
Mali T880 MP2 GPU
6GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB Internal Storage
expandable up to 128GB via microSD
12MP Sony IMX386, f/2.0 aperture + 13MP telephoto, f/2.6 aperture, 2x optical zoom rear cameras, with dual-tone LED flash
16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera with LED flash
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS 3.0
4,350mAh battery with fast charging
166.38 x 82.38 x 7.95mm
Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red, and Sandstone Black