Infinix Zero 8 Hands-On
Infinix has launched its latest, mid-range smartphone, the Infinix Zero 8. The company has been on a streak putting out some solid performing devices at more affordable price tags compared to other competitors, and this one is no exception. Anyway, let’s not waste any more time. Let’s check this guy out.
We have to give it to these guys for the really eye-catching packaging that trickles down all the way to the actual device itself. The unit that we have here comes in the Black Diamond color variant, but it shows a slight blue tinge under certain lighting scenarios. We have a polycarbonate glossy rear panel with this interesting V-shaped design, with one side having a more holographic reflection than the other.
It compliments that sweet-looking diamond-shaped camera module housing all your shooting paraphernalia that does protrude just a bit, but nothing the free jelly case can’t fix. It also feels good to hold, although this will definitely be much better for two-handed use.
On the left side sits the Triple card tray, while on the right are your volume rocker keys, along with the power button that doubles as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
There’s nothing on the top of the phone, but at the bottom, we are greeted with your USB Type-C port, single bottom-firing speakers, your microphone, and a 3.5mm jack, which is always a treat to have still.
Taking a quick look at the screen, we’re getting a massive 6.85-inch FHD+ display with a screen refresh rate of 90Hz, which is a good enough jump from 60Hz in terms of gaming and on-screen animations. We can also bid a farewell to the dated notches, as we’re getting a more modern pill-shaped front camera cutout on the top left corner. The Zero 8 also has very minimal bezels, with the bottom being the thickest, but even, so it still boasts quite an impressive looking front-end.
Quickly heading over to the cameras, we’re getting a quad-shooter setup going on over here. That’s a 64MP Sony IMX 686 main sensor, an 8MP for ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor, and another 2MP sensor for what could be another lens for depth sensing, while at the very bottom sits the quad LED-flash module.
At the front of the phone, you can find those dual cameras boasting a 48MP main and 8MP ultra-wide selfie shooter. Check out the samples below:
Powering the Infinix Zero 8 is a mighty Mediatek Helio G90T processor, consisting of an octa-core chipset with a max clock speed of 2.05GHz for the dual Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.00GHz.
It’s also paired with a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, as well as liquid cooling technology, so it’s safe to say that this should be more than capable of handling long hours of gaming, and as well as handling daily tasks since our unit boasts a hefty 8GB of RAM along with 128GB of onboard storage, that’s expandable up to another 128GB via a MicroSD Card. The Infinix Zero 8 also runs on the XOS 7 based on Android 10 and has a pretty alright User Interface, but might come along with what a lot might consider as bloatware, so keep that in mind.
The Zero 8 is also equipped with a 4,500 mAh capacity battery with 33w supercharge support. We’re expecting some good results from this device, so stay tuned for our battery and charging test as we are just as curious.
With a commendable Helio G90T chipset, 8GB of RAM, and a 90Hz display, it’s safe enough for us to say that this will be another solid bang-for-buck performer. The Infinix Zero 8 comes with a price tag of PHP 12,990. To find out more, stay tuned for our full review.
Infinix Zero 8 specs:
6.85-inch FHD+ 90Hz display
180Hz touch sampling rate
MediaTek Helio G90T CPU
Expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD slot
• 64MP Sony IMX686 main
• 8 MP ultra-wide
• 2MP ultra-night video
• 2MP depth
• 48MP main
• 8MP wide-angle
Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
USB Type C
Multi-Dimensional Liquid cooling Technology
X OS 7 (Android 10)
4,500mAh battery w/ 33W charging
168.74 x 76.08 x 9.07 mm
Black Diamond, Green Diamond, Silver Diamond