Another year, another Infinix smartphone. This time round it is the Infinix Zero 3 which will soon be available in Kenya.
In the box
The first thing you’ll notice is that the box of the Infinix Zero 3 is exactly the same as that of its predecessor, the Infinix Zero 2.
Inside the box you get a clear TPU case that really looks nice on the device, a user manual, a SIM ejection tool, a USB cable and a power adaptor. There are no headsets in the box.
- Display: 5.5 inch HD IPS 1920 x 1080 pixels (400ppi) protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 maxing at a clock speed of 2.2 GHz
- Memory: 16/32 GB internal memory (expandable expandable via microSD); 3 GB RAM
- Camera: 20.7 megapixels rear sensor with Point Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and a dual-tone LED flash. Also shoots 4K video; 5-megapixels front-facing sensor
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Battery: 3,030mAh (non-removable)
- Network: 3G, 4G LTE
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Others: Dual-SIM, FM radio, fast-charging support
- Colour: Luxurious Gold
Late last year, we reviewed the Infinix Zero 2, the second iteration of Infinix’s mid-range Zero smartphone lineup. It was impressive, yes, but there was a but. It got basics like the memory right. Still, something felt amiss. I don’t know what it was since the design was on point and save for the colour peeling off and a camera that was neither here nor there, there was hardly anything wrong with it. Well, that changes with the new Infinix Zero 3. I’ve had the device for just a day and it has already left a lasting impression.
There are several upgrades that the Infinix Zero 3 brings. A new design that sees Kevlar dropped for a new glass back. A move to the new XUI that we saw on another Infinix smartphone, the Note 2. A bigger battery unit and a new 20.7 megapixel Sony camera sensor are just some of the most notable improvements to the Zero lineup. The Infinix Zero 3 also happens to be the first 4G LTE smartphone from Infinix in the Kenyan smartphone market. While the LTE version of the Note 2 is already out, it is yet to hit the market locally so this one goes first and this is huge for the Infinix brand.
The Infinix Zero 3 has a marked price of Kshs 25,000. Buyers will likely get it at a much lower price as is always the norm with Infinix smartphones. This means that it competes directly with other notable mid-range smartphones unveiled in the past one year like the Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3.
We’ll be taking the Infinix Zero 3 through its paces in the next few days before posting our full review soon.
The phone starts selling on Monday, 18th January at Kshs 18,500 through e-commerce site Jumia.