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.
Anything above 5.2 inches for me is humongous. A phone should be in the 5″ region. But these guys are really trying I have issues with the colour of their screens. No deep reds, blues etc. Cant match Samsung’s or Apple.
but at that price point, its very okay for them to get afew things wrong. i mean, for the avarage person, as long as the battery lasts all day and he can get online and run afew apps without the phone freezing on him, i dont think he’ll be concerned of the blacks not being deep enough.
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