Infinix has just announced their flagship device for the year 2017/2015, the Infinix Zero 5 in Dubai. The new flagship comes in a pair of two, the standard Zero 5 and a higher storage Zero 5 Pro. The Zero 5’s highlights include a dual camera set up, something that we have seen in a lot of flagships this year. We have also seen this year’s Infinix adopt the modern USB Type-C for fast charging and data transfers, however, we still get the traditional, more familiar 18:9 aspect ratio with both devices.
The Infinix Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro are literally the same phone, the only difference being that the Zero 5 Pro comes with a whopping 128GB of internal storage. The other specs, like I said are very very similar, which included a 5.98-inch (1920×1080) Full HD display, 6GB of RAM, a Helio P25 processor (MT6757), Android 7.0 Nougat with a promised upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo and a massive 4350mAh battery.
The dual cameras on the back are a combination of a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto lens for lossless 2x zoom. The selfie camera is a 16MP lens. Both the front and main cameras are capable of taking portrait shots, where the focus is on the subject and the background is blurred.
Well, we have the Infinix Zero 5 Pro with us and inside the box, you will get:
- The Phone
- A transparent case
- USB-C cable and wall adapter
- Standard pair of earphones
- Usual paperwork
With the little time that I have spent with the Zero 5 Pro, I have to admit that the device is quite huge, if you had any hopes of using this phone with one hand, throw that out the window. The rest of the design is actually pleasant, especially the Pro variant which comes in black with gold and bronze highlights around the chamfers, fingerprint reader, speaker grills and around the cameras. The standard Zero 5 comes in either black, gold or red.
The software is typical Infinix and anyone who has used an Infinix device before will feel right at home. The fingerprint reader is fast enough and the camera has been impressive, to say the least. The standard Zero 5 will be retailing at Ksh.26,999 which undercuts its main competitor, TECNO Phantom 8, which was launched just the other day. We have not received pricing information for the Zero 5 pro but going with Infinix’s tradition, it will be less than Ksh.30,000.
We made an unboxing and first impressions video, which I highly recommend you take time to watch, before making the decision to buy the Infinix Zero 5: