Infinix Zero X Pro First Impressions Review: Big Ambitions

Infinix Zero X Pro First Impressions Review

Infinix Zero X Pro is finally here and the tech company fit in new upgrades that elevate the Zero series to an even more premium category than ever.

While you wait for our full review, here’s our first look and what to expect.

The phone comes in a tall black box that contains the phone itself, type-c charging cable, 45W power brick, premium looking earphones, stickers, screen protector, a textured and grippy black rubber case, sim ejector tool, user guides and warranty.

Infinix Zero X Pro features Galaxy Dual Glass Back finish and light finishing.

The smartphone comes in Tuscany Brown, Nebula Black(our unit) and Starry Silver.

The Nebula Black version has a starry pattern.

The back sports a 108MP triple camera setup that also includes an 8MP ultrawide lens with 120 degrees field-of-view and an 8MP periscope lens with 5X Optical zoom and 60X hybrid zoom.

Coming to the front is the 6.67″ AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution and 515 nits in terms of brightness.

The display is pretty vivid and crisp and delivered Sharp details and high contrast perfect for enjoying multimedia content.

Infinix tossed in a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz sampling rate that makes animations, swipes and scrolling more smooth especially when gaming.

For biometric authentication, we have an inbuilt fingerprint reader and face unlock.

On the right side is the power button next to the volume buttons.

We have a speaker grille, Type-C port, microphone and a headphone jack at the bottom.

At 6.67″, the phone is the right size and weight – not too unwieldy large and not too compact – the right form factor to use even one-handed.

Keeping everything running smoothly is a Helio G95 processor and Mali G76 GPU coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. Infinix Zero XPro features extended RAM up to 3GB which means the phone can now have 11GB of RAM.

The new chips delivered a marked improvement over last year’s Infinix Zero 8.

I didn’t experience any stutters during my day-to-day tasks and y occasional hits of heavy gaming.

The Infinix Zero X can handle my heavy workload that includes switching between multiple apps that stayed open when I went back to them as opposed to restarting which was handy – phones should be this reliable no matter what you throw at them.

great multitasker

My gaming experience was buttery smooth – ranging from indulging in long sessions on PUBG Mobile, Genshin Impact, Call of Duty Mobile, GrimValour to light games like Ninja Arashi, Asphalt 9: Legends, Linn Path of Orchards, Two Dots, and Alto’s Odyssey.

Infinix Zero X comes running Android 11 and XOS 7.6 straight out of the box.

XOS 7.6 has nifty features like App Lock, XClone, XProof that obscure the screen when using the phone in public, Game Zone, Sound localization, DTS audio processing, Dar-Link Ultimate Game Booster and Thunder Back Mode 2.0 to easily switch from one app to another.

Infinix’s Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster optimization engine software, which works with the smartphone’s hardware to improve graphic image stability and screen sensitivity.

I had no hiccups navigating the interface. The software experience has significantly improved but there are still a few bloatware apps that you can either uninstall or disable to your liking.

I am also hoping that Infinix brings the Android 12 update to this phone with the XOS 10 update too.

Infinix Zero X Pro ships with a 4500mAh battery and 45W fast charging.

I was getting an average 7 hours with all the settings high – high refresh rate, mobile data an on, location, on, Bluetooth on, brightness high and I was ending the day with between 10 and 15% of charge. I’m pretty sure on light use, the phone can pull a day and a half.

45W fast charging comes when you need to quickly top up the charge.

11 minutes takes you from 1% to 33 minutes, 26 minutes takes you from 1% to 69%, 45 minutes takes you from 1% to 93% and to charge from 1% to full takes 56 minutes.

absolute standout numbers in terms of battery charging and performance

These are pretty impressive numbers.

Finally, we delve into the cameras – the Infinix Zero X Pro highlight feature.

As pointed above, Infinix went big, literally with the optics.

We have autofocus on all three cameras – main, telephoto and ultra-wide. The main camera and the telephoto also sport OIS(object image stabilisation) Video gets EIS.

We have a 108MP main lens coupled with 8MP ultrawide and 8MP periscope lens(5X lossless zoom and 60X digital zoom)

At the front is a 16MP selfie camera.

There are twelve modes to play around which includes Google Lens.

Modes range from AI cam(default), 108MP mode, Beauty, Bokeh, SuperNight, Video, Slow Motion, Pro, Panorama, SuperMoon, Video SuperMacro, TimeLapse, and Documents.

Video can be shot at 4K 30fps, 1080P at either 60 or 30fps and 720P at 30fps. Both Bokeh video and Ultra Steady mode can be shot at 1080p at 30fps.

A separate camera review is in the works so stay tuned for that.

Early Vedict

Infinix’s new additions that include the AMOLED 120Hz screen, Helio G95 chip, 45W fast charging, 108MP triple camera setup, are absolutely welcome, and they make the Zero X Pro unquestionably the best iteration in this series so far.

Stay tuned for our full review.

Pricing and Availability

Infinix Zero X goes from Ksh 36,999.

The Infinix Zero X series smartphone is available offline at the company’s retails stores countrywide and online too at XPARK – their official online store and other online e-commerce partners.