Infinix has updated its flagship Zero line with the Infinix Zero Ultra that finally matches its competitors and even beats them spec for spec.

It’s an enormous deal for the company that’s trying to make a name for itself in the premium smartphone space. They’ve upped their game in a big way – bringing a 120Hz curved AMOLED superbright screen, luxurious clean design,  superfast 180W fast charging, incredible performance, photography performance worth its name featuring a 200MP camera and excellent battery life.

Is the buzz worth the hype? We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but yes – the two do match so far.

UNBOXING:

Opening the box, you get the phone, service card, a box containing the sim ejector tool, XPARK invite, screen protector, and a card with a QR code that gives you access to a limited edition animated NFT of the company’s Xbox explorer- yes, Infinix has hopped on the NFT trend. we also get a clear case, a dongle, type-c earphones, a type-c to type-c charging cable and a 180W adapter now with a type-c port too. Infinix went all in with type-c this year.

DESIGN

The Infinix Zero Ultra went premium with its look. Coming in Coslight Silver in our unit but there’s an option for Genesis Noir. The Coslight Silver has a back panel designed with spreading lines from the universe called the Kármán lines.

We see a triple camera array that has the 200MP lens which we’ll talk about later.

Infinix Zero Ultra Secondary microphone and top facing speaker
Infinix Zero Ultra Secondary microphone and top facing speaker

At the top, we have the secondary microphone and top-facing speaker while the bottom has the type-c port, primary microphone, bottom-facing speaker and slot for dual nano sim cards.

Infinix Zero Ultra Bottom facing speaker, Type-C charging port, main microphone and sim card slot
Infinix Zero Ultra Bottom facing speaker, Type-C charging port, main microphone and sim card slot

To the side are the volume rockers and power buttons with a green accent.

You’ll notice that this isn’t a normal flat display. We get an upgrade as this is now a 71-degree curved waterfall 6.8″ screen.

Infinix went big with the display as this is a 120Hz AMOLED screen with a peak brightness of 900 nits which is above what some premium midrange smartphones offer in the country. It is slightly interrupted by the centre punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera.

Infinix Zero Ultra Curved AMOLED, 900 nits brightness, and 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate
Infinix Zero Ultra Curved AMOLED, 900 nits brightness, and 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate

For biometrics, we have a quick face unlock and a speedy under-display fingerprint reader.

At 900 nits and AMOLED and 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate – there’s nothing this screen can’t handle even when you’re out and about under the harsh direct sunlight. You can do a lot with it – from binge-watching your favourite movies and tv shows, browsing, checking Instagram and Twitter and gaming too. That curved design and ultra smoothness and the improved X-axis Linear Vibration Motor for better haptics are a nice touch and you’ll love interacting with the phone.

Talk about big-screen energy.

The overall design screams excellence.

PERFORMANCE

Design isn’t the only thing that Infinix refreshed – they increased the power they packed in the Zero Ultra to be in line and overmatch its competitors. We have a Dimensity 920 5G chipset paired with Mali-G68 MC4  8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. You can also expand the RAM offered up to 13Gb with the additional 5GB Virtual RAM.

Android 12 and XOS 12 come baked in. XOS 12 is Infinix’s latest user interface and is leaner and thanks to the high refresh rate, it makes interacting with its features so buttery smooth. We get features like Lightning Multiwindow, memfusion, smart panel, social turbo, game mode, Peek Proof and more.

The whole setup makes the phone handle everything with so much ease – be it light tasks to playing demanding games and other multitasking needs.

You won’t have to worry about lagging with the Infinix Zero Ultra.

CAMERAS

The biggest improvement comes to the cameras and not just the hardware aspect. We get a 200MP triple main camera setup which uses Digital Overlap High Dynamic Range.

Infinix Zero Ultra 200MP triple main camera setup
Infinix Zero Ultra 200MP triple main camera setup

 The two other cameras include a 13MP ultrawide and an additional 2MP camera.

For the front, we get a 32MP selfie camera.

Infinix Zero Ultra 32MP selfie camera
Infinix Zero Ultra 32MP selfie camera

Infinix upped its video recording resolution and quality all the way to 4K 30fps with the option to switch to 1080p 60fos and 30fps.

The front camera records 1080p video at 30fps.

The Zero Ultra takes some of the best photos and I was making an audible wow each time I took a shot. It’s that amazing.

The photos are rich in colour, detail, sharpness and dynamic range. You’ll end up posting all of them on social media with guaranteed 100 likes or more.

This same performance is maintained with lowlight performance too. This goes for night selfies and portraits as seen above.

The video performance is amazing. We get the same sharpness and high dynamic range for high-quality videos. You’ll be proud to post on Instagram Stories and WhatsApp status and YouTube too.

BATTERY LIFE

Infinix packed a 4500mAh battery with the Zero Ultra. The company also brought superfast charging. Even faster than the Note 12 VIP’s 120W fast charging.

The Zero Ultra has a 180W Thunder charge – the fastest in the country so far. You need 10 minutes to go from empty to 69%. Nice. Another 9 minutes to full charge.

There’s a neat Furious mode to enable you to take advantage of this Thunder charge.

For safety, the charger uses GaN(Gallium Nitride) tech, which brings small size and high conversion while producing less heat.

The 4500mAh battery has an ultra-thin and super large VC soaking plate and also has 4 layers of large graphite sheets plus 11 layers of heat dissipation materials to keep the phone cool while it charges.

You are getting really good battery life too as with heavy use, I was averaging 8 hours screen on-time.

VERDICT

As we had mentioned earlier – Infinix’s latest premium smartphone puts the u in ultra with its high spec flagship quality features packed in a top midrange phone. It Is not only a distinct upgrade over its rivals but also its predecessor. The company has refined its hardware and software strategy to give consumers more value for money with the Infinix Zero Ultra.

Other midrange rivals better watch out as Infinix is coming big and hard as seen by the Zero Ultra.

It gets our seal of approval as our best-value pick.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

Infinix Zero Ultra pricing isn’t official but we’ll add the details later.

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  1. Seems like a good smartphone choice because the integrated Dimensity 920 can support both gaming and 5G connectivity seamlessly.

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