It’s a value-for-money smartphone. Whether or not you call it a budget smartphone somewhat depends on the market in which it’s being sold – and you’re considering it – but at this price-point, the Infinix Zero 8 is quite a feature-set. It may not necessarily be the best at any one given thing, but what you’re really looking at here is the spec list for the money, fast charge, 4500mAh battery and camera versatility.
Design and Display
Like the POCO X3, it’s got a flashy back – the diamond-like camera cutout leaves a striking impression on anyone checking it out. The whole thing has a really premium feel to it – we actually like the symmetry thing they’ve done with the back design where even the flash fits in perfectly. The silver color on all Zero 8s has this rainbow effect depending on the angle any light is hitting it.
Starting on the outside, the device sports a plastic back. The phone has a 6.85-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
At first, the experience was fairly snappy. The display looks seamless and smooth, probably because the settings are already set at a standard 90Hz refresh rate. There’s a capsule-like dual-camera cutout in the top-left, and the bezels are quite small for a spec sheet this great and a price so low. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which doubles as a power button.
Infinix Zero 8 comes in Silver Diamond, Black Diamond and Green Diamond colors.
Internals and Storage
The guts sport a MediaTek Helio G90T chipset supported by Mali G76 GPU. The phone Infinix sent us packs 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, expandable with a microSDXC slot.
Infinix Zero 8 comes with the latest X OS out of the box on top of Android 10.
Perhaps the most prominent feature on the phone is the diamond-shaped quad camera at the back. There’s a 64MP main sensor, including 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors. There’s no telephoto lens, and honestly you wouldn’t feel the need for it, even if you’re a photographer.
The main sensor is probably going to be the best performer of the bunch. You are going to get some camera versatility, all your different focal ranges covered and whatnot. Other features include 4k 30fps video recording, dark mode and AI control.
The front camera inside the capsule cutout is a dual-sensor module with a 48MP+8MP pairing. This module supports 1080p video recording at 30fps.
An encouraging 4500mAh battery coupled with 33W fast charging provides another neat outlook the phone with such a commanding spec list. Perhaps the best indicator of battery power – according to a few feature-geeks in our team – is the charging animation you get to see when plugged to the 33W fast charger. You’ll know it when you see it!
It’s a good phone, more like it’s a value-added phone with an awesome spec-sheet and good price. The Zero 8 feels like a big upgrade from the previous Note 7 series that had a few more cons than pros, to be honest. There’s the big battery, refresh and sampling rates, fast charging, and a vinyl-esque design on the back. You get a good camera, a good chipset, and a price-tag that compliments everything.