The Infinix Zero 30 5G has a really nice 144Hz curved AMOLED screen, which makes watching movies and playing games a great experience. You can also record high-quality 4K videos at 60fps with both the front and rear cameras, which is something social media influencers will find interesting. However, the front camera doesn’t work well in low light, and Infinix only promises one major software update, which is not ideal. But, overall, the phone meets most important requirements and can be a good choice for many people.
Infinix Zero 30 5G Feature
The Infinix Zero 30 5G is a mid-range smartphone that was launched in September 2023. It has a number of impressive features, including:
- Display: The Infinix Zero 30 5G has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The display is also HDR10+ certified, so it can produce vivid and realistic colors.
- Performance: It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 processor, which is a capable mid-range chipset. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
- Cameras: The Zero 30 5G has a triple-lens rear camera system with a 108MP main sensor, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. It also has a 50MP front-facing camera for selfies.
- Battery: The Zero 30 5G has a 5000mAh battery that supports 68W fast charging. This means that you can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in under 30 minutes.
- Software: The Zero 30 5G ships with Android 13 and XOS 13.1. XOS is Infinix’s custom skin for Android, and it offers a number of features and customizations.
Design and Display
When I first held the Zero 30, I immediately noticed how slim it was. It’s only 7.9mm thick, so it fits easily in your pocket. I’m usually concerned about slim phones being fragile and not durable enough for everyday use. Additionally, this phone has a curved display, which made me even more doubtful. To address these concerns, I decided to do a simple bend test on the phone. I didn’t go all-out like JerryRigEverything, but the phone seemed very sturdy and well-made during this test.
The front of the phone has a big and clear screen. It’s 6.7 inches in size and has a fancy name, “FHD+ 3D curved AMOLED display,” with a special feature called “refresh rate” that makes things look super smooth. If you’re used to a regular 60Hz screen, this phone’s display will definitely feel better.
You can choose how fast you want the screen to refresh, with three options: 60Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz. You can also let the phone decide which one to use based on what you’re doing. However, unlike some other screens, this one can only switch between these three choices.
The Infinix Zero 30 5G has a triple-lens rear camera system with a 108MP main sensor, a 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. It also has a 50MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The main camera on the phone has a high megapixel count of 108MP and comes with features like f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, and OIS support. Additionally, the phone has a 13MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP third camera.
I took pictures with the main camera, and they were good, but not incredibly detailed, even though it’s a 108MP camera. When I zoomed in on the pictures, even things that weren’t very far away didn’t have as much detail as I expected from a high-resolution camera. The middle of the picture looked sharp, but as you got closer to the edges, the details weren’t as clear.
The videos shot from the rear camera were good in terms of quality but if you are planning to shoot these videos while on the move, you should know that the videos will turn out to be slightly shaky. Despite the presence of OIS, in my testing, I found the videos shot with the phone’s primary camera setup to be unstable.
Performance and software
The Infinix Zero 30 has a MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chip inside it. This chip has eight cores in its CPU, with four of them being super-fast at 2.6 GHz (these are like the powerhouses) and the other four are good for regular tasks at 2.0 GHz. It also has a Mali-G77 MC9 graphics processor for handling the graphics in games and apps.
On the software side, the phone comes with XOS V13.1.0, and it has some apps already installed when you first use it. Whether this is annoying or not depends on what you like. If you’ve used XOS before, you’ll find familiar features like Game Mode, XClone, and Lightning Multi-Window.
The brand also added a smart AI assistant called ‘Folax,’ powered by chatGPT. It’s really good at doing its job. Since it uses one of the best AI tools out there, it’s great at understanding what you mean and answering your questions. But, for some things like playing music, it might suggest downloading certain apps.
Battery and Charging
The Zero 30 5G has a 5,000mAh battery, and it supports fast charging at 68W. If you use the phone with the high 144Hz screen setting, you’ll probably need to recharge it by the end of the day, even if you fully charged it in the morning. But if you use a lower screen refresh rate, it could last you for more than a day. The good thing is that the fast charging is speedy, so recharging it doesn’t take as long as it does with some other phones.
In our PCMark battery test, the phone lasted for 12 hours and 37 minutes with the ‘Automatic-switch Refresh rate’ option enabled. With the display refresh rate set at 60Hz, you can achieve even better results. The phone managed to charge from 0-100% per cent in less than an hour, which is particularly impressive as well.
The Infinix Zero 30 5G has some impressive features like a great design, a stunning display, and a powerful processor. However, it does have some issues, especially with its camera in low-light conditions. Additionally, it’s disappointing that the brand only provides one year of software support for this phone, given its potential.
Overall, this phone is a worthy buy for most people with a budget below Rs 25,000.