Today, we’ll look at the Infinix Zero X Pro, which is considered to be among the most affordable of the bunch of smartphones with 120Hz AMOLED displays. Despite this, this phone bears no resemblance to anything cheap. It has an 20:9 display, a considerable fast octa-core chipset, and triple rear camera setup that takes impressive photos.
Design and Display
The Infinix Zero X Pro looks and feels incredibly premium with its overall finish. The front part of the phone (in Nebula Black design) gives an iPhonesque look while its back panel is adorned with stellar (literally) glassy design. The tiny stars in the design reflect light casted on it, which gives it a more premium look.
The gadget has a triple-slot tray, which is useful for individuals who cannot afford to give up a SIM card for more storage. Switches can be found on the right side of the device, and the 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker and Type C port is located at the bottom.
The Infinix Zero X Pro has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that’s perfect for both gaming and media consumption. You won’t get wrong with the devices with this type of display. In fact, if there’s anything that’s really good about the Infinix Zero X Pro, it would be its display. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2400, and has a pixel density of 395.
Hardware and Software
The Infinix Zero X Pro is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 12nm chipset, which is said to be 9% more efficient than the Helio G90T. It also includes 8GB of RAM, which should be sufficient for most users, especially mobile gamers.
When it comes to daily duties, the phone handles them like a hot knife through butter. I didn’t see any delay, stuttering, or lags while navigating the user interface while using it as a daily driver. Apps were likewise quick to open, and switching between them was simple.
Of course, many of you are undoubtedly wondering how the 9% translates into gaming and battery management. That implies you’ll be able to play Mobile Legends and Pokemon Unite smoothly on medium settings. You may also play CODM mobile on high settings without issues. Another thing to mention is that the phone’s thermals are under-managed, as I only noticed heat buildup on the back panel while playing games.
At the time of writing, the device is running XOS 7.6 on top of Android 11, which has a slightly overcrowded design and appearance. Despite this aesthetic issue, it does have a number of software features that are meant to optimize the user experience. It also has extra display modes so you can maximize its AMOLED display, Kids Mode so you can easily hand it over to your kid who can accidentally access your files or change your settings, voice assistance, and a lot more.
In terms of performance, you’ll get as expected from a smartphone with a fairly powerful midrange chipset. It performs just as fast as the realme 8 and Tecno Phantom X based on our artificial benchmark, and its real-life performance goes similarly just as well as the scores.
Let’s now focus our attention on its set of cameras. The primary set of cameras includes a whopping 108MP f/1.8 camera. It’s complemented with an 8MP f/3.4 periscope telephoto lens and 8MP f/2.3 ultrawide lens.
The selfie camera is a 16MP wide-angle lens with Dual-LED flash that is capable of shopping 4K and 1080p at 30fps.
The selfie camera takes detailed selfies albeit, the depth of field effect has some pixelation and blurring issues. It isn’t exactly a major issue and I’m pretty sure that it can easily be patched via software.
The main camera is the best in the lot as it has both the hardware and features needed to nail every shot. I have a major concern though because when I was shooting in HDR mode, some of the photos I took did not entirely process.
Apart from the aforementioned issue, most of the photos are color accurate and did not have contrast issues, provided that you have good lighting conditions.
Power comes with a drawback. This is one of my major issues with the Infinix Zero X Pro. From 100% full charge, it barely made more than 10 hours based on my battery test, and my personal experience did not deviate from it. I certainly believe that this is caused by the phone’s poor thermal management, which I hope to be addressed via software patched. For what it’s worth, Infinix needs to check on the efficiency of its AI so it can easily balance both power draw and performance, especially when using applications and games.
The Infinix Zero X Pro is an intriguing gadget. It has a luxurious appearance and feel, the AMOLED display is eye candy, the gaming performance is more than adequate, and the software, while crowded, appears to be packed with useful functions.
On the other hand, while its cameras are still rough around the edges, it does produce decent-looking images. The depth of field effect, as well as the details, can be improved further, and the focusing speed can be increased. Battery life has room for growth too, considering that its counterparts can last longer.
The Infinix Zero X Pro is now available for PhP14,990 via Lazada.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.