In India, Infinix is known for its low-cost, large-screen smartphones like the Infinix Hot 20. However, with its Zero series of smartphones, the company is attempting to enter the mid-budget segment with some promising features and premium specifications. Infinix has released the Zero Ultra and Zero 20, and here are our initial impressions of both devices.
Beginning with the Infinix Zero 20, this smartphone appears to have design elements in common with the Oppo F21s Pro and the Vivo V23, particularly the Glitter Gold finish. It has smooth sides and a metal frame, according to Infinix. The power button with an integrated fingerprint sensor and volume controls are on the right, while the SIM tray is on the left. On the bottom are a USB Type-C charging port, a 3.5mm headphone port, a microphone, and a bottom-firing speaker.
The Infinix Zero 20 is available in three colours: Glitter Gold, Green Fantasy, and Deep Grey, all with matte textures. The back panel is not made of glass and does not attract fingerprints, but the frame is not.
The lack of an Infinix logo on the Zero 20 was unexpected, and for some reason, all we have is a 'Zero' inscription on the back panel. On this device, the camera module protrudes quite a bit. We have three cameras and a flash set up here.
On the back of the Infinix Zero 20, there is a 108-megapixel primary camera (no OIS), a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, you also get a high-resolution 60-megapixel camera with OIS. During my brief time with the device, I found the colours to be fairly true to life in photos taken with both the rear and front cameras. To capture images at the full 108-megapixel resolution, however, one must still delve deep into the camera UI, which is a letdown.
In terms of display, the Infinix Zero 20 has a large 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that is fairly sharp and produces nice colours in my opinion. This device should make it more enjoyable to consume content. The bezels are thin and do not obstruct the viewing experience. The MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, a 6nm processor capable of performing basic tasks smoothly, powers this smartphone. If the included 45W power adaptor isn't enough to get you through a day of mixed usage, the 4500mAh battery should suffice. Keep in mind that this is a 4G smartphone that still comes with Android 12.
The Infinix Zero Ultra is the big gun now. It comes in two different colours: Genesis Noir and Coslight Silver. It has an aluminium body and a power and volume button on the right. The SIM tray, USB Type-C port, speaker grille, and microphone are all on the bottom, with an additional noise-cancelling microphone on top. The Zero Ultra's frame is also glossy, which attracts a lot of fingerprints. The buttons have a satisfying click to them.
The Genesis Noir colour option is a mix of faux-leather and glass, which is a novel look for a smartphone in this price range, but it does not appear to be very practical in my opinion. There's a chance you'll scratch the leather sides of this phone unless you use a case. The back is made of glass, and the Coslight Silver colour variant has a pattern that looks distinctive despite being a fingerprint magnet.
The Infinix Zero Ultra features a 200-megapixel primary rear camera with OIS from Samsung. A 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an LED flash are also included. There's also a front-facing 32-megapixel camera. The cameras appear to produce high-quality images with accurate colours, and the camera UI provides a plethora of options.
This phone has a 6.8-inch curved-edge 120Hz AMOLED display with an integrated fingerprint sensor, giving it a premium feel right away. The content is fairly smooth, and the display is quite sharp. With a peak brightness of 900 nits, viewing content on this panel should be easy in most circumstances.
The Infinix Zero Ultra comes with a 4500mAh battery and a 180W fast-charging adaptor. According to Infinix, the phone can charge to 100% in just 12 minutes. The MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC powers the Infinix Zero Ultra, which supports 5G.
The Infinix Zero 20 is only available in one configuration in India, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 15,999. The Infinix Zero Ultra costs Rs. 29,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration. Please share your thoughts on these new offerings in the comments section.