Infinix Zero Ultra and Zero 20 First Impressions: Specs Overhaul
Infinix is known for its cheap, big screen smartphones in India like Infinix Hot 20. However, with the Zero series of smartphones, the company is approaching the mid-budget segment with some promising features and high-end specifications. Infinix has show the Not super and Zero 20 and here are our initial thoughts on both devices.
Starts with Infinix Zero 20This smartphone seems to have similar design elements between Oppo F21s Pro and Vivo V23, especially the Sparkling Gold finish. It has smooth sides and Infinix claims the frame is made of metal. On the right, we have the power button with integrated fingerprint sensor and volume control buttons; while on the left we have the SIM tray. The USB Type-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone port, microphone and speakerphone are all located on the bottom edge.
The Infinix Zero 20 comes in three color options, Sparkling Gold, Virtual Green, and Dark Gray, all with a matte texture. The back is not made of glass and does not attract fingerprints but the same cannot be said about the frame.
It was a surprise to not see the Infinix logo on the Zero 20 and for some reason all we got was the words ‘Zero’ on the rear panel. The camera module protrudes quite a bit on this device. We have a triple camera setup here, along with a flash.
The Infinix Zero 20 has a 108-megapixel main camera (without OIS), a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the back. You also get a high-resolution 60-megapixel camera on the front that supports OIS. In my little time using the device, I found colors to be quite realistic in photos taken with both the rear and front cameras. However, to take pictures at full 108-megapixel resolution, one still has to dig into the camera UI, which is a disappointment.
As for the display, the Infinix Zero 20 has a large 6.7-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display that is, in my opinion, quite sharp and produces nice colors. This device will make content consumption enjoyable. The bezels are small and don’t interfere with the viewing experience. This smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, a 6nm processor that is capable of performing basic tasks smoothly. If the 4500mAh battery isn’t enough to get you through a day of multi-purpose use, the included 45W power adapter will help you recharge it quickly. One thing to note is that this is a 4G smartphone and it still ships with Android 12.
Now to the big gun, the Infinix Zero Ultra. It comes in two colors: Genesis Noir and Coslight Silver. It has an aluminum body with the power button and volume rocker on the right. The SIM tray, USB Type-C port, speaker grille and microphone are all at the bottom, with an additional microphone for noise cancellation at the top. The Zero Ultra’s frame is also glossy and attracts a lot of fingerprints. The buttons are quite clicky.
The Genesis Noir color option is a combination of imitation leather and glass, which is a new look for smartphones in this price segment, but it doesn’t seem very practical in my opinion. Unless you order a case for this phone, the leather sides may get scratched. The back is made of glass, and the patterned Coslight Silver color variant certainly looks unique, even though it’s a fingerprint magnet.
The Infinix Zero Ultra has a 200-megapixel primary rear camera with OIS, sourced from Samsung. Along with that, you get a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an LED flash at the rear. There is also a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. The cameras seem to produce good quality images and nice colors, and the camera user interface has plenty of options to choose from.
This phone features a curved edge 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with a built-in fingerprint sensor, giving it an instant premium feel. The content runs quite smoothly and the display is quite sharp. With a peak brightness of 900 nits, viewing content on this panel shouldn’t be a problem in most conditions.
The Infinix Zero Ultra packs a 4500mAh battery and comes with a 180W fast charger. Infinix claims the phone can charge up to 100 percent in just 12 minutes. The Infinix Zero Ultra is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC and supports 5G.
In India, the Infinix Zero 20 comes in only one configuration, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 15,999. Infinix Zero Ultra is available for Rs. 29,999 for a single 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration. Let us know what you think about these new services in the comments.