Infinix has been making noise in the Kenyan, no, the African market at large with the Infinix Zero 30 which was released in September 2023. While I haven’t gotten around to actually testing out the midrange-ish smartphone, I thought I’d do an overview of the device and see if it holds its own on paper. On paper here means a lot of tech Jargon, I know I know.
Power and Performance
The Zero 30 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset. This SoC is built on a 6nm process and features an octa-core CPU configuration with four 2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 cores and four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. The chip is pretty standard in the segment and is even better than some of its competitors like the OPPO Reno10 T. The GPU is an ARM Mali-G77 with nine cores. This combination with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM ensures smooth performance and efficient multitasking.
The Infinix Zero 30 offers a generous storage capacity of 256GB. This should be more than enough for most users to store their apps, games, photos, and videos. However, the device does not support microSDXC cards for further storage expansion which is a bummer.
One thing devices in the midrange category have got right is the display, I particularly loved the displays on the OPPO Reno8T, The Zero 30 seemingly holds its own with its large 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display supports a billion colors and has a peak brightness of 950 nits. It also has a high refresh rate of 144Hz for smooth scrolling and gaming which is better than most of its competitors.
We all know that judging the Camera using paper specs is useless so I won’t. You get a triple-lens setup with a 108MP primary sensor. The other two sensors are both 13MP and 2MP (Smartphone manufacturers, please get rid of the 5 and 2MP cameras, please). The camera system supports LED flash, HDR, and panorama features. It can record videos at up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
The selfie camera is a single-lens setup with a 50MP sensor. It also supports LED flash and can record videos at up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
The device is powered by a large non-removable Li-Po battery with a capacity of 5000mAh. It supports fast charging at up to 68W wired. According to the manufacturer’s claims, it can charge from zero to eighty percent in just thirty minutes when using wired charging.
The Infinix Zero 30 supports GSM, HSPA, LTE, and even 5G networks. It also has Wi-Fi (including Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth, GPS, NFC (market/region dependent), FM radio, and USB Type-C connectivity options1.
While the Infinix Zero 30 appears to be a feature-packed smartphone offering excellent value for its price, I wouldn’t call it a flagship killer by any means. Its powerful processor, ample RAM and storage, high-resolution display, impressive camera setup, and large battery, however, make it an attractive option for those seeking high-end performance without breaking the bank.
Please note that this article is based on the specifications of the device as provided by the manufacturer and other sources, and actual user experience may vary.