Infinix Zero 3 – Hands On Review
The Infinix Zero 3 is Infinix Mobility’s flagship smartphone of 2016. There was a lot of hype about the smartphone, when it launched earlier this year. Now, does it live up to that hype? Lets find out!
The Infinix Zero 3 comes with a 5.5 inch FULL HD 1080p IPS LCD Display (400 ppi) which is very sharp and is a real step up from the 720p display of the Zero 2. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, so it is sturdy enough to withstand, if it falls straight on its face. The device itself is made of up of high grade plastic, which gives the device a premium feel. The back of device is textured but quite smooth, though I personally am not a big fan of the design (curved phones have spoilt me).
The device itself is a real power house, running on MediaTek’s Helio X10 64 bit 2.1 GHz Octa core processor with a IMG G6200 GPU. Not only that but the Zero 3 comes with 3GB of RAM, which makes the device a beast of a phone. Multi-tasking is quite smooth and games and HD videos run without any lag. Sticking with memory the Zero 3 comes with 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support.
Now, lets talk about the camera, the Infinix Zero 3 comes with a Exymor RS Sony IMX 230 20MP shooter at the back which can record videos up to 4K resolution (30fps). The camera software also features some professional settings if you want to play around with the ISO or shutter speed to get the perfect shot. If not, the auto mode is good enough to take random shots. We have taken some sample images below and we will leave you to judge. On the front lies a 5MP camera with flash for situation where low light selfies become important.
In order to handle all that power, the Infinix Zero 3 runs on a 3000 mAh, on light or careful (not keeping WiFi or data on whole day) usage, then it will last you a day, but rest assured you would have to still charge the device when you go to sleep. On heavy use (wifi on whole day and gaming) we had to charge the device twice a day. So for people who looking for a longer lasting battery, then they need to consider this point.
Software wise the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and will soon be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On top of it lies Infinix’s own XUI skin, which brings with it some cool features including tap to wake up etc. The device is currently running on XUI version 1.Z.3.3, which brought features such as screen recording and bug fixes.The Infinix Zero 3 comes in three colors, Grey, Silver and Gold and is available for only PKR 20,899. If you buy the device from Daraz.pk you will also get free 6GB Zong 4G for 6 months.
So our final verdict, the Zero 3 is a powerful device and ran all the apps and games we through at it, we hardly saw any lag either. The camera is decent, battery life is much to be desired, but then again that is entirely my opinion. What do you guys thing? Let us know in our comments below.
NOTE: There is one major bug which is being reported by some Zero 3 users, and we witnessed it ourselves. When the device got updated to version 1. Z.3.3 version, the 4K resolution option disappeared from the camera settings. The review device we got also had this bug. So, just make sure that this bug is fixed before you upgrade your devices.