Infinix just launched a premium device dubbed the Zero Ultra, it’s a very neat device if you ask me, but, there are some major things on this device that makes it a deal-breaker for me, and should be for anyone if you really care about getting your value for money. This is a review and my take on the Infinix Zero Ultra, so let’s get into it.
Opening up the box, you are first greeted with the Zero Ultra itself, then you get a GaN 180W charging brick, a clear case, a SIM tray ejector tool, a pair of headphones/earpiece, a 3.5mm jack to USB-C cable, a USB-C charging cable the usual X dollar card, manuals, and this NFT stuff Infinix is trying to promote.
Display and Design
The display of the Zero Ultra is a slightly curved AMOLED panel sized at 6.8-Inches. It’s a very good display in the market now, as it has a Full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 900 nits of peak brightness. The only things it’s missing are LTPO tech (to be able to reduce the refresh rate all the way to 1Hz to save battery) and a brighter display, but hey, it’s not a flagship.
The design is nice, I love it. In as much as Infinix kinda markets the Coslight silver (white), I like the matt black which they are callng “Genesis noir”. The sides of the device hold a mono-speaker, a type-c port, and a sim tray. Infinix finally decided to join the “No headphone gang” with this device, but it’s alright (i feel like crying).
The performance of the Zero Ultra is the ultimate red flag for me. Don’t get me wrong, the Dimensity 920 chip delivers good performance, but looking at the $500 price tag on this thing, its just not it.
Phones like the Oneplus Ace costs much lesser than this but comes through with a Dimensity 8100-max chip, or the Nothing Phone 1 which has a price tag of $500 has a better chip than this. Even the iPhone SE 3 costs less than this phone.
The storage option on this device is limited to 256GB which is more than enough for some, but a 512GB option could not have been bad, anyways I’ll just add a memory card to it. The 4,500 mAh is a pretty decent one and the 180W Thunder charging is a really sick feature, i love it.
First of all, I would like to point out that the 200MP camera on the Zero Ultra is quite unnecessary. Truth is we don’t need that much megapixels on a phone and it could have been a contributing factor to the high price of this phone,
but i guess in the world of Android, Its a competition of who can fit the most megapixels into a smartphone’s camera. Overall, it still takes decent pictures, but don’t expect it to be on an “iPhone” Level.
Another problem on the Zero Ultra is that the ISP on the Dimensity 920 isn’t built to handle a 200MP camera, so either Infinix built a dedicated camera chip which they never made mention of, or the 200MP camera isn’t being utilized to it’s full power.
This device is really a great device at $520 but compared to other options out there, it isn’t really it for me. On the bright side, those cool accessories Infinix gives us, we don’t get it from other companies, execpt Xiaomi.