Infinix Zero X Pro review
At the end of the line
The Infinix Zero X Pro is a premium Android phone with a budget price. The catch is, you might not be able to get your hands on it easily in the United States.
- 120Hz AMOLED display
- Great camera
- Solid battery with 45W charge
- Fingerprint and face unlock
- Comes with case, headphones and charger
- No 5G support
- No wireless charging
- No eSim
- A bit buggy at times – especially with the “eye care” function
- Not widely available for purchase
- The speaker is small
- Fingerprint unlock is slow
The Infinix Zero X Pro is a premium Android phone at a low price. The catch is, you might not be able to get your hands on it easily in the United States. Infinix is ââcurrently focused on emerging markets and we’ll be the first to say that’s a shame. Zero X is a beautiful blend of design, technology and functionality. The 6.67-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display delivers a 120Hz refresh rate and floats above a gorgeous space-themed design. The phone doubles the technology and camera capability with an insane 108MP camera with 60X zoom and optical image stabilization, plus plenty of other camera surprises.
Screen and form
Zero X has a large 6.67-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display with a punch-hole camera hole. The faces are flat and the corners are round. There is no curved glass and we like it! It is 7.8mm thick and weighs 6.8 oz. It’s a pretty standard design that is well implemented. For such a large screen, it doesn’t feel oversized in our hands (but we do have big hands!). The back of the phone is the most notable feature – a raised two-layer camera layered over a not-so-subtle starry night glass finish that’s dark blue and sparkling. There are also star silver and Tuscan brown. It is glass on glass and feels high quality and very durable.
The screen is beautiful and we never tire of AMOLED and its inky blacks and deep contrast. The resolution is FHD + 1080 Ã 2400. It also has a high refresh rate of 120Hz. This makes transitions and scrolling noticeably smoother. You can choose between smoother 120Hz, standard 60Hz, or smart auto. I like the option and the faster refresh rate, but I didn’t find 120Hz adding much to the experience. 120Hz is a bit overrated, but still nice to have.
Infinix has really worked a lot to make it a camera-focused phone, and it shows. We were impressed with the speed, quality and functionality of the cameras. They even added small buttons like a front flash which you can adjust the brightness. This supports a very respectable 16MP front camera. The camera app offers a handful of modes: video, short video, beauty, portrait, super night, AR shooting, wide selfie, slow motion, pro, panorama, documents, super macro, time lapse, super moon and l ‘IA default cam. As you can see, some modes are fancy, but everything works as expected. Super Macro can shoot at a distance of 2.5mm. The super moon can actually capture the details of the moon. 99% of the time, we oscillate between AI Cam, Video and Portrait. If you have the time, you can shoot in pro mode with more precise settings.
The Zero X Pro features a 108MP OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) camera, an 8MP âmoonshotâ lens with 5X optical zoom and 60X âhybrid zoomâ, and an 8MP ultra-wide and macro lens. There is a Quad-LED flash. Photos are fast, clear, crisp and vibrant. Autofocus is also very fast. The “AI” makes it possible to take portraits very quickly, although I found the portraits to be hit or miss, especially with moving subjects. While the experience and photos are different from my iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 13 pro, the actual photo quality is impressive. During side-by-side comparisons, I found that the Infinix generally had a bit more contrast and brightness than the iPhone, but that wasn’t always the case. Although I prefer the iPhone to Zero X Pro, I would be really happy if Zero X Pro was the camera I always have available. Additionally, the Zero X Pro was significantly better at extreme zooms.
There is a 4,500mAh non-removable battery that will get you through the day with ease. It is designed to play video for 19 hours straight or game for 10 hours. With minimal use, we can get several days of use out of it. It can actually survive for 27 days on standby. It charges with USB-C and can quickly charge 40% in 15 minutes. An annoying downside is that there is no wireless charging, but that’s forgivable at this price. It comes with a 45W charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable.
Android and usability
Zero X Pro runs on a skinned version of Android 11 called XOS. The operating system is nice and usable, but it might take a little while to get it rightâ¦. especially if you are not used to Android. There are a bunch of Infinix apps and features that haven’t given us much, but haven’t got in our way either. We really liked the animated transitions and the space themed wallpapers.
A bunch of the included XOS add-ons are actually just apps, but there are a few that caught our eye. There is a Game Zone app that lets you uniquely configure your phone to optimize it for gaming and acts as a launcher for all of your games. It also includes an insert slide wizard panel while playing the game. Likewise, there is a video wizard app that provides functionality while letting you enjoy full screen video.
After going through all the settings and playing around with different options like gestures and security, you will get a good idea of ââthe usability and functionality. Like any Android, there is fantastic customization available. Well, it offers both Face ID and Touch ID to unlock the phone, and even at the same time. The touchscreen is even integrated behind the screen. They can both be a bit finicky at times, especially to the touch. Touch takes about a good second to work, so it’s slow. Face works very fast, almost always.
Additional Specifications and Features
There is 8GB of RAM, 128GB (optional 256GB) of storage, and a micro-SD card slot for expandable storage. The micro-SD card actually fits into an insert that can also store two SIM cards, making it a dual SIM phone. There is a MediaTek Helio G95, which is designed for efficiency and gaming. The processor has 8 cores and is very fast, but is considered an intermediate level and does not support 5G. A few other notable features: There’s a headphone jack included, there’s even headphones included and a phone case. There is only one speaker at the bottom of the phone. It’s loud, but it’s a bit metallic.
East Infinix Zero X Pro a good phone?
If it was not clear, we are in awe of the Infinix Zero X Pro and are disappointed that it is not available in the United States. The physical device is gorgeous and Infinix has done a great job of showcasing it with the starry night theme. The screen and camera are winning features that we would love to see on all phones. The usability with Android 11 is excellent, and while we prefer a stock version of Android, the skinned XOS is more or less good. Having both face unlock and a built-in fingerprint reader is another winning strategy, though finger unlocking has to be faster. Now the downsides we noticed … there is no 5G, there is no wireless charging, there is no eSim for a virtual SIM card (but there is a double SIM), and of course availability. Finally, the price, for $ 300-400, we think this phone is a steal. There is also a non-professional model and a Zero X Neo model if you want to remove a few features and save a few bucks.