This is the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G, and it’s the first smartphone to come with a 200-megapixel camera. The charging speed is also insane on this smartphone, thanks to the 180 Watts fast charger that it comes with. Infinix claims that this smartphone can charge from zero to 100 in 12 minutes. If that’s true, man, that is wild! Of course, I did my independent test, and I’ll be sharing with you the charging time that I got.
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Infinix Zero Ultra 5G Full Review
The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G is loaded. I mean, it comes with eight gigabytes of RAM that can be expanded to 13 gigabytes of RAM. Powering this smartphone is the MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset. It’s a six-nanometer processor, and it comes with a 6.8-inch 1080p AMOLED waterfall display with a 120-hertz refresh rate and a 360-head touch sampling rate with HDR support.
Opening the box, the first thing you’re going to see is the smartphone. It comes in two colors, Coslight silver, and Genesis noir. The rear of the Genesis noir model is made from leather and glass, while the Cosline silver has a glass rear. Now, back to the box, it comes with the customer service card, 1.5 gigabytes of data from MTN, a SIM card ejector, a film screen protector, and an expert card.
You get a limited edition animated NFT when you scan the QR code. It comes with a TPU case, and a USB type-c to 3.5 mm audio jack adapter, which means this smartphone doesn’t come with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It comes with earphones that connect to the USB type-c port, a USB type-c cable, and finally, a massive 180 Watts fast charger.
Design & Build Quality
You already know that the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G has glassware, and the camera bump is also made from glass. The frame feels like it’s made from aluminum; I’m not entirely sure, but when I scratched it, I think yeah, it’s made from aluminum. Moving to the front, it doesn’t have Corning Gorilla glass protection, which is a letdown considering the price of this smartphone.
It’s easy to hold and use for long hours thanks to the curved display and slim frame. Sadly, the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G doesn’t have an official IP rating, which is expected for smartphones within its price range. Why no Infinix? This smartphone might be water-resistant, and maybe they didn’t bother to get it certified. You know what? If this video gets 1000 likes, I promise to make a water test video to see if this smartphone can survive being dumped inside water for 5 minutes.
Now moving to the external features, this smartphone has two microphones, one at the top and another at the bottom. It has steel speakers that sound really good. The speakers vibrate the rear of the smartphone, which is something I really enjoyed, especially when I play games. It has a dual SIM card tray with dual 5G support. It doesn’t have a memory card slot; it doesn’t have a 3.5 mm audio jack as well, but it does have a USB type-c port, which you can connect the bundled earphones with. On the right side is where the volume and power buttons are located. The power button has this green accent if you’re observant.
Moving to the rear, it has three cameras: a 200-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera with LED flash. Now, flipping the smartphone around, it has a 32-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, which is lacking in most smartphones nowadays. The FNX 0 Ultra 5G has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and its accurate unlock speed is on par with flagship smartphones. It also has a face unlock feature, and the unlock speed is fast.
The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G has a 6.8-inch 1080×2400 AMOLED display that is curved. The display has a refresh rate of 120 hertz, navigating the user interface is butter-smooth, and it has a touch sampling rate of 360 hertz. It’s an HDR display, which means watching content will be fantastic on it. The colors look very vibrant and contrasty, and for the brightness, it peaks at 908 nits, making this smartphone usable in direct sunlight.
I’m actually impressed with the display of this smartphone; it looks very much like the display you will find on flashy smartphones that are more expensive. It’s the best AMOLED display Infinix has ever used on any of their smartphones; it’s that good.
Processor, performance, Benchmark Scores & Gaming Test
Well, I’m happy to report that this smartphone feels snappy, partly thanks to the high refresh rate of the display and the processor that it comes with. Powering the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G is the Mediatek Dimensity 920 chipset.
It’s a 6-nanometer processor. Thanks to the processor, this smartphone can capture 4K videos with flagship-level noise reduction. Gaming is smooth on this smartphone. This smartphone supports dual 5G SIM cards; it has Wi-Fi 6 that delivers high-speed and stable connections over Wi-Fi, and it’s power-efficient.
Taking a look at the synthetic benchmark scores, the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G has a score of 487,126 in Antutu. And if you check out the rankings, it’s just as fast as old flagship smartphones. The Geekbench has a single-core score of 712 and a multi-core score of 1955.
These are good numbers for a mid-range smartphone. When it comes to gaming, the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G is easy to hold; the stereo speakers sound great, and it vibrates the way a smartphone should. GPU is important when it comes to gaming, and the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G comes with the Mali-G68 GPU. For PUBG, it played the game at HD graphics and ultra-frame rates.
I mean, I played PUBG for 30 minutes, and this smartphone really gets too hot to handle. Thanks to the advanced cooling system that it has, it has 11 layers of heat-dissipating materials to reduce the core temperature, and I think it works. Moving to Call of Duty, handled the game well; they played the game with high graphics and a very high frame rate.
The smartphone didn’t break a sweat; it handled this game like a charm. Now moving on to Genshin Impact, it is an 18-gigabyte game. We don’t have mercy. I mean, I didn’t experience any lag while playing this game, and I played the game in medium graphics settings. As a gaming smartphone, the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G is a capable device, and I have no complaints.
Multitasking & RAM
When it comes to multitasking, the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G comes with 8 gigabytes of RAM that can be extended to 13 gigabytes of RAM, and it does a good job of returning apps in the background and launching them quickly.
Android Operating System & Software Update
Android 12 is the operating system on this smartphone, with XOX version 12 as the launcher. Infinix took the time to revamp and improve the XOS launcher, and it shows. It has a whole lot of new features which deserve a separate video on its own.
One of the new features is that you can delete a screenshot after sharing it, and that’s going to save space on your smartphone. You can now swipe down from the App Drawer to go back to the home screen. Thank you, Infinix, for doing this. You can enable noise reduction to suppress background noise during a call, and you can record calls on this smartphone.
As for Android updates, there is no official word from Infinix if the Zero Ultra 5G would get Android 13. It would mean a lot if Infinix can come out and officially announce that their flagship smartphone will get software updates for two to three years.
The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G has a 32-megapixel front-facing camera, and it captures good details. As you can see, the pictures look sharp, and the colors look accurate. Dynamic range is also good when you take pictures outdoors.
Now for photos captured indoors with a fair amount of light, the 2-megapixel camera does okay as well. Overall, I think the front-facing camera is alright. Portrait pictures look good, it adds a bit of smoothing and contrast, but it looks alright. However, the separation of the subjects from the background is a bit off, but it still takes good-looking portraits.
The Infinix Zero Ultra comes with a 200-megapixel camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The main camera by default captures 12.39-megapixel photos which look good, but when you turn on the 200-megapixel mode, it grabs more details, which is evident when you zoom in. The size of the pictures captured using the 200-megapixel mode is huge.
Pictures captured using the main camera look natural and saturation isn’t boosted. Looking at the pictures, the Camera captures very good and sharp images, I must say. Night photos look on point. Just look at how clear it is. I mean, this picture was taken around 10 pm.
Switching to the 30-megapixel Ultra-wide camera, the first thing you’re going to notice is the colors don’t match the main camera, but other than that, it looks sharp and yeah, good. The Ultra-wide camera can also take close-up shots or micro shots. I would advise using the main camera and zooming in as it shows more details and adds depth of field.
Okay, now switching to the rear camera. Right now, it’s shooting in 4k 30 frames as an icon. And what do you guys think about the quality? Let’s zoom in a bit and see that Nigerian flag. This is 10×2. Coming back to 1x, what do you guys think about the video? What’s the quality of shooting in 4k 30 frames for a second? I’m using the 200-megapixel rear camera to make this video. What do you guys think about the video and audio quality? It’s handling dynamic range well. I mean, check out those clouds. It’s doing a good job of handling dynamic range. This is shooting in 4k 30 frames per second. I haven’t activated Ultra steady mode.
Now let me just jog and see how stabilized the footage is. And now I’m using Ultra steady mode, and it’s doing a much better job. A much better job. So right now, I’m using the 30-megapixel Ultra-wide camera to make this video. What do you guys think about the quality? It doesn’t look bad. It doesn’t look bad at all.
Battery Capacity & Charging Speed
Powering the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G is a 4500-milliamp battery. Actually, it has two batteries, two 250-milliamp double-cell batteries connected in series. I played games on it, took a lot of pictures, made a lot of videos, and installed all my apps, the screen brightness was at 100, and I got around six hours of screen-on time, which isn’t bad. But then again, if you’re a heavy user, you most likely will need to charge this Smartphone twice a day.
Using the 180-watt charger that it comes with, I charged it from 0 to 100% IN JUST 19 minutes. It’s also important to note that fast charging doesn’t damage the battery. In my test, the smartphone didn’t get hot to handle, and it’s perfectly safe.
The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G costs N383,000 In Nigeria or $531. and I think the price is good considering the features that come with it.
The build quality is good
It’s a 5G smartphone
The waterfall display is stunning
The performance is good
The main camera is incredible, and the charging time is ultra-fast.
It doesn’t have Corning Gorilla glass protection at the front and rear.
It also doesn’t have an official IP rating.
The colors of the pictures captured using the Ultra-wide camera don’t match the main camera.
Considering that you can buy a used flagship smartphone for the same amount, would you go for the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G? Let me know in the comment section below.