Infinix Zero 5: Premium class on a budget
January 3, 2018
Let’s take a look at this latest budget smartphone.

The Infinix Zero 5 is a smartphone you’ve probably never heard of – neither did we. But it’s one of the few companies introducing budget-friendly smartphones that won’t break the bank. The Infinix Zero 5 was recently released in the UAE, and is exclusively available at

Design-wise the smartphone offers a nearly-bezeless design and comes with a strong metal build that gives it a more premium look and feel. We got the gold variant of the device, but if I have a choice I’d definitely go for the black one.

The front side of the Infinix Zero 5 features a large 5.98-inch screen with a full HD display. It could have benefited with a higher resolution, but keeping in mind that this is a budget smartphone, the 1920-by-1080 screen is already great for its price.

The sides of the smartphone houses the microSD slot that can accommodate up to 128 GB cards. Add to that the 64 GB internal memory and you’ve got loads of space inside your smartphone. There’s also a dual SIM card slot placed on the other side, so you don’t have to carry two smartphones around.

The bottom part of the Infinix Zero 5 houses the USB-C port for charging and data connections and don’t worry, there is still a headphone jack included in the design. There’s also a fingerprint sensor located at the back right below the camera.

The smartphone also didn’t shy away from giving you a 16-megapixel sensor just for the front camera along with a dual camera setup at the back. The dual cameras feature a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens along with a 13-megapixel telephoto lens all featuring an f/2.0 aperture. Images shot on the Infinix Zero 5 are okay at best, especially during brightly-lit surroundings but image quality suffers when in low light. The camera isn’t perfect, but then again considering the price and overall performance it’s actually one of the better ones.

The MediaTek Helio P25 processor inside the Infinix Zero 5 manages to handle all smartphone tasks well with help from the generous 6 GB of RAM. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and Infinix promises an Oreo update sometime this year.

For 999 AED, the Infinix Zero 5 already delivers a decent performance for budget smartphone.

We Love:

  • Great build quality
  • Affordable price

We Hate:

  • Camera suffers in low light

Final Rating: 3.5/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.
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