The Infinix Zero 30 is a mid-range smartphone that offers some impressive features for its price, such as a 50 MP selfie camera that can record 4K videos at 60 fps, a 108 MP main camera with OIS, a 144 Hz AMOLED display, and a 68 W fast charging. But how does it perform in real life? Is it worth buying? Let’s find out in this review.
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The Infinix Zero 30 has a sleek and premium design that stands out from the crowd. The phone comes in two color options: Golden Hour and Rome Green. The Golden Hour variant has a glass back with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, while the Rome Green variant has a vegan leather back that feels luxurious to the touch. Both variants have a gold-colored metal plate on the back that houses the camera module and the ring flash. The camera module is slightly raised and has two large circular lenses and a smaller one for the depth sensor.
The phone is slim at only 7.9 mm and lightweight at 185 g. The curved edges and the grippy back make it comfortable to hold. The phone also has an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, which is rare for its price range.
The front of the phone is dominated by a 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. The display supports a high refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, which makes everything look smooth and fluid. The display also has HDR10 support, which enhances the contrast and colors of the content. The display is bright enough for outdoor use and has good viewing angles. The display also has an under-display fingerprint scanner that works fast and reliably.
The Infinix Zero 30 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset, which is a 6 nm octa-core processor with four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz. The chipset also has a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU and supports 5G connectivity. The phone comes with either 8 GB or 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, which is non-expandable.
The performance of the phone is quite impressive for its price range. The phone can handle multitasking, gaming, and browsing without any lag or stutter. The phone scored around 480,000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark, which is comparable to some flagship phones from last year. The phone also runs on Android 13 with XOS 13 skin on top, which offers some customization options and features, such as gesture navigation, dark mode, game mode, smart panel, etc.
The battery life of the phone is also decent, thanks to the large 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging up to 68 W. The phone can last for a full day of moderate to heavy use on a single charge and can be recharged from zero to 80% in just 30 minutes using the bundled charger.
The camera is one of the main selling points of the Infinix Zero 30. The phone has a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 108 MP main camera with f/1.65 aperture, OIS, PDAF, a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The main camera uses a Samsung ISOCELL HM6 sensor that is 1/1.67-inch in size and has a pixel size of 0.8 µm. The main camera can capture detailed and sharp images in good lighting conditions, with punchy colors and excellent contrast. The dynamic range is also good, thanks to the HDR10 support. The main camera can also record videos up to [8K] resolution at [24 fps], or [4K] resolution at [60 fps].
The ultra-wide camera has a field of view of [120 degrees] and can capture decent images with minimal distortion and good colors. However, the details are not as good as the main camera, especially in low-light conditions. The depth sensor helps in creating bokeh effects for portrait shots, but it is not very accurate or consistent.
The front-facing camera is another highlight of the Infinix Zero 30. It is a [50 MP] sensor with f/2.45 aperture and PDAF. It can capture selfies with good details and colors, and also has a front-facing LED flash for low-light situations. The front-facing camera can also record videos up to [4K] resolution at [60 fps], which is ideal for vloggers and content creators. The phone also has a “Film mode” that allows the user to snap a series of clips, after which the phone’s machine learning algorithm will stitch together a mini vlog, with video effects and music.
The Infinix Zero 30 is currently available in India for INR 24,999 (~$340) for the 8 GB + 256 GB variant and INR 26,999 (~$365) for the 12 GB + 256 GB variant. The phone is expected to launch in other markets soon, such as the Philippines, where it is expected to cost around PHP 17,200 (~$340), and Europe, where it is expected to cost around EUR 212 (~$250).
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66|
|5G||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A, 5G|
|Announced||2023, September 01|
|Status||Coming soon/Expected release on 2023, September|
|Dimension||164.5 x 75 x 7.9 mm (6.48 x 2.95 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||185 g (6.53 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back or eco leather back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10, 950 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~90.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)|
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP53, dust and splash resistant
|OS||Android 13, XOS 13|
|Chipset||Mediatek Dimensity 8020 (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.67", PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||50 MP, f/2.5, (wide)，1/2.76", PDAF|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with dual speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery Capacity||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||68W wired, 80% in 30 min (advertised)|
|Colors||Rome Green, Golden Hour, Fantasy Purple|
|Price in India||INR 24,999 - INR 26,999|
|USA||~$340 - ~$365|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||-26.6 LUFS (Good)|