infinix zero 3

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I was given the finger recently over my perceived bias against Infinix phones. I guess people get it I really like Gionee phones. But it does not mean there is a policy of promoting one phone over the other here on TP. I like Infinix actually. I know I did convince quite a number of people to buy the best selling Infinix Hot when it came out. As late as last year, three friends got the phone through my recommendations.

infinix zero 3
                                                                                            photo: infinixmobility.com

Infinix succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of Nigeria with good specs, design and low cost. Those three are what drives the phone business in Nigeria and Infinix played the field really well.

But the Infinix Zero 3, is not your usual Infinix phone. Though a mid-range phone, the specs are high end, perhaps justifying the price tag on it. Without giving anything away, lets quickly take a look at the specs of this phone.

infinix zero 3
                        photo: infinixmobility.com

Dimensions, Design and Display

Released in December last year just in time for the holiday season, the phone at 142 x 70.2 x 7.1mm is slim enough and will sit comfortably in a medium-sized palm despite the sharp angles to the design.

Giving consumers a choice of six colors, the phone has a large display of 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. For added protection, the display is protected by the scratch-free Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Processor, Operating system, Memory
The Infinix Zero 3 comes with an Android 5.1 lollipop operating system. Hopefully, users would get updates to the newer version 6.1 soon enough.

Clocked at an impressive 2.2 GHz, the Infinix Zero 3 spots a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset supporting a RAM of 3G and a Mali 450 GPU to handle graphics.

The Infinix Zero 3 comes in two variants. The two models are differentiated by the size of the internal storage. The basic one comes with 16GB of space while the second model spots 32GB of internal storage. Both models have provision for expanding the total storage with a microSD card.

Camera

infinix zero 3
photo: infinixmobility.com

Photo lovers would be delighted with the primary lens of the Infinix Zero 3. Using a Sony IMX230 CMOS sensor, the 20.7 MP HDR camera is very capable of shooting 4K videos. The front camera is also quite good at 5MP and comes equipped with a LED flash for poor-light selfies. Though taking selfies with flash is not such a good idea, because pictures tend to be too bright.

Battery
In the era of 4K mAh batteries, users have to contend with the 3030 mAh Li-ion on the Zero 3. If the processor is optimized for energy consumption, the battery capacity would not be a problem for heavy users. The common complain about Infinix phones is that it gets hot rather easily. So the battery might be a bit of a disappointment.

Price
Initially I said the Infinix Zero 3 is not your usual Infinix phone. Apart from the specs, what sets the phone apart is the price people are used to. At between 50,000 and 53,000 Naira, the price sort of reflects the specs. However it is not as steep as the Tecno Phantom 5, which apart from a few things, has similar specicifications

Apparently, the phone is a hit because last I checked, the phone was already sold out on the Jumia online store. So if you need the phone, you have to get it from offline vendors which I prefer in any case.

Full Specifications

Network
2G Network GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
TD-SCDMA
4G Network No
SIM Dual
micro SIM
Status Available
December 2015
Body
Dimensions 142
x 70.2 x 7.1 mm
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gold, Black, Silver
Cover Aluminium
Display
Type IPS, HD
capacitive, multi-touch, touchscreen with 16,000,000 color
Size 5.5
inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 pixels per inch (PPI)
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD,
Internal 16GB/32GB
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processors 2.2GHz
quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 chipset, Mali 450-MP4 GPU
RAM 3GB
Audio
Alert types Vibration,
MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm
jack
Connectivity
2G GPRS
– up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up
to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G N/A
WIFI Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS A-GPS,
GLONASS
NFC No
USB MicroUSB
v2.0
Camera
Primary 20.7MP,
up to 5248 x 3936-pixel pictures, phase detection, HDR, face and smile
detection,autofocus, Geo-tagging camera with LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5MP,
up to 2560 x 1920-pixel pictures
Battery
Capacity 3030mAh
Li-Po battery
Stand-by  –
Talk time  –
Music play Up
to 50 hours
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer,
Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Light sensor,
Messaging SMS,
MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java Yes
Miscellaneous
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– Stereo FM radio with RDS
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Preloaded applications -Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa

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