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This review was written after analyzing its features as well as evaluating hands-on video reviews by trustworthy reviewers.
Infinix Zero 30 5G smartphone was announced in India on 1st September and launched in the same month and it has arrived in Bangladesh unofficially already at the same Indian release price of approximately ৳36,990 (8/256 GB). There is also a 12/256 GB model which was released at approximately ৳39,990 in India. This phone is expected to arrive in Bangladesh officially as well but we do not have any confirmation from Infinix at the moment.
Let us first have an overview of its main pros and cons:
✒ A fine-looking, stylish and distinguished modern design
✒ Curved display, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back (or eco-leather back in eco-leather model)
✒ Dust & Splash resistant
✒ 6.78-inch large Full HD+ AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate
✒ 50 MP front Vlogging camera, great for Full HD and 4K video recording
✒ 68W fast charging (0-80% in 30 minutes)
✒ 5G support
✒ A fine MediaTek Dimensity 8020 gaming chipset
✒ UFS 3.1 256 GB ROM
✒ Dual Stereo Speakers with Hi-Res and DTS
✒ In-display fingerprint sensor
✒ Android 13 with further expected updates
✒ Photo shooting quality is somewhat average for the price
✒ Not the best battery life
✒ No MicroSD slot
✒ No 3.5mm Jack
As you can see from the above list, the disadvantages of this Infinix Zero 30 5G are very limited and you have some very fine advantages. Let us start with the camera since it is the main focus of this phone.
There is a 50 MP front camera which Infinix advertises as a good vlogging phone and we do agree with it. We have seen video samples from a few reviewers and they were pleasing especially if you consider the price and you are a dedicated vlogger on a low budget and looking for an all-rounder phone to perform other tasks well, this one will be hard to let go. But the photo quality of the front camera is average. The soft tones were quite visible and the color tones were also just average. It’s not a bad photo camera, it’s just not that impressive.
The back camera has up to 4K recording but there is video stabilization for up to 1080p or Full HD recording. The quality is pleasing but we liked the performance of the front camera better in terms of video perspective. The photo quality here is a bit boosted. You’ll see color boosts. They still look authentic under daylight conditions, and there are enough details, but if you take portraits or just take human subjects, there is a tendency to soften the skin as well. It is a sign of not a very premium camera sensor. It’s still ok for social media posts or regular photo captures.
The low light shots are very average. There is a night mode to give you better lights, details and visuals. There is still plenty of noise.
We liked the design. it has a robust metallic feeling from the look but no metal used. You’ll get Gorilla Glass 5 front and back except for the Rome Green color which comes with an eco-leather or artificial leather back. It’s hard to choose. Eco-leather feels more comfortable, it also looks very nice and the Gorilla Glass is more durable and premium. It comes down to your personal preference at the end. But we liked both models.
The design stands out. It has that individualistic touch. It’s not like every other industrial mass-production model. We liked the back camera design, the slim 7.9mm form factor and the curved display also.
It is an AMOLED display with 10-bit color, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 360Hz touch sampling, 144Hz refresh rate and TÜV Rheinland certified eye-care mode. It’s full and big, 6.78 inches. We found no lacking in the display but some sound advantages. The colors looked good, it’s smooth with that high refresh rate. If you want a good display, go for it.
Battery & Performance
It’s a decent high-usage one-day battery with its 5000 mAh capacity. It’s not the best battery out there in this price range but the 68W fast charger can charge 0 to 70 or 80% in about half and hour. Most of us will charge when it drops under 20% so, you’ll get a full charge in about 30 minutes or a little bit more which is great.
The 6 nm MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset is its next best feature. It ranks 27 in Nanoreview performance score among all chipsets of the world (as of September 2023). It has a gaming score of 59 out of 100 which is excellent at this price point. Compare it with a starting mid-range chipset like MediaTek Helio G99. It scores only 22 in gaming score. Take the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Its gaming score is 49 and ranks 35 in the overall performance ranking. So, you are getting a fine performance.
On top of that, there is up to 12 GB RAM if you want gaming with Zero interruption. There is also up to 9 GB extended RAM but it’s not comparable with actual RAM and it’s best to stick with only the actual RAM. There is also discussion whether the Virtual RAM can cause malfunction in the phone over a longer time and it can very well be a possibility. Most of the time it has very little usage and you may not need it at all. 8 or 12 GB RAM in this case is more than sufficient for most users if not all. There is also VC Liquid Cooling technology (11 layers of cooling material) to keep it cool for long-time intense gaming.
You’ll get 5G, fine audio quality, Multifunctional NFC, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a fast UFS 3.1 256 GB storage, and Android 13 with expected one or two further major updates but there is no confirmation on that as of now.
Should you buy it? The question is rather who should buy it? It’s mainly for front camera-focused vloggers who want a modern, stylish phone, with robust build quality with 5G support, smooth and stable performance, a strong 68W fast charger, a very nice display and good audio quality for longer-term usage.