The Infinix Zero 8 can best be described as a potential breakthrough smartphone for Infinix. This is hinged on the fact that it bears a lot of features that enthusiasts have been wanting to see on Infinix smartphones for quite some time now.
Where to Buy Infinix Zero 8
Infinix has finally manufactured a smartphone that passes as a true mid-ranger. Highlights of this smartphone include an Helio G90T processor, a display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a USB-C port, and lots more.
Infinix Zero 8 Key Specs & Features
- 6.85-inch IPS TFT Display, 1080 x 2160 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate, (392 PPI)
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T (12 nm)
- 8GB RAM
- Android 10, XOS 7
- 128GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card Support
- 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 48MP + 8MP Dual Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- Fast Charging (33W Capacity)
- 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Infinix Zero 8’s design, may not be super exciting, but it does bear design elements that show improvements in Infinix’s smartphone design delivery, particularly when placed it side by side its predecessor, the Infinix Zero 6.
Laying aside the improved aesthetics for a moment, Infinix didn’t really do much in relation to build quality. we still have a combo of Gorilla glass and plastic, in a similar fashion to what we have had on most Infinix smartphones from the past.
On the rear of this mobile phone, we have a dual colour tone finish, on which you will find a camera module with a shape that can be partially described as two triangles joined together from their butts. It’s quite different from what this brand has offered in the past.
This camera module on the rear is home to a setup of four cameras and an LED flash. Also on the rear panel is the Infinix branding, which indicates its the OEM behind this technological piece.
90Hz Refresh Rate Display on An Infinix Smartphone
Mouthing the words on the heading above really sounds kind of weird, because, over the years Infinix has had this tag of being mediocre.
In time past, it was very difficult to imagine an Infinix smartphone with a feature as premium as a 90Hz refresh rate. Fast forward to 2020, the whole game has changed.
The Infinix Zero 8 rocks a 6.85 IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2460, a density of 392 PPI and to crown it all, a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes animated UI elements load faster.
This refresh rate will also have a positive impact on gaming, as it makes smartphone gaming a lot more enjoyable, due to the fact that they are going to become a lot smoother.
The camera department wasn’t left out. Infinix also made tremendous efforts in improving cameras. For starters, the Infinix Zero 8 packs in six cameras, four on the rear, and two up front for selfies.
The Quad rear camera setup is home to a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
This rear camera setup is capable of shooting videos maxed out at 4k @ 30fps. You also get 1080p @ 30fps video record mode, as well as HDR and Panorama modes for taking photos.
Selfies are taking executed by a dual-camera setup upfront comprising of a 48MP primary camera and an 8MP ultrawide camera. This camera setup is capable of shooting videos capped at 1080p @ 30fps. You also get HDR mode for photos.
Hardware and Software
As mentioned in the introductory paragraphs, the Zero 8 is the first true mid-range smartphone from Infinix. It packs in smartphone hardware equipped with what it takes to compete with top-grossing mid-rangers like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s.
For starters, it runs on the MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is the same processor on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro. It’s a smartphone gamer-centric processor that offers top-notch performance.
The other performance facilitators include a Mali-G76 MC4, 8GB RAM, 128GB built-in storage, with an option for storage expansion via MicroSD.
On the software side, it runs the XOS 7 user interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
33W Fast Charging
A 4500mAh battery may not be the biggest on a smartphone, but Infinix wants enthusiasts to have top-notch charging speeds, and as such equipped the Infinix Zero 8 with a 33W fast charge mechanism, which is slightly more than the 30W charging on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Infinix Zero 8 features a USB Type-c port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and a dual-band WiFi system.
The Internet connection here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t get the luxury of 5G speeds.
Infinix Zero 8 Price and Availability
The Price of the Infinix Zero 8 is around $306, which translates to 116,900 Naira in Nigeria, 1,762 GHC in Ghana, and 33,155 KHS in Kenya.
The Infinix Zero 8 was announced on the 27th of August and is currently available for purchase from leading online retail stores.
Infinix Zero 8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Infinix Zero 8:
- Platform: Android 10, XOS 7
- Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Silver Diamond, Black Diamond, Green Diamond
- Dimension: 168.7 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 205 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.85-inch IPS TFT Capacitive Touch Screen, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 392 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) + 8MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (Macro) f/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4 Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: 48MP (Primary) + 8MP (Ultrawide) Camera, HDR, 1080p @ 30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Google Assistant
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: 31 Hours
- Standby Time: 26 Days
- Fast Charging: 33W Capacity