I have been interacting with the Infinix ZERO 4 device for a while now. During the unboxing article, I did I shared with you some few specs of the phone and what to expect should you choose to get the phone. My review is finally here and I will be sharing my experiences with it during the last couple of weeks I have been using the Infinix ZERO 4.
Design and Display: Pretty good
The Infinix ZERO 4 is a 4.5-inch device while the dimensions are 152 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm weighing just 168 grams. The ZERO 4 is a full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density is 480 dpi making the text and icon on the device very clear. The ZERO 4 Mali-T720 graphic processing unit works pretty nice for the graphics.
In terms of design, Infinix Mobile really did some good work on the ZERO 4. The front body has a fully covered body from every side giving the ZERO 4 very good touch. At the top, we have the earpiece, the front camera, front flash and a notification sensor.
The functions keys, on the other hand, are located at the downside and come with dotted signs instead of the usual icons we are used to seeing in other phones. I found this to be quite confusing and it was really hard for me to locate the dots, especially during the night.
At the back, the Infinix ZERO 4 has a metallic body. The 16MP back camera with dual LED flash is located at the middle with the fingerprint just below it. One issue I had with the camera though is that it is popping out. It is also much higher compared to other devices I have reviewed. This creates balance issues when you place the camera somewhere.
Software and Performance:
I know this is the most critical part of a device that every person keen on buying a phone always looks out for? Did the phone serve me well? Mmmmm yes, it did. One thing, right now I wouldn’t buy a device with a memory less than 3GB which is what the Infinix ZERO 4 offered me. Running on 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, the phone performs quite good.
The Infinix ZERO 4 has 1.3 GHz octa-core processor, remember Infinix ZERO 4 predecessor, the ZERO 3 had a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor. It has a chipset of Media Tek MT6753 and it is based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A53.
The Infinix ZERO 4 runs on the latest android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the exclusive interface of XOS chameleon version 2.0.0. The XOS Chameleon, as I mentioned in my Infinix Note 3 review is something I really loved. From the notifications, the icon colors and the processing speed, I find the XOS on the Infinix ZERO 4 quite interesting, again better than the HiOS. XOS whole family is also installed on the ZERO 4 and this includes XAccount, XCloud, XClub, XHide, XManager, XPower, XShare and XTheme, which has a collection of different wallpapers and themes.
Overall, the Infinix ZERO 4 works efficiently in multi-tasking and performs well in any high graphical games. I did not experience any kind of lags and delays during multi-tasking.
Camera: You definitely have to trust the Infinix ZERO 4 Camera
The first time we got the Infinix ZERO 4 from Infinix Mobility offices at Cardinal Otunga Plaza, apart from the RAM and internal storage,one thing I was curious to know is its camera. I mean, everyone loves a phone with a good camera. In fact, most of the queries I am always getting on TechTrendsKE’s inbox about devices, a good percentage of them are always on the camera. Here is what the Infinix ZERO 4 has to offer:
The rear camera is 16MP with dual LED flash. With the camera, I recorded videos in full 1080p quality and was able to save them in MP4 or 3GPA format. The camera also supports optical image stabilization and laser focus. It has more enhanced features with different modes including beauty, professional, normal, panorama, night and PIP mode. Some other features are gesture shot, smile shot, voice capture and auto scene detection.
Check some of the photos I took below:
The front camera, on the other hand, is 8MP with LED flash. Again, this was not bad in terms of clarity of pictures it can take. It captures higher quality images than I expected and there is very little noise in selfies. The details are still very sharp even without using the flashlight. It also performs really well in low light.
The Infinix Zero 4 sports a non-removable 3,200mAh battery with fast charging and ultra-power saving capabilities. The octa-core processor with MediaTek chipset helps to save the battery life on the device. With the fast charge, you can actually charge the Infinix ZERO 4 from zero to 100% in approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. One thing I noticed though is that excessive use of mobile data and graphics drains the battery very quickly.
Excessive use of mobile data and graphics will drain the battery quickly.
Conclusion: Did I love the Infinix ZERO 4?
Overall I loved the Infinix ZERO 4. It is an upgraded version of the ZERO 3 with the major difference being the processor. The ZERO 3 had 2.2 GHz processor while Zero 4 has 1.3 GHz processor. The 16MP camera, the fingerprint sensor, the OIS and other amazing features make the Infinix ZERO 4 give other devices in the market a run for their money.
If you want a fully packaged phone, good features and want to spend less money, the Infinix ZERO 4 is definitely a phone to consider.