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Infinix Zero X Pro Unboxing, Hands-On Philippines: Out of the Ordinary

by Duey Guison  September 28, 2021

Initial Verdict: Infinix is offering more premium devices in the Philippines, and the Zero X Pro is leading the way. Thanks to an impressive camera array, a beautiful screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and reasonably fast charging, the Zero X Pro looks to be a solid alternative to the usual suspects if you’re looking for a mid-range phone.

Pros

  • One of the best rear camera setups on a mid-range phone
  • 120hz AMOLED Display
  • Good exterior design

Cons

  • Processor of Choice
  • Plastic frame

Infinix Zero X Pro Hands-on Philippines specs

  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate
  • 108-megapixel f/1.79 main camera with OIS, 8-megapixel f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle camera, 8-megapixel f/3.4 periscope camera with 5x optical zoom, OIS and up to 60x digital zoom, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera
  • LTE, 4G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • DTS Audio
  • 45w charging
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Android 11, XOS 7.6

Infinix wants a slice of the mid-range pie and is bringing over their most ambitious phone to date to the Philippines with the Zero X Pro. Aside from being the brand’s top dog, the Zero X Pro is Infinix’s first attempt to incorporate a number of flagship features into a mid-range phone.

While the phone does have a lot of things going for it, it’ll be going up against very stiff competition when it makes its Philippine debut on October 4.

Unboxing and Packaging Contents

Being a premium offering, the Zero X Pro comes in a black rectangle box that has a carbon fiber print and the name of the phone written prominently at the front. On the back of the box are the specs of the Zero X Pro. Inside the box, you have the phone itself, a black case with stylized NOW branding, documentation, SIM ejector tool, USB-C cable, and charging brick.

Compared to other Infinix phones we have handled in the past, the Zero X Pro gets a special case with a design that is reminiscent of the Concept Phone 2021, along with a 45w charging brick out of the box.

Design

The Zero X Pro has a design that is not like any Infinix phone we have seen so far. The back panel is decked in midnight blue with a glitter-like design that is meant to look like stars. After all, the main selling point of the Zero X Pro is astrophotography with its periscope camera. The back panel is made out of glass, making the Zero X Pro the first Infinix phone to not use plastic.

The plastic frame has a boxy design that looks similar to the iPhone 12 and 13 series and the Reno6. Both the back panel and the frame have a glossy finish that attracts fingerprints. However, since the Zero X Pro has a dark blue hue, smudges are less noticeable than usual. If you prefer a stealthier look (and you want to protect the rather huge camera module from bumps), the included case is stylish on its own with its tonal graphics and typography.

The module has three cameras, with the 108-megapixel main camera having a bigger bump. Below the main camera is the ultra-wide-angle camera, periscope camera, and LED flash.

The volume controls and power buttons are on the right side, while the left side houses the SIM tray. The bottom has a loudspeaker, USB-C port, and a headphone jack.

Display

While the cameras are the main highlight of the Zero X Pro, Infinix went all-in with the display as well. The Zero X Pro has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120hz adaptive refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

It is the best display we have ever seen on an Infinix phone, with its vibrant colors and deep blacks. It is a bright panel as well with up to 700nits of brightness, making it very usable even under direct sunlight.

Cameras

Without a doubt, the Zero X Pro has one of the more impressive rear camera setups we have seen in a mid-range phone. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 108-megapixel main camera with OIS, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel periscope camera with 5x optical zoom and OIS. Infinix is serious with the Zero X Pro’s camera chops, ditching away filler camera modules in exchange for a useful periscope camera.

One of the main selling points of the Zero X Pro is its ability to shoot the moon with up to 60x digital zoom. Check out our sample shot, with a photo from the main camera for reference:

The 108-megapixel main camera took great shots in almost all lighting situations, and the same goes for the 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. Color accuracy appears to be consistent with both cameras, though the main camera has a wider dynamic range.

Our initial impressions of the Zero X Pro’s cameras show that the phone delivers great image quality in most lighting conditions even in low light. Speaking of low-light, the 108-megapixel main camera was able to retain a good amount of detail. Check out our sample photo below:

Main camera (low light)

We will do more tests on the Zero X Pro’s cameras in our full review, so stay tuned for our final verdict.

 

Internals

Powering the Zero X Pro is a Helio G95 processor that is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. With the impressive features the Zero X Pro has with its display and cameras, Infinix toned things down a bit with its processor of choice. Is the processor bad? Depends on your preference, but take note that the Helio G95 is a very capable processor and is at par with popular mid-range 4G processors like the Snapdragon 720G.

Keeping the lights on is a 4500mAh battery with support for 45w wired charging–the fastest charging speed on an Infinix phone to date. While it is not the 160w wired charging solution we are hoping for, the Zero X Pro’s 45w charging speed is still fast for a mid-range phone.

Wrap up and early verdict

Infinix is ready to step up its game, and our hands-on with the Infinix Zero X Pro shows that it is slated to be the brand’s best and most premium phone in the Philippines. Despite being marketed as a mainstream mid-range phone, Infinix managed to stuff the Zero X Pro with flagship features like a 120hz AMOLED display, OIS on both the periscope and 108-main rear camera, and 45w wired charging.

While there may be mixed thoughts about its use of an Helio G95 processor, the Zero X Pro is a very promising mid-range offering in the Philippines, especially if Infinix can give it an under Php 20k price tag. We should know more about the official price of the Zero X Pro on October 4, so stay tuned for that.

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