Infinix has rolled out its latest model, the Zero 30, amidst a flurry of recent releases like the GT 10 Pro and the Note 30 series. Touted as a flagship killer with a focus on vlogging, the Zero 30 seems to be a successor to last year’s Zero Ultra, rather than the lower-end Zero 20.
Zero 30 5G
6.78 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density) 92.7% screen to body ratio AMOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10, 950 nits (peak)
MediaTek Dimensity 8020 Octa-core (4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Arm Mali-G77 MC9
256GB UFS 3.1 microSDXC
Android 13,XOS 12
DTS, Hi-RES, WIDVINE L1+
108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM6,1/1.67"?1G+ 5P lens, F1.65?OIS?PDAF 13MP 2MP Front:
50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1?1/2.76"? 5P lens?F2.45?PDAF
Film, Video, Ai Cam, Portrait,super Night, Ar Shot,Short Video,Pro,Slow Motion, Dual Video,Panorama,Super Macro, Documents,Time-lapse,Sky Shop 4k 60fps/4k 30fps/1080p 60fps/1080p 30fps/720p 30fps
Wi-Fi 6 (a/b/g/n/ac/ax) GPS FM NFC
4G? FDD : B1|2|3|4|5|7|8|12|20|28|66 TDD : 38|40|41 5G? sub6 FDD : n1|n3|n5|n7|n8|n12|n20|n28|n66 sub6 TDD : n38|n40|n41|n77|n78
Golden Hour Rome Green Fantasy Purple
164.51 x 75.03 x 7.9mm
Key Differences Between Zero 30 and Zero Ultra
The Zero 30 comes with some noteworthy upgrades and a few compromises compared to the Zero Ultra:
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8020 replaces the Dimensity 920
- RAM: 12GB as opposed to 8GB
- Selfie Camera: A 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN, up from 32MP
- Battery: A bigger 5000mAh battery compared to 4500mAh
- Charging: 68W wired charging as opposed to Ultra’s 180W
- Rear Camera Sensor: Lower 1008MP resolution, although with a bigger sensor size
Design & Display Features
The Zero 30 boasts a curved 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 10-bit colour depth, and peak brightness of 950 nits. While it retains much of the Zero Ultra’s design DNA, the Zero 30 offers new colour options and a 92.7% screen-to-body ratio. I particularly liked its Rome Green colourway.
The phone’s 50MP selfie camera allows 4K 60FPS recording, exceeding many pricier alternatives. The rear houses a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM6 sensor, sharing similarities with the Note 30 VIP and GT 10 Pro. Image stability is enhanced thanks to OIS and EIS technologies.
The Dimensity 8020 chipset on the Zero 30 slightly underperforms compared to the Note 30 VIP and GT 10 Pro but outshines the Dimensity 920 on the Zero Ultra. Everyday performance is seamless, and the 144Hz display adds to the responsiveness.
Software & UI
Running on XOS 13 based on Android 13, the phone features a ChatGPT-powered voice assistant called Folax. While not as integrated as Google Assistant, it handles basic tasks adequately. The phone also comes with an array of native apps, none of which are intrusive.
The 5000mAh battery performs well for a day’s moderate use. Although the official charger supports 68W, I found it to work fine with 45W third-party power delivery plugs.
Pricing & Alternatives
While the official RRP remains undisclosed, the Zero 30 offers specs close to the Note 30 VIP. Therefore, the pricing will be a critical factor in assessing its value proposition.
The Zero 30 builds on the strengths of the Note 30 VIP, offering a premium display and better camera setup. The lack of wireless charging and a slightly less powerful chipset do raise questions. It’s hard to pass a final judgement on the Zero 30 without knowing its RRP, but it’s clearly a step in the right direction for Infinix.