It’s been four months now since Infinix released the fourth generation of their flagship Zero smartphone. But it is not too late for a review!
The smartphone was released in two versions with one being smaller than the other, and apart from size, both devices had similar specifications. Without wasting much time let’s get into the full specifications of this device.
INFINIX ZERO 4 vs INFINIX ZERO 4 PLUS SPECIFICATION:
Infinix Zero 4 Infinix Zero 4 Plus
|Device Type||Smart Phone||Smart Phone|
|OS||Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow, Planned Upgrade to Android 7.1 Nougat||Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow, Planned Upgrade to Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||151.5 x 76 x 7.75 mm||160.50 x 82.97 x 8.25 mm|
|Weight||167.5 Grams||214 Grams|
|Materials||Main Body – Aluminum||Main Body – Aluminum|
|Features||Finger Print||Finger Print|
|colors||lilac Grey / Champagne Gold /Barbie Pink / Filber Brown||lilac Grey / Champagne Gold /Barbie Pink / Filber Brown|
|Size||5.5 inches||5.98 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||400 ppi||368 ppi|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen-to-Body Ratio||73.1 %||73.1 %|
|Lens||16 Mega Pixels||20.7 Mega Pixels|
|Features||LED Flash, Optical Image Stabilization, Laser Focus, OTG Supportive, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Panorama||LED Flash, Optical Image Stabilization, Laser Focus, OTG Supportive, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Panorama|
|Front Camera||8 Mega Pixels||8 Mega Pixels|
|Features||Soft LED Flash, Wide Angle||Soft LED Flash, Wide Angle|
|System Chip||Media Tek MT6753||Helio X20 MT6797M|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit||Deca-Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit|
|System Memory||3 GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|Built In Storage||32 GB||32 GB|
|Storage Expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB|
|Capacity||3200 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Type||Not user replaceable, Li – Ion||Not user replaceable, Li – Ion|
|Talk Time||up to 31 hours||N/A|
|Stand-by Time||up to 10 days||N/A|
|GSM (2G)||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UTMS (3G)||850, 900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE FDD (4G)||Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20||Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20|
|LTE TDD (4G)||Bands 38, 40||Bands 38, 40|
|Data Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|SIM||2 Micro/Nano SIM Card, Slot Shared With Micro SD card||2 Micro/Nano SIM Card, Slot Shared With Micro SD card|
|Availability||Available, November 2016||Available, November 2016|
|Video||mpeg4, h.263, mp4/wmv/h.264 player||mpeg4, h.263, mp4/wmv/h.264 player|
|Audio||mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr||mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0||Yes, v4.0|
|WLAN||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, hotspot||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, hotspot|
|USB||Micro-USB v.2.0, OTG||Micro-USB v.2.0, OTG|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Orientation, Magnetometer||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Orientation, Magnetometer|
|Other Features||Quick Charge, Sms, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, Html 5||Quick Charge, Sms, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, Html 5|
WHAT IS IN THE BOX?
- The Device Itself
- 1 Power Adapter
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 SIM Tray Pin
- 1 Device Cover Case
- 1 Earphone
- 1 Glass Screen Protector
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 User Manual
DESIGN & FEEL
Having a design of what looks like the old Infinix Race series, Infinix went all the way to deliver a classic design on this one. Both models look similar in every way with the only visible difference being its size, of course, the zero 4 plus is about 0.98” bigger in screen size than the zero 4 which as well mean bigger in body dimensions as you can see from the specs above. The overall design may not be well appealing to the eyes compared to phones we have available now from different companies. The camera bump is quite huge, which contributes to its non-appealing design and makes the phone unbalance when you place on its back on a desk. Both variants have a matte aluminum finish which is kind of the standard for premium at this period of time, thus be sure they have great feel and grip in the hands. Talking about great feel, the device might also be slightly heavier than some flagships offered by other companies. But it surely feels solid and strong. Finally, you could notice that zero 4 even with its on-screen buttons also have 3 captive keys which just looks like 3 tiny led bulbs, similar to what was used on the original Infinix zero.
SCREEN & DISPLAY
Talking about the display of the device the two variants both has big screens i.e. 5.5” ~6.0” which leaves no option for people who prefer a small screen phone like between 4.5” to 5.1”. The display uses an IPS LCD technology meaning it would deliver more natural colors and display white well as opposing to AMOLED screens. This also means the Infinix zero 4 has a good color accuracy. The resolution is a High definition one at 1080 x 1920 pixels on both models, but due to the fact that one has a bigger screen, the pixels per inch (PPI) varies on both devices. The smaller zero 4 has 400 PPI while the plus has 368 PPI meaning that picture will appear slightly better on the smaller zero 4 that it’s bigger brother. Both overall the display is nice and crisp. It is also very bright and can be used under sunlight.
HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE
The Infinix zero 4 2 variants actually come with a major difference in its internal hardware, the bigger one actually has better internals than the smaller one and also performs better. The bigger zero comes with a deca-core 2.1GHz processor compared to the smaller variant octa-core 1.3GHz processor, then the bigger one comes with 4GB RAM compared to the smaller variants 3GB RAM. Both variants processors are by Media Tek which persive my many to be inferior compared to Qualcomm snapdragon, but yet still delivers impressive results and a great experience. Although when software optimization and the whole device build is put into consideration, even the bigger zero performs slightly worse than its competition. With its 4GB ram, it could keep some apps running in the background which might be enough just for you, but it can’t keep as many running apps as other 4GB ram phones in its category can.
PICTURE & CAMERA
There is also a difference here in both variants of the note 4 as the bigger one comes with a 20.7 Megapixels lens while the smaller one comes with a 16 Mega Pixels lens. This means with every other being equal, the bigger one takes better pictures than the smaller one, although both variants take very crisp and quality pictures. Pictures taken have more natural colors and there is a lot of settings in the app for pro users to do their thing. There is also a laser beam beside the camera to enhance autofocus.
BATTERY AND CHARGE TIME
The battery on both variants is also different, with the bigger device having 4000mAh which is 600mAh bigger than the smaller variant with 3200mAh. Both variants comes with quick charge inbuilt and therefore takes a shorter time than you’ll expect to go from 0-100%. And battery life on both variants is very impressive as the phone can go for a day with connected 4G data without charging.
The fingerprint of the device is very responsive, the speaker is loud enough to use even in little noise but there are phones out there with better and louder speakers. also its speaker is mono (just one) and not stereo. The device also has up to four microphones for active noise cancellation which cuts out other sounds(noise) during calls and audio recording. The device has a sim slot for either two sim cards (1 micro and 1 Nano sim) or 1 micro sim and a micro SD card.
INFINIX ZERO 4 & INFINIX ZERO 4 PLUS PRICE (FEBUARY 2017)
- Infinix zero 4 > ₦ 109,000
- Infinix Zero 4 plus > ₦ 135,000
- Infinix zero 4 > ₦99,000
- Infinix Zero 4 plus > unknown
- Infinix zero 4 > ₦104,500
- Infinix zero 4 plus > unknown
- Infinix zero 4 > ₦100,100
- Infinix zero 4 plus > unknown
- Infinix zero 4 > ₦95,000
- Infinix zero 4 plus > unknown
- Big Battery
- Big Display
- High-Resolution Camera
- No Smaller device
- No Stereo Speakers
- No Water Resistance
The Infinix zero 4 is indeed a massive upgrade from zero 3 and is a great phone all round, exceeds expectations and can be referred to as a “flagship” device. It excels at doing so many things but cannot still meet up with what the competition has to offer. It is far from being the best available phone as there is so many devices out there way better than it. This also shows that Infinix has a lot of room for improvements. We also expect to see an android 7.0 nougat update hopefully it will help the device make a better impression on the public.