Earlier in the month Infinix launched its Zero 30 5G, and since TechCabal is the place for all your tech needs, we got our hands on one. Over the years, Infinix has become a household name because of their innovative designs. I have loved every infinix release this year because they give the best technology without breaking the bank, and the Zero 30 5G is no exception.

What’s in the box?

The Infinix Zero 30 comes in in a box with:

  • The phone (of course)
  • A 68W charger and type-C cable
  • Wired type-C earphones
  • Transparent protective case
  • Sim tray pin

The phone itself is gorgeous. It was released in three colours; Golden Hour, Rome Green, and Fantasy Purple. At first I was puzzled by the naming approach but after I got my hands on the Golden Hour I understood. 

Look how beautiful it looks in light

The “Golden Hour” is a soft shimmery gold colour, like a sunset poured on metal. It looks warm and magical when you hold it up to light. Just for this phone alone, I want someone to invent a new way for us to use phones without cases. I am grateful for the transparent case because what is the point of a pretty phone if I cannot see the beauty every day.

The Infinix Zero 30 is an ultra-slim 3D curved screen device made of corning gorilla glass which makes it less susceptible to scratches. This phone has a 92.7% screen-to-body ratio with the screen curving across the frame. Something about the ultra-slim design and curved screen gives the phone a premium and elegant look. This 6.78-inch large screen gives the user an uninterrupted visual display and it feels like your phone is just a light flat screen in your hands. The display has a peak brightness of 950 nits, a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a high brightness mode perfect for when you’re outside and the sun is shining. It also comes with brilliant display colour quality with eye-care Mode (TUV Rheinland Certified) that helps reduce eye fatigue and discomfort when you’ve been staring at your screen for hours. 

The on-screen fingerprint display adds to the elegance of this device. It allows for smooth one-hand usage and the long rectangular shape of the phone stabilises it in your palms. The phone itself weighs 185g, making it super lightweight.

Besides my love for the beauty of Infinix designs, I love that Infinix is constantly adapting to the needs of consumers. Almost everyone documents their lives these days, from content creators to everyday social media users, to even kids with no online presence. Most mobile phone innovations focus on making clearer back cameras but because Infinix has its ear on the streets they’re not only innovating back cameras they’re making better selfie angle cameras. This phone is being marketed as a vlogging device and it comes with a 50MP front camera with 4K/60FPS (Frames per second) camera capability which is quite impressive for a phone priced below $350. With 4k/60fps you get four times the overall pixel count which gives you better display resolution. 

This 4k resolution allows you to film and edit videos without losing the quality. 4k is widely used in video games and HD TVs so you’re getting cinema-quality videos with this phone. Plus capturing 60 frames per second creates smoother motion and less motion blur on your videos. Most smartphones start at 30fps but with this phone’s 4k/60fps capability, you can capture more detail with a more realistic look for your vlogs. 

The phone also has a 108MP rear camera with the same 4K/60FPS video capability which means you get smoother and more stable image capture from the front and back. Infinix has also added a glass lens to the main camera lens and this helps it capture light better to give satisfying filming even in low-light areas. The 120° wide lens comes with a 3x lossless zoom feature. With this, you can film faraway objects in perfect clarity.

With this phone, you can not only film selfie angles and back camera angles like a professional, but you also get dual camera features. The dual camera allows you to film with both front and rear cameras at once so you capture more perspectives and all your reactions while filming. If you want a phone with ultra-HD resolution that makes your videos look smooth and super professional, then this is the phone for you.

Let’s get into the technology

The Infinix Zero 30 5G device comes with a 5000mAh battery with intelligent fast charging technology and this enables it to get from zero to 80% charge in just 30 minutes. It came to me with a 50% charge, I plugged it in and blinked and it was already at 100%. I’m too busy to put my phone down for long stretches of time so this fast-charge technology is perfect for people like me who are always on the go. Also, the battery life lasts a full 24 hours so even if you have an epileptic power supply you’re covered, and when you’re outside filming, your battery lasts a long time without you having to carry a power bank around. The phone is also built with a vacuum chamber liquid cooling which gives it a rapid cooling technique that reduces device temperatures by up to 7°C. The phone remains cool to the touch and never overheats during long 4K video shoots and also while charging.

Built for filming, this device is rated IP53 water and dust-resistant. Your device will survive rain splashes and on a windy day, dust won’t be an issue. You can take spur-of-the-moment shots in any weather conditions. I stepped out while it was drizzling to test this feature and the phone was perfectly fine despite the raindrops and afterwards. 

There is also a lot of space on this device. It has 21GB (12+9GB) extended RAM plus 256GB ROM. You can record and capture moments without worrying about deleting your saved memories to make space. The device also has dual speaker audio with HIRes and DTS which gives you immersive stereo audio recording and cinema-quality playback.

Final verdict: High camera quality with ultra-wide angles for filming. Sleek and stylish design. Long-lasting battery life. Ultimately, great value for your money.

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