The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G debuted in India last month. It looks like an impressive proposition on paper with features like a 200-megapixel primary camera and support for 180W Thunder Charge fast charging. This Infinix smartphone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage. It had a promotional price of. 29,999 rupees, which has since gone up to Rs. 36,999. However, does the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G justify the increased price?
In this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 Orbital podcast, host Siddharth Suvarna talks to reviewer Pranav Hegde and senior reviewer Sheldon Pinto to find out how the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G stacks up against the competition.
Hegde has been using this smartphone for nearly a month and was immediately surprised by the Rs. 36,999 price points — a premium price for an Infinix smartphone. Despite the high price, Hegde notes that 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage are pretty good. The standout features, however, are the 200-megapixel primary camera in the triple rear camera module and the 180W Thunder Charge support.
The handset has a curved display and split back design. Hegde points out that the rear panel has a partial leatherette covering along with a fiberglass section. Suvarna and Pinto are intrigued by the build quality of the phone. The Infinix Zero Ultra 5G appears to be sub-R. 25,000 smartphones according to Hegde. Its 6.8-inch curved AMOLED display gives it a premium look. However, the rather large display seems to reduce the smartphone’s battery life.
Pinto asks about the performance of the MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset. Hegde points out that the chipset is popular in the mid-range segment. There, the job is done! It offers a decent gaming experience and smooth performance with regular use. Moving forward, Pinto is pushing on the poor software experience of Infinix smartphones in the past. Hegde is also not a fan of the user interface included in the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G. It doesn’t look as premium as the Rs. Price 37,000 for which it is currently sold. Hegde adds that while it is feature-rich to an extent, this smartphone comes with several pre-installed apps. Awkward naming schemes can make the whole experience confusing for the user as well.
Moreover, poor battery performance and unoptimized automatic refresh rate switching further confuse the experience of using the Infinix Zero Ultra 5G. The only upside seems to be the 180W charger that comes in the box, says Hegde. Even the 200-megapixel camera isn’t impressive. The configuration looks solid on paper, but the software is not properly optimized. Suvarna points out that Infinix is not known for its software updates, so maybe people should hold their breath for software fixes in the near future. Finally, we discuss the competition this smartphone faces in the sub-R. 40,000 segment and should consumers consider buying it.
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