Infinix Zero 4 Plus Initial Hands-on Review : Zero to Hero?

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When we were invited to the office of Hellotronics, they had a bunch of devices for us to check out. While our attention was mostly diverted to the Nokia 6, we also made sure that we were able to book some time with the other smartphones they had on the table; one of those phones was the recently released Infinix Zero 4 Plus. Today, we’re going to be taking a quick look at the Zero 4 Plus to give you our initial thoughts on this big-screened device before putting it through its paces for its full review.

Specs

  • 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor
  • ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 5.98-inch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage, up to 128GB via microSD
  • 20.7-megapixel rear camera, dual-LED flash OIS, laser AF
  • 8-megapixel front camera, LED flash
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (XOS)
  • SRP Php, 15,990

Initial Impressions: Zero’s Got Back

Infinix Mobile is no stranger to big-screened devices, their previous release prior to this one — the Note 3 Pro — was a 6-inch phablet, and the “Plus” tacked on to the big brother of the Infinix Zero 4 should clue you in that you’d be handling a rather big device with a considerable amount of heft as well. The Zero 4 Plus has a metal unibody build with chamfered edges that breaks away from the norm we’ve seen in the more recent models from other brands. In this case, given the size of the Zero 4 Plus, we think it was a good call to sacrifice a bit of the ergonomics that curved edges give in order to give you a better handle on this device.

Taking a tour around the Zero 4 Plus, you’ll see the that the right side houses the volume rocker and power button,  on the left is the notch for the hybrid SIM tray, on top is the 3.5mm jack, and on the bottom is the Micro USB port flanked by speaker grilles; only the right one has the speaker though.

Flip the phone over and you’ll see the incredibly massive camera bump that the Zero 4 Plus has for its rear shooter. Seriously, it sticks out like a sore thumb! Thankfully, they’ve included a case out of the box so you can lay it down flat on a table. But, I digress. Right below the camera and its dual LED flash and Laser AF system, is the fingerprint scanner.

Let’s move on to the front of the Zero 4 Plus, which is covered in 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Zero 4 Plus has a 5.98-inch Full HD IPS display that has a decent color saturation and contrast, plus pretty good legibility outdoors and viewing angles as well. Above the screen is the 8-megapixel front camera and its LED flash for you selfie aficionados out there. We really appreciate that Infinix Mobile didn’t go with plus-sized bezels on the Zero 4 Plus, but expect to adjust your grip on the device since there is a considerable amount of travel going from the on-screen navigation buttons to the volume rocker and power button.

For its internals, the Infnix Zero 4 Plus rocks a Helio X20 deca-core processor that’s paired of with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; you can choose to bump your storage capacity via MicroSD card but it’s a hybrid slot, so it’s either that or another SIM. Running AnTuTu Benchmarks, the Zero 4 Plus was able to achieve a score of 85171 and, so far, everything looks to be on the up and up. The Zero 4 Plus runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Infinix Mobile’s custom UI, XOS, which doesn’t seem to get in the way of the experience; navigation was smooth with no hiccups when launching apps. We hope this holds up as we take the phone through its paces. The Infinix Mobile Zero 4 Plus has a 4000mAh battery, which is a good move considering the Infinix Zero Plus’ size.

And, that pretty much does it for our initial review for the Infinix Zero 4 Plus. It’s currently available at Lazada and is priced at Php 15, 990.

(unbox.ph, https://goo.gl/9noU00)

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