Infinix Zero 8 Price in Pakistan - Mobile Pricex

Infinix Zero 8 Price in Pakistan - Mobile Pricex

I am disappointed with the latest model of the budding budget "flagship" Infinix X687 "ZERO 8". Sales started noisily, but in fact everything is quite difficult and you need to be careful when choosing such a smartphone. I will try to tell and show all the nuances of the smartphone, the pros and cons of this model, as well as what was left behind the scenes of other "laudatory" reviews. If you don't have enough patience, scroll to the conclusions. As they say, trust, but check.

Infinix ZERO 8 Smartphone

In general, Infinix ZERO 8 is a mid-budget smartphone, with a fairly simple hardware, with no NFC module, but with a decent camera (64 MP rear and 48 MP front). It is positioned as a replacement for the popular camera phone at a low cost of ~ $170. The smartphone is interesting, the level of Realme 6 or Redmi Note 8 Pro, but not without a "fly in the ointment". I immediately had questions about the quality of the camera, the performance of the hardware, etc. Pay attention to the price — it is initially inflated to compensate for the available discount coupons. And to be honest, the new models OnePlus Nord N10 and POCO X3 against the background of Infinix, they look like a more interesting offer.

Infinix Zero 8 Price in Pakistan - Mobile Pricex
Infinix Zero 8 Price in Pakistan - Mobile Pricex

Specifications:

  • Brand: Infinix 
  • Model: ZERO 8 (X687) 
  • Type: Mid-budget smartphone Processor: 
  • MTK Helio G90T Video subsystem: 
  • Mali-G76 MC4 
  • Screen: 6.85" (16.5 cm) 
  • IPS FHD+ 2460 x 1080 pixels 90 Hz 
  • Memory: 8/128GB 
  • Camera: Quad rear camera 64 MP, autofocus, 
  • AI, HDR Front camera: 48 MP (double cutout at the top of the screen, in the left corner), 
  • AI Face unlock Charging: 
  • USB-C Warp Charge 33W (10V 3.3 A) 
  • Battery: 4500 mA 
  • OTG Support: Yes 
  • Slot: Two nano SIM card slots, separate micro
  • SD card slot (up to 2TB) Wireless Interfaces: 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 
  • GLONASS/GPS Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Side-mounted ultrasonic sensor Headphone Jack: Yes, 3.5 mm Apt-X support: No Operating time: standby up to 26 days, talk time up to 36 hours, active (games, video) mode up to 13-14 hours 
  • OS: X OS, Global Version, support for OTA Update, local updates Dimensions: 79 x 168.7 x 9 mm Weight: 210 g.

The smartphone charges quickly, but only from native charging. From normal charging without WARP Charge support, there will be a normal 5V/2A mode and a couple of hours.

The case is thin, has small sides, covers the glass edges and the camera protrusion.

The camera unit is located in the upper part of the back cover, approximately the same as that of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, only the design (diamond-shaped) differs. In total, four sensors are used: the main one at 64 MP, an 8 MP scene depth sensor ( it also serves to improve the picture, to increase the clarity of photos and for shooting at night "Night mode"), then a 2 Mp Wide-Angle sensor, and 2 effects and macro cameras. The manufacturer claims that the top — end sensor from SONY-IMX686 (64 Mp) was used as the main camera. I didn't find any indication in the properties that this is SONY.

48 MP front-facing camera with improved night shooting, as well as an 8 MP wide-angle camera for group selfies.

The first activation showed an interesting moment. The system language "Russian" is present, but "Russia" is not included in the list of countries. It is not clear, you have to choose "Other", and then get confused in time zones. Again, a firmware flaw.

The event feed is located to the left of the main screen. The curtain holds a fairly large number of tools. There is also a "zakos" in the direction of the flagships — a sidebar that can also be personalized.

You can configure several types of gestures in the system at once. We also needed to update the system when enabling it. The last screenshot shows working with an OTG drive. OTG connection works, copied screenshots and photos from the internal memory of the smartphone.

I turn to the traditional comparison with other smartphone models.

Once we were talking about the flagships, I put it to estimate the size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. One of the largest models in the Galaxy line, but, as you can clearly see, the Infinix has a slightly more elongated display, which makes the smartphone seem bigger. The location of the front-facing cameras at Infinix is more of a parody of the Galaxy S10+, also last year's smartphone.

The Infinix camera looks more modern, but the Galaxy Note 10+ uses a laser rangefinder scanner instead of a scene depth sensor, which in principle corresponds in meaning. Further, another very good device from Oppo is the Reno 4 Pro model. An honest flagship, without unnecessary tantrums. Yes, Infinix is larger in size. Oppo claims 6.5" vs. Infinix's 6.85".

Oppo has a quad camera of 48 MP, but (from experience) the pictures are better, clearer, and as an auxiliary sensor to improve the clarity of photos and for night shooting, an advanced sensor of 12 MP is used (and not 8 MP like Infinix). Yes, and the telephoto sensor is 13 MP, and not 2 MP like Infinix.

To be honest, the Infinix Zero 8 looks like... like a Chinese smartphone. Here is just like one of the masses of semi-basement, similar to each other, with the same rounded corners of the displays. It's a good thing they didn't make a drop-shaped cutout for the camera, otherwise the similarity would be close to 100%.

Yes, and the fancy rear camera gives it a basement division.

Well, I'll leave my personal impressions for conclusions, but now I'll turn to the facts and start with testing the camera. The Infinix camera app allows you to shoot with automatic adjustment of shooting modes (AI), there is support for HDR, as well as optical zoom (1x, 0.6 x, 2x). This is what the camera app looks like, a number of quick options are available, as well as a separate high-definition "64 Mp" mode Additional options are available in the settings, as well as quick access to Google Lens, creating short videos for social networks, etc.

The front-facing camera works both in normal mode and in wide-angle mode, so you can take photos with the company.

The resolution of selfies and wide-angle selfies is 2976 x 3968 and 3448 x 3264 pixels, respectively. This corresponds to 12 Mp. To get high-detail images, you need to enable a separate "48Mp" mode (the third screenshot), with a resolution of 6000 x 8000 pixels.

And now about the sad part. The camera is quite slow, especially the included AI, HDR, 64MP options affect the shutter speed negatively. The fact is that while the smartphone chooses the optimal settings for photos (AI auto mode), you need to keep still, holding the object in the frame. Slightly shifted — write is gone, the photo will be blurred. If you compare it with other smartphones (for example, Galaxy and Oppo above), then there the camera app is somewhat more optimized and the picture is taken quickly. And in Infinix… And out of habit, I "click", remove the smartphone, then look at the result. It turns out something like this.

It's very unpleasant, especially when you consider that every second photo I took came out in a similar blurry way. Accordingly, in 64MP mode, you need to hold your smartphone still even longer in time, the same applies to night shooting. For the same reason, it is not possible to take photos with digital zoom normally.

We move on to testing with benchmarks and various utilities.

First, the AIDA64 report. Pay attention to the screenshots of the camera tab ("Devices"). Aida just doesn't see the right sensor. Specified 16 MP rear camera sensor and 12 MP front camera. Report of the CPU-Z test package. Well, everything is simple here: the model, the processor. 4500 mAh battery.

Additionally, PCMark tested the battery life under load: the smartphone was running in active mode and discharged from 80% to 20% in 12 hours and 20 minutes. About a day is enough for an average use.

Infinix does not show any " top " results, even more so: the results are approximately at the level of last year. However, what to expect from the very specific Mediatek G90T. As for me, the same Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S looks very attractive with the same performance, but a more capacious battery.

Satellite catches, this Mediatek works with both GPS, Glonass and Baidu.

But when I ran the touch screen test for the number of simultaneously supported touches, I was a little upset. The result is at the level of third-rate smartphones and tablets: just 5 touches. And this is for a smartphone that is positioned as productive, for active use, including for games. Bold minus sign!

Wi-Fi speed is quite decent. The test packages and games were loaded in a matter of minutes, so everything is fine here.

But the performance is not all right. The CPU Throttling Test application shows a clear performance drop of up to 15%. The more the processor heats up and the longer it is under load — the stronger the trottl. It is very sad, especially given the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 or 720G, which are faster, more efficient (more economical) and do not trottlyat.

As for me, this is another "daughter" decided to enter the market with aggressive marketing, invested in advertising and design, but took the old (last year's) hardware based on the G90T. The platform as a whole is mediocre, except that a good screen is installed. The rest — a large selfie camera and a large rear camera-are nothing more than marketing elements that are trying to attract you. It reminded me of the spring presentations of the Elephone E10 and Elephone E10 PRO smartphones — state employees with a cool camera.

As a matter of fact, here is a list of noticed minusesof Infinix X687 "ZERO 8"::

1. An old Chinese MediaTek G90T processor. Hot, not the most optimized processor, borrowed from smartphones of previous generations, for example, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 6.With all the ensuing disadvantages — a cooling system was required (declared "liquid-cooling"), and the battery consumes decently. What will happen to such a smartphone in six months or a year is unclear. And yes, there are performance drops and clock skips when heating, which leads to a drop in overall performance, especially under prolonged load.

2. There is no contactless payment option — there is no NFC support. Currently, this is a serious disadvantage, as dynamic living conditions dictate the need to pay from a smartphone. Alas, you may be able to pay using QR codes, but NFC could be installed for the cost of this smartphone.

3. Multi-touch screen with just 5 touches. Incomprehensible and inappropriate.

4. Despite the claimed 64 MP rear and 48 MP front camera, the smartphone gives quite noisy photos, especially when using zoom (and in 64M mode). Well, it does not pull on the SONY IMX686. The AIDA64 test package, despite the permission granted to the application, could not correctly determine the sensor model (displays 16 Mp). What is really worth there is an open question for me. Again, 64 MP shooting is not available in night mode (only the basic 16 MP sensor). Here, in the minuses, I write down blurry photos, I did not expect this at all from a smartphone with an "advanced" camera.

5. Video stabilization only works at 1080p/30fps, there are ripples in the image when moving sharply. Software flaw, you need to wait for software updates.

6. Relatively small capacity of the built-in 4500mAh battery. Now there are quite a lot of modern smartphones with 5000 mAh or more (for example, the new POCO M3 and 6000 mAh). Not enough...

7. Lack of support for fast charging QC3. 0/QC4. 0. Now almost all top gadgets support fast charging, even the iPhone "delivered" support for PD3. 0. But Infinix only works with Warp Charge,which means that you will have to purchase only original cables and only original ROM. With conventional chargers, the smartphone will receive 5V and 2A (10W). And if you can choose a network power supply with Warp Charge support, then it is almost impossible to find a similar external battery. The whole point is lost — you can only charge quickly at home, or you have to always carry the original charger with you.

In the bottom line, there are several positive aspects - this is a large IPS screen, a really good display with support for 90 Hz, but this is not a top-end display module, although they promised "at the level of flagships" ... The kit includes both a case and a protective film. This is good, otherwise it would be difficult to find protection for a basement smartphone in a short time. In the pros, I also note the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone output. Apparently, the manufacturer decided to attract an additional target audience. True, there are no headphones included, but the seller offers to pay extra for wireless headphones as an additional option. It is not clear why you can not immediately invest decent headphones.

However, the smartphone is decent. Whether to take it or not is up to you. I would buy myself a new OnePlus Nord N10 5G instead of Infinix, or one of the fresh Pokophones, such as the POCO X3. They at least have NFC. And if contactless payment is not needed, then you can take Xiaomi Redmi 9S or POCO M3, the latter is even much cheaper than Infinix. And if you have a little more money, then it makes sense to take Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite or Oppo Reno 4 Pro, which are already more like normal flagships, with honest characteristics. In any case, there are quite a lot of smartphones of a similar level, and Infinix ZERO-well, it does not reach the "flagship killer".

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