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My Infinix Zero 5 Unboxing!

The past few days have tested my patience, first, my laptop gave up on me, then I accidentally formatted the MicroSD card that had all the review pictures and videos shot in Dubai, but:

So, like I promised, this is my Infinix Zero 5 unboxing:

 

INFINIX ZERO 5 UNBOXING

As far as the accessories are concerned, Infinix stuck with what they had with the Zero 4 Plus. So you have the usual suspects, like your fast charge wall adapter:

Instead of the MicroUSB cable on the Zero 4 Plus, you now have the USB type-C cable:
Earphones:

Sim Card Ejector:

A plastic case:

Phone wipe:

And finally, a new entry — the much needed USB type-C adapter, which was missing in the Phantom 8 accessories:

 


REVEALING THE 5!

Peeling off the wrap immediately reveals the display on the Zero 5

 
As well as:
The BEZELS!

Like I said in my hands-on, where I prefer the Bordeaux red color variant, especially the back view, because what is not to love, I also like the fact that the bezels on the black color variant blends with the display.

Now here’s a fun fact, the bezels on the Phantom 8:

 
Is slightly larger than the Zero 5.

Moving forward, with the Zero 5 powered on, you get to fully see the 5.98 inch full HD Display:

Let’s just call it 6-inch:


PLACEMENTS

Placements are like this, on the left side is the MicroSD card slot which is expandable up to 256GB

On the other side is the Dual SIM card slot.

I must point out that this arrangement is way better than the hybrid SIM arrangement on the Zero 4 plus, and even the Phantom 8.

There is the volume rocker which isn’t as tactile as the power button

Now, unlike the Phantom 8, the Zero 5 has no placements on top:

Because they have all been moved beneath, so you have the mono speaker grills, the USB Type-C port and the earphone jack.

 


BUILD

Similar to last year’s Zero 4 Plus, Infinix has stuck with the metallic build for the Zero 5, which is different from the diamond fire design on the Phantom 8:

As for the placements, you have one of the major highlights of the Zero 5 —the dual camera setup. Now, here are 2 reasons why I prefer the dual camera setup on the Zero 5 to the Phantom 8.

 
For one, there are no camera bumps on the Zero 5, which makes it less prone to scratches

There is also the fact that this supports OIS — although I will be testing out this claim in my full review.
Anyways, the first camera is the main camera — 12MP wide-angled lens, while the second is a 13MP telephoto lens, beside that you have the dual LED flash

… The fingerprint sensor.
You also have antenna bands that further add to the aesthetics of the device:

For the front view, Infinix has stuck with the Gorilla Glass 3 protection that was spotted on the Zero 4 Plus:

As for the placements in front, you have the selfie flash, notification and proximity sensor and a 16MP selfie camera.

Now, similar to the Zero 4 Plus, the Zero 5 uses on-screen buttons:

 
The placement has got me feeling this way:

Because I think that Infinix should have used physical buttons to justify the use of the bezels.


BEAUTIFUL INSIDE?

The Zero 5 uses the latest UI from Infinxi dubbed the Hummingbird:

If you are an Infinix user, you might not immediately tell the difference, but the icons have been slightly tweaked. Infinix has also added a news feed to the home-screen.

Don’t worry, you can disable this if you don’t like it.

Or install a third party launcher.


HOW DOES IT FEEL IN THE HAND?

It does feel quite handy, even for a 6-inch device. Although it is slightly heavier than the Zero 4 plus:

And the Phantom 8 (Of course):

 
So, guys! There you have it! My unboxing of the Zero 5.
I’d like to know which of the devices you prefer — the Zero 5 or the Phantom 8?

 
You can also tell me what you want to see in the full review.

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26 comments on “My Infinix Zero 5 Unboxing!

  1. Mac Daniel says:

    Awww nice review Sis, it’s totally epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Otas says:

    The Zero 5 and Phantom 8 are both the same thing… And To think they are both from the same parent company… These people are just messing with my head… Can’t wait to sell my Phantom 8 to get Gionee M7 Power when it’s out

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, LET ME SAY THANK AND ALSO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR BEING ABLE TO DELIVER THIS UNBOXING AGAINST ALL ODDS.
    I SINCERELY WANT THIS PHONE. I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER WANTED A PHONE THIS BAD SINCE THE ERA OF NOKIA N97.
    I MUST HAVE THIS PHONE.
    MEANWHILE I’M EXPECTING THE REVIEW ON THE INFINIX QUITE…

  4. Adegbenro says:

    Thank you Tobi. 1. Battery life with a larger battery but also a more powerful CPU compared to the Zero 4.
    2. Performance.
    3. Camera: rear camera with f 1/2.0 focal length?
    I’m happy infinix stayed with the metallic unibody.

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I WILL ALWAYS PREFER AN INFINIX PHONE 📱 OVER A TECNO PHONE. ON THIS PART, INFINIX ZERO 5 OVER PHANTOM 8…

  6. joe dex says:

    zero 5 ofcos, test on camera, speed, battery

  7. Gabby says:

    Hi Tobi, sorry about your laptop giving up on you, i understand how that feels.
    As per your review i have been waiting to read your review for awhile and i must say i prefer the infinix zero 5 to the tecno phantom 8. I would like to see a review how the mtk p25 processor handles heavy use/multi-tasking and how the battery copes with heavy usage plus how long it takes to charge from 0-100%.
    Finally great job keep it up.

  8. I always say it and will continue saying it, Infinix is King over Tecno shine shine Bobo phantom 8.
    Well for the review, let us see an in depth comparison between Zero 5, Zero 4, Zero 4plus and Phantom 8…
    Things like Camera, Speed, gaming performance.. for the gaming performance, use PSP emulator and play God of war (Ghost of Sparta) that is how we will know if this phone is really worth it.
    And please don’t waste time with the review, like you did last year, that you wasted one full month before giving us Zero 4plus review…
    And lastly, Misstechy how do you Tech Bloggers get devices you use for review before they go on sale? Am a tech blogger too http://www.correctblogger.com and i want to start doing stuffs like this too..
    If anyone has a very good answer you can also answer me.

  9. fhem says:

    Misstechy sorry about the laptop nd ur SD card. Was becoming worried waiting for a post this past few days.. Nice review. How much is the zero 5 by the way

  10. Kaybang says:

    Awww, you’re back. Nnó o, nnó. Welcome. 😺
    “I… formatted the MicroSD card that had all the review pictures and videos shot in Dubai…”

  11. Emerson says:

    When u said your laptop gave up on you, did u mean it couldn’t handle all the wealth on display in Dubai and just decided to dump u for a 10yr old with two oil wells? Anyways great review as always but I have a problem commenting on YouTube.

    1. Kaybang says:

      “When u said your laptop gave up on you, did u mean it couldn’t handle all the wealth on display in Dubai and just decided to dump u for a 10yr old with two oil wells?”

  12. CalebT says:

    Good work misstechy you’ve got me glued to the blog and I wanna see a comparison video with the phantom 8. Keep on the good work

  13. Your unboxing videos & posts are always superb.💘

  14. Lewis says:

    Now I want to own that phone. Misstechy please give me that phone 😭😭😭

  15. Perfect! I want this phone already, the only thing I hate is the on screen buttons..
    Physical Always does it for me, we will adapt sha

  16. Kelvin says:

    Awesome review….. 👍👍👍

  17. Judith Tech says:

    Nice review
    Visit my Bl0g

  18. Adegbenro says:

    I like the look of the phone except for:
    1. No wifi dual band capability. Has only wifi 802.11 b/g/n. Should have 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n.
    2. Has only Bluetooth 4.0. In 2017?! That’s terrible.
    I like the following about it:
    1. The price.
    2.. Metallic unibody.
    2b. The price.
    3. The battery capacity.
    4. 2.1GHz octa-core CPU.
    5. The camera considering it’s price.
    6. Great VFM.

  19. hassan says:

    Firstly i must appreciate ur effort over discussion about the infinix zero 5 and tecno phantom 8,i think i will go for the infinix zero because i have never use any infinix product before but i know infinix product are always good.

  20. hussaini says:

    Good day miss techy i prefer Infinix zero 5 to tecno Phantom 8 because test on camera, speed, battery life and the multitasking which it also does, wish to afford it some day

  21. Edu says:

    The phone is gorgeous…infinix has given a good response to tecno’s phantom 8 ,I can’t wait for the review and the comparison between the two devices

  22. Anonymous says:

    The zero 5 has a smart cover? If yes, show me it picture

  23. Alphonse says:

    Le zéro 5 est compatible avec le xpen ?

  24. Alphonse says:

    The zero 5 works with the xpen?

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