P13999 Infinix Zero 5 is a promising camera-focused midranger

Infinix Mobility’s just-launched flagship is the camera-focused Infinix Zero 5. It has dual rear cameras: 12MP wide angle plus 13MP telephoto (2x zoom + 10x digital zoom) and 16MP selfie camera with LED flash. The specs and price make up for the conventional design: the Zero 5 has a 5.98-inch Full HD display, Mali-T880 processor, 64GB storage, 6GB RAM, rear fingerprint sensor, and a large 4350mah battery with fast charging. That battery and RAM alone make the phone, at this price point, worthy of a second look, especially if you’re shopping for a midranger this holiday season. The Infinix Zero 5 wil be exclusively available on Lazada and will be available during the Lazada Online Revolution Sale (12.12) for P13,999.

Infinix Zero 5 Full Specs

5.98-inch 16:9 aspect ratio Full HD IPS display (2.5D) | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Helio P25 MT6757 2.6GHz Octa-Core | Mali T880 MP2 GPU
6GB LPDDR4X RAM | 64GB Storage, up to 128GB via microSD
Rear Cameras: 12MP Sony IMX386, F2.0 wide
+ 13MP telephoto, F2.6, 2x optical zoom, dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera: 16MP F2.0 with LED flash
Dual-SIM, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C
Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS 3.0
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
4,350mAh battery with fast charging
166.38 x 82.38 x 7.95mm | 197g
Comes in Champagne Gold, Bordeaux Red, and Sandstone Black
Price during Lazada Online Revolution Sale: P13,999

Note also that most 2017 midrangers (OPPO F5, F5 Youth, F5 6GB, Huawei Nova 2i, Vivo V7+, LG Q6), except for the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus, have micro USB ports. The Infinix Zero 5 has a Type C port.

Of course, all of these mentioned midrangers have 18:9 aspect ratio displays and barely-there side and very thin top and bottom bezels; the Infinix Zero 5 chose the conventional design path. Check out their website and Facebook page for details.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.