Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Muhammad Irfan0
Infinix Zero2 hands-on & first impressions
If you’re not familiar with the name Infinix, it’s not your fault since it’s a relatively new player in the market. Regardless of that, this Hong Kong based smartphone manufacturer has been able to grab people’s attention due to it’s low price and high spec smartphones. Infinix Zero2 aims to be the same and carries the title of a flagship device from the manufacturer. It’s only been a few days since we received the review unit so here are our Infinix Zero2 first impressions.
Infinix Zero2 comes in an interesting box that looks and feels a bit like Kevlar. Well, this is by no coincidence and totally intentional since Infinix Zero2’s back is also made up of Kevlar. Inside the box are a bundle of accessories, some of which we usually don’t get to see in newer devices.
Once you take the Zero2 out of it’s box, you immediately realize that how light the device is. For us, it felt quite lighter than what we’re expecting it to be. Despite the light weight, aluminum structure of the device adds a solid feel to it. On the contrary, it also makes the Infinix Zero2 quite slippery which is why I almost dropped it a few times already.
As I mentioned earlier, back side of the Infinix Zero2 is made out of Kevlar. Don’t be fooled by the looks of it as it is not textured but quite smooth and has a rubbery feel to it. If you didn’t know already, Kevlar is the material used in making body armor and many other things.
We were quite pleased to see that Infinix Zero2 has speakers at the bottom instead of front or back. This you don’t see quite often but is something we personally prefer. It allows users to place the phone any-side down without the fear of missing an alarm or a phone call just because the phone’s speakers were blocked.
While Infinix Zero2 has a admirable design and equally good hardware, we were not at all impressed by it’s software. Zero2 runs a customization of the Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat). Due to quite a few reasons — at the moment — we do not feel that it’s up to the par. Don’t get us wrong here, Zero2’s software runs quite smoothly and effortlessly. But the afore mentioned reasons mostly concern poor design aesthetics and lack of basic functionality. They will be discussed in detail, in the in-depth review of the Zero2 which you should expect in a few weeks time.
That’s all about our first impressions of the Infinix Zero2’s hardware and software. While you wait for the complete review, feel free to suggest anything that you’d like to be the part of our review.