The Infinix Zero 8 is the first camera-centric phone we are seeing from the company in a little over a year. The last phone we saw in this series was the Infinix Zero 6 series that was unveiled in early 2019. The Zero 8 build up on that and adds a lot more not just in terms of specifications but also the price.
The Infinix Zero 8 is available in Kenya right now for Ksh 28,999. This is right around the same range you can get the new Tecno Camon 16 Premier that was also launched in the country recently.
The Infinix Zero 8 was launched in Kenya last week but I have had it for a little longer than that. One of its key selling points is its camera and especially the Super Night mode feature. I have been testing this camera and have been impressed. It is really good even for beginners who do not have time to configure the settings to take the perfect shot.
Infinix Zero devices have always had good cameras but the ones on the Zero 8 take that to the next level. Shots are clear with good colour reproduction and good enough detail.
64MP Quad Back Camera
The Infinix Zero 8 comes with a massive 64MP main camera at the back. This is one of the four sensors the phone has at the back. The other sensors include an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP depth sensor and another 2MP sensor that I am still not sure what it does but may be dedicated for low light videos.
By default, the camera takes 16MP shots which are still good but you have the option of selecting the 64MP option on the camera app for those shots. I managed to get really good photos and most of the times I didn’t have to toggle the 64MP option.
The colours are great even when indoors as you can see with the samples below.
Super Night Mode
My best feature with the Infinix Zero 8 has to be the Super Night Mode. This works by opening the shutter for longer to get in more light and have well lit shots even at night. Compared even to the Tecno Camon 16 Premier which theoretically has the same camera, the Infinix Zero 8 does shine.
Have a look at the two shots below. The right was taken with normal mode while the left is taken with Super Night Mode on. They were both taken at the same time at around 11PM. No flash was used on either shots and as you can see with the second shot, you can see more details and image noise levels are low.
Some other modes you can expect on the back camera include slow motion videos that can be recorded at 960 fps at 720p. This is quite good and might be the first from Infinix if I am not mistaken. Normal videos can be recorded at up to 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. Portrait mode does a good job at blurring the background for more dramatic shots and super macro mode is perfect for capturing objects at a very close distance.
For amateur photographers, the Infinix Zero 8 has a pro mode if you want to change some of the settings including white balance, ISO and the likes. Playing around with these can help to get the perfect shots you want.
48MP Main selfie camera
The Infinix Zero 8 has a 48MP main selfie camera but this is not the only one available. The company has incorporated a dual setup with the other one being an 8MP ultrawide sensor. With the ultrawide sensor, you can fit more people in your selfies if you want to. When trying to take a selfie with the phone held in a horizontal position, the phone automatically switches the ultrawide lens on to save you the hustle of doing it manually.
Just like the back camera, the selfie camera does not take 48MP shots by default, you will have to toggle that on by yourself. Overall, the selfie shots are well detailed and good enough for most use cases.
The Infinix Zero 8 has impressed me so far. Camera performance has been so good for both the back and front facing cameras. I was expecting good performance and was blown away. There are a ton of different modes that we haven’t seen on some of the previous Infinix Zero devices.
These cameras are perfect for both beginners and professional mobile photographers can also use them. They are good and not just high megapixel sensors for the sake of having them.