Infinix Zero 8: the best cheap gaming phone in 2020

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Infinix Zero 8 was a tip from one of our readers over there site group during Black Friday. The smartphone is amazing and one of the best phones to buy in the range of R$ 1 thousand reais.

With 90hz refresh rate screen (allowing up to 90 fps) and 8 GB of RAM, this smartphone is ideal for those looking for a low cost gaming smartphone.


See what makes the Infinix Zero 8 so attractive.


LINK TO BUY Infinix Zero 8 with discount coupon.

Table of Contents

  • Respect processor
  • An improved and cheaper “Redmi Note 8 Pro”
  • game performance
  • Infinix Zero 8 has a great app for gaming
  • Where to buy?

Respect processor

Equipped with one of MediaTek's new processors, the Helio G90T, the Infinix Zero 8 does not look bad in benchmarks, being close to the Snapdragon 720G. Yes, that's what you read! The Helio G90T is on par with the Snapdragon 720G in performance, and easily outperforms the Snapdragon 665.

 

Comparative: Kimovil. Note the overall score on Antutu.

 

 

Comparison in Nano Review versus Snapdragon 665, no chance

The only problem here is the compatibility with some old games or games with little updated. If you're not going to play a lot, or if you're just going to face the games of the moment, Infinix Zero 8 is an excellent option.

An improved and cheaper “Redmi Note 8 Pro”

If I were to make a simple analogy, the Infinix Zero 8 would be an improved and cheaper “Redmi Note 8 Pro”. The setup is almost the same, but the Zero 8 has the upper hand in many ways.



The Zero 8 comes only in a version with 8 GB of RAM (against 6 of the Redmi Note 8 Pro) and the device's screen is even bigger than the Xiaomi smartphone.

The set of cameras on the back is almost identical to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but on the front, or rather the fronts, we have improvements. There are two cameras, one wide and one ultra-wide. One of them with 48 MP front!

Infinix Zero 8 fixes the competition's defects and brings improvements.

Infinix Zero 8 can shoot in [email protected] without any problems. The front, for now, only shoots in 1080p, but that should change with future updates, as “little brother”, the Infinix Zero 8i, has simpler front cameras and shoots in 4K.

game performance

One of the biggest fears of those who buy an intermediate or basic smartphone is disappointing performance in games. With Infinix Zero 8 this won't be a problem. Of course, it won't have the performance of a top-of-the-line “thoroughbred”, but the performance is satisfactory for its price range.

See MediaTek Helio G90T processor performance in emulation

https://youtu.be/OWUM7faJlhU

The video is about the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but we can expect almost identical performance with the Infinix Zero 8. The Helio G90T processor handily emulates PSP, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64 and other simpler systems. In addition, it is also possible to take a risk with the emulation of GameCube, Wii and even Playstation 2.

In current games, Infinix Zero 8 doesn't disappoint either.


In Call of Duty Mobile, “Very High” and “Maximum” Frame Rate options are available. By enabling the maximum frame rate, the game will run at 60 FPS.


In Genshin Impact, the smartphone enables the maximum configuration of the game, but it is possible to notice some “frame drops”. On medium setting, the game runs fine at 60 FPS.

Infinix Zero 8 has a great app for gaming

https://youtu.be/8ZfzqUKz6Qs

Infinix Zero 8 comes equipped with XOS based on Android 10Q. One of the highlights of the UI is the Game Turbo app. In addition to improving the performance of the G90T chip in games, it also allows you to eliminate notifications, distractions, use two apps at the same time, record gameplay, take screenshots and check memory, CPU and GPU consumption.


You can, for example, disable notifications completely, or make them appear only as a “list” at the top of the screen.

A very cool feature of the Infinix Zero 8's “Gaming Mode” application is the possibility of setting a configuration for the volume buttons. You can turn one of the physical volume buttons into a crosshair or fire button.

Finally, a very interesting function for addicts on duty. There is the possibility of activating the “Cooling charge”, which would be a slower charging mode and prevents the smartphone from getting too hot during charging.


Where to buy?

For those looking for a complete gaming smartphone, already with a 90hz screen and who don't want to spend a small fortune, the Infinix Zero 8 can supply this player very well. The 8GB of RAM will guarantee great multi-tasking, while the battery is enough for a day of intense use (it could be a little bigger like the M3, but that's ok).

The only thing that you might not like about Infinix Zero 8 is that the interface is in “Portuguese Spanish”. But that could change with a simple update in the future.

Where to find Infinix Zero 8? The best place to buy it is at the official Infinix store on Aliexpress. When you click on the link below, and if it's your first purchase in months, you still receive a coupon (already applied to the link) that leaves the Zero 8 at the great price of R$ 975,44. Please note that this promotional price is for a limited time only. The smartphone's standard price is US$ 200 dollars or R$ 1.147 reais.

LINK TO BUY Infinix Zero 8

[Warning: the smartphone shown here does not have a warranty in Spain. Buy at your own risk.

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[originally published December 5, 2020]

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