Our Opinion

The Infinix Zero 5 Pro is a slightly better phone, but the Huawei Honor 7X 64GB is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Huawei Honor 7X 64GB  Infinix Zero 5 Pro 
Huawei Honor 7X Infinix Zero 5
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Excellence Score
32.6
37.1
Value for Money Score
70.7
64.5
Price ₹ 13,651 onwards ₹ 19,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.93 inches 5.98 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 407 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 368 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 659Ranked #47 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P25Ranked #25 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T880
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 16MP + 2MP 12MP + 13MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1/2.9" Sensor Size, 1.25um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama 12MP: Sony IMX386 Sensor; F/2.0 Aperture; 1.25um Pixel Size, 13MP: Samsung S5K3M3 Sensor; F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size, 2x Optical Zoom
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Portrait Selfie, Effects, Gesture Control LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Samsung S5K3P8 Sensor
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.95 mm
Weight 165 gm 197 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3340 mAh 4350 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, xCharge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Wi-Fi Bridge; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (xCharge); Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent metal unibody design with a premium look and feel, top notch build quality
  • The metal body curves on the sides and along the edges, giving this phone a good in-hand feel
  • Reasonably light at 165 grams
  • The fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach and quick to unlock the phone
  • Add to that the minimal bezel 18:9 display, and the Honor 7X is a definite looker
  • Beautiful, large, immersive display - watching movies and games is a great experience
  • Viewing angles are good too, and Honor lets you tweak the colour temperature to suit your preferences
  • If your primary requirement is for a large, bezel-less display for reading content and watching movies, then the 7X will make a good choice
  • Honor's custom EMUI skin is decent (though not the best) and has a thoughtful single-handed mode which makes the phone easier to use despite its big screen
  • Good, solid, peppy performance backed by the same combination of processor and RAM as the Honor 9i
  • Both rear and front camera clicks are good in well lit conditions - and both have bokeh mode
  • Decent battery life - will comfortably last the work day with moderate use
  • Sports a nice metal unibody design that feels smooth at the touch, and a good build quality
  • Beautiful, large 5.98-inch Full HD (1080x1920) display on top - the screen pops with vivid and bright colours and you will best enjoy it when watching 1080p videos on YouTube or streaming platforms like Netflix (or while playing games) - the screen is also pretty visible under bright sunlight, and viewing angles are good too
  • Good performance - even under intensive use - playing graphic-intensive games and browsing heavy websites is pretty smooth
  • Impressive battery life - will comfortably last over a day even with heavy use
  • Supports fast charging via XCharge, which is decent (takes about 2 hours to full charge) though not the fastest
  • Dedicated dual sim slots and microSD slot
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Performance is good in daily use, but graphically intensive games will stutter - there are better performing phones available in this price bracket
  • Rear and front cameras are quite good but not the best - low light performance and portrait/bokeh mode are sometimes hit-and-miss
  • Average loudspeaker - audio from videos and music is not the best
  • No fast charging support - will take about two and a half hours to charge fully
  • Uses the older micro-USB port, instead of the USB-C standard
  • At this price range, the Honor 7X faces strong competition from the Xiaomi Mi A1 - while it doesn’t come with as impressive a display as the Honor 7X - it does boast a superior set of cameras, and stock Android OS (along with guaranteed Android updates in the future), which may make it an overall better choice for most users
  • In the age of bezel-less display, the design is also a little old-school
  • The fingerprint sensor, though accurate, is not the fastest
  • Infinix's custom UI over Android is not the most fluid (you'll notice some stuttering when scrolling within apps and websites and touch responsiveness is not all that snappy), and also has a bunch of bloatware, which can't be uninstalled
  • Average rear camera - the photos aren't too detailed, and indoor shots are noisy - portrait mode is average too
  • Average front camera - tends to let in a little too much light, portrait mode is again average
  • The single speaker on the bottom can get loud at maximum volume, but it doesn't produce the clearest sound - the placement is also not ideal since your palm would often block the speaker when watching videos or playing games in landscape mode
  • The Infinix Zero 5 is a massive phone both inside and out - it is quite large and will be unwieldy for most
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