Infinix ZERO 30 5G, OPPO Reno 9 5G, VIVO V27, and Redmi NOTE 12 Pro: A Review

October 4, 2023
5 min read

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our lives, and choosing the right device to meet your lifestyle need is more critical than ever. For picture lovers, a smartphone's camera capabilities hold a special place in our hearts. They allow us to capture life's most precious moments, express our creativity, and share our stories.

With this in mind, we embark on a journey to examine four prominent flagship smartphones: the Infinix ZERO 30 5G, OPPO Reno 9 5G, VIVO V27, and Redmi NOTE 12 Pro. These pocket-sized powerhouses promise exceptional performance, stunning displays, and cutting-edge features. In this article, we'll dissect the features and specifications of these devices, aiming to determine which truly stands out as the leader of the pack.


The display is often a key factor in determining the overall experience of a smartphone. The Infinix ZERO 30 5G stands out in this department with its stunning 6.78-inch AMOLED 3D Curved display. It offers a large canvas for multimedia consumption and boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and 10-bit colour depth, ensuring more vibrant visuals with smooth transitions than the more common 120Hz refresh rate.

VIVO V27 follows closely with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, while OPPO Reno 9 5G sports a 6.7-inch display. Both these devices feature a 120Hz refresh rate, which contributes to a smoother user experience. On the other hand, the Redmi NOTE 12 Pro sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 900nit brightness level. While it matches the refresh rate of its competitors, it falls slightly behind in display size and visual quality.


These smartphones have capable processors to handle various tasks efficiently. OPPO Reno 9 5G and VIVO V27 feature the SD778G and D7200 processors, respectively, offering commendable performance. With 8GB of RAM, they can easily handle demanding applications and gaming.

The Redmi NOTE 12 Pro boasts the D1080 processor and 8GB of RAM, ensuring a responsive user experience. While it may not have the highest RAM capacity in this comparison, it still holds its ground in terms of performance.

The Infinix ZERO 30 5G packs a punch featuring the highest processor of the lot, a D8020 processor, which promises snappy performance and smooth multitasking when coupled with its 12GB of RAM.


Front cameras have gained more popularity becoming essential for selfies, video calls, and even face recognition. With technological and digital advancements in smartphone cameras improving with every flagship release, users are now more than ever, using their front cameras to take pictures and create content for social media. Here's how these smartphones stack up in this department:

The Infinix ZERO 30 5G features a 50-megapixel front-facing camera. It’s the first smartphone that can record 4K video at 60 frames-per-second (FPS). Shooting in 4K/60fps allows you capture high-resolution video in ultra-sharp detail. Equipped with a Dual Micro-slit Flash, in low-light conditions, the dual flash provides enough illumination to ensure that front-facing shots are rich in detail. The Zero 5G front-facing camera is designed with vloggers in mind, letting you record higher quality videos for your content.

The OPPO Reno 9 5G features a 32MP front camera, which should deliver excellent selfie quality and support video calls with clarity.

The VIVO V27 offers a competitive 50MP front camera with autofocus, ensuring high-resolution selfies and clear video calls.

The Redmi NOTE 12 Pro comes last with a 16MP front camera, which is a lower resolution when compared to competitors like the Infinix Zero 30 5G.


In the era of social media and content creation, camera capabilities play a significant role in a smartphone's appeal. OPPO Reno 9 5G offers a 64MP primary camera with a wide f/1.8 aperture, ensuring great low-light performance. While it may have fewer megapixels than some competitors, it compensates with its camera software optimizations.

The VIVO V27 impresses with its 50MP OIS IMX766V camera, known for capturing detailed and well-stabilized shots. It also features an 8MP and a 2MP sensor, providing versatility in photography.

Redmi NOTE 12 Pro comes equipped with a 50MP primary camera with OIS and an additional 8MP and 2MP sensor, ensuring versatility in photography and decent low-light performance.

Infinix ZERO 30 5G boasts a 108MP rear camera that also provides 4K / 60FPS video capability. It combines OIS and EIS technologies to ensure stable image capture for both photography and video. The 108MP primary camera also features a 13MP and 2MP sensor, and it’s equipped with a 1/1.67" sensor and F1.65 large aperture, capturing more light for sharp and clear photos. The glass lens captures 10% more light than standard lenses and it sports both OIS and EIS for stable shots. It also has 120° wide lens, and threefold Lossless Zoom of the main lens which enables you to capture distant subjects with premium quality, maintaining image clarity and details.


When it comes to storage, having enough space for your apps, photos, videos, and files is crucial. The Infinix ZERO 30 5G impresses with a generous 256GB of internal storage, ensuring ample room for all your digital content.

The OPPO Reno 9 5G offers 128GB of storage, which is still substantial for most users but may require some storage management if you have a large media library.

VIVO V27 matches the OPPO with 128GB of storage, providing space for your files and apps.

The Redmi NOTE 12 Pro offers two storage options with 128GB, ensuring enough space for your needs. However, if you have an extensive media collection, you might want to consider your storage usage carefully and go for the Infinix ZERO 30 5G


Long battery life is crucial for smartphones, especially for users always on the go. In this category, the Infinix ZERO 30 5G boasts a 5000mAh battery, promising all-day usage. It also supports fast charging at 68W, ensuring you spend less time tethered to a charger.

The OPPO Reno 9 5G offers a 4500mAh battery with fast charging at 67W, balancing battery life and quick top-ups.

The VIVO V27 features a 4600mAh battery, ensuring reliable battery life for your daily tasks. It supports 66W fast charging, allowing you to replenish the battery rapidly.

The Redmi NOTE 12 Pro sports a 5000mAh battery, matching the capacity of Infinix ZERO 30 5G. It also supports fast charging at 67W using PD3.0 technology.


While the Infinix Zero 30 5G comes with a price tag of ₦327,300.00, it delivers unparalleled value for money. This price point becomes justified when you consider the exceptional features and specifications it brings to the table.

First and foremost, the Infinix Zero 30 5G stands out with its camera capabilities, setting a new standard in smartphone photography and videography. The 4K 60FPS capability on both the front-facing and rear camera is a game-changer, allowing users to create high-quality, cinematic content. Additionally, the rear camera setup with a 108MP primary camera and OIS ensures top-tier photography in various conditions.

The smartphone's impressive 12GB of RAM and a whopping 256GB of storage make it a powerhouse in its class. This generous RAM capacity ensures smooth multitasking and efficient performance, while the ample storage allows users to store a vast amount of data, apps, and multimedia content.

Moreover, the Infinix Zero 30 5G offers a high refresh rate display, a powerful processor, a large battery, and a host of unique features, making it a comprehensive package for users with diverse needs.

In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro, priced at ₦239,000.00, offers 8GB of RAM and half the storage at 128GB. While it may be more budget-friendly, it falls behind in terms of performance and storage capacity.

The Vivo V27, although the most expensive in this lineup at ₦359,900.00, doesn't quite match up to the Infinix Zero 30 5G in terms of overall value. When you weigh the features, specifications, and capabilities, the Infinix Zero 30 5G emerges as the smartest choice, even with its higher price tag. It offers a complete smartphone experience that justifies its cost, making it an excellent investment for those who demand top-tier performance and camera capabilities from their mobile device.

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