Hands-On With Android 5.1 Lollipop On Infinix Zero 2 x509 + How To Upgrade

Unlike some other leading mobile brands operating in Nigeria whose devices are still languishing on android 4.4 KitKat, infinix is putting efforts into making android lollipop available on its latest smartphones.

A few days back, we published a comprehensive review of the android 5.1 lollipop OS running on the infinix hot note x551 phone, and later on-wards, we published a detailed tutorial on how to upgrade your infinix smart phones to android 5.1 lollipop.

Here in this post, we’d be looking at android 5.1 lollipop OS on infinix Zero 2 smartphone.

Android 5.1 Lollipop OS On Infinix Zero 2 x509 Hands-On

infinix zero 2 x509 running android 5.1 lollipop OS

So far so good, everything has been working pretty well. The operation has been fluid. Well, this is basically my hands-on review of the OS on the infinix zero 2 smartphones and it would be accompanied by some images. Not to worry, you will be getting a tutorial on how to upgrade if you choose to.


The interface based on the new lollipop OS on the device is pretty cool. Just like we’ve seen on kitkat and possibly other Android devices, you can choose to change your wallpaper easily by just tapping and holding a free space on the home screen and tapping on wallpaper.

Compared to the app drawer symbol on the KitKat OS, you get a round design drawer logo which I think is the same with all devices running android lollipop (I stand to be corrected).

Below is what the interface looks like on the zero 2 running android 5.1 lollipop.

infinix zero 2 lollipop interface

Unlike what it used to be on the Android KitKat version when listening to a song, the album art to the music you are currently listening to now shows up on the screen when the device is locked. This is accompanied by the previous, stop, and next buttons.

home music interface on zero 2

Notification Tray

If you have gone through the infinix hot 2 full review, the notification tray design is pretty much the same. The only difference is the quick features stated on the tray.

notification tray on infinix zero 2

No customization was done like in the case of the xui lollipop OS on the hot note x551 phone.


So far so good, performance has been fluid as I haven’t noticed any lagging so far. Multitasking works well too.

Multitasking on infinix zero 2 x509

However, I am still concerned with RAM Management, although no defects so far in any case, there is room for improvement in regards to how ram usage is managed.


As earlier stated and as seen in the first picture on this post, the infinix lollipop is running on the android 5.1 lollipop OS. Although it looked very much like the stock android lollipop OS, infinix says it’s beta3. Here is another screenshot to validate the OS authenticity.

infinix zero 2 lollipop os

There are some features added like emergency rescue which helps you by sending your prescribed emergency contacts a message along with your location. It’s actually a security motive and it’s very much welcomed.

Although the wake gestures are still in place, they tend to even perform better now. However, they need to be activated via settings as it is deactivated by default. When activated, Double tapping on the screen while it is locked, will wake the device, and drawing the letter W will the phone is asleep will automatically wake it up and launch the Music app. However, you can choose to change those gestures via the settings.


infinix zero 2 back camera
Pictures shot using the back camera at Mid-Night(Somewhere around 2 AM)

While going through the infinix zero 2 lollipop post on the infinix mobility forum, I saw a couple of complaints in regard to the camera quality not being as good as it used to be while on KitKat.

infinix zero 2 back camera 3
Pictures shot using the back camera early in the morning (Somewhere around 7 AM)

infinix zero 2 back camera 2

These Pictures were shot using the Front camera early in the morning (Somewhere around 8 AM)[/caption]

I really think the camera is awesome! Maybe I don’t understand what quality means in a camera and for that reason, I would want you to rate the camera quality from the pictures below.

infinix zero 2 front camera 2


Okay, I think this is the basic flaw in the update. I can’t seem to find the battery-saving mode anymore. A full charge was only able to give me about 4 hours, and 30 mins while watching movies non-stop.


I honestly have nothing against the android 5.1 Lollipop OS on the infinix zero 2. As a matter of fact, I would advise you to upgrade your phone OS to the lollipop OS. Although I would say I still prefer the xui android lollipop OS on the infinix hot note x551. However, please note infinix says this is the beta3 update. We are guessing the final update will be rolled over via OTA. If you encounter any bugs, please be sure to share using the comment session.

How To Upgrade Infinix Zero 2 x509 To Lollipop

The process is quite simple and easy to accomplish. Just download the ROM File Here and follow the tutorial we published HERE.

Please note that booting to the set-up menu after upgrading takes quite some time and you should back up your device before upgrading as all files will be lost in the process. Hence, if you think it’s taking too long than expected while booting, don’t panic. I actually experienced the same.

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉