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Infinix Note 10 Pro Review: Go Big or Go Home

Infinix has made it to the massive leagues, actually. The firm’s new smartphone, the Note 10 Pro, sports activities a large 6.95-inch show which is among the many greatest I’ve examined on a smartphone. The large physique additionally packs in a sizeable 5,000mAh battery and a succesful processor. So has Infinix managed to seek out the precise components for the Note 10 Pro? I put this smartphone to the check to seek out out.

Infinix Note 10 Pro worth in India

The Infinix Note 10 Pro (to not be confused with the Redmi Note 10 Pro) is priced at Rs. 16,999 for the lone 8GB RAM, 256GB storage configuration. It is on the market in three colors, with relatively uncommon names: 7-degree Purple, 93-degree Black, and Nordic Secret.

Infinix Note 10 Pro design

The Infinix Note 10 Pro is a handsome machine and has gained an IF Design Award for 2021. As I mentioned proper firstly, the Infinix Note 10 Pro is a big smartphone with a large 6.95-inch show. Don’t fear, it is not fairly tablet-sized; it has a 20.5:9 side ratio which makes the smartphone tall and slim. You can maintain it in a single hand however reaching the highest of the show with that thumb could be inconceivable. Infinix has stored the bezel measurement down on the edges, however the backside chin is sort of thick. There’s a giant digital camera gap on the top-centre of the display screen. Given the dimensions of the outlet, some folks may discover it distracting.

The earpiece is sort of skinny and is sandwiched between the show and the body of the Infinix Note 10 Pro. Interestingly, this smartphone additionally has a front-facing flash that’s neatly hidden proper subsequent to the earpiece. Infinix has gone with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is now a standard sight on smartphones priced at round Rs. 15,000. The fingerprint scanner and quantity buttons are positioned just a little too excessive in my view.

The Infinix Note 10 Pro within the Nordic Secret end

 

Infinix has made the body of this telephone out of plastic. It is curved on the edges and flat on the prime and the underside. The left facet has the SIM tray, whereas the three.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker, and USB Type-C port are on the backside. The prime is clean. The rear quad-camera setup is within the prime left nook. This module has a two-step design that jogs my memory of Vivo’s latest smartphones. I had a Nordic Secret unit for this assessment, and it has an iridescent end on the again. Infinix has given the Note 10 Pro a frosted look, which additionally makes it smudge-resistant.

The Note 10 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery which is a wholesome capability. There are smartphones that pack larger batteries in smaller our bodies, however I’m not complaining. In the field, you get a 33W charger.

Infinix Note 10 Pro specs and software program

Moving over to the specs, I shortly noticed one thing acquainted – the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. This processor powers numerous latest smartphones within the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 worth section, together with the Poco X3 (Review), Realme 8 (Review), and Redmi Note 10S (Review) to call just a few. This processor is touted as nice for gaming. Infinix has gone with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is sort of beneficiant for this worth stage. I do assume that Infinix may have provided a 6GB RAM variant prefer it does in worldwide markets. This may have helped drop the beginning worth of the Infinix Note 10 Pro into the sub-Rs. 15,000 section to scoop some shoppers away from the competitors.

You get a 6.95-inch full-HD+ LCD show with a 90Hz refresh fee. Infiinix has additionally thrown in a stereo speaker setup with DTS. Budget smartphones do not often have stereo audio system, however this capitalises on the massive display screen for leisure.

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The Infinix Note 10 Pro has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage

 

The Infinix Note 10 Pro has two Nano-SIM slots and a devoted microSD card slot for storage enlargement. I believe the 256GB of onboard storage is a lot, however if you wish to haul extra information round, you may. The Note 10 Pro options dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5, and twin 4G with VoLTE and VoWiFi.

In phrases of software program, it runs XOS 7.6 on prime of Android 11. The smartphone was working the March Android safety patch which is just a little dated at this level. You get plenty of preinstalled apps on the machine akin to Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and some of Infinix’s personal apps. Palm Store is an alternative choice to the Google Play Store. Similarly, AHA Games has a library of video games you may obtain from to play. I did get promotional notifications from these and some different apps every so often. I might advocate uninstalling or disabling the apps you will not use to forestall being spammed.

Infinix has baked some cool options into XOS 7.6 such because the Video Assistant. This enables you to swipe in from the facet whereas watching a video in an app akin to YouTube to do numerous issues. The coolest function right here is known as “Play in background”, and it enables you to play the audio from YouTube movies even with the display screen off. Other Video Assistant options embody blocking incoming calls and notifications, and taking screenshots and display screen recordings. Thunder Back is one other XOS function and might be enabled by double-tapping the ability button. This permits you to shortly put the present app in picture-in-picture mode in a nook so you may see one other app working within the background.

Infinix Note 10 Pro efficiency

The Infinix Note 10 Pro provided good efficiency and it by no means slowed down throughout the assessment interval. Apps launched shortly and I didn’t have to attend for lengthy. Multitasking was simple and I may swap between a number of apps very simply. I discovered the fingerprint scanner to be fast, and it by no means wanted a couple of try and unlock the machine.

The Note 10 Pro’s show has good viewing angles and the audio system do provide stereo sound. These audio system aren’t balanced although, and the bottom-firing one is louder than the earpiece. The Note 10 Pro is loud however it does sound tinny at larger volumes.

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The side-mounted fingerprint scanner is fast to unlock the telephone

 

In AnTuTu, the Note 10 Pro managed to attain 359,128 factors. It additionally scored 510 and 1,672 in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core benchmarks respectively. The Note 10 Pro managed 17fps and 28fps in GFXBench’s Car Chase and Manhattan 3.1 graphics checks respectively. These benchmark scores are larger than these of the Poco X3 and Realme Eight smartphones, which sport the identical processor.

I performed Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) on the Infinix Note 10 Pro and it defaulted to the HD preset for graphics and High settings for body fee. The sport was playable at these settings and I didn’t discover any lag or stutter. After a spherical that lasted 24 minutes, I observed an Eight % drop within the battery stage. The telephone was additionally barely heat to the contact.

In our HD video loop check, the Note 10 Pro went on for 15 hours and 35 minutes, with the display screen refresh fee set at 90Hz. This is barely on the decrease facet, and we’ve got seen the competitors clock a few hours larger in the identical check. Infinix provides a 33W charger within the field, which took the smartphone to 47 % in 30 minutes and to 83 % in an hour. Charging the telephone fully took about an hour and a half.

Infinix Note 10 Pro cameras

The Note 10 Pro sports activities a quad-camera setup on the again consisting of a 64-megapixel main digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera additionally able to macros, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white digital camera. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel shooter on the entrance. The digital camera app is fairly easy and straightforward to make use of. It has AI scene detection that’s fast to detect what the telephone was pointed in the direction of.

Photos taken with the Infinix Note 10 Pro within the daytime had good particulars and first rate dynamic vary. Objects at a distance have been recognisable and textual content was additionally legible. Ultra-wide-angle photographs look first rate as is however these weren’t as crisp and detailed as these taken with the first sensor.

Infinix Note 10 Pro daylight digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Note 10 Pro ultra-wide angle digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

 

Close-up photographs have been higher with a pure wanting depth impact for the background, whereas the topic was sharp. Portraits had good edge detection however I could not regulate the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot. The Note 10 Pro makes use of its ultra-wide angle digital camera for maros, and managed sharp photographs with good particulars. The decision is larger than what you’d get from telephones with devoted macro cameras

Infinix Note 10 Pro close-up digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Note 10 Pro portrait digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Note 10 Pro macro digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

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Low-light photographs have been strictly common, and the telephone could not seize darker areas in a scene precisely. The Super Night mode delivered a lot brighter output with higher particulars within the shadows. A draw back of this mode is the 5-6 seconds it takes to seize a shot.

Infinix Note 10 Pro low-light digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Note 10 Pro Night mode digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

 

Selfies shot with the 16-megapixel entrance shooter in daylight have been good and the telephone may additionally seize portrait selfies, blurring the background. Low-light selfies weren’t one of the best, and the Note 10 Pro crushed blacks by bumping up distinction in darker areas. The front-facing flash does assist when capturing in darkish environments.

Infinix Note 10 Pro selfie portrait digital camera pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

 

Video recording tops out at 4K 30fps for the first digital camera and the selfie shooter. Footage shot utilizing the common video mode wasn’t stabilised at 4K or 1080p. This led to shaky footage if it was recorded whereas strolling round. In low gentle, the footage wasn’t too darkish however lacked stabilisation. The Note 10 Pro does have an Ultra Steady mode for stabilisation however it restricts the video decision to 1080p 30fps.

Verdict

After utilizing the Infinix Note 10 Pro for per week, I can say that whereas the dimensions of the machine may not enchantment to everybody, it really works effectively for media consumption. To add to that, the stereo audio system provide good sound output, although a bit tinny. I haven’t got any complaints with respect to efficiency, because the telephone by no means actually confirmed any signal of slowing down because of the highly effective SoC and 8GB of RAM.

Infinix may have provided a decrease specced variant for Note 10 Pro to make it accessible at a lower cost level. The cameras are common and the dearth of stabilisation for video recording may very well be a deal-breaker for some folks. The Poco X3 (Review) may very well be an alternative choice to the Infinix Note 10 Pro, and if you need a future-ready machine with 5G, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G (Review) can be price contemplating.

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