The Infinix Note 10 Pro is a winner in many fronts - display with 90Hz refresh rate, very capable cameras, powerful chipset, efficient battery life.
Infinix intros a best-value smartphone with the Note 10 Pro. On the get go, the smartphone is steaming with a good popularity due to its 6.95-inch Full HD+ 90Hz generous display, Helio G90T chipset, and a number of promising features.
Infinix Note 10 Pro Review
The company is positioning the handset at Php 9,990; and from the looks of it, it is edging out some of its major competitors in specific feature points. Join us in this Infinix Note 10 Pro review and find out if this one's for you.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro is packaged in a green box, almost similar to what we had seen in previous releases. It's worth mentioning that the brand actually skipped the Note 9 series and instead jumped directly to the Note 10 series.
You will see the Infinix Note 10 Pro branding printed on the face of the box. Below it are few specs specified - 90Hz 6.95" FHD+ Super Fluid Display. It's quite obvious that Infinix is capitalizing on the display of the Note 10 Pro as one of its main strengths.
At the back of the box are the device's key specs, as follows:
- 6.95-inch FHD+ Infinity-O Display
- Helio G90T Processor
- 128GB Storage + 8GB RAM
- Android 11 OS
- 16MP Front Camera with Dual Flash Light
- 64MP Rear Quad Camera with Quad-Flash Light
- 5000mAh battery
Opening the box, I'm greeted with the Infinix Note 10 Pro unit which is in purple color paint job. It also has other color options that you may like - the nordic secret and black variants.
The handset is sitting on another box that houses the silicon case and some paperwork. This is also where the SIM eject tool is attached. Underneath it are the USB-C charging cable and the 33W fast charge adaptor.
To recap, here's what's inside the box:
- Infinix Note 10 Pro unit
- Silicon case
- SIM eject tool
- USB-C cable
- 33W Fast Charge adaptor
- Warranty and welcome cards
Upon checking the device after the installation, I'm left with 113GB of native storage with about 11% used out of total for system and bloatwares.
Design and Construction
Here's a quick rundown of the ports and placements:
- Top: earpiece
- Left: SIM tray
- Right: volume rocker and power button
- Bottom: 3.5mm audio jack, mic, USB-C port, speakers
The SIM tray houses three slots for two SIM cards and a dedicated slot for microSD card. The power button doubles as fingerprint reader.
If I am to nitpick, I think it's a bit inconvenient to access and click the volume rocker especially if you have small hands like mine and when handling the phone with one hand. I also notice considerable amount of weight on my hand, but these are just few trade-offs in exchange for the humongous screen size and battery capacity.
On the back panel, it's made of plastic material in which the design is divided into two parts. The upper part comes with a glossy glass-like design, while the lower part features vertical stripes of purple. It looks cool but it's also quick to attract fingerprints.
The Infinix branding is printed on the lower left side of the back panel. On the upper left is the quad camera top billed by the 64MP main sensor, together with 8MP, 120˚ ultrawide camera and two 2MP lens for bokeh and macros.
The camera module also comes with quad-LED flash which is quite rare to find among smarms of phones in the market on this category. To be very honest, I'm not a fan of this module design, it's also too protruding. It comes with two layers, the lower part, which is the transparent layer, highlights the inscription of what you can instantly expect on this camera, to be specific it says, AI-Quad 64M ASPH, 1:1.8-2.25/16-24mm. The upper layer houses the camera sensors and flash.
The front panel features a punch-hole design which houses the selfie camera lens. It's noticeable but it's also conveniently situated (at the center) for taking selfies in contrast to other smartphones that have it on the far left corner.
With its 6.95-inch display size, you'll have a very generous screen real estate for consuming content and playing games. Infinix is marketing this handset for its Super Fluid Display as it features a 90Hz screen refresh rate which is responsible for smooth scrolling, graphics, and animations.
The LCD display comes with FHD+ resolution with 1080 x 2460 pixels and 387 ppi pixel density; although, you might want to invest in a good quality screen protector. The humongous display makes the phone ideal for streaming content from your favorite apps like Netflix, HBO Go, and more. It's also a great device for mobile gaming.
The screen quality is pretty solid. Pictures are bright and vivid. Color reproduction is also on point, though I must admit that the panel needs a few notches on sharpness and contrast to make it more competitive to other FHD screens.
When it comes to being a workaholic, you can say the Infinix Note 10 Pro is exactly that. It's powered by MediaTek Helio G90T gaming processor which keeps things smooth and buttery. The 8GB of RAM couples the powerful chipset in facilitating seamless multitasking operations. Plus, the generous 128GB ROM allows you to store a good amount of multimedia files on your device.
This specs sheet makes the Infinix Note 10 Pro a capable handset for gaming and heavy-hitters. In real-time usage, the smartphone is fast and could chew up some graphic-heavy operations with ease; although, prolonged usage could take a toll on the speed.
Graphic-heavy game Genshin Impact runs smoothly with this smartphone. The handset's screen real estate is ideal in playing adventure games like this. Though, I could tell that the phone accumulates heat with prolonged session. Likewise, MOBA games like Mobile Legends is very playable in this phone.
The loudspeakers are capable as well. I have to say I enjoy watching YouTube videos and streaming Netflix in this handset. For a sub-Php 10K smartphone, the Infinix Note 10 Pro gives good value when it comes to performance.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro camera is also a worker. It packs a quad-camera module which is highlighted by the 64MP main sensor. There's also the 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor to complete the pack.
Photos from the main sensor produces balanced color and detail. The snaps are also positioned on the smoother end; this means that contrast needs more punch. But the overall performance of the camera is actually good.
The dynamic range is quite okay. The color saturation is not overblown, which is a good thing for me. The ultra-wide camera also produces dramatic landscape shots and the macro camera is capable enough to produce decent close up shots.
The handset supports Super Night mode which could capture shareable night shots. It's also worth-noting that the Infinix Note 10 Pro can record 4K videos in both front and back cameras. You can record clips with the in-app filters, which I think is a good feature.
The 16MP selfie camera is also a jewel on its own. It boasts of the eye autofocus feature which could rarely be seen on smartphones in this segment. The front camera produces social media-worthy snaps with great detail and color accuracy.
Here are some sample photos:
Software and Battery
The Infinix Note 10 Pro boots with XOS 7.6 which is based on Android 11. The UI is visually heavy with bloatwares which could push notifications that annoy its users. Of course, you can manually disable this but, as in the case of other Android skins, it's always a chore to do.
However, there are multiple features I love about the XOS. One of which is the Game Mode which elevates your gaming experience by disabling notifications. You can also filter the ones that you need to come through. Compared to the previous versions, we had great improvements in terms of UI, icons, and gestures.
There's no doubt that the Infinix Note 10 Pro excels in battery life given that it's a huge smartphone. On paper, it packs a big 5000 mAh battery which technically lasted for a full day of use. This is a good thing knowing that the device comes with FHD+ 90Hz display and a powerful gaming processor.
The phone supports 33-watt fast charging which recharges the handset from 0% to 100 percent in 105 minutes - that's under 2 hours.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro is a winner in many fronts - display with 90Hz refresh rate, very capable cameras, powerful chipset, efficient battery life - which makes us think that the company is getting aggressive in the sub Php 10K segment.
The smartphone is very easy to recommend. Aside from the fact that you may find it hefty, we think that this phone is a solid contender in its price point.
Infinix Note 10 Pro Specs
6.95-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2460p) Super Fluid Display, 90Hz
MediaTek Helio G90T
2.05GHz Octa-core CPU
Mali-G76 MC4 GPU
8GB RAM + 128GB Storage
microSD support, up to 2T
Rear Quad Cameras with Quad-LED Flash
1. 64MP, f/1.79 main
2. 8MP, 120˚ ultrawide
3. 2MP, f/2.4, macro
4. 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Up to 4K@30fps videos
16MP Front Camera with Dual Flash Light
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
GPS with A-GPS
USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
3.5mm Audio jack
Dual Speakers with DTS
Android 11 with XOS 7.6
172.76 x 78.32 x 7.8 mm
5000 mAh battery, with 33W Fast Charging
Black, Purple, Nordic Secret
PHP 9,990 Official Price in the Philippines
Buy it online on Shopee