Best Infinix Note10 Pro Review: Go Big Or Go Home

Infinix Note10: The MediaTek Helio G95 SoC powers the Infinix Note 10 Pro

Infinix has reached the top of the league, literally. The Note 10 Pro smartphone from Infinix has a 6.95-inch screen, which is one of the largest I have seen on a smartphone.

Infinix Note10 Pro
Infinix Note10 Pro

It also features a large 5,000mAh battery and a powerful processor. Infinix has managed to get the right ingredients to make the Note 10 Pro. To find out, I tested the smartphone.

Infinix Note 10 Pro Price in India

The Infinix Note 10 Pro (not the Redmi Note 10 Pro), is priced at Rs. The lone 8GB RAM configuration, with 256GB storage, costs Rs. 16,999. It comes in three colors, including a rather unique name: 7-degree Purple and 93-degree Black.

Infinix Note 10 Pro Design

The Infinix Note 10 Pro looks great and was awarded the IF Design Award in 2021. The Infinix Note 10 Pro, which has a 6.95-inch display, is huge.

It isn’t tablet-sized, but it does have a 20.5 to 9 aspect ratio. This makes it taller and wider than a regular smartphone.

It can be held in one hand, but it would be difficult to reach the top with your thumb. Infinix has kept its bezel size to the sides but made the bottom of the display quite thick.

The screen’s top center has a large camera hole. Some people may find the hole distracting due to its size.

The Infinix Note 10 Pro’s earpiece is very thin and fits between the display and the frame.

The smartphone has a front-facing flash, which is hidden next to the earpiece. Infinix has added a side-mounted fingerprint scanner to its smartphones, which are now common on phones priced around Rs. 15,000. 15,000.

Infinix made the phone’s frame out of plastic. It has a curved design on the sides, and a flat top and bottom.

On the left side is the SIM tray. At the bottom are the 3.5mm headphones, loudspeaker, and USB Type C port. The top is empty.

The top left corner shows the rear quad-camera setup. The two-step design of this module reminds me of Vivo smartphones.

The Nordic Secret unit I reviewed had an iridescent back. The Note 10 Pro has a frosted appearance by Infinix, which makes it smudge-resistant.

The Note 10 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery is quite healthy. Although there are smaller smartphones, I don’t mind having larger batteries. The box contains a 33W charger.

Software and specifications for Infinix Note 10 Pro

Looking at the specifications, I noticed something that looked familiar: the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. This processor powers many smartphones that are available in the Rs.

From 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 price range, including the Poco X3 and Realme 8 reviews, Redmi Note 10S reviews, and Redmi Note 10S reviews.

This processor is great for gaming. Infinix offers 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. This is great for the price. Infinix could offer a 6GB RAM version, as it does on international markets.

This would have allowed Infinix to drop the price of its Note 10 Pro Pro starting at sub-Rs. To attract some consumers away, the 15,000 segments were created.

The display is a full-HD+ LCD 6.95 inch with a 90Hz refresh. Infiinix also included a stereo speaker system with DTS.

Stereo speakers are not a common feature on budget smartphones, but this setup makes the most of the large screen’s entertainment potential.

Infinix Note 10 Pro comes with two Nano-SIM slots as well as a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion.

The 256GB onboard storage I recommend is sufficient. However, you have the option to expand your data storage by purchasing additional microSD cards.

Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and dual 4G LTE with VoLTE are some of the features found on the Note 10 Pro.

It runs XOS 7.6 and Android 11. It was running the March Android security update, which is a bit outdated at this point.

There are a variety of apps pre-installed on the smartphone, including Instagram, Messenger, Instagram, and some Infinix apps.

Palm Store is an alternative for the Google Play Store. AHA Games also offers a selection of games that you can download to your computer.

These and other apps did occasionally send me promotional messages. To avoid being spammed, I recommend disabling or uninstalling the apps that you don’t use.

Infinix has added some great features to XOS 7.6 like the Video Assistant. You can swipe in from the side to view a YouTube video and do many other things. “Play in the background” is the coolest feature.

It allows you to play audio from YouTube videos even if the screen is off. Other Video Assistant features include the ability to block incoming calls and notifications and take screenshots and record screens.

Thunder Back, another XOS feature, can be activated by double-tapping on the power button. This allows you quickly to place the current app into picture-in-picture mode.

Performance of Infinix Note10 Pro

The Infinix Note 10 Pro was fast and didn’t slow down during our review. I was able to launch apps quickly and did not need to wait long.

I was able to switch between multiple apps easily and multitasking was very easy. The fingerprint scanner was fast and took only one attempt to unlock my device.

The Note 10 Pro’s screen has excellent viewing angles, and the speakers offer stereo sound.

The speakers don’t balance well and the loudest speaker is the bottom-firing. Although the Note 10 Pro is very loud, it can sound tinny when played at higher volumes.

The Note 10 Pro scored 359,128 points in AnTuTu. Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core benchmarks gave it 510 and 1,672 points, respectively.

The Note 10 Pro achieved 17fps and 28fps respectively in GFXBench’s Car Chase graphics and Manhattan 3.1 graphics tests. These benchmark scores are better than the Realme 8 and Poco X3 smartphones that share the same processor.

Battlegrounds Mobile, India (BGMI), was played on an Infinix Note 10 Pro. It defaulted to the HD preset and High frame rate settings.

These settings were fine and the game played smoothly. I didn’t notice any stuttering or lag. After playing for 24 minutes, I noticed a drop of 8 percent in battery level. It was also slightly warm.

The HD video loop test showed that the Note 10 Pro ran for 15 hours, 35 minutes with the screen refresh rate at 90Hz.

Although this is slightly lower than the average, we have seen competitors clock in a few hours more during the same test.

Infinix provides a 33W charger with the box. This charged the phone to 47 percent and 83 percent respectively in just 30 minutes. It took approximately an hour and a quarter to fully charge the phone.

Infinix Note10 Pro cameras

The Note 10 Pro has a quad-camera setup. It includes a 64-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera capable of macros.

There is also a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel black & white camera. The front has a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. It is simple to use and straightforward.

It features AI scene detection, which is fast to identify the location of the phone’s point.

The Infinix Note 10 Pro’s daytime photos showed good detail and a decent dynamic range. It was easy to identify objects at distance and the text was easily read.

Although ultra-wide-angle photos are acceptable, they were not as sharp and detailed as the primary sensor.

Close-up shots looked better when the background was natural-looking and the subject sharp.

Infinix Note10 Pro
Infinix Note10 Pro

Although portraits were able to detect edges well, I was unable to adjust the blur level before taking a shot.

The Note 10 Pro’s ultra-wide-angle camera is used for macros and produces sharp shots with great details. This resolution is better than that you would get with phones equipped with dedicated macro cameras.

Low-light photos were only average and the phone could not capture dark areas of a scene with accuracy. Super Night mode produced brighter photos with more details in the shadows. The downside to this mode is that it takes 5-6 seconds to capture a shot.

The 16-megapixel front camera was able to take good selfies in daylight. It could also blur the background and capture portrait selfies. Low-light selfies were not the best.

The Note 10 Pro was able to improve the contrast in dark areas and make blacks look better. When shooting in dark environments, the front-facing flash is a great help.

Video recording speeds are at 4K 30fps with the primary camera, and selfie shooter. Video shot in regular video mode was not stabilized at 4K and 1080p.

If the footage was taken while moving, it could result in shaky footage. The footage was not too dark in low light but it lacked stabilization.

Although the Note 10 Pro has an Ultra Steady mode that allows for stabilization, it limits video resolution to 1080p 30fps.

Verdict

After using the Infinix Note 10 Pro Pro for a week, the device is small but it’s great for media consumption. The stereo speakers are very loud, but a little tinny.

The phone’s performance is excellent, with no noticeable slowdown thanks to the 8GB RAM and powerful SoC.

Infinix could have offered a Note 10 Pro with a lower specification to make it more affordable.

Some people may find the camera’s average, and the lack of stabilization for video recording to be a problem. Poco X3 could be an option for the Infinix Note 10 Pro.

If you are looking for a future-ready device that supports 5G, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro5G, is also worth consideration.

Also Read: Realme Narzo 30 5G Review

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