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Infinix Note 10 Pro review: Big phone, big value

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The Note 10 Pro is the latest budget phone from Infinix. Like most of the brand’s devices, this one features a massive 6.95-inch display and a huge 5000mAh battery, together with a Helio G90T chip.

The specs look good for a budget device priced below 10K. We were even impressed during our hands-on impression. We finally completed our full review, and we’re here to tell you what we like about the smartphone. Let’s dive in.

Design and Display

Infinix is known for affordable phones with large displays and even larger batteries. Their latest is no different. The Note 10 Pro is a massive device, packing a 6.95-inch screen and a 5000mAh battery. It takes two hands to handle and operate, as one-handed use will make it unwieldy for those with smaller hands. In terms of size, it’s comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra.

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Infinix Note 10 Pro review

The phone is eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing. It is sleek and elegant with a clean look. The plastic back has a two-tone design with a reflective mirror-like finish. Because of this, it catches fingerprints easily, which takes more than a few wipes to clean. You do get a protective case in the retail package that keeps it free from prints.

Infinix Note 10 Pro review

From here, you’ll notice the camera island that is raised a few millimeters from the back. There are six cutouts — four are occupied by the cameras, one for LED flash, and the other is just a placeholder. I assume this was done to cut costs (and hereby cut the price of this model).

Infinix Note 10 Pro review

At the front, you have the spacious 6.95-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It has a small punch hole camera at the top center. Above it, you have the earpiece hidden on the top bezel (which also functions as a secondary speaker) and the front-facing LED flash.

Infinix Note 10 Pro review

The screen has punchy colors with good brightness and decent sharpness. Browsing the web, scrolling through social media, and streaming videos are all made better because of the sheer size of the display, the 90Hz refresh rate, and the stereo speakers.

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Speaking of the speakers, they do get loud with adequate volume levels. The sound is decent but like many phones in this range, it lacks bass. Still, having stereo speakers for videos and games is a lot better than just one.

Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review

On the right side, you have the volume rockers and the power button/fingerprint scanner. While on the left sits the triple slot SIM tray that can hold two Nano SIM cards and a MicroSD slot that supports up to 2TB capacity cards.

There’s nothing at the top, but on the bottom side, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a USB-C port, and the other speaker.

Performance and Battery

The Note 10 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T SoC with a clock speed of 2.05GHz. It has an ARM G76 GPU. Our review unit has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The phone runs on Infinix’s XOS 7.6, based on Android 11. For the most part, the OS is clean with an intuitive layout. To keep the cost of the phone low, however, it comes with a number of pre-installed software. Its not a big deal as you can uninstall them.

Infinix Note 10 Pro review

In terms of performance, the phone exceeded my expectations. It is fast and responsive with smooth animations. Apps open quickly with no lag.

Games also performed well. You might need to set graphics to medium to get the most out of it, though. The handset does come with what they call a Dar-link ultimate gaming booster that improves gameplay and increases touch sensitivity and response rate for a more enjoyable gaming experience.

As for the benchmark scores, here are the results:

  • AnTuTu Benchmark – 325,797
  • Geekbench – 506 (single core), 1585 (multi-core)
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Exterme – 385

The phone packs a huge 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The handset can last you a day with moderate to slightly heavy usage. I was expecting more from it, but the result is likely because of the large display.

With the 33W fast charge, topping up to 100% takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes. Infinix also adds that a quick 5-minute charge is able to provide you with up to 2 hours of gameplay.

Cameras

The Note 10 Pro has four cameras at the back — a 64MP main, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP black and white, and a 2MP portrait. For selfies, a 16MP snapper is tucked under a small punch hole in the front.

Infinix Note 10 Pro review

In good lighting, photos look good with pleasant colors and details. Image quality dips in low light, as photos become softer with the introduction of noise while dynamic range suffers. Contrast, however, is still okay overall.

Like most modern midrange phones, photos taken by the Note 10 Pro is more than enough for Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

You can check out some of our test photos below:

Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro review camera test
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review
Infinix Note 10 Pro Initial Review

Selfies are good as well. Skin tone looks natural, but they do look a little soft. Still, it’s good enough for social media.

One thing I noticed is a bug in the camera app. Sometimes there’s a slight delay from when you tap on the shutter button and when the photo is actually taken. If you suddenly moved before it’s rendered on the gallery, it will end up blurred or it “moved away” from the subject.

If you are experiencing this, just stay still and hold the phone for a second or two after you have taken a picture to counter the bug.

Verdict

For the price, the Infinix Note 10 Pro provides a lot of value. The handset offers a large display with a 90Hz refresh rate, stereo speakers, a Helio G90T chip, and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. Overall performance is impressive, while cameras are decent as well.

But like all phones, it’s not perfect. You will deal with a buggy camera app and some bloatware. Moreover, the sheer size of the Note 10 Pro makes it difficult to handle for people with smaller hands.

Still, I would happily recommend the Infinix Note 10 Pro. It is quite good for Php 9,990. If you don’t mind giving up the convenience of a smaller size in exchange for better gaming and movie-watching experience, then this is the phone for you.
Infinix Note 10 Pro review

Price and Availability

Infinix Note 10 Pro: Php 9,990

Infinix Note 10 Pro is priced at Php 9,990, available on Lazada (link).

The Infinix Note 10 is also available for Php 7,990. It features similar specs, but with a MediaTek Helio G85, a 48MP main camera, and 18W fast charging.

Infinix Note 10 Pro specs

Display6.95-inch FHD IPS Fluid Display, 2460 x 1080, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 500 Nits Brightness, 180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G90T
RAM8GB RAM
Storage128GB UFS 2.2 Storage, MicroSD Expansion Slot up to 2TB
Rear Cameras64MP Main + 8MP Ultra-wide + 2MP BW + 2MP Portrait, Quad Cameras
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Network4G LTE
ConnectivityWi-Fi AC Dual Band, Bluetooth GPS
OthersSide Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, USB-C, Stereo Speakers, FM Radio, Headphone Jack, DTS Audio
OSXOS 7.6, Android 11
Battery5000mAh Battery, 33W Fast Charger

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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