The Infinix Note 10 arrives less than eight months after the Note 8. The smartphone manufacturer has been turning out some excellent products in recent months, ranging from the premium Infinix Note 10 Pro to the low-cost Infinix Hot 10 Play. The Infinix Note 10 is their new mid-range device, costing a few thousand Naira more than the Infinix Note 8.
The Infinix Note 10 is among the best budget phone that is released this month in the Nigerian market, and it’s a gorgeous phone on the inside and out, with three cameras, 18W fast charging, and an octa-core chipset.
Infinix Mobile is becoming a more popular premium smartphone brand. It’s dedicated to providing you with bold and stylish design as well as cutting-edge features, so what are the primary reasons why the new Note 10 should be your next phone?
The Infinix Note intends to bring premium features to a budget pricing point that more customers can buy. This includes a huge 6.95-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen, a high screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, and compatibility for 18W rapid charging.
With its MediaTek Helios G85 SoC, huge 128 GB storage, and 6 GB of RAM, the other core specs are remarkable for the price. Each of the Note 10 and Note 10 Pro is estimated to cost under $250 USD.
The Infinix Note brought its A-game as a successor to the excellent Note 8, and I’ve had the privilege of using for some days in order to write this convincing review.
Infinix Note 10 price in Nigeria & availability
The Infinix Note 10 is already available for sale in Infinix’s stores across Nigeria. It is priced at N85,000 – N90,000.
Design & Display
The Note 10 is a tall phone and it’s also a little heavier. If you value large displays then you should definitely consider this phone.
The phone is made of polycarbonate with a glossy rear panel, giving it a luxury feel while still being trendy. Glossy coatings aren’t our favorite because they attract fingerprints. The phone, thankfully, comes with a complimentary jelly case.
The volume buttons and the fingerprint reader, which also serves as a sleep/wake button, are located on the right side. The volume rockers are a little difficult to reach. The triple card tray on the right side has spaces for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. At the bottom, we have a speaker grille, a microphone, and a USB Type-C port.
Because the phone is just so big, it can be difficult to carry and use for long. It is also quite heavy at 200g. Honestly, I am not bothered by the weight, although it did take some time to adjust to it.
The Note 10 features a massive 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2460 pixels) and a 258ppi pixel density. Unlike most of the other budget phones, which only have a 720p display.
It does have a native 1080p resolution and 180 Hz touching sampling rate. I wasn’t impressed with the quality of the display right away. The fact that it was so large and flat appealed to me, but the quality was mediocre. Even at maximum settings, the brightness is low, and the colors are dull. The display’s two greatest flaws are its color inconsistencies and low maximum brightness.
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The phone’s camera setup includes a triple camera array with a 48 MP main camera, a 2MP Macro sensor, and also a 2 MP depth sensor, is included in the rear array. A 16MP selfie camera is housed in the phone’s punch-hole notch.
The Infinix Note 10’s photographs are really impressive, with the 48MP main sensor producing a decent image. On Outdoors shot, the images appear fine, but there are a few issues with the changing lighting settings inside, as with most cameras in this price range.
The phone has a mediocre night mode and it takes a little effort to get the focus right – and there’s a delay while the AI gathers as much light as possible.
With the Note 10’s, your photographs will be clear. Real-time eye-tracking is included in the lens, allowing you to keep subjects sharp.
The Macro Lens maintains focus for close-up photography, and you can record incredible video with Super Stable Video on both the front and rear cameras. Furthermore, with Vidhance’s video enhancement, your videos will be crystal clear and steady.
Additionally, when capturing selfies with the 16MP front camera, you can use the portrait mode to give your photographs a DSLR-like shallow depth of field. There’s also Night Mode for decent night images, as well as a slow-motion mode and tons of filters.
Performance & Battery
The Infinix Note 10 comes with a Mediatek Helio G85 (12nm) processor, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of onboard storage, as well as a microSD card slot.
For the most part, this configuration performs fine and doesn’t struggle with multitasking and heavy game usage.
With the 5,000mAh battery, Infinix claims a 2-day battery life for the Note 10, which it may surely achieve with moderate usage.
The phone has an ultra-saving mode that disables practically all activities except those that are absolutely necessary in order to maximize the remaining battery life.
With the 18W fast charger that came in the box, it took me roughly 1hr 30m to charge from zero to a full bar. This isn’t spectacular, but it’s definitely not poor.
The Infinix Note 10 comes with XOS 7.6 user interface, which is based on Android 11. We find it inconvenient because there are various adverts across the interface and and unnecessaty bloatware appsa, but you can disable some of the apps.
It will take some time to get used to some of the app icons. But if you are already gotten used to the OS, the UI is really simple to use. Google Suite and proprietary Infinix features such as XNote, Palm Store, File Manager, and Phone Manager are among the pre-installed apps.
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Infinix Note 10 Full Specs
|Announced Date||12th May 2021|
|Release Date||7th June 2021|
|Dimensions||173.2 x 78.7 x 8.8 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.95 inches IPS LCD|
20:9 aspect ratio
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2460 pixels|
|Pixel Density||387 PPI|
|Software||Android 11, XOS 7.6|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G85 (12 nm)|
|48 MP wide lens|
2 MP Macro lens
2 MP Depth sensor
Supports [email protected], [email protected] video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT 5.0,|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh|
-USB: Type-C 2.0, supports OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (18W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Black, Purple, Emerald Green|
|Price||About ~ N85,000 – N90,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
The Infinix Note 10 is a good example of high-end features making their way down to budget devices. Formerly, a 1080p display with a 180 Hz touch sampling rate, 48 MP camera, 128 GB internal storage, 6 GB of RAM, and a decent processor required hundreds of dollars. Subsequent generations of the Infinix Note series are likely to include more additional functions, such as an on-screen fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and 5G connectivity.
There are, however, some subtle compromises, as with every other budget phone. Most noticeably, the display brightness is not satisfactory outdoors and the colors aren’t as vivid as they are on other competitive budget phones from Redmi.
The display quality is unquestionably a crucial component of every modern smart device. It’s really the component you look at when using the device, so why wouldn’t it be?
As a result, I believe the fact that the Inifinix Note 10 has such a poor display cannot be disregarded. I like how big the screen is; it makes gaming and watching videos more enjoyable. However, it also makes it abundantly clear that the display’s brightness is inadequate outdoors.
There’s also the point that many people presently dislike bulky phones that are difficult to carry or operate with one hand. If you have high expectations for displays, the Infinix Note 10 is not the phone for you.
The main camera configuration is also a disadvantage. On paper, a 48MP camera seems impressive, but it should perform in reality. I didn’t think the cameras were bad; in fact, the front cameras are fantastic. However, the main cameras require considerable attention and do not consistently shoot images. Night mode is likewise a problem.
However, if you’re on a tight budget but still want a good upgrade, despite the poor screen resolution and mediocre cameras, I’d recommend it. The phone’s performance and battery life are both outstanding.
Furthermore, the Note 10 can run performance-heavy apps and games and can last for days, saving you the trouble of having to charge your phone every night.
Should you buy it?
The Infinix Note 10 is a good phone for those who are after a big display, a long battery life, an average set of cameras and performance.
With a price tag of N85,000, this item is practically a bargain. The Infinix Note 10 may lack some of the exciting features seen on some of its competitors, but it ticks all the boxes for a good mid-range smartphone.