Infinix Note 10 series demonstrate Infinix’s ability to squeeze a lot of features into a mid-range device without sacrificing quality. After reviewing the Note 10 yesterday, I’m going through my impressions with the more premium Infinix Note 10 Pro.
There are some features in the Infinix Note 10 Pro that differs from its series sibling, but only in the most minor ways, as one could expect.
The Nigerian mid-range market is not only very competitive but also a very broad market segment these days. Sure, there’s competition at the midrange, but where does it end? Perhaps N100,000? So, what does this mean for the mid-market? Somewhere between N100,000 – N150,000? Anything in this range, in my opinion, is a premium device.
A price range of N100,000 – N120,000 can cover a wide range of smartphone features at the same time. In the end, it comes down to your budget and the features you require in the smartphone you want to purchase. As a result, Infinix released two new devices in the mid-range market, two of which are only ~N40,000 apart — the Note 10 and the Note 10 Pro.
Infinix is quickly establishing itself as a major disruptor in the market for mid-range smartphones. The company’s Note 10 Pro, which we reviewed here, demonstrates why it’s loaded with features that set it apart from the competition.
Infinix Note 10 Pro price in Nigeria & availability
In Nigeria, the Infinix Note 10 Pro is available in three models. The entry-level variant, with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, costs around N100,000 the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version costs around N120,000, and the 8GB RAM + 256GB is around N150,000. The Infinix Note 10 Pro competes directly with the Samsung Galaxy A52, Samsung Galaxy F62,
Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G, and other mid-range smartphones. The Infinix Note 10 Pro will be up against some popular phones in the market, but is it better than most of them? Find out your answer below.
The Note 10 Pro 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 a long. It is also quite heavy. Honestly, I am not bothered by the weight, although it did take some time to adjust to it.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro has a 6.95-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080×2460 pixels with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate is available, which aims to make the display more responsive.
Basically, the display is acceptable in terms of responsiveness, and it does feel a bit more responsive than other 90Hz panels, but that is purely my personal opinion. When it comes to screen brightness, the Infinix Note 10 Pro offers a screen brightness that is ideal for indoor use. However, in bright sunshine, the smartphone is a little tough to operate. The screen brightness is not an issue in other situations, such as while standing in the shadow or in low-light surroundings. To be honest, there really are better displays offered by similar devices in this price segment in terms of color accuracy as well, but this is a minor issue except if a quality display is your primary concern.
The huge size of the display makes watching movies and playing video games on the Infinix Note 10 a pleasurable experience. Overall, there are sharper, brighter displays with a 90Hz refresh rate in the price segment, but the Infinix Note 10 boasts the largest display of them all.
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The camera of Infinix Note 10 Pro
The Note 10 Pro features four rear cameras, with the main camera serving as one of the major distinctions between the standard Note 10. Before we provide you a little evaluation of the camera features, let’s have a look at the camera setup. A 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 2 MP depth sensor, and a 5 MP macro lens are included in the quad-camera setup. A 16 MP front camera is included for handling video calls and selfies.
HDR, Ultra night mode, Vlog mode, Short video, slow-motion movies, 4K video, Pro portrait mode, AI beautification, and other camera capabilities are all supported. All of this will undoubtedly spark your interest, prompting you to grab your phone and take as many images/videos as imaginable.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro’s basic AI Cam mode captures 16MP photos by default, but one of the device’s main selling points is its enormous 64MP camera, which can shoot much larger photographs than the normal mode. In most situations, however, the 16MP photo outperforms the larger counterpart in terms of exposure value, color balance, and dynamic range.
Infinix does not overuse the color and does not increase the saturation level above what is found in nature. However, there is no additional feature to increase colors. If you’re an old Oppo user who’s hooked with chroma boost, however, you may use Super Night mode even in daytime images to achieve brilliant colors. By the way, there’s a lot more about Super Night mode in this article.
Night images, as well as images taken in low-lighting and artificial light, turned out well. When taking multiple images, the colors rarely became uneven, but the photographs were amazingly detailed. When compared to images taken in normal mode at night, the night mode does bring back the colors. You can’t expect a lot of detail, but the overall picture was ok.
Portrait & videos are amazing
The Portrait mode on the Note 10 Pro is quite outstanding; the subject boundary mappings are superb, as is the background blurs. For beauty mode, Infinix hasn’t done a wonderful job. It takes out any natural skin textures, overdoes the cosmetics, and makes photographs look quite unnatural.
Shooting 4K video from both the front and rear cameras is a major plus at this pricing point, particularly for Vloggers. The algorithm, like the Super Night, preserves 4K videos rich in details and brilliant colors.
This phone can also shoot 1080p (30/60)fps videos, and the interesting part is that unlike previous versions, the Infinix Note 10 Pro supports bokeh and stabilization at 1080p resolution. Both of these modes, however, only work at 30 frames per second. You may also capture slow-mo and short videos with the Infinix Note 10 Pro.
Performance & Battery
The Infinix Note 10 Pro comes with a Mediatek Helio G95 (12nm) processor, 6/8GB of RAM, and 64/128/256GB 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 33W fast charger that came in the box, it took me roughly 1hr 30mins to charge from zero to a full bar. This isn’t spectacular, but it’s definitely not poor.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro 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 unnecessaty bloatware apps, 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 Pro Full Specs
|Announced Date||12th May 2021|
|Release Date||7th June 2021|
|Dimensions||172.8 x 78.3 x 7.8 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.95 inches IPS LCD|
90Hz refresh rate
20:9 aspect ratio
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2460 pixels|
|Pixel Density||387 PPI|
|Software||Android 11, XOS 7.6|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)|
|64 MP Wide lens|
8 MP Ultra-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 (33W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Black, Purple, Nordic Secret|
|Price||About ~ N100,000 – N150,000|
Note that the Price depends on the variant!
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro is a great phone from Infinix. It includes all of the essentials and some more. It distinguishes itself from the standard Note 10 model because of its beefed-up features and amazing value for your cash.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro also performs admirably in terms of display quality and responsiveness. Similarly, the battery life is satisfactory, and the 33W charging is an improvement over the Standard Note 10.
The XOS 7.6 user interface is one of the Note 10 Pro’s drawbacks. The camera is capable and sufficient in general, but it can’t compete with the Pixel 4a in many ways. While it excels at regular usability, it falls short of delivering outstanding performance.
Overall, the Infinix Note 10 Pro is a great device and a convincing option for anyone looking for a smartphone in the mid-range segment.
Should you buy it?
As we mentioned earlier, Infinix is becoming a major disruptor in the budget and mid-range market. The Note 10 Pro demonstrates why it doesn’t only have a strong specification, but it also has a decent performance.
The cluttered XOS 7.6 UI, on the other hand, takes away much of the smartphone’s appeal and makes the user baffled at times. Other disadvantages include a lack of OLED display, an IP rating, and poor display brightness when compared to the competitors like Samsung Galaxy A52, which is prices around N155,000. The reality is, you’ll most likely be purchasing the Infinix Note 10 Pro for its large display.
Furthermore, the Infinix Note 10 Pro is priced at ~N115,000 for the middle 8GB/128GB model, which puts it in a very competitive market, especially in Nigeria, where pricing is tough. Despite the fact that the 128GB version is less expensive, we do not recommend it owing to the storage limitations. The 256 GB model will suit you considerably better. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to upgrade to the 8GB model. The 8GB variant may perform somewhat better on benchmarks than the 6GB variant. Nevertheless, there’s no disputing that the phone is reasonably priced.