Infinix has officially entered the big leagues. The company’s newest smartphone, the Note 10 Pro, features a massive 6.95-inch display, one of the biggest I’ve seen on a smartphone. The big body also houses a 5,000mAh battery and a strong CPU. So, did Infinix succeed in perfecting the method for the Note 10 Pro? I put this smartphone to the test to find out.
This phone is special in blocking incoming calls and alerts, as well as capturing screenshots and screen recordings, which are some of the other Video Assistant capabilities. Another XOS feature is Thunder Back, which may be activated by double-tapping the power button. This enables you to easily place the current app in picture-in-picture mode in a corner, allowing you to view another app running in the background.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro’s design
For its appealing appearance, the Infinix Note 10 Pro has won an IF Design Award for 2021. As I said at the start, the Infinix Note 10 Pro is a large smartphone with a 6.95-inch display. No worries, the Smartphone isn’t exactly tablet-sized; it has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, making it tall and slender. You can hold it with one hand, but your thumb won’t be able to reach the top of the screen. The phone’s sides have a little bezel, but the bottom chin is very large. A big camera hole is located in the top-left corner of the screen. Because of its magnitude, some people may find the hole unsettling.
The earpiece on the Infinix Note 10 Pro is very small and is squeezed between the display and the frame. Surprisingly, a front-facing flash is hidden away near the earpiece on this Smartphone. A fingerprint sensor on the side has been chosen by Infinix, which is now common on smartphones costing $100 and above. The fingerprint scanner and volume controls, in my opinion, are positioned a little too high.
Specifications and software for the Infinix Note 10 Pro
When I looked at the specs, I immediately recognized the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. Many recent smartphones in the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 price range is powered by this CPU. This CPU is said to be fantastic for gaming. For this pricing point, Infinix has gone with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is pretty substantial. Infinix could have provided a 6GB RAM version like it does in foreign countries, in my opinion. This may have aided in the reduction of the Infinix Note 10 Pro’s beginning price into the sub-Rs. $100 categories, luring some customers away from the competition.
The display is a 6.95-inch full-HD+ LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. Infiinix has also included a DTS-enabled stereo speaker system. Although most budget smartphones lack stereo speakers, this one makes use of the large screen for entertainment.
For storage expansion, the Infinix Note 10 Pro features two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. The 256GB of internal storage is more than plenty for me, but if you need additional space, you can. Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 are included in the Note 10 Pro, as well as dual 4G with VoLTE and VoWiFi.
It runs XOS 7.6 on top of Android 11 in terms of software. The Android security patch for March was installed, which is a bit out of date at this time. The Smartphone comes with a number of preloaded applications, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and a few Infinix-developed apps. The Palm Store is a Google Play Store equivalent. AHA Games, too, offers a collection of games that you may download and play. I did sometimes get advertising alerts from these and a few other applications. To avoid getting spammed, I suggest removing or deactivating the applications you won’t use.
Performance of the Infinix Note 10 Pro
During the checking time, the Infinix Note 10 Pro delivered excellent performance and never slowed down. The apps came up fast, and I didn’t have to wait long. Multitasking was simple, and I was able to move between several applications quickly. The fingerprint scanner worked quickly for me, and I never had to try more than once to open the Smartphone.
The display of the Note 10 Pro boasts excellent viewing angles, and the speakers are stereo. However, the speakers are unbalanced, with the bottom-firing one being louder than the earpiece. The Note 10 Pro is loud, but at higher levels it becomes tinny.
A 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with macro capabilities, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel black-and-white camera are all included on the rear of the Note 10 Pro. It features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The camera app is basic and simple to use. It features AI scene detection, which detects what the phone is aimed at quickly.
Daytime photos shot with the Infinix Note 10 Pro showed excellent detail and a strong dynamic range. Objects could be recognized from a distance, and writing could be read. Although ultra-wide-angle pictures are attractive, they lack the crispness and clarity of photos shot with the main sensor. In the daytime, selfies taken with the 16-megapixel front camera were excellent, and the phone could even record portrait selfies with the backdrop blurred. Selfies in low light weren’t great, and the Note 10 Pro ruined blacks by increasing contrast in darker places. When photographing in low-light situations, the front-facing flash comes in handy.
For both the main camera and the selfie camera, video recording is limited to 4K 30fps. At 4Kor 1080p, footage recorded in normal video mode was not stabilized. If the video was captured while wandering about, it was shaky. The video wasn’t too dark in low light, but it lacked stabilization. Although the Note 10 Pro has an Ultra Steady mode for image stabilization, the video quality is limited to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
After a week of use with the Infinix Note 10 Pro, I can state that, although the device’s size may not appeal to everyone, it is ideal for media consumption. Furthermore, the dual speakers provide excellent sound, although a little tinny. I have no issues with performance since, due to the strong SoC and 8GB of RAM, the phone never seemed to slow down. Infinix could have made a lower-spaced version of the Note 10 Pro available to make it more affordable. The cameras are mediocre, and the absence of video recording stabilization may be a deal-breaker for some users.