Infinix launched the Note 10 Pro and Note 10 earlier this month to suit the Sub-Rs.15,000 and Sub-Rs. or 20,000 segments in India. Infinix offers some interesting specs of the Note 10 Pro, such as a MediaTek Helio G95 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a large 6.95 inch display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. I’ve spent some time with the Infinix Note 10 Pro and here are my first impressions.
First, let’s talk about the price of the Infinix Hot 10 Pro in India. The Note 10 Pro is only available in a single configuration with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and costs Rs. 16,999. You can choose between the colors 7 Degree Purple, 95 Degree Black and Nordic Secret. I had the phone in Nordic Secret.
The first thing I noticed was the sheer size of the Infinix Note 10 Pro. At 6.95 inches, the screen is huge and well suited for viewing content in landscape mode. One downside is that it’s impossible to reach the top of the screen with your thumb when you’re holding this phone in the same hand. This display has Full HD + resolution, a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 180 Hz. It also has a camera hole in the top center that houses a 16 megapixel selfie shooter. The earpiece is quite thin and barely noticeable.
The frame of the Infinix Note 10 Pro is made of plastic and is curved on the sides so that it lies comfortably in the hand. The top and bottom are flat. The Note 10 Pro has a 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker on the bottom, while the top is completely blank.
Infinix has chosen a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that will become the standard in this price range. The placement is a little higher than I would have liked. The volume buttons are to the right above the fingerprint sensor and I had to stretch my thumb to reach them. There are no buttons on the left side of the frame, just the SIM tray. There are two nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The Infinix Note 10 Pro is 8.7 meters thick and weighs 207 grams. The back is flat, but slightly curved on the sides to hold the smartphone comfortably. The camera module in the upper left corner has a two-tier structure. There are four cameras: a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, which is also suitable for macro photography, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel black and white sensor. The camera module is big and sticks out quite a bit. Infinix packaged a 5,000 mAh battery and included a 33 W charger in the box. You also get a case with this phone.
The Note 10 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Infinix could have offered a lower RAM and storage option to bring the Note 10 Pro into the Sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment, but consider the Grade 10 instead if that’s your budget cap. XOS 7.6 based on Android 11 runs on this smartphone and there are a number of customization options. My device had the March Android security patch which is a bit out of date at this point. The Infinix Note 10 Pro also comes with some pre-installed apps, some of which have sent notifications while feeling annoying.
If you’re looking for a smartphone with a giant screen, the Infinix Note 10 Pro will definitely meet these criteria. How good is it as a package? Should you choose this phone over the popular Xiaomi, Realme and Poco models in this price range? Stay tuned for our full review to find out.