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Infinix Note 10 Review

The release of the Infinix Note 10 confirms the year 2021 is certainly not the year we cease to get smartphones in Infinix’s Note series. Onboard this new note smartphone, is a package that succeeds the Infinix Note 8. However, this upgrade doesn’t really go all around. More on that later in the article.

Infinix Note 10

Infinix Note 10

Infinix Note 10 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.95-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, ~387 PPI  density
  • Android 11, XOS 7.6
  • Mediatek Helio G85 Processor
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 2MP + 2MP +  Triple Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card support for UP to 256GB
  • DTS Audio (Dual Speakers)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
  • Face Unlock
  • 18W Fast Charging Capacity (X-Charge)
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Design and Display

The Infinix Note 10 design, sort of builds on the Infinix Note 8, offering enthusiasts what can be described as a tweaked design that may appeal to enthusiasts.

Having a rear view of the Note 10 reveals a dual-tone colour system, similar to what we had on the Samsung Galaxy Quantum. Speaking of colours, the options available on this device includes Gray, Blue, Green.

The placements on this rear panel include a camera module whose highlights include triple cameras and an LED flash. Lastly, we have the OEM branding, which indicates it’s an Infinix smartphone.

Flipping to get a front view we find a 6.95 inch IPS LCD display with a dot notch in the top center position. The highlights of this display include a  resolution of 1080 x 2460 Pixels, a density of 387 PPI, and a 180Hz refresh rate.

The Cameras

Glancing through the on-paper specs of the Infinix Note 10 reveals they aren’t an upgrade over the ones on the Infinix Note 8, it even loses some pixels in the primary camera on the rear.

On the rear, we have a 48MP primary camera, as opposed to the 64MP camera on its predecessor. We also have a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth camera. This sums up the number of rear cameras to three as opposed to being four on its predecessor.

Moving upfront we have technically got the same single 16MP camera according to the specs on paper.

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Hardware and Software

The Infinix Note 10 take performance up a notch by featuring a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, as opposed to the Helio G80 processor on the Infinix Note 8.

Also on the performance train is the Mali G52 MC2 GPU. We also have more RAM and storage configurations that include 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM.

Lastly, we have a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po paired with an 18W fast charge mechanism. This data shows this battery is 200mAh less than the 5200mAh on the Note 8.

On the software side, we have the XOS 7.6 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.

Connectivity

The Infinix Note 10 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port with OTG support, low energy Bluetooth 5.0, and Wifi.

Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t be getting 5G connectivity.

Infinx Note 10 Price and Availability

Although not confirmed yet, however, the price of the Infinix Note 10 is expected around 84,603 Naira for the 4GB / 128GB variant, which translates to about $207, 22,189 KSH, and 1,194 GHC.

The Infinix Note 10 was announced on May 12 2021 and is expected to be available for purchase later in May 2021.

A Global Tech Review on the New Infinix Note 10

The latest smartphone in the product line of the Note series, the Infinix Note 10, is a device that was built to ‘Meet Beauty with Strength’. The elements of the new Note 10 are Speed, Beauty, Power, and Strength.

The beautiful screen, the bodywork, and the overall design of the device, plus the strength of its processor all come together to provide an extraordinary experience for users. Infinix has gone a step further to bring upgraded and improved features to the new Note 10, while still maintaining affordable pricing for consumers.

The Infinix Note 10 Pro won the IF design award 2021 for its iconic design and flattering colour variants. The brilliant bodywork was followed with this remark by IF World design Guide, “This generation has a single appearance but two different battery cover designs. One is full of symmetrical design aesthetics – “polygonal vertical grating” – while the other has more mysterious shimmering patterns and texture.”

According to Unbox Therapy,

“… IF ENTERTAINMENT IS ONE OF YOUR PRIORITIES AND YOU NEED A BUDGET SMARTPHONE THE INFINIX NOTE 10 PRO LOOKS LIKE IT’S UP TO THE TASK. THE INFINIX NOTE 10 PRO WILL CERTAINLY SATISFY WITH ITS WHOPPER OF A 6.95INCH IPS DISPLAY. IT IS DEFINITELY ONE FOR THOSE WHO WANT THEIR SMARTPHONE TO BE AS BIG AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.”

And the Tech Chap, a UK top tech YouTuber, further confirmed the screen size by saying,

“I REALLY LOVE JUST HOW BIG THE SCREEN IS. WE’VE GOT NICE THIN BEZELS AROUND THE EDGES; WE’VE GOT THE HOLE PUNCH SELFIE AT THE TOP. AS I SAID, 6.95 INCHES – IF YOU ARE WATCHING MOVIES OR PLAYING GAMES, THIS IS GOING TO GIVE YOU A REALLY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE.”

Another UK tech reviewer, Tech Spurt said,

“THE BATTERIES ARE INTEGRATED WITH ULTRA POWER SAVING MODE SO YOU CAN GET AN EXTRA 58 HOURS OF CALL TIME EVEN WHEN THE BATTERY IS AT 5% CAPACITY”.

Another tech reviewer, the Tech Chap also said,

“WE DO ALSO HAVE THAT FAST 33W CHARGER, WHICH ACTUALLY CHARGES UP 50 MINUTES FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS GENERATION OF THIS PHONE – A NICE UPGRADE THERE.”

In the words of a British tech reviewer, SuperSarf,

“A 90HZ REFRESH RATE AT THIS PRICE, THAT’S JUST INSANE. IT’S GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING VERY SMOOTH. YOU WILL BE VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT THIS WILL BE RETAILING FOR $259. I THINK YOU WILL BE PRETTY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT THIS OFFERS FOR THAT PRICE.”

Just in case you were wondering if the Note 10 is a good buy for your money, there you have it from the tech gurus themselves. So, if you had doubts about what the Note 10 had to offer, be rest assured you’re in good hands.

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Confirming every feature that the device is claimed to have, media houses have described the Note 10 smartphone as a value-for-money device that offers high-end features such as impressive entertainment experiences, long-lasting battery, and high-performance processing power.

“THEIR 6.95” DISPLAYS (FHD+, 1080×2460) SHOULD MAKE ANY VISUAL APPLICATION EXTREMELY AGREEABLE TO USE. THE PANELS ARE BASED ON IPS LCD TECHNOLOGY, WHICH TYPICALLY DOES QUITE WELL IN COLOR GAMUT AND MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS (480 NITS).”

– Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo

“WITH THE NEW 33W X-CHARGE A 0-100% CHARGE TAKES 50 MINUTES LESS THAN IT DID ON THE PREVIOUS NOTE MODEL. A QUICK 5-MINUTE TOP-UP IS ENOUGH FOR 2 HOURS OF GAMING.”

– Peter Bonov, GSMArena

Meanwhile, the Note 10 online launch was brimming with thrill and excitement around the main features of the Note 10 – speed, beauty, power, strength – as the functionalities of the new smartphone were tested live.

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The launch was laced with a beautiful array of speed bikes, luxurious cars, and exotic rides that made for an exhilarating experience and the celebrities sure did have fun showing the fans the most interesting features of the phone.

It was a truly entertaining experience for all participants. Watch the video on YouTube here. You can catch the replay for the live stream of the Note 10 launch here and find out how to win amazing prizes.

Infinix Note 10 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Infinix Note 10:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, XOS 7.6
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali G52 MC2
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB
  • Colours: Black, Purple, Emerald Green
  • Dimension: 173.2 mm x 78.7 mm x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.95 inches IPS LCD, 1080 x 2460, 387 PPI, 91% screen-to-body ratio, 180Hz Touch Sampling
  • Screen Protection: –
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4 + 2MP (Monochrome) f/2.4
  • Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama, PDAF,
  • Front Camera: 16MP Camera, [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB /128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes (up to 256GB)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8/
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA:  B1/2/4/5/8
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE:  B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28A/28B
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: –
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Low-energy Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: –
  • Push Emails: –
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes (Google Assistant)

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: –
  • Document Viewer: –
  • Document Editor: –

Battery

  • Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Battery
  • Talktime: 38 Hours
  • Standby Time: 53 Days
  • Fast Charging: 18W Capacity (X-Charge)
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