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Infinix Note 10 Pro Unboxing, Review Philippines: Premium for Less

by Duey Guison  August 9, 2021

Review Verdict: The Infinix Note 10 Pro is a prime example of the company’s expertise in making premium-looking phones accessible in the Philippines. At just under Php 10K, the phone gives you plenty of value thanks to its 90Hz display, 64-megapixel camera and 33W fast charging. 

Pros

  • 90hz display
  • 8GB RAM for under Php 10k

Cons

  • Inconsistent camera performance
  • Old processor

Infinix Note 10 Pro Review Philippines specs

  • MediaTek Helio G90T processor
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.95-inch Full HD+ IPS display, 90hz refresh rate, 180hz touch response rate
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel mono camera, 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel camera
  • LTE, 4G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • DTS Audio, Stereo speakers
  • 33w charging
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Android 11, XOS 7.6

Infinix continues to make a name for itself when it comes to offering bang-for-the-buck devices thanks to its newest phone, the Note 10 Pro. Their current top-end phone aims to offer a number of premium features while keeping the price at under Php 10k. Should you buy this budget phone? Let’s find out:

Unboxing and Packaging contents

The Note 10 Pro comes in a green box with a photo of the phone in front, along with the usual Infinix branding. The back of the box highlights its key specs and features. Inside the box, you have the phone itself, documentation, 33w charger, USB-C cable, silicone case, and a tempered glass screen protector.

Design

While the Note 10 Pro uses plastic for its overall build, Infinix spruced it up with a dual-tone design to give it a premium appeal. You get a smooth glossy texture on the upper portion, while the bottom has a pattern comprising of multiple vertical lines, along with their branding. The whole back panel has a gloss finish, making it prone to fingerprints. It’s best to use the included case to save yourself from constantly wiping the back panel.

The SIM card tray is on the left side, while the power button (which doubles as the fingerprint scanner) and volume controls are on the right. At the bottom, you have a headphone jack, USB-C port, and 1/2 of the speaker system. The other half of the Note 10 Pro’s speaker system is found on top.

Display

Like its predecessors, the Note 10 Pro uses a large 6.95-inch display. This time around, Infinix gave it a beefy upgrade thanks to a better Full HD+ resolution and a smoother 90hz refresh rate as well as a 180hz touch response rate. We have been waiting for those upgrades since the Note 7, and we’re very glad that Infinix finally caved with the Note 10 Pro.

Together with stereo speakers, the Note 10 Pro is a significantly better budget multimedia device than its predecessors.

Cameras

Unlike its predecessor, the Note 10 Pro replaces one of the 2-megapixel cameras with a more usable 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. We really appreciate Infinix making this move and not stuff the rear camera with a bunch of filler 2-megapixel cameras like their other offerings.

Overall, the photos we took using the Note 10 Pro are very usable for social media, with good color rendition and color accuracy. We did notice a few inconsistencies when it comes to overall exposure, and the ultra-wide-angle camera has a tendency to compromise on detail especially during low-light situations.

Moving on to the 16-megapixel selfie snapper, the Note 10 Pro can take decent photos. However, you might need to do a bit of editing, as it tends to blow up highlights in certain lighting conditions.

The issues we noticed on the selfie camera and the ultra-wide-angle camera can be addressed through a software update, and we hope Infinix rolls out a fix soon.

Inconsistent camera performance aside, a unique feature of the Note 10 Pro is that you can shoot Full HD 60FPS and even 4K 30FPS in both the front and rear cameras, making it a good budget phone for vlogging.

Internals and Battery Life

Powering the Note 10 Pro is an Helio G90T processor, and that is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Helio G90T is considered an aging processor for 2021 especially since it uses a 12nm process. However, synthetic benchmarks show that MediaTek’s gaming-focused processors can still pack a punch, matching the popular Snapdragon 720G for overall performance.

Despite the processor’s age, the Helio G90T is still great for the latest games including Genshin Impact. We were surprised that the game defaulted on medium graphics instead of low graphics, and we’re happy to report that based on initial tests done using Gamebench, the popular open-world RPG is playable on the Note 10 Pro.

Call of Duty Mobile, on the other hand, performed very well as we were hitting the max 60FPS with a fairly good 89% overall stability.

Battery life is generally good despite being a huge phone. With our battery loop test. We managed to do 11.5 hours with its 5000mAh cell, which is a good figure considering that the phone has to deal with a huge 6.95-inch Full HD panel with a 90hz refresh rate.

Another big upgrade on the Note 10 Pro is with charging speeds, as it is the first phone in the Infinix Note series to come with 33w USB-C wired charging. Based on our tests, it took us a little under 2 hours to top up the battery to 100%.

Wrap up and conclusions

Our review of the Infinix Note 10 Pro in the Philippines shows that the brand indeed does have a game-changing device at the under Php 10k segment. It is the Infinix phone with the most number of key upgrades—notable ones being the Full HD+ 90hz display, 33w wired charging, 8GB RAM, and a more sensible ultra-wide-angle camera.

While we have our fair share of criticisms on the Note 10 Pro—particularly with the aging Helio G90T processor and the inconsistent camera performance—you’ll be hard-pressed to find a phone priced under Php 10k to come packed with such features.

Infinix Note 10 Pro Review Philippines Price

The Note 10 Pro is priced at Php 9,990 for the 8GB/128GB model and will be available soon at Infinix’s official Lazada store.

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    The photos are nice, but Infinix has a lot of work to do regarding the camera department. Heck my Oppo Reno 3 can shooot better photos than this, even if they have the same chipset, and oh that has amoled.

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