Infinix launched two new budget smartphones in India today named the Note 10 & Note 10 Pro. They are sub-Rs 20,000 smartphones where the price of Infinix Note 10 starts at Rs 10,999 and that of Note 10 Pro at Rs 16,999. Both the phones offer MediaTek chipsets where the vanilla model has Helio G85, whereas the Pro version has the Helio G95.
Just like every budget phone in this price segment, Note 10 features a polycarbonate body, and there is a two-tone look on the back where the upper half has a different pattern than the lower half. The camera module has a triple camera setup in it along with the LED flash. On the right side, there is a fingerprint scanner, and on the front, there is a single hole punch cutout in the middle. Infinix Note 10 has stereo speakers, a USB Type-C port on the bottom, and a headphone jack as well.
The panel on the front is a massive 6.95-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD, and while the refresh rate is 60Hz, the touch-sampling rate is 180Hz. In terms of protection, Infinix says there is NEG Dinorex T2X-1 protection which, in other words, is a cheaper alternative to Gorilla Glass.
Under the hood, it packs the MediaTek Helio G85 SOC, which has an octa-core CPU, and it is a good SOC for gaming in this price segment. This chipset is paired with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage. The storage is also expandable since there is a dedicated slot for memory expansion via a microSD card. Infinix doesn’t mention the type of storage on its website, so it is safe to say that the phone has the older eMMC 5.1 memory, which is a big con since almost every brand is going for UFS 2.1 these days in the budget phones.
Camera-wise, there are three on the back that includes a primary 48 Megapixel shooter paired with two 2 Megapixel cameras (You know what those two 2MP cameras do, right?). There is a 16 Megapixel selfie camera.
Finally, the phone has a big 5,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging via the Type-C port. Android 11 runs out of the box with the company’s skin on top.
INFINIX NOTE 10 PRO – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
Note 10 Pro isn’t much different compared to the vanilla model when it comes to the design. The only major design change is in terms of the camera setup, as that now includes four cameras in it. The rest of the design is pretty much the same. This too has a massive 6.95-inch IPS LCD, but this time with a 90Hz refresh rate instead of 60Hz. The touch-sampling rate is 180Hz, and the panel is TUV Rheinland Certified for low blue light emission. Under the hood, there is the MediaTek Helio G95 chip over the G85 of the vanilla model.
In India, there is only one variant of the Note 10 Pro, which has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, making this phone apparently the first in this price segment to offer an 8GB + 256GB variant.
There are four rear cameras that include a primary 64 Megapixel shooter paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera and two 2 Megapixel sensors. There is a 16 Megapixel camera on the front. You can record videos in 4K from both the rear and the front cameras, so that’s nice. The battery size remains the same at 5,000mAh, but the charging speed is bumped up to 33W. There are stereo speakers with DTS-HD surround sound & Android 11 runs out of the box.