Infinix is refreshing the Note 10 with a more contemporary feature set. It still comes with a rather large 90Hz 6.95-inch 2460 x 1080 screen, a 5,000mAh battery with 33W Fast Charging, and a quad camera setup. Chipset, however, has been upgraded to a MediaTek Helio G95 and storage was bumped up to 256GB.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Specifications
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G95|
|Screen||6.95-inch IPS, 2460 x 1080, 90Hz|
|OS||Android 11, XOS 7.6|
|Rear Camera||64MP f/1.8 Main, 8MP f/2.2 Ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 Mono, 2MP f/2.4 Depth|
|Front Camera||16MP f/2.4|
|Storage||256GB, expandabla via MicroSD|
|Network||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery||5,000mAh, 33W Fast Charging|
|Others||Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Dual Speakers with DTS|
|Dimensions||172.76 x 78.32 x 7.8mm|
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Unboxing
The Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 is bound in a bold green box with the brand’s branding proud at the front. It is bundled with a standard selection of accessories including documentation, a welcome note, a clear silicone case, a USB Type-C cable, and 33W wall adapter. They are throwing in tempered glass for the user to place on the display – a nice touch especially for those who want protection for their display.
Design and Aesthetics
The Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 does have large body thanks its big display but the brand has done a good job to minimize its size. There are no big empty spaces on the device aside from a bottom chin and it weighs a smidge heavier compared to other devices at 209g.
Its chassis is made out of plastic and has a two-tone design. A rather large camera bump is present at the upper right that houses its quad camera setup. It has a glossy finish but no coating whatsoever. Dust and grime from your hand will easily stick onto the back if it’s not protected by a case.
The edges are curved and have a smooth finish like the rear. All its buttons are clustered at the right-hand side and the power button does integrate a fast fingerprint scanner. At the bottom are its bottom-firing speaker, USB Type-C port that supports 33W Fast Charging, and 3.5mm audio jack.
Screen and Audio
Just like before, the 2022 version of the Infinix Note 10 Pro has a sizeable 6.95-inch 2460 x 1080 IPS display running at 90Hz. There is no included protection on the display itself but as mentioned, Infinix does include tempered glass in its accessories.
Despite its size, everything looks crisp and detailed. Contrast is pretty good while colors look well-saturated. The screen can dip down its brightness to an impressive 0.291 cd/m2. Maximum brightness is around 435.27 cd/m2, which is pretty bright for a smartphone in its class and should be sufficient in bright backlight.
- sRGB – 96.00%
- AdobeRGB – 70.50%
- DCI-P3 – 79.30%
- Luminance (Minimum) – 0.291 cd/m2
- Luminance (Maximum) – 435.27 cd/m2
- Gamma – 2.28
- Contrast Ratio – 1440:1
The Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 has a dual stereo speaker setup thanks to its earpiece and bottom-firing speaker working together. Audio is surprisingly good especially for a budget-oriented smartphone. Volume can get loud and there is sufficient definition in tracks and vocals. Bass is slightly weak and at higher levels, finer details can get muffled in the noise.
The device runs on the brand’s XOS 7.6 OS based on Android 11. It is a heavily-skinned Android 11 with tons of extras. Icons are stylized and there is an overall darker theme on the device. Their OS brings in several options like hidden apps and folders, Kids Mode, XClone for those who are migrating from another smartphone.
The standard options like multi-screen, split-screen, dark mode, and others are present on the device. There are, however, a lot of ads in the device especially for recommended apps. They even appear in the app drawer whenever it is opened. Fortunately, performance and navigation are still smooth despite in most cases.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Cameras
The smartphone sports quad rear cameras – a 64MP f/1.8 main lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and two 2MP f/2.4 lenses for mono and depth. Functionally, you can only take photos with its main and ultrawide cameras.
The camera app sports all the features you expect including the basics like Photo, Video, Pro Mode, and Panorama. It also comes with Short Video, HDR support, Beautification, Portrait, and Night Mode. The main camera will support up to 4K30fps while the ultrawide tops at 1080p30fps.
Its 64MP f/1.8 main lens has a Samsung S5KGW1SD sensor and natively takes 16MP photos. Details are sharp in the middle while there’s a bit less definition at the edges. Colors are slightly drab in both indoor and outdoor scenes while HDR performance is somewhat lackluster in high contrast scenes.
The 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens has a GalaxyCore GC8034 sensor and takes native 8MP pictures. Performance is significantly poorer than the main camera. The center is sharp but pales in comparison to its main camera due to the lower pixel count. Edges, meanwhile, lack detail but they are properly corrected to minimize warping.
Colors are look washed out even while using the smartphone’s AI Camera. It seems that the software does not like boosting contrast and color too aggressively even at times when needed.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Benchmarks
One of the few enhancements that the smartphone received is a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset. RAM remains at 8GB but internal storage is now bigger at 256GB. The chipset isn’t anything special but it allows the device to work steadily throughout its usage.
Its Helio G95 scores decently in synthetic benchmarks. In AnTuTu, it was able to reach the 370,000 mark while it managed to breach the 10,000 score in PCMark Work 3.0.
Most games will be able to run smoothly on the Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 with the right settings. The faster screen can also delivery a smoother experience for games that support higher framerates. It will dip down to around 30fps with heavier games like Genshin Impact in medium settings but this can be remedied with lower settings.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Battery Life
The smartphone runs on a 5,000mAh battery reserve. It lasted us for more than a day with medium use including browsing the Internet, work, replying to emails, watching videos, and occasional gaming. Running PCMark Work 3.0 battery test shows 11 hours and 25 minutes of usage with 50% volume and brightness.
Charging should take around an hour and a half when the battery is fully drained. Not much of a wait but it is a rather average figure compared to other smartphones in the market.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Review – Conclusion
At PhP 11,990, the Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 has a solid proposition for potential customers: a large display with decent performance, loud dual speakers, and long battery life. Its upgrade to the MediaTek Helio G95 platform might not be as big a leap, but the increase in performance is a welcome addition.
Its cameras do lag behind the competition with drab colors and unenviable low-light performance. Some users might also dislike the XOS 7.6 as it does push some ads to the user even though it delivers smooth performance.
Overall, those who are looking for a large smartphone with good entertainment capabilities for movies, listening to tracks, or gaming, the Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 is a solid pick of a budget-oriented device.
Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 Price and Availability
The Infinix Note 10 Pro 2022 has launched in the Philippines with a price tag of PhP 11,990. The device is now available through the Infinix Shopee flagship store.