Infinix has just launched the Infinix Note 10 Pro in the Philippines. On paper, it’s an impressive device with a less than PHP 10,000 price tag.
The box of the Infinix Note 10 Pro looks pretty similar to its predecessor the Note 8. It has a bright green box with a peek at the look of its panel along with some features listed like the 6.95-inch FHD+ display, 90Hz refresh rate, and memory configuration (8GB RAM + 128GB).
In the age of simpler and minimalistic boxes for devices, I wish the design was cleaned up a bit.
As you remove the box cover, you’re greeted by the Note 10 Pro itself. Underneath the device is its documentation, a silicone case, SIM tray ejector tool, charging adapter, and cable. Pretty much a run-of-the-mill unboxing experience.
The silicone case and charging adapter are definitely nice to see though.
First impressions with the Note 10 Pro
Like the Note 8, the Note 10 Pro is a pretty big device with a panel that’s a little under 7-inches making it more like a phablet. I immediately felt the size as I held it in my hand.
Despite its larger size though, it’s pretty slim with just the right heft to it making it reasonably easy to handle with one hand, albeit with adjustments when trying to get to the top of the device.
Around the back is a rectangular camera module for its quad cameras. The quad cameras are led by a 64MP main camera accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, a 2MP monochrome snapper, and an LED flash.
My favorite thing about the device is the two-tone design at the back of the 7° Purple color option. As much as Nordic Secret looks pretty cool with its gradient design, I personally, have slowly been converted to enjoy two-tone designs. The bottom half of the back of the design features pin-stripes and the Infinix logo, while the top half is just a plain color.
One downside to its rear though is its glossy plastic finish which is a fingerprint magnet. This can easily be solved by using the included case though.
Under the hood, the Note 10 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage via a microSD card.
The Helio G95 is a nice upgrade from the Helio G80 on its predecessor. It offered a pretty smooth gaming and overall experience as far as using the device for a couple of days go.
Surprisingly, the Note 10 Pro has a slightly smaller 5000mAh battery from 5200mAh on the Note 8. The Note 10 Pro, however, drastically increases the fast charging support to 33W from 18W, which is a very good trade-off.
Some camera samples
Based on some photos I’ve taken so far, both the rear cameras and the front camera are pretty impressive. I especially like the quality of the portrait photos taken with the rear camera which could be a mix of monochrome and depth sensors.
I personally prefer the mix of a monochrome and depth sensor compared to a macro lens.
Here are some of my early photos:
Infinix Note 10 Pro might not be for everyone especially given its larger size. Personally, I appreciated its larger size even more while gaming or watching videos.
Its PHP 9,990 price tag especially makes it more enticing, that’s assuming you want a larger device.
Here’s our full review of the Note 10 Pro.
Phone photos courtesy of Rianne Ronquillo