Infinix Hot 10 Review

Infinix is making it’s way to budget segment and this time they are offering value for money devices and now they have just launched the Infinix Hot 10 which is priced at Rs 9,999 for 6GB + 128GB storage. By the way, this is not the only smartphone which you can buy below 10k in India, there is lots of option available.

Infinix Hot 10 does offer good specifications but it’s not the best at Rs 9,999. The phone has some goods things which could be value for money for some people but not for everyone. In this Infinix Hot 10 Review, let’s find out whether you should spend Rs 9,999 or not?

Infinix Hot 10 India Price

Infinix Hot 10 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage, it’s available in Obsidian Black, Amber Red, Moonlight Jade, Ocean Wave colour option. The phone is available on Flipkart IN website and it will go for sale on October 16th, 2020 at noon.

Display and Build Quality

Infinix Hot 10 Review
Display Size6.78 inches
Dimensions171.1 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm
Display TypeHD+ LCD Panel
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz refresh rate
Resolutions720 x 1640 pixels resolutions

Infinix Hot 10 has the largest display size in the budget smartphone which will be very helpful for those who watches movies, TV shows on the smartphone. Also, keep in mind, it has an LCD display with 720 x 1640 pixels resolutions that mean it won’t be good as Redmi 9 Prime.

Overall, if you use the phone outdoors then you won’t have any kind of problem, you can see the screen without any problems. The viewing angles are also good, so there is nothing to worry about display quality but this is HD+ display and this is where I feel, Infinix Hot 10 doesn’t have the best display because Redmi 9 Prime (review) is also the price at Rs 9,999 and this phone has FHD+ display with a better processor.

In short, if you compare with it’s competition then Infinix Hot 10 is not the best phone below 10.

Performance

Infinix Hot 10 Review
ChipsetMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
OSAndroid 10 based on XOS 6.0

We have seen MediaTek Helio G70 processor in lots of smartphones and it’s the well-tested chipset. It will give the best possible performance but if there MediaTek Helio G80 processor at the same price then why people will go with a less-power chip.

Now, that doesn’t mean Infinix Hot 10 won’t give the best performance but it won’t give perform as good as Redmi 9 Prime or RealMe Narzo 20A. You will able to play games like COD Mobile and other but after one hour of gameplay, you will see the frame drop and lags here and there.

Even after 30 min of gameplay, you will see the frame drop because MediaTek Helio G70 is old SoC and in 2020, games has more powerful. So it will be difficult to lay for log time.

Infinix Hot 10 is running on Android 10 based on XOS 6.0 which fast UI but it’s quite complicated to use. So if you are into custom OS then you won’t notice any problem but if you’re like me, then it’s not the best UI. I love to use close to stock or pure stock, I don’t like when companies added too many options which most of the people won’t even use.

Cameras

Infinix Hot 10 Review
Camera (Rear)16 MP Primary
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro
QVGA (Low light sensor)
Video Recording (Rear)1080p@30fps
Camera (Front)8MP Front Camera
Video Recording (Front)1080p@30fps

Sad to say, Infinix Hot 10 doesn’t have the best camera. I mean you will get good images but the images you will get it won’t be well-detailed. The images turned out whites or you can say, over-saturated. If you like pop-up colours then you may like what Infinix is trying to do with Infinix Hot 10.

The phone has a single-camera setup, let’s forget that it has 2MP+2MP sensor because it just there for the showcase. It won’t give good quality images.

The phone also has the 8MP selfie shooter which is worst then I have expected. All the selfie turned whites, there is no dynamic range. It looks like Infinix doesn’t optimize the camera and that you can see on the images which I have added down below.

If you’re looking for a budget centric smartphone with a good camera then Infinix Hot 10 is not the phone you’re looking for. Don’t waste your money.

Battery and Audio Quality

Infinix Hot 10 Review
Battery Size5,200 mAh (non-removable)
Charging SpeedWired charging 18W ( 10W charger will be supplied in the box.)
Charging PortUSB-Port

I don’t have any complaint about battery life, it gives good battery life. The phone will give about 1.5 days of battery life, in the end, it also depends on how you use the phone daily. Also, it has an HD+ LCD display which won’t use too much battery. By the way, it has 5,200 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support but 18W charger in not include in the box, you have to spend Rs 499 to get 18W fast charger.

The phone has only one bottom-firing speaker which is not that great, I would say, Infinix could have added a better speaker. Also, I have had any problem with call quality but the bottom-firing speaker is not the best at 10k.

Infinix Hot 10 competition

Infinix Hot 10 Review

RealMe Narzo 20A is priced at Rs 8,499 for 3GB of Ram and 32GB storage while Redmi 9 Prime has priced at Rs 9,999 for 4GB of Ram and 128GB storage.

Specifications RealMe Narzo 20ARedmi 9 Prime
Display6.50 inches HD+ LCD display6.53 inches FHD+ Display
Resolutions720 x 1600 pixels resolutions1080 x 2340 pixels resolutions
Ram3GB | 4GB Ram4GB
Storage32GB | 64GB Storage64GB | 128GB
Camera (Rear)12 MP Primary
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro
13 MP Primary
8 MP Ultra-wide
5 MP Macro
2 MP Depth
Camera (Front)8MP Front Camera8MP Front Camera
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)MediaTek Helio G80 SoC
Battery5,000 mAh (18W)5,000 mAh (18W)
Price3GB Ram + 32GB storage: Rs 8,499
4GB Ram + 64GB storage: Rs9,499
4GB Ram + 64GB storage: Rs 9,999
4GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 11,999
Available AtFlipkartAmazon

Infinix Hot 10: Verdict

If you want an only a bigger display for media consumption and you don’t care about anything else then you can take look at Infinix Hot 10 but if you want value for money device then Infinix Hot 10 not worth buying at Rs 9,999. It doesn’t offer what people are looking for in budget segment, it’s better to skip Infinix Hot 10 and go POCO M2.

Infinix Hot 10 Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Massive Display SizeAudio Is not the best
Bigger 5,200 mAh Battery Average Cameras
Good Processor Plastic Build
Complicated UI
18W Charger not supplied in the box

Infinix Hot 10 Full Specifications

SpecificationInfinix Hot 10
Launch Date October 3rd, 2020
First Sale October 16th, 2020 through Flipkart
Dimensions171.1 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm
Display6.78 inches
Display Type HD+ LCD Panel
Display Protection -
Build Quality Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz refresh rate
Resolutions720 x 1640 pixels resolutions
Ram6GB
Storage128GB
Camera (Rear)16 MP Primary
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro
QVGA (Low light sensor)
Video Recording (Rear)1080p@30fps
Camera (Front)8MP Front Camera
Video Recording (Front)1080p@30fps
OSAndroid 10 based on XOS 6.0
ChipsetMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2
CPUOcta-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
Battery5,200 mAh (non-removable)
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Card SlotDual SIM + Dedicated slot SD Card
Charging SpeedWired charging 18W ( 10W charger will be supplied in the box.)
Charging PortUSB-Port
Fingerprint Rear-mounted
Weight 195 grams

Colors Obsidian Black, Amber Red, Moonlight Jade, Ocean Wave
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 9,999
Available At Flipkart

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