Infinix has been one of the hidden horses in the Indian smartphone space that has been gradually taking its market share, targeting the budget segment quite aggressively. The company has now come out with a rather distinct looking GT 10 Pro, which is priced at Rs 19,999, going up against the likes of the Redmi Note 12 5G. Let’s see what it really has to offer.
This might the most interesting part of the phone for most users, I guess. The GT 10 Pro sports a polycarbonate body with curved edges and a 6.67-inch display with a centrally-placed punch-hole front camera near the top. There’s a flash placed rather subtly near the right corner in the same frame as the ear-speaker grille.
The phone comes in Cyber Black and Mirage Silver colour options. Coming to the back of the Cyber Black variant, you see a small LED strip in the triple camera cutout that’s protruding a but, and also notice the whole “mecha design”, as the company likes to call it, with a rear panel that has some components showcased underneath to camouflage as a transparent panel, which it isn’t. But the whole cyber-ish edge look with blue and orange accents every inch. The LED strip gives it a nice appearance and also helps it stand out from the crowd.
The right side houses the volume buttons and power/lock key; while the left side only has the dual SIM card tray slot near the top. The bottom locates the USB type C port, loudspeaker and primary mic as well as the 3.5mm audio jack; the top has the second outlet for loudspeaker and secondary mic. The phone weighs under 190 grams and measures 8.1mm in thickness and doesn't feel slippery or uncomfortable to carry around.
The phone boasts a 6.67-inch full HD+ (1080x2400) AMOLED display that supports up to 120 Hz of refresh rates. The display here is quite bright and usable under direct sunlight provided you have cranked up its brightness. Regarding colours and sharpness, it seems to have pretty decent output for watching videos or viewing images.
It’s not the most excellent panel in terms of colour calibration for a phone under Rs. 25,000 but it’s not that bad either, with some colour retention happening for greens and blues. I set refresh rates at highest settings and didn’t notice much trouble in the display keeping up with refresh rates most of the time.
The phone features a triple camera system – 108MP (f/1.75) main camera, a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor, and a 2MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide camera with quad tone flash. The main camera is pretty much the only one that produced usable shots, with other two cameras on the back there for mere namesake, it seems. The shots from the phone are detailed and in focus. However, if the subject moves even slightly the camera would struggle to capture a good image.
You can expect to get well focused shots in daylight or well-lit indoors. On the front, you get a 32MP (f/2.45) camera with a dual tone flash. This camera can take surprisingly decent and toned shots that you may not mind using for your social media needs. There’s also very little shutter lag, which is nice to see. Talking about the camera app, it looks rather busy and at times even a bit cluttered with AI cam, beauty modes and other such options thrown right at your face when you start the camera.
Software and performance
The GT 10 Pro is equipped with MediaTek’s Dimensity 8050 chipset (up to 3GHz octa core processor, Mali G77-MC9 GPU and a 5G modem), 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. The phone runs on XOS 13 for GT that’s based on Android 13 with the June security patch installed. What this XOS for GT specifically means is that the company has done away with bloatware of ads and pre-installed third party apps for this particular model. They have basically admitted that such things can hinder a better user experience out of the box. You get a few of Infinix’s own apps, such is XTheme, XArena, etc.
The OS has an app launcher that arranges your apps in alphabetical order witht he top reserved for your most used apps. The launcher doesn’t allow you to simply drag and drop app icons on your desired homescreen, but you have to long-press that icon and select send to desktop where it will place the icon shortcut on the last homescreen on its own. Another weird thing was the phone not showing devices connected to the phone’s WiFi hotspot.
There are some nice, customizable themes you can try from the theme store and can also try different icon styles. If you aren’t used to XOS, you are going to find the arrangement under Settings a bit confusing. Of course you can simply search for your desired option, but on the face of it, it does appear a bit all over the place.
In terms of performance, the phone handled day to day tasks just fine keeping up app closing, opening, switching and multimedia playback without any troubles. For gaming, you can expect to play games like BGMI and Asphalt 9: Legends at their medium to highest settings without having to worry about overheating the device. First 5,000 buyers of the phone get finger sleeves and gaming control accessories with the phone. For a gaming-focused phone under Rs 20,000, I think this is more than a good enough performer. The mini LED can be configured for different use cases such as phone ringing, charging, notifications and while playing a game, too.
The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery unit and comes with a 45 watt charger in the box. The phone charges from 1 per cent to full in 70-80 minutes and lasts about 22-24 hours on most days, making it a day-long performer. The bundled 45 watt charger supports Power Delivery (PD) 3.0, so can be used for charging other devices, including your laptop, that support PD.
Call quality on the phone is top notch, and the 5G connectivity is also not bad, though not the best seen so far but it’s stable enough to not be a deal breaker. The speakers on the phone are quite punchy and loud enough and usable for gaming purposes if you’re not in a group. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack, which isn’t too common for phones at this price point these days, so folks with their traditional audio setup might like to see that. Same is the case for FM radio, which has also been provided and can be used with your earphones. The in-screen fingerprint scanner is quite reliable, it’s not the fastest in terms of unlocking but it still recgonizes correctly eight to nine times out of 10.
Infinix’s GT 10 Pro is aimed at those who want a well performing phone and would also like to play games on their smartphone, and that’s where the GT 10 Pro doesn’t disappoint. It can handle many graphic-intensive games. But where it does lack is promise of just one major Android update, an OS that can feel a little out of sorts (as mentioned above), and a camera app that seems a bit cluttered at times. If these things don’t bother you, then the GT 10 Pro can be a good choice for your smartphone gaming needs.