Infinix GT 10 Pro Review | Geek Lifestyle

The Infinix GT 10 Pro has eye-catching gaming looks, but does it deliver on the performance side? Here's our review.

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The Infinix GT 10 Pro is a gaming smartphone with eye-catching looks and promising performance while still being affordable.

While Infinix sent over a sample for us to try, what’s interesting is that this is not yet available in the Philippines and other regions. Instead, you can only get it in some countries like India, though there, the phone is available at a price tag that definitely won’t break the bank given the specs.

Specifically, the new phone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 and 8GB of RAM which should make it a reliable phone for heavier gaming. To complement these, the phone packs a large 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired fast charging.

As for cameras, the phone has a 108MP main camera for its triple camera setup, promising great photography capabilities. Rounding these out is a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen which should make for a great watching partner.

While great on paper, does the Infinix GT 10 Pro deliver in real-world use? Find out here in our review.

Geek-sthetic

To start, let’s take a look at the phone’s design. The GT 10 Pro might be one of the “loudest” phones that we’ve reviewed this year in terms of looks as its back has unmistakably “gamer” style design elements. This eye-catching look doesn’t really do anything for performance, but it might be nice for users who want something that will definitely stand out.

Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the look as it’s a bit too much for my liking, but for those who are in love with the aggressive gamer style of high-end flagship phones (like ASUS ROG and Lenovo’s offerings), this new Infinix model is a way to get that without shelling out big bucks.

As you can see, the phone’s back has a glossy finish. Though surprisingly, it’s not a huge fingerprint magnet (except maybe for one part of it). Plus, even if it looks rather slippery, it still feels quite grippy, not to mention that the flat edges help to give a better grip.

Though we would’ve liked for the sides to have a matte finish as it’s also a bit glossy. Thankfully, it didn’t really feel slippery when in use, even while gaming heavily. If extra grip is needed though, the phone does come with a clear case inside that’s also great for extra protection.

At the front, you can see the phone’s large 6.67-inch display which has slim side bezels and a small holepunch notch at the top. Unsurprisingly, the phone also has a custom UI that matches its design. Again, opinions on this may vary, but at least the design doesn’t affect the user experience.

Binge-Watching Factor

Even though it’s not a flagship gaming phone, the Infinix didn’t cheap out on the display as this phone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. As expected, the display is a great match for binge-watching as it has vibrant color output and deep blacks, making for a great experience when watching your favorite movie or catching up on a new anime. It also helps that it gets quite bright, great news if you’re out and about and still want to watch something.

For audio, the GT 10 Pro has a stereo speaker setup, though the bottom-firing speaker is still the louder one as expected. When it comes to quality, the onboard speakers are not bad at all, though the quality isn’t the best when at max or near max volume as the audio can sound tinny.

Thankfully, the GT 10 Pro still has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can still use your trusty pair of wired headphones. Given that lots of phones nowadays omit the headphone jack, having one is a definite plus for us. Though if you ask us, a jack is a must-have for gaming phones, so it’s good that Infinix didn’t omit this.

Gaming Prowess

As mentioned above, the new Infinix gaming phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8050 processor with 8GB of RAM. While billed as a new processor, the 8050 is essentially a rebranded Dimensity 1300. Still, even if it’s not an entirely new SoC, it should still provide great gaming performance at this price range, especially as some phones that are more expensive than this have less powerful processors.

To start, the phone had no problems running today’s popular games, with titles such as League of Legends: Wild Rift and Call of Duty Mobile running smoothly at the High graphics setting at a smooth 60 FPS. Though take note that as with many mid-rangers, while the phone technically has a 120Hz refresh rate screen, games seem to be locked at 60FPS.

Moving on to more demanding games, Genshin Impact players will be happy to know that the Infinix GT 10 Pro can run the game smoothly at the Medium graphics quality setting. You can try to bump the settings up, but you’ll get a smoother experience at this recommended preset. This is a great result, especially considering that even some premium mid-range devices can only run Genshin Impact in low.

So, when it comes to gaming performance, the GT 10 Pro delivers on its gaming promise, at least given its price point. It’s not to the level of high-end gaming phones, but it is much, much more affordable than those.

Geek Photoshoot Capabilities

For its cameras, the Infinix GT 10 Pro packs a 108MP main camera that’s complemented by a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, the front packs a 32MP selfie shooter. Sadly, Infinix did not add an ultrawide shooter to this phone, though at least the 108MP camera delivers nice photos.

In daytime, the GT 10 Pro is able to capture quality images with vibrant colors, though when you have the AI Cam setting on, the colors can be a bit too vibrant. Still, quality-wise, it should satisfy most users. For more natural colors, you can at least opt to turn off the AI Cam in the camera pp.

Next, the phone’s main shooter performs decently well in low light when you use the dedicated Night Mode. Though again, the colors do turn out a bit too vibrant when shooting photos in this mode. But that is probably expected as this is the case with Night Modes in most phones. But if your low light photography needs are for social media posting, the GT 10 Pro’s main camera should be satisfactory.

As for the two 2MP macro shooter, it performs as you would expect it to as close-up shots are of decent quality when there’s ample lighting, though image quality is pretty much the same as 2MP macro shooters in other phones.

Finally, the 32MP main camera is pretty good for selfies in most lighting situations. Though as with many Android phones, the beautification is quite aggressive on the default setting (as you can see in the images above).

Everyday Reliability

As the phone performs well for gaming, it makes sense that the GT 10 pro is also a reliable device for everyday use. For most users’ needs such as social media browsing, office apps, and some light content creation (photo/video editing), the GT 10 Pro is fast and snappy. During our time with the phone, it did not slow down noticeably at any point.

Navigating through the phone’s UI should also be no issue for anyone who has used Android phones before. Even if the UI might have an aggressive “gamer” look isn’t for everyone, we didn’t really encounter any usability issues with it.

When it comes to battery life, the GT 10 Pro is great as it can easily last for a day of use on a single charge. As always, your mileage may vary, but with this phone, you should be safe with leaving your power bank at home. Of course, that is unless you plan to game on this phone for hours on end while on the go.

If you need to charge, the phone has a 45W fast charger inside the box. This is nice to have as it reaches 70% of charge from 0% in just 30 minutes. A full charge will take around an hour from zero, so this is great for users who often forget to charge their phones the night before.

Final Geek Lifestyle Verdict

The Infinix GT 10 Pro is billed as a gaming phone, and it has the style of one, all while having a price tag that’s much more affordable than the top-of-the-line gaming smartphones that you can get.

Of course, this is not a flagship device, but if you look at it as a mid-range gaming phone, it definitely delivers. Performance-wise, the phone punches above its price point as it can even handle demanding games at around the Medium setting. Plus, it has a great display, a nice camera setup, and long battery life. While we would’ve liked an ultrawide camera (and maybe a more subtle design), it’s still a phone that offers great value.

Now for its price. While it’s not available in the Philippines, the phone has a price tag of around INR 20,000 — that’s a bit under PHP 14,000. If it launches in the Philippines,¬† it’s likely going to be priced at bit higher, maybe around PHP 16-17k. But even at that price point, it’s still a compelling purchase, especially if you prioritize gaming performance.

Infinix GT 10 Pro Specs:

  • Mediatek Dimensity 8050¬†Processor
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.67-inch AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
  • 256GB storage
  • 108MP f/1.8 main + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor triple rear camera setup
  • 32 MP, f/2.5 front camera
  • 3G, LTE, 5G Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, fingerprint scanner (under-display), USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charge support
  • Cyber Black, Mirage Silver colors
  • Android 13, XOS 13