So, this phone had been generating a lot of hype even before its launch. Led by its Nothing-inspired design, leaks and rumors had suggested one hell of a device. And to put it simply I wasn’t disappointed. The Infinix GT 10 Pro is an incredible value for money if you’re looking for a gaming phone on a budget. It may not take the best photos or have the best OS, but boy does it outperform everyone in raw numbers. This is my full review of the Infinix GT 10 Pro. But before we begin, here are the brief specifications of the phone.
Infinix GT 10 Pro Review: Specifications
- Body: 162.7 x 75.9 x 8.1 mm , 187gm
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8050 (6nm Mobile Platform)
- Memory: 8GB RAM (+ Up to 8GB Virtual RAM), 256GBGB storage
- Software & UI: XOS 13 on top of Android 13
- Rear Camera: Dual
– 108MP primary, f/1.8, 1/1.67”
– 2MP macro, f/2.4
– 2MP depth, f/2.4
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.5 (punch-hole)
- Audio: Stereo speakers, Speaker Hub
- Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 5000mAh with 45W fast charging
Infinix GT 10 Pro Review:
So let me start with the head-turning design of this thing. After Nothing’s success with a transparent design, this is the first time we have seen such a similar design from a different brand! And I think it’s quite refreshing, a little inspired, yes, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s actually nice to see a phone with such character in a sea of mostly bland designs.
That being said, the design is very polarizing. I asked my friends and colleagues if they liked how the GT 10 Pro looked. And the ones who liked it absolutely loved it while the others weren’t a fan at all. There wasn’t much in between!
The back, as well as the frames, is made of plastic, but it does not feel that cheap and feels comfortable to hold. Infinix has been generous enough to include an IP53 rating too. My unit was the ‘Cyber Black’ variant but you can also get the ‘Mirage Silver’ color option, both of which are inspired by the cyberpunk sci-fi aesthetics.
To add a bit of extra flair, Infinix has also added LED lights on the back which glow during charging and notifications. Or, you can sync the lights to your music, and have your own little music visualizer. Honestly speaking, it didn’t add much to the phone in my day-to-day use and unlike the permanent glow on the Nothing Phone (2), the notification LEDs are easy to miss.
- 6.67-inch OLED
- 120Hz, 360Hz Touch Sampling
Over to the front, the 6.67-inch OLED screen is quite nice with good contrast and viewing angles. I didn’t find the color reproduction to be the most accurate though. You do get the option to change the color temperature and such from the settings but even after adjusting, I didn’t find the tuning to be very impressive.
In comparison, the Poco X5 Pro(review) which also has a 10-bit display as the GT 10 Pro, produces better-looking colors. But then again, this is not a bad screen to look at, at least for general usage, gaming, and even some content consumption.
You also get Widevine L1 certification here, so you can watch content in FullHD resolution on streaming platforms like Netflix or Prime Video. However, there is no HDR support yet.
In terms of brightness, this is not the brightest of screens as I could only get around 700 nits at peak with the auto brightness mode turned on. This means during sunny outdoor situations, you might face some difficulty in visibility.
The good thing is that Infinix has included 1920Hz PWM Dimming in the GT 10 Pro, so there’s less probability of headaches and such while using the phone in low brightness mode. You also get an in-display fingerprint scanner which works reliably, however, I would have preferred if it was placed a little higher.
- Mediatek Dimensity 8050
- 8GB + 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage
Talking about the performance, I am happy to tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. The Dimensity 8050 chipset in here is one of the best performers you can get at this price range. It is better than something like the Snapdragon 778G and even beats more expensive phones like the Realme 11 Pro or the Lava Agni 2 in raw numbers.
And that benchmark score translates nicely to real-world usage as well.
Hence, throughout my testing period, I didn’t notice any lag or stutter on casual use. The UI feels snappy and fluid and Infinix has optimized 120Hz refresh rate well too.
I also appreciate how Infinix has provided an almost Bloatware-free experience here. I mean, apart from a couple of XOS family apps, you won’t find much 3rd party bloatware here at all. But if you find the “ Clean Stock Android” experience a little boring, you always have the option to install icon packs and make it look however you want.
The only thing that has bugged me regarding its software is the promised number of updates. Infinix GT 10 Pro boots on Android 13 and the maximum OS update the brand has promised is till Android 14 and an extra year of security updates and nothing more!
Anyway, gaming on the Infinix GT 10 Pro is a great experience. I found the phone cruising through games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 with no trouble at all.
For starters, PUBG runs decently at around 85 fps with just a few stutters here and there. Capping the frame rate at 60fps however, gave me silky-smooth gameplay without any kind of thermal throttling.
COD is still not optimized to run at 90 fps but it gave me 100% stability at Very High Graphics and Max fps settings. And not just COD, I tried playing other higher fps-ready titles like Mech Arena, but sadly, they were stuck at 60 fps too.
Now, I did test Genshin’s impact too, which started out just fine, but became choppier over time. At medium Graphic settings (and 60 fps limit), Infinix GT 10 Pro could push about 40-44 fps. But if you’re more of a fan of stability, I’d suggest capping the frame rate at 30, this way you can enjoy the game with far less stuttering.
You might also be wondering if the phone gets hot while gaming, but surprisingly, PUBG, COD, and Asphalt 9 didn’t make the device heat up so much. It was only when playing Genshin Impact that the phone showed a little sign of distress reaching about 42 degrees after half an hour into the game.
Infinix also provides a few other ‘gaming perks’ here, like you can remap the volume buttons as in-game triggers, you can switch performance modes, limit power for better cooling and block notifications, and such. But let’s talk a bit about their ‘Bypass Charging’ which is the most intriguing one of the bunch.
Smartphones generate a lot of heat while they are charging which could be uncomfortable especially when you want to play games while charging. But Bypass Charging on the Infinix GT 10 Pro allows you to directly power your motherboard, bypassing the battery, so your phone doesn’t heat up!
It means you can game for hours without worrying about the battery heating or running out of charge. It also has the added benefit of reducing wear and tear on the lithium cells which is good for your battery health in the long run.
I did test the feature a couple of times while playing PUBG and yes, the phone doesn’t overheat while playing games while charging the phone! The temperature only rises by a degree or two!
Battery and Charging
- 5,000mAh battery
- 45W fast charging
Now, while we are on the topic of battery and charging, the Infinix GT 10 Pro comes with a 5000 mAh battery. With typical moderate use, I could get through the day with around 20-25 % juice remaining before I went to bed but on heavy usage with some gaming into the mix, the phone would last about 5-6 hours, which is not bad at all!
And it charges right back up too. The included 45 W adapter takes the phone from 0-70% in 30 just 30 minutes and takes about an hour to completely fill the device.
- 108MP Primary Camera
- 2MP Macro
- 2MP Depth
Okay, lastly, let me talk about its cameras. Infinix GT 10 Pro has a 108MP camera along with 2MP macro and depth sensors. Now, when it comes to gaming devices, cameras are generally the weakest link and I had expected the same from this phone too.
But after testing its cameras, I will say that I am quite pleased with the results. I mean, I wasn’t expecting the cameras to do well, but that wasn’t the case at all. 80% of the time I got acceptable results. The pictures are not the most sharp and the dynamic range can be off sometimes, but other than that, the colors are good under good lighting conditions.
Portraits also come out nice enough, although there is still some room for improvement while maintaining dynamic range. Also, the skin tone is a little reddish and there is a little bit of smoothening, but, they are not bad at all.
You will see it struggle to maintain exposure and sharpness during nighttime. The camera has a night mode option, but it does not help much.
The front 32 MP camera takes decent-looking selfies with good skin tone but you might find some to be too soft or lacking in detail.
For videos, you have a 4k 30 fps option from the rear camera while from the front you can shoot up to 2k 30 fps videos. But at these resolutions, the stabilization is not very proper and there’s this red tint in the videos too, so not the best option when it comes to videos. However, you do get EIS with 1080p 30 fps videos, and the output at that resolution is less shaky and usable.
Infinix GT 10 Pro Review: Conclusion
So, my verdict is quite simple. If you’re looking for a performance-centric device and don’t really care a lot about the cameras, or long-term software updates, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is definitely an ideal choice for you. I found its gaming performance to be excellent, the clean stock Android experience to be welcoming, the battery backup to be reliable, and the overall experience to be recommendation-worthy! But at the same time, I do think Infinix needs a little bit of refinement in the cameras and software updates to remain competitive in this price segment.
Check out our video review of the Infinix GT 10 Pro
Infinix GT 10 Pro Review: Pros and Cons
- Best Performance in Class
- Smooth OLED display
- Value for Money
- Polarizing design
- Average cameras
- Lack of long-term software support