Infinix has lately been releasing very competitive smartphones in the budget mid-range category (sub-15k price range). From the Infinix Note 30 5G 97 to the massive hit of the Infinix Note 30 VIP 116, the brand has been relentless in challenging competitors in this price segment.
And, as if they’re not fully satisfied with their current line-up, yet another budget mid-range gaming smartphone has been announced — the Infinix GT 10 Pro.
Check out our full review of the GT 10 Pro to see if it really ticks all the boxes of a proper gaming smartphone on a budget.
Table of Contents
Design and Construction
At first glance, we’re very curious about this futuristic design of the back panel of the GT 10 Pro. Similar to the Nothing Phone, it would seem the back panel is transparent, and what you are seeing is the PCB or the motherboard, along with other components like the CPU. Actually, it’s not and this is just a design aesthetic.
Infinix calls it the Cyber-Mecha design with a mini-LED indicator. This unique back cover is influenced by Cyberpunk aesthetics and comes in either Cyber Black and Mirage Silver. The back panel also features an interactive and customizable LED indicator lights, but we’ll talk more about that later.
Our review unit here comes in this nice-looking Cyber Black color with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Infinix originally promoted this with a 16GB RAM but the additional 8GB is just extended RAM (Infinix refers to it as MemFusion).
The packaging of the GT 10 Pro is designed to serve an additional purpose. You can actually assemble the outer packaging box and turn it into a music amplifier and charging holder.
One of the more interesting, or shall we say controversial, features of the GT 10 Pro is the Backlight Effect. Well, yes, it seems to be inspired by the Nothing Phone, but once you’ve tinkered around with it, you will realize this behaves more like the back panel of an ROG phone than a Nothing Phone.
The backlight effect lights up for the following events – incoming calls, notifications, charging, start up and games. Backlight effects are great when you have your phone on mute or do-not-disturb, and the phone is facing down. You can even set the lights to follow the rhythm of the music you are playing. It can be jarring at times, especially at night when you are about to go to sleep, so they’ve added a setting to turn this all off at certain times.
Placement of the ports and button are typical — primary speaker grill, USB Type-C port, primary mic and the 3.5mm audio port at the bottom, power button and volume rocker at the right side, nano SIM card slot and SD card tray on the left side, and secondary speaker and noise-canceling mic up top. As a gaming-centric phone, it’s good to know Infinix took the effort to make provide it with stereo speakers and a port for the headphone jack.
Display, Biometrics and Multimedia
At the front, you’ve got a 6.67-inch 10-bit FHD+ AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate of 60Hz, 90Hz or 120Hz that’s great for gaming and playing movies. Infinix claims they worked closely with game developers of PUBG, Mobile Legends and Free Fire to get you the best experience when playing these games. So we tried these games to see if that holds up and we’re getting frame rates in the north of 90fps most of the time.
For biometrics, you have an in-display fingerprint sensor as the primary locking mechanism but you can also opt for facial recognition to unlock the device on top of the usual pin, pattern or password options.
The stereo speakers are great with playing music and gaming although we wished it were louder at times and it also lacks even a hint of bass.
The Infinix GT 10 pro comes with a triple-camera setup with an LED quad flash. This is headlined by a 108MP main camera which shoots 4K @ 1080p. This is paired with 2 more cameras with 2MP sensors each, one of which is a macro lens. Unfortunately, there is no ultra-wide camera here.
The front camera is a 32MP shooter with dual flash feature somewhat tucked on the top right corner, along the bezel. You seldom get a flash in the front facing camera so that’s another plus.
Check out some of our sample photos here from Boracay, Mactan in Cebu and Camp Netanya in Batangas.
For video recording, the main camera can shoot up to 4k @ 30fps. Check out some sample clips below:
There’s no optical image stabilization but the clips are mostly decent.
As you can see in this walking shot, the lack of image stabilization is very evident. You will also see the same with some static videos in the other sample above.
Performance and Benchmarks
Running the GT 10 Pro is a Dimensity 8050 which is a 6nm 5G chipset and similar to what was used in the Infinix Note 30 VIP and the Tecno Camon 20 Premier 44.
It is comprised of an octa-core processor with a single ARM Cortex A78 CPU running at 3.0GHz, an additional 3x ARM cortex A78 running at 2.6GHz and 4 efficiency cores of ARM Cortex A55 running at 2.0GHz.
This is paired with a 9-core ARM Mali G77 graphics processor, 8GB of RAM plus another 8GB of MemFusion and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Storage is expandable up to 1TB via the microSD card slot.
The performance is validated by benchmark scores that we got.
GeekBench 6 – 1093 (Single core), 3171 (Multi core)
GeekBench 6 GPU: 4,382(OpenCL), 4,658 (Vulkan)
PCMark Work 3.0 – 13,633
Antutu Benchmark v10 – 733,644
Antutu Storage – 1,891MB/s read, 1,611MB/s write, 286MB/s & 361 MB/s random read/write
There were also earlier concerns about overheating but for the most part, we have not experienced it with our review unit.
OS, Apps and UI
The device runs on XOS 13.1 for GT which is based on Android 13. The UI is pretty simple and clean although the themes like wallpapers and icons screen gaming in them.
Worth to note too that there’s no bloatware in here whatsoever. And that’s a big thumbs up for us!
XOS comes with a lot of features that you can tinker around if you’d like — from navigation, to connectivity and gaming features. We feel like it tried to be like an ROG Phone but hasn’t quite achieved it yet.
Connectivity and Battery Life
For connectivity, you have 5G from the dual-nano SIM cards, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS and NFC. A recent update we received and installed also added dual WiFi STA which enables dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) connection to two WiFi networks concurrently. We often see this feature in gaming phones such the the ASUS ROG Phone for years.
There’s a 3.5mm audio port here too and we’re also surprised there’s an FM tuner you can activate when an earphone is plugged. For better sound experience, you also get dual or stereo speakers.
The Infinix GT10 Pro packs a generous 5,000mAh battery and comes with a 45W fast charger (supers: PD 3.0 support) that can refill the power in about an hour, tops. When you are in the middle of the game, you can also enable Bypass Charging in XArena which is the native Game Assistant Panel.
The device also did well in our battery benchmarks – hitting 11 hours and 25 minutes in our PCMark Work 3.0 battery test at 50% brightness, zero volume and in airplane mode. Video loop test is also impressive – clocking in at 27 hours and 20 minutes under the same conditions.
What is there not to like about the Infinix GT 10 Pro? Nothing really, to be completely honest. We would only be nitpicking if we’d say the back lighting is a bit gimmicky and there are a few kinks that needed to be ironed out.
As a gaming smartphone, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is hitting the right notes. A fairly new yet powerful processor, good display, and battery performance. Extra points for expandable storage (if you install a lot of games) on top of the dual Nano SIM card support, the update for dual-WiFi connectivity and the cool backlighting effects.
Infinix has not indicated any release date of the Infinix GT 10 Pro in the Philippines so we also don’t have a local suggested retail price but if we’re going with the $250 global price tag, this could very well end up in the 15k to 17k in the Philippines.
What we liked about it:
- Above-average performance
- Long battery life
- Nice design
- Good display quality
- Zero bloatware!
What we did not like:
- Plastic build
- A few bugs here and there
- Average camera
INFINIX GT 10 Pro (X6739) specs:
6.67-inch full HD+, Flexible AMOLED display, LTPS @ 1080 x 2400pixels
60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz variable refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate
Mediatek Dimensity 8050
1 x ARM Cortex A78 @ 3.0GHz, 3 x ARM Cortex A78 @ 2.6GHz, 4 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
ARM Mali G-77 MC9
8GB LPDDR4X RAM (+8GB MemFusion)
256GB internal storage
Up to 1TB via microSD card
108MP f/1.75 PDAF main camera
2MP f/2.4 macro lens
2MP depth sensor
Quad LED flash
32MP f/2.45 front camera with dual LED flash
Dual nano SIM card
USB Type-C, OTG
In-display Fingerprint sensor
Pure XOS 13 (Android 13)
5,000mAh battery, 45W
187 grams (weight)
162.66mm x 75.89mm x 8.1mm (dimensions)
Cyber Black, Mirage Silver