Infinix Hot 10 Review: Features, Specs, and Current Price in Nigeria

Infinix has been one of the top brands that still offers quality affordable smartphones for low-income earners who can’t afford expensive ones. Just like the company’s “Note” series focused on affordable mid-range phones, their “Hot” series has featured lots of entry-level phones. However, the latest smartphone from the “Hot” lineup which is named the Infinix Hot 10 raised the bar for entry-level smartphones with its impressive specs and affordable price.

The Infinix Hot 10 has a 6.78-inch HD display with 720 x 1640 pixels resolution, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of in-built storage. There’s a quad-camera setup at the rear alongside a responsive fingerprint scanner and a huge 5200mAh battery. The Infinix Hot 10 boasts a lot of features that keep it ahead of its competitors. Though as a budget smartphone, you shouldn’t expect the best or premium features.

To know more about this phone, you can go through the full review of the Infinix Hot 10 below, along with the camera performance, battery capacity, and price in Nigerian slots.

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Infinix Hot 10 Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.78-inch IPS LCD
  • Resolution: 720 x 1640 pixels
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio G70
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel + QVGA
  • RAM: 3GB /4GB /6GB
  • Storage: 64GB /128GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5200mAh
  • OS: Android 10, XOS 6.0
Infinix Hot 10
Design

Design

The Infinix Hot 10 looks premium but doesn’t feel such. When you take a look at this phone, especially the model with the Amber Red color, you’ll hardly tell if that’s a plastic material or glass. Infinix explained that the back is crafted with laser engraving to create a visual perception of interlaced light or shadow which gives the plastic back a premium look. You can also get the Infinix Hot 10 in Obsidian Black, Ocean Wave, and Moonlight Jade colors.

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Despite being equipped with a huge 5200mAh battery, this phone doesn’t feel much heavy, but you will have to handle it with both hands. The 6.78-inch screen expands the phone’s width to 77.6mm and 171.1mm in length. On the right edge of the phone sits the volume and power buttons, while on the left features a SIM tray with dual SIM support, and a Micro SD card slot.

Down below, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, a micro-USB port, and a single mono speaker. There’s a rectangular camera bump housing the quad-camera setup at the rear, alongside a quad-LED flash.

Display

Display

At the front, there’s a 6.78-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels. The display is bright but isn’t bright enough for outdoor usage. Even indoors the brightness level has to be above 85% for comfortable viewing. The bezels surrounding the screen were also small which makes for an all-display viewing experience.

The screen also displays colorful images which you will enjoy scrolling through your favorite social media handles like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with. For your multimedia experience, the display is coupled with powerful stereo speakers and DTS audio technology which offers decent sound effects while listening to music, and watching TV series or videos.

Infinix Hot 10
Camera

Camera

For the camera, the Infinix Hot 10 has gone beyond our expectations to flaunt a quad-camera setup. The setup alone is amazing but we shouldn’t judge by the number of lenses, so let’s see how the camera performs. The main camera has a 16MP sensor while the other cameras include double 2MP lenses for the macro and depth sensor, while the fourth is an Al lens.

Shooting in good light conditions is a decent experience. The colors were nice with a good dynamic range. Portrait shots were also decent producing a good Bokeh effect that blurs the background. Close-up photos that are taken with the macro camera were average, but images start to lose details when zoomed in.

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The camera features lots of usable shooting modes including the Video, Short Video, Al camera, Beauty, Wide selfie, Google lens, Super night mode, AR Shot, Panorama, and Bokeh. The 8MP front camera can also click some nice selfies with a well-positioned dual front flash which makes this phone unique.

Performance, Storage, and Software

The Infinix Hot 10 is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio G70 chipset that is manufactured using a 12nm process technology. This chipset is paired with a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 for graphics. Performance-wise, this phone is fast and responsive as we expected from it. Be it multitasking or switching through different apps on your phone, you won’t notice any lag issues.

In terms of storage, the Infinix Hot 10 comes with 3GB /4GB /6GB of RAM paired with 64GB /128GB of internal storage. For the expansion of memory, there’s a dedicated microSD card slot.

The Infinix Hot 10 runs the Android 10 OS and XOS 7.5 out of the box. With these two software, you have a lot of features including a new gesture navigation system, native screen recording, and focus mode which comes with the Android 10. For the XOS 7.5 interface, there’re features like the smart sidebar which allows you to access your frequently used apps and tools easily.

Battery

Battery

For battery, there’s a 5200mAh battery capacity which guarantees up to two days of battery life based on how you use this phone. Meanwhile, the Infinix Hot 10 can last for 15hrs of screen-on-time with heavy usage which is very impressive.

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Infinix Hot 10
Price and Availability

Infinix Hot 10: Price in Nigeria and Availability

The Infinix Hot 10 was launched officially on 17 October 2020 alongside the Hot 10S, Hot 10 play, Hot 10T, and Hot 10 Lite. This smartphone was released the following month across all global markets specifically in Africa and Asia.

The Infinix Hot 10 is currently on sale at Nigeria between ₦75,000 ($123) to ₦87,000 ($145). You can also buy this phone through the Infinix Xpark store or other partnered online stores including Jumia, eBay, Amazon, etc.

Infinix Hot 10 Full Specifications

General

  • Brand: Infinix
  • Model: Infinix Hot 10
  • Release Date: October 2020
  • Weight: 195g
  • Colours: Obsidian Black, Amber Red, Moonlight Jade, Ocean Wave

Display

  • Touchscreen: YES
  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Display Size: 6.78-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 720 x 1640 pixels
  • Facelock Support: YES
  • In-display fingerprint scanner: No
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Dimensions: 171.1 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm (6.74 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)

Platform

  • Operating System: Android 10, XOS 7.5
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2

Memory

  • RAM: 3GB /4GB /6GB
  • Inbuilt Storage: 64GB /128GB
  • SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)

Camera

  • Rear Flash: Quad-LED Flashlight
  • Rear Camera: 16-MP f/1.9 (wide), 2-MP f/2.2 (macro), 2-MP f/2.4 (depth), QVGA lens
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 8-MP f/2.4 (wide)
  • Front Flash: —

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: YES
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • USB: MicroUSB 2.0
  • GPS: YES
  • WLAN: YES

Network

  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 3G Support: Yes
  • 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
  • 5G Support: No
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Battery

  • Capacity: Li-Po 5200mAh, non-removable
  • Fast Charge:

Price

  • Price in Nigeria: ₦75,000
  • Price in the US: $123

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