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Infinix GT 10 Pro review: A blisteringly fast gaming smartphone with striking design

Gaming smartphones can cost as much as a flagship phones. However, Infinix is set to change this notion with the launch of the GT 10 Pro, a mid-range phone that’s unlike anything else on the market. Besides a solid specs sheet, the Infinix GT 10 Pro also goes for a quirky design that is heavily inspired by the Nothing Phone 2. I used the Infinix GT 10 Pro for a week, and here is my review.

Infinix GT 10 Pro The retail box can also be used as a sound amplifier (Image credit: Infinix)

Unboxing experience

The smartphone unboxing experience has gotten worse over the years, where brands mostly include the phone and a charging cable in the name of being eco-friendly. Infinix on the other hand takes a different route and offers what could possibly be the best smartphone unboxing experience in 2023.

The retail package comes with the phone, soft case, charger, and data cable. Despite shipping with a soft screen protector, the retail box includes additional tempered glass. On top of that, for the first 5000 users, the company will also bundle a gaming kit with complimentary shoulder triggers and a pair of anti-slip thumb sleeves. The unboxing experience was not just satisfying but it also ensured that the users got all the necessary accessories within the box.

Infinix GT 10 Pro The smartphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

Striking design, excellent display

The Mirage Silver variant (Cyber Mecha design) that I got for review has a striking design and when exposed to UV sunlight, the panel changes colour from white to pink. Besides, the mini LED lights on the back also serve as notification lights and can also sync with the music.

Infinix GT 10 Pro The device has a flat panel AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

The smartphone has a large 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor. This flat panel display has symmetrical bottom and top bezels, similar to the OnePlus Nord 3 and the Poco F5, which makes the phone look even more premium.

Infinix GT 10 Pro Although the display looks great, the display does look dull under direct sunlight (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

The display can produce 10-bit colours with fairly accurate colour reproduction and is also HDR 10 compliant with Widevine L1 certification with support for FHD content streaming on platforms like Prime Video and Netflix. The screen looks bright and vivid in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.

Infinix GT 10 Pro The primary 108MP camera does all the heavy lifting (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

Average camera performance

The Infinix GT 10 Pro has a triple camera setup with a 108 MP primary camera with support for up to 4K video recording and it does all the heavy lifting while the additional 2 MP depth and macro lenses aren’t much of use. Similarly, there is also a 32 MP selfie camera with support for up to 1080p video recording and like most of the recently launched Infinix smartphones, the GT 10 Pro has front-facing LEDs, which will assist while taking low-light selfies.

Cameras are the weakest link in this well-made package. While in natural lighting conditions, the phone takes good pictures. However, in low lighting conditions, most images look noisy and blurry, despite enabling night mode.

Here are some unedited camera samples from the Infinix GT 10 Pro.

Infinix GT 10 Pro Infinix GT 10 Pro camera sample 3 (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)Infinix GT 10 Pro Infinix GT 10 Pro camera sample 2 (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)Infinix GT 10 Pro Infinix GT 10 Pro camera sample 1 (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)Infinix GT 10 Pro XArena app on GT 10 Pro offers various gaming features (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

Gaming performance

Infinix GT 10 Pro has both hardware and software that makes it an excellent gaming device under Rs 20,000 price mark. In my testing, the Dimensity 8050 paired with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage offered over 600,000 points on AnTuTu and even in our COD: Mobile and BGMI test, the device performed well and offered a stable 60fps gameplay even at higher graphics settings.

Infinix GT 10 Pro Infinix GT 10 Pro can handle COD: Mobile at the highest graphics and FPS settings (Image credit: Vivek Umashnakar/The Indian Express)

This is also the only Infinix smartphone that ships with bloatware-free XOS based on Android 13. However, it’s only entitled to receive a single major Android OS update. One of the major issues that I noticed on the GT 10 Pro is in the notification, where the phone missed to show certain notifications when watching a video or using an app in full-screen mode. Similarly, I also noticed that the phone would feel slightly slugging while multitasking.

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Battery life and connectivity

The Infinix GT 10 Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging via the USB Type-C port, which can fully charge the battery in around an hour. On average, the phone offered around five to six hours of screen on time, and the battery would discharge around 10 per cent overnight.

Infinix GT 10 Pro Quick settings panel on XOS is clearly inspired by iOS (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)

I tested Infinix GT 10 Pro with the Jio 5G network and I had no issues with cellular reception or download speed. Even the audio quality is on par with other phones in this class.

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Should you buy the Infinix GT 10 Pro?

The Infinix GT 10 Pro has got a lot of things right. From its unique design to delightful hardware, the phone ticks almost all the boxes. However, in my experience with the phone, I felt, despite the bloatware-free software experience, the company still needs to optimise the software for better multitasking. Overall, for the asking price, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is clearly one of the best phones under Rs 20,000.

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