The Infinix Hot 10 is just as cool as people describe it and here is its price in Nigeria and what it is capable of.
From the perspective of design, I strongly doubt you’ll be disappointed. And when it comes to computing performance, I’m also sure you won’t be disappointed.
Being elaborate, the device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset. The MediaTek Helio G70 is a chipset featured by many other impressive products, so there’s absolutely no reason to doubt the performance of this chipset.
The cameras featured by this device are definitely not among the best mid-range cameras out there, but still, they are things anyone should be able to manage, regardless of how good their previous phone is.
However, if some reason, the Hot 10 is not what you are looking for, there are other impressive smartphones from infinix mobile you can choose from. From the Zero line to S and smart line.
While the paragraph above gives a summary of what the Hot 10 is about, this article is meant to give details about the phone; and this is what we’ll spend the rest of this content doing.
But before going into the actual review of the phone, I’ll like to quickly inform you about how much the phone will cost you.
Infinix Hot 10 Price in Nigeria
The price of Hot 10 from infinix is 62,400 Naira in Nigeria. You can buy it on Jumia and Slot and also at offline stores around you.
Specifications and Features
- MediaTek Helio G70 [Octa-core processor; 1.70 – 2.00 GHz; 12 nm process]
- 2 x 2.00 GHz Cortex A75 cores & 6 x 1.70 GHz Cortex A55 cores
- Mali G52 2EEMC2 GPU
- 3 / 4 / 6 GB RAM
- In-place switching [IPS] capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
- 6.78 inches [Approximately 82.2-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 720 x 1,640 pixels [~ 264 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
Operating system [OS]
- Hi OS 6.0 [Bases on Android 10 OS]
- 64 / 128 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
- Storage expansion support
- 16 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + QVGA sensor rear cameras
- 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps
- HDR and panorama
- LED flash
- 8 MP front camera
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
- Proximity sensor
- Gravity sensor
- Light sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 5,200 mAh battery
As stated above, Hot 10 is a pretty cool phone, from the perspective of design.
The dimension of the phone falls within the range of 2020 Infinix phones. Being elaborate, the device measures 171.1 inches in length and 77.6 inches width.
The phone doesn’t look like a premium device, but no one who sees it in your hands will consider a knock-off.
And with the product being available in — obsidian black, amber red, moonlight jade, and ocean wave, I strongly doubt anyone will be dissatisfied in the aspect of colour.
The black colour is meant for people interested in simple colours, while the three other colours are meant for people interested in fancy colours.
As regards how this device compares to the Hot 9, there actually isn’t much difference. The only major difference you may notice is size; the Hot 9 is actually a bit larger.
In other words, if you’ve seen the Hot 9, you can use the design of the Hot 9 to picture the Hot 10 in your head.
The MediaTek Helio G70 which powers the Hot 10 has been extensively tested to be a quite good chipset.
The chipset will have no problem delivering, when using the phone for a lot of computing task.
When there isn’t a lot of tasks to perform, its four A55 cores are what get to run. But when there is need to perform some heavy tasks, the Cortex A75 cores are activated.
However, while the MediaTek Helio G70 should perform impressively, I believe Infinix could have done a better job; the company could have equipped the phone with a more impressive chipset.
As regards how the MediaTek Helio G70 compares to the Helio A25 which powers the Hot 9, the MediaTek Helio G70 is significantly more impressive.
Not only does the Helio A25 lack a Cortex A75 core, the chipset also doesn’t come with any 2.00 GHz; the performance cores of the chipset are rather rated at 1.80 GHz.
While an octa-core processor handles the general computing tasks of the Hot 10, the graphics-intensive tasks of the phone are handled by the Mali G52 2EEMC2 GPU.
The Mali G52 2EEMC2 GPU is not as popular as the Power VR GE8320, but with the few games I’ve played with the Hot 10, I can confidently state that the Mali G52 2EEMC2 GPU is significantly more impressive than the Power VR GE8320 of the Hot 9.
When trying to get a build of Hot 10, one of thing you’ll also have to decide on is “how much RAM you want your build to have”.
If you don’t have some extra cash to spare, then the 3 GB is what you’ll get. But if you can afford to add some extra cash, I’ll recommend that you consider a 4 GB RAM build. And for those who have a lot more to spend, getting the 6 GB RAM build won’t be a bad idea.
It is not only a large phone, the device also comes with a larger display, compared to the Hot 9.
The device features a 6.78-inch display, while that of the Hot 9 is about 6.60 inches. Its display is of course also an in-plane switching (IPS) LCD.
AMOLED displays cost significantly more, so with Infinix selling the device at about $130, you shouldn’t even expect an AMOLED display.
The resolution of its display is discovered to be 720 x 1,640 pixels, and with the size of the screen being about 6.78 inches, expect the PPI of the display of this phone to be comparable to that of the Hot 9.
It is an Android 10 powered smartphone. So if Android 10 support is one of the major things you’re interested in, then this won’t be a reason to drop the device.
However, note that the Android 10 this phone runs isn’t the stock Android 10. This OS of this device is rather a custom Android 10 known as the XOS 6 OS.
I can’t say the XOS 6 is inferior or superior to the stock Android 10, but what I can say is that the OS isn’t terrible.
And as for those who wonder this device will receive an update for the Android 11 OS, I strongly doubt Infinix will provide this update.
In other words, if being upgradable to Android 11 also matters a lot, then you may want to consider other brands like Nokia, Xiaomi (Mi, Poco and Redmi) phones, and Samsung
While most builds, come with 64 GB of storage, there are some builds coming with 128 GB of internal storage. 64 GB of internal storage should be ordinarily enough for the kind of user this product is created for.
However, if you can’t manage 64 GB of internal storage, you can get a micro SD card or get a build of the phone coming with 128 GB of internal storage. The 128 GB builds also have micro SD card support, just like the 64 GB builds.
For the sake of the people who aren’t aware, even though your build will come with either 64 / 128 GB of internal storage, the amount of space you can use will be less than the stated capacity.
The OS of the phone, it’s pre-installed apps, and some files that come with the phone, are stored on the phone’s internal storage, and this is the reason why you shouldn’t expect to be able to use as high as the indicated capacity.
The rear side of the device features four cameras. The main rear camera of the phone is a 16 MP lens. The lens is quite enhanced, with both softwares and hardwares. And this main rear camera is, of course, better than the main rear camera of the Hot 9.
As for the two 2 MP lenses, one of them assists with macro pictures while the other assists with the depth of pictures. And as for the QVGA lens, this lens assists with taking cool pictures in lowly illuminated places.
While the rear side features four lenses, the front of the phone comes with just one lens.
This front lens in question is an 8 MP lens. Just like the main rear lens, the lens is also quite enhanced. And for those who wonder if the lens is the same as that featured by the Hot 9, the answer is yes.
5G support is a thing people have started looking out for, when trying to buy a new phone. And while we all know Infinix will soon be releasing 5G phones, Hot 10 is not one of them.
However, if you ask me, I don’t think the lack of 5G support is a good reason to ignore the phone.
5G is not going to be mainstream for another 2 years or more; so if you’re not going to be using the device for over 3 years, I see little or no reason to be so concerned about 5G support.
The Infinix Hot 10 is definitely not one of the best mid-range phones out there at its price in Nigeria right now. It is not also a great value for money.
But if you’ll like to buy the phone, I won’t discourage you. In fact, if you currently own a Hot 9, I won’t discourage you from getting the Hot 10, as the improvements made are significant enough to make it worthwhile upgrading.
If you want more than the Hot 10 can provide, you should check out the infinix zero 8 which has almost the same capability as the tecno camon 16 premier. It is the company’s latest flagship.
Let me know what you think about the product in the comment. I will like to hear from you.