Infinix Hot 10 Play (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) – Massive Battery
Brand : INFINIX
Infinix Hot 10 Play is the company’s latest offering in the Nepalese market. The phone is a toned-down variant of the Hot 10 which is yet to launch in Nepal. In this review, we will be talking about how the Infinix Hot 10 Play performs in day-to-day life and everything else you’d want to know about it. Before going forward, let’s see what the phone has to offer specs-wise.
Infinix Hot 10 Play Review:
Design and Build
- Glass front, plastic body
- Gem-cut design on the back
As you would expect with a device at this price range, the body of Infinix Hot 10 Play is completely made out of plastic. Still, you feel or hear any creaking and bending when applying pressure to the phone. Thus, the build is a sturdy one. The Obsidian Black color variant of the Infinix Hot 10 Play that I had for review has a rear panel that reflects and glitters.
There is a microphone, a micro USB port, and a 3.5 headphone jack on the bottom of the phone. Coming to the hands-on feel, the device does feel heavy. The weight is also not uniformly distributed as the bottom of the phone feels heavier than the top. It’s a tall phone with a curved back that should help when holding it on hand.
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS panel
- Waterdrop notch for the selfie camera
The Infinix Hot 10 Play comes with a 6.82-inch IPS panel that is marginally bigger than the regular Hot 10. However, the resolution is still at HD+. The aspect ratio here is 20.5:9 which makes it taller than any other device in the price range.
Coming to the quality, I found the display to have more contrast. As a result, colors look darker than they should. Similarly, pictures are not sharp as you would expect with an HD+ panel. One small note – the display is not protected with Corning Gorilla Glass so don’t forget to apply the protection glass included in the box as soon as you unbox the device.
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC (12nm)
- 2/4GB RAM with up to 64GB storage (expandable)
Under the hood, powering the whole setup is the Helio G35 chipset from MediaTek. Only the 4/64GB variant of the Infinix Hot 10 Play is available in Nepal and it is what we have for review here. I found the configuration sufficient for my day-to-day usage.
Infinix Hot 10 Play does come with a gyroscope that you can use in games like PUBG Mobile. Talking about PUBG Mobile, you can push the graphics to balanced and frame rate to medium. Similarly, COD Mobile can be played at low graphics and a high refresh rate.
The phone ships with Android 10 with XOS 7.0 on top. The company’s custom UI comes with pre-installed bloatware, the majority of which can be uninstalled or disabled. You are not getting an ad-free experience either. You will have them on the top of the app drawer and as notifications from the pre-installed apps.
Under the settings, you can find a setting called privacy feature which when enabled will let you know whenever an app uses your camera or microphone.
- Dual camera setup at the back
- (13MP primary, AI lens, Quad-LED flash)
- 8MP selfie camera with dual-flash
Talking about the camera, the phone has three of them. Don’t let the additional circular layouts fool you – the rear camera module encloses a dual-camera setup. The setup consists of a 13MP primary camera and an AI lens.
Coming to the videos, you can record 1080p and 720p videos without any type of stabilization using this phone. You also get an option to record slow-motion videos but don’t expect to be blown away from the end product.
- 6000mAh battery with 10W charging
The battery is among the strengths of the device. The massive 6,000mAh battery lasted me a day even during heavy usage. On normal usage, it can last over a day and a half easily.
Once it’s drained, it takes around 3 hours for the phone to go from 0 to 100% using the 10W charger included in the box. When you connect the charger to the micro USB port, the front flash lights up which is visible when the screen is turned off.
To sum it up, Hot 10 Play is an effort from Infinix to offer a Hot 10-like package at a more affordable price. If you are looking for a budget display with a tall display and long-lasting battery life, you should definitely consider this. The performance is also on par with other budget devices. Also read Infinix hot 10S 6/64.
Specification: Infinix Hot 10 Play (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) – Massive Battery