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Infinix GT 10 Pro Review: The best gaming smartphone under Rs 20,000?

The new Infinix GT 10 Pro nails the aesthetic of a cutting-edge gaming device, but does it match it with a rock-solid performance? Find out in our review.

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Dedicated gaming smartphones are hard to come by, especially in the Rs 20,000 price category. The newly launched Infinix GT 10 Pro holds a lot of promise, priced at Rs 19,999. The smartphone features a see-through back panel design inspired by the Nothing Phone. Under the hood, it flaunts the MediaTek Dimensity 8050 SoC, which can carry out some heavy lifting. We’ve been using this smartphone as our daily driver for a week. Here’s our in-depth Infinix GT 10 Pro review.

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Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Design and Display

The ‘unboxing experience’ for smartphones is quickly becoming a thing of the past, as most manufacturers are getting rid of the additional accessories inside the retail package. The Infinix GT 10 Pro does not adhere to this philosophy at all. It is one of the few smartphones to ship with a tempered glass panel inside the box. You’ll also find a 45W power adapter, a USB Type-A to Type-C charging cable, a soft plastic cover, multiple stickers, and some reading material within the retail package. The first 5,000 customers to order the smartphone will also receive a special gaming box consisting of shoulder triggers and thumb sleeves.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Design and Display
Infinix GT 10 Pro’s retail package can also be fashioned into a boom box

Talking about the form factor, the Infinix GT 10 Pro comes across as a very boxy smartphone. The flat frame holds together the flat display and the flat back panel. Since it is a gaming smartphone, we’d have preferred a slightly curved back or frame for a better grip. However, this is not a dealbreaker at all. On the left edge of the frame, you get the solitary SIM tray. The volume rocker and the side key are housed on the right edge. At the bottom, you get the 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, and the speaker grille. The secondary microphone and stereo speaker have been placed up top.

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Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Design and Display

The transparent back of the Infinix GT 10 Pro is inspired by the Nothing Phone, but that is where the similarities between the two phones end. The GT 10 Pro takes a different approach to its design, limiting the LED presence to a small light strip on the camera panel. The rest of the panel flaunts a campy cyberpunk aesthetic. The Mirage Silver variant is also capable of changing the colour of certain elements to pink and blue when light falls on them. Whether this is gaudy or striking is up for interpretation.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Design and Display

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The brilliance of the 6.67-inch AMOLED display is something that is not up for interpretation, though. The bezels surrounding this 120Hz unit are very thin and symmetrical. The selfie camera is housed in a punch-hole cutout at the centre of the display. This is something that’s very rare to see in a 2023 smartphone that is priced under Rs 20,000. The smartphone can reach a peak brightness of 900 nits, which means you don’t have to cover the display when you’re using it under direct sunlight.

Infinix GT 10 Pro has Wideline L1 certification and offers HDR10 support. You can watch HD content on Netflix, Prime, and YouTube. We enjoyed the viewing experience offered by this smartphone. The colour richness was very appealing to the eyes and the images relayed on the screen were contrasty and packed with a lot of detail. The stereo speaker setup was powerful enough to overcome any surrounding noises.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Performance and Cameras

There is a lot to talk about when it comes to Infinix GT 10 Pro’s performance. The manufacturer has made certain compromises to keep the price of the smartphone down. Being a gaming smartphone, the processor takes priority over the camera setup. Unsurprisingly, you won’t find an ultrawide camera on this device. Luckily, most of these tradeoffs work out in the end. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek 8050 SoC and comes in a single 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Performance and Cameras

For a Rs 20,000 smartphone, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is extremely fluid and responsive. We set the refresh rate at 120Hz as soon as we took the smartphone out of the box. The smartphone registered even the slightest of touches and was very fun to work with while multitasking. Routine tasks were handled without so much as a hiccup. The haptics could have been a bit dialled down, but we got used to the vibrational feedback in no time.

The highlight of this smartphone is its gaming performance. While the refresh rate for gaming is capped at 60Hz, the GT 10 Pro is able to play Call of Duty Mobile at the highest settings. The heat management on this device is phenomenal. It makes use of a vapor cooling chamber and an 11-layer cooling structure design to dissipate the heat. The Bypass Charging feature directly charges the motherboard while gaming, leading to less heat generation.

Heat management aside, the gameplay experience was smooth and stutter-free. We enjoyed the touch response of the display while gaming. The flat frame compromises the grippy-ness of the device, but the fatigue only kicks in after hours of gaming. The GT Pro 10 comes with WiFi 6 support. We did not experience any issues with the network connection during our time with the device.

On Geekbench 6, the Infinix GT 10 Pro scored 1105 points on the single-core test and 3358 points on the multi-core test.

OS duties on this device are handled by Android 13 with Infinix’s XOS 13 on top. The UI follows the cyberpunk aesthetic, which is very noticeable in the background wallpapers and icon design. The LED strip on the back panel can be assigned specific patterns for different actions. While playing music on the device, the LED strip forms a pattern that aligns with the rhythm of the track being played. We’d have preferred a battery level status animation for when the phone is plugged into a charger, but at the moment you can only set one of the generic patterns for this action.

XOS offers a very clean user experience. Apart from Carlcare and a few XOS-specific apps, there is no additional bloatware on the device. You get a few special features like floating windows, app cloner, gaming mode, and more. Infinix’s IM assistant offers a Peek Mode for WhatsApp, which allows users to go through unread messages without sending read receipts. There’s a sticker maker and voice changer for WhatsApp as well, but these features felt a bit too gimmicky to us. The manufacturer has promised only one major OS upgrade, which is a drawback when every other smartphone in this category offers at least 2 years of OS upgrades.

Talking about battery life, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is equipped with a 5,000mAh unit that can easily last an entire day. This is particularly impressive for a smartphone that has an AMOLED panel and is designed for heavy gaming. We were left with a 10-15% charge at the end of each day even after a couple of hours of intense gameplay. The 45W charger provided in the box can fully charge the smartphone within 60 minutes.

The rear camera unit of the Infinix GT 10 Pro comprises a 108MP primary shooter, a 2MP macro lens, and another 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the 32MP selfie camera is housed in a punch-hole cutout. There is no ultrawide camera in the rear camera array.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Performance and Cameras

Images taken in outdoor conditions with the 108MP primary camera present a decent dynamic range, vibrant colours, and a good level of contrast. In outdoor shots, we felt the sky could have been exposed a little better. The camera app has an AI colour enhancement feature that recognises the environment of the image and tunes the colours accordingly. We like that the smartphone doesn’t overprocess the images.

Infinix GT 10 Pro review: Performance and Cameras

In low light conditions, the main camera struggles a bit. We noticed that some noise managed to creep in the final images even after using the Super Night mode. We didn’t expect this from a 108MP sensor. The images also lacked the optimum level of detail. While the images are still passable, with some computational magic the final result could have been a lot better.

The 32MP selfie camera takes decent pictures in indoor and outdoor conditions. It doesn’t mess with the skin tone and keeps the texture close to real. Portrait shots taken with the Infinix GT 10 Pro oftentimes struggle with background separation. You’d have to take a few trial shots with different focal lengths to get the desired result.

The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps. However, the ‘Ultra Steady’ capabilities of this camera are only limited to 1080p (30fps). The selfie camera can shoot 2K videos at 30fps as well.

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After using the device for a week, we can safely say it is one of the better performers in its price bracket. Infinix has clearly put a lot of thought into this device, and it clearly shows. Right from the unboxing experience to the user interface, the Infinix GT 10 Pro asserts its own unique identity. Buyers looking for a budget gaming device will be pleased with the performance that this smartphone delivers with its MediaTek 8050 SoC. At the price of Rs 19,999, the Infinix GT 10 Pro is a bargain.

Infinix GT 10 Pro: Pros

  • Unique back panel
  • Great display
  • Good gaming performance
  • Clean OS

Infinix GT 10 Pro: Cons

  • Lacks an ultrawide camera
  • Only one major OS upgrade

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Dedicated gaming smartphones are hard to come by, especially in the Rs 20,000 price category. The newly launched Infinix GT 10 Pro holds a lot of promise, priced at Rs 19,999. The smartphone features a see-through back panel design inspired by the Nothing Phone....Infinix GT 10 Pro Review: The best gaming smartphone under Rs 20,000?

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