Hot 10 play

The Hot 10 play was announced on the 21st of January 2021 to fill the void of the entry-level device of the Hot 10 series. Even with the entry-level tag it still packs a punch, lets X-ray the Hot 10 play, and sees its makeup.

Infinix Hot 10 Play Specifications

  • Announced: 2021, January 21
  • Dimensions: 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm (6.76 x 3.07 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 207 g (7.30 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display: IPS LCD, 440 nits (typ)
  • Size: 6.82 inches, 110.5 cm2 (~82.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1640 pixels (~263 ppi density)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • OS: Android 10 (Go edition), XOS 7
  • Camera: Dual 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12┬Ám, AF, Secondary unspecified camera.
  • USB: USB MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable, Charging 10W
Hot 10 play

Design and Display

Due to the entry-level tag, much should not be expected from this department. The display is the standard 720p resolution spitting 440 nits of brightness and 263ppi density. The display is a massive 6.82 inches great for media content but not very comfortable to operate with one hand.

The design is nice and features an arrow-like pattern that jumps between two shades of the same color, not bad. The volume and power rockers are featured at the right, the SIM and micro SD card is to the left while the USB 2.0 (can’t complain) and 3.5mm audio jack is at the bottom end. The bottom-firing speakers are absent so the sound is produced only from the front-facing speakers which are loud enough The fingerprint scanner is responsive and is indented at the back. Infinix went for the water drop design to place the camera.

Camera

Infinix Hot 10 Play features a dual camera of 13MP with f1/8 aperture. In addition is the autofocus, Quad-LED flash, panorama, HD, and in front is an 8MP camera sensor. Not a bad choice for users

Battery and Performance

The battery is the selling point of the Infinix Hot 10 Play and the 6000mAh juice box will not disappoint. It can handle a full day’s use without needing your charger to come along. If it does go down getting it juiced up is going to take a while since it comes out of the box with only a 10watts charger.

The daily running of this device is powered by the Helio G25 chipset a low-end chip, but don’t be put off because the G25 is gaming-focused and has performance that is comparable to the Helio p22 used in the pro versions of Hot 8 & 9 which goes to show that the low-end space is really getting interesting. The Helio G25 can handle gaming just don’t go guns blazing with heavy titles. Overall basic activities will be carried out but don’t expect it to do much more than that.

Infinix Hot 10 Play parks in it a base 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, 3GB RAM, and 64GB with an expandable memory slot.

Connectivity

The Hot 10 play comes with regulars like 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, radio FM, and a USB 2.0 port, no NFC of course.

Price and Availability

The Infinix Hot 10 play ranges from NGN53,000-NGN65,000 depending on the memory configuration, the highest being a 4GB+64GB version. This device is available in physical stores and online outlets.

Verdict

You get what you pay for a low-end budget device that can perform all essential tasks and a little more without breaking the bank. The performance won’t blow your mind but won’t stifle either. Big battery, big display for media consumption, and decent enough chipset.

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