INFINIX HOT 10S

The Infinix Hot 10s is the icing on the Hot 10 series and the Hot 10s turn out to be the most powerful of the Hot 10 family, offering a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset as opposed to the Helio G70 in the Hot 10 and Hot 10T. Let’s dissect the internals of the Hot 10s.

Infinix Hot 10s Specifications.

  • Announced: 2021, April 21
  • Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz
  • Size: 6.82 inches, 110.5 cm2 (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1640 pixels (~263 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 11, XOS 7.6
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Camera: Triple 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0, 0.8┬Ám, PDAF2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Front camera: 8 MP, (wide)
  • Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
  • Colors: Black, Purple, Morandi Green, Heart of Ocean.
Infinix Hot 10S

Design And Display

As far as design goes the Hot 10s shimmering back is a sight for sore eyes. The build of the device is made of plastic which is durable and can take a lot of physical abuse. The Hot 10s features its power button and volume keys to the right while the sim port stays to the left. Unfortunately, there are no stereo speakers attached, the single bottom-firing speaker does just fine. Infinix has decided not to let go of the USB PORT though, so potential buyers would have to deal with that.

The display is a massive 6.82inches and is definitely not for small hands but very suitable for media consumption. The display maxes out at 720p oozing 263ppi which isn’t too great considering its size. There is no pre-installed screen protector is mentioned in inbox items so a screen guard will be needed. The 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz sampling rate though are wonderful additions to have and will improve user experience. This is becoming a regular feature in most devices like the Infinix Note 10, Camon 17, and Camon 17 Pro.

Infinix Hot 10s Camera

The main camera is a triple camera array 48mp (main shooter ), 2mp (depth), and an AI camera. A quad flash setup is offered on the rear as well. The selfie shooter boasts an 8mp that shoots just Ok shots, nothing to complain about while the shot’s from the rear camera are great considering its price.

Battery And Performance

The Hot 10s comes with a 6000mah battery slapped on top and promises to stand more than a full day’s abuse. Sadly though, it has only a 10watts charger which will get the battery from 0 – 100 in about 3hrs 20mins, but once juiced up it will be a battle to bring this juggernaut down. The Hot 10s is powered by a Mediatek G85 which has featured in phones like the Redmi Note 9 and Infinix Note 10. The chipset is good for gaming and handles popular game titles like PUBG and COD just fine at respectable graphics settings. The Helio G85 is specifically built for gaming and will deliver a satisfying experience.

Connectivity

This is a 4G phone and does have the usual features like WI-FI, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Hot 10s does have the extra feature of NFC in some regions so that’s an extra bonus too.

Price And Availability

Infinix Hot 10s is priced around the $120 – $140 range and is priced similarly to the Hot 10T. It is not available in the Nigerian market.

Verdict

The Infinix Hot 10s is an all-around budget device with the bonus of a high refresh rate. The Hot 10s will perform just fine for this price point however the only drawback being its unavailability in the local market, its slow charging, and outdated USB port, but in conclusion, it still ticks a lot of boxes.

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