Infinix Hot 10S: A Review of the Newest, Hottest Smartphone


The Inf inix Hot 10S looks familiar, like a combination of the likes of the Honor 6X and Honor 6A. It features a sleek metal frame around the edges, where the glass back, which houses the 2.5D curved glass on top, meets the metal surface. The square sides of the phone provide it with some balance, while at the back, a 3D rear camera looks cool. The first thing that hit me was the soft finish of the rear panel, which has a nice texture to it and does not scratch easily. I know the TENAA images of the phone’s rear made it look plastic, but to my relief, it is not. Around the front, the 5.99″ display dominates the front panel, giving you more screen real estate to enjoy videos and play games. The fingerprint sensor in the front blends nicely into the bezel.


The Infinix Hot 10S is a budget smartphone, but it does not miss out on some basic aspects of design. It features a bright IPS LCD screen with a 1,520 x 720 pixel resolution, which brings the effective pixel density to 260ppi. The display is quite crisp and viewable even outdoors, though it could use better brightness. It does not feel premium, however. See Also: Lenovo S5 Pro: A Flip Phone that Gets Its Little Brother Wrong Unlike the Moto G6, there is no AMOLED screen for better contrast and black tones. It is an IPS LCD, which some people may find more accurate and attractive. When I received the Hot 10S for review, I installed the Lite mode. It was quite good to use the display in this mode and show me all three main colors without brightening it up.


Despite its large display and relatively affordable price tag, the Infinix Hot 10S includes a budget-priced, 13MP camera. I’m not trying to single out the rear camera here, because the front-facing camera, a 5MP unit, is also pretty low quality. The problem with the rear camera is that, while it takes good photos in decent lighting conditions, it can’t cope with dim indoor environments. It does a decent job of staying in focus, but the images it produces are grainy and not the most detailed. The shutter speed is also not super fast, which leads to inconsistent exposure. In low light, the camera has a hard time coping with moving objects, resulting in underexposed pictures. I also had some issues with some of the photos it took being washed out at night.


the phone comes with the MediaTek MT6739 quad-core SoC under the hood, which is a much higher-end chipset than the Snapdragon 425, so you’ll get more of a performance boost. The H10S is also the first Infinix phone to have 2 GB of RAM to play with, which will make more tasks (except multi-tasking) easier for the smartphone. To round it all off, the phone has a 3,050 mAh battery. The Dual Rear Camera Setup Infinix Hot 10S Dual Rear Camera. Test unit provided by Infinix The Hot 10S is the first smartphone to feature a dual-camera setup. In terms of performance, it’s more like a common dual camera setup, with a 12 MP and a 2 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP camera on the front.

Battery life and charging

The battery inside the Hot 10S is capable of lasting almost an entire day of moderate use with the brightness set to the lowest and with Wi-Fi and GPS disabled. I often use the phone as my main phone after work, and get 5-6 hours of screen time with the brightness at 60%, which is plenty for everyday use. Losing Wi-Fi and GPS is a double-edged sword – without them, I spent quite a bit more time using the phone’s limited application software, but at least I could leave the office without worrying about my phone’s connection dropping. As for charging, a 100-240V wall charger (for USB-C adapters) is included in the box, so I had no problem topping up my phone to 100%. If you don’t have access to a wall charger, the included Micro-USB cable will work fine. The Hot 10S has a dedicated 3.



It’s fair to say that the Infinix Hot Pro 8 Plus is the better of the two Infinix phones we recently reviewed, and that’s saying something, since we’d already found the Hot 6 Pro, also by Infinix, to be a great choice in its price range. We found the Hot 8 Plus to have too much bloatware and average performance, which has been a pattern for all of Infinix’s lower-cost phones. The Hot Pro 8 Plus has too much bloatware and mediocre performance. However, the Hot 10S, which we’re reviewing here, is a step in the right direction. It’s a lovely smartphone with a much smaller bezel, an 18:9 display, and a price point that is a fraction of the Hot Pro 8 Plus. It’s a lot of phone for your money, but there are still a few features that the Hot 10S is missing that we’d like to see on a $100 phone.

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