. This phone was launched in the early parts of 2021 and is supposed to be a more affordable version of the Infinix Hot 10. Were going to see my experience with this device over the month. Ive had it and my thoughts about using it., Essentially what you should look out for before you buy., If youre new here welcome to this review., Do support the channel by hitting that, like button, so more people can see this review and stick around to get all The details about this device. Without further ado lets get to the video.. As far as the unboxing experience you get the usual Infinix green, as you can see, on their quite popular budget devices., Taking the wrap off of the Infinix Hot 10 Play and opening the box ushers you into the smartphone itself. As the first thing you see. As evident here, you get the main highlights or the specs that Infinix wants you to latch on 6000 mAh battery, which is a lot. 6.82 inch. Hd display 8MP front facing camera, Helio, G25 processor and 13MP. Dual Camera. Well be dissecting. All of these in a bit. But lets put the phone aside and look at the rest of the items in the box.. You do get a customer service card for situations you hopefully want to avoid.. On the smaller box. You get the SIM ejector tool attached and when you open it, you can see the X Park e commerce card a brand of Infinix, so you can potentially shop more brands.
You also get this Invite card. That looks like a dollar note. I think its cute and hey if anyone can scan the code to use it feel free., Good branding. You also get a screen protector and the plastic case, which has these lines that look quite nice wearing the phone.. I used the phone like this. For the most part of the month and more days. As far as the other accessories in the phone, we get the charging cable headphones and a regular Infinix charger. For a 6000 mAh battery device. We could have gotten a high watt charger, but for the price tag which well come to later in this video, its a thing to consider., Taking the wrap off of the front of the phone, we have the gigantic and tall 6.82 inch display. On the back. We see the pattern on this blue color, which Infinix calls Aegean Blue. With the Arrow like pattern that moves from a higher and darker shade of the same color. Ive not seen it before on any smartphone. But it looks really nice on this one. Speaking of color. Weve got the Aegean Blue, Morandi Green, Obsidian, Black and Seven Degree Purple. Interesting names aside.. This phones back is made of polycarbonate or plastic material., Not the most premium, but again ergonomic, maybe shatterproof, unlike glass, but still., Its quite cool for a budget. Device. Theres, nothing at the top of the phone on the right side is where we get the power button and volume rockers.
On the left side, we can see the sim and micro SD Card slot. Lastly, on the bottom is where we get the microphone port. The USB port and headphone jack., As we can see, theres no visible speaker grille and during my use after examining I can hear sound coming out of the back or better still sound vibrated through the back of the device.. But the thing to note is that a major major part of the sound is channeled through the earpiece or notch area of the phone. Is this aids phone calls now. After setting up the Hot 10 Play we immediately head into XOS 7 based on Android 10.? For starters, this 6.82 inch display device is a really long phone taller than the staple Hot 10 Infinix markets. This as a video display phone and also specially the battery life, which well come back to in a few minutes.. The display of the Hot 10 Play is one thats interesting to see.. One the one hand youve got an IPS LCD 720p Display. Resolution is set at 720 by 1640 pixels at 263, PPI or Pixel per inch, which is on a medium to lower scale for most displays., With regards to brightness its on the same level with 440 nits And its got a decent 82.4 screen to body ratio even slightly higher than the Hot 10.. I watched alot of videos on this device and I felt it was decent to watch too.
. This is a 720p display and, thanks to YouTube, many smartphones can watch an even higher quality, regardless of the display size. Like I could watch 4K on the phone I previously reviewed, and this time.. You are capped at 1080p for video streaming. Sound, like I mentioned, beams from the upper side or the earpiece slash notch area of the phone, because theres no speaker grille, so theres that.. Also, the chin is quite prominent. When it comes to text based or heavily text filled pages to read. I found it on par with a lot of phones, Ive used and when it also comes to the color processing, it was a little blue but nothing distracting and you can fix that with the Eye care option at reduced intensity, but its not so bad.. If you want something better, you can also switch on Dark Mode or dark theme. Overall display usage as well as typing experience was good for me. After a while of using the Hot 10 Play. Of course, after 1 month, I started to notice some micro scratches on the Hot 10 Plays case, of course, its plastic, and if it comes in contact with sand or coarserough surfaces, it will get little scratches here and there. Ive put it in my bag. A lot and the scratches are present of the case, but not on the phone, as I dont like to use my phones without a good case at least., The phone is decently slim and weighted in the hand.
. It fell once, but nothing happened to it, at least with the case on it always use a case guys. The front is made of glass and the back is plastic same as the frame all plastic, so you know its a somewhat rugged device.. Overall, I had no issues with the build quality for the price of less than 120, its not really a top concern, but its not at all badly build. Id like to say my day to day use with the Infinix Hot 10 Play was splendid for the price, But I also didnt like that there were alot of ads on the device. I think this is the most ads Ive seen on an Infinix phone and it just randomly pops up when Im using it during my day to day, but you see its easy to backlash. Infinix for this, even though a fan favorite like Xiaomi, can do it and get away with it., It still doesnt make it cool, though, but hey money must be made. For this device, specifically theres, no way to disable the ads in the Settings. You can pretty much uninstall alot of the bloatware or pre installed apps on the device. This should solve a major part of the problems with unwanted ads. Also, since Ive used this phone Ive only gotten system updates twice, which isnt necessary a bad thing., Its still Android 10. However, so theres that. Software remains Android 10, based on or skinned by XOS.
Dolphin 7.0.0. Youve got a small 2Gb of RAM and 32GB of storage, which is expandable.. Battery on here is 6000 MAH and Processing power is left at 2.0GHz in that Octacore Mediatek Helio G25 system. A gaming centric processor. Lets see how it performs. Gaming Infinix says. The Hot 10 Play has 55.7 Days of standby power, 155 hours of music playback 53 hours of calling and 13.8 hours of gaming.. Of course, I used my phone for most of these, but I didnt use it for all of that duration. When it came to my call of duty sessions. First off in terms of graphics, COD doesnt go past, the first level, graphics and frame rate are high.. There are 5 levels at a level 5 youre. Looking at phones like the S21 Ultra., I did a 1 hour long gameplay set and battery went from 38 to 33 in 30 minutes of gameplay and all the way down to 19 after 1 hour of gameplay.. For the device to lose 19 of battery after one hour, if we do the match, it should take slightly over 5 hours of gameplay to kill the battery from 100 instead of 13.8 hours as Infinix claims. However, keep in mind that this is call of duty 3D and very graphically intense game. Games like Altos Odyssey, which is my second favorite game, would take way less battery., Of course, its a big 6000 man battery capable of 10W charging, and it did charge form 0 To 100, in just over 2 hours, but its a big battery and charging isnt super fast.
Youve got the usual Face, Unlock and fingerprint reader, not an on screen one, but rather a physical one on the back. It vibrates when you tap it, but its faster than The face unlock Camera – The Hot 10 Play shares a similar 8MP camera from the Hot 10, which is the main device in the line up.. But it differs from that because its got an LED Flash which should help with taking selfies in the dark or serves as an indicator when charging the device.. This front camera also tops at 1080p for video, so just standard HD. On the back theres. Quite a distinction from the Hot 10. Weve only got a main 13MP camera at f1.8 aperture and what looks like a 2MP or VGA camera., However, its an accompanying camera for portrait or bokeh mode to aid, the main 13MP.. I know this because I blocked it when I tried to take a portrait or bokeh image and it was detected so thats. Your value., The rest of the circles, are kind of clever disguises for The quad flash and the AI inscription to make it look like 4 or 3 cameras, but its neatly designed. 8MP selfies on the Infinix Hot 10 Play was not the most flattering.. There was quite a high noise presence.. I also changed angles, and it was almost the same for both indoor and outdoor shots.. Although the outdoor shots have significantly less noise due to the multiple angles and dominance of light.
, Where there was a lot more noise was in the portrait mode. Of course, 8MP is quite small now and with all the software effects of trying to blur the background and separate a human figure from the background, it starts to show a lot of image: processing artifacts., Both in trying to smoothen and sharpen the image. Theres. Also, a wide selfie mode that I usually found hard to capture, but I did get some wide images with the front cream, a little glitch and a little over exposure. Under the right light. The Hot 10 Play is a good product or object shooter.. When we head outside, we see some differences about the shots., Its almost like its too sharp, even and maintains a decent amount off background blur, and one thing about these budget cameras is their sort of on par performance with enough light.. With regards to shots of buildings, you do get a very decent image and I had no complains on that front.. I walked a little closer and could even get a better shot of the building.. The highest you can go with regards to zoom is 4X.. It retains a decent amount of detail as well as text.. I also pointed it out on greenery and it did well. At night. You get a couple of things. You get a somewhat smoothened image due to the lack of light.. When you also get up close, you would need to have stable hands to get the best out of the image.
. I also tried pointing it into almost pitch black. Of course, the areas without light will be very, very dark, but also lit areas, as I mentioned, would get softened. Again because of lack of light.. Similar results are seen in landscape shots at night. Softness and this time, the introduction of a little noise to aid sharpness., That is for the 13MP camera and when we scale back to the selfie camera at night, we see the same combination of softness and noise to Aid sharpening, but this time on a larger scale. When youre in video mode, the maximum you can shoot, is 1080p, of course, and it looks fair.. The only thing, of course, that youll see is the fact that its not got image stabilization.. You can also get slow motion footage from the back camera, except that its a 480p video, very small in quality, as of todays standards and the output, still looks fair when you consider focus and slow mo effect. Applied. The same thing with softness and noise applies when it comes to recording videos at night., Its just somewhat clear enough to see some details. When theres enough light, though the noise and softness sort of reduces, but its not by a significant amount. Thats it for the Hot 10 Play guys is this device worth 54500 Naira or 112.? Its kind of something to think of at this point. Many great smartphones with fairly decent specs, are already already dropping in price.
Youll see that for the same spec you get on a somewhat midrange phone. In 2021, at a low price, you could have gotten it for a much more higher price in the past few years.. Let me know if theres anything I missed in the comments. Below.