Infinix Hot 10 Play review

Read our full review to find out how the Infinix Hot 10 Play differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Infinix Hot 10 Play ревю
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In early 2021, Infinix made another attempt to get more users on its side. The company is actively working on creating attractive smartphones to beat the fierce competition in the market. The new offering is called Hot 10 Play and features a few important trump cards. These include a 6000 mAh battery and a 6.82-inch screen.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Infinix Hot 10 Play specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, January 21
  • Colors: Aegean Blue, Morandi Green, Obsidian Black, Purple
  • Dimensions: 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm.
  • Weight: 207 g.
  • Screen: 6.82" inc, 720 x 1640, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Dual, 13MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 6000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition), XOS 7
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass


Right from the start, we should mention that the Hot 10 Play comes in four colorways. They are exciting, eye-catching and have interesting wording. We will briefly describe them as sky blue, green, black and violet. All four colours will appeal to anyone looking for a device with a fresh look. The latter is complemented by a modern design.

Take a look at the body of the Hot 10 Play. It has a triple slot in which you can insert two nano SIM cards and a memory card. A 3.5mm audio jack is provided. We see a microUSB port for recharging and a fingerprint scanner that is located on the rear panel. Its position is slightly higher than typical, but you'll quickly get used to it. The scanner works quickly and accurately.

It is also noteworthy that the front of the Hot 10 Play is made of glass, while the back panel is made of a pleasant-to-the-touch plastic.


Despite the impressive 6.82-inch diagonal display, the Hot 10 Play doesn't look particularly large. Perhaps this is due to the thicker bezels as well as the 20.5:9 aspect ratio. We've seen something similar with some Sony models.

The smartphone is easy to operate with one hand. Thanks to the not-so-high weight, the Hot 10 Play is also comfortable. As for the display, it is made on IPS technology and has a low resolution. You may perceive a lack of sufficient brightness. So we don't recommend using it much outdoors on a sunny day. Viewing angles, colors and other standard parameters are within the norm. The refresh rate is only 60 Hz. Considering the price range of the Hot 10 Play it can be appreciated as expected.


The Hot 10 Play is based on the Helio G25 chipset, which consists of an 8-core processor and a Mali-G52 MC2 graphics core. The RAM can be 2 or 4 GB depending on the modification. In this line of thought, think carefully about which one you will opt for. If you like to hoard photos and videos, we recommend 64 GB storage rather than 32 GB. The provided memory card slot can always be a solution in a difficult situation, but it's worth thinking ahead.

The Hot 10 Play runs Android 10 operating system.


We look at the back panel and see a dual camera setup. The main module is 13-megapixel and is wide-angle, it is complemented by a 2-megapixel sensor. A simple solution, but perfectly satisfactory for people who have no claims to the Hot 10 Play's photo capabilities. To the rescue in creating good shots comes a 4 LED flash.

The front camera is a single, 8-megapixel and practically copes decently with its task. There is a full-fledged flash.

The main camera can record 1080 pixel quality videos at 30 frames per second. A slow mo video mode is also supported, but at 480 pixels. The manufacturer has not provided stabilization.

Autonomous operation

Hot 10 Play boasts of an enviable autonomous operation. Underneath its stylish exterior lies a 6000 mAh battery. With moderate use, you can count on up to three days, which is impressive. Once you start gaming a lot and making regular video calls, this figure will drop slightly. A 10W charger comes with the device. As implied, there is no support for fast charging technology, let alone wireless or vice versa. You'll need about 3 hours to recharge from 0 to 100%.


If you need a smartphone for web browsing and active social networking, take a look at the Hot 10 Play. It also offers enviable autonomous performance for its price. It'll handle a bunch of basic tasks and simpler games. Don't expect high performance or super high-quality photos.

The Hot 10 Play doesn't support NFC, but it does have an FM radio and supports 5 GHz Wi-Fi. To the pros we can add 2 SIM card operation and a fingerprint scanner positioned on the rear panel. The latter works flawlessly and precisely. It will reliably protect your personal data.

Infinix Hot 10 Play video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Infinix Hot 10 Play and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Infinix.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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