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Top Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G highlights - 100W Super Charge, 20W Wireless MagCharge, and more on a budget!

The Infinix NOTE 40 Pro Series is now official in the Philippines as the brand's newest bang-for-the-buck mid-rangers. It includes its top-end "Pro+ 5G" edition.
Meet Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G

To recap, this is the device boasting promising overall specs like the Dimensity 7020 5G, up to 24GB Extended RAM, and the 3D curved AMOLED 120Hz screen as well as some "never-before-seen-features" in its class like the 100W All-Round FastCharge2.0 and 20W Wireless MagCharge.

So, before its launch, let's look at what makes it great for the expected price.

Top Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G highlights - 100W Super Charge, 20W Wireless MagCharge, and more!

1. 100W Multi-Speed Fast Charging + 20W Wireless MagCharge - 100W fast charging is not new, but it is not common on mid-rangers. The new Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G has it.

In our tests, it can fill its 4,600mAh whole-day battery to 50 percent in less than 15 minutes using its stock 100W power brick even if the device is on while charging it. 

It will intentionally get a little slower for safety purposes before reaching its full capacity. But, the total charging time is still just under 35 minutes.

In hyper mode and as long as you charge the device in a cool air-conditioned place, it can reach 0 to 50 percent in under 10 minutes and 0 to 100 percent in under 25 minutes.

That's super fast which is very useful to those who are always in a rush like me.
The 20W Wireless MagCharge
The 20W Wireless MagCharge

This device also has support for 20W Wireless MagCharge tech when you use the case with magnets.

Again this feature is not new, but it is rare on affordable smartphones like this one. Under usual circumstances, this feature is only exclusive to expensive smartphones like iPhones 

What's even crazier is that Infinix improved it. iPhones MagSafe tech has up to 15W, this has up to 20W speed. So, its users can now conveniently use magnetic chargers and even power banks with magnetic wireless charging support.

Moreover, the device supports bypass charging and reverse charging via USB-C. Bypass charging is very useful when you like to play games without draining the battery of your phone as it doesn't degrade its battery health. For emergency purposes, the reverse charging option of this device allows it to give other USB-C rechargeable devices some life.

Infinix is calling this tech All-Around FastCharge 2.0 tech that utilizes its own Cheetah X1 power management processor for fast and safe charging in different scenarios.

What's even more impressive is it has an 11-layer VC cooling tech that prevents the phone from getting alarmingly hot when charging or even gaming.
Premium design
Premium design

2. Great design, neat display - Despite its affordable SRP of just PHP 13,999, Infinix didn't skimp on the design and material used with this handset. 
Even the case needed for the MagCharge tech looks premium and cool
Even the case needed for the MagCharge tech looks premium and cool

The Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G uses a beautiful-looking 3D curved back that uses a faux leather material in Vintage Green or a smoother Obsidian Black finish.

The version I have is the Vintage Green version with a fairly soft and not that slippery-to-hold finish.

Meanwhile, in front, the device has a 55-degree 3D curved glass protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 5. While glass is glass and glass still breaks, Gorilla Glass 5 may survive up to 1.2 meters of drops and unwanted light scratches.
A 3D curved display
A 3D curved display

Oh, by the way, its display is pretty good, vibrant, and bright. While it is not a high-end LTPO panel, it is a nice type of AMOLED screen. In particular, it uses a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and FHD+ resolution with slim bezels for a more immersive viewing experience.

This display even has an In-Display fingerprint reader which adds an extra layer of personalized security for the phone.
The camera layout
The camera layout

3. Pretty good primary camera - The next highlight of the device is its use of a 108MP f/1.75 main camera with optical image stabilization. The primary camera is assisted by a pair of 2MP sensors for macro and depth sensing as well.
The camera UI
The camera UI

One of the main advantages of having a large megapixel camera is it has up to 3x digital in-sensor zoom. It is a near-lossless zoom that works quite well with almost no visible grain in daylight and is mostly usable in indoor situations.
1x daylight
1x daylight
3x daylight
3x Daylight

Since it is a high-resolution camera, it shoots images with plenty of details even when cropped.
100 percent crop
100 percent crop

This device also takes good quality portrait snaps that separate the subject from the background nicely most of the time.
Look at that Portrait mode
Look at that Portrait mode featuring Ms. Alora from revü Philippines

The exposure is mostly good as well and the colors are generally close to natural with minimal enhancements. 
Indoor close-up
Indoor close-up
Night 1
Night 1
Night 2
Night 2

Like most mid-rangers, it will struggle more in the dark. But even if it shows some grain, the shots we were able to take using its Super Night mode are quite detailed, punchy in colors, and generally usable.

The 32MP selfie camera is also pretty good and comes with a selfie softlight making it take usable images in different lighting conditions.

For videos, its back camera has the ability to shoot up to 2K resolution at the back and up to 1080p in front.
AnTuTu and Geekbench
AnTuTu and Geekbench

4. The rest of the specs - For a phone priced this low, the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G could also be tagged as an all-rounder.

It is powered by the 2.2GHz 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 7020 octa-core processor with IMG BXM-8-256 GPU paired with 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with up to 24GB Extended RAM (up to 12GB extra RAM using its internal storage) and 256GB of internal storage.

This specs combination is enough to run most of the basic social media apps with ease even if you have plenty of them running in the background. App launches are fast and it seems like the "up to 25 apps alive" in the background claim of the company is accurate.

In addition, the device comes with plenty of other useful features such as the IR Blaster remote control that works, pretty good-sounding JBL stereo speakers, and X-axis linear motor vibrations when playing games.
Android 14 w/ XOS 14 skin
Android 14 w/ XOS 14 skin

Compared with older Infinix devices, the Android 14-based XOS 14 skin is now smoother than ever and comes with fewer unwanted apps and ads.

Together with the regular Infinix NOTE 40 Pro, the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G will also get (2) years of major OS upgrades and 36 months of security updates globally. This means that the phone will get up to Android 16 and will be provided with timely protections against newer security threats.
Update promise
Update promise

The said phones are currently running with Android 14, so they will get up to Android 16.

5. The affordable price - Again, Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G retails for PHP 13,999 in the Philippines.

But, you can get it at discounted rates at Lazada and Shopee online with vouchers that give at least PHP 1K off. You may also check the Infinix Philippines TikTok page for deals and other promos.

By the way, there is also the Infinix NOTE 40 4G with an SRP of just PHP 10,999 and you can get it as low as PHP 9,099 on Shopee.

Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G Specs

Display: 6.78-inch Gorilla Glass 5 protected 55-degree curved AMOLED screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming, FHD+ 2436 x 1080 resolution at 393 ppi
CPU: 2.2GHz 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 7020 octa-core processor
GPU: IMG BXM-8-256
ROM: 256GB UFS 3.1
Back Camera: 108MP f/1.75 w/ OIS + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + Four Flash
Selfie: 32MP f/2.2 + Dual Flash
Battery: 4,600mAh w/ 100W Multi-Speed Fast Charging, 20W Wireless MagCharge
OS: Android 14 w/ XOS 14
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (5GHz/2.4GHz), UPS tech, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, FM Radio, NFC, GPS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IP53 water splash and dust resistance, IR Blaster, JBL stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, X-axis linear motor, 11-layer VC cooling, USB-C, Colors: Vintage Green, Obsidian Black
Dimensions: 164.28 x 74.5 x 8.09 mm
Weight: 196 g
Price: PHP 13,999

Quick thoughts

For this design, display, cameras, and the rest of the above-mentioned features we stated above, the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G is one of the most competitive all-around smartphones in its class.

This is one of the few phones with very few kinks in its armor and most of them are negligible at this price point.

Do you guys agree with us?

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