The Infinix Note 30 Pro was launched in Kenya not so long ago. The phone is currently available in retail stores for around Ksh 33,000. I have used this phone for a number of weeks and love it so far. It does shine in some aspects that help it stand out from competitors. One of those is the battery and charging options.
The Note 30 Pro comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which is not unique but it does support wired and wireless charging. It also supports reverse charging which is not an option we see on most phones within this price range.
The Infinix Note 30 Pro supports 68W wired charging, 15W Wireless charging and reverse charging. Faster charging speeds are important for a huge battery like the one of the Note 30 Pro. It lets you charge the phone faster so you can get on with your day.
Battery Capacity and Life
As I did mention above, the Infinix Note 30 Pro comes with a 5,000 mAh battery which is good enough to last me an entire day on a single charge. The phone is very powerful but I was impressed with how efficient it was as power management was just great. Even putting it through its paces did not drain the battery that fast. I constantly got close to or even more than 8 hours of screen-on time on a single charge. This is impressive as I do spend my days on the phone, social media, YouTube and some casual gaming.
Most other smartphones within its price range come with the same 5,000 mAh battery. Some of its competitors include the Tecno Camon 20 Pro and the Redmi Note 12 Pro. 5,000 mAh seems to be the standard battery size these days.
As for charging, I did mention that the Infinix Note 30 Pro supports 68W wired charging and PD 3.0. The phone comes with the 68W charging adapter in the box. You can still use other charging adapters as it supports PD 3.0 (Power Delivery 3.0). This also means that you can use this charger to fast charge any other devices you currently have. I had to mention this as some of the previous Infinix Note devices could not be charged with chargers from other manufacturers. This was inconveniencing as you would be forced to carry two chargers all the time if you happen to have two phones and get fast charging speeds for both.
68W charging is faster than most other smartphones within its price range. It is even faster than the Tecno Camon 20 Pro that supports 33W charging. I am really impressed that Infinix managed to have these fast charging speeds on this phone.
When it comes to charging, Infinix predicts that the 68W charger can charge the 5000 mAh battery from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes. You can get this but during my test period, it normally took anywhere between 33 to 40 minutes to charge to 80%. This is still impressive and very fast as 80% battery is good to last most people an entire day. It is really good to have a smartphone that you can charge for just 30 minutes and have enough power to last you an entire day.
To charge this phone fully from 0% takes less than 50 minutes. The time it takes varies but I constantly got between 49 and 54 minutes. The charging speeds I got are a bit higher than what Infinix advertised but not by much. This is expected as Infinix probably tested the times in ideal conditions but I did test them in real world conditions.
Wireless Charging Feature
The Infinix Note 30 Pro also supports wireless charging. Wireless charging isn’t something we see on smartphones within this price range. It does support 15W when charging it wirelessly so the charging times are very long. I did not rely on wireless charging when I was in a hurry as the speeds are a bit low for my liking. Wireless charging makes sense only when you are seated at your desk and just want to top up the battery. Just place the back of the phone on a wireless charging pad and it starts charging.
I find wireless charging to be convenient as you can have the phone on the desk and have it charge without the many charging cables. To fully charge the phone wirelessly, you are looking at over 3 hours which is quite slow compared to using a wireless charger. 1 hour of wireless charging only gets you to about 37% of battery power.
Another cool thing with the Infinix Note 30 Pro is that it supports reverse charging. This means that it can charge other smartphones, bluetooth earphones or smartwatches. This works both wirelessly or through a wired cable.
Reverse charging is perfect if you want to quickly top up the power of your other devices by turning the back of the Note 30 Pro into a wireless charging pad or a power bank. Think of a situation when your smartwatch or earbuds have low battery, you can just place them on the back of the Note 30 Pro or connect using USB cable and they start charging.
To use reverse wireless charging on the Infinix Note 30 Pro, you first need to activate it by:
- Opening Settings
- Scroll to ‘Power Marathon’
- Tap and Select ‘Battery Setting’
- Tap on ‘Reverse Wireless Charging’ and turn it ON.
Charging Safety and Efficiency
Charging the Infinix Note 30 Pro wirelessly or using the wired adapter does not cause the phone to overheat. The phone feels cool throughout even with the very high charging speeds. You can also use this phone when it is charging and it still does not get hot. Infinix says this is possible thanks to what it calls Bypass charge. With this, the current bypasses the phone’s battery and supplies power directly to the mainboard. If you have used other smartphones when they are charging, you may have noticed that they get really hot. I am glad this is not the case with the Note 30 Pro.
According to Infinix, the Note 30 Pro is certified for 1000 battery cycles which is 25% more than most of its competitors.
Tips for Optimizing Battery Life
The Infinix Note 30 Pro is a battery warrior but there are still some things you can do to get the battery to last even longer. These include using some of the battery-saving modes that come with XOS 13, these can help further extend the battery life of this phone. You can also adjust brightness settings and choose a low refresh rate when necessary, change screen timeout, turn location service just to name a few.