Just a few months after the release of the Hot 12 and Hot 12i, infinix began the marketing of its latest Hot 20 series with four smartphone models. The new Infinix Hot 20 was launched alongside other variants like the Hot 20 Play, Hot 20i, and Hot 20 5G which brings a whole new camera module and upgraded camera specs
Asides from that, the Infinix Hot 20 shares almost the same specs as the previous model, mainly on the screen which measures 6.82-inch with a 90Hz of refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. Additionally, the Infinix Hot 20 has a Mediatek Helio G85 processor which is paired with Mali-G52 2EEMC2 and expandable 128GB of storage.
The RAM comes in either 4GB or 6GB depending on the model you choose, while there’s a 5000mAh battery that features 18W fast charging support. Specifically, the Infinix Hot 20 claims to match the capabilities of some premium phones. The smartphone has a 50MP sensor on the rear which is incredible, but the performance is a different story.
Nevertheless, the Infinix Hot 20 performs like every lower mid-range smartphone you’ll find in the same price range. Possibly, you can get a better smartphone with 5G network connectivity if you add a few more dollars to this phone’s $126 price tag, but the Hot 20 is a very nice mobile phone, Now let’s go through the full review of the new device
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Infinix Hot 20: Price in Nigeria and Release Date
The Infinix Hot 20 was officially released just a few days after it was announced by the company. Fortunately, it’s currently available in several online retail stores across Thailand where it’s being launched. Additionally, you can also buy other models of the Infinix Hot 20 series depending on the region you’re residing in.
The Infinix Hot 20 is available at ₦94,500 ($126) for its 4GB /128GB storage variant, while the model with higher 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage sells at ₦106,500 ($142). You can also get the smartphone in Sonic Black, Legend White, Tempo Blue, and Fantasy Purple.
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Design and Display
One of the advantages of using lower mid-range phones is that they’re compact and easy to hold in one hand. So those who aren’t used to the big and bulky phones of today will like the design of the Infinix Hot 20. The smartphone is made from a plastic material which may not look all that premium but feels very solid to handle.
On the back, the Hot 20 appears in several colors that varies by the model you choose. You’ll also find a camera bump that houses two camera lenses with a Quad-LED flashlight. We noticed that the camera bump pops out a little which may make the phone wobbly when kept on a table, so you’ll need to make use of the provided silicone case in the box.
Turning to the front panel, there’s a 6.82-inch IPS LCD display that offers sufficient real estate for watching content. The Infinix Hot 20 features a 90Hz of refresh rate and 720 x 1640 resolution. The color of the display looks great, same as the brightness which makes the phone visible even under sunlight.
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The Infinix Hot 20 comes with an impressive camera setup on the rear. Though that’s just a two-camera setup, they can capture even more detailed photos than most cheap phones that flaunt numerous camera sensors. The main camera is a 50MP sensor that’s backed with an Al lens. It would have been perfect to complete the setup with a telephoto or ultra-wide lens, but an Al lens is nice anyways.
The main camera captures some great photos in good light scenarios where photos have bright and vibrant colors. Unfortunately, taking photos at night might just be a waste of time because the night mode may not offer any good results unless there’s a street light or ambient light support to brighten up the scene a little bit.
The front camera features an 8MP sensor which is good for capturing decent selfies. The 8MP sensor produces a decent amount of detail to make while capturing selfies to make the image of the subject stand out.
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Performance, Storage, and Software
Just like most Infinix phones, the Infinix Hot 20 is running the Mediatek Helio G85 processor that’s coupled with a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU. With this chipset, the performance feels very smooth daily, and you can open multiple apps and windows at once without experiencing any lag in performance.
For storage, the Infinix Hot 20 features an expandable 128GB of internal storage paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM depending on the variant you choose. However, those with the 6GB storage variant can get up to 11GB through the Infinix Memory Fusion Technology.
However, you should know that this is the 4G LTE variant, but you can easily ogo for the Infinix Hot 20 5G with some advanced features if you want the latest network connectivity. Meanwhile, our list of best 5G phones to buy this year will give you varieties of other LTE smartphone choices that matches your budget and features.
The smartphone boots Android 12 OS out of the box in line with XOS 10.6 skin on top. The latest Infinix XOS 10.6 interface brings a lot more advanced features than the previous versions. So when paired with Google’s Android 12 OS, will ensure smooth and easy navigation across the phone’s system.
Infinix Hot 20: Battery
The Infinix Hot 20 is equipped with a huge 5000mAh battery on the inside which can be recharged with the 18W fast charger. With this massive battery capacity, the phone will last for a day on moderate use. When plugged in the 18W fast charger, the Hot 20 takes only an hour and a few minutes to be fully charged.
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Infinix Hot 12 Play Full Specifications
|Model||Hot 12 Play|
|Release Date||May, 2022|
|Colours||Racing Black, Horizon Blue, Daylight Green, Champagne Gold|
|Type||IPS LCD, 90W|
|Screen Resolution||720 × 1612 pixels|
|Dimensions||171 x 78 x 8.9 mm (6.73 x 3.07 x 0.35 in)|
|Operating System||Android 11, XOS 10|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|Built-in Storage||128GB /256GB|
|SDcard slot||Yes (Dedicated slot)|
|Rear-camera||13-MP (wide), Al Lens|
|Front Camera||8-MP f/2.4 (wide)|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|4G LTE Support||Yes|
|Capacity||Li-Po 6000mAh, non-removable|
|Price in Nigeria||₦84,500|
|Price in Dollar||$106|