Product Review: Infinix Hot 20 Play

Product Review: Infinix Hot 20 Play

Infinix has progressively established itself as a reputed formidable rival in building inexpensive smartphones. Infinix recently launched its HOT 20 series which consists 2 budget friendly smartphones HOT 20 Play and HOT 20 5G. This time, Digital Terminal brings you an unbiased review of Infinix Hot 20 Play smartphone which comes with many trend setting features. This detailed review will help you to make right decision before you make up your mind for it. Check out this review

Display & Design

We must mention the brand is offering the handsets in three refreshing and eye-soothing colours to flaunt. Plus, bigger, smarter and smoother 90Hz 6.82” display gives you an outstanding experience with every touch. The display also offers 120 Hz Touch Sampling rate which makes the using experience much smoother. Along with the big screen, the smartphone also has one of the brightest displays in the peak brightness category upto 500 NITS, for streaming in clear outdoor sunlight. The smartphone is designed very elegantly and gives premium like feel. The punch hole display design looks stunning. Under 10K budget, this smartphone seems to be a great choice so far.

Excellent Rear Camera

While buying a phone, it is inevitable that we always pay attention on camera. This smartphone comes with a 13 MP Dual AI Camera with an f1.8 aperture and a Quad-LED Flash to ensure clear and bright pictures. The AI Camera recognises up to 18 different conditions and settings to give you the best possible output when you click photographs.

Selfie Camera

To make selfies more real, HOT 20 Play comes with an 8 MP Selfie Camera and LED Flash. The picture quality on this phone is superb and in our review, the camera worked really well. This camera setup is certainly going to help selfies lovers as well as content creators on social media, if they want to keep their struggle inexpensive.

Powerful Hardware

Usage of mobile is not only for entertainment but for work purpose also. And this is when we really get annoyed with handsets get discharged easily. Infinix Hot 20 Play series is loaded with Octa Core G37 powerful gaming Processor along with Arm Cortex-A53 CPU, letting it work at 2.3GHz of top speed. You can play your favourite games without facing any lagging issue. In our review, we played multiple games and used this phone all day. It is surely a great choice for multitaskers. For keeping the smartphone charged all day, Infinix has provided a big 6000 mAh battery. The phone also comes equipped with quick charging feature and supported by type C charge.

This budget friendly but feature loaded phone has Memfusion RAM technology enabling it to add 3GB of virtual RAM. The smartphone contains 4G RAM and 64GB storage and if this storage if insufficient for you then you can expand the storage up to 256GB via microSD card.

HOT 20 Play runs on XOS 10.6 OS based on Android 12 OS. Apart from it, the phone comes with exciting quality of life features such as Video Assistant, Game Mode, Social Turbo, Eye Care, AI Gallery, OTG Support that are in trend these days. Featuring Dar-link 2.0 engine helps it provide intelligent dynamic management, ensuring smooth functioning of CPU and GPU. Installation of Erdal Engine 3.0 allows it to play videos even when signal is weak. With all these features, Infinix has certainly made a great impact in budget category. Those who have a limited budget can be happy as they are getting all premium features in such a short budget.

To further optimise the gaming performance, the HOT 20 PLAY, for the first time, uses Aerospace-Grade Cooling Material, commonly used for heat dissipation of rocket engine nozzles - hexagonal boron nitride, also known as white graphene. It ensures excellent antenna performance while dissipating heat.

Security Features

Infinix HOT 20 Play phones gives a secure feel to users with fingerprint sensor at the back panel. Along with fingerprint, the security is also boosted up with facial recognition feature. These features can unlock your phone within a second. However, these features are very common these days, and in budget segment too, you can find these two security features easily in any other phone as well.

Price and Availability

HOT 20 Play smartphone is priced at Rs. 8999 and it is available on Flipkart.

Key Highlights

·         The handset provides an HD+ gaming display of 6.82" along with Punch Hole Fluid that is at a Touch Sampling Rate of 120 Hz and Refresh Rate at 90 Hz

·         Supported by android 12 operating system with XOS 10.6 at vertex that is backed by powerful gaming processor of Helio G37 accompanied by DarLink 2.0 engine

·         6000 mAh battery-back up with fast charging feature compatible with type C charger

·         Infinix HOT 20 Play provides dual rear camera (13 MP) with quad LED and selfie camera (8MP) with flash

·         HOT 20 Play comes in three attractive colors - Aurora Green, Luna Blue and Racing Black

DT Verdict


After using and analysing HOT 20 Play smartphone for more than 15 days, we found that this smartphone is probably one of the best options in budget category. We played some games and used social media apps constantly for many hours to check the performance. HOT 20 Play performed really well during review and didn’t even heat. Finnaly, we came to the conclusion that Infinix Hot 20 Play can be a good and competitive budget -friendly choice meeting today’s requirements. Specially for the segment of consumers, searching for smart budget handsets to suit their heavy need. In this price range, you can go for it. Rest depends on you…after all - your money your decision. We give this smartphone 4 stars out of 5.

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