Tech Jungle: Infinix Hot 20S Free Fire Edition Your Next Budget Gaming Device

Tech Jungle: Infinix Hot 20S Free Fire Edition  Your Next Budget Gaming Device

If you are looking for a gaming phone, Infinix Mobile recently launched the Infinix HOT 20s with Free Fire Edition, which is a gaming-focused phone priced around Php 10,000. Free Fire Edition comes with a premium cover art as well as a custom theme with wallpapers and icons inspired by the game.

Its 120Hz TFT display and MediaTek Helio G96 CPU with 13GB of dynamic RAM, of which 8GB is physical RAM, are the main selling points of this phone.


The box comes in player mode with the Free Fire Hero character printed on it. Inside the casing, you will see a bright yellow box. The device comes with a pre-installed screen protector, SIM eject pin, warranty papers, free clear silicone case, USB Type-C cable, and power adapter.


It comes in a modern square design with beveled edges. The device comes in black. It weighs about 202 g and is 8.47 mm thick. It feels natural to hold the phone in one hand, but the top of the device is hard to reach. It has a glossy, glass-like finish on the back, but it's made of plastic, so it's prone to smudges. Using a free silicone case will solve the problem.

At the front, this device has a 6.78-inch screen with a hole-punch design. It has thin edges and a slightly thicker chin. The right side of the device houses a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a lock or power button, while the left side houses a SIM card slot that supports dual SIM and micro SD cards. The buttons are tactile and clickable. The top is clean, while the bottom has a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone hole, and speaker grill. The back has two large circles and a small circle where the camera sensor is located.


The Infinix HOT 20S features a 6.78-inch IPS FHD+ display with a 2460 x 1080 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, and a good quality IPS panel with good color and contrast. The big screen also makes content and games more engaging, with more space for multitasking and reading. Widevine is also L1 certified for HD video playback on apps like Netflix and Disney Plus.


Infinix HOT 20S features MediaTek Helio G96 octa-core processor with Mali-G57 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable up to 1TB via microSD card slot. Although it is not the fastest chip, the performance is decent. It lacks 5G support for its connectivity and only up to 4G LTE.

The 120Hz refresh rate is one of its main selling points. While switching between apps, taking photos, browsing social media apps, downloading files, etc., the device works fine without any lag. It strikes a good balance between performance and longevity by offering three refresh rates ranging from 60Hz to 120Hz.

It provides a smooth browsing experience, especially when 120Hz refresh rate is enabled on your device. Multitasking is not a problem either, thanks to 8 GB of internal RAM and dynamic RAM expansion, which can increase working memory to 13 GB when memory is not in use. The default RAM space is set to 3 GB by default, so you need to manually increase it to 5 GB in your phone settings.

Gaming on this device is quite possible with moderate graphics settings. It works without any problem. Lowering the graphics and limiting the frame rate results in a much better experience, as well as longer battery life when you're on the go. It did get a little hot after a while, but not too bad. In general, we are satisfied with the performance of the HOT 20S.


Infinix HOT 20S comes pre-installed with Android 12 and XOS 12. Since this is the Free Fire edition, we immediately got a pretty powerful custom theme. However, you can switch to the default view in the settings menu.

Everything else seems fine. Control Center has large buttons for quick access, as well as sliders for volume and screen brightness. It also includes Privacy Analytics and Privacy Shield.

This device also has many other features that can be accessed from the Special Features tab in Settings. There's a multi-window flash that supports MemFusion, storage, game mode, XClone for managing multiple accounts, kids mode, and more. In general, the user interface is very simple.


The Infinix HOT 20S has a 50-megapixel main camera and two 2-megapixel secondary cameras. There is an 8-megapixel front camera.

There are no surprises here: the main camera offers sharp photos. They're good and worth sharing online, though colors can wash out and increase contrast.

Low-light photos are good. You'll capture plenty of detail, especially in Night mode, which takes long exposure shots for brighter night shots. As usual, there is a dedicated night mode, but no professional mode.

The HOT 20S offers decent images for the price. However, don't expect the quality to explode.


The Infinix HOT 20S supports a 5000 mAh battery. The average screen time to wake up we get on this device is around 5-6 hours. With light to moderate use, it should easily last through the day with some battery left for the next day. Even hardcore gamers and binge watchers can get 6-7 hours out of this machine.

The device also comes with an 18W charging adapter. It takes about an hour and a half to fully charge the HOT 20S from 0 to 100 percent.


Infinix HOT 20S Free Fire Edition is designed for gamers and entertainment enthusiasts on a budget. It has great performance, a large screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, long battery life, and a powerful custom user interface. The price of the Infinix HOT 20S starts at 8499 pesos and is available in retail stores and e-commerce sites.

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