With 5G networks now available in major cities, Indians are still paying the ‘5G tax'. This basically means that as a buyer, if you choose a 5G-capable smartphone, you end up with less capable hardware and features because 5G has been prioritised over everything else. This is felt the most in the budget segment, because of the rising cost of hardware. The recipe for cooking up a budget 5G smartphone for India has been the same since they started appearing in the first half of 2021. Now, Infinix has just launched its version of a budget 5G smartphone, the Hot 20 5G, so let's see if anything has changed.
The Infinix Hot 20 5G is the company’s most affordable 5G smartphone at the lowest possible price. The device’s solely focussed on delivering a proper 5G experience and it does so by offering twelve 5G bands.
What it makes up in terms of 5G bands it seems to lack in overall appearance with a very basic design that is also quite heavy. Software is also a problem, where XOS does not seem to be well optimised to take advantage of the capable MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. The device, despite featuring a 120Hz refresh rate display, lacks the raw performance and optimisation to pull off the same.
Camera performance is far from best in class with average daylight performance and lacklustre low light performance. Despite having two rear cameras only one of them is accessible to the user. The large 5,000mAh battery delivers good battery life but charging is relatively slow.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Infinix Hot 20 5G (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Blaster Green||₹ 10,999|
|Infinix Hot 20 5G (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Racing Black||₹ 12,499|
|Infinix Hot 20 5G (4GB RAM, 64GB) - Space Blue||₹ 12,499|
Infinix Hot 20 5G price in India starts from ₹ 10,999. The lowest price of Infinix Hot 20 5G is ₹ 10,999 at Flipkart on 5th February 2023.
|Model||Hot 20 5G|
|Price in India||₹10,999|
|Release date||6th October 2022|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Colours||Blaster Green, Racing Black, Space Blue|
|Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Screen size (inches)||6.60|
|Processor||2.4GHz octa-core (2x2.4GHz + 6x2GHz)|
|Processor make||MediaTek Dimensity 810|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||1TB|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||50-megapixel (f/1.6) + 2-megapixel|
|No. of Rear Cameras||2|
|No. of Front Cameras||1|
|Operating system||Android 12|
|Skin||X OS 10.6|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|