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Infinix GT 20 Pro Review

Infinix’ latest gaming smartphone is now in the Philippines — the Infinix GT 20 Pro. With an introductory price of only Php13,999 (suggested retail price is Php15,999), the brand is certainly getting a lot of attention for the GT 20 Pro in this price category.

Infinix also announced its partnership with MPL and placing the Infinix GT 20 Pro as the official tournament phone of the season.

How Infinix managed to develop such an affordable yet capable smartphone is something we’d like to look further in this review.

Design and Construction

Our review unit comes in this nice Mecha Blue color (also available in Mecha Silver and Mecha Orange) with that same back panel that features interactive and customizable LED indicator lights. We also have the maximum configuration of 12GB of RAM (+12GB MemFusion) and 256GB of internal storage which is an upgrade from its predecessor.

In terms of dimensions and weight, the GT 20 Pro is slightly slimmer, slightly taller and a hair thicker. You won’t feel the difference but we kind of like the GT 20 Pro better because of the leaner profile, resulting to a bigger display, and it feels better on the hands.

One of the reasons why the Infinix GT 20 Pro stood out (including the time when the GT 10 Pro was first announced) among other smartphones in its price category is because of its unique design.

Cyber Mecha Design with Mecha Loop LED Interface makes for a visual treat – whether you’re simply charging the phone, getting a call or playing music.

Turn it up some more with GT Game Boot (lights are enabled when XArena is booted or a game is opened), or set it to Party Mode so you get them blinkies lighting up all the time.

Display, Multimedia and Biometrics

The 6.78″ display has a 94.3% screen-to-body ratio that is almost bezel-less. On top of that, the 144Hz refresh rate of the AMOLED display allows for smoother gameplay and better viewing experience. This is among the highest in the market and normally only found in expensive and high-end gaming smartphones like the ASUS ROG Phone (now at 165Hz).

You also get 1080×2436 pixels resolution and 1,300 nits peak brightness from the LTPO display.

Infinix also incorporated a Pixelworks X5 display processor to boost visual or display performance for highly demanding tasks such as gaming. Many other flagship devices have used the same visual processor to improve performance, such as the OPPO Find X5, the HONOR Magic5, and the iQOO Z9 Turbo.

The stable frame-rate engine gives an all-around quality to the gaming experience by optimizing visuals, render efficiency, cooling, network acceleration with low power consumption.

Supported games include: MLBB @ 120FPS, PUBG @ 90FPS, ROV @ 60FPS, Freefires @ 90FPS, Call of Duty @ 90FPS, Genshin @ 120FPS (interpolated), and Honkai: Star Rail @ 120FPS (interpolated).

This is complemented by dual speakers, tuned by JBL, so you get great sound whether playing music, watching a movie or doing a round of Rank games in Mobile Legends.

For security, you have Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor on top of the usual password options.

The stereo speakers found on both the top end and bottom end of the device produce good sound, which is loud and crisp. It’s not tinny or overpowering but lacks any bass as well — great for listening to music, watching movies or gaming.

Camera

Perhaps one of the more surprising upgrades to the GT 20 Pro, something that we did not really expect, is the camera system. The main shooter now uses a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM6 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS).

It’s a 2-year old sensor but still a very capable one. It’s been used in the Xiaomi 12T and even with other previous Infinix phones like the Note 12 Pro and Note 12 VIP.

Photos are clear and crisp, both in day time and night time. And, because it has OIS, the focusing is snappy and images sharp.

Same goes with video recording — no more shaky clips and you can record up to 4K @ 60fps. Well, there’s still some slightly noticeable ones from time to time as you can see that the steady shots of the ocean in the clip below are somewhat wobbling.

These samples are way better than the ones we got from the GT 10 Pro the last time. Complementing the main camera is a secondary 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor which helps in focusing. The front camera has a 32MP sensor for taking selfies and capable of shooting 1080p videos.

Over-all, we are pleased with the photos and videos of the GT 20 Pro. They’re way better than the predecessor and good enough for posting on social media.

Performance and Benchmarks

The Infinix GT 20 Pro is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 8200 Ultimate. This is the same chip originally used by the Xiaomi 13T last year, a mid-range flagship device, and is based on a newer and more efficient 4nm process.

It uses the same processor set as the Dimensisty 8020 of the GT 10 Pro but each of the high-performance cores have a higher clock speed – 3.1GHz for the primary ARM Cortex A78 (vs. 3.0GHz), 3.0GHz for the secondary triple-core performance ARM Cortex A78 cluster (vs. 2.6GHz) and the same 2.0GHz for the power-efficient quad-core ARM Cortex A55 cluster.

Benchmark results showed roughly a 25% increase in raw performance if we just have to base it on the scores alone. That’s on top of the 50% more memory which is now at 12GB. Infinix also allocated an additional 12GB of MemFusion to improve multi-tasking capabilities. This means more memory space to virtually store apps and games in the background to allow to fire them up quickly at any time.

In terms of actual, real-world performance, the Infinix GT 20 Pro did not disappoint — smooth and snappy, loads apps and games fast and runs them at optimal levels (no overheating noticed whatsoever).

Infinix placed a lot of effort in optimizing the GT 20 Pro to work smoothly on most of the major and popular games out there. As such, the device is able to run games like Mobile Legends up to 120fps or Genshin and Hongkai at the same 120fps (interpolated) without any issues.

They even included an ESports Mode that cancels out all distractions from notifications and calls when you’re in the middle of a game.

OS, Apps and UI

Running on the Infinix GT 20 Pro is the XOS for GT V14, skinned on top of Android 14. Infinix guarantees that the GT 20 Pro will get Android updates up to Android 16, including all security updates in between.

Infinix also promised a Clean & Pure OS which means a simple, optimized UI with no bloatware and unnecessary third-party apps. Aside from the native apps like XArena, XTheme and the XOS Family of apps, you find nothing else preinstalled. Hat tip here for Infinix!

Where Infinix placed a lot of attention is on software game optimization.

The Infinix GT 20 Pro also offers a unique “ESports Mode” to create a zero-disruption gaming experience. You can do this whale playing games, like Mobile Legends, and simply enable this via XArena.

Infinix’ focus on a Clean & Pure OS, along with ESports Mode, allows for an optimized gaming experience devoid of any disturbance, bloatware and unnecessary processing in the background.

(During the period of this review, we received OTA updates twice to improve system stability and performance.)

Connectivity and Battery Life

In terms of connectivity, the GT 20 Pro has all the basics — WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. The dual nano-SIM also supports 5G networks of Smart, Globe and DITO. There’s also a built-in FM radio tuner which you can enable but plugging in the included wired earphones.

The only disappointing thing here is that you are stuck at 256GB of storage as there is no memory card expansion slot available.

The device packs a 5,000mAh hour battery with a 45W Hyper Charge fast charging capability. The phone can last almost around a day of moderate to heavy use with mostly WiFi connection. It also supports PD 3.0 and ByBass Charging so you can connect the device to your charger even while gaming on-stop.

In our video loop test, the GT 20 Pro managed to last about 23 hours and 48 minutes playing a full HD video at 50% brightness, zero volume and in airplane mode. In our PCMark Work 3.0 Battery test, the phone got a decent 12 hours and 19 minutes under the same conditions.

For gaming, we played a Ranked game of Mobile Legends at 50% brightness, 50% volume and in WiFi for a total of about 7 hours and 30 minutes of game time. This is with the screen refresh rate set at 144Hz, LED backlighting ON, and the game in Ultra Settings in 120fps.

It takes about an hour to charge the unit from zero to 100% full.

Over-all, we’re satisfied with the battery performance. It’s just average based on other devices we’ve tested with the same conditions but we understand that the GT 20 Pro has some other gaming-related theme going on, like the back panel lights, that made it consume more power than usual. In any case, you can always turn them off if you want to save on battery.

Conclusion

Just like the GT 10 Pro, the Infinix GT 20 Pro has got everything checked for an affordable gaming phone. Very good performance, thanks to the capable Dimensity 8200 Ultimate; smooth display and fast refresh rate; the clean and pure OS, improved camera and gaming-centric features. That’s on top of the unique design and LED lighting that any gamer would love.

With a suggested retail price of Php15,999 (promo price is just Php13,999), it’s hard to ignore the Infinix GT 20 Pro as a compelling gaming phone.

For more info about the sale of the Infinix GT 20 Pro, check out these online stores:

TIKTOK: https://bit.ly/tiktokGT20PRO 27
SHOPEE: https://bit.ly/ShopeeGT20PRO 64
LAZADA: https://bit.ly/LazadaGT20PRO 28

What we like about it:
* Above-average performance
* Optimized for mobile gaming
* Nice design
* Great display
* Zero bloatware

What we did not like:
* No expandable storage
* Short update support

Watch our hands-on video below:

Infinix GT 20 Pro specs:
6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
144Hz refresh rate, 1,300 nits (peak brightness)
360Hz touch sampling rate
2340Hz PWM dimming
Pixelworks X5 display processor
MediaTek Dimensity 8200 Ultimate
1 x ARM Cortex A78 @ 3.1GHz, 3 x ARM Cortex A78 @ 3.0GHz, 4 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
Mali G610 MC6 GPU
12GB RAM LPDDR5X (+12GB MemFusion)
256GB UFS 3.1 storage
108MP Samsung HM6 main camera with OIS
2MP depth sensor
2MP macro lens
32MP front camera
Dual stereo speakers
JBL, DTS, and Hi-Res audio
5G, Dual nano-SIM
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC
GPS, GNS
XOS 14 (based on Android 14)
USB Type-C
Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
5,000mAh battery with 45W charging
164.3 x 75.4 x 8.2 mm (dimensions)
194 grams (weight)
Mecha Orange, Mecha Silver, Mecha Blue (colors)

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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