Infinix GT 20 Pro Review: A Good Gaming Phone in Budget?

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Infinix has launched the Infinix GT 20 Pro, the successor to the GT 10 Pro 5G, in India. Like its predecessor, this is also a gaming phone. However, the company has added a few special features to make it even better. Infinix aims to provide the best gaming phone within a budget of INR 25,000. The Dimensity 8200 Ultimate chipset powers it, has a dedicated gaming display chip from Pixelworks, a bezel-less display, and comes with gaming accessories. 

Every effort has been made to include gaming elements in its design. Now the question is, with all these features, is this phone a better gaming device than other phones available in this budget as a daily driver? We used this phone for a few days to find out. Let’s dive into this review of the Infinix GT 20 Pro, where we’ll see how it performs as a primary and gaming phone. 


Infinix GT 20 Pro Price & Availability

The Infinix GT 20 Pro comes in two RAM and storage configurations:

  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – ₹24,999
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – ₹26,999

It can be purchased via Flipkart.

Pros

  • Gaming-inspired design
  • Customizable individual RGB LED light strips on rear panel
  • Solid performance
  • Vibrant colors and minimal bezels on flexible AMOLED display
  • Free Gaming Kit for limited time
  • IP67 rating for water and dust protection

Cons

  • 45W charging may seem slow
  • The cooling fan is not very effective
  • No ultra-wide lens
  • Camera performance is not up to the mark

Infinix GT 20 Pro ReviewDesign & Build

The Infinix GT 20 Pro’s design is quite reminiscent of its predecessor. It has a sort of transparent look, but the rear panel is made out of glass. The design is quite interesting, with a whole gaming-like look. Infinix calls it Cyber Mecha Design. 

There’s a semi-circular lighting strip on the back, which Infinix calls Mecha Loop Lighting. It gives the smartphone a gaming vibe. This phone has three variants: Mecha Blue, Orange, and Silver. We have the Mecha Orange variant for review.

The Mecha Orange variant isn’t new since I’ve used the GT 10 Pro in almost the same color. The phone appears dark blue, with an orange strip and orange corners on the camera module. There are also four small orange lines on the squarish box at the bottom. The Mecha Blue variant has a similar design. All three colors—Mecha Blue, Mecha Orange, and Mecha Silver—are attractive and unique, so you can choose based on your preference.

The phone features a large rectangular camera module with three cameras and a flash ring. “OIS” is written on a strip on the side. The phone has a metal frame with the power button and volume rocker on the right side, while the left side is clean. The SIM tray, microphone, Type-C port, and speaker grill are on the bottom edge. The top edge houses a secondary speaker, IR blaster, and microphone.

What’s interesting is that you can customize the lighting on the back of your phone, giving off the vibe of a gaming device. You can even set these lights to turn on with incoming calls, notifications, during charging, or even when playing music. Infinix lets you choose from four different patterns and eight RGB effects.

Aside from that, we liked the very thin bezel around the screen in all four corners, whereas other devices in this bracket have a thick bottom bezel. 

Overall, the Infinix GT 20 Pro’s design is quite good. It has a flat display with really thin bezels, and the included protective case is stylish and designed with gaming in mind. The phone is a bit heavy at 194 grams and has a thickness of 8.15mm. One thing to note is that the included protective case isn’t your typical TPU case but a sleek one, so the phone doesn’t feel bulky even with the case on. 

Infinix GT 20 Pro Review - Display

The phone has a flat design and a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen. This time, the company has opted for a 144 Hz refresh rate instead of 120 Hz. Thanks to the use of a flexible display, it features an LTPS AMOLED panel with very thin bezels. The screen looks premium with its extremely thin bezels. 

You can choose from two color profiles: Bright Color and Original Color, which can be set to Cool, Default, and Warm tones. Additionally, you can choose between 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 144 Hz, or an auto-switch mode for the refresh rate. 

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The screen’s colors look quite good—much better than those of the phone’s predecessor. Since this is an AMOLED panel, the content looks sharp and natural. The screen is smooth with a 144 Hz refresh rate, and thanks to the 2304 Hz PWM frequency, it doesn’t flicker while watching content at low brightness levels.

You also get support for HDR, and from what we have seen on YouTube, the phone is great for binge-watching your favorite movies or series. We used it with the Original Color profile. It also has an Eye Protection toggle, which helps reduce eye strain at night.

It may not be the best display you can get in this price segment, but it does a pretty good job. 

Infinix GT 20 Pro Review - Performance and Software

The Infinix GT 20 Pro is the first phone with the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 Ultimate chipset. Although the chipset has been made in a special collaboration between MediaTek and Infinix, the difference isn’t quite huge compared to its non-Ultimate counterpart. The chipset has a maximum clock speed of 3.1 GHz and is paired with 8 GB or 12 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The phone performs smoothly in day-to-day tasks and multitasking. Suppose you’re wondering about the synthetic benchmarks. In that case, the Infinix GT 20 Pro can achieve a respectable score of 9,33,398, which makes it better than most of the competition in the same price bracket. In my brief time with this phone, we listened to music, used social media apps, and played games without lag.

Now, let’s jump to the most exciting part of this phone—gaming. In the current weather in Delhi, any phone can get hot during long gaming sessions, and the Infinix GT 20 Pro is no exception. It doesn’t get excessively hot, though, and even if it does, you can always use the cooling fan to cool it down. One thing to note is that although the back panel becomes quite cool with this fan, the performance difference isn’t significant. 

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We played a few games on this device (usually short gaming sessions at default to medium graphics settings). We have had no major lag issues so far. But given the device’s performance, you can expect some frame drops and lags if you play games at high graphics settings.

And if you are wondering—yes, this phone comes with 90 FPS support for popular games like BGMI, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Asphalt 9: Legends. To further assess its performance, we ran a few benchmark tests, including AnTuTu and the 3D Wildlife Stress Test, and you can see the results below.

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The Infinix GT 20 Pro runs on Android 14 with XOS 14 on top. Some apps are pre-installed on the phone, but there is very little bloatware. The UI is clean and straightforward. There are a few minor UI changes from XOS 13, like quick settings appearing when you scroll from the right side to the top and notifications appearing from the left side. 

Unfortunately, the three-finger swipe for screenshots doesn’t work anymore, but you quickly get used to these small changes. Infinix has promised two OS updates and three years of security updates.

As for the cooling fan, it attaches to the phone’s case magnetically. You heard it right—not the phone but the phone’s case. This means that you’ll have to carry around the case if you want to be able to use the cooling fan. This can be a good thing for some and bad for others.

Regardless, we noticed that it does reduce the phone’s temperature, but there isn’t much difference in performance. While it may be useful during very long gaming sessions, normal gaming sessions can be done comfortably without it because the phone’s temperature remains under control during those sessions.

To test this, I first ran the CPU benchmark on it without the cooling fan, with performance throttled to 93% and battery power dropping by 4%. After some time, I did the same test in a room at normal temperature without the cooling fan, the performance was throttled to 85%, and the battery dropped by 6%. 

But after installing the fan, the device became noticeably cooler, and I could not feel any heat on the rear panel. The screen was warm, though. From this test, it is clear that the cooling fan can control the temperature to some extent, but it does not have any effect on the performance.

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Infinix GT 20 Pro Review - Cameras

The Infinix GT 20 Pro features a triple rear camera setup. Its primary camera is 108 MP, equipped with a Samsung HM6 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, and OIS. Additionally, the phone has a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro shooter, which, everyone knows, are worthless. You can also record 4K @ 60 FPS videos with the primary sensor. Furthermore, there’s a 32 MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

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Considering the budget, the phone’s primary 108 MP camera captures pretty good pictures. My photos exhibit good detail, and the colors appear natural. The colors aren’t overly saturated when capturing images of various fruits and vegetables. Thanks to OIS, this camera can also record fairly stable 4K videos at 30 FPS or 60 FPS. However, you might not have an ultra-wide camera on the phone.

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Apart from this, the phone also has depth and macro sensors, but their results are bad. Overall, the rear panel only has a 108 MP camera, which is capable of taking good, detailed pictures in good lighting conditions.

The front camera on this phone is 32 MP, and its results are also impressive. The selfies’ colors are accurate, without any artificial boosting or overly saturated tones. The AI cam feature doesn’t make the skin tone appear artificial but maintains a natural look. However, when zooming in, the details in the hair or in the corners of the photo may become slightly soft, but this is fine, given the phone’s budget.

Infinix GT 20 Pro Review - Battery Life

Infinix GT 20 Pro 5G

The Infinix GT 20 Pro has a 5000 mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging. The device’s battery backup is good even during gaming. I played a few games for 30 minutes, used a few social media apps, ran benchmarks, and watched videos on this phone, and at the end of the day, there was still some juice left.

The Infinix GT 20 Pro supports bypass charging, meaning that you can give the device power directly without charging the battery. This can help improve battery longevity and be useful during long gaming sessions. The 45W charger can fast charge the device to 100% in about an hour.

Review Verdict: Should You Buy the Infinix GT 20 Pro?

Smartprix Rating: 3.6/5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Design

Display

Software and Performance

Camera

Battery Life

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Infinix GT 20 Pro costs INR 24,999, and at this price, you’re getting a powerful processor capable of delivering smooth performance while playing heavy games. It also boasts a flexible AMOLED display that enhances both gaming and entertainment experiences. However, while the phone’s primary sensor competes with cameras found in other phones of this budget, the lack of an ultra-wide sensor is disappointing.

The phone’s fast charging capability is also lower (45W) than other competing phones. For instance, the Moto Edge 50 Fusion offers 68W fast charging, and the OnePlus Nord CE 4 supports 100W fast charging. Considering it’s a gaming phone, faster charging could have been a plus.

On the positive side, I appreciated that the phone comes with a good-quality case instead of a TPU one, which complements its style. Furthermore, the gaming kit includes additional accessories like a sleeve, case, cooling fan, and more, all provided for free as part of a limited offer, which is a great deal.

Overall, the Infinix GT 20 Pro is a solid mid-range gaming phone with a unique design and a powerful chipset. However, compromises have been made regarding the camera and fast charging. Nevertheless, the company has attempted to address some of these shortcomings with gaming accessories, which is commendable.

First reviewed in May 2024.


Mehtab AnsariMehtab Ansari
Mehtab Ansari is a tech enthusiast who also has a great passion in writing. During his two years of career, he has covered news, features, and evergreen content on multiple platforms. Apart from keeping a close eye on emerging tech developments, he likes spending time at the gym.

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