Initial verdict: Liked the Infinix Hot 10S but want to flex on your gaming buddies here in the Philippines? No problem – the Infinix Hot 10S MLBB edition for the Philippines lets you show your love for Mobile Legends while still retaining the same things that made the original phone great.
- Very capable internals for its price
- 90hz display
- Still uses a MicroUSB port for charging
Infinix Hot 10S MLBB Edition Philippines specs
- MediaTek Helio G85 processor
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS display, 90hz refresh rate, 180hz touch sampling rate
- 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, AI camera, LED flash
- 8-megapixel camera
- LTE, 4G
- WiFi, Bluetooth, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 10w charging
- 6000mAh battery
- Android 11, XOS 7.6
The Hot 10S already hits the right spot for gamers on a budget, thanks to its large display, high touch sampling rate, as well as its powerful processor, but Infinix is cranking things up a notch with its collab with Montoon. The Infinix Hot 10S MLBB Edition is aimed at mobile gamers that want that extra piece of swag in their phone and fits right at home in the Philippines, a country that has a very large population of players for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Packaging, Design, and Display
Unlike the regular Hot 10S, the MLBB comes with a special box with Chou in front, Infinix and Mobile Legends branding on top, and Legendary on the side.
You also get the same set of branding on the phone’s back panel: Infinix and Mobile Legends branding on one side, and bold “Legendary” branding on the other side. You also get the same glossy finish and geometric pattern that reminds us of dragon scales or scale mail armor.
Like the vanilla model, the Hot 10S MLBB edition is rather large because of its display and battery, making it ideal for two-hand use. That should not be a big deal since playing games like Mobile Legends would require two hands and using the phone in landscape mode.
Going to the button and port layout, the left side has the SIM tray, while the right side has the power button and the volume controls. At the bottom, you have the headphone jack, speaker grille, and a microUSB port. The fingerprint scanner is also located in the back.
The 6.82-inch display of the Hot 10S is one of its main selling points, as it is spacious enough for gaming and watching videos. While it only has an HD+ resolution, it makes up for it with a 90hz refresh rate and 180hz touch response-the latter essential for when you’re in the middle of a ranked match.
Like the vanilla model, you also get a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 48-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and an AI camera. Since there’s no difference in terms of software, the overall camera performance should be the same.
As for selfies, you get an 8-megapixel shooter housed in a dewdrop notch, along with two LED flashes on each side for clearer selfies even in low-light shooting conditions.
Unlike the regular Hot 10S, the MLBB edition has only one variant: 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and an Helio G85 processor. We are familiar with the Helio G85’s overall performance, and it is a great processor of choice for budget gaming phones. Without a doubt, the Helio G85 can handle popular MOBA games like Mobile Legends smoothly even at 60FPS. You get a decent RAM and storage configuration with it, as both are very helpful in keeping your games running smoothly.
You get Android 11-based XOS out of the box, along with software enhancements like Dar-Link that aims to enhance your gaming experience. Being a budget gaming device, the Hot 10S comes with a sizeable 6000mAh battery that is ideal for long gaming sessions.
Wrap Up and Early Verdict
Like what we said last time, Infinix hits the right spots with the Hot 10S as a budget gaming phone in the Philippines, and this MLBB edition is an added flex to highlight that. With a large display that has a high refresh rate and touch sampling rate, along with the best possible internals for its price and a large 6000mAh battery, it has hard to find any budget gaming smartphone that can match what the Hot 10S has to offer.
Infinix will reveal more about the pricing and availability of the Hot 10S MLBB edition in the Philippines on July 9.