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Infinix Hot 4 Review: Everything you need to know

September 19, 2016
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The Infinix Hot 4 is the latest Infinix smartphone to launch in Kenya. Its availability in Kenya comes just a couple of months after the launch of its predecessor, the Infinix Hot 3. I have been using the Infinix Hot 4 for a couple of weeks and here is my experience with the smartphone so far. P.S: Check out our Infinix Hot 4 unboxing article to get an early preview of what the smartphone has to offer. Here is the video Full Specifications Fingerprint Sensor The Infinix Hot 4 is the first smartphone under Ksh. 10,000 to have a fingerprint sensor. This is big considering that a fingerprint sensor is not that common in budget smartphones. The fingerprint sensor of the Infinix Hot 4 works really well and I totally love it. Most would have thought a fingerprint sensor on a budget smartphone would simply be more of a gimmick, but with the Infinix Hot 4 it’s different. In addition to the fingerprint sensor securing the Infinix Hot 4, it also functions as a track pad to scroll through the gallery and can also be used to accept calls. Battery Battery Capacity: Li-ion 4000 mAh The battery is the second highlight of the Infinix Hot 4. The Hot 4 sports a Li-ion 4000 mAh a massive upgrade from the Li-ion 3000 mAh battery capacity found on the Infinix Hot 3. That battery capacity is identical to the one found on the Infinix Hot Note and therefore, you should expect a very strong battery game. Infinix included fast charging (don’t confuse with flash charging) in order for you to fill up that humongous battery in the shortest time possible. Display Display Size: 5.5-inches Display Type: IPS Capacitive Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels Screen Resolution Density: 267 ppi Screen Protection: None You get a 5.5-inch IPS Capacitive display with the Infinix Hot 4. The display is super vibrant and outdoor visibility is impressive. The display specifications of the Infinix Hot 4 are identical to those of the Hot 3 and therefore, there is nothing that exciting about the display. The bottom line is that it’s great. Design Dimensions: 152.6 x 76.2 x 8.8 mm The design of the Infinix Hot 4 is one of the highlights of the design. Yeah, the phone is all plastic, but it still looks great. You get this 3D texture similar to what Infinix did with the Hot Dragon. The 3D texture feels really nice when you slide your fingertips over it. Performance Operating System: XOS v.2.0 based on Android 6.0 CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core RAM: 2 GB Internal Memory: 16 GB Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB A 1.3GHz quad-core powers the Infinix Hot 4 and this is coupled by 2 GB RAM. This setup is awesome since lags and stutters are pretty much non-existent. The Infinix Hot 4 was able to run most of the apps I threw at it. Check out the GeekBench and Antuntu benchmark scores of the Infinix Hot 4. GeekBench…

8.2

Price: Ksh. 9,699

Display

7.6

Design

7.9

Performance

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Camera

8.5

Battery

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The Infinix Hot 4 is the latest Infinix smartphone to launch in Kenya.

Its availability in Kenya comes just a couple of months after the launch of its predecessor, the Infinix Hot 3.

I have been using the Infinix Hot 4 for a couple of weeks and here is my experience with the smartphone so far.

P.S: Check out our Infinix Hot 4 unboxing article to get an early preview of what the smartphone has to offer.

Here is the video

Full Specifications

Fingerprint Sensor

The Infinix Hot 4 is the first smartphone under Ksh. 10,000 to have a fingerprint sensor. This is big considering that a fingerprint sensor is not that common in budget smartphones.

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The fingerprint sensor of the Infinix Hot 4 works really well and I totally love it. Most would have thought a fingerprint sensor on a budget smartphone would simply be more of a gimmick, but with the Infinix Hot 4 it’s different.

In addition to the fingerprint sensor securing the Infinix Hot 4, it also functions as a track pad to scroll through the gallery and can also be used to accept calls.

Battery

Battery Capacity: Li-ion 4000 mAh

The battery is the second highlight of the Infinix Hot 4. The Hot 4 sports a Li-ion 4000 mAh a massive upgrade from the Li-ion 3000 mAh battery capacity found on the Infinix Hot 3.

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That battery capacity is identical to the one found on the Infinix Hot Note and therefore, you should expect a very strong battery game.

Infinix included fast charging (don’t confuse with flash charging) in order for you to fill up that humongous battery in the shortest time possible.

Display

Display Size: 5.5-inches

Display Type: IPS Capacitive

Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 267 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 5.5-inch IPS Capacitive display with the Infinix Hot 4. The display is super vibrant and outdoor visibility is impressive.

image-infinix-hot-4-display

The display specifications of the Infinix Hot 4 are identical to those of the Hot 3 and therefore, there is nothing that exciting about the display. The bottom line is that it’s great.

Design

Dimensions: 152.6 x 76.2 x 8.8 mm

The design of the Infinix Hot 4 is one of the highlights of the design. Yeah, the phone is all plastic, but it still looks great.

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You get this 3D texture similar to what Infinix did with the Hot Dragon. The 3D texture feels really nice when you slide your fingertips over it.

Performance

Operating System: XOS v.2.0 based on Android 6.0

CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core

RAM: 2 GB

Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

A 1.3GHz quad-core powers the Infinix Hot 4 and this is coupled by 2 GB RAM. This setup is awesome since lags and stutters are pretty much non-existent.

The Infinix Hot 4 was able to run most of the apps I threw at it.

Check out the GeekBench and Antuntu benchmark scores of the Infinix Hot 4.

GeekBench
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Antuntu

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Camera

Rear Camera: 8 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

One feature of the Infinix Hot 4 that surprised me was the camera. I had expected the Hot 4 camera to be meh…but it’s actually amazing.

The smartphone takes some pretty decent selfies and general photography with the 5 MP camera is also pretty much awesome.

Verdict

The Infinix Hot 4 is a fine choice if you are out shopping for a solid budget smartphone that provides the value that you deserve.

Why you should buy the Infinix Hot S

Fingerprint sensor

Great Design

Impressive battery life

Cons of the Infinix Hot S

Lacks fast charging

Rivals

Rivals of the Infinix Hot 4 includes the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) and Tecno W4

Price in Kenya

The Infinix Hot 4 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 9,699 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)