I am sure Infinix Mobile has gotten some of you feeling like:
However, If you are still interested… Then you are in the right place.
Judging from the specs, the Infinix Hot 4 is a slight upgrade to the Hot 3
INFINIX HOT 4 SPECS
When placed side by side, you would notice some not-so-major design changes.
Of course, I’d gladly take you through them and also point out some major things you will notice about the Infinix Hot 4
1. THE COLOR ON THE PACKAGE IS A FIRST FROM INFINIX
This is the first device in the Hot series to come in a bright yellow package.
Moving forward, because I know a lot of you are not here for the package. You get to see the 5.5 inch Infinix Hot 4.
2. ACCESSORIES ARE STILL THE SAME OLD
Further digging shows the same accessories we have come to expect from Chinese OEMs.
The earphones are quite long, though.
3. THE INFINIX HOT 4 IS QUITE BULKY.
The first time I held the Hot 4, I felt like this dude in the image below:
?, just kidding, but one thing you will immediately notice is that the Infinix Hot 4 weighs a lot more than the Hot 3.
Those that like their phone feeling solid would be elated. However, if you like your device very light, I am sorry, this is not for you. (You should probably read about the Hot S)
4. IT IS NOT SLIM
Another interesting thing to note is that the Hot 4 is not a slim device.
I compared it with the Hot 3 and yup! The Hot 3 is slimmer than the Hot 4.
5. THE EARPHONE JACK IS NOW ON TOP AND THE CHARGING PORT/MIC BELOW
Unlike the Hot 3, you have the earphone placed on top and the USB port and mic placed below:
6. YOU GET A PLASTIC BACK COVER
One unique thing that differentiates the Hot 4 from the Hot 3 is its back cover. It comes in a plastic, “3d-textured” back cover.
By the way, thanks to the fact that the texture isn’t smooth, you have a firm grip on the phone.
7. THE HOT 4 HAS A REMOVEABLE BACK COVER, BUT NOT BATTERY
You can remove the back cover of the Infinix Hot 4. However, unlike the Hot 3, you cannot remove the 4000mAh battery
You also have the presence of a Dual-SIM card and MicroSD card slots.
Coming from the Hot S, this is definitely a relief
8. THE FINGERPRINT AND THE 8MP BACK CAMERA HAVE A DEBOSSED PLACEMENT
?I had to search for the opposite of “emboss.” But for those who don’t understand, What I mean is that the fingerprint and the back camera on the Hot 4 don’t align with the back cover.
9. THE SPEAKER IS PLACED AT THE BACK.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: WHAT IS THE BEST SPEAKER PLACEMENT ON A SMARTPHONE, FRONT, BENEATH, OR BACK?
Honestly, I could swear that some months back, I was a speaker-should-be-placed-beneath-the-phone advocate, but after several audio blockages when playing games, I had a change of heart. Right now, I am in-between. But for those who support speaker placement at the back of the device, you would be glad to note that the Hot 4 followed through:
10. OH DEAR, STILL NO NOTIFICATION SENSOR
Infinix fans should better be prepared because I think the Company has taken a stance against the notification sensor as it is also absent on the Hot 4. Although you still have your proximity sensor and the front flash
11. THE CAPACITIVE BUTTONS ARE…. STILL THERE
Design-wise, the Hot 4 might not score high, this is because we still have the same design elements found on previous devices. One of which includes the presence of the gray capacitive buttons.
The slightly curved edges still bear similarities with others.
12. ALL THE BUTTONS TO THE RIGHT
All the buttons have been aligned to the right, these include your volume and power buttons.
13. SETTING UP THE HOT 4 IS A BREEZE
You won’t get any issues while setting up your device.
Lastly and based on a first impression, I can tell you that the fingerprint sensor experience is quite top-notch.
That is pretty much what you get with the Hot 4
OVERALL: 2ND QUESTION OF THE DAY
The Hot 4 is offering you a premium feature (The Fingerprint sensor) at an affordable price, but do you it has made it a worthy upgrade to the Hot 3?
Let me know in the comment.
Also, what would you like to see in the full review?