Infinix Hot 4 - Full Review, Specs and Price

We unboxed the Hot 4 a couple of days ago and you can find the images and video on this page. Infinix Hot 4 X557 is a direct successor of the Infinix Hot 3. The Infinix Hot 4 still features a 5.5-inch display, but with an upgrade to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and offers a fingerprint sensor like the recently launched Infinix Hot S. This new smartphone also runs on the new XOS user interface making your phone fully customizable.

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The Design and Display

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Infinix Hot 4 features a 3D textured back which gives you a solid grip of our device. The back covers are available in Blue, Red, Green, Champagne, and Black colours.

Infinix Hot 4 has a 5.5-inch Display with the same 720 x 1280 pixels resolution as its predecessor. 
However, the display offers 12 ultrabright backlight LEDs, which should make for a more brilliant viewing experience and better outdoor view.

There’s absolutely no button on the left side, but on the right side are the volume controls and power button as seen in the below image.



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Hardware and Software

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Infinix Hot 4 runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It is the third smartphone from Infinix to offer Marshmallow. This new smartphone also runs on the new XOS user interface making your phone fully customizable. You can change your theme and fonts without the need of rooting.

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Option that allows you change theme

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Option that allows you change font
Infinix Hot 4 is powered by cortex, which offers a 32-bit address bus and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.

The phone comes with 2GB RAM. This new smartphone is responsive, fast and performs exceptionally well. Games play just fine and I didn’t notice any lag when using the device. Multitasking works great, the 2GB RAM makes a lot of difference.


This phone also features a fingerprint sensor on the back like the Infinix Hot S which allows you conveniently secure ID access by placing you finger on the scanner right below the 8MP rear camera. 


Connectivity

It’s a dual SIM phone and the call quality was okay during use . Infinix Hot 4 features Smart Voice, which is just a technology that uses an additional microphone and some smart signal processing algorithms to isolate ambient noise for clearer calls. Whether you select SIM 1 or SIM 2 as default for data, you can set either to 3G. As expected, you can connect to the internet through WiFi and use your phone as a wireless hotspot.  You also have bluetooth for file transfer.

Storage

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The phone comes with a 16GB in-built storage out of which you have almost 12G usable. It’s definitely not enough for people like me but there’s the option of using an external memory. It supports up to 32GB SD card.



Battery Life

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The battery capacity of this device is 4000mAh and the phone has good battery management and you should be able to use it for 2 days.


The Camera

The front facing camera is getting an upgrade from 2 megapixels in the Hot 3 to 5 megapixels in the latest iteration. This makes the Infinix Hot 4 better for selfies.


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Selfie Captured With My Infinix Hot 4 front camera
There does not seem to be any improvement on the rear facing camera. Infinix Hot 4 still offers an 8 megapixels sensor with a five element lens system on top. This is essentially the same setup as its predecessor. The camera offers an LED flash with autofocus.

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Captured form Dopemu Bridge Lagos state with my Infinix Hot 4 rear camera

Pricing and Availability

Infinix Hot 4 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in the country. Infinix Hot 4 currently costs N36,900 on Jumia.


Infinix Hot 4 Specs

General Features
Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), XOS Skin
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor (MediaTek MT6580)
GPU: Mali 400
Memory: 2GB RAM
Colours: Blue, Red, Bleen, Gold, Black (Interchangeable Covers)
Dimension: 156.6 x 76.2 x 8.8 mm
SIM Type: Micro SIM
SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display
Display: 5.5-inch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels

Camera
Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, HD Video
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus
Front Camera: 5MP Camera, LED Flash

Storage
Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB

Network Support
2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
2G CDMA 1X: No
3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz

Internet & Connectivity
GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
EDGE: Yes
3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging
SMS/MMS: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes

Entertainment
Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation
Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes

Other Features
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging: No
Water Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes

Battery
Battery: 4000 mAh Battery

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