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Infinix Hot S4- Full Phone Specifications, Price and Reviews

    This is the review of the Infinix S4 a successor to the Hot S3 which was released last year. Infinix Hot S4 comes in shiny Neverland blue, black and purple colours. Buy From Jumia Now

    The box of the hot S4 has the same green theme as that of the Hot S2 and Hot S3 and you have some of the specs on the back of the box. Inside the box, you will see the warranty booklet, an envelope that houses the sim ejector tool, a quick start guide, specification manual, the X-Club registration guide, a film screen protector, a clear silicone gel case and at the bottom compartment, you get a standard 10W charger, a micro USB cable and proprietary earphones.

    Infinix Hot S4 general specifications

    • Model
    Infinix Hot S4
    • Released
      April 2019
    • Status
      Available

    Design

    • Type
      Bar
    • Dimensions
      75.3 x 156.7 x 8.3 mm
    • Weight
      Grams (with Battery)
    • Waterproof
      No

    Display

    • Display Type
      IPS
    • Size
      6.2 in (inches)
    • Resolution
      720 x 1500 pixels
    • Display Colors
      16M Colors
    • Pixel Density
      268 PPI (pixels per inch)
    • Touch Screen
      Yes Multi-Touch Support
    • Display Protection
      2.5D curved glass screen
    • Features
      Capacitive
      Multi-touch

    Hardware

    • CPU
      ARM Cortex-A53, 1400 MHz, Cores: 4
    • GPU
      Qualcomm Adreno 308, 500 MHz
    • RAM (Memory)
      3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 933 MHz
    • Internal Storage
      32 GB, 64 GB
    • Memory Card Slot
      microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
    • Sensors
      Proximity
      Light
      Accelerometer
      Compass
      Gyroscope
      Fingerprint

    Software

    • Operating System
      X OS 5.0 (Android 9.0 Pie)
    • User Interface
      Yes with Modified Android

    Camera

    • Rear Camera
      12.98 MP (megapixels)
    • Image
      4160 x 3120 pixels
    • Video
      1920 x 1080 pixels
    • Flash
      Dual LED
    • Front Camera
      7.99 MP (megapixels)

    Network

    • SIM
      Nano SIM
    • Dual SIM
      Nano-SIM

    Connectivity

    • Wi-fi
      b, g, n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
    • USB
      2.0, Micro USB
    • GPS
      GPS, A-GPS
    • NFC
    • Wireless Charging
      No
    • Headphone Jack

    Battery

    • Capacity
      4000 mAh, Li-Polymer

    Media

    • Video Playback
      Yes
    • Video Out
      Yes
    • FM Radio
      Yes
    • Ring Tones
      Yes
    • Loudspeaker
      Yes
    • Handsfree
      Yes

    Data

    • 4G LTE
      Yes
    • Speed
      LTE 800 MHz LTE 850 MHz LTE 900 MHz LTE 1800 MHz LTE 2100 MHz LTE 2600 MHz.
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    DISPLAY AND BODY FRAME.

    On the front of the latest Infinix phone– Hot S4, you have a 6.2″ HD+ IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. At the top of that front display, you have a waterdrop notch that houses a 32MP camera and the speaker. Buy From Jumia Now

    At the back of the Hot S4, you have a triple camera setup, the first is an 8 MP camera for depth sensing, in the middle, you have the 13MP primary camera and then you have the 2MP ultra-wide-angle lens with quad flash. You have a fingerprint sensor and some Infinix branding as well.

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    On the left of the device, you have a SIM tray that houses two 4G LTE nano Sims and an SD card, on the right you have a power button and the volume keys, on the top you have nothing and on the bottom, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microphone, micro USB port and a speaker.

    The Infinix S4 is the first of S series to spot a glass back. It is a glass and plastic sandwich design and a bit of a fingerprint magnet. The gradient colour has a glitter effect.


    On the front, what’s new here is the waterdrop notch, a first from Infinix as well. There’s still a chin although it’s lightly trimmed down from the hot s3x and it is slightly slimmer.

    The waterdrop notch lets you have more utility and notification icons on top than the regular notch. There’s also an option to hide it in the settings but you wasted all of that screen real estate plus you still have all the information but in black and whites.

    Still, on the display of the Hot S4, it has great viewing angles and is quite responsive to type on. However, the 720p resolution is quite low which means you can’t get the 1080p YouTube experience on it unlike the Note 5 and Note 5 stylus.

    INFINIX S4 STORAGE, OS AND NAVIGATION.

    In the settings, you will see that the Infinx Hot S4 comes with a 32GB internal storage of which you have about 22GB available to store your files, all that with 3GB of RAM to back up the performance. There’s also a 64GB variant with 6GB of RAM.

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    It runs on Android 9 pie and XOS cheetah version 5.0 UI slapped on top of it. You will notice the icons on the settings menu have gotten a nice makeover. In the quick settings, you get a few new toggles in addition to what we’re used to.

    Options like the bike mode which basically mutes and rejects your calls for 2 hours, you have read mode which is now different from eyecare. Read mode adjusts your brightness and temperature automatically while eyecare is manually adjustable.

    Your system navigation options now let you have that classic Android one look with mixed navigation. You can even customize your back key placement which you don’t get on Android one, I personally prefer the back button on the right.

    If you want more screen real estate to play with, the gesture navigation should be your go-to. There you can have up to 9 apps and 3 utility tools floating on top of your interface.

    Basically, you can get into these apps or use these features without getting back to the home screen or recent apps or swiping from the top. I guess this means that swiping from the side should save you some time and of course you can turn it off if it gets in your way.

    You get quite a few apps way out the box but these apps can be deleted. You have your usual app lock and X hide for privacy in your phone master app. The X themes, of course, comes with lots of themes as well as 3 fonts to choose from.

    PERFORMANCE, BATTERY AND CAMERA.

    In terms of performance, the Infinix Hot S4 runs on Helio P22 2.0 GHz Octa-Core which handles your everyday social media apps really well, you can do a bit of multitasking but I suggest you get the 6GB variant if you want to leave stuff running in the background for long.

    The face ID is really fast and reliable. It pretty much unlocks even in not well lit indoor lighting conditions. But the fingerprints, though not very fast, is far more secure and is what I use most when it’s very dark.

    When it comes to gaming, as usual, I play PUBG on default settings and the power VR 8320 is able to handle the graphics fairly well with a few stuttering of course. I also play games like Asphalt 9 and PES 19 as well which all run smoothly on it.

    About the hot S4 battery life, Infinix put a huge 4000 mAh battery on this device. I got through two full days of use with about 7% left to spare, this gives me nearly ten hours of screen on time, granted I was on Wi-Fi the whole time but it’s still very impressive and the battery life is something I’ve come to expect from the Helio P22.

    It took about 2 hours and 12 minutes to charge from 0 to 100% and it doesn’t support fast charging.

    FEATURED VIDEO.

    There is now an AI camera. We now have an extra 120 degrees wide-angle lens, I put the triple camera on the S4 to test and here are some photos.

    PHOTOS SAMPLE.

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    To record a 1080p video from the selfie camera is pretty amazing coming from this price point.

    The Infinix S4 is a true S3 successor with 2019 design refresh down to its glass and each viewed triple camera setup and waterdrop notch while you miss some features from the S3, it comes at a lower price point compared to that of its predecessor as at the time of launch.

    Infinix hot S4 price in Nigeria

    The Infinix Hot S4 is priced at 49,900 NGN which converts to 140 USD for the 32 GB variant and 64,500 NGN which converts to 180 USD for the 64 GB variants.

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