After much anticipation and rumors, Infinix finally launches their latest smartphone called the Infinix Hot S4 AKA Infinix S4. The new smartphone is the advanced version of the Infinix Hot S3 and it comes with many specifications that can place the new smartphone head to head with other high-end smartphones.
There are lots of interesting features which the Infinix Hot S4 comes in with and most of them include its large battery life, large RAM for smooth multitasking and many other features which will be revealed in the cost of this in-depth review.
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Infinix Hot S4 Design & Display
The Infinix Hot S4 comes in with a premium design with an almost edge-to-edge display. On the front of the smartphone, you will find the large 6.26-inch IPS LCD display which has a resolution of 720 x1520 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Still, on the front of the new smartphone, there is a modern type of notch, the small waterdrop notch which accommodates the single selfie camera. By the sides of the new device, you will find the reduced bezels, while at the bottom of the screen, you will see the thick chin.
The back of the Infinix Hot S4 is made of a glass panel which holds the triple primary cameras with the LED flash seated below the camera setup. Still, on the back of the smartphone, you will find the fingerprint sensor which still retains its ancestral position with the company’s name (Infinix) under it.
We were happy to see the 3.5mm jack on the smartphone, and also the volume rocker and the power button which is on the right-hand side of the smartphone. Currently, the smartphone is available in only two color options which consist of Red and Blue.
Infinix S4 Cameras
There is a total number of four cameras on the Infinix S4 three at the back which is already a normal trend in flagship phones, while a single camera on the front.
The triple camera set up at the back is composed of a 13-MegaPixel shooter, 8-MegaPixel wide-angle camera, and finally, the 2MP camera sensor. The cameras on the smartphone are equipped with Quad-LED flash which will help to retain more details even in a low light condition. The triple cameras can still shoot 1080p videos at 30fps, while the single selfie camera on the front of the smartphone inside the notch is a 32MP sensor.
The selfie camera also comes with its own features like the AI for better selfies, FaceID (Face Unlock), and can shoot videos of 1080p at 30fps.
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When it comes to the performance of the Infinix Hot S4 features the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC chipset which oversees the performance of the smartphone. The chipset is a Four-core processor which clocks at 2.0GHz. Meanwhile, when it comes to the graphics and gaming performance, we have the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
The smartphone comes in different RAM models consisting of the 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM. For storage, you are presented with the 32GB storage option (with 3/4GB RAM) or the 64GB storage (6GB RAM). All the storages can be further expanded up to 128GB via the microSD card.
The new smartphone runs on the XOS Honeybee 4.0, Infinix’s Operating System which is based on Andriod 9.0 Pie. The performance of the smartphone was okay and we played most high graphics games and hardly experienced any lag.
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Network Connectivity & Battery life
The smartphone comes with a host of both network and connectivity which is made up of the 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, micro USB port for adding extra juice to the battery, a 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM Radio among others.
Powering the smartphone is a large 4,000mAh battery which will carry up to two days from a single charge. Even if you manage to run down the battery before the end of the second day, you still have the fast battery charging technology that quickly adds extra battery juice for your device.
Infinix S4 Price
The price of the Infinix Hot S4 is moderate and as we mentioned earlier, they come in two versions with different price tags. The base model which is the Infinix S4 with 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB and is sold for N49,900 Naira. Meanwhile, the larger version which is the one with 6GB RAM with 64GB storage is sold for about N64,500 Naira.
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The Infinix Hot S4 is another interesting release from Infinix and though it might not have arrived with interesting features like the wireless charging technology, it also ticks all the basic boxes on a standard smartphone. For the start, the smartphone comes with the trending triple primary camera setup, dewdrop notch on the front and so many other awesome specifications and features which are mostly seen on high-end smartphones. Overall, the smartphone is a nice deal.
Infinix Hot S4 (Pros)
- Triple cameras
- Fast charging technology
- Glass back
- Premium design
Infinix Hot S4 (Cons)
- No Water/Dust resistance.
- No wireless charging.
Infinix Hot S4 Full Specifications
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie, XOS Honeybee 4.0
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.
- Memory: 3/4GB RAM, 32GB ROM or 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM.
- Dimension: 156.7 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: NA
- SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Colors: Black, Blue, Grey
- Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
- Primary Camera: Triple 13MP + 8MP + 2MP.
- Secondary Camera: 32-Megapixel
- Memory Card Support: Yes, (up to 128GB)
- Built-in Storage: 32GB & 64GB
- 2G bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G bands WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1( 2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
Connectivity & Network
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors & Control
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Battery: 4000mAh Removable
- Fast Charging: – Yes