There is one reason why Infinix smartphones are becoming people’s favourites. Apart from the fact that they are relatively affordable to buy and serve as a reasonable and cheaper alternative to the very expensive and high-tech smartphones, the world has fallen in love with their designs and mobile inventions. Who wouldn’t love the feel of Infinix Zero 6 or any of the Hot series available today! Just when the world is still savouring the new Zero 6, Infinix drops yet another mobile classic – Introducing the latest Infinix Hot S4.
Talk about amazing camera quality; talk about smooth functionality and user-friendly features; the latest Hot S4 packs amazing features that will wow the smartphone world. This smartphone competes directly with the likes of the popular Tecno Camon i4, one of the most remarkable Tecno products to date. Both phones feature almost the same spec with similar camera configuration and performance.
The introduction of the latest Infinix Hot S4 comes as a great relief for Infinx lovers who were lamenting about the expensive Zero 6 released recently. The smartphone has been positively welcomed as it is seen as an upgrade of Hot 7 that lacked some core features.
In this post, we will take a critical look at the new Infinix Hot S4, considering the core specs and features and how much it goes for in the current market. Let’s get started.
Infinix Hot S4 Price in South Africa
Infinix is known for producing lovely smartphones that are relatively affordable and still boast amazing high-tech features. Just like Tecno mobile, the brand has upgraded from being a mere cost-effective alternative mobile brand to a more recognized and appreciated company producing high-tech smartphone mobiles Yet, they still somehow maintain their reasonable prices, releasing smartphones that are sometimes worth more than the money, especially when compared with other smartphones. The Infinix Hot S4 is another proof of this.
Although the Infinix Hot S4 is currently not available in the South African market, the retail price as revealed by the manufacturer at the launch is R$1,797.
Note, however, that the Infinix Hot S4 Pro which is the sister device released at the same date goes for a retail price of R$2,466.
Infinix Hot S4 Specs at a Glance
- Display: 6.26 inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels
- Dimension: 156.7 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, Honey Bee 4.0
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P22, Quad-core 2.0GHz
- RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB
- Storage: 32GB/64GB
- Back Camera – 13MP + 13MP + 8MP
- Front Camera – 32MP
- Network: 2G/3G/4G
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Bluetooth: Yes v5.0
- Video Recording: YES
- Loud Speaker: YES
- Microphone: YES
- Fingerprint: YES
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0 port, FM Radio.
- Face ID: YES
- Battery: 4000mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Hot S4 Review
Infinix Hot S4 will definitely rate among the top affordable smartphones to be released in its class in 2019 for all the right reasons. It may not be among Tecno’s smartest smartphones ever but the Hot S4 surely rates among one of those smartphones you can rely on and delivers what you want in the finest of fashions. Thumbs up to the phones easy usability and other friendly feature the phone boast.
Infinix Hot S4 boasts a lovely 6.22-inch display with a Waterdrop notch just above the screen. It features an IPS LCD touchscreen display with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. The smartphone is pretty similar to the new Zero 6 Pro in terms of design and specs. However, while the Zero 6 Pro features just 2 camera sensors at the rear of the phone, Hot S4 has three – a main 13 MP shooter with secondary cameras of 2 MP and 8MP for ultra-wide angle capture.
The Infinix Hot S4 is available in two versions – The customary variant, and the pro version. The Pro version comes with an impressive 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage while the standard Hot S4 boasts 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Let us take a deeper look at Infinix Hot S4 and consider the main features and why it is already regarded among the best affordable phones launched in 2019.
While Inifinx Hot S4 boasts loads of spectacular features, there is one that stands out – and that is the camera quality. Infinix never disappoints in this aspect and they have shown their quality again with this amazing camera. The device is the first Infinix product to boast a remarkable tripe camera combination of a primary dual 13 MP and an additional 8MP which makes a total of 34MP at the rear of the phone.
The smartphone also features an amazing 32 Megapixel front shooter for selfie well positioned at the top of the device. The front camera also boasts the face scanning for Face ID, LED flash, autofocus, and other lovely features.
The camera apart, the design of this smartphone is another outstanding feature of the device. Infinix has a generic design for most of their smartphones but Hot S4 grades among the standout designs. The smartphone is simply a splendor to behold and very comfortable to hold and sleek enough to slide into the pocket with ease. Inifinix should be applauded for this design.
It features a sleek 2.5D Glass body with slim bezels surrounding them. At the top, a lovely teardrop notch houses a selfie front shooter. Fascinatingly, the Hot S4 also has a back panel designed with glass. This part of the device houses all the back cameras and its LED flash. The fingerprint sensor also sits conveniently by the side of the rea camera. The phone also boasts dimensions that makes it fit all hand sizes.
The phone boasts a lovely 6.26-inch edge screen display and a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. According to Infinix, the smartphone boasts has 88% screen to body ratio with slim bezels and also a 19:9 aspect ratio.
If we are to go by the records on paper, you can expect a steady display with smooth color filtering and credibly clear images. You would not expect anything less from a smartphone mobile that has dominated the mobile market for a while now.
Now let’s talk about the battery. Infinix fans wouldn’t be surprised by the battery capacity of Hot S4 of course. The brand usually scores an A in this aspect and this wouldn’t stop anytime soon. First of the lovely 4, 000mAh which means you can use the smartphone for a whole day when fully charged without the need to plug during the day. Also, you should credit the charging speed of the smartphone. When using the right charger, you shouldn’t expect to fully charge the device in more than two and a half hours.
We are still not sure this device supports the trending fast charging but you shouldn’t have any problem given the battery capacity and normal charging speed. Another plus to the rising Infinix market.
The two variants of Infinix Hot S4 are massively encouraging in terms of performance. Like the popular Tecno Camon 11 Pro, this device boasts an appreciable 6 GB RAM. This means that you shouldn’t expect the phone to hang so often. You can run various apps on the device at the same time and it’d still run smoothly.
The devices also boast storage capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB depending on the variant you are going for; not a bad one for a device in its category. Also, the memory storage is expandable up to 256 GB via an external SD card.
A MediaTek Helio P22, Quad-core processor with a super-fast processor speed of 2.0GHz, powers it.
As much as this is seldom talked about in phone reviews, it is one of those core features to consider in a smartphone. The Infinix S4 maintains 2G, 3G, and 4G network speeds and also feature a dual Nano SIM port. Like most other latest Infinix smartphones, it boasts Bluetooth version 5.0 for fast connection to Bluetooth enabled devices, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0 port and FM Radio.