Hot as the Infinix Hot 4 sounds, it plays second fiddle to the real estate Note 3 with whom they officially introduced Infinix on the Ugandan market. You might probably be tired of this echo of a reminder but now that Infinix is here, let us get back to business.
The Infinix Hot 4 is not only a smaller device in stark contrast to the recently reviewed Note 3 but in build, internals, aura and convenience but the two are not so distant cousins when it comes to the user experience.
The Hot 4 has a plastic body construction with an acceptable 5.5’ HD IPS Display, 5MP selfie shooter with soft light flash, an earpiece, sensors and capacitive buttons at the front. On the removable textured plastic back it houses the 8MP rear shooter, a fingerprint scanner + LED flash.
Underneath there is a non-removable 4000mAh battery, two micro SIM card slots, a MicroSD card slot and a stereo speaker.
The endangered 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top while micro USB port is found below at the extreme left side with the recents Android button just above it.
Nothing of novelty to speak of owing to the generic design but the budget Hot 4 pushes boundaries beyond what we’re accustomed to in the low-end of the smartphone market. It incorporates a fingerprint scanner at a paltry of UGX 359,000. It is a miracle finding a similarly priced smartphone from other manufacturers at that price.
The Hot 4 pretty answers what you’d expect of a budget handset if not more. It runs the custom XOS Chameleon Android overlay from Infinix based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a mixture of rounded and squared icons, its X suite of apps and the Google staples. Infinix throws in Instagram, Facebook,Messenger, Palm Play, Palm Chat and Hangouts.
How these integrate with the hardware and the outcome will be explained more in our upcoming review but so far the experience is okay.
The full spec sheet
|Display||5.5 Inches HD IPS (1280×720) 267 pixels per inch|
|Camera||8MP rear camera + 5MP front facing camera|
|Memory||2GB RAM & 16GB ROM (Expandable upto 32GB via MicroSD)|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6580 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU|
|Operating System||XOS Chameleon based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Network||2G & 3G|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v2.0 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint|
|Battery||4000mAh Li-Ion Battery|
Where to buy?
The Infinix Hot 4 is selling for UGX 359,000 on Kilimall since Black Friday on assorted colors of Black & Gold.