Infinix Mobility has just unveiled its latest Hot device in its “S series” mid-range smartphones dubbed the Infinix Hot S4. The device succeeds the Infinix Hot S3 with impressive upgrades and is the first device from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer to incorporate the Infinity-V Display. Infinix Hot S4 and S4 Pro stand out from every other Infinix device that I know of and it simply makes sense to see a change like this since there would be a lot of competition as Xiaomi is making preparation to storm the African market.
If you’re one of those already making preparation to dump Infinix and Tecno for Xiaomi, the Infinix Hot S4 will definitely make you think again. Not only does the Infinix Hot 6 offers a great design and features, but it has also been made really affordable. However, we’re looking forward to seeing more competition once Xiaomi steps in.
While the Infinix Hot 7 was not really great as the hype it got, I’ll give all the “medals” to the Hot S4. Let’s meet the device
Infinix Hot S4 Key Spec
|Hot S4||Hot S4 Pro|
|Network|| 4G LTE|| 4G LTE|
|Display||6.2-inch Full-HD+ display with a waterdrop notch||6.2-inch Full-HD+ display with a waterdrop notch|
|RAM/ROM||3GB – 32GB||6GB – 64GB|
|Camera||Rear – 13MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 32MP||Rear – 13MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 32MP|
|OS||Android Pie (XOS 5.0)||Android Pie (XOS 5.0)|
Design And Display
Infinix Hot S4 and S4 Pro
You’ll find the mic, stereo speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack underneath the device, leaving the top of the device clean. On the right-hand side of the device are the power button and volume adjustment buttons and the SIM/memory slot on the left. Infinix Hot S4 will be available in three different color variants (Milan Black, Sapphire Cyan, Gold).
Interestingly, the device uses a 2.5D glass covering on the glossy body both on the front and on the rear. The device is incredibly slim and lightweight, it weighs just 141 grams, really cool.
The Hot S4 sports impressive AI-powered cameras. The device houses a 13MP main camera with an f/2.0 aperture, an 8MP sensor and a 2MP f/2.0 wide-angle lens on the rear. The camera lenses are aligned vertically and underneath them is a Quad-LED flash for effective subject illumination under conditions of low-light.
The selfie camera which is mounted on the water-drop notch holds a 32MP selfie camera. It comes with features like Portrait mode, Auto-HDR, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama and 1080P @ 30fps.
Hardware And OS
Infinix Hot S4 and S4 Pro are powered by Mediatek’s Helio P22 SoC with four cores of Cortex-A53 processors clocked at 2.0GHz. A PowerVR GE8320 GPU will handle the device graphics with sufficient memory. The device will be available in two storage options, a 3GB + 32GB and a 6GB + 64GB storage.
Both storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot.
Hot S4 runs the latest XOS (v5.0) based on Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system. This is the first Infinix device to run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
Battery & Connectivity
Enclosed inside the device is a 4,000mAH that comes with fast charging. While there are no details regarding standby and usage time, the device is expected to carry you a whole day.
As for the connectivity options on the Infinix Hot S4, 4G LTE connectivity is present, WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n ), WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0 which means a lot, and of course a GPS.
Infinix Hot S4 Price & Availability
The 3GB RAM + 32GB version of the Infinix Hot S4 will start selling at a retail price of NGN 49,900 while Hot S4 Pro with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage will be selling for NGN 64,500.
Where to Buy Infinix Hot S4
Infinix Hot S4 Full Specifications
Design And Display
- Dimension: 156.7 x 75.3 x 8.3 mm
- Material: Glass
- Weight: 141 gramms
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Type: IPS, LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.26-inches
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 720 x 1520 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
- Software and performance
Software And Performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie (XOS 5.0)
- Chipset: Quad-Core 2.0GHz, MediaTek Helio P22
- RAM: 3/6GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 32/64GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
- Rear Camera: 13 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP triple camera, f2.2 Aperture, quad LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front-facing Camera: 32 megapixels, f2.0 Aperture, AI selfie, AI Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture.
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
- 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
- 4G: Yes, LTE
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0
- USB: Yes, MicroUSB 2.0,
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared: No
- Sensor: Fingerprint Scanner, Face ID Fast Charging, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor
- OTG Support: Yes
- Capacity: 3500mAh, nonremovable
- Type: Li-ion
- Fast Charging: No
Other devices you may want to look at include, Tecno Spark 3, Samsung A Series, Infinix Hot 6X, and Infinix Zero 6. So, what do you think about the new Hot S4 device? share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.