The Note 4 is one of the most affordable smartphones with a large 5.7-inch FHD display!
Infinix is the newest entry in the smartphone segment in India. The company has debuted with the well-priced Infinix Note 4, priced at 8,999 INR. This segment is already one of the most competitive price bands and also attracts a lot of customers. While the Note 4 has some USPs such as a 5.7-inch display and a 4,300mAh battery, can it survive the competition? Let’s find out how it performs in our review and whether you should be buying it.
Design and Build
The design of the Infinix Note 4 is decent but not very different from the other smartphones. The only difference is the shiny plastic cover over the gold coloured rear panel. The frame is made up of metal and has smooth and shiny edges. Interestingly, the back cover is removable and has two micro SIM card slots along with a microSD card slot.
Up front, there’s camera on the top along with other sensors, a colourful screen with very thin bezels and the home button with two capacitive touch keys on both sides at the bottom. The rear panel has the camera module on the top along with the flash, Infinix logo in the middle and Note written at the bottom.
The Infinix Note 4 seems a bit bulky due to the big screen size and a massive battery. One might struggle a bit using it with a single hand. The phone is slightly slippery but has great strength and thankfully, the back panel is almost scratch resistant. Overall the design is good for its price.
The Infinix Note 4 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The display is bright, punchy and vivid. The details are well balanced with accurate colour reproduction. The screen works great under the direct sunlight. Also, the viewing angles of the device are good.
The Infinix Note 4 is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor. The SoC is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB. The phone is 4G VoLTE-enabled and also offers connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and micro USB.
It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with its own XOS 2.2 on top of it. The UI offers a lot of customisation options but has a huge amount of bloatware in it. Due to which almost 10GB is already used out of 32GB.
The Infinix Note 4 is a well-balanced smartphone. Its 3GB RAM seem enough to toggle between different apps and tabs simultaneously.
The gaming section needs a bit improvement regarding the high-end game-play. Simple games are enjoyable, but there are noticeable frame drops while playing heavy games like Asphalt 8. There’s also a slight heating issue while playing a game for a span of 15 to 20 minutes.
The fingerprint sensor works fine most of the time. The 4G VoLTE connectivity works fine and there was no call drop issue in it.
The benchmark performance of the Note 4 is acceptable. It scored 38,403 in AnTuTu and 28,858 in Quadrant Standard. The scores are good enough but not the best in this class.
The rear panel of the Note 4 sports a 13MP shooter with LED flash. The camera works fine in daylight but is not as efficient in low light. The captured images have good colours, but lacks the in-depth details. The front camera is of 8MP which shoots decent selfies. The given camera app offers several modes along with the usual options.
The 4300mAh battery gives it a great strength and runtime. It has up to four days of standby time and one and a half day of life with moderate usage. Even after heavy usage of camera and social apps, it lasted me a full day with 30 percent remaining in it. The battery is surely a plus point for the Infinix Note 4.
The Infinix Note 4 is a good smartphone in terms of the battery, display and its attractive price point. However, it has average camera and performance. You can surely go for it, though there are some strong options under Rs 10,000 such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.