Infinix Note 4 review – Only issue is processor performance

Infinix a new brand recently launched two handsets and entered the Indian markets. Here is the Infinix Note 4 review. This handset comes with a 5.7 inch screen, powered by octa core processor and priced at Rs. 8,999. Is it worth it and does it really competes with the Xiaomi smartphones in the same price category, check this review to know.

When I opened the Infinix Note 4 box (unboxing) it looked good, though heavy the overall build was very good. Screen was good, performance was smooth, I checked the camera first and was impressed but when I started the full review some things did not quite turned out as expected.

There is one problem on this handset and that is the processing power, it cannot play high end games in high quality mode, they clearly lag. This has to do with the FHD resolution plus a bigger screen on a MT6753 with Mali T720 GPU.

Infinix Note 4 review

Infinix Note 4 features and Review

Inside the box (unboxing the Infinix Note 4) :  Handset, data cable (USB to micro USB), travel charger 12V/1.5A, user guide, warranty card and a screen guard
SAR Value : less than 1.6 W/kg
Body : Handset is using a metal frame and the back cover that can be removed is made of plastic. The back cover looks quite attractive and shines from different angles. It also comes with a factory fitted protective film to prevent scratches. The back is curvy that helps get a good grip
SIM Type : Micro SIM + Micro SIM + Micro SD card slot
Weight and Dimensions : 202g, 8.4mm
Screen  :  5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, Viewing Angles are great and color reproduction is very good, touch is also pretty smooth
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light, magnetic and gyro sensor
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 3GB (about 2GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 21GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 128GB MAX
OS : Android Nougat 7 with XOS

Infinix Note 4 back panel

Infinix Note 4 Performance

CPU :  MediaTek MT6753 Octa Core 1.3 GHz
GPU :  Mali T720
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 38 degrees

Performance is good, but with heavy apps the handset tends to lag. When playing games again you can feel the lag. Battery temperature was well under control – max temp was 38 degrees.

Infinix Note 4 camera quality

Infinix Note 4  Benchmark

Antutu : 38183 / 5557
NenaMark3 :  56.9fps
Multi Touch : 5 points
Disk Speed : 86 MB/s read  and 136 MB/s write

Infinix Note 4 4300 mAh battery

Infinix Note 4  Gaming Review

Check the video review there in the gaming section you can clearly see how the Modern Combat 5 was lagging and Asphalt 8 was lagging in high quality mode, a little better in Medium quality mode.

Infinix Note 4 Slim design

Infinix Note 4  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP, auto focus, flash
Front Camera : 8MP, fixed focus
Video Recording : 1080p (FHD) resolution

The camera performance on the Infinix Note 4 was quite impressive. Day light as well as low light shots turned out great. The only issue that can be fixed via software update is the yellow tint visible in daylight shots. Otherwise the camera quality is excellent. Do check the low light shots below. Front camera also does a very good job.

Camera Rating : 4.1 out of 5

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Other features

There is finger print sensor on the front, it is decently fast and accurate. You need to press the button to unlock when the screen is off / handset in standby mode. The sound output is very loud. No other issues found, Reliance Jio SIM works on both the SIM slots – but you cannot use 2 reliance SIM together.

Infinix Note 4 quality

Infinix Note 4  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4300mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 1 hours 35 minutes from 20% to 100%; full charge estimated less than 2 hours
Battery Life : 5 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One to One and a Half days of mixed usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 10 minutes / 2% / 35 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 16 minutes / 5% / 38 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  19 minutes / 4% / 36 degrees

Verdict

The Infinix Note 4 is a good handset, a bit heavy but screen is good, UI is good though it has a lot of unwanted apps you might want to remove. The UI is different and will take some time getting used to. Camera is excellent, better than Redmi 4 / Redmi Note 4 in low light conditions, if you check the samples and compared it is slightly better. So camera just crosses the Excellent category. However the CPU / GPU performance spoils the fun.

Rating : 3.7 out of 5

Infinix Note 4  price in India is Rs. 8,999.

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