Infinix Hot 4 vs Hot 3: Specs Review
Arriving earlier than expected, Infinix Mobility quietly announced the Infinix Hot 4, the first from the series with a fingerprint sensor. The Hot 4 X557 follows the most recent Infinix device with fingerprint sensor yet, the Hot S into the market and comes with a RRP of N36,900.
The Hot 4 is the successor to the Infinix Hot 3 which launched less than six months ago and although the body design looks virtually the same, the fingerprint sensor and bigger capacity battery on the former is enough to stir up interests. The table below has the full specs showdown between both devices.
|Infinix Hot 4 X557||Infinix Hot 3 X554|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with XOS||Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with XUI|
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM, Dual Standby||Dual Micro SIM, Dual Standby|
|Network||2G and 3G||2G and 3G|
|Dimensions||152.6 x 76.2 x 8.8mm||152.6 x 76.2 x 8.8mm|
|Display||5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS||5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS|
|Processor||1.3GHz Quad-core processor||1.3GHz Quad-core processor|
|Memory||2GB RAM||1GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB Built-in storage + microSD card (up to 32GB)||16GB Built-in storage + microSD card (up to 32GB)|
|Main Camera||Rear 8MP camera with LED flash||Rear 8MP camera with LED flash|
|Front Camera||Front 5MP camera with Flash||Front 2MP camera with Flash|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, Micro USB V 2.0||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, Micro USB V 2.0|
|Battery Capacity||4000mAh Li-Po Battery||3000mAh Li-Po Battery|
Comparison and Differences
Following the table much didn’t change from the Hot 3 and Hot 4 but performance has increased and a fingerprint sensor is now in the mix.
The Infinix Hot 4 packs 2GB of RAM, front 5MP camera and now runs Android Marshmallow OS based XOS compared to 1GB RAM, front 2MP camera and Android Lollipop OS based XUI. It is also backed by a bigger 4000mAh battery with support for USB OTG compared to 3000mAh on the Hot 3.
You should also know that another version of the Infinix Hot 3 supports 4G LTE networks in some markets and the likelihood of a Hot 4 LTE is almost certain. The Infinix Hot 3 LTE (also called Infinix Hot Dragon) packs 2GB of RAM, 13MP main camera and front 5MP camera.
The Infinix Hot 4 certainly brings some key upgrades over the Hot 3, however, its surprise arrival less than six months apart from the predecessor, will have some Hot 3 users feeling aggrieved.