Infinix has finally succeeded in impressing us in 2017 now I’ll admit that the Infinix note 4 may not have impressed me as much but the Infinix Note 4 Pro is a definite hit.
It’s beautiful inside and out but before I go into the review, how about a look at what is inside the box. So the first thing you should see is an
Infinix note 4 pro power adapter, micro USB cable, earphones, the famous Xpen, smart case, screen protector, SIM card ejector and finally your warranty card.
On powering on the Infinix Note 4, it was quickly revealed that the Infinix Note 4 Pro is slightly faster than Note 4.
Let us take a look at the similarities and differences between the Infinix Note 4 Pro and the Note 4.
The first thing that has been upgraded is the body. Yes, they both come with the same size of 5.7 inches
but the Infinix Note 4 pro comes with a metal unibody that gives this premium look which I love. Now still on
the back of the device the camera sensors on Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 Pro remain the same. However the dual LED
flash has been moved to the top right corner since the back is not removable.
The SIM card slot has been moved to the left side of the device and are on the same side as the smart connector pins used to charge the Xpen. Now on the other side of the device rear of the micro SD card slot, the volume rocker and the power button.
The front remains the same and in case you were wondering about the bezels, the bezels are still there. The fingerprint sensor remains on the front. However, one noticeable difference is the cameras, the camera on the Infinix Note 4 Pro has been moved to the left side of the device. At the top of the device, there’s the DFO jack and beneath you still have the micro USB port and its single speaker.
As for the specifications, the Infinix Note 4 Pro is slightly similar to the Note 4 though there are some noticeable
differences. One of which is the storage where we see the Note 4 Pro with a 32GB internal memory.
The Note 4 is slightly lighter than the Note 4 Pro thanks to the metal build on the Pro.
Now starting off one of our favorite things, the Xpen. Which is obviously a copy of the Samsung SPen from the Samsung Note series.
Infinix deserves a clap for including the Xpen on the Note 4 Pro. It feels really good in the hand. It is quite slim and holding it feels like you’re holding an actual pencil. Now aside from being able to write and draw and all of that good stuff
There’s so many things you can do with the X-Pen. Of course you can control your phone with it but there’s one cool feature that the Xpen has known as the air command and some of these functions include the ability to take screenshots of any shape. You can also create a memo, write a note and draw on any screen.
Infinix did a good job on the Xpen. The Xpen can be charged using smart connector pins by the side of the device. Infinix promises that you can charge the Xpen for 20 seconds and use it for 30 minutes. One of the things we disliked is that in order to charge the
Xpen you actually need a SMART case. Yes you need the case that comes with the phone in the box to charge the Xpen which might be a bummer to people that don’t like using smart cases.
The Infinix Smart case makes the Note 4 Pro look large which isn’t as pleasing as well. The other problem with the Note 4, is that it will send constant notifications when your Xpen battery is low. Though this can be turned off by heading over to your settings.
Moving on to the display, nothing has changed much between these two devices. You still get a 5.7 Full HD display that offers vibrant colors
With regards to the OS everything stays the same, we still get the same number of bloatware and the amazing fingerprint sensor.
The front cameras has been moved to the top right corner. As for the picture quality I was able to capture a couple of macro shots that turned out looking good using the rear camera.
Now for a bit of benchmark, I actually compared the Infinix Note 4 pro with the Infinix S2 Pro which is known to be a camera device. Now personally, I think in the Note 4 Pro does well. The Infinix S2 Pro leaves up to its name by taking better shots thant the Infinix Note 4 Pro. The details on the Note 4 Pro camera are captured quite well withonly some softness showing up when you actually zoom in onto the photos.
When it comes to light conditions, the Note 4 Pro doesn’t do so well in low light conditions. As for the video quality
it’s actually very nice. Yeah, there’s still no Optical Image Stabilization(OIS) so you need to remain stable when shooting.
The Infinix Note 4 Pro comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 gigahertz I’m paired with 3GB RAM so with that you actually get a smooth multitasking experience. The applications that open, do
run smoothly and the frame drops noticed during gameplay were not so bad at all.
Looking at the battery life, the slight bump on the Infinix Note 4 Pro ensures that you get to use the phone for about two to three days without the need to charge it and even when you need to charge it the Infinix Note 4 Pro comes with X charge the same on the Note 4 that allows you to charge your phone from 1% to 100% in about one hour to 6 minutes.
Does this device get hot when charging or playing games? The truth is thanks to the metal body, it does get hot enough to notice a slight change in temperature when you’re playing games or when you’re charging the device.