Infinix Note 4 is still fresh on the market and as usual, there is a lot of excitement as fans ponder on whether to buy the phone or stick to their current models.
There’s no doubt that the Infinix Note 4 is a great phone, especially for someone not moving from an Infinix Note 3. As you may probably know by now, the Note 4 is the successor to the Note 3 and by default, fans were expecting to see a phone that has greatly improved over its predecessor.
Well, this is not actually the case, which is why we have prepared this article with 5 reasons as to why you don’t need to make the switch to the new phone, especially for those currently using the Note 3.
Same performance specs as Infinix Note 3
The Infinix Note 4 is a huge disappointment when it comes to the hardware or rather performance specs. The phone ships with a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM. If you own an Infinix Note 3, you’ll know that this is the same package used on the 2016 model, which means there’s nothing new the Note 4 adds to the performance aspect.
Same storage capacity
With the growing size of apps and high-resolution media files, we all need a significant storage capacity on our phones. With the Infinix Note 3 featuring 16GB of expandable storage, expectations were high that the Note 4 would at least double the storage capacity, but this is not the case.
The phone has the same 16GB package used on its predecessor and even though you still get room to expand it via a microSD card, it makes little sense to make the switch to the Infinix Note 4 on grounds of storage capacity.
Smaller display screen
One major reason many people fell in love with the Infinix Note 3 was the massive 6-inch display screen. This made it more fun to watch videos or even movies, but the Infinix Note 4 has slightly reduced this size to 5.7 inches.
On the brighter side, the screen resolution remains the same at 1080p, which means the pixel density is a little higher on the Note 4 compared to the Note 3. In short, the new phone promises a crisper display, but this small change won’t be noticeable to your naked eyes.
Smaller battery capacity
The Infinix Note 4 comes with a 4300mAh battery unit and even though this is not bad at all, the fact that it’s smaller than the 4500mAh unit used on the Note 3 makes it unreasonable to make the switch to the new phone. Given that there’s nothing new in terms of processor that would have at least promised reduced power consumption, it means making the switch to the new phone could result in a shorter battery life than what you are used to.
Still, the phone comes with fast charging technology that promises to fill up the battery in a short time, but this is nothing new for Infinix Note 3 users.
Same primary camera
It’s true that many people have turned to front-facing cameras as their main cameras, but the rear-facing camera is still a great deal. Apparently, Infinix Mobility didn’t see the need to step it up and instead chose to stick with the same 13MP shooter used on the Note 3. As for the front camera, you get a small bump from 5MP to 8MP, which is great for selfie lovers.
A few goodies
Despite the lack of any significant improvements, the Infinix Note 4 has a few goodies over its predecessor. For instance, the design is more stunning than the 2016 model. Also, you get support for 4G LTE connectivity as opposed to the 3G connectivity on the Note 3. The fingerprint scanner has moved to the front, which is something that should receive mixed reactions based on the preferences of different users.
The phone also comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but the Note 3 received this update a few months ago. You might also enjoy the fact that the new Infinix Note 4 is cheaper than its predecessor, coming in at Ksh 13,999 compared to the Ksh 14,499 price tag slammed on the Note 3.
So, are you still planning to buy the Infinix Note 4? Let us know in your comments below.