Infinix Mobility recently unveiled the much hyped Infinix Note 4, but to the surprise of many fans, the phone isn’t living up to the expectations.
The Hong Kong-based company had promised a lot in the build-up to the release of the phone, but when it came out, there was little to smile about. The new Infinix Note 4, which is currently exclusive to Jumia Kenya and selling at a decent Ksh 13,999, has quite a lot in common with the outgoing Infinix Note 3.
When compared to its predecessor, the only major changes are the more premium-looking design, support for 4G LTE connectivity, a smaller 5.7-inch display screen, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, a smaller 4300mAh battery unit, a superior 8MP selfie camera and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. As for the rest of the specs, they remain unchanged, including the most vital ones that include the processor, RAM, main camera, and storage capacity.
This lack of major upgrades has meant that not so many current owners of Infinix Note 3 are interested in getting a new Infinix Note 4, but there’s some good news. As you may know, the 2016 Note 3 was accompanied by a Note 3 Pro version. This model had just about everything that the standard model came with but with a couple of tweaks to justify the “Pro” moniker. The tweaks included a better 3GB RAM and support for 4G LTE connectivity, otherwise, every other specs remained unchanged.
Now, with the upcoming Infinix Note 4 Pro, the story is more of the same. The phone has some similarities with the standard Note 4, but it also carries a few tweaks aimed at justifying the Pro moniker like its predecessor. The changes include a better 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, a bigger 4500mAh battery unit, a full metal unibody and for the first time, the phone gets an X-Pen stylus that blends well with the “Note” tag.
If you are familiar with the Galaxy Note series from Samsung, well, this is it. The X-Pen stylus will allow you to take quick notes on the 5.7-inch display screen even when it’s locked, capture screenshots as well as allow easy navigation when browsing the phone.
Unlike the Galaxy Note series that comes with a pocket for housing the stylus on the phone, the Infinix Note 4 Pro has no pocket for housing the X-Pen. Instead, one has to use a case in order to carry around the stylus – a case that apparently makes the device bulkier and ugly in some way. So, if you want to use this X-Pen on your Note 4 Pro, you’ll have to do with this compromise, something that might leave some fans unimpressed.
There’s also word that this X-Pen could be sold separately, probably alongside the case, but this has yet to be confirmed as at the time of this writing. As for the price of the phone, we should know the details in August, which is when the company says the phone will be available locally.
So, will you wait for the Infinix Note 4 Pro or go for the standard Note 4? Let us know in your comments below.