Infinix Mobility has just unveiled the new Infinix Note 4 as the successor to the Infinix Note 3 that was released in 2016.
The question that will be going through many people’s minds is whether to make the shift to the new Infinix Note 4 or stick to the 2016 model. Well, to help you make an informed decision, we have come up with a head-to-head comparison of the two phones in terms of specs, features and current pricing.
While it’s usual to expect a successor to a phone to come in with massive improvements in terms of hardware specs and features, you might be disappointed with what Infinix Note 4 brings to the table when compared to the Note 3. Of course, there are a few tweaks here and there, but honestly, they might not be worth the upgrade.
|Infinix Note 4||Infinix Note 3|
|Display size||5.7 inches||6 inches|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), 386ppi||1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), 367ppi|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6753||MediaTek MT6753|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradable to Nougat|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes (Front-mounted)||Yes (Rear-mounted)|
|Price||Ksh 13,999||Ksh 14,499|
For starters, the new Infinix Note 4 has a much better design that features a stunning metallic-like body with a removable plastic back, but the Note 3 doesn’t disappoint on this front either. The latter also comes with a beautiful design featuring an all-metal unibody with a non-removable back panel, however, the Note 4 feels more premium than its predecessor.
The Infinix Note 4 has a 5.7-inch display screen while the Note 3 features a 6-inch panel. Since the duo has the same 1080p resolution, the former delivers a much crispier view as compared to what the latter manages. Still, this difference won’t be easily noticed by your naked eyes.
Under the hood, the pair is powered by the same hardware specs. A MediaTek MT6753 SoC octa-core runs the show, which has a clock speed of 1.3GHz and is paired with a RAM of 2GB. The storage also remains unchanged, where you get 16GB with room for expanding it up to 128GB. Another unchanged feature is the main camera, where a 13MP lens is still the order of the day, but you get an enhanced 8MP shooter on the front of the Infinix Note 4 compared to the 5MP lens used on the Note 3.
Due to the reduced display size, the Infinix Note 4 also gets a smaller 4300mAh battery unit compared to the bigger 4500mAh unit used on the Note 3. Both phones support fast charging technology that promises to give you a full day’s charge within minutes of charging. In terms of software, the Note 4 has Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and even though the Note 3 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, an update to Nougat is already available for download.
Both phones have a fast fingerprint scanner, but the Note 4 has it mounted on the front while the Note 3 has it on the back panel, just below the main camera. In terms of connectivity, the former supports 4G LTE while the latter has 3G. If you want 4G connectivity on the Note 3, you’ll have to opt for the Pro version, which also comes with a better 3GB RAM.
As for the price, the new Infinix Note 4 is slightly cheaper at Ksh 13,999 compared to the Note 3’s price of Ksh 14,499, which is kind of justifiable by the fact that the Note 4 looks like a downgrade in some aspects.
So, do you think the new Infinix Note 4 is worth ditching the Note 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.