Hey guys it’s Gujpostexam here and this is my unboxing and review of the Infinix S4. A successor to the S3 from last year. The box has the same green theme as that of S2 and S3. You have some of the specs on the back. When you open it up you’re greeted with the device. Let’s go ahead and peel out the sticker on the front and the back to reveal that shiny nebula blue color. It also comes in Black and Purple as you saw in my hands on video. Let’s power it on while we see what else is in the box. We have the warranty booklet. An envelope that houses the sim ejector tool, a quick start
guide, Specification manual, X club registration guide, a film screen protector, a clear silicon gel case that. Let me try and fit that in. On the bottom compartment, you get a standard 10watt charger, a micro USB cable and proprietary earphones.On the front you have a 6.26 HD+ IPS LCD display with 19 by 9 aspect ratio.
On top of that display, you have a water drop notch that houses a 32 megapixel camera and speaker. On the back you have a triple camera set up, the first is actually an 8 megapixel camera
for depth sensing, the middle you have the 13 megapixel primary camera and then you have the 2megapixel ultra wide angle lens with Quad Flash. You have a fingerprint sensor and some Infinix branding as well.
On the left you have a sim tray that houses 2 4G/LTE nano SIMS and an SD Card.On the right you have a power button and volume rocker keys.On the top you have nothing On the bottom, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, Micro USB port and a speaker. The Infinix S4 is the first of the S series to spot a glass back. It is a glass and plastic sandwich design and a bit of a fingerprint magnet. The gradient color has the glitter effect that may not be very visible in this video.
On the front, what’s new here is the water drop notch. A first from Infinix. There’s still a chin, though it’s slightly trimmed down from the hot S3X. It is slightly slimmer in the hand too. Coming from the Hot S3X, the water drop notch lets you have more utility and notification icons on top. There is also an option to hide the notch in the settings but you’d be wasting all of that screen real estate plus you’d still have all the information but in Black and white. Still on the display, it’s got great viewing angles and is quite responsive to type on.
It is only a 720P resolution which means we can’t get 1080P youtube experience on say the Note 5 and Note 5 Stylus. In the settings, we can see that this unit comes in 32Gigs of storage and 3 gigs of RAM, you have about 23gigs available. There’s also a 64 gigs variant with 6 gigs of RAM as seen in my hands on video. It runs on Android 9 Pie and XOS Cheetah v 5.0 UI slapped on top of it. You can see the icons on the settings menu have gotten a nice make over. In the quick settings, you get a few new toggles in addition to what we’re used to like Bike mode which basically mutes & rejects your calls for 2 hours.
You have read mode which is now different from eye care. Read mode adjusts your brightness and temperature automatically while eye care is manually adjustable. Your that classic Android One look with the mix navigation. You can even customize your back system navigation options now lets you have key placement which you don’t get on Android One. I personally prefer the back key on the right side. If you want more screen real estate to play with, the gesture navigation should be your go to. This lip on the edge is called the smart panel and here you can have up to 9 apps and 3 utility tools floating on top of your interface. Basically, you can get into these apps or use these features without getting back to the home screen or recent apps or swiping down from the top. I guess this means that swiping from the side should save you time and of course you can turn it off if you so wish.
You get quite a few bloatware but they can be deleted. You have your usual app lock and X-Hide for privacy in your phone master app. X themes with lots of themes as well as 3 fonts to choose from. In terms of performance, the Helio P22 Handles your every day social media apps really well. It can do a bit of multi tasking but i suggest you get the 6gigs variant if you want to leave stuff running in the background for longer.
The Face ID is really fast and reliable. Pretty much unlocks even in not well lit indoor lighting conditions but the fingerprint though not as fast is far more secure and is what i use mostly when it’s very dark. Here’s what the speaker sounds like.
When it comes to gaming, as usual i played PUBG on default settings and the PowerVR 8320 is able to handle the graphics fairly well with a few stuttering of course. I also played games like Asphalt 9 and PES 2019 as well so if you haven’t seen my gaming review, go check it out. i’d be leaving a link in the description box. About battery life, there’s a huge 4000mAh battery on this guy. i got through 2 full days of use with about 7% left to spare. This gave me nearly 10 hours of screen on time. Granted i was on WiFi the whole time but still is impressive and great battery life is something i’ve come to expect from The Helio P22. It took me 2 hours and 12 minutes to charge from zero to 100 percent. It doesn’t support fast charging.About the AI camera, we now have an extra 120 degree wide angle lens. I put the triple camera on the S4 to test and here are some photos that i took. The Infinix S4 is a true S3 successor with 2019 design refresh down to its glass sandwich build, triple camera set up and a waterdrop notch.
While you’d miss some features like a front firing flash and notification LED, it comes at a lower price point compared to that of its predecessor as at the time of launch. The S4 is priced at N49,900 naira which converts to 140 US dollars for the 32Gigs variant and 64,500 naira which converts to 180 US dollars for the 64Gig variant. You can pick yours up on Jumia or any major retail
store nationwide, i’d be leaving a link in the description should you wish to shop on Jumia Nigeria.