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    Infinix S4 review: A stylish phone with good camera performance and battery life

    Synopsis

    The camera is where Infinix has really outdone themselves.

    Infinix Brings Glass Back, AI Triple-cam Under Rs 9k
    Price: Rs 8,999(3/32GB)
    Rating: ****

    Infinix is the (predominantly) online brand owned by Transsion Holdings — their other brand Tecno sells mostly offline. The company is busy bringing premium features down to budget prices. With the S4, you get a 2.5D curved glass back, 32MP selfie camera with large 1.6micron pixels and AI enabled triple rear camera. All this at a price under Rs 9k makes it great value for money.

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    The S4 has the typical style we’ve all come to expect from budget devices: a water drop notch, large display, large battery and a glossy design available in multiple colours (space grey, twilight purple, nebula blue). The nebula blue glass back unit we received looks particularly nice, with a gradient black-blue colour. The 6.21-inch display is bright (500nits) and vivid with excellent viewing angles and contrast (1300:1). The only letdown is the 720p resolution.

    The Mediatek Helio P22 processor is a capable budget performer — you can do all the multimedia, social, web and basic gaming. It won’t keep up with 3D games though and we often ran into slowdowns in our time with the phone. If your requirements are basic, it can do the job.

    The Mediatek Helio P22 processor is a capable budget performer — you can do all the multimedia, social, web and basic gaming. ​​Agencies
    The Mediatek Helio P22 processor is a capable budget performer — you can do all the multimedia, social, web and basic gaming.

    The camera is where Infinix has really outdone themselves. The front 32MP does some pixel binning to give you a 19MP photo with super 1.6 micron pixels. It works well for clarity but the edge detection for portraits is not very convincing. The rear triple camera has a primary, depth & wide angle. The 8MP f2.4 wide angle camera is fixed focus (good for landscapes) with a 120 degree field of view. The primary 13MP f1.8 camera is much higher quality and takes great photos in daylight. You get better edge detection too, thanks to the dedicated 2MP depth sensor. Overall, two thumbs up for camera.

    The X OS interface is based on Android 9 Pie. Its very feature rich (gesture navigation, smart panel quick launcher, gesture shortcuts) but there’s also a lot of bloatware and animations that slow everything down. Battery life is the saving grace, with the 4,000mAh battery giving you a day and a half of backup. You also get dual SIM slots (dual 4G), dedicated microSD slot, 3.5mm jack and that all important glass back (a rarity at this price). If you want something stylish with good camera performance (with wide angle) and battery life, the S4 will not disappoint. If you’re after better performance, the Redmi 7 (Rs 9k for 3/32GB) has a Snapdragon 632 which will offer a significantly better experience.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    Lokendra Kumar429 days ago
    it is amazing to see AI camera available in the range under 8k and that too with the supportive MediaTek processor!!!
    Gurkiran Singh481 days ago
    the great thing is that these brilliant features are powered by the super efficient mediatek processor & available under 10k
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