Infinix Smart 4 Plus First Impressions and Quick Look

Infinix has been targeting the sub 10k price segment and they continue to do so with their latest offering. That would be the Infinix Smart 4 Plus, the box itself portrays the strong shield of the device which is the massive 6,000mAh battery and yes, we’ll get back to it soon.

Upon opening up the box, you are greeted with the phone itself and yes, Infinix is sticking with their gem cut design yet again. Not gonna lie, this one does look a bit more attractive than its compatriots. It comes with this blueish purple color variant which is indeed good looking. Moving on, you get to see the Micro USB cable, unfortunately, they are sticking with this and not going for the USB Type-C cable yet again.

But, considering the price of just Rs. 7,999 for the standalone 3GB/32GB variant, we can excuse it. But one thing to keep in mind, it’s gonna take a lot of time to juice up the massive 6,000mAh battery that the Smart 4 Plus is packing inside. As usual, you get a TPU case inside the box which also seems to have a textured design and a screen protector which is always appreciated.

Now, let’s take a look at the device. First things first, it has a huge footprint, it showcases the 6.82 HD+ IPS display and the phone is really tall with an aspect ratio of 20:9. Watching content on it should be really interesting. What sits at the heart of the device, you ask? Well, it packs in the Helio A25 SoC, and in our usage, it somewhat felt similar to the Helio P22, for example: switching between apps, multitasking, gave us the same experience as that of the P22.

The Smart 4 Plus does run on XOS 6.2 out of the box and yes, unfortunately, it does come with a bunch of bloatware installed which has been the case with Infinix for a long time and it is still frustrating. Also, you get to see ADS. Which is yet again the same with each of their devices. You can, of course, delete those unnecessary apps but the ads (recommendations) are there and you’ll have to manually switch them off, which for the end consumer is a bit annoying, and not many know how to go about it.

Taking a look at the massive battery, it comes with a 6,000mAh battery inside as mentioned earlier. It can easily last you 2 days, maybe even more at moderate usage. Of course, you are not gonna play PUBG much on it, maybe not at all since the A25 chip is not made for it. But, yes, you’ll definitely enjoy watching content as that’s what they are targeting this towards.

You can see the micro USB port alongside the headphone jack and mic at the bottom side of the device. The top side is completely clean while you can see the power on button and volume rockers at the right side of the device and to the left is where you can insert your Sim card. It has support for a dedicated SD card and supports dual sim which is a plus.

Now, let’s take a look at the cameras of the device. To the front, as we said earlier it comes with a 6.82inch display and on top of it is the front camera with an 8MP lens that captures photos at f/2.0 with dedicated flash upfront. To the rear is a dual-camera setup with a 13MP AI primary sensor and depth sensor with f/1.8. You can see the photos clicked on the Infinix Smart 4 Plus here.

As for the fingerprint and face unlock features. Just below the camera setup is a physical fingerprint sensor that is decent enough for this price range and the face unlock does its job pretty well, of course, it’s not that fast but it is somewhat reliable.

So, overall the device comes in just one single variant that is the 3GB/32GB with 3 different color variants and it is on sale for Rs. 7,999 on Flipkart.

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