Infinix recently launched the Hot S4 smartphone as a successor to their previous Hot S3 smartphone around the same time Redmi also entered the Nigeria Market with their recently released Redmi Note 7. Now, Both devices are within the same price bracket and if you’re in the market for a new smartphone within the range of N50,000 – N70,000 then chances are, you’ve narrowed your options to these two devices right. We will be taking a look at their specifications here in order to determine which one is worth buying.
Infinix S4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – Design & Display
Infinix Hot S4 Infinix Hot S4 has a 6.26-inch HD+ display with a water drop notch housing the front facing camera while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a slightly bigger 6.3-inch display with also a water drop notch housing the front-facing camera. The Xiaomi Redmi back is made of glass with plastic frame all around as against plastic on the Infinix S4
Xiaomi Redmi 7 Infinix S4 has a triple camera at its back with a quad-LED flash while Redmi Note 7 has a dual rear camera setup with an LED flash. Infinix S4 comes in colours Red and Blue while Redmi Note 7 has Blue, Black and Twilight Gold colours. Infinix S4 has dual SIM slot and a dedicated slot for MicroSD while Redmi Note 7 has a Hybrid SIM card which means you can either use Two SIM cards or One SIM and a microSD card.
Infinix S4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – Hardware & Software
Infinix Hot S4 makes use of a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC which has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz alongside a PowerVR GE8320 GPU for gaming with 3GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB as the available storage options. Storage can be expanded via the dedicated MicroSD card slot of up to 128GB. Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, has a better Snapdragon 660 SoC which also has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU for graphics/gaming. It comes in three configurations which include 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB with a possibility of taking up to 256GB via a MicroSD card. Both the Infinix S4 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. However, Infinix S4 will have their XOS UI on top and Xioami will also have their MIUI on top as well.
Camera, Battery & Connectivity
Infinix Hot S4 has a triple rear camera consisting of a 13MP + 8MP + 2MP camera combination with a quad-LED flash and a single 32MP camera at the front for selfies. Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, has just rear cameras; a 48MP main sensor and a secondary 5MP depth sensor camera. As for selfies, the Redmi Note 7 has a single 13MP front-facing camera. Both the Infinix S4 and Hot 7 Pro have a 4,000mAh battery with a standard 10W fast battery charging on the Infinix S4 and an 18W (Quick Charge 4) fast battery charging on the Redmi Note 7.
There is also 4G LTE connectivity here on both devices. Other features on both devices include but not limited to WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3.5mm jack and of course, a microUSB port on the Infinix S4 and a USB Type-C on the Redmi Note 7 through which charging and file transfer are done. Redmi Note 7 also has an IR blaster which can be used to control other household appliances.
Infinix S4 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – Price
Infinix Hot S4 cost N49,900 for the 3GB/32GB configuration and can go as high as N64,500 for the biggest configuration with 6GB/64GB. Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, starts at N58,000 for the based model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The bigger 4GB/64GB configuration goes for N66,900 while doubling the storage (4GB/128GB) will increase the price to N75,000.
Personally, I’ll opt for the Redmi note 7 as it is obviously better than the Infinix S4 but if you can’t afford to add the extra money for it then the Hot S4 will do just fine.