Launched alongside the Infinix Note 4 on the 3rd of July 2017, the Infinix Note 4 Pro is … well, the Pro version of its junior brother.
Very few, very very few things were added to the Note 4 and the price was bumped up a little.
Most glaring of the additions is a stylus pen. With the stylus pen (known as XPen) you can now scribble things directly onto the screen of the device like … you know, a proper note.
Both the stylus and the Infinix Note 4 Pro will set you back by around ₦66,000 in Nigeria.
Let’s quickly take a detailed look at the specifications of the Pro and draw comparisons with the ‘normal’ Note 4.
Network & Software
Essentially similar to what you get on the other Note 4, the Pro version supports both 3G and 4G and is running on the latest Android operating system — Android Nougat.
If history is anything to go by, then you can be sure that in the situation where a new Android update is rolled out, you’d most definitely be getting it on the Note 4 Pro (and the Note 4).
And this must be stated — the device is not running on Vanilla Android. It ships with the latest version Infinix Mobility’s custom UI; XOS 2.3.
- 2G: Yes
- 3G: Yes
- 4G: Yes
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Operating System: Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
Design & Display
Unlike on the ‘normal’ Note 4 where you get a plastic polycarbonate back, the Note 4 Pro is all metal. Also, the color options you get to pick from are more diverse in this version and unlike the other version whose back cover is a fingerprint magnet (especially the black), the Pro version isn’t.
Apart from those differences and the fact that the antennas of the Note Pro are somewhat iPhone 7 like, the device is essentially similar to the Note 4.
Here’s what I’m saying …
– Same dimensions.
– Approximately the same weight — you’d hardly tell any difference.
– Same display size — they are both 5.7″ devices
– Same display type — an LCD with a 2.5D glass
– Same resolution — 1080p on both
- Dimensions: 159.6 x 78.8 x 8.4mm
- Weight: 201g
- Build: Metallic
- Colors: Champagne Gold, Lilac Gray, Prussian Blue, Sandstone Black
- Display Size: 5.7-inch display
- Display Type: IPS LCD Touchscreen
- Display Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels — Full HD
Performance & Hardware
Performance-wise, you are looking at the 3GB + 32GB version of the ‘normal’ Note 4.
You get a 64bit Octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 3 gigabytes of Random Access Memory and an internal storage capacity of 32GB with can also be extended by throwing a memory card (of up to 128GB) into its dedicated slot on the device.
- Processor Name: MediaTek MT6753
- Processor Type: 64bit 1.3GHz Octa-core CPU
- GPU: Mali-T720
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Memory: 32GB
- SD Card Support: Yes — Up to 128GB
Infinix stuck with the same camera lenses for both the front and rear cameras of the Note 4 Pro but one change is visible:
The positioning of the back LED flashlight.
While on the ‘normal’ Note 4, the flashlight is positioned directly beneath the camera, its position was moved to the side on the Note 4 Pro like so …
For context, here’s an image of the ‘normal’ Note 4’s placement …
- Front Camera: 8MP with flash
- Rear Camera: 13MP with dual-tone LED flash
Another department where the Note 4 Pro scores [a little] higher is here, the battery.
Featuring the same capacity as found on the Note 3, this device is about 200 mAh higher than the ‘normal’ Note 4 but has the same fast charge capabilities of it.
Infinix calls this XCharge, and they claim that in just about 30 minutes of plugging the device, it can go from virtually empty to 45%.
- Battery Capacity: 4500 mAh
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Infinix XCharge — 0 to 45% in 30 minutes
Other features coupled with the Note 4 Pro are highlighted below …
Connectivity & Multimedia
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WiFi: Yes
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Yes — microUSB 2.0
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Headphone Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes — On Home Button
Stylus Pen: Yes — Infinix XPen.
Infinix Note 4 Pro Price In Nigeria
At the launch event, it was announced that the Infinix Note 4 Pro would retail from about ₦66,000. Whether you purchase it for far more than that price depends solely on the vendor you get it from and your ability to properly haggle
So there you have it, every important detail about the Infinix Note 4 Pro.
As seen above, the device is identical to the ‘normal’ Note save for the following additions:
- The XPen — The most glaring add.
- More premium externals — Metal build over polycarbonate.
- Sexier Color Options (and Antenna placement)
- Slightly higher battery capacity — 4500 mAh over 4300.
- Higher pricing — obviously.
If you’re keen on getting the Note 4 Pro and don’t want to ‘mistakenly’ purchase the Note 4, here’s how to tell the difference:
It’s pretty straight forward. By mere looking at the back of the device, you can tell the Note 4 Pro from the Note 4 …
First, there’s the unique (but not so unique) Antenna placement at the top and bottom edges of the back …
The normal note doesn’t have that …
Then, there’s the camera flash placement — it’s to the side on the Note 4 Pro …
… and beneath on the Note 4.
Finally, there’s of course, the XPen.