Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3: Which of the ‘Notes’ should you go for?

Infinix launched the 2017 iterations of its high-end smartphone series, the Infinix Note 4 and Note 4 Pro about a week ago, and I must say that the publicity dedicated to the launch event, and the smartphones themselves, is less than what was done last year for the Infinix Note 3. In fact, the difference between the Note 3 and the Note 4 is not so much, but for the benefit of those wondering which to go for between the two, I’m making an Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3 comparison.

The real improvements and new features are present in the higher variant, the Note 4 Pro, but there are a number of reasons for you to choose the Infinix Note 4 over the Note 3. These are discussed below.

Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3 – Differences

Display

It has always been part of the Infinix Note series to sport big screens, even as the Note 3 debuted with a 6-inch display, but things have changed this time around; the Infinix Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch display. It is protected with 2.5D curved glass while the Note 3 has no form of default screen protection. It’s sad not to see the Note 4 come with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3 - Display

The display of the Note 4 is clearer, thanks to its 85% NTSC colour gamut and 1300TBD contrast rate which help it beat other smartphone displays in its category. It has a 386ppi pixel density as compared to the Note 3’s 367ppi pixel density.

The Note 3 weighs 1g (199g) less than the Note 4 which weighs 198g. The difference is negligible, though.

Camera

The Note 4 sports an 8MP camera at the rear while the Note 3 has a 5MP front camera. Infinix cameras are quite good, so even the 5MP camera on the Note 3 will take care of your basic selfie needs. The added quality guaranteed on the Note 4’s 8MP camera can’t be ignored, however.

The Note 4 also has a LED flash accompanying its front camera while the Note 3 comes milder with a soft LED flash.

Battery

A 4300mAh battery provides power for the Note 4 to run on, while the Note 3 actually has it bigger with a 4500mAh battery. The specs are quite close, so I’d say the quality of the battery would depend on the OS and processor optimisation, so we might actually see the Note 4 perform better in this regard.

Connectivity

One thing that stopped me from purchasing the Note 3 late last year was the absence of 4G LTE network capability on the phone.Thankfully, that has been fixed on the Note 4 which is compatible with more than five 4G LTE network bands.

Software

At the time the Note 3 was launched, Android 6.0 Marshmallow was the reigning Android operating system, so the Note 3 ran on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Note 4, however, comes with the latest version of the Android OS, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is worthy to note that the Note 3 has received an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Differences between Infinix Note 4 & Note 3

Infinix Note 4 Infinix Note 3
5.7-inch display with 85% NTSC colour gamut, 2.5D curved glass and 386ppi pixel density 6-inch display with 367ppi pixel density
Weighs 198g Weighs 199g
8MP front camera with LED flash 5MP front camera with soft flash
4300mAh battery with XCharge 4500mAh battery with XCharge
4G LTE 3G
Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow (now with Nougat update)

Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3 – Similarities

Infinix Note 3 vs Note 4

Display & Design

Both smartphones come with the same Full HD (1920 * 1080) display resolution and pretty much sport the same design language.

Storage & Processor

The Note 3 and its 2017 iteration come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with 128GB of expandable internal storage limit. They are powered by the same octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor with a 450MHz Mali T720 MP3 GPU.

Camera

A 13MP camera with dual LED flash is present at the rear of both smartphones to handle their main photography needs.

Similarities between the Infinix Note 4 & Note 3

  • FHD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution.
  • 2GB of RAM.
  • 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
  • MediaTek MT6753 processor.
  • Mali-T720 MP3 GPU.
  • 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash.

Infinix Note 4 vs Note 3 – Conclusion

As we must have seen from all the text above, the Infinix Note 4 isn’t much of an upgrade to the Note 3, but in the few areas where it sports upgrades, they are needed and significant. If I were to pick, I’d go for the Note 4 cos it costs almost the same as, if not less than the Note 3.

Where to Buy Infinix Note smartphones & Pay on Delivery

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