Both devices utilise MIUI 13 for Android 12.
With the Poco F1, which offered an absurd price-to-performance ratio, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco established itself. Since then, the company has increased the number of affordable and mid-range products in its lineup. Due to their flamboyant or hefty appearance, its flagship phones are mostly targeted at gamers and power users. With the newest additions to its product line, the Poco F4 and X4 GT, the business hopes to change that. Both are high-end handsets with a svelte design, potent technology, and a competitive price.
The company’s current flagship model, the Poco F4 GT, is placed below the F4. It uses a similar design language but makes a few concessions in order to be less expensive. A 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display with a max brightness of 1,300 nits and a 360Hz touch sampling rate dominates the front of the phone. It has Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision playback are supported.
The 7nm Snapdragon 870 processor is running on board, and Poco claims to be cooling it with a 3,112mm2 vapour chamber. This is coupled with either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 6/8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery, and according to claims, 67W fast charging can fully recharge the battery in 38 minutes.
A triple-camera combination with a 64MP f/1.79 primary camera with OIS, an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens is housed in the back. A 20MP f/2.4 selfie camera is housed in the display’s punch-hole. The F4 has dual-SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C, and NFC for connectivity. The device utilises MIUI 13 for Android 12.
Night Black, Moonlight Silver, and Nebula Green are the colour options for the Poco F4. The entry-level model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at €400. The most expensive variant, which has 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, will cost €450. Customers who order between June 27 and July 2 will receive a €50 discount off the listed pricing.
X4 Poco GT
Although it is geared for gamers, the Poco X4 GT has the same modern design aesthetic as the F4. The phone boasts a 6.6-inch 144Hz 20.5:9 aspect ratio LCD panel with a reported peak brightness of 650 nits that is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5. Although it doesn’t support HDR10+, Dolby Vision content is supported.
The 5nm MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chip is found within the phone. 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage are included with this. The smartphone is powered by a 5,080mAh battery. It supports 67W rapid charging, just like the F4. However, Poco asserts that the longer charge time—46 minutes—is due to the larger cell size. Additionally, if you’re in a rush, a 6-minute top-up is sufficient to add an additional 25% juice.
With a few upgrades, the Poco F4’s triple-camera configuration is largely unchanged. The 64MP f/1.89 primary camera lacks OIS and has a significantly smaller aperture. The 2MP f/2.4 macro and the 8MP ultrawide are identical. Additionally, the selfie camera’s resolution is reduced slightly to 16MP.
The Poco F4 GT costs $379 for the 8/128GB model and $429 for the 256GB storage version. Customers who order between July 4 and July 9 will receive a €50 discount. The Poco F4 will have a two-year warranty instead of the typical one year in India.
Within six months of the dates on which both phones were purchased, Poco will additionally provide a free one-time screen replacement.