Poco F4 GT has been made available for the global market through the company’s virtual event recently and should soon enter the market of Nepal as well. Poco F4 FT is a gaming phone from Xiaomi and has a build mostly focused on gaming. This is also the successor of last year’s gaming phone Poco F3 GT. There are lots of upgrades on the phone.
Poco F4 GT gets a flagship chipset which is far better and more efficient, a dedicated antenna for gaming, a smart and faster-charging feature, better audio and video quality and better protection of the glass. The phone also features cooling technology so that it will not get heated during extensive gaming.
Let’s get into the details of the phone.
Weight: 210 grams
|Display||6.67-inch AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 800 nits (HBM)|
|OS||Android 12, MIUI 13|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)|
|Storage||UFS 3.1 128/256GB|
|SD card slot||No|
|Camera||Front: 20MP, f/2.4
Rear: 64MP, f/1.9, PDAF
8MP, 120 degrees (Ultrawide)
2MP, f/2.4 (Macro)
|Sound||Loudspeakers with four stereo speakers
No 3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||4700mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
120W Fast charging
USB power delivery 3.0
Quick charge 3+
360° Ambient light sensor
Colour temperature sensor
|Colours||Stealth black, knight silver, cyber yellow|
|Starting price (Expected)||Rs 75,000|
Design and display
Poco F4 GT has a glass back, glass front and an aluminium frame built. The back of the phone has a unique AG glass panel and is separated equally in two by a glossy line in the middle. There are also two arrows pointing inwards. The back panel also features a newly designed camera panel which includes an RGB gaming light that lights ups for incoming calls, messages, battery charging and game turbo mode. There is also a unique designed flashlight in the shape of lightning. The glass panel of the back has Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
As Poco F4 GT is a gaming phone, it features magnetic pop-up triggers which give a feeling of holding a gaming controller. The trigger features eight magnets that provide smooth and effective gameplay. The fingerprint sensor lies on the side of the phone.
The phone weighs 210 grams and is 8.5mm in thickness. It is available in stealth black, knight silver and cyber yellow colours.
On the front, it features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. To provide an immersive viewing experience, the display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ features. Furthermore, for a smooth transition, the display has a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate for quicker response during gaming. The phone also features a super-resolution touch which is said to provide 10 times higher control accuracy, which can be extremely helpful during gaming purposes.
Poco F4 GT features a triple camera setup on the back. The camera specifications on this phone are almost identical to its predecessor Poco F3 GT. The main 64MP camera on the back is accompanied by an 8MP, 120 degrees ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front is a 20MP selfie shooter. The camera on the phone also features a flicker sensor that can click clear and zero-ripple pictures when capturing screens and lights
For the video, Poco F4 GT can record 4K resolution videos in up to 60fps which was limited to 30 in Poco F3 GT. Meanwhile, the front camera can record videos in 1080p resolution up to 60 fps.
Performance and storage
Poco F4 GT runs on MIUI 13, based on the latest Android 12. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm) chipset. The graphical duties are handled by Adreno 730. This is the latest flagship chipset of Qualcomm and probably one of the best available in the market. Performance should not be an issue for Poco F4 GT.
The phone comes with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM coupled with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage respectively. There is no option of expanding the memory as the phone does not provide an SD card slot. The faster RAM and ROM provide a snappier and smoother performance.
For enhancing the gaming experience, Poco F4 GT also features a multi-link feature that will help switch between the networks swiftly. There is also a dedicated gaming antenna on the phone that helps in reducing the latency during gaming. The phone also features liquid cool technology 3.0 that helps in cooling the temperature of the phone during intense gaming. It also allows the powerful chipset on the phone to perform at its best.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Poco F4 GT features a smaller 4700mAh non-removable li-po battery. Though the battery power has been reduced from its predecessor, it gets a faster 120W hypercharge feature instead of the 67W. This will get the phone fully charged in just 17 minutes. To prolong the battery life, the phone also features a smart charging feature. For uninterrupted gaming, there is a unique L-shaped charging cable on the phone.
The phone features a dual sim, both capable of connecting to a 5G network. It also supports Wifi 6E for internet connectivity and is NFC-enabled. For wireless connectivity with other devices, the phone features a Bluetooth 5.2 whereas for charging and wired connectivity, the phone uses a USB Type-C 2.0.
Poco F4 GT claims to have triple sound quality certified. It features hi-res audio, hi-res wireless audio and Dolby Atmos. The phone also features quad stereo speakers with independent dual tweeters and dual woofers which are said to provide an unprecedented clarity in sound detail and an excellent stereo field.
Notable features on Poco F4 GT include:
- Flagship 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
- Smart 120W hypercharge
- 120Hz flat AMOLED display
- 480Hz touch sampling rate
- Liquid cool technology 3.0
- LPDDR5+ UFS 3.1
- Dedicated gaming antenna
- Dolby vision
- Triple sound quality certified
- Magnetic pop-up triggers
- X-factor RGB gaming light
- Lightning design flash
- Super wideband X-axis linear motor
- L-shaped charging cable
Poco F4 GT is priced at EUR 599 for the base 8/128GB variant and EUR 699 for the 12/256GB variant. If and when the phone arrives in Nepal, you can expect a starting price range from Rs 75,000.
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