Xiaomi has formalized its Poco F4 GT, which is based on a solid technical sheet at an entry price of 599 euros. Presentation.
In 2018, Xiaomi hit hard with the first Pocophone -then renamed Poco- in its history. At that time, the Chinese brand was distinguished by its excellent value for money, but above all, performance was placed at the center of the specifications. The idea: to offer an affordable but very powerful smartphone.
A few years later, the Poco entity has earned its place in the mobile landscape. And in this year 2022, logically the manufacturer returns to the fray with a new model called Poco F4 GT. It is a high-end movement, since the phone starts at 599 euros, when the brand had us used to lower prices.
The best in performance
The 600 euro bar can somehow mark the symbolic level from the mid-range to the high-end. At this price, expectations are necessarily higher when it comes to features. And that’s good, Xiaomi has put the package on certain components, starting with the processor and fast charging.
In fact, this Poco F4 GT is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest generation chip, the famous Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The idea is to target inveterate gamers and users thirsty for high-flying performance. With it, daily tasks and resource-intensive 3D games should be handled without great difficulty.
On the fast charging side, Poco has opted for a 120W block capable of recharging the 4700mAh battery in 17 minutes. A very short span of time that we had already observed and tested on the Xiaomi 11T Pro. Note that the charger is included in the box; this is no longer the case with all manufacturers.
The manufacturer also mentions the Adaptive Charge feature, “that prevents the battery from overcharging in the critical 80% to 100% charge range overnight“, We explain.
For the rest of the data sheet, the Poco F4 GT offers everything classic for its price range. Namely :
- Screen: 6.67 inches, AMOLED, HDR10+
- Refresh rate: 120Hz
- Definition: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
- Gorilla Glass Victus
- Software: MIUI 13 under Android 12
- Connectivity: 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6E, NFC
- 64-megapixel main sensor (f/1.9);
- 8 megapixel ultra wide angle (f/2.2)
- 2 megapixel macro sensor (f / 2.4)
- 20-megapixel selfie sensor (f/2.2)
One thing is worth remembering: the Poco range is not the most famous when it comes to photos. With a minimum rate positioning of 600 euros, however, we expect a rise in power in this area. The camera is generally a key criteria – having a hole in it could be prohibitive for some people.
a massive phone
In terms of weight and dimensions, this Poco F4 GT is worthy of a Poco phone: you will be facing a relatively large and heavy device, with a thickness of 8.5 mm and a weight of 210 grams. The device finally incorporates “magnetic triggers, capable of withstanding 1.5 million pressures”, which have been “tested in more than 100 popular games”.
To make its product more attractive, Xiaomi is trying to attract customers through various tricks. First, the YouTube Premium service will be pre-installed on the Poco F4 GT to enjoy a free two-month subscription. Then launch offers with more affordable prices are launched.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT: price and availability
From Tuesday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. to April 29 at 2:59 p.m., the Poco F4 GT is available at prices of €499 in its 8 + 128 GB version and €599 in its 12 + 256 GB storage version, at Po.co and Amazon. All in Absolute Black, Space Silver and Poco Yellow.
Here are the prices without promotions:
- Version 8 + 128 GB: 599 euros
- 12 + 256 GB version: 699 euros
The brand also introduced its first connected watch, the Poco Watch, as well as the Poco Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition earphones.
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