The Poco family is growing with two new members today. One has a passion for gaming and brings the first 144Hz screen to the series, the other tries to be an all-rounder with its own “first” – the first OIS camera on a Poco phone.
Poco X4 GT
Usually, it is the F-Series that is the pride and joy of the Poco line. However, the Poco X4 GT comes with the exciting Dimensity 8100 – a mid-range chipset born in TSMC’s 5nm fabs with four Cortex-A78 cores and a new Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. This chip has delivered some impressive results and usually surpasses the Snapdragon 870 (and it can also stick to the 888).
GT has a passion for gaming, which is evident in the 144Hz screen – the fastest refresh rate in the family. The touch sampling rate is 270 Hz. This is a 6.6 “LCD with 1,080 x 2,460 px resolution (20.5: 9) and it can reproduce 1 billion colors (it also supports Dolby Vision). The maximum brightness is 650 nits (typically 500 nits), and the panel uses DC attenuation.It is also guarded by Gorilla Glass 5 (X3 GT had Victus).
Going back to the chipset, it uses LiquidCool Technology 2.0 for heat management with a steam chamber that is 32% larger than on the X3 GT, plus there are now 7 layers of graphite.
The chipset is paired with 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and either 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage space.
Poco has listened to your requirements and has brought back the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This means you do not have to worry about Bluetooth delay and you can charge your phone while playing. Speaking of which, the phone has a 5.080mAh battery that charges at 67W with the included power adapter. A full 0-100% charge takes 46 minutes. This battery is large enough to drown out videos for 22 hours in a row. In addition to headphones, you can also use the Dolby Atmos-certified dual speakers.
The display is slightly higher than on last year’s model, which has allowed the Poco to have over a millimeter in width, making the handset more comfortable in the hand. The weight increased slightly to 200g (up from 193g). X4 GT is available in black, blue and silver.
The GT model is equipped with a 64MP camera with a larger sensor than last year (1 / 1.72 ”, 0.8µm native pixels, 1.6µm with binding). It is connected to an 8MP 120 ° ultra-wide angle camera (1.12µm) plus a 2MP macro camera. On the front is a 20 MP selfie camera (1 / 3.06 ”, 1.0 µm).
A few more things to note. First is the side-mounted fingerprint reader. Second, the X-axis is linear motor. Wireless connection of course includes 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and there is even an IR blaster.
The Poco X4 GT will be available on June 27 (Monday) through select retailers, including the official Poco online store. Between June 27 and July 7, there will be an early bird discount of € 80 on the regular prices of € 380 for an 8 / 128GB device and € 430 for an 8 / 256GB phone. More dealers will soon offer the X4 GT.
The Snapdragon 870 was good enough for last year’s F3, is it good enough for the new Poco F4? It must turn out – the focus with F4 was to improve the camera and battery technology. For groundbreaking performance, the F4 GT has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Back to Poco F4. It is the first in the family of optical image stabilization (OIS). Other than that, the main camera is nothing to write home about with its 1/2 ”sensor (0.7 pixelsm pixels, 1.4 µm with binding) and f / 1.8 aperture. Just like on the X4 GT, it is connected to an 8MP ultra wide (119 °) and 2MP macro modules on the back and a 20MP selfie camera on the front.
In terms of charging, the battery has pretty much the same capacity as the F3, 4,500mAh. However, the charging value has been doubled to 67W (adapter included), up from 33W. This has reduced the full charge time of 0-100% from 52 minutes down to 38 minutes.
The display is the same as last year – a 6.67 ”AMOLED (Samsung E4) with 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling frequency. It has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 px (20: 9) and a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits (typically 900 nits). This is an HDR10 + monitor that now also supports Dolby Vision. Physical protection is handled by Gorilla Glass 5. Poco claims pro-grade color adjustment with the TrueColor feature, but it provided no deltaE numbers.
Like its sibling, the F4 has a side-mounted fingerprint reader and an X-axis linear motor. It also has two Dolby Atmos speakers, but no 3.5mm jack. However, it does have an IR blaster.
The Poco F4 will soon be available in two configurations. The 6 / 128GB option will cost € 400, while the 8 / 256GB will be € 450. Please note that between 27 June (Monday) and 7 July there will be an early bird discount of € 50 for both versions. The phone will be available from June 27 in select retailers and will soon expand to new stores.
In India, the Poco F4 will be available via Flipkart (first sale on June 27) in three memory configurations: 6 / 128GB for ₹ 28,000, 8 / 128GB for ₹ 30,000 and 12 / 256GB for ₹ 34,000. Note, however, that there will be a discount on the first sales round of INR 4,000 (which includes an immediate discount of INR 1,000):
PS. The head of Poco India announced that Poco F4 will have a 2-year warranty instead of the usual 1-year.