Poco F4 in for review

Xiaomi
Tamsin Rodriguez23 June 2022Last Update : 4 days ago
Poco F4 in for review

Xiaomi announced the Poco F4 along with the X4 GT, and like leaks predicted, it’s the global variant of a Redmi phone – the Redmi K40S. We received the most common paint of the Poco F4 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and we are now starting its review.

The retail package comes with a screen protector that you must apply yourself, as well as a transparent protective cover. A 67W charger is also included, which promises to charge the 4,500 mAh battery in less than 40 minutes – we know for sure when we finish our tests.

The Snapdragon 870 chipset is more than a year old, and while there is nothing we expect many to be dissatisfied with, there is no upgrade over what the Poco F3 has. Another victim of supply chain problems, we guess.

The screen is a 6.67 ”AMOLED screen – Xiaomi decided to play it safe as it is one of its most popular panels. We can see it on no less than 40 devices across all sub-brands introduced in the last twelve months, but most importantly it is the same on the Poco F3. Even the selfie camera in the hole is apparently unchanged with its 20 MP sensor.

For some reason, Xiaomi decided to replace the 5MP macro sensor on the back with a 2MP, but on the upside, the main camera now comes with a 64MP sensor and OIS. The ultra-wide camera is another thing that has been transferred from its predecessor.

In addition, the software has been improved. The Poco F4 comes with MIUI 13 on top of Android 12, and Xiaomi promised three major OS updates, making this device a solid choice for the future.

Poco F4 for review

The Poco F4 is a refresh of the Poco F3, and if it keeps the solid performance and outstanding battery life, it might be a smartphone worth recommending. We know for sure when the review is complete, so stay tuned!

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