The Poco X4 GT smartphone debuted earlier today and is now joining our review queue. But first we wanted to share our first impression of the handset.
This device is identical to the Redmi Note 11T Pro in China – the Dimensity 8100 chipset and a 144Hz screen are its highlights. It goes into the hypercompetitive price segment below € 400, but it has to really impress with its performance to have a chance to make a serious impact.
Our device is in a discreet gray color. The sides are flat, which is a great feature, but the screen and back panel are 2.5D curved, which makes the handset feel strangely thick in the palm. The screen itself is a 6.6 “LCD that can work in three different update modes – 60Hz, 90Hz and 144Hz – there is no 120 Hz option.
We will dig deeper during our long review to find out more about the behavior of each mode in different apps. The panel has a single hole for a fairly standard 16 MP camera.
We will also take the time to determine how the Dimensity 8100 performs – it is among the few phones that carry this chip, and certainly the one with the greatest availability among them.
The back has two large lenses that are adjusted vertically for 64 MP main and 8 MP ultra-wide angle cameras, while the 2 MP macro camera is tossed to the side.
We love the fact that there is a 3.5mm audio jack upstairs, even though there are no headphones in the retail box; only 67W charger and a USB cable.
We have Poco Launcher 2.0 running and Community and Store apps pre-installed, but since About says MIUI 13. And it’s based on Android 12 out of the box, which’s nice.
The Poco X4 GT faces stiff competition, but we have high hopes. Stay tuned for our full review where we get the final verdict!