Introduction and specifications
The Poco F-Series used to be all that fuss, but its mid-range offerings began to look more promising as the sub-brand expanded. Enter the Poco X4 GT – a solid upgrade over the X3 GT from last year and possibly a more sensible alternative to the standard Poco F4.
Without a doubt, the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC is the star of the show. We’ve had the chance to test it, and it shows an impressive price / performance ratio – more powerful and more efficient than the Snapdragon 870, but still able to compete with even the Snapdragon 888. Some compromises had to be made to squeeze in. the latest Dimensity 8100 into the price of the Poco X4 GT, and that’s the screen. An IPS panel instead of an OLED would be needed.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT specifications in an instant:
- Body: 163.6×74.3×8.9 mm, 200 g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic back and frame.
- Screen: 6.60 “IPS LCD, 144Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 500 nits (type), 650 nits (HBM), 1080x2460px resolution, 20.5: 9 aspect ratio, 407ppi.
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (5 nm): Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G610 MC6.
- Memory: 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS / Software: Android 12, MIUI 13 for POCO.
- Rear camera: Wide (head): 64 MP, f / 1.9, 1 / 1.72 “, 0.8 µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 ;m; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.5, (wide), 1 / 3.06 “, 1.0 .m.
- Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30 / 60fps; Front camera: 1080p at 30 fps.
- Battery: 5080mAh; Fast charging 67W, 100% in 46 min (announced), USB Power Delivery 3.0.
- Various: Fingerprint reader (side mounted); infrared port; 3.5 mm jack; stereo speakers, virtual proximity sensation.
However, this is not your regular, budget IPS LCD monitor. The Poco X4 GT uses a bright, fast (144Hz) display that is also Dolby Vision certified. Faster response time at 270Hz touch sampling rate is also on the menu. Especially useful for high-paced games.
Speaking of which, since there is a GT in the name, the handset is tailored for gaming. The cooling design has been fine-tuned and now provides a 32% larger cooling area with seven layers of graphite. No need to worry about Bluetooth latency too – Xiaomi is bringing the plug back after being cut off in the Poco X3 GT.
No change in the battery department, but we did not expect anyone to begin with. A 5,080 mAh battery is very competitive and charges quite fast compared to Xiaomi’s 67W charging standard.
Last but not least, the X4 GT’s 64 MP main sensor will be replaced with a larger one this year. It’s nice to see the sequel being upgraded in almost every aspect. At least on paper, that is. We take a deeper dive beyond the specifications on the following pages.
Unpacking the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
There’s nothing out of the ordinary inside the Poco X4 GT’s box. It has all the usual user manuals along with the appropriate 67W charger and a USB-A to USB-C cable that is also used for data transfer.
There is also an extra transparent silicone case that fits very well.