If you are in the market for an affordable mid-range device, you may want to check out the new Poco F4 and X4 phones. The Poco F4 and X4 are follow up to last year’s F4 and X3 which had a starting price of just 199 euros. However, do not expect the same mind-blowing low stickers. But more on the individual prices below.
For those who don’t already know, Poco is now an independent brand under Xiaomi – not a subbrand as it was when it first started in 2018. Also, the brand is not officially available in China. The brand is available in select countries in Asia and Europe.
Poco X4 GT
The Poco X4 GT is a Dimensity device and the most affordable of the lot, going for 299.90 euro and up (around US$313). It is powered by a 5 nm process MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chip, backed by 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
It is outfitted with a 144 Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ (2,460 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has a tri-camera setup, featuring a 64 MP wide-angle camera (main) with PDAF, an 8 MP ultra-wide, and a 2 MP macro camera. Over at the front, it gets a beefy 20 MP selfie camera.
Other highlights include Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, IR, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou), dual SIM, USB-C (2.0) interface, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 5,080 battery that supports 67W fast charging and PD 3.0, and the usual suspect of sensors.
The Poco F4 is also a mid-range device, featuring the 7 nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chip and sells for a little more at 399.90 euro (roughly US$417). It features up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It is outfitted with a 120 Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED display that supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
In the imaging department, it has a tri-camera setup featuring a 64 MP wide-angle (main) camera with PDAF AND OIS, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP macro snapper. The front is the same 20 MP camera as the X4 GT.
Other notables include Corning Gorilla Glass 5, IPS53 rating, dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, IR, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou, QZSS, NavIC), side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 4,500 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging, PD 3.0, and QC 3+, and the usual sensors.
Poco F4 GT
The Poco F4 GT is a flagship spec-ed device that costs a pretty low 549.90 euro (about US$574). Clockwork is handled by the 4 nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, backed by up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. The F4 GT is outfitted with a 120 Hz 6.67-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, that supports HDR10+.
Imaging benefits from (also) a tri-camera configuration, comprising a 64 MP wide-angle camera with PDAF (strangely no OIS), an 8 MP ultra-wide, and a 2 MP macro. Meanwhile, the front-facing snapper is a 20 MP item.
Other noteworthy mentions include physical magnetic pop-up gaming triggers, quad stereo speakers tuned by JBL, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou, QZSS, NavIC), NFC, IR, USB-C (2.0), side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 4,700 mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging, PD 3.0, and QC 3+, and the garden variety of sensors.
Images: Poco [DE].