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Poco F4 GT Test: Our Opinion –

We remember Pocophone F1, the first smartphone from the Xiaomi subbrand, which impressed us with its features worthy of a premium device. A true flagship killer, nothing could resist this phone that costs less than 400 euros. The Poco F4 GT also bills itself as one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, but the latest generation is much more expensive as its entry ticket is set at 599€.

Design: a smartphone like no other

Poco F4 GT is clearly not the most discreet model at the moment. This is an impressive chassis (162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5mm) It has a 6.67inch screen and weighs 210g. Fans of compact smartphones will obviously have to turn to other phones.

In addition, Poco F4 GT shows a pretty good gaming design. And yet in this idea, the smartphone offers two triggers on the right edge.

If the coverage Gorilla Glass Victoria used to protect the screen from scratches and breakage, Poco F4 GT does not have IP certification.

Screen: good but could be better

Poco F4 GT display has with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+) as well as Maximum adaptive refresh rate 120Hz. Finally, let’s add that it is based on technology OLEDguarantor of endless contrasts.

As for the calibration, the intensive mode, activated by default, is characterized by too cold colors. The original color mode allows you to enjoy a more accurate hue. Screen brightness very suit.

Audio: interesting spatiality

Poco F4 GT Offers stereo sound through its speakers located on the top and bottom edges. An interesting placement for good spatiality and uninterrupted quality listening, as they are difficult to obscure in landscape mode. This equipment provides great power and clear sound.

There is no minijack port as this model supports Bluetooth 5.2 for connecting to headphones or wireless headphones.

Performance: Beast of Competition

FROM its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and 8 or 12 GB of RAMPoco F4 GT lets you live smooth experience under any circumstances, be it multitasking or gaming. We tested the 12 GB version, which, as expected, proved to be very convincing.

Perfectly placed on the right edge, the triggers are very practical in the game, especially in FPS games like Call of Duty Mobile, but also in the context of classic use, since they can trigger shortcuts. You also have the option to assign a sound effect to them.

On the internal memory side, F4 GT is offered for 128 and 256 GB. Unfortunately, this storage space cannot be expanded with a microSD card.

Software: no evolution foreseen

Poco F4 GT runs Android 12 with MIUI 13 “Poco” overlay.

Several elements distinguish between two interfaces that complete and customizable passthrough (permanent mode, control center, notification effect, etc.).

Another common point that is not quality: preinstalled applications. Poco F4 GT really displays a lot of malware.

Photo: overtaken by rivals

The Xiaomi flagship killer has three sensors on the back. Here is the detailed configuration:

  • 64MP sensor with f/1.9 wideangle lens
  • 8megapixel sensor with f/2.2 ultra wideangle lens.
  • 2megapixel sensor with f/2.4 macro lens.

The Poco F4 GT is not recommended because of its photo capabilities. In the middle of the day, no surprise, the wide angle is good, albeit below what the competition has to offer. The images are rich in detail and colorful as desired. Under these conditions, it is preferable to use the 64 megapixel mode for shots that are logically more detailed, but also more accurate in terms of color.

big angle

big angle

On the other hand, the characteristics of this module disappointing when it comes to lightening shadows. The visualization is then covered with digital noise where there is not enough light.

big angle

The ultra wide angle lens provides poor image quality with many overexposed areas and visible loss of detail. It is also consumed at night by competitors such as the Google Pixel 6.

Wide vs Ultra Wide

Ultra wide angle

Ultra wide angle

Finally, the macro sensor does its job, but remains optional.

Portrait mode lovers will find what they are looking for Poco F4 GT crops object accurately and applies controlled blur.

portrait mode

portrait mode

The sensor on the front panel counts 20 megapixels and has an opening lens f/2.4. Selfie quality is decent but beware again of overexposure.

Battery: decent autonomy, ultrafast charging

Poco F4 GT has a battery 4700 mAh what gives it average autonomy of one and a half days in mixed use. Wired charging compatible 120 WXiaomi smartphone is fully charged in 25 minutes. It’s hard to win.

Competition: who is ahead?

Xiaomi Poco F4 GT, available at €599 in 8+128GB version and €699 in 12+256GB version, competes with Google Pixel 6 (649€), which offers much more accurate photography equipment day and night, but charges more slowly with a cable as the power is limited to 30W here.

Flawless finish, great camera, good balance of performance and battery life, and above all great value for money. Google’s innovations to make it a useful and enjoyable smartphone in everyday life have undoubtedly paid off, aided by the new Tensor processor that opened the game in artificial intelligence. We wholeheartedly recommend the Pixel 6 to anyone looking for a fun and practical Android smartphone with unparalleled photography capabilities.

Conclusion

A true monster of power, the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT easily ranks among the most powerful smartphones of its generation. But its starting price of 600 euros is too high for this terminal. does not compete in the field of photography. Its other characteristics are more than adequate (beautiful screen, thoughtful trigger system, ultrafast charging) unfortunately not enough to make up for its shortcomings.

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