POCO F4 Gt: the gaming smartphone test
When a famous brand for affordable devices enters the upper range, the risk is always high. Imagine for a FEW, Brand now independent but still linked to Xiaomi, which has become popular among younger people. Get used to devices that focus on gaming with great features.
And with a price tag usually under 300, often under 200. The latest, the POCO F4 Gt, differs in just this way. And for its superior features.
Let’s see what this is all about.
POCO F4 Gt, a flagship in gaming smartphones
Testing the POCO F4 Gt smartphone reveals a complete smartphone, but with some question marks. Inevitable after all, following the company’s philosophy. That focuses on highlighting more features that may appeal to its audience.
In short, among the most of the product for sure there’s a 120W power supply – already seen on Xiaomi’s top-of-the-line – charging the smartphone’s 4700 mAh battery in 17 minutes. As well as the’USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter which gives cable music lovers the ability to find what they are looking for. Other plus is the processor is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the best in the business.
In this case coupled with an Adreno 730 GPU.
The novelty of the triggers
We were talking about gaming lovers: the latest smartphone POCO features two physical triggers on the back, to be brought out only when needed. Basically by holding the smartphone horizontally to play, you have two toggles as if you were holding a joystick. The handling of the device is somewhat hampered by the weight: the materials used are glass and aluminum.
And that implies a thickness of 8.5 millimeters for a weight of 210 grams. Not little (said without capitalization) but in ours for such a device.
Speed and performance are still the highlight for those who use the smartphone for gaming. No lag problems were encountered, haptic vibration is present thanks to dedicated motors. Interesting the mode that allows you to record in gameplay.
The display and photography
The screen of POCO F4 Gt is a 6.67″ AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The protection is Gorilla Glass Victus. This is a high-end always-on display that is visible even in difficult lighting conditions. On the back, on the other hand, a notification LED has been placed. Other features include WiFi 6 connectivity, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.
The software is Android 12 with MIUI 13. Obviously this is Of a 5G dual-SIM That ensures excellent call quality.
The smartphone has a good set of cameras, although not super in some situations. In any case featured a 64 mpx main camera, accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle 8 with 120° angle and a 2 macro camera. The result does a good job in images, but if you are looking for the best in this area you obviously have to refer to higher priced models. Excellent stereo audio that can count on 4 speakers.
Availability and price
POCO F4 Gt is available on po.co and on Amazon, in two versions:
- 8+128 Gb a 599.90 euros
- 12+256 Gb a 699.90 euros
There is, however, a last minute up to 12.59 of today’s. With prices respectively of €499.90 and €599.90.