POCO has just announced its new flagship phone in Spain. Its high performance and its high quality / price ratio promises to become the flagship killer of this 2022. There is no smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for less money.
Whenever POCO launches a phone, the tech world watches intently. Not because they present new terminals or with implementations never seen before. If not because they show smartphones that have too powerful components for the price they have.
Xiaomi at the time was the queen of this quality / price, but over the years it has distanced itself by launching more premium phones with higher prices. So it left this burden to POCO, its low cost subsidiary that has spent years convincing users who do not want to spend too much money.
Today we have among us the new POCO F4 GT, a phone that wants to push that relationship to the limit, as well as its price. Despite this, we are facing the cheapest terminal on the market with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the best Qualcomm processor currently.
|LITTLE F4 GT
|6.67″ flat AMOLED panel | 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution | 120 Hz refresh rate | 480 Hz sampling | Gorilla Glass Victus
|Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
|8 or 12GB LPDDR5
|128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1
|Main 64 Mpx IMX686 f/1.9 | 8 Mpx f/2.2 wide angle | 2MP f/2.4 macro
|20MP IMX596 f/2.4
|4,700mAh | 120W charging | charger in the box
|MIUI 13 + Android 12
|Dimensions and weight
|162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5mm | 210 grams
|8 + 128 GB for 599 euros | 12 + 256 GB for 699 euros
Processor and screen top
To begin with, the SoC that the POCO F4 GT carries is the best that can be found on Android along with the MediTek Dimensity 9000 (when it comes out, of course), so you can know how powerful it is for a while, as much as the most expensive terminals on the market. moment.
As for the screenwe find an AMOLED panel with 120 Hz refresh (according to the current standard in the high end) and with a Full HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 px). For gamers, know that the touch sampling is 480 Hz.
Fast memories and even faster battery
Regarding its memories, we find two configurations: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The best thing is that the RAM is LPDDR5 of high performance and low consumption, and the internal memory works with the UFS 3.1 standard. In this section I still feel a TOP mobile.
If we go to the battery, we see that POCO has chosen a capacity of 4,700 mAh which may fall short if we take into account the consumption of the SoC, but in return we have a pretty impressive fast charge: 120 W. Charging from 0 to 100% is in just 17 minutes. The charger comes in the box, by the way.
Triple rear camera and a 20 Mpx selfie
As we left in the technical section, the POCO F4 GT has its rear module three cameras: 64 Mpx IMX686 f / 1.9 main, 8 Mpx f / 2.2 wide angle and a 2 Mpx f / 2.4 macro. We will have to see what work they do, but on paper they are not bad.
On the front we see a centered and perforated camera design that gives 20 Mpx with an aperture of f/2.4. The sensor chosen for this headlamp is the Sony IMX596.
Price and availability
Here we get to the important stuff. The POCO F4 GT will come out in two variants: The 8 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage model costs 599 euros officially. And the 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage model goes up to 699 euros.
The phone has gone on sale today in Spain and can be found on Amazon, the official website of POCO and in Media Markt, they explain from the company’s press release.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism