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Poco F4 and X4 GT: fast mid-range smartphones from 380 euros

Poco F4 and X4 GT: fast mid-range smartphones from 380 euros
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Poco follows up with two new smartphones in the Android middle class, which are sorted below the recently introduced F4 GT. Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT have individual advantages and potential disadvantages depending on your needs. The starting prices are at a similar level at 399.90 euros for the F4 and 379.90 euros for the X4 GT.

The Poco F4 is the little brother of the F4 GT presented at the end of April this year, which brought the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 into a smartphone for 600 euros. The F4 does without Qualcomm’s current top model, but apart from that offers almost identical equipment. By using the Snapdragon 870, the last expansion stage of the Snapdragon 865 before the Snapdragon 888 came onto the market, Poco can reduce the starting price to 399.90 euros. The Snapdragon 865 was introduced at the end of 2019, relaunched in summer 2020 as a Plus model with a faster CPU and GPU and finalized in early 2021 as the Snapdragon 870 with an even faster prime core.

Poco F4

Poco F4 (Image: Poco)

Reduced by 50 euros at the start

Poco offers the F4 in two configurations: 6GB/128GB for €399.90 and 8GB/256GB for €449.90. The manufacturer announces the availability from June 27, 1:00 p.m. in the colors Night Black, Moonlight Silver and Nebula Green on the Poco website, among other things. The F4 will be available from the manufacturer and on Amazon at a reduced price of 349.90 and 399.90 euros respectively until July 2, 1:00 p.m.

64-megapixel camera gets OIS

Compared to the Poco F4 GT, the rest of the equipment is practically identical. The 120 Hz fast AMOLED display uses a different cover glass and the cameras are configured differently. For the F4, Poco has given the primary camera an optical image stabilizer (OIS) and a different aperture (f/1.8 instead of f/1.9). In addition, the battery is slightly smaller at 4,500 mAh and can be charged more slowly at 67 instead of 120 watts. In return, the F4 is the thinnest smartphone (7.7 mm) in the Poco family to date, as the manufacturer explains.

Poco X4 GT offers bigger battery

If you are not afraid of a little more depth, you might prefer the X4 GT presented alongside the F4, which measures 8.87 mm in this dimension and has a 5,080 mAh battery, which can also be charged with 67 watts. Larger distinguishing features can be found in the display and processor. The X4 GT comes with an IPS LCD instead of an AMOLED display, but retains 120 Hz and HDR (Dolby Vision) support. However, Poco advertises up to 1300 cd/m² specifically for the F4, which the X4 GT should not reach.

Poco X4 GT

Poco X4 GT (Image: Poco)

MediaTek Dimensity 8100 uses newer Arm cores

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is potentially preferable to the Snapdragon 870 because Cortex-A78 instead of A77 cores are already used and the SoC is manufactured in TSMC N5 instead of N7P. However, the Arm Mali-G610 MC6 should have a hard time with Qualcomm’s Adreno 650 GPU. Poco combines the chip with 8 GB of RAM and either 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1.

The Poco X4 GT will be available in Germany from July 4, 1:00 p.m. at prices of EUR 379.90 and EUR 429.90 in the colors silver, black and blue. An early bird campaign is also planned for this model until July 9, 1:00 p.m. with prices of EUR 299.90 and EUR 349.90.

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