Xiaomi is gearing up to release the Poco F4 5G (pictured above) and the Poco X4 GT on the global market on the 23rd of June, and WinFuture, a German publisher, has the inside scope on what to expect from the two mid-range devices.
First up is the price, the Poco F4 5G will be the more expensive model retailing at 430 Euros(Ksh 53,000) while the Poco X4 GT will be slightly more affordable at 400 Euros (Kshs 49,000).
Their price tags mean that comparisons to the midrange A Series champions from Samsung will be inevitable. With Samsung’s strength being in software and providing longer firmware updates to already sold devices, while Xiaomi typically shine in providing powerful chips on affordable devices but with lacklustre software support, it will be interesting to see how this rivalry will pan out once the devices are out.
In terms of what you get from Xiaomi, the Poco X4 GT is basically a Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro+ rebranded for the European market as well as a few other regions. This comes as no surprise as Xiaomi has been rebranding a few of their devices or selling them with two different names depending on the region you buy them from.
This is particularly true for the Redmi Note 11 Series, which has at least 12 different variants in existence in different regions of the world, making it very difficult for a normal user to keep up with how the different variants differ from each other.
Taking a look at the hardware, the Poco X4 GT has a 6.6-inch LCD panel capable of achieving 650 nits of peak brightness. You also get a 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. A Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display cover is also fitted to protect your LCD.
The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, which is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. This makes for a solid mid-range performer in terms of productivity.
The rear camera has three sensors, 64 MP for the main one, 8 MP for wide shots and a 2 MP one for macro shots. The selfie camera features a straightforward single 20 MP shooter.
The battery measures 5080 mAh with support for 67 W fast charging. This is slightly bigger than Poco F4’s battery, which measures 4500 mAh and has the same 67 W fast charging support.
Poco F4 5G being the more expensive of the two phones understandably features better hardware including a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The refresh rate at 120 Hz is the same, but the Poco F4 5G can achieve higher peak brightness at 1300 nits.
You also get a Snapdragon 870 chipset here and an integrated 5G modem. However, you only get 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, just like in the Poco X4 GT. The more powerful chipset should ensure the Poco F4 5G performs better in intensive tasks, although the day-to-day activities should have little or no difference between the MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets.
The Poco F4 5G features the same camera set-up as the Poco X4 GT, making performance and an OLED display the main reasons one could opt for the more expensive model