Poco F4 5G First Impressions: Impressive Features in a Premium Design

Poco has simply unveiled its subsequent era F collection smartphone known as the Poco F4 5G. It isn’t a direct successor to the gaming-focused Poco F3 GT (Review) which launched final yr, however may be seen as extra of a premium providing within the mid-range area. The F collection has at all times been about delivering flagship-grade efficiency at very reasonably priced costs, nonetheless, slightly than specializing in simply the specs, the F4 5G goals to strike a steadiness between highly effective specs and a premium design. We have our arms on a unit, so let’s examine what’s all of it about.  

Let’s kick issues off with the configurations. Poco has introduced three variants in India with 6GB, 8GB and 12GB of RAM. The 6GB and 8GB variants have 128GB of storage and are priced at Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 29,999 respectively, whereas the 12GB variant has 256GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 33,999. There isn’t any microSD card slot on this telephone. Poco can also be providing an extra one yr of guarantee with the F4 5G and it has introduced some heavy discounts of as much as Rs. 4,000 for those who purchase the telephone on launch day (June 27).  

My first impression of the Poco F4 5G is that it is a handsome smartphone, particularly in this Nebula Inexperienced end. The matte texture for the plastic body and the glass again panel provides it very premium and complicated look. It is also obtainable in a Evening Black color. The size of the telephone and rounded edges of the body make it fairly comfy to carry. The Poco F4 5G measures simply 7.7mm in thickness and weighs 195g. The bundle additionally features a silicone protecting case.

You will discover the standard number of ports and buttons all in acquainted locations on the Poco F4 5G. There isn’t any headphone jack however you do get an infrared emitter. Oddly, there is not any in-display fingerprint sensor regardless of this telephone utilizing an AMOLED show, however the side-mounted one works simply as effectively.  

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The Poco F4 5G has a vivid and vivid AMOLED show with help for Dolby Imaginative and prescient playback

The Poco F4 5G has stereo audio system and Dolby Atmos help. What I like is there is a separate cutout within the body for the top-firing speaker, which ought to hopefully ship a extra balanced sound. Nevertheless, it is simple to dam this opening together with your palm when holding the telephone horizontally so we’ll have to attend and see how a lot of a problem it actually finally ends up being. The Poco F4 5G can also be IP53 rated for mud and water resistance, which is at all times good to have.  

Change it on and also you’re greeted by a vivid and vivid 6.67-inch full-HD+ E4 AMOLED show. Content material typically seems to be crisp and clear and this is without doubt one of the few telephones on this section to help Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR playback, along with HDR10+. The show will get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 scratch safety and has a 120Hz refresh fee. The Poco F4 5G additionally claims 1,300 nits of peak brightness and a contact sampling fee of 360Hz.

The Poco F4 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which is a robust 5G SoC for heavy multitasking and gaming. The telephone helps 10 5G bands in whole together with dual-5G standby. Poco has gone with a 4,500mAh battery for the F4 5G. There’s help for 67W quick charging and this charger is included within the field. Wi-fi charging isn’t supported.  

Coming to the cameras, the Poco F4 5G encompasses a 64-megapixel major rear digicam with optical stabilisation (OIS) and 4-in-1 pixel binning. There’s additionally an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. The telephone has a 20-megapixel selfie digicam. On paper, these specs look respectable however we’ll know for positive after testing picture and video high quality. 

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The Poco F4 5G is a handsome telephone with a sturdy physique and pleasing aesthetics

Lastly, we come to software program. The Poco F4 5G runs MIUI 13, primarily based on Android 12. The interface is vibrant and feature-rich, and to this point I have not seen any notification spam from the preinstalled apps. Poco hasn’t but dedicated to any long-term software program updates for the F4 5G, which is somewhat disappointing.  

The Poco F4 5G has all of the makings of a profitable mid-range smartphone. It has the brute energy of a really succesful SoC and a laundry listing of spectacular options, all packaged in a premium physique. Whereas Poco has executed a commendable job with this telephone, we should not overlook the F4 5G’s not-so-distant cousin which probably impressed its creation, the Mi 11X (Review) from Xiaomi. Launched in April 2021, the Mi 11X gives almost the identical set of options and specs at an analogous worth. We even have the newly launched iQoo Neo 6 (Review) as a robust competitor to the F4 5G, and the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2T can also be rumoured to launch in the identical worth section. 

Keep tuned for the total assessment of the Poco F4 5G coming quickly on Devices 360.


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