Last month, Poco Global launched the all-new Poco X4 GT alongside the Poco F4 5G in the global market. The latest Poco X smartphone is a rebadged version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro. Remember, this Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T Pro is exclusive to China. The new Poco X4 GT has a 6.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The recently launched MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset powers the Poco X series mobile phone.
Furthermore, the device also comes with a vapor cooling (VC) chamber for heat dissipation. Regarding other key highlighting features and specs, the Poco X4 GT also gets a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor. The smartphone packs a 5080mAh battery with support for 67W wired fast charging. The Poco X4 GT comes with a completely new design over its predecessor, and this Poco X4 GT will succeed the Poco X3 GT in global markets.
Poco X4 GT price and availability
The Poco X4 GT price in the global market starts at EUR 379, roughly Rs 31200 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Another variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage is priced at EUR 430, roughly Rs 35400. Also Read – How to get MIUI 12.5 update in India for Poco C3, Poco F1, Poco M3, Poco M2 Reloaded, Poco X3 and more? Check out MIUI 12.5 update list
As an introductory offer, this Poco handset is available under the early bird offer. In this offer, the base variant of the Poco X4 GT mobile phone is available for EUR 299, roughly Rs 24600. At the same time, the 256GB storage variant comes for EUR 349, roughly Rs 28700. This early bird offer is available from June 27 to July 7 in Europe.
As far as availability goes, The Poco X4 GT is available in three distinct colorways, including Black, Blue, and silver color options. Interested customers can purchase their Poco phone from the official Poco Global website. For India availability, the Poco India Head Anuj Sharma has already confirmed that the Poco X4 GT will not make it to India this time. Also Read – Poco F3 GT Lite price in India along with launch date
Poco X4 GT: Specifications
As mentioned above, the Poco X4 GT is a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro, exclusive to China. The specifications of the Poco X4 GT are the same as that of the Redmi Note 11T Pro. Like the Redmi Note 11T Pro, this Poco X4 GT is a dual-SIM Android smartphone. The latest Poco phone runs on the Android 12 OS based on MIUI 13 for Poco.
In terms of display configuration, the Poco X series smartphone sports a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ LCD display. This display comes with a screen resolution of 1080*2460 pixels. Furthermore, it gets a 144Hz screen refresh rate, a 270Hz touch sampling rate, and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, this LCD display panel also gets Dolby Vision support. Moreover, Poco claims that this display can reach a peak brightness of 650 nits. The screen on the Poco X4 GT comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Under the hood, an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC powers this Poco X series smartphone. This chipset comes in pair with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The latest Poco X4 GT handset carries up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage. Furthermore, this processor comes with Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. The handset also comes with LiquidCool 2.0 Technology, seven graphite sheet layers for heat dissipation, and it will control the handset’s temperature during intensive gaming sessions.
The all-new Poco X4 GT comes with a Flagship-level camera setup. The latest Poco phone features a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 primary sensor, which comes in pair with an f/1.89 aperture lens. The secondary camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with an F/1.75 aperture lens. This ultra-wide camera gets a 120-degree field of view.
The third lens is a 2MP sensor with an f/1.75 aperture lens. The Poco X4 GT gets a 20MP front shooter with an f/2.45 aperture lens for selfies and video calling. The camera app on Poco X4 GT comes with multiple camera features like portrait mode, night mode, panorama, slow-motion, etc. Also Read – Redmi K40 Gaming Edition price in India, is it available on Flipkart?
Regarding connectivity options, the Poco X4 GT comes with all the necessary connectivity ports. These options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm jack, and USB Type-C port. For audio, the Poco handset also comes with a dual stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos support. Also Read – Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro, and Redmi 10 2022 smart phones in India
The latest Poco X4 GT packs a 5080mAh battery with 67W wired and 67W fast charging support. For device security, this Dimensity 8100-powered Poco handset comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock for biometric authentication. Besides, the phone measures 163.64×74.29×8.87mm and weighs 200g. ow, let’s dive deep into the Poco X4 GT and look at this handset and its performance.
Poco X4 GT: Full Review
The newly launched Poco X4 GT is the latest piece of smartphone in the global market to take on the China-only Redmi Note 11T Pro. However, going by a different name in another country is no reason to dismiss it. Nowadays, Poco is a go-to brand with excellently priced smartphones. The Poco X4 GT with Dimensity 8100 chipset is nothing less to be a flagship-level smartphone. The higher refresh rate, triple-camera lens, bigger battery, and excellent price-performance ratio makes it a go-to choice for buyers. Before deepening the specifications and performance, first, let’s unbox the all-new Poco X4 GT smartphone.
Poco X4 GT: Unboxing
In the global market, the Poco X4 GT comes inside the usual yellow and black theme retail box packaging. On the top of the retail box, we can see the Poco X4 GT branding in big and bold fonts. Additionally, there is a 5G mention on the top of the packaging. The box’s side edges are also mentioned with the Poco X4 GT. On the back side, we get the device’s vital highlighting features and specifications.
On opening the box, we get a yellow color compartment. We get a SIM Tray ejector pin and a decent quality TPU case in this compartment. Under this, we get the actual mobile unit. We get a 67W Poco branded fast charger in the bottom room and a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. Let’s take a look at its design.
Poco X4 GT with Plastic Back
The design element is one of the primary elements brands look for cost-cutting. The Chinese smartphone makers, Poco, are “more or less” the same. The company uses a plastic body instead of any glass or metal. This time the company goes with a more subdued color selection than the one we are used to. The three distinct color options are fairly anonymous and come in Black, Silver, and blue color options.
With this kind of design factor, this Dimensity 8100-powered handset does not look like a cheap phone. The device has a slightly rounded rear panel, and the round board offers an excellent fit in our palms. With 200 grams of weight, the handset doesn’t feel that bulky. Also Read – Poco F3 GT price in Bangladesh and India
IR Blaster on the Poco X4 GT
Poco X4 GT comes with a boxy design. The rear side is a plastic body with a glossy finish. On the back side, the camera module protrudes out a fair bit. The rear side gets a triple rear camera setup with a dual-tone LED Flash. The Poco branding is placed vertically underneath the camera module. At the top edge, we get the all-important 3.5mm headphone jack, which is necessary for many users. The leading edge gets the evergreen IR blaster with the speaker grille and the secondary noise cancellation microphone.
We also get a dual SIM Tray, a primary microphone, a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, and a speaker grille at the bottom edge. Unfortunately, there is no storage expansion option. Furthermore, there is no place for an in-display fingerprint sensor on the big 6.6-inch display. The fingerprint sensor sits inside the power button, which performs double duty. The right edge accommodates this power button cum fingerprint scanner and the volume up and down control. The left edge is clean.
No AMOLED display on X4 GT
Are you using LCD Display in 2022 at this price point? Are you talking about an entry-level smartphone? Well, what else to say about the Poco’s X4 GT. The latest Poco X4 GT display is terrible, but it has a perfectly sharp screen resolution of 1080*2460 pixels. The 6.6-inch Full-HD+ display is decent in size. Additionally, the hole-punch selfie camera is also not that distracting. Like the Redmi Note 11T Pro, the bezels are on the thicker side, especially the bottom chin in the biggest.
144Hz Refresh rate
The major plus point of the LCD display on the Poco X4 GT is the faster refresh rate. The refresh rate can reach up to 144Hz. It is a step up from the 120Hz panel. Remember, most smartphones in this price segment come with a 120Hz panel. However, it is the only incremental improvement you might not notice. The dynamic refresh rate can switch between multiple rates. It will also preserve the battery life.
Decent Brightness Levels
The brightness levels on display are good enough. The visibility in direct sunlight isn’t a significant problem. The HDR level does make much of an impact. The dark black scene looks grey rather than solid black. Meanwhile, this could be an issue with our unit. Furthermore, the contrast levels are also decent. Also Read – New Realme C35 mobile with 50MP AI triple rear camera sensor in grey and black colour
In certain situations, the colors are incredibly vibrant. The Vivid color profile also pushes reds and greens to the next level, which could be distracting to the eyes. Meanwhile, the default color settings are far better, making images look much closer to true-to-life.
Dual Stereo speakers on Poco phone
For the audio experience, the stereo speakers are heavily weighted with down-firing drivers. The speakers are placed at the bottom of the phone. Even though the Poco X4 GT comes with dual stereo speakers, the earpiece speaker is considerably Quiter. Overall, every sound appears to be overly sharp.
Poco X4 GT: Performance
MediaTek used to be dominant in the low-cost phone segment, but with the launch of Dimensity 8100 this year, things flipped around. MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is an octa-core chipset that cannot only match the performance of the mid-tier Snapdragon 870 but also can give tough competition to Qualcomm’s last year’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Poco X4 GT comes with 8GB of LPPDR5 RAM, which can quickly assist in multitasking. Like the Redmi Note 11T Pro, this smartphone also gets a liquid cooling vapor chamber (VC) to keep the processor cool under load. Although, the chipset is capable enough to run Android 12 without any stutter or slowdown. Meanwhile, in our experience, there is no frame drop while swapping between the apps.
Decent Gaming Performance
Similarly, for the gaming experience, the latest Poco phone offers perfectly playable frame rates at sensible detail settings. Google Play Store gets a list of games that supports a 144Hz refresh rate. Although, we played multiple games like Dead Trigger 2, BGMI, Call of Duty: Mobile, and many more. During our gameplay, we did not notice any frame drop. Meanwhile, the gameplay was buttery smooth. The smartphone does get a little hot after an extended gaming session. However, we did not see any significant throttling.
Poco X4 GT with triple rear camera
I don’t know when these Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Redmi, Realme, and Poco will stop adding too many cameras on their smartphones. Too many extra macro and ultra-wide lenses are of no benefit, and Poco is suffering from the same issue with this Poco X4 GT.
Macro Lens quality
The 2MP macro lens has no specific, close focus distance. Furthermore, it struggles with color balance. The macro sensor isn’t also capable of capturing details in the image. FYI, the macro mode is available on the camera app on the Poco X4 GT. Overall, in our experience, the macro lens and the macro mode are no use on the rebadged version of Redmi Note 11T Pro smartphone.
However, things improve a little with the 8MP ultra-wide sensor. This secondary sensor can capture the right amount of surface details. Although, it could be more of a post-processing effect. The color balance on the secondary camera is average. The dynamic range is also decent, but both cameras don’t stand anywhere close to the primary camera, which is a 64MP sensor with an f/1.89 aperture lens.
64MP primary camera quality
Talking about the primary camera sensor, the daylight images are rich in details. Meanwhile, these images come out with well-judged exposure. The colors in the photos look close to natural. Additionally, the white balance and the dynamic range are also decent. Overall, the primary camera can capture some well-detailed images with almost near to natural colors.
Different camera modes on Poco X4 GT
The camera app on the Poco X4 GT come with a 2x zoom option. This zoom option crops off the primary sensor, which doesn’t look good. However, it will be acceptable for budget segment smartphones. Furthermore, the camera app also gets 64MP mode. Instead of using the 2x zoom, we can click the image in 64MP mode and then downsample it to the 12MP shot. Remember, downsampling an image is a better option than zooming.
Poco X4 GT: Video Experience
Unfortunately, the Poco X4 GT also does not offer optical image stabilization (OIS). This missing feature will indeed affect the low-light performance of the camera. Although, there is a dedicated Night Mode. But it would help if you still had a heavy hand to get the cleanest picture. In terms of video experience, the latest Poco phone can record 4K video at a 30fps frame rate, and it can also record 1080p video at a 60fps frame rate.
MIUI 13 for Poco on latest X4 GT
On the software front, Poco has done an excellent job. Meanwhile, the smartphone comes with a bundle of apps, which may include unwanted spammy apps, which can be uninstalled with a single click. The MIUI for Poco is much improved, and it also comes with more custom icons and an iOS Control Centre-style notification panel. Like the Redmi Note 11T Pro, the UI on the Poco X4 GT gets a good amount of customization options. Besides some Poco and MIUI apps, the device also has more feature-rich Google apps.
Battery life with fast charging experience
With the presence of MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, the handset consumes a lot less battery than the flagship Snapdragon. In our experience, the Poco X4 GT can comfortably last an entire day of heavy usage. In our use, we did social media scrolling, web browsing, some casual gaming, some camera snapping, and video editing. Our handset required a charging plug just before bedtime. The latest Poco phone can easily last you for more than a day with general usage.
The 67W fast charging also seems to be in the sweet spot for most Chinese smartphone brands. The company is launching its mid-range smartphones with 67W fast charging. At the same time, the flagship models come with 80W and 120W fast-charging solutions. Furthermore, the rebadged version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro is no different. In our charging experience, this Dimensity 8100-powered handset took 50 minutes to go from 0 to 100 percent. Meanwhile, in charging speeds, the Poco X4 GT can easily stand ahead of premium rivals like Samsung, Apple, and Google.
Unfortunately, this Dimensity 8100-powered Poco phone does not support wireless charging. But that is something which we can’t expect at this price point. The company also offers a power brick and a USB Type-C cable in the retail box.
Overall, the Poco X4 GT is a decent smartphone that is perfectly capable of performing day-to-day tasks. The latest smartphone is priced perfectly considering its price-to-performance ratio. However, a few concessions in the Poco X4 GT smartphone might not attract someone with this big budget. These drawbacks include an LCD display, only one good rear camera, and more.
Additionally, at this price point, the Poco X4 GT faces tough competition from rival brands like Samsung and OnePlus. Currently running, the early bird offer is an excellent time to buy this smartphone.
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