Best daily deals

Links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.

Poco F4, Poco X4 GT announced: Powerful Redmi phones in disguise

The Poco F4 looks like a Poco F3 2022 Edition, but what about the Poco X4 GT?
By
June 23, 2022
Poco F4 and X4 GT edited
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

The Poco F3 and Poco X3 GT were two of the better mid-range phones in 2021, offering plenty of grunt and attractive pricing. So how does the company follow up with these devices, then? Well, enter the Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT.

Both of these phones pack features like 67W wired charging (via an included charger), dual speakers, an IR blaster, NFC, a side fingerprint scanner, and Wi-Fi 6. The phones also share features like similar secondary rear cameras (8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro). So what makes them different, then?

Poco F4: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?

Poco F4 front
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

It should come as no surprise to see that the Poco F4 is a rebranded version of the China-only Redmi K40s, with no major visual changes. You’re getting a Snapdragon 870 chipset, a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen with Gorilla Glass 5, and a 4,500mAh battery. That processor choice, in particular, is pretty interesting, as it means the phone has the same chipset as its predecessor.

Related: Everything you need to know about Xiaomi phones

Otherwise, the phone stands out from its predecessor thanks to the aforementioned 67W wired charging speed, capable of going from zero to 100% in 38 minutes. The phone also sports a 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization. By comparison, the Redmi K40s had a 48MP shooter with OIS, while the Poco F3 missed OIS entirely.

Other notable Poco F4 features include a 20MP selfie camera, 360Hz touch sampling rate, Bluetooth 5.2, and MIUI 13 with the Poco Launcher atop Android 12.

Poco X4 GT: A powerful proposition

Poco X4 GT
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Poco’s second phone revealed today is the Poco X4 GT, picking up where last year’s Poco X3 GT left off and essentially being a rebranded Redmi Note 11T Pro. The new phone ups the ante with a 6.67-inch 144Hz LCD panel, for starters. This screen includes a seven-stage refresh rate switch, varying from 30Hz to 144Hz. However, we do see one display-related downgrade as the X3 GT’s Gorilla Glass Victus protection makes way for the older Gorilla Glass 5.

Otherwise, the phone packs a Dimensity 8100 chipset, making for a pretty decent step up in power over last year’s Dimensity 1100 SoC. Mediatek previously said the Dimensity 8100 takes aim at the Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888. In fact, Poco claimed that the phone was able to offer the same average FPS in Free Fire compared to the Poco F4 GT and its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

Poco X4 GTPoco F4
Display
Poco X4 GT
6.6-inch LCD
FHD+ (2,460 x 1,080, 20.5:9)
144Hz refresh rate
270Hz touch sampling rate
Gorilla Glass 5
Poco F4
6.67-inch AMOLED
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080, 20:9)
120Hz refresh rate
360Hz touch sampling rate
HDR10+
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Poco X4 GT
Mediatek Dimensity 8100
Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
GPU
Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MC6
Poco F4
Adreno 650
RAM
Poco X4 GT
8GB LPDDR5

Poco F4
6/8GB LPDDR5

Storage
Poco X4 GT
128/256GB UFS 3.1
No microSD card support
Poco F4
128/256GB UFS 3.1
No microSD card support
Power
Poco X4 GT
5,080mAh battery
67W fast wired charging
In-box 67W charger
No wireless charging
Poco F4
4,500mAh battery
67W fast wired charging
In-box 67W charger
No wireless charging
Cameras
Poco X4 GT
Rear:
1) 64MP main
1/1.72-inch sensor, 0.8μm, ƒ/1.89
Auto-focus

2) 8MP ultra-wide
120-degree FoV, ƒ/2.2

3) 2MP macro, ƒ/2.4

Front:
1) 16MP, ƒ/2.2
Poco F4
Rear:
1) 64MP main
1/2-inch sensor, 0.7μm, ƒ/1.79
Auto-focus, optical image stabilization

2) 8MP ultra-wide
119-degree FoV, ƒ/2.2

3) 2MP macro, ƒ/2.4

Front:
1) 20MP, ƒ/2.45
Audio
Poco X4 GT
Dual speakers
Dolby Atmos
3.5mm headphone jack
Poco F4
Dual speakers
Dolby Atmos
No headphone jack
Connectivity
Poco X4 GT
USB-C
Dual-SIM
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.3
NFC support
IR blaster
Poco F4
USB-C
Dual-SIM
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC support
IR blaster
Bands
Poco X4 GT
2G: GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900MHz
3G: WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/8
4G: LTE FDD: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
4G: LTE TDD: 38/40/41
5G: n1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/77/78
Poco F4
2G: GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900MHz
3G: WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
4G: LTE FDD: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28
4G: LTE TDD: 38/40/41
5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78
Security
Poco X4 GT
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face unlock (insecure)
Poco F4
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face unlock (insecure)
Software
Poco X4 GT
Android 12
MIUI 13 for POCO
Poco F4
Android 12
MIUI 13 for POCO
Dimensions and weight
Poco X4 GT
163.64 x 74.29 x 8.87mm
200g
Poco F4
163.2 x 75.95 x 7.7mm
195g
Colors
Poco X4 GT
Black, Blue, Silver
Poco F4
Moonlight Silver, Nebula Green, Night Black

Poco’s LCD-toting phone also serves up a 5,080mAh battery capable of going from zero to 100% in 46 minutes. Look at the back of the phone and you’ve got a 64MP main camera (no OIS here), along with the expected 8MP ultrawide camera and 2MP macro lens. Either way, the battery, charging speed, and rear cameras don’t seem like an upgrade over the X3 GT.

Other Poco X4 GT features include a 16MP selfie camera, 270Hz touch sampling rate, MIUI 13 for Poco atop Android 12, a 3.5mm port, and Bluetooth 5.3. The latter two features, in particular, are missing from the Poco F4.

Poco F4, X4 GT pricing and availability

The Xiaomi-affiliated brand confirmed that the Poco F4 and X4 GT will be available in Western Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and several other markets.

Expect to pay a starting price of €399 (~$419) for the 6GB/128GB Poco F4, while the 8GB/256GB model will set you back €449 (~$472). Poco says the phone is also available at an early bird price of €349 (~$367) and €399 (~$419) respectively.

Meanwhile, the Poco X4 GT starts at €379 (~$398) for the 8GB/128GB variant, with the 8GB/256GB model setting you back €429 (~$451). Fortunately, Poco is offering early bird pricing of €299 (~$314) and €349 (~$367) respectively.