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Does this Xiaomi Poco F4 really a huge upgrade from the last-gen Xiaomi Poco F3? So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.
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Xiaomi Poco F4:
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Refresh rate||120 Hz|
|HDR support||Yes, HDR10+|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Display features||– DCI-P3
– Always-On Display
Xiaomi Poco F4 has an amazing 6.7 inches AMOLED, 120Hz display, HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 1313 nits. It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 395. This display is faster and accurate with 120Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 120Hz refresh rate and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Xiaomi Poco F4 is using the AMOLED panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Screen to body ratio is 86.6% this will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be amazing.
DESIGN & BUILD:
|Height||163.2 mm (6.43 inches)|
|Width||75.95 mm (2.99 inches)|
|Thickness||7.7 mm (0.3 inches)|
|Weight||195 gramm (6.88 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Silver, Green|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes, in home button|
Xiaomi Poco F4 has the nice camera bump on the back. Which makes it look futuristic and strong. The rear is made of Glass and frame is made of plastic, which makes it a little lighter than other Flagship smartphones. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistant in this Xiaomi Poco F4. The phone is protected by an plastic frame that’s why it makes it a little lighter by 200 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump takes up so less space for the camera itself. I mean we are talking about a nice looking camera bump of this phone. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the in-home button and has some amazing speeds because of new big optical sensor in home button.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
|Max. clock||3200 MHz|
|CPU cores||8 (1 + 3 + 4)|
|Architecture||– 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
– 3 cores at 2.42 GHz: Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
– 1 core at 3.2 GHz: Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
|L3 cache||4 MB|
|Lithography process||7 nanometers|
|GPU clock||675 MHz|
Xiaomi Poco F4 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Which scores great on Antutu 9 benchmarks. It also makes the phone experience much smoother with the 144Hz display. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level. The Adreno 650 is one of the powerful GPUs in a Flagship phone, which makes the Xiaomi Poco F4 more powerful than other Flagship smartphones. I already published complete article on this chipset you can check that out here Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. The processor is based on 7nm which will help in heat management and power consumption.
MEMORY AND STORAGE:
|RAM size||6, 8, 12 GB|
|Storage size||128, 256 GB|
|Storage type||UFS 3.1|
Xiaomi Poco F4 is launching with 3 variant of ram and 2 variants of storage which are 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB Storage 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage 12GB RAM. And with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDR5 with a memory frequency of 2750MHz. Xiaomi Poco F4 has the fastest UFS 3.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is no SD card support which is no issue because you can get a 256GB model.
Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 have good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single core scores is 1049. Which is quite impressive when it comes to single core performance also the multi core which is 3416. Which is a lot faster than the newly lunched Samsung Exynos 1280. You can check that out.
Antutu 9 Benchmarks
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 shows best AnTuTu 9 scores. We can see the big jump in the GPU and CPU performance. The total performance of the GPU are 240595, which are slower than the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus. The CPU also shows one the best scores. It is 192713 which are slower than the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus. The memory scores also shows a significant boost scoring 112810. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 memory is slower than HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus. The Ux is also showing one of the best performance. It is 146425, which are slower than HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 total scores are above 697799.
|Operating system||Android 12|
The Xiaomi Poco F4 is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than the Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new MIUI 13 fix old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. XIAOMI is known for its good software optimization with their new custom ROM.
|Charge power||67 W|
|Fast charging||Yes (50% in 15 min)|
|Full charging time||0:39 hr|
Xiaomi Poco F4 comes with faster 67 watts of the charger. Which can fully charge the Xiaomi Poco F4 in 30 minutes which is fast. There is no wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so good that on 10 minutes of charge this Xiaomi Poco F4 can last up to 6 hours thanks to that massive 4500MAh battery. Xiaomi Poco F4 is a full-day phone I mean this phone can last all day long.
|8K video recording||No|
|4K video recording||Up to 60FPS|
|1080p video recording||Up to 60FPS|
|Angle of widest lens||119°|
Now let’s talk about the Camera. The Xiaomi Poco F4. comes with a triple Camera setup. The main Camera is 64 megapixel F/1.8. There is no telephoto lens. There is an ultra-wide lens of 8 megapixels as well. This is a pretty amazing Camera setup that means the photos will contain more details. There is only 4K at 30 FPS. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization. The Xiaomi Poco F4 also supported the slow-motion 720p at 960 FPS. This is the same sensor that was used in the last gen Xiaomi Poco F3. Which was the best mid-range camera smartphone. This sensor is sharp and big. That collect more light at night thus making it the best camera sensor. This sensor was also used in the Samsung Galaxy A53. The angel view of the ultra-wide of this smartphone is 120 degree. Which is not wide enough but can take good shots.
|Wide (main) lens||– 64 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1/1.7″, Sony IMX686 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
– Optical stabilization
|Ultra-wide lens||– 8 MP
– Aperture: f/2.2
– Pixel size: 1.12 micron
– Sensor: 1/4.0″, Omnivision OV8856
|Macro lens||– 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Phase autofocus
|Camera features||– Bokeh mode
– Pro mode
The main sensor is 64MP. Which is IMX 686. IMX 686 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in midrange category also, and also in Flagships like the Xaomi 11T, Xaomi 12 pro, Xaiomi 10T. The main camera saves 12 megapixel images by default. These are all right with enough detail for this class and true to life colors the dynamic range is good. However these photos are not ideal with visible noise and over sharpening and some corner softness. The Xiaomi Poco F4 doesn’t have a depth sensor like the 4g model does, but that’s no problem portraits are excellent with detailed and sharp subjects and good separation. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture F/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in night time because, it’s combine with the wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining the good dynamic range at harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good dept of field. At night the main cam takes good low-light photos. There is enough detail realistic-looking exposure and well-preserved colors. The noise is handled well too night mode photos are sharper with more resolved detail and, you get a wider dynamic range with restored highlights, and develop shadows while the exposure is slightly brighter. The Xiaomi Poco F4 doesn’t turn night and day but can take best night shots. It is 64MP sensor so, combining that with the great software can result the best in the smartphone photography. The auto focus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright and powerful.
There is also an ultra-wide lens of 8 Mp. Which is Sony IMX 355. This sensor can be also seen in many devices like Redmi note 10 pro, redmi note 11 pro, poco x3 , Poco F3 etc. This is also great sensor considering its capabilities. The 8 megapixel ultra-wide photos are ok for this price range. But nothing great you get enough contrast and wide dynamic range but they come out soft with a low level of detail and the colors are a bit off. In harsh lighting conditions this camera sensor suffers a lot because of its aperture which is only f/2.2. This sensor cannot take enough light to take good shots at night. The 8 megapixel ultra-wide photos taken at night time are not really usable. They’re incredibly dark and noisy. Unlike the regular Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro on the Xiaomi Poco F4 model there’s no night mode for the ultra-wide cam you can force HDR on get a better result, and you will end up with less noise. In video this camera sensor have a lot of noise. Which is very annoying. You can’t use this ultra-wide camera at night time because it will contain so much grain and noise in the videos and pictures. The sensor aperture is F/2.2 which cannot collect more light in night time thus can take average shots at night time with more noise.
There is also 2mp macro lens. Which is not used regularly. This camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, amazing sharpness. The main lens also have optical image stabilization. Which is not as good as the flagship phones but still can do a good job while taking photos or making videos.
|Image resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Pixel size||0.8 microns|
|Sensor type||Exmor-RS CMOS|
|Video resolution||1080p (Full HD) at 60 FPS|
When it comes to selfie cameras the Xiaomi Poco F4 has the single punch whole camera of 20MP which have the largest pixels. This single punch whole camera contain some awesome details when it comes to day time shots. In night time this camera sensor struggles a lot. And what makes me more concerned is about its aperture because its aperture, which is only F/2.45 which means the photos will look not accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will suffer a lot at night because the sensor is not that wide to capture more light thus leaving us in disappointed. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only.
|Wi-Fi standard||Wi-Fi 6|
|USB type||USB Type-C|
This Xiaomi Poco F4 is launching with the Wi-Fi 6 which is faster, more efficient and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 5. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.2. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.1. Xiaomi Poco F4 has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 67 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Xiaomi Poco F4 also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to the NFC support.
|Headphone audio jack||No|
The Xiaomi Poco F4 comes with stereo speakers. This Xiaomi Poco F4 has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack which is neither good nor bad.
|Colors||Black, Silver, Green|
The Xiaomi Poco F4 is going to lunch in three different colors. Black, Silver, and Green. XIAOMI is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Black color because it looks better than these two colors.
This smartphone is costing around $400 which is way more cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the iPhone 13 pro max.
If you are looking for a good Flagship phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Xiaomi Poco F4 is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.
So, this was my full review of this Xiaomi Poco F4.
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