Xiaomi announced the Poco F4 alongside the X4 GT, and just as leaks predicted, it is the global variant of a Redmi phone – Redmi K40S. We’ve received the Poco F4’s simplest paint job with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and we’re now starting the review process.
The retail packaging comes with a screen protector that you have to apply yourself and a transparent protective cover. A 67W charger is also included, which promises to fill the 4,500mAh battery in less than 40 minutes – we’ll be sure to find out when we’re done with our testing.
The Snapdragon 870 chipset is over a year old, and while we expect many to be unhappy, there’s no upgrade over what the Poco F3 has. Yet another victim of the supply chain problems, we presume.
The screen is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display – Xiaomi decided to play it safe as it is one of the most popular panels. We can see it on no less than 40 devices across all the sub-brands launched in the last twelve months, but most importantly, it’s the same on the Poco F3. Even the selfie camera in the punch hole is seemingly unchanged with its 20MP sensor.
For some reason, Xiaomi has decided to replace the 5MP macro sensor on the back with a 2MP one, but on the top, the main camera now comes with a 64MP sensor and OIS. The ultra-wide camera is another thing that has been carried over from the predecessor.
The software has also been improved. The Poco F4 comes with MIUI 13 on top of Android 12 and Xiaomi promised three major OS updates, making this device a solid choice for the future.
The Poco F4 is an update of the Poco F3, and if it keeps the solid performance and excellent battery life, it might be a smartphone worth recommending. We’ll be sure to know when the review is complete, so stay tuned!