The successor to the most famous and best-selling mobile of POCO, Xiaomi’s sub-brand, is already here. The POCO F4 arrives to take a step forward in what the most specific users are looking for and offer a Qualcomm processor in a family that is gradually growing. It is presented as the bestseller, with a table of specifications of the most complete if we take into account its price. Now, will the Snapdragon 870 processor work for them again? We tell you all its data here.
Poco F4 Datasheet
|Screen||6.67-inch AMOLED with Full HD + resolution, 120 Hz frequency, and 360 Hz touch response|
|Main Camera||– 64-megapixel main sensor with f/1.79 focal aperture and OIS|
– Secondary sensor with 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and f/2.2 focal aperture
– Tertiary sensor with a 2-megapixel macro lens and f/2.4 focal aperture
|Front camera||20-megapixel main sensor and focal aperture f / 2.45|
|Internal memory||128 and 256 GB under the UFS 3.1 standard|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
GPU Adreno 650
6 and 8 GB of RAM
|Battery||4,500 mAh with 67 W fast charge|
|Operating system||Android 12 with the Poco launcher|
|connections||5G SA and NSA, 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi and WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual GPS, USB type C, NFC for mobile payments…|
|Design||Metal and glass finish. Colors: black, gray, and green|
|Dimensions||163.2 x 75.95 x 7.7 millimeters and 195 grams|
|Featured Features||The fingerprint sensor on one side, facial unlocking through software, stereo sound with Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos certification, infrared port, liquid cooling…|
|Release date||Starting June 27 on the POCO website|
|Price||6GB+128GB: Early Bird price of €350. From July 1, the price is €400.|
8GB+256GB: Early Bird price of €400. From July 1, the price is €450.
Design Evolved Toward Premium
Although the POCO F family has that high-end touch, the POCO F3 lines could be improved. And this is demonstrated by the POCO F4 with a thinner finish. In elegance and thinness. They have achieved a thickness of 7.7 millimeters in an updated mobile with flat edges and a glossy finish. It is not mobile with particularly clean housing or that stands out. But at least it changes the camera module system and has a fairly colorful radial finish. By the way, it comes in black, green and gray.
Its weight is quite balanced. It weighs 195 grams, and a 6.67-inch panel is not bad at all. It does not slip in the hand, its flat sides do not detract from ergonomics, and manages to look like an elegant mobile. It seems that POCO has found a formula for those looking for simpler lines in a balanced phone.
What Does Not Evolve: Snapdragon 870 Processor
There are no complaints about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. It is an efficient brain in its tasks that has been demonstrated since last year that it can move almost everything easily in this mid-range. The only problem is that we are not used to a newer, better mobile repeating this component. It seems that the scarcity of chips and the availability of a solvent processor like this Snapdragon 870 have been key to reappear here as already happened in the POCO F3.
It is a processor with built-in 7 nanometers and capable of moving agile memories both RAM of type LPPDR5 and ROM in UFS 3.1 format. So there are not too many complaints about its solvency. It is also accompanied by a LiquidCool Technology 2.0 cooling system with graphene and a vapor chamber so that gamers do not suffer during their most intensive uses. No complaints, but no news or improvements either.
What Does Change: The Cameras
The section that improves is that of the cameras. And it does so with two substantial changes. On the one hand, the main sensor, which is now 64 megapixels captures more detail. On the other hand, is the issue of having optical image stabilization. A technology that allows correcting handshake and movement mechanically to save photos and, above all, video recording. With which more definition and less shake are achieved. Something that was quite criticized in the POCO F3.
It is accompanied by a secondary camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel sensor. And a third 2-megapixel camera with a macro lens. With which to capture wider scenes and also close details.
Also, Improved Battery Charge
Another key point on which the POCO F4 is supported is the battery. And is that its 4,500 mAh is well managed to offer good autonomy. Despite the generous screen that it carries. However, the best thing is that, if we run out of charge, POCO now includes fast charging of 67W of power. This means being able to charge the device to 100% of its capacity in just 38 minutes. Something that helps us to recharge hours of autonomy with just a few minutes of charging. And that can change the paradigm of users when it comes to charging the phone all night while they sleep. Although POCO maintains the battery protection mode in case it does.
Of course, Xiaomi ensures that in the POCO, and unless a regulation forces them, they will continue to include chargers adapted to enjoy this fast-charging power.
Large 120Hz AMOLED Screen
The panel also does not present too many novelties in this POCO F4. At least in terms of technology and size. We came across a 6.67-inch diagonal AMOLED con panel capable of displaying images at a maximum FullHD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080. This means having a 20:9 landscape format. And it is agile since it has up to a 120Hz refresh rate to display images.
What is interesting are all the different technologies and compatibilities it offers. Thus, we find support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, with which to enjoy the contents as they were created. According to its datasheet, it achieves a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits and good contrast. It is also agile to the touch thanks to its 360Hz touch sampling rate. Another nod to gamers.
Pricing and Availability of the Poco F4
The POCO F4 goes on sale starting next June 27. It does so in two formats:
- 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage for €400
- 8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage for €450
In addition, as always, Xiaomi launches them with an interesting launch discount for a limited time. It calls Early Bird. Both models will be discounted by €50 between June 27 and July 1.