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Should you buy an all-around mid-range phone?

I’ve been using my Poco F4 as my daily driver for over a month now. This is the successor to the incredibly powerful and versatile smartphone Poco F3, which was introduced in 2021 but not in India. The Poco F4 has arrived. Expectations are high. Given its starting price of Rs 27,999, it definitely has the potential to compete with its competitors in this price range. In our Poco F4 review, we’ll discuss all our experiences and what we think Poco could have done to improve.

Poco F4 review: design and display

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The design of the Poco F4 is similar to the Redmi Note 11 Pro and some current Vivo phones. The plastic frame, boxy form and glass panel are all equal. The grip is also pretty good thanks to the build, and it feels very comfortable in your hand. It has square edges and a flat form factor. The phone looks lightweight and compact, and unlike other Poco phones, it doesn’t have a very large camera module. The minimalist design is very attractive.

Poco F4 review: design and display

The Poco F4 doesn’t have a headphone jack, but the business ships with a 3.5 headphone dongle. In addition to the volume rocker, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor is integrated inside the power button. Fingerprint sensor works fine. But given its cost, I wish it had an in-display sensor. We also found that the vibration intensity was somewhat lacking.

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Poco F4 review: Should you buy an all-rounder mid-range phone?

The Poco F4 5G’s 6.67-inch Full HD+ E4 AMOLED screen stands out thanks to its 1,080 x 2,400 pixel resolution. The screen refresh rate is 120Hz and the touch sampling rate is 360Hz to reduce response lag. 1,300 nit maximum screen brightness, 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio. DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+ for Amazon Prime Video, Dolby Vision support for Netflix and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection are also included in the panel.

Poco F4 review: Should you buy an all-rounder mid-range phone?

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Besides the design, the Poco F4’s display is another feature we particularly enjoyed. Contrast is great, colors are vibrant, and touch sensitivity is excellent. Even outdoors in direct sunlight, I haven’t had any issues with brightness. The auto-brightness sensor does a great job, but the display also packs a lot of features.

Poco F4 review: design and display

As already mentioned, the E4 panel is supported by MEMC. (For those of you who don’t know, MEMC is a feature that artificially increases the overall number of frames in a scene to make the content you’re looking at look smoother. by artificially adding frames to the .)

I had a great time listening to music with this phone. It sounded great thanks to its dual her speakers. Watching content on this screen is very comfortable as it is loud, the audio is clear and there is no distortion even at maximum volume.

Poco F4 review: performance and camera

Here’s the performance on the Poco F4, which was pretty compelling. Powered by the Poco F4 5G’s Snapdragon 870 SoC and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This device offers UFS 3.1 storage with a maximum capacity of 256GB. This is the same chipset used in the Poco F3 which failed to enter the Indian market.

The reliable Snapdragon 870 chipset delivers blazing performance in mid-range smartphones.

Pros and Cons of the Poco F4

Almost any difficult task can be handled by the Poco F4 without any problem. Call of Duty runs fine on medium-high settings, and even graphically demanding games are fine. The phone does get warm, but it comes with a new steam chamber that does a pretty good job here, so that’s not too much of an issue.

The Poco F4’s operating system is Android 12, with MIUI 13 on top. The UI stutters occasionally during use, but there are no downsides.

Poco F4 review

The smartphone has three rear cameras. First, it has a 64MP main sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and an f/1.8 aperture. The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It also has a 20-megapixel front camera sensor with an f/2.4 lens for selfies and video calls.

Poco F4 review

OIS allows the 64-megapixel primary sensor to produce razor-sharp photos. With proper lighting, this phone can produce great quality images. If you prefer images with good contrast, the Poco F4’s output will satisfy you.

Poco F4 review

A portrait taken with a mobile phone is worth posting on Instagram. Despite this, the person appears slightly smoothed out in some shots. All in all, it usually shows great pictures.

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Indoors, on the other hand, both regular and portrait photos look a little softer.

OIS definitely helped with night photography. I found that the photo had enough detail and balanced exposure without Night Mode enabled.

Pros and Cons of the Poco F4

I’m not particularly happy with the ultra-wide-angle images, though. General color reproduction and detail levels were mostly okay, with some distortion at the corners.

Given its price and bracket, the selfies could have been better. In our opinion they look a bit drab and overly slick. hoping.

The Poco F4 does not disappoint when it comes to videography.The primary lens can capture video up to [email protected] frames/sec. Despite the fact that the video is of decent quality, it’s not particularly stable. Here the results are much better.

In terms of battery life, I found it to be pretty decent, giving me just over five hours of screen time, which is more than usual for a phone with a 5,400mah battery. The included 67W fast charger can charge your phone in about 50 minutes. This is great because some of our competitors omit chargers and you have to buy them separately instead of Poco.

verdict

There are some software glitches here and there, but they will be fixed in future updates. Additionally, the smartphone offers a very nice display and multimedia experience, along with good enough overall photo and gaming performance. After weighing the Poco F4’s pros and cons, we’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a mid-range phone that’s very good for gaming and everyday needs.

Poco F4 Pro

  • good camera
  • great display
  • handle Graphically demanding games
  • No heating issues found

Cons of the Poco F4

  • some software glitches
  • dull selfie

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