Poco X4 GT for review
The Poco X4 GT smartphone debuted earlier today and it is now joining our review queue. But first, we wanted to share our first impressions of the handset.
This device is identical to the Redmi Note 11T Pro in China – the Dimensity 8100 chipset and a 144Hz display being its highlights. It falls into the hyper-competitive sub-€400 price segment, but so it will have to really impress with its performance to have any chance of making a serious impact.
Our unit is in an understated gray color. The sides are flat, which is a nice feature, but the screen and rear panel are 2.5D curved, giving the handset an oddly chunky feel in the palm. The screen itself is a 6.6-inch LCD which can operate in three different refresh modes – 60Hz, 90Hz and 144Hz – there’s no 120Hz option.
We’ll dig deeper during our lengthy review to learn more about how each mode behaves in different apps. The panel has a single punch hole for a fairly standard 16MP camera.
We’ll also take our time to determine the performance of the Dimensity 8100 – it’s one of the few phones to carry this chip, and certainly the one with the highest availability among them.
The back has two large lenses, aligned vertically, for the 64MP main and 8MP ultra-wide-angle cameras, while the 2MP macro camera is thrown to the side.
We like that there’s a 3.5mm audio jack on the top even though there are no headphones in the retail box; just the 67W charger and a USB cable.
We have Poco Launcher 2.0 running and Community and Store apps pre-installed, but the About page says MIUI 13. And it’s based on Android 12 out of the box, which is good.
The Poco X4 GT faces stiff competition, but we have high hopes. Stick around for our full review where we’ll have the final verdict!