The Poco X4 GT smartphone debuted earlier today and it’s 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 – Dimensity 8100 chipset and a 144Hz screen being its highlights. It enters the hyper-competitive sub-€400 price segment, though so it will need to really impress with its performance to stand a chance of making a serios impact.
Our unit is in an understated Gray color. The sides are flat, which is a great feature, but the screen and back panel are 2.5D curved, making the handset feel weirdly chunky in the palm. The screen itself is a 6.6” LCD that can work in three different refresh modes – 60Hz, 90Hz, and 144Hz – there’s no 120 Hz option.
We will dig deeper during our lengthy review to find out more about the behavior of each mode in different apps. The panel has a single punch hole for a pretty standard 16MP camera.
We will also take our time to determine how the Dimensity 8100 performs – it’s among the few phones to carry this chip, and certainly the one with widest availability among them.
The back has two big lenses, aligned vertically, for the 64MP main and 8MP ultra-wide-angle cameras, while the 2MP macro cam is tossed to the side.
We do love the fact there is a 3.5 mm audio jack on top even if there are no earphones in the retail box; just the 67W charger and a USB cable.
We do have Poco Launcher 2.0 running and the 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 nice.
The Poco X4 GT is facing tough comptition, but we have high hopes. Stay around for our full review where we’ll have the final verdict!