POCO today launched the F4 5G, the company’s latest F series phone, in India and global markets. This comes after the launch of last year’s F3 GT. The company did not launch the POCO F3 in the country. This has several highlights including an AMOLED screen, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Snapdragon 870, 64MP rear camera with OIS, and support for 67W fast charging. Here we have the first impressions of the phone.
- POCO F4 5G 12GB + 256GB in Nebula Green colour
- 67W fast charger
- USB Type-C Cable
- SIM Ejector tool
- Clear protective case
- Screen protector (Pre-installed)
- USB Type-C to 3.5mm converter
- User guide
The phone has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay that can switch between 30Hz, 60Hz and 120Hz. It has HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. It has up to 1300 nits brightness, so the sunlight legibility is good even in bright outdoors. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has 360Hz touch sampling rate offering a smooth gaming performance.
The tiny 2.67mm punch-hole houses a 20MP camera. On the top edge there is a loudspeaker grill that also doubles up as a speaker. Since the phone has an always-on display, it doesn’t have a notification LED. Powered by Snapdragon 870 8nm SoC with support for liquid cooling that has vapor chamber area as high as 3112mm², the phone has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. It runs Android 12 with MIUI 13 out of the box. The phone offers a smooth user experience and doesn’t have any lags.
Coming to the button placements, the volume rockers and the power button that integrates the fingerprint sensor are present on the right side of the phone. There are also some gesture features in the power button that lets you double tap to perform actions or take a screenshot. The dual SIM slot, loudspeaker grill, primary microphone and USB Type-C port are present on the bottom. It doesn’t have a microSD expansion slot. On the top there is a vent for speaker, secondary microphone and an infrared sensor.
Since the phone has a plastic frame, you don’t see any antenna cutouts. The flat frame offers a good grip to hold and doesn’t attract fingerprints.
The POCO F4 5G features the 64MP rear camera with Omnivision OV64B sensor with OIS. There is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and 2-megapixel macro camera. It supports up to 4K 60fps video recording.
Check out some camera samples.
The phones feature a flat-edge design and a glass back. The phone also has IP53 ratings for dust and water resistance. The phone packs a 4500mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging that can charge up to 100% in 38 minutes. It weighs 195 grams.
The POCO F4 5G comes is priced at Rs. 27,999 for the 6GB + 128GB, Rs. 29,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model and the 12GB + 256GB model costs Rs. 33,999. With the instant discount and bank offer, the phone will be available starting at Rs. 23,999. It will be available from Flipkart starting from June 27th. POCO also offers 2 years of warranty for the phone. The pricing is competitive for the features. Complete review of the phone is coming soon.