Earlier this year Xiaomi released their new Poco F4 GT high-performance gaming smartphone and it has been a hit in the market since the launch.
First launched in South Asia back in April 2022, the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G seems to be one of the top tier mid-range gaming phones from the brand.
Read on as we take you through the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G price and review in the Philippines.
Here’s what i’ll cover
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Price in the Philippines
- Highlights of the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Specifications
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Design the Philippines
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Display
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Performance
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Camera
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Battery
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Pros and Cons
- Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G – Where to Buy
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Price and Review in the Philippines
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Price in the Philippines
The Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G was launched earlier this year in April and has been a fan favorite for millions of users around the world. The price of the Poco F4 GT at launch was 26,499 PHP.
The device is available with an 8GB RAM and a 12GB RAM with a storage capacity of 128GB and 256GB.
Currently the base price is 23,499 PHP with prices going up all the way to 25,390 PHP and above. There has been a significant drop over the last couple of months, but the price has been stable for the last couple of weeks at the rates mentioned above.
Highlights of the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G
Super Fast Processor – The processor in the Poco F4 GT 5G is one of the latest and fastest processing chips from Qualcomm. I personally loved the speed and fluid response of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and it’s a fitting chipset to use in a smartphone designed for entertainment.
God of Fast Charging – One of the best highlights of the F4 GT 5G is that it’s equipped with 120W fast charging capabilities that can get the phone powered up from 0-100% in under 17 minutes. It comes with Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+.
Crystal Clear Display – Equipped with a large 6.67-inch AMOLED display, the Poco F4 GT 5G delivers crystal clear visuals that are bright and colorful. Gaming is a breeze on the F4 GT as the display supports 120Hz and is fluid when it comes to watching movies or playing high frame rate games like Call of Duty or PuBG.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Specifications
|Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 5G|
|Size||6.67-inch, 120Hz, 800 nits|
|Resolution||1080 * 2400p, 20:9 ratio|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm (6.40 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM(Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Colors||Black, Grey, Silver|
|Processor||Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G, Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510) Processor|
|RAM||8GB / 12GB|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB|
|Rear Cameras||Triple Camera: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP|
|Camera Features||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Front Camera||Single: 20 MP (Wide)|
|Camera Features||LED Flash, HDR, Panorama|
|Network||5G FR1: 450 MHz – 6 GHz , 5G FR2: 24.25 GHz – 52.6 GHzSpeed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v5.2 with A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes + dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC|
|USB||USB: microUSB v2.0 Type-C|
|Capacity||4700 mAh Li-Po|
|Charging Technology||Fast Charging 120W|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, color spectrum, Virtual proximity sensing|
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Design the Philippines
I found the Poco F4 GT 5G to be a regular run of the mill smartphone in terms of design as it looks quite like any other Poco or Xiaomi phone in the market.
It has rounded edges, a large camera housing unit and the aspects of the design that really stood out to me has to be the RGB lighting strip at the back and the tactile shoulder buttons that really enhanced our gaming experience.
Unlike other Poco smartphones we’ve reviewed, the Poco F4 GT 5G has a power button on the right side of the phone that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. The response time was pretty good and it was easy to lock and unlock the phone.
However, the only drawback with the Poco F4 GT 5G is that it’s heavy and slightly bulky than most others. But then again, it’s a gaming phone so we can’t expect the device to be paper thin and at the same time not have a built-in ventilation system to keep the phone cool especially while playing hardcore games
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Display
In terms of the display, the Poco F4 GT 5G uses a large 6.67-inch AMOLED screen that is capable of churning out upto 1 billion colors and even HDR10+.
So no matter what we threw at it, the Poco F4 GT 5G took it like a boss and delivered a wide spectrum of colors that were well detailed, bright and super smooth.
In my opinion, it’s an amazing display to have on a smartphone designed for entertainment. I did not notice any distortions or warps, nor were there any lags while watching high resolution content.
The only thing we did not like with the Poco F4 GT 5G’s display is the large ugly cutout pinhole camera at the top. Xiaomi could have given up on the front camera since it’s a gaming phone or could have opted for an under the display camera to provide more space on the screen.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Performance
The one reason why we fell in love with the Poco F4 GT 5G is for the flagship processor running under the hood. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor delivered effortless speed, the apps loaded quickly and the animations or toggling between two apps were super smooth.
Not a single game struggled on the Poco F4 GT 5G, but even though there’s a decent cooling system, the phone did get a bit warm after gaming for 30 minutes at a stretch.
Poco’s version of MIUI is quite lightweight and there were fewer ads and bloat apps preinstalled on the phone, so from the second we powered on the Poco F4 GT 5G, it delivered top notch performance without breaking a sweat.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Camera
Since the Poco F4 GT 5G is designed primarily for gamers, Xiaomi did not put in much thought while choosing the camera sensors.
Though the 64MP triple camera setup does a brilliant job in pulling in the right levels of color, brightness and can focus pretty well, it did not do a great job in the night and photos and videos ended up getting grainy.
It also comes with a 20MP wide-angle selfie camera which again did not blow our minds, but at least the end result of the selfies were not over processed.
Both cameras did shoot videos quite well with the rear camera capable of 4K at 30/60fps and the front camera maxing out at 1080p at 30/60fps which in my opinion is ideal enough for daily use and the occasional reels.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G the Philippines Battery
Despite being a relatively large 4700mAh battery, we were not able to do a lot on a single charge. It did last up to 2 days, but that’s only when the load running on the phone was at a bare minimum otherwise we had to have the device plugged back in to charge before the day was done.
However, the powerful 120W fast charging does help and while it was advertised that we can get from 0-100% in under 17 minutes, it actually took around 25-30 minutes to attain full charge.
This is still quite spectacular and is definitely something to look forward to if you’re considering buying the phone to play games.
Trust me when I say this, with the F4 GT 5G there’s no need to leave the phone on charge overnight and all we did was simply wait for around 10-15 minutes to have the phone charged before going to sleep.
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G Pros and Cons
- Exceptional display with bright and vibrant colors
- Shoulder trigger buttons are a great addition
- Fastest fast charging we’ve seen in a while
- Flagship-grade performance
- Battery could have been larger
- Shoulder trigger buttons are overly sensitive
- MIUI should have been phased out and stock Android would have been better
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G – Where to Buy
|Where to Buy – Xiaomi Poco F4 GT 5G in the Philippines||Price PHP|
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