Poco F4 review

27 June 2022


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Apologies - clearly the F3 and A52s are vastly better value for money, especially as the F3 is down to £200 in the UK, an almost joke price - at least £100 cheaper for minimal upgrades. That's huge

    Eric20, 27 Jun 2022Despite the presence of OIS, the photos from the main camer... moreAgreed 🤝

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      • Thrilok
      • D0a
      • 28 Jun 2022

      Does POCOF4 has 10bit display panel??

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        • gringo
        • fwF
        • 28 Jun 2022

        X4 GT is better.

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          • Zuzuz
          • mA{
          • 28 Jun 2022

          Pumpino, 27 Jun 2022The camera on the F3 was considered its main weakness. It&#... moreWhile beautiful to see, curved screens come with some problems: easy to break and hard to find a protection glass against the scratches.
          I try to find something good for mi 11 for sometime

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            • 28 Jun 2022

            [deleted post]They barely mention how this phone is basically last year's F3 for 150 dollars/euros more. Funny how xiaomi stopped selling the F3 on their website, otherwise they would have sold exactly zero F4's..

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              • Anonymous
              • nyC
              • 28 Jun 2022

              Nicer, 27 Jun 2022Poco f1 was the cheap phone with flagship chip. Niw this... moreMidrange?

              It's an 8 Series chip, and one of the last ones considered to be made well. The SD870 is one of the last Snapdragon chips that doesn't throttle as soon as you throw the tiniest task at it, and the performance is still pretty much top tier, you won't notice the difference unless you're nitpicking, as the 8 Gen 1 or whatever would throttle down to 870 or below speeds anyway because of how poorly they thought out the thermals of that chip.

                The camera on the F3 was considered its main weakness. It's great to see that improved on the F4. The OmniVision sensor with OIS seems to be superior to the IMX 582 in the F3.

                However, what I find a major turn-off is the flat design. Curved backs are so much nicer to hold. I briefly had the Xiaomi 11 Lite, and its flat design (and disappointing camera, despite GSMA praising it) meant I didn't enjoy using it.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • Lkg
                  • 27 Jun 2022

                  [deleted post]Because nfc is not that popular among their phones

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                    • Anonymous
                    • vGG
                    • 27 Jun 2022

                    Anonymous, 27 Jun 202286 celsius CPU temperature? This is beyond obscene. Can ... moreNow that's what I call too hot to handle

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                      • vGG
                      • 27 Jun 2022

                      "The first time it kept the test running, but it killed everything else that's not of utmost importance. The second time it killed the CPU test, too"


                      And the third time it became so hot it went to flames and almost killed the reviewer, too. Jokes aside, that temperature is way too hot for safe operation. Maybe that's why many POCO phones have fried motherboard problems

                        From review "But the F3 wasn't popular because of cutting-edge hardware; it didn't even come with the latest chipset. It had the most thoughtful pick of features and components"

                        The F3 absolutely did not have "the most thoughtful pick of features". It didn't have a headphone jack or micro SD. No phone that removes those to "thoughtful features" can be considered as having "the most thoughtful features"

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                          • dZu
                          • 27 Jun 2022

                          The Poco F3 has better macro camera and louder speakers as well as better battery life.
                          Even though the Poco F4 has better primary camera I expected a 12MP ultrawide camera which doubles as a macro only then would this phone be an amazing upgrade to the Poco F3.

                            Despite the presence of OIS, the photos from the main camera look terrible. Not sure whether this is due to post processing or limitations of the sensor.

                            My 4 year old LG G6 takes better pictures. 😒

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                              • Anonymous
                              • 0wC
                              • 27 Jun 2022

                              Not for this price! there is no match price- quality at all!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                • 7%h
                                • 27 Jun 2022

                                Poco f1 was the cheap phone with flagship chip.

                                Niw this is poco f4 with midrange chip and competes with midrange phones.

                                Xiaomi should discontinue this poco line , it lost its purpose.

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • Lkg
                                  • 27 Jun 2022

                                  86 celsius CPU temperature? This is beyond obscene.
                                  Can easily damage other components.

                                  Not even using 810 I have dealt with temperature over 65.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • Lkg
                                    • 27 Jun 2022

                                    Most stable is 865, not its 2 overclocked versions.
                                    Both have worse performance/watt.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • iAE
                                      • 27 Jun 2022

                                      Terrible battery life, no buy thanks

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                                        • ajZ
                                        • 27 Jun 2022

                                        Imagine how good should have been a sensor with 16mp at this size!
                                        An uw with specs as the front facing camera.