Today Xiaomi launched its new Poco Series Poco F3 GT smartphone. It will be available for sale on Flipkart at ₹25,999. The specs of this smartphone are pretty good on paper.

Let’s talk about the phone

On the backside of the box, there are some main specs of this phone like Dimensity 1200 Processor, Smart AMOLED FHD+ Display, Dual Stereo Speakers powered by Dolby Atmos and 67W Fast Charger. The design of the phone looks like the Xiaomi Shark Phone.

What is inside the Box?

Inside the box first, we get some paperwork and Dongle for 3.5mm Audio jack to Type C, a Transparent Case. After that, we get the smartphone itself. This phone comes in 2 colour variants, Predator Black and Gunmetal Silver. We get the Yellow USB Type C cable which supports a 67W charge. The cable is actually a 6 amp cable, you have to use this cable for charging. And finally, the 67W massive brick of Power Adaptor type A to type C.

Body

Poco F3 GT comes with Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back sides. The back glass is not a finger magnet like other smartphones. On top, we have an IR blaster like other POCO phones, a noise-cancelling microphone and 1 dedicated vent stereo speaker. On the right side, we got 2 trigger holders specially made for gamers. On right mid, we have a power button and it is also a Fingerprint sensor. On the bottom, we have 2nd stereo speaker like on the top side speaker, type C port, secondary microphone and SIM tray. On the left side, we have 3rd microphone. So the call quality should be really good.

Display

Poco F3 GT comes with 6.67 inches of an AMOLED screen. Xiaomi calls it a smart AMOLED screen. The quality of the screen is pretty good. The colours are very good and vibrant. It also has an always-on display, but you have to enable it in the settings. Xiaomi puts an extra feature on the screen that is called Anti-Flicker mode. It helps in your gaming and also for a smooth AMOLED screen experience. The screen supports a 120Hz refresh rate, which is good for gaming.

Performance & OS

Performance on this phone is pretty good. It comes with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Chipset which is a very good processor for daily usage and gaming also. This phone comes with the latest Android v11 and Custom MIUI. There is not much bloatware on this phone which is good. Because we see a lot of extra apps on Xiaomi phones.

Network

This phone supports dual nano-SIM. Poco claims, this is a 5G smartphone but it only supports two 5G bands, which means it is not fully a 5G phone.

Storage & Memory

Poco F3 GT comes with two storage variants 6GB RAM + 128Gb Storage and 8GB RAM + 256Gb Storage. RAM Type is LPDDR4X and the storage type is UFS 3.1 which is fast.

Camera

This phone comes with a Triple camera setup. 64 MP Wide-Angle Primary Camera, 8 MP Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, 2 MP Macro Camera. The flash design is beautiful, it is like an electric icon (The Flash logo). The rear camera design is also good and it can video record 4K. The front-facing camera is a single 16 MP which can record 1080p video.

Battery

This phone has a 5065mAh battery, which can give you 1.5 days of normal usage of the phone. With 67W Quick Charging, you can charge it 100 % in 42 minutes.

Final Thoughts

This phone has solid specs and the Build Quality is also pretty good. At ₹25,999 this is a solid deal, but I have one issue with the marketing strategy which a lot of companies use these days. The phone supports 5G but only 2 Bands, which is not a 5G phone cuz 2 bands of the network means we get to a network issue. If you are trying to buy this as a 5G phone, please check other options like Realme Narzo 30 5G and much more. Other than that the build quality and the specs are very good on this phone. You can buy this as a solid mid-range phone and you will get more out of it.

Specifications

Launch

Launch DateJuly 24, 2021

Key Specs

RAM6 GB, 8GB LPDDR4X
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 1200 MT6893
Rear Camera64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery5065 mAh
Display6.67 inches AMOLED

Performance

ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 1200 MT6893
CPUOcta-core (3 GHz, Single core, Cortex A78 + 2.6 GHz, Tri core, Cortex A78 + 2 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A55)
Architecture64 bit
Fabrication6 nm
GraphicsMali-G77 MC9
RAM 6 GB, 8GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X

Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Camera SetupTriple
Resolution64 MP f/1.65, Wide Angle Primary Camera(1.4µm pixel size)
8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
AutofocusYes
FlashYes, Dual LED Flash
Image Resolution9000 x 7000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 60 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Camera SetupSingle
Resolution16 MP, Wide Angle Primary Camera
FlashYes, Screen flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps


Display

Display TypeAMOLED
Screen Size6.67 inches (16.94 cm)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio20:9
Pixel Density395 PPI
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)86.27 %
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5,
Bezel-less displayYes with punch-hole display
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
HDR 10 / HDR+ supportYes, HDR 10+
Refresh Rate120 Hz

Design

Height161.9 mm
Width76.9 mm
Thickness8.3 mm
Weight205 grams
ColoursGunmetal Silver, Predator Black
WaterproofYes, Splash proof, IP53
RuggednessDustproof

Battery

Capacity5065 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
RemovableNo
Quick ChargingYes, Fast, 67W: 100 % in 42 minutes
USB Type-CYes

Storage

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Storage TypeUFS 3.1
USB OTGYes

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support5G supported by device (network not rolled-out in India), 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTEYes
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SIM 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SAR ValueHead: 0.815 W/kg, Body: 0.485 W/kg
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v5.1
GPSYes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFCYes
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia

LoudspeakerYes
Audio JackUSB Type-C
Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos

Sensors

Fingerprint SensorYes
Fingerprint Sensor PositionSide
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Other

Colour Predator Black and Gunmetal Silver

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