There’s a lot of things this phone has for such a stupidly affordable price.
You know how we felt when the base POCO X4 was released? Felt like a disappointment, no? Thankfully, POCO recovered with this high-performance yet quite affordable POCO X4 GT. We’re actually excited to hear this one since its release in China as the Redmi Note 11T Pro. We discussed that in a separate article. As this is a POCO phone, we won’t be receiving the exclusive Astroboy version.
As the international variant of the Redmi Note 11T Pro, it comes with identical specs. Namely, the 6.6″ FHD+ (2460x1080px) IPS LCD screen with 144Hz variable refresh rate. If they made this AMOLED, it might be priced the same as the POCO F4 or slightly more expensive, thus cannibalizing sales.
POCO/Xiaomi is not being subtle on which phone they are clearly competing (hint, hint: Realme 9 Pro+ 5G). While the latter focuses on photographers, the POCO X4 GT is more like its long-distance gaming version, coming with a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 that’s a better version of the Dimensity 8000. This chipset is based on a 5nm TSMC process and comes four Cortex A-78 performance cores clocked at 2.85GHz as well as four Cortex A-55 efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz. In addition, it uses the ARM Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. This phone comes in two configurations: 8/128 and 8/256. Like the POCO F4, this comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage.
There are three cameras at the back. The primary camera is a 64mp Samsung ISOCELL GW1 shooter and is complemented by the not-so-cliche 8mp ultrawide and 2mp macro cameras. The front camera is a usual 16mp shooter centered at the screen.
In terms of battery, this phone has a larger 5080mAh battery in contrast to the POCO F4. It also comes with the same 67W fast charging tech, too. The Pro+ is available in China with a more powerful 120W fast charging. If they went with that, surely the POCO F4 would lose some customers.
It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, and LiquidCool 2.0 cooling system identical to that of the POCO F4 5G. It also comes with a slightly more advanced Bluetooth 5.3 technology and Wi-Fi 6.
In terms of audio, it has no headphone jack but it was fairly compensated by having stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, and Hi-Res audio for both wired and wireless earphones. It boots up with MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
In the Philippines, the phone comes in Black, Blue, and Silver with no unique identifiers. It starts at Php 18,990 and goes up to Php 19,990. If you buy it during the pre-order stage, you might get yourself a sweet discount, down to Php 15,990 and Php 17,990. That is if you aren’t busy between 30th June and 1st July, which would be the dates of when this phone would be available. It is available exclusively online, via Shopee
- 6.6in. FHD+ (2460x1080px) IPS LCD, 144Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sampling rate, IP53 splash resistance
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 7-stage DynamicSwitch refresh rate
- True Colour, True Display
- Dolby Vision, HDR10
- DC Dimming
- Mediatek Dimensity 8100 (5nm, TSMC)
- 64mp (main), f/1.89, Samsung ISOCELL GW1, 1.6µm
- 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.2, 120°
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16mp, f/2.45
- 5080mAh, 67W fast charging
- MIUI 13 based on Android 12
- USB-C, Stereo Speakers, NFC, IR Blaster
- Hi-Res Audio (wired and wireless), Dolby Atmos
- 5G services, Bluetooth 5.3, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6
- Black, Blue, Silver
- 8/128: Php 18,990 (Early Bird: 15,990)
- 8/256: Php 19,990 (Early Bird: Php 17,990)