Poco F4 5G has been launched in India. The phone is the successor to the Poco F3, which is sold as Mi 11X in the country. The F4 shares its main hardware—which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870—with the F3. The screen also remains largely unchanged. However, from the design to the cameras to the fast charging, everything else is brand new. Poco F4 5G price in India starts from Rs.27,999. At its price, the F4 will compete with the iQOO Neo 6 (Review) and the soon-to-be-launched OnePlus Nord 2T.
Here, we pit the three phones against each other and see how they stack up against each other:
design: Poco F4 5G has a glass back and plastic frame. This is a flat-edged phone from the get-go. Poco F4 5G has an official IP53 rating. It weighs quite a bit, at 195 grams, yet it’s thin enough to hold at 7.7mm. For biometrics, it has a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The iQOO Neo 6 and OnePlus Nord 2T are made of plastic and weigh 190 grams. The 2T is a bit thin at 8.2mm. None of them have any entry protection. The iQOO Neo 6 and OnePlus Nord 2T have in-display fingerprint scanners.
show: The Poco F4 5G features a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh support along with Dolby Vision playback support (in Netflix). Nord 2T flaunts a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and HDR10+ support. iQOO Neo 6 sports a 6.62-inch 1080p E4 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The Poco F4 and Nord 2T have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection.
Processor: Both Poco F4 and iQOO Neo 6 are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip. Nord 2T uses MediaTek Dimension 1300 chip.
RAM, Storage: iQOO Neo 6 is available in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB trims. Poco F4 comes in 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB trims. The OnePlus Nord 2T comes in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB trims.
software: Poco F4 runs Android 12-based MIUI 13. OnePlus Nord 2T runs Android 12-based OxygenOS 12.1. iQOO Neo 6 runs Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12. iQOO and OnePlus are promising two years of Android and three years of monthly security updates with the Neo 6 and Nord 2T.
Rear Camera Setup: The Poco F4 sports a triple camera setup at the back consisting of 64MP OIS main, 8MP ultrawide and another 2MP macro shooter. It can do up to 4K@60fps video. The iQOO Neo 6 also packs a triple rear camera setup consisting of 64MP OIS Main, 8MP Ultrawide and another 2MP Macro camera. You can also record video at 4K@60fps here. Nord 2T has three cameras on the rear. It has a 50MP main, 8MP ultra wide-angle and another 2MP mono lens shooter with OIS. It tops out at 4K@30fps.
front camera: Poco F4 has a 20MP front camera. Nord 2T has a 32MP front camera. iQOO Neo 6 packs a 16MP front camera.
Battery Capacity, Fast Charging: Poco F4 packs a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Nord 2T packs a 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging. iQOO Neo 6 packs a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
Prices: The Poco F4 5G is priced at Rs 27,999 for 6GB/128GB, Rs 29,999 for 8GB/128GB, and Rs 33,999 for 12GB/256GB. The Neo 6 starts at Rs 29,999 for the version with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. A variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will set you back Rs 33,999. OnePlus Nord 2T has been launched in India for Rs 28,999 for 8GB/128GB, while its 12GB/256GB model is said to come for Rs 31,999.