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Poco F4 GT gets trounced by the older and cheaper Poco F3 in a gaming test

The Poco F4 GT fails as a gaming phones. (Source: Poco)
The Poco F4 GT fails as a gaming phones. (Source: Poco)
As shown by our tests, the Poco F4 GT makes for a lackluster gaming device. This has been corroborated by a third-party gaming test that pits the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered phone against last year's Snapdragon 870-powered Poco F3. The results are unexpected.

Xiaomi released the Poco F4 GT globally back in April as a rebadged version of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. While one would expect the Poco F4 GT to deliver solid if not stellar gaming performance, the phone has thoroughly disappointed in most gaming tests and has now put out yet another poor showing in a comparison with the Poco F3.

Carried out by Golden Reviewer, this gaming test pits the Poco F4 GT against last year's Poco F3. The results are unexpected. The Poco F3 handily beats the newer phone in pure performance when running Genshin Impact. The newer phone starts out at about 57 FPS and throttles down as low as 6 FPS at certain points, with an overall average of 38.5 FPS. The Poco F3, on the other hand, starts at 59 FPS and while it does occasionally throttle below the Poco F4 GT, it holds frames a lot better with an overall average of 46.5 FPS. That translates into an easy 20% advantage for the older device.

Admittedly, the Poco F4 GT has a slight advantage in power consumption, with an average consumption of 5.98 W versus the Poco F3's 6.38 W. It's cooler as well, at 43.6 °C, while the Poco F3 sits at 45.6 °C. That's excusable, of course, as the Poco F4 GT simply features better cooling technology. That said, though, the Poco F3 wins this tie as it performs better while consuming just a tad more power. The price differential makes it an even bigger win—the Poco F3 can be had for €305 these, while the Poco F4 GT costs over €500.

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Ricci Rox, 2022-07- 4 (Update: 2022-07- 4)