Xiaomi Poco F4 GT performs miserably in new gaming test
Xiaomi launched the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition earlier in the year as its first gaming-focused smartphone with the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. As with last year's model, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition made the trip over to the global market as the Poco F4 GT and has now performed quite terribly in a new gaming test.
In a video shared by Golden Reviewer on YouTube, the Poco F4 GT fails to live up to its expectations as a gaming device. While it starts off at the max frame rate of 60 FPS, the Poco F4 GT throttles across the period of the test, ending up at an underwhelming average frame rate of 47.5 FPS. Throttling begins just three minutes into the test, dropping down to 50 FPS. By the 10-minute mark, the Poco F4 GT only manages about 40 FPS.
Compared to other devices put through this same test, the Poco F4 GT is easily the worst performer. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered S22 Ultra averages 57.4 FPS, the Exynos 2200 model does a solid 56.7 FPS, and even the two-year-old Galaxy S20 Ultra with the much-maligned Exynos 990 manages 55.8 FPS. The Poco F4 GT's 47.5 FPS looks terrible in comparison. Those numbers reflect in efficiency as well, with the Poco F4 GT having the worst performance per watt figures of any tested Android device.
The Poco F4 GT's shambolic showing here is a bit of mystery. While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is widely known for sub-par sustained performance, the gaming-focused phone still manages to perform much worse than average devices with the flagship chipset. Xiaomi and Poco have questions to answer.