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Xiaomi Poco X4 GT smartphone review - Affordable high-performance phone with 144 Hz display

Everyday champ. Xiaomi's Poco line-up is filled with affordable smartphones with good specs. One such phone is the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT, which is officially available for 380 Euro (around US$370) and offers an exciting combination of a high-end processor, a fast 144 Hz display and a large battery. Is this more than enough for everyday use? We put the phone through its paces in our review.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT

Xiaomi offers smartphones at different price ranges. The Mi series consists of expensive high-end phones, whilst more affordable models are offered under the Redmi brand. Then there is also the Poco line-up, which focuses even more on providing great specs at a budget price than Redmi phones. The Xiaomi Poco X4 GT is precisely one such example.

At its core, the 6.6-inch Poco X4 GT is powered by an eight-core MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor paired with 8 GB of RAM and features a fast 144 Hz IPS panel. Under the hood, you will also find up to 256 GB of storage, a triple-camera setup with resolutions of up to 64 MP, support for the latest wireless standards (e.g. Wi-Fi 6) and fast charging with a 67-watt adapter. Read on to find out whether the Poco X4 GT has what it takes to best the competition in terms of value for money.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Poco X Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 8100 8 x 2 - 2.9 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.60 inch 20.5:9, 2460 x 1080 pixel 407 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Gorilla Glass 5, FHD , 270 Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10, Dolby Vision, DC dimming, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 98.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, compass, colour spectrum sensor, electronic compass, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, IR blaster
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1/2/4/5/8), 4G (Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41), 5G (Band 1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/77/78), Head SAR 0.596 W/kg, Body SAR 0.996 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 163.6 x 74.3 ( = 0.35 x 6.44 x 2.93 in)
Battery
5080 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Triple: 64MP Main (f/1.89, 1.6µm, 4-in-1 Pixel Binning) 8MP Ultra Wide (f/2.2, FOV 120°) 2MP Macro (f/2.4, 1,75µm), videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.45, videos up to [email protected]
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: virtual, 67W charger, USB cable, SIM eject tool, protective case, quick start guide, warranty information, MIUI 13, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 102 g ( = 3.6 oz / 0.22 pounds)
Price
360 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.6 %
10/2022
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6
200 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2460x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
86.4 %
07/2022
Motorola Edge 30
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
155 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
85.1 %
08/2021
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9
189 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
86.4 %
09/2022
Xiaomi Poco F4
SD 870, Adreno 650
195 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Xiaomi offers the Poco X4 GT in blue, silver and black. During our time with the phone, the matt back cover proved to be quite resistant to fingerprints. Once you slip the device into the included transparent protective case, it will stop rocking back and forth on a flat surface. Without the protective case, this is practically unavoidable because the camera bump protrudes around 3 mm (0.12") from the body.

The Poco X4 GT isn't exactly lightweight at 200 g (0.44 lb). Although the rear and the frame are made of plastic, the phone still feels nice and sturdy thanks to its great fit and finish and tight gaps. Only the middle of the back cover flexes very slightly without requiring too much force. However, this doesn't tarnish the overall feel of the phone. The Xiaomi phone isn't IP-certified. But the USB-C port can be sealed using the cap integrated into the protective case to prevent dust and dirt from entering the phone's body.

The front of the Poco X4 GT is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The hole-punch selfie camera is located at the top of the IPS display. And the fingerprint sensor is built into the power button. Like the volume rocker, the power button sits firmly in the body, has almost no wiggle from side to side and is satisfying to press.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT

Size comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs163.2 mm / 6.43 inch 75.95 mm / 2.99 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs159.4 mm / 6.28 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 6.8 mm / 0.2677 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage

The Poco X4 GT comes in two storage options. The variant with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage is officially priced at 380 Euro (around US$370), while the 8/256 GB model will set you back 430 Euro (around US$420).

Potential buyers should be aware that the phone doesn't have a microSD slot, a notification LED or an always-on display. But it does feature a 3.5-mm audio jack, an infrared transmitter and a pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos certification. In addition to NFC and Bluetooth 5.3, the Poco X4 GT is also fitted with a USB-C port that supports OTG and runs at USB 2.0 speed.

On the left: no ports
On the left: no ports
On the right: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
On the right: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
On the top: IR blaster, microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack
On the top: IR blaster, microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack
On the bottom: dual-sim slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
On the bottom: dual-sim slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

Software - Android 12 and MIUI 13

The Poco X4 is running Android 12 with Xiaomi's own MIUI 13 user interface on top. In the course of our review, the smartphone received an update (MIUI 13.0.8.0) in late September that brought the device up to the latest security patch level dated 1 September 2022.

Right out of the box, about 98 GB of the 128 GB was usable on our review unit. The preinstalled third-party apps, such as Amazon, Facebook, Solitaire, Spotify and WPS Office, can all be deleted if you wish to free up some storage space. Because the Poco X4 GT supports Widevine L1 DRM, it is able to stream videos at HD quality.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT

Connectivity and GNSS - Fast Wi-Fi 6 and precise navigation

The Poco X4 has solid mobile connectivity with support for 12 frequency bands each in 4G and 5G networks. This level of compatibility is too low for the phone to be used worldwide, but at least it supports all frequencies relevant in the EU.

The Xiaomi phone is capable of using Wi-Fi 6, allowing it to reach transfer speeds that are excellent not just for a mid-range phone. When connected to our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000), the Poco X4 GT managed to hit speeds of up to 956 Mbit/s, making it almost as fast as the Google Pixel 6a. The Xiaomi Poco F4 is very close behind but performs slightly worse when it comes to receive rates. The Poco X4 GT is, however, not without its flaws: its data receive rates were not as stable as its data transmit rates.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
830 (639min - 890max) MBit/s ∼93%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
677 (331min - 713max) MBit/s ∼75% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼67% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s ∼38% -58%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
960 (480min - 997max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
956 (484min - 979max) MBit/s ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s ∼28% -72%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1894, n=18, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (876min - 953max) MBit/s ∼63%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=19, last 2 years)
1315 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (884min - 949max) MBit/s ∼72%
iperf3 transmit AX12
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
888 (842min - 904max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=128, last 2 years)
515 MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 receive AX12
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
877 (657min - 928max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=129, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼55%
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Xiaomi Poco X4 GT MediaTek Dimensity 8100, ARM Mali-G610 MP6; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø829 (639-890)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø345 (328-351)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT MediaTek Dimensity 8100, ARM Mali-G610 MP6; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø940 (484-979)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø269 (255-281)
GPS reception inside a building
GPS reception inside a building
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

For location tracking, the Poco X4 GT uses the satellite navigation services GPS (L1), Galileo (E1), Glonass (L1), QZSS (L1) and Beidou (B1). During our testing, the single-band GNSS took some time to locate us when we were inside buildings but produced relatively exact results with an accuracy of 2 m (6.56 ft). Outdoors, the Satfix was considerably faster and even accurate down to 1 m (3.28 ft).

In our real-world test, the Poco X4 GT provided us with accurate location information, proving that it is suitable for navigation purposes. On the approximately 10-km bike ride, the phone was able to map out the route almost as accurately as the Garmin Venu2 fitness smartwatch (brought along for comparison) apart from some minor deviations. 

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: trip around a lake
GPS test: trip around a lake
GPS test: turning point
GPS test: turning point

Telephony & voice quality

During calls, the Xiaomi phone delivered great voice quality. Voices sound crisp and clear on both ends of the line, even in hands-free mode. However, the phone isn't always able to reliably filter out loud ambient noises.  

The Xiaomi Poco X4 can accommodate two nano SIM cards and supports both voice over LTE and voice over Wi-Fi.

Camera - Triple-camera setup with up to 64 MP

Photo taken with the selfie camera
Photo taken with the selfie camera

Typically, photography is not a top priority for Xiaomi's Poco smartphones, but the 64 MP triple-camera setup on the Poco X4 GT actually does its job pretty well. The same goes for the 16 MP selfie camera, which produces portraits that look decent but somewhat washed out.

The 64 MP main shooter on the phone uses the same Samsung GW1 sensor that, for instance, is also found on the realme GT Neo 2. This sensor groups four adjacent pixels into a larger pixel using a technique called binning.

Photos taken with the main camera in good lighting conditions stand out with crisp colours and a decent level of detail. However, photos shot in less-than-optimal lighting or darker areas of a scene have markedly lower contrast and sharpness. The 8 MP ultrawide camera also uses a Samsung sensor (Samsung S5K47H). It likewise takes solid pictures in good lighting, but photos end up having noticeably soft edges.

Because the phone lacks a telephoto lens, it is only able to take mediocre zoom shots that look unnatural due to the aggressive image sharpening. The main shooter wasn't able to cope with our low-light setup and only managed to produce a very blurry image of the Notebookcheck mascot. That said, you will still be able to get something usable out of dark scenes using Night mode. The Macro mode, which can be enabled in the camera settings, does a decent job. But you will get macro shots that are at least just as good using the zoom feature.

The main camera is able to record videos at up to 4K and 30 FPS and offers great image quality. However, the electronic image stabilisation only works up to 1080p, meaning you will need a really steady hand to capture usable 4K videos. Also, you can't switch between the main and ultrawide camera when recording videos.

Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the ultrawide camera
Photo taken with the ultrawide camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultrawide shot5X zoomLow-light photo
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In the test lab, the main shooter was able to reproduce the colours on the ColorChecker card fairly accurately under optimal lighting conditions. The photo of the test chart also turned out impressively balanced. There is a noticeable reduction in sharpness towards the edges of the photo. However, this drawback is not specific to the Poco X4 GT as many other smartphone cameras also have this issue.

ColorChecker
9.1 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X4 GT: 7.19 ∆E min: 2.37 - max: 17.28 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.9 ∆E
48.2 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
58.3 ∆E
46.7 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
58.4 ∆E
59.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
64 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
66.2 ∆E
64.6 ∆E
48.7 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X4 GT: 41.64 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 66.17 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - 67-watt charger is included

Inside the box, you'll find a 67-watt charger, a USB cable (Type C to A), a SIM eject tool, a transparent protective case, a quick-start guide and a warranty card alongside the Poco X4 GT. The Xiaomi Store also sells various accessories, such as power banks or headphones, to go with the phone.

Xiaomi provides a 24-month warranty on the Poco X4 GT. The retailer's warranty also applies in addition.

Input devices and operation - Adaptive refresh rate of up to 144 Hz

The IPS display on the Poco X4 registers inputs very quickly and accurately. Thanks to the snappy MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, the system is able to remain speedy even when many apps are opened at the same time.

When the "Standard" refresh rate setting is selected, the Poco X4 GT will dynamically adjust its screen refresh rate to a value from 30 to 144 Hz. Xiaomi calls this feature the "7-stage DynamicSwitch display", referring to the seven available refresh rates: 30, 48, 50, 60, 90, 120 and 144 Hz.

The screen refresh rate changes automatically based on what is on the screen. For example, the IPS panel can reduce its frequency to 30 Hz when playing back a video, and then increase its refresh rate to as high as 144 Hz during gaming or scrolling. The display's touch sampling rate can go up to 270 Hz when the refresh rate is 90 Hz or lower, which is also particularly useful when gaming.

For biometric authentication, the phone supports fingerprint and 2D face recognition. The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button. It detects fingerprints quickly without any noteworthy issues.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in potrait mode
Keyboard in potrait mode

Display - IPS panel with HDR10 and Dolby Vision

Subpixel matrix
Subpixel matrix

The Poco X4 GT features a 2,460 x 1,080 IPS panel with an impressively high pixel density (407 PPI) and max refresh rate (up to 144 Hz). In the display settings, you can also manually set the refresh rate to 90 Hz or 60 Hz. The display also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. However, its peak brightness is slightly too low to provide an optimal HDR experience.

The IPS panel on the Xiaomi phone has an average peak brightness of 613.6 cd/m², which puts it in good company. Apart from the Xiaomi Poco F4, which has a much brighter screen, all the devices in our comparison delivered a similar level of peak brightness.

When the brightness measurement was limited to a smaller screen area (APL18), the panel managed to reach a brightness of 621 cd/m². The display brightness could go up to 525 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor disabled. At the lowest brightness setting, we measured a screen brightness of 1.71 cd/m²

We detected flicker on the IPS panel of the Poco X4 GT. However, at over 50,000 Hz, the PWM frequency is so high that even sensitive users shouldn't be affected by the flicker. Things are similar with temporal dithering. When examining the IPS panel using a microscope and slow-motion video capture (240 fps), we didn't notice any temporal dithering effects.

604
cd/m²
631
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
596
cd/m²
629
cd/m²
620
cd/m²
605
cd/m²
621
cd/m²
600
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 631 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 613.6 cd/m² Minimum: 1.71 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 629 cd/m²
Contrast: 1573:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
97.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
IPS, 2460x1080, 6.60
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Motorola Edge 30
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco F4
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
21%
-5%
-48%
-3%
-12%
Brightness middle
629
758
21%
632
0%
594
-6%
718
14%
917
46%
Brightness
614
767
25%
630
3%
594
-3%
730
19%
923
50%
Brightness Distribution
94
93
-1%
92
-2%
99
5%
92
-2%
96
2%
Black Level *
0.4
Contrast
1573
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
0.9
25%
1.46
-22%
2.74
-128%
1.62
-35%
2
-67%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.2
2.5
22%
3.32
-4%
6
-88%
4.21
-32%
5.2
-63%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.5
1.6
36%
2.6
-4%
4.2
-68%
2
20%
3.5
-40%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
2.209 100%
2.278 97%
2.156 102%
2.23 99%
CCT
6374 102%
6599 98%
6755 96%
7322 89%
6545 99%
6447 101%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 51540 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 51540 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 51540 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In the display settings, you can choose between the colour schemes "Vivid" (enabled by default), "Saturated" and "Original color". Due to its design, the IPS panel doesn't have a perfect black level, but its contrast ratio is nonetheless very respectable at 1,573:1. The same goes for image quality when the "Original color" mode is selected: colour values and shades of grey are within the ideal range (Delta E < 3), and the RGB balance is excellent at all brightness levels.

Colour accuracy ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Colour accuracy ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Colour space ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Colour space ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Greyscale ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Greyscale ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Colour saturation ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)
Colour saturation ("Original color" scheme, sRGB as reference)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
12.05 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.568 ms rise
↘ 8.479 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
26.92 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.29 ms rise
↘ 14.63 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Because the screen's peak brightness is not all that high, you should probably avoid using the display in direct sunlight. Otherwise, you might not be able to make out much on the screen. In shady spots, however, the phone can be used outdoors without issues. Thanks to the wide viewing angle, contents on the screen remain easy to read even from a sharp angle.

Outdoor use (on a cloudy day)
Outdoor use (on a cloudy day)
Outdoor use (on a cloudy day)
Outdoor use (on a cloudy day)

Performance - Upper mid-range performance with the MediaTek 8100

The Poco X4 GT is powered by the high-end MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC. Although the eight-core ARM-based processor is not amongst the very best smartphone CPUs, it still offers performance that is in the upper mid-range. 

In synthetic benchmarks, the Xiaomi delivered a similar level of performance to that of the Google Pixel 6a, which is equipped with the Tensor SoC. The only exception is that the MediaTek SoC was significantly slower than the Google CPU in the single-core benchmark. The Xiaomi Poco F4 (Snapdragon 870 5G) trails slightly behind the two phones. AnTuTu v9 gave the Poco X4 GT a respectable overall score of more than 800,000. On the other hand, the phone didn't handle the AI-related computations in AIMark well at all, but this is also the case with most of the other devices in our comparison.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points ∼100% +16%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
963 Points ∼94% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (887 - 971, n=3)
922 Points ∼90% +4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
887 Points ∼87%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
826 Points ∼81% -7%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
809 Points ∼79% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼75% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points ∼72% -17%
Multi-Core
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (3701 - 4012, n=3)
3811 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
3701 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
3007 Points ∼79% -19%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points ∼77% -21%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2872 Points ∼75% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼65% -33%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
2463 Points ∼65% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points ∼49% -49%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
809368 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (778486 - 819433, n=3)
802429 Points ∼99% -1%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
662980 Points ∼82% -18%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
604538 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼74% -26%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
553328 Points ∼68% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points ∼51% -49%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
15194 Points ∼100% +16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (12684 - 14650, n=3)
13463 Points ∼89% +3%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
13056 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
12866 Points ∼85% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points ∼75% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼68% -21%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points ∼64% -26%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
8486 Points ∼56% -35%
CrossMark - Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
850 Points ∼98%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (764 - 850, n=3)
801 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼91% -8%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
734 Points ∼85% -14%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
732 Points ∼85% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points ∼67% -32%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
6157 Points ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points ∼97% -3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (5393 - 6157, n=3)
5855 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
5616 Points ∼91% -9%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
5130 Points ∼83% -17%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4932 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points ∼59% -41%
System
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
11897 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (10066 - 11897, n=3)
11220 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10940 Points ∼92% -8%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
9622 Points ∼81% -19%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
8962 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points ∼60% -40%
Memory
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7277 Points ∼100% +21%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points ∼91% +10%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
6506 Points ∼89% +8%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
6016 Points ∼83%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (4662 - 6356, n=3)
5678 Points ∼78% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼74% -10%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4762 Points ∼65% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points ∼53% -36%
Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points ∼100% +22%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
12630 Points ∼89% +9%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
11595 Points ∼82%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (10106 - 11595, n=3)
10874 Points ∼77% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼68% -17%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
7754 Points ∼55% -33%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
7516 Points ∼53% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points ∼37% -55%
Web
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
1732 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (1651 - 1742, n=3)
1708 Points ∼99% -1%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1511 Points ∼87% -13%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼83% -17%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
1315 Points ∼76% -24%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
1276 Points ∼74% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points ∼70% -30%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
27192 Points ∼100%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (25609 - 27192, n=3)
26391 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼86% -14%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
21710 Points ∼80% -20%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
21639 Points ∼80% -20%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
20239 Points ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
18000 Points ∼66% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4239 Points ∼16% -84%
AImark - Score v2.x
Xiaomi Poco F4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Adreno 650, 6144
114168 Points ∼100% +1693%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 12288
71083 Points ∼62% +1016%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼46% +732%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  (6367 - 6893, n=2)
6630 Points ∼6% +4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 8100, Mali-G610 MP6, 8192
6367 Points ∼6%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5967 Points ∼5% -6%
Motorola Edge 30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5777 Points ∼5% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4714 Points ∼4% -26%

The Poco X4 GT features an ARM Mali-G610 MP6 integrated GPU. The Google Pixel 6a is its toughest competitor in 3D benchmarks. The Google phone achieved the best score in 3DMark Wild Life, whilst the Xiaomi phone reached the highest onscreen frame rate almost throughout GFXBench thanks to its 144 Hz display. Similarly, it is one of the best performers within the comparison group in GFXBench offscreen tests. The Poco X4 GT is too fast for some of the onscreen tests (such as 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme OpenGL ES 3.1), so we are not going to show any of the results here.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1626 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1366 Points ∼84%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1256 Points ∼77% -8%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1218 Points ∼75% -11%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
768 Points ∼47% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points ∼38% -55%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2040 Points ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1339 Points ∼66%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1283 Points ∼63% -4%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1207 Points ∼59% -10%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
764 Points ∼37% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points ∼31% -53%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7261 Points ∼100% +29%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5632 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4273 Points ∼59% -24%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4214 Points ∼58% -25%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2831 Points ∼39% -50%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points ∼31% -60%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6695 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5862 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4262 Points ∼64% -27%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4208 Points ∼63% -28%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2814 Points ∼42% -52%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼34% -61%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5017 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4547 Points ∼91% -9%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points ∼85% -15%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4211 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points ∼62% -38%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10287 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9929 Points ∼97%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points ∼87% -10%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6240 Points ∼61% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points ∼39% -60%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8155 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7789 Points ∼96% -4%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points ∼88% -12%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5763 Points ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points ∼46% -54%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps ∼75% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61 fps ∼51% -49%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -50%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼49% -51%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
272 fps ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
182 fps ∼67% -33%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
178 fps ∼65% -35%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
148 fps ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps ∼34% -66%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
112 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
85 fps ∼76% -24%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼54% -46%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps ∼50% -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
134 fps ∼89%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
124 fps ∼82% -7%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
96 fps ∼64% -28%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼59% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼40% -54%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼75% -25%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼66% -34%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼65% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼39% -61%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps ∼95%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
77 fps ∼77% -19%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
77 fps ∼77% -19%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps ∼63% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps ∼38% -60%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼100% +13%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps ∼89%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼78% -12%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼76% -15%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼72% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼37% -58%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
55 fps ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼89% -11%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47 fps ∼85% -15%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼67% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼42% -58%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼79% -21%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼67% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼38% -62%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps ∼96%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼79% -19%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps ∼75% -22%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps ∼54% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼36% -63%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps ∼86% -14%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps ∼83% -17%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼74% -26%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼40% -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼87% -13%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼85% -15%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼79% -21%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼57% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼38% -62%

The Poco X4 GT didn't break a sweat during the browser benchmarks. The Motorola Edge 30, Google Pixel 6a, Xiaomi Poco F4 and Xiaomi Poco X4 GT always occupied the top four spots in various browser benchmarks. In everyday use, the X4 GT offers very good web browsing performance. Websites load quickly and navigation is fast and smooth. There is no stuttering or lag even when many tabs are kept open at the same time.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco F4 (Edge 105)
96.94 Points ∼100% +18%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
90.283 Points ∼93% +9%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Mi Browser 13.14.1-gn)
82.477 Points ∼85%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (80.5 - 82.5, n=3)
81.4 Points ∼84% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼80% -6%
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points ∼78% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points ∼66% -23%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
51.1 Points ∼53% -38%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (79.Chrome 105.0.5195.136)
79.28 runs/min ∼88%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼81% -8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (64.5 - 79.3, n=3)
72.1 runs/min ∼80% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
66.48 runs/min ∼74% -16%
Xiaomi Poco F4 (Edge 105)
54.4 runs/min ∼60% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min ∼57% -35%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chome 92)
50.2 runs/min ∼56% -37%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Chrome 105.0.5195.136)
94 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
93 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼96% -4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (79 - 94, n=2)
86.5 Points ∼92% -8%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Poco F4 (Chrome 103)
46 Points ∼49% -51%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
116 Points ∼100% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (101 - 113, n=3)
106.7 Points ∼92% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Chrome 105.0.5195.136)
106 Points ∼91%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼91% -1%
Xiaomi Poco F4 (chrome 103)
104 Points ∼90% -2%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points ∼66% -27%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
69 Points ∼59% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points ∼59% -35%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco F4 (Edge 105)
34767 Points ∼100% +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (33046 - 35255, n=3)
33846 Points ∼97% +2%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points ∼95% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Chrome)
33046 Points ∼95%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
32109 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼80% -16%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
26207 Points ∼75% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points ∼69% -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼100% -87%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * ∼80% -51%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Chrome 92)
1809 ms * ∼76% -42%
Xiaomi Poco F4 (chrome 103)
1792.1 ms * ∼75% -41%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * ∼64% -20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (1274 - 1447, n=3)
1349 ms * ∼57% -6%
Motorola Edge 30 (Chrome 102.0.5005.125)
1335 ms * ∼56% -5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT (Chrome 105.0.5195.136)
1273.9 ms * ∼53%

* ... smaller is better

The fast UFS 3.1 storage helps the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT achieve excellent read and write speeds. This is, among other things, evident in the very short loading times of apps. The device's 4K random read and write speeds are also much higher than average.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GTGoogle Pixel 6aMotorola Edge 30OnePlus Nord 2 5GSamsung Galaxy A53Xiaomi Poco F4Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-43%
-33%
-25%
-59%
-46%
-37%
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
1877.54
1312.64
-30%
1514.62
-19%
1827
-3%
510.1
-73%
1371.56
-27%
1564 ?(1030 - 1898, n=45)
-17%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
-44%
Sequential Write 256KB
1283.77
712.94
-44%
965.35
-25%
1256
-2%
486.7
-62%
701.06
-45%
789 ?(233 - 1284, n=45)
-39%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
-51%
Random Read 4KB
389.91
219.53
-44%
241.72
-38%
223.7
-43%
229.9
-41%
183.61
-53%
237 ?(126.2 - 390, n=45)
-39%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
-51%
Random Write 4KB
502.96
225.61
-55%
249.14
-50%
239
-52%
210.8
-58%
200.41
-60%
242 ?(121.4 - 503, n=45)
-52%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
-61%

Gaming - Smooth gameplay even at max settings

The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 and its ARM Mali-G610 MP6 integrated GPU make the Poco X4 GT a powerful phone for gaming. Games with simple graphics like Subway Surfers and Armajet run consistently at high frame rates. A much more demanding title such as PUBG Mobile also plays smoothly at the highest settings. You can definitely get frame rates above 30 FPS at "HD/High" settings, but the phone doesn't allow anything more than that – probably to limit power usage. In PUBG Mobile, "HDR/Extreme" is the highest settings you can choose on the phone.

We measured the in-game frame rates using GameBench.

Subway Surfers
Subway Surfers
Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Xiaomi Poco X4 GT; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø119.6 (114-121)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT; PUBG Mobile; 2.1.0: Ø29.7 (28-31)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT; Subway Surfers; 3.1.0: Ø60.3 (54-61)

Emissions - Stays cool even under load

Temperature

Surface temperatures on the Poco X4 GT stayed within an acceptable range and didn't exceed 35.1°C (95.2°F). Even under load, temperatures in the centre only increased to 34°C (93.2°F), meaning the phone is at most warm to the touch and will always be comfortable to hold in the hand.

As shown by the 3DMark Wild Life stress test, the phone may experience throttling when running loads. That said, it took quite a few runs of the benchmark before the SoC switched to a lower clock speed. In practice, though, you probably won't notice it because the phone still offers enough performance to handle all kinds of day-to-day tasks despite the reduced CPU power.

Max. Load
 33.9 °C
93 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
35.1 °C
95 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
32.8 °C
91 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 34 °C = 93 F
31.9 °C
89 F
33.3 °C
92 F
34.3 °C
94 F
32.8 °C
91 F
33.2 °C
92 F
34.5 °C
94 F
32.9 °C
91 F
33.2 °C
92 F
33.9 °C
93 F
Maximum: 34.5 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.3 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.8 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% +23%
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98.8 % ∼99% +22%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91.5 % ∼92% +13%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
80.9 % ∼81%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.4 % ∼62% -24%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42.9 % ∼43% -47%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Motorola Edge 30
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.8 % ∼99% +29%
Xiaomi Poco F4
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
87.8 % ∼89% +16%
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.6 % ∼76%
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66.6 % ∼67% -12%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49.2 % ∼50% -35%
0510152025303540Tooltip
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.99 (6.52-8.62)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.52 (6.17-12.6)
Motorola Edge 30 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.57 (4.54-4.59)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.81 (3.75-3.84)
Xiaomi Poco F4 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø6.11 (6-6.84)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT Mali-G610 MP6, Dimensity 8100, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø32.7 (28.5-35.2)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.7 (17.4-40.5)
Motorola Edge 30 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø16.9 (16.8-17)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.7-13.7)
Xiaomi Poco F4 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø21.9 (21.2-23.2)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are located on the two short sides of the Poco X4 GT. They support Dolby Atmos and can get fairly loud at 86.1 dB(A) without any distortion. The mids and highs produced by the speakers sound very balanced, but you will be hard-pressed to find any bass at all.

There is a 3.5-mm audio jack for connecting the Poco X4 GT to wired audio devices. It has a good signal-to-noise ratio of 88.4 dBFS. The phone can also connect to wireless devices via Bluetooth 5.3 and supports common audio codecs such as AAC, SBC, LDAC, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive Audio and aptX TWS+.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204344.72530.434.83123.233.54023.326.55036.433.16324.124.68020.321.310017.625.812515.728.716013.846.220016.247.725015.155.231512.660.340013.159.950013.167.463012.770.280014.773.1100013.473.2125012.873.9160012.872.5200012.873.2250013.276.2315013.774.1400013.978.8500013.175630013.974.6800013.368.5100001469.31250014.269.11600013.658.2SPL25.686.1N0.766.3median 13.6median 69.3Delta0.99.25338.644.538.433.728.833.434.535.837.630.128.621.323.52121.516.327.714.738.212.94514.351.21353.110.857.112.362.713.566.519.571.61578.514.177.914.97611.976.612.87615.472.616.573.216.767.517.272.31865.117.963.817.658.518.351.82886.10.962.1median 15median 65.12.111.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Poco X4 GTSamsung Galaxy A53
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A53 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 58% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 74% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Fast charge in an hour

Power consumption

Xiaomi has included a 67-watt charger with the phone. During our testing, the Poco X4 GT was able to fully charge within 59 minutes using the charger provided. It took around 40 minutes for the battery to get from zero to 80 per cent. Unfortunately, the phone doesn't support wireless charging.

The Poco X4 GT isn't very impressive when it comes to power consumption. It used considerably more power than the other devices in the comparison, especially at idle, and wasn't very efficient under load either.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.78 / 1.98 / 2.01 Watt
Load midlight 4.43 / 8.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
5080 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Motorola Edge 30
4020 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F4
4500 mAh
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8100
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
5%
16%
-1%
4%
19%
-2%
7%
Idle Minimum *
0.78
0.68
13%
0.9
-15%
0.8
-3%
0.9
-15%
0.8
-3%
1.087 ?(0.78 - 1.38, n=3)
-39%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
-14%
Idle Average *
1.98
1.56
21%
1.2
39%
1.2
39%
1.3
34%
1.29
35%
1.77 ?(1.5 - 1.98, n=3)
11%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
22%
Idle Maximum *
2.01
1.58
21%
1.5
25%
1.6
20%
1.6
20%
1.38
31%
2 ?(1.9 - 2.1, n=3)
-0%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
12%
Load Average *
4.43
5.37
-21%
3.6
19%
5.7
-29%
5.7
-29%
3.78
15%
3.82 ?(3.23 - 4.43, n=3)
14%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
2%
Load Maximum *
8.2
8.74
-7%
7.1
13%
10.9
-33%
7.3
11%
6.71
18%
7.9 ?(7.71 - 8.2, n=3)
4%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
12%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Poco X4 GT MediaTek Dimensity 8100: Ø4.47 (1.084-8.88)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280: Ø7.03 (4.38-10.4)
Xiaomi Poco F4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø5.05 (1.054-9.75)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

0123456789Tooltip
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT MediaTek Dimensity 8100; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø5.97 (5.3-6.95)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.55 (7.22-9.66)
Xiaomi Poco F4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.89 (7.01-8.31)
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT MediaTek Dimensity 8100; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2.3 (2.21-2.4)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.129 (0.898-1.623)
Xiaomi Poco F4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.987 (0.869-1.276)

Battery life

The 5080 mAh battery gives the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT great battery life. The device ran for almost 15.5 hours during our test designed to simulate web browsing (screen brightness adjusted to 150 cd/m²; using a script to access different websites every 30 seconds). Battery life increased to almost 18 hours during video playback.

Overall, the Poco X4 GT has a longer battery life than nearly all the other devices in the comparison. Only the Google Pixel 6a lasted marginally longer when all the battery test scenarios are taken as a whole. The Xiaomi phone should have no problem making it through a day without charging.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
42h 32min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 29min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 45min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 55min
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
5080 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Motorola Edge 30
4020 mAh
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco F4
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
1%
-21%
-6%
-5%
-26%
Reader / Idle
2552
1878
-26%
1604
-37%
1926
-25%
2431
-5%
1342
-47%
H.264
1065
1318
24%
1002
-6%
1126
6%
1146
8%
929
-13%
WiFi v1.3
929
768
-17%
638
-31%
958
3%
886
-5%
665
-28%
Load
295
360
22%
268
-9%
272
-8%
246
-17%
246
-17%

Pros

+ 144 Hz display
+ great performance
+ up-to-date wireless standards
+ precise GPS
+ stereo speakers
+ good camera in daylight
+ 67-watt charger included

Cons

- no microSD slot
- no stabilisation for 4K videos
- no OLED panel
- no notification LED

Verdict on the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT review. The review unit was kindly provided by Xiaomi Germany.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT review. The review unit was kindly provided by Xiaomi Germany.

The Xiaomi Poco X4 GT is a great mid-range smartphone that offers more than enough performance for everyday use and doesn't break a sweat when multitasking or handling demanding games. Furthermore, it is very smooth to use thanks to its adaptive 144 Hz display. You'll have to make do with a plastic phone body, but the device looks great and is well put together. 

In typical Poco fashion, the rest of the phone is likewise packed with features. Besides a pair of stereo speakers, there is a 3.5-mm audio jack. The phone also supports current wireless standards with its Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 capabilities. The 64 MP camera does its job well and produces respectable images under optimal lighting conditions. The great overall package is topped off by the included accessories, namely a protective case and a 67-watt charger.

A fast processor, a 144 Hz display, a large battery and fast charging – the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT offers great value for its official price tag of 380 Euro.

But the Poco X4 GT is not without its drawbacks. Our main complaint: the IPS display. While it is very respectable, many other phones in the same price range are already sporting an AMOLED panel. This also makes the phone a tougher sell. For instance, the Xiaomi Poco F4 is roughly as fast and not much more expensive, but offers a considerably brighter OLED screen.

Other than the Poco F4, alternatives to the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT include the Google Pixel 6a, Motorola Edge 30 and Samsung Galaxy A53

Price and availability

At the time of this review, the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT with 8 GB or RAM and 128 GB of storage costs around US$328 from retailers such as Amazon.com. There model with more storage (256 GB) is priced at US$374.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT - 10/10/2022 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
53 / 70 → 76%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
90%
Games Performance
61 / 64 → 96%
Application Performance
84 / 86 → 98%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
81 / 90 → 90%
Camera
67%
Average
80%
86%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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