Xiaomi, Poco F3 GTFirst Impressions: Xiaomi Poco F3 GT
In today’s world, the Poco F3 GT redefines the idea of a value-focused gaming smartphone. Xiaomi seems to have found the right balance of performance and hardware additions like triggers to create a phone that delivers all the goods smartphone gamers need. I would say that there’s enough here to give the phone a solid recommendation if you are looking to up your game.
Gaming smartphones all offer plenty of power, but the very best cut above the competition with useful extras like additional controls and aesthetic enhancements like RGB lights. The most successful gaming phones have also traditionally carried fairly high price tags to match their ambitions. The Poco F3 GT flips the script by shifting the spotlight to the mid-range segment all while adding a bevy of hardware features bound to please gamers.
The Poco F3 GT is a flat-out gaming-focused smartphone. This extends from the design choices to hardware additions like gaming triggers, as well as a clear target of balancing performance with value.
The Poco F3 GT is the latest to join the rather crowded list of Mediatek Dimensity 1200-packing smartphones. The Taiwanese company’s powerful chipset has proven to be a capable solution for smartphones looking to balance power with value.
Running off four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz, balanced with three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and finally, a supercharged Cortex-A78 core clocked at 3GHz, there’s ample power here for even the most demanding uses. The Poco F3 GT definitely has the credentials to live up to its high-end gaming aspirations.
Other additions include an IR blaster at the top and an IP53 rating for splash resistance, as well as stereo speakers. I came away rather impressed with the sheer volume and quality of the audio from the speakers. The unbalanced output can throw you off a bit, but the speakers will serve in a pinch if you want to blast out music.