Is The Poco F3 GT a True Gaming Champ?
The company has launched the Poco F3 GT in India as the next model in the F series, and this smartphone too focuses on performance. As you’d imagine, with the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 in tow, day-to-day performance poses no concerns for the Poco F3 GT. Apps are slick and smooth, with fluid transitions all around.
The maglev gaming triggers included on the Poco F3 GT are a legitimately useful addition too. The buttons are sufficiently tactile and are a significant step above capacitive controls you find on most gaming phones.
Mapping the controllers is as easy as dragging two touchpoints to the appropriate touchscreen controls. The slider mechanism to stow away the buttons is also nifty and, once locked, the triggers sit flush with the midframe.
On the software side, a built-in game turbo mode serves as a one-stop destination for all your games. It is possible to mute all notifications, tweak network bandwidth and touch latency, and clear out the RAM at launch. Additionally, Poco has added optional enhancements for selected games like Call of Duty. These include visual tweaks to enhance visibility through filters.
Battery life and, more importantly, battery drain is very well managed too. The 5,065mAh battery routinely lasted me a full day of use with several rounds of gaming included and the display set to 120Hz. With less aggressive use, two days of battery life wouldn’t be out of the question.
Even more impressive was the battery drain, or lack of it, while gaming. Where the OnePlus Nord 2 gulped through percentage points, an average round of Call of Duty: Mobile saw the battery drop no more than two to three percentage points.