POCO today launched the POCO F3 GT, the company’s top-end smartphone in the F series as the successor to the POCO F1 which was launched in India back in 2018. This might not be priced as aggressively as the POCO F1, but this packs in a lot of features, offering a good value for what you pay. Here we have the unboxing and first impressions of the phone.
- POCO F3 GT 8GB + 128GB in Gunmetal Silver colour
- 2-pin 67W charger
- L-shaped USB Type-C cable in POCO yellow colour
- USB Type-C to 3.5mm converter
- Clear protective case
- SIM Ejector tool
- User guide
Starting with the display, the phone has a 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio AMOLED screen with support for 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR 10+, DC Dimming and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone comes with X-axis Linear Motor with different vibration modes for different scenarios. The screen is bright even under sunlight and runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 out of the box.
It is the powered by the Dimensity 1200 6nm SoC with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and has up to 256GB UFS3.1 storage. It also has 8 graphite layers combined with super-large vapour chambers, and new aerospace-grade heat dissipation material with a built-in “white graphene” layer that covers 11540mm², which not only efficiently dissipates heat for the charging chip, but also offers good insulation to reduce its impact on nearby antennas to reduce the temperature by 2°C.
The phone has a tiny punch-hole screen that houses a 16-megapixel camera. There is a small earpiece on the top that also acts as a second loudspeaker. On the bottom there is a 2.7mm ultra-narrow chin.
Coming to the button placements, the volume rockers are present on the left side. You can also see the third microphone, which is useful when gaming. On the right side, there is a fingerprint sensor, which also doubles up as the power button.
You can also see the magnetic dual-triggers offering a stable and realistic pressing feedback, thanks to its mechanical structure. On the top there is an IR blaster, secondary microphone and vent for speakers. On the bottom there is a dual SIM slot, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and a loudspeaker grill. The phone has Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio, offering a truly immersive gaming experience.
It has a 64MP rear camera with f/1.65 aperture, Extra-Low Dispersion optical hybrid glass lens for clearer and crisper shots, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. You can also see Tactical RGB Glow lights around the Triple camera setup. It can be used as a notification LED for calls, messages, and charging as well as when gaming. Check out some camera samples.
The phone features a glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has a Slipstream Design and anti-fingerprint matte finish, and an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame with three styles of bevels that includes a square bevel on the sides that makes it easy to hold and a concave bevel on the top. The company says that the back underwent a 22-step engraving process. The Gunmetal Silver has unique hues of metallic silver and blue-ish grey and the phone also comes in Predator Black colour with a blend of rich, dark, black. The phone packs a 5,065mAh large battery with 67W fast charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in 15 minutes and 100% in just 42 minutes.
It starts at Rs. 26,999 and will be available for pre-order on Flipkart starting from tomorrow, July 24th and the sale starts from July 26th. There are limited-period discounts and Rs. 1000 instant discount for ICICI Bank cards and EMI till July 29th.