Are you a mobile gamer looking to spend around 60k without compromising gaming quality? Then you can fit the gaming beast POCO F3 into your pocket for the best price. POCO F3 GT, which was released in July, appears to be promising, thanks to the advantage it has in gaming due to its mechanical shoulder button. Furthermore, for gaming aesthetics, POCO has added a tactical RGB grow around the camera. Let’s take a look at the features of this gaming-focused smartphone.
POCO F3 GT Overview:
It’s worthy to mention that this phone is a rebranded version of China’s Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, which was released a few months ago.
Build and Display:
The POCO F3 GT’s case is made of aerospace-grade aluminum. It boasts a smart AMOLED display with tiny bezels all around and a sophisticated feel to it thanks to the glass on the back. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Screen Protection, as well as IP53 dust and splash resistance, were incorporated. To give a comfortable grip, the F3 GT features radial, square, and concave bevels. As a result, a fun gaming experience is guaranteed. In addition, there’s a whole frame-changer triple rear camera with LED flash, as well as a selfie camera at a punch-hole cutout in the front. The phone measures 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 205 grams.
The POCO F3 GT has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. When using the onboard shoulder buttons, the touch rate can reach 480Hz. A 10-bit display with 1.07 billion colors, DC dimming, Sunlight Screen Support, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 86.3 percent screen-to-body ratio are also included. This smartphone also has a 405 PPI pixel density, HDR10+ support, a DCI-P3 broad color gamut, and an average brightness of 500 nits. There includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and facial unlock for added security.
Performance and Memory:
The Poco F3 GT is powered by the same 6nm Dimensity 1200 5G chipset found in the Redmi K40 Gaming. The processor is MediaTek’s most recent offering and features four Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 CPU cores, making it capable of handling heavy workloads, gaming, and multitasking. For graphics, the SoC uses the Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. It is compatible with HyperEngine 3.0, which includes ray-tracing capabilities. 5G dual-standby is also possible thanks to the integrated 5G modem.
Coming to memory configuration, it comes with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM memory options. All of these models have 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. However, the phone does not have a card slot for expanding storage capacity.
Software and Connectivity:
On the software front, the device runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11. When it comes to connectivity, the Poco F3 GT supports Bluetooth – 5.1, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, USB Type-C, and 5G band, and dual SIM. There’s dual-band wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
On the optical side, we can see a small camera bump enclosing the triple camera setup, which protects the lenses from scratches and reduces wobble when placed flat. An 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro camera join the 64MPf/1.6 primary camera. The selfie camera has an 8MP f/2.0 lens and can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The phone can record 4k and 1080p videos at 60 and 30 frames per second using its rear camera.
Rest of the Specs:
As pointed out previously, the Poco F3 GT is the company’s first smartphone to include a trigger button. The Maglev triggers are activated by the GT switches. These mechanical air triggers, according to Poco, offer lower latency and more accurate controls than touch-based air triggers.
The Tactical RGB Glow around the module notifies users of notifications while also adding to the phone’s gaming aesthetics. The LED flash has been given a lightning-like shape by Poco.
A 5,065mAh battery powers the device and supports 67W fast charging. In the box, you’ll find a compatible charger that claims to charge the device from 0 to 50% in 15 minutes. A triple mic setup, Hi-Res Hi-Res certified dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, and an improved X-linear vibration motor is among the other notable features.
An 11,540mm2 vapor chamber and an aerospace-grade white graphene heat sink keep the system cool. Game Turbo for GT is the software that allows you to change settings for individual games for the best results.
POCO F3 GT Specification:
|Dimension||76.9 x 161.9 x 8.3mm, 205 gm, Gorilla Glass 5, IP53 certified|
|Display||6.67-inches Turbo AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, 120Hz refresh rate, Up to 480Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit display, HDR10+|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Arm Mali-G77 MC9|
|Resolution||FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI|
|Software/UI||Android11 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 for POCO on top|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G (6nm Mobile Platform)|
|Rear Camera||Triple (with LED flash);|
– 64MP, f/1.65, 1G + 5P glass-plastic hybrid lens
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 120º FOV
– 2MP f/2.4 macro camera
|Selfie camera||16MP camera (punch-hole)|
|Security||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, 360º Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass, Vibration Motor, IR Blaster|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE, 5G (dual SIM)|
|Battery||5065mAh with 67W SonicCharge 3.0 Non-Removable Li-Po 5,065mAh battery with support of 67 W SonicCharge, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+|
(67W adapter inside the box)
|Audio|| Dual stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, No headphone jack|
|RAM/Storage||6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)|
|Color Option||Gunmetal Silver, Predator Black|
|Others||11,540mm² large vapor chamber, Maglev triggers, Tactical RGB Glow|
Price and Availability:
Initially, the Poco F3 GT costs NPR 56,999 in Nepal for the 8/256GB model. Since they are now providing discounts, the price has been reduced to NPR 51,999 only for a limited period. Poco F3 GT is available from Xiaomi authorized retail stores all over Nepal.
|Poco Phone||Price in Nepal||Discounted Price||Availability|
|Poco F3 GT||NPR 56,999||NPR 51,999||Xiaomi authorized store|
The phone feels decent, has a good battery life, and performs well, and all of the features and materials it uses appear to be favorable. Given the insufficiency of gaming phones under Rs. 1 lakh, the latest POCO F3 GT could be the best deal you’ll find after the iPhone 12 Pro Max unless you’re into competitive matches and willing to spend more than Rs. 1 lakh for the best gaming phone.