Is the POCO F4 5G worth purchasing for under 380 dollars?

POCO caught everyone's attention when it entered the market back in 2018 with the POCO F1 (review). This smartphone delivered flagship-quality hardware at a very affordable price.

The company has launched numerous impressive devices since then, including the POCO F3 GT and POCO X3 Pro. Since the POCO F1 flagship killer was never really succeeded, we have been in the dark. The POCO F4 5G has been hailed as a true successor to the POCO F1. However, is it really worth it was given the alternatives on offer? Let's see.

The POCO F4 5G was reviewed recently and came out as a price-competitive, all-in-one device. The phone delivers flagship-grade performance without carrying a premium price tag. To put it simply, this is a phone worth considering. However, there are four things in particular that make the POCO F4 5G worth buying.

The POCO F4 5G displays a wide array of features. In addition, it features an exceptional 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There is a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display and it is bright enough with up to 1300 nits. Essentially, the display does not leave one wanting more.

POCO F4 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, which is a fast, flagship-grade processor. Snapdragon 870, alongside LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, can handle nearly anything you throw at it.

POCO's F4 5G proved to be a powerful phone for gaming in our test, running most games at the highest graphics and FPS settings. Furthermore, we observed no stutter or lag while performing regular day-to-day activities like opening apps, browsing the user interface, and viewing content.

POCO's F4 5G smartphone features a 64-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Also included in the rear camera configuration are an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens. However, it's the main camera that truly impresses us. Despite having a 64-megapixel sensor, images captured with this camera will appear punchy, vivid, and detailed even in daylight. 

Despite the low light conditions and with night mode enabled, the camera is capable of taking decent pictures.

The POCO F4 5G comes with a 4,500mAh battery that should last you a full day, however, the 67W fast charging is what really stands out. With the included 67W charger, you can top up your mobile phone very quickly. Fast charging capabilities ensure that you will be able to charge the battery fully and get more in just a few minutes.

The POCO F4 5G has an uninspiring design and comes with an amount of bloatware that is available with the POCO launcher. These are some of the reasons why we recommend against purchasing this device. Most buyers will therefore find the premium glass finish and the Nebula Green colorway quite appealing in this price range.

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