Poco F3 GT launched in India with Dimensity 1200 SOC
This phone will take on the OnePlus Nord 2 that launched recently
July 23, 2021
Starting Price in India (Final Retail Price)
Yesterday, OnePlus launched the Nord 2 in India, which starts at Rs 27,999 & today, we got a competitor to that phone from Poco. The Poco F3 GT is now official in the Indian market & as we already know, this is known as the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in China. The F3 GT comes with the Dimensity 1200 chipset, just as in the case of the Nord 2, but there are a lot of extra gaming-centric features that make it a really good value for money.
One of the highlights of this phone is its build quality. Poco F3 GT comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and the back, but that’s not it! Unlike other phones in this price segment that come with a plastic frame, the F3 GT has a frame made of aerospace-grade aluminium alloy. Apart from the build material, there are also some extra design additions, for example, the LED flash is in the shape of a literal “Flash”. The camera module has the texts “Speediest” & “Freezing” on it, which signify the performance & cooling of this phone.
And since the Poco F3 GT is a gaming-centric device, how can we forget the gaming triggers. Unlike some other gaming phones that offer touch-based gaming triggers on the sides, the F3 GT takes it to the next level by offering mechanical & clicky triggers on the sides. With just a slide of a button, you can pop these triggers up & use them. So, if you are not using them, they remain flush in the side frame. The camera module has LEDs as well so that’s yet another feature of this gaming centric phone.
There are two speakers on this device, one on the bottom whereas the other on the top. These speakers are tuned by JBL. For better haptic performance, the phone has an X-axis linear motor under the hood.
On the front, the Poco F3 GT features an impressive 120Hz AMOLED panel with a touch response rate of 480Hz! Moreover, compared to the traditional panels, this one is a 10-bit panel which means it can show over a billion colors. Some other features of this panel include a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, DC Dimming, HDR10+ support & more. As mentioned above, there is Gorilla Glass 5 on top.
Under the hood, the F3 GT rocks the same chip that powers the OnePlus Nord 2, though the one inside Nord 2 has extra AI enhancements. It is the Dimensity 1200, which is a 6nm SOC featuring powerful Cortex-A78 based CPU cores. The storage type is UFS 3.1, so that’s also a great thing.
The phone comes with a 5,065mAh battery which can be charged rapidly via the provided 67W adapter in the box. The charging cable which you get with the phone has an L-shaped connector which is helpful when you play games while charging the phone since the cable doesn’t get in your way. Speaking of cooling, the Poco F3 GT comes with a large 11,540 mm square vapor chamber.
Finally, coming to the cameras on the F3 GT, there are three on the back that includes a primary 64 Megapixel sensor paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide & a 2 Megapixel macro camera. Poco says the camera module has an Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Lens that reduces the glare you normally get with a plastic lens. It also results in a better light transmission & gives a large aperture.
For selfies, there is a 16 Megapixel camera on the front.
Finally, speaking of the price, the Poco F3 GT comes in two colors named Predator Black & Gunmetal Silver. There are three storage options & here is the pricing –
6GB + 128GB – Rs 26,999
8GB + 128GB – Rs 28,999
8GB + 256GB – Rs 30,999
In the first week (till August 2, 11.59 AM), Poco is offering a discount of Rs 1,000 on all the variants which means you can get the phone in the first sale for as low as Rs 25,999 (without any card discounts). In the second week (till August 9, 11.59 AM), Poco is offering a discount of Rs 500, so the base variant will cost Rs 26,499 in the 2nd sale. After the first two weeks, the phone will start at Rs 26,999. The pre-orders are going to start from tomorrow & the sale starts on the 26th of July.
You can also get an instant Rs 1,000 discount using ICICI cards which means you can get the phone for as low as Rs 24,999, which is an insane value for money!