Poco new flagship phone F4GT

F4 GT – Photo courtesy of Poco

Xiaomi’s subsidiary Poco has introduced its new flagship phone.

Poco F4 GT is equipped with the flagship processor Snapdragon 8 Generation 1.

Along with the powerful processor, Liquid Coal 3.0 technology has also been used to keep the device cool.

The F4 GT has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate and high frequency PWM dimming support.

Like the other Poco F series phones, this new phone also has a focus on gaming and additional controls are provided in the form of shoulder buttons.

The phone will be available with 8 to 12 GB RAM and 128 to 256 GB storage options.

A special feature of the phone is its charging speed.

Poco F4 GT is the company’s fastest charging phone to date.

The phone has 128 watt hyper charge system support with 4700 mAh battery and it takes only 17 minutes to charge the phone from zero to 100%.

There is also a charging mode that is not so fast but does not take more than 27 minutes to charge the battery.

As for the camera setup, there are 3 cameras on the back.

The phone has a 64-megapixel main camera with 8-megapixel Ultra Wide and 2-megapixel macro cameras.

The setup also features a Flickr sensor and a 20-megapixel camera with a punch-hole design on the front.

The model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB RAM storage sells for 600 euros (over 116,000 Pakistani rupees), while the phone with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage sells for 700 euros (over 136,000 Pakistani rupees) Will be done

The Shiny Xiaomi Civi 1S Is Coming Soon!

photo: Xiaomi


Xiaomi confirmed – on April 21, the Civi 1S will have its Chinese premiere. On this occasion, we got some official photos showing that the new model will be available in white and purple.

The Civi series focuses primarily on looks – the first model in this series, Xiaomi Civi, was advertised as “the most beautiful smartphone”. This is, of course, a subjective issue, but you have to admit that the manufacturer did his best. The sparkling, color-shimmering casing definitely stands out from other smartphones, and describing the available color variants simply as “white” or “purple” seems to be a strong understatement.

Xiaomi Civi could also boast dimensions – 4500 mAh battery was able to fit in a housing with a thickness of 6.98 mm, in addition, the whole weighs only 166 g.

Xiaomi Civi 1S is quite similar to last year’s predecessor – it is supposed to be similarly slim and light, we also see a familiar camera layout. There are rumors about a better processor – this time it is supposed to be Snapdragon 77G8 +. Another advantage is charging – 67 W instead of the previous 55 W. We will have to wait for the rest of the specification

What are the best Xiaomi smartphones in 2022?

Born eleven years ago, Xiaomi has come a long way since its beginnings as a small unknown manufacturer very inspired by Apple. The brand has managed to build a separate identity and has since diversified considerably, with smartphones as the focal point of its catalog.

You can now find Xiaomi products everywhere, from scooters around the corner to the smart bulb in the ceiling light.

The brand’s DNA has not changed, however, a Xiaomi smartphone focuses above all on finding the right value for money, with special attention paid to the software. The MIUI interface is in its thirteenth version and offers one of the strongest biases in the Android universe. It won’t please everyone, but the care that goes into it is undeniable.

With 12 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer affirms its status as a market juggernaut with a design worthy of its prestige.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro incorporates a 6.73-inch OLED screen offering a definition in WQHD + or 3200×1440. The refresh is able to climb up to 120 Hz but above all to adapt to your consumption. In terms of performance, the interface offers superb brightness. It’s a great screen.

The internal power is provided by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and 12 GB of RAM memory. Qualcomm’s latest processor provides good performance in game even if some settings are to be taken into account. The general experience is completed by MIUI 13 which is of good quality even if the software is not impeccable.

The smartphone has a 4600 mAh battery and the capacity to last a full day. Above all, it has a 120 W fast charge, capable of putting it to 100% in half an hour. On the rear side, there are three 50-megapixel sensors that offer good shots.

In short, Xiaomi’s new flagship ticks all the boxes to succeed an already excellent Mi 11

XIAOMI MI 11I

After a Mi 11 that broke the record, Xiaomi is trying to decline its winning recipe by making it more accessible with this Mi 11i. First major change: the Mi 11i is content with a simple, flat screen. If the latter remains of very good quality (it is even brighter), it goes to a Full HD + definition. Fortunately, OLED and adaptive 120 Hz remain on the menu.

Under the hood, however, things do not change since we find the Snapdragon 888 , still as muscular. Whether in game or in the system, we are faced with a model of fluidity. If the screen consumes a little less, the autonomy does not increase on the other hand, Xiaomi having slightly reduced the capacity of the battery. So we always have a good day. The fast charge, on the other hand, goes from 55 to 30 W, which results in a full tank in 45 min. Another victim of the savings plan: wireless charging.

The photo module is unchanged and therefore generally very effective. We particularly appreciate that Xiaomi does not try to overly saturate the shots.

While it’s generally a very good phone, the Mi 11i suffers from awkward positioning. It is indeed hardly less expensive than its big brother and if the modifications remain marginal, they are worth in our opinion the few tens of additional euros. Worse, at the time of writing both smartphones are available at the same price.

XIAOMI 11T PRO

The latest addition to the very large Xiaomi family, the 11T Pro arrives with a simple promise: high-end performance at a contained price. The design of the device could not be more classic and the machine is rather comfortable to use. However, it will be criticized for a photo module which makes it particularly wobbly when laid flat.

The screen is of quality since we are in the presence of an OLED FHD + panel at 120 Hz adaptive. We noted a good luminosity which makes the screen easily readable even in direct sunlight. Surprisingly, however, the fingerprint sensor is not under the screen, but installed under a button on the edge. A bit of a shame considering its price.

The processor is the now classic Snapdragon 888, which, coupled with 8 GB of RAM, ensures solid performance in all situations. But it is especially on the battery side that the 11T Pro stands out. If its autonomy of a good day is very classic, it benefits from a ridiculously fast 120 W charger. It fills up in just 15 minutes!

For the photo the results are mixed. If the main sensor is very correct, the ultra wide-angle is struggling, with a clear lack of brightness and contrast. Above all, low-light performance is poor. However, we must salute the quality of the macro mode.

Xiaomi has spoken out and explained the performance adjustment in favor of benchmark applications

According to John Poole, results in single-core tests were about 30 percent lower on the ‘disguised’ version of GeekBench compared to the regular one, while multi-core tests showed results about 15 percent lower.

GeekBench developer John Poole last week revealed that Xiaomi is adjusting the performance of its smartphones to show better results on individual benchmark applications.

Poole took the results of Xiaomi 11 on GeekBench as an example, which differ when a regular version of an application is launched and one that is “disguised” in a video game, such as Fortnite or Genshin Impact.

As the results varied significantly, which worried users, Xiaomi gave an official statement for the Dutch portal Hardware Info .

“Xiaomi applies temperature management strategies to ensure an optimal product experience, especially in demanding applications that are often used for extended periods of time. On many of our devices, we offer three types of modes of operation, allowing users to adjust the balance between performance and energy efficiency, ”say Xiaomi.

They also pointed out that at the system level, all optimizations related to application performance, assess many important factors, such as energy consumption, performance and thermal impact. In other words, Xiaomi did not deny Poole’s accusations, but also acknowledged the use of a “temperature management strategy” for better performance.

Although the Chinese manufacturer mentions three types of modes that allow users different levels of performance and energy efficiency, it should be noted that such “benefits” are mainly their more expensive phones. So, it seems that this adjustment of performance according to the name of the application in the end only happens on Xiaomi’s premium devices, writes Gizmochina .

Xiaomi 12 Pro: premium in everything

Xiaomi has recently presented its top of the range Xiaomi 12 Pro. It has all the credentials to become a premium smartphone. It has proved to be a good product. This product has great improvements compared to previous ones. 

The company has launched three new devices Xiaomi 12, 12X, and 12 Pro.

DESIGN AND PACKAGING

Xiaomi 12 Pro not only looks at power, but particularly relies on a renewed design compared to the last generation. The back cover is in frosted glass, Gorilla Glass Victus, very pleasant to the touch and above all useful in not showing marks and fingerprints, while the continuous frame is in aluminum. The camera module changes its look and is renewed with a more elegant design . The island that houses the three cams and the LED flash remains protruding but becomes rectangular in shape with a large main sensor at the top (which protrudes slightly in turn) and two smaller sensors below on the left side. The Xiaomi 5G writing is also engraved on the back cover.

The front is dominated by a large curved display on the sides with thin bezels. The slightly rounded and thicker corners still remain as seen in the last generation, not exactly the best on the eye. In the upper part, in the center of the display, we find a small hole that houses the selfie cam. The frame houses on the right side the volume rocker and the on and off button while the left side remains completely uncluttered. In the lower part we find the SIM slot, the first microphone, the USB type-C port and the system speaker. Finally, at the top the frame houses a second speaker, the second microphone and the infrared port, always useful for controlling TVs, air conditioners and other appliances.

The dimensions of the smartphone are the following: 163.6 x 74.6 x 8.16 mm while the weight reaches 205 grams . The device in hand, thanks to the curved edges, seems even thinner than it already is. The touch and feel is good although the dimensions are not exactly compact. The feeling is that of having a premium product in your hands, with a high-level build quality, studied in detail.

Inside the package, in addition to the smartphone, we find a very fast 120W power supply , the USB-USB Type-C cable and a transparent silicone cover. The supplied charger is rather bulky and heavy to carry around, on the other hand it can charge the smartphone in a very short time.

DISPLAY

Xiaomi 12 Pro features a 6.73 – inch HDR10 + super AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with WQHD + resolution (1440×3200 pixels) and a pixel density of 521 ppi. The refresh rate reaches 120Hz while the touch refresh rate reaches 480Hz.

In the settings it is possible to set the refresh rate in two different ways:

Automatic : Adjusts the refresh rate dynamically based on scenarios to balance performance and power consumption. In detail, what is also called “adaptive”.

Custom : Here, the user chooses which refresh rate to use between 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz. The brand recommends using the automatic mode, but no one forbids keeping the display fixed at 120Hz.

In the Color Scheme of the Settings screen, you can choose between different calibrations, all of which can be customized. There are three main profiles:

Vivid : mode that sets a profile faithful to the DCI-P3 standard, with a cold white balance by default, but configurable by the user.

Intense : mode that sets a profile with extreme maximum saturations, pushing the actual limits of the panel. It is not as faithful as Vivido, but aims to guarantee an immediate wow effect.

Original color : mode that sets a different color profile based on the content being played, choosing between DCI-P3 and sRGB, with a fairly faithful white balance according to the D65 standard.

In addition to the basic presets, the company allows the user to access various  advanced settings , which enable the possibility to choose between the original color range of the content being played (a bit like Original Color), or to lock the gamut to P3  or  sRGB references  . The difference with the main profiles lies in the possibility to  finely configure every aspect of the chromatic reproduction, for example with the three RGB sliders of the primary components, or by acting individually on values ​​such as Hue, Saturation, Gamma and Contrast. The smartphone is already very valid with the factory calibration, however the user can configure the chromatic aspect of the device as he sees fit, based on his own precision needs.

Display Analysis

We carried out the measurements at the colorimeter of the Xiaomi 12 Pro display and we generally found excellent values ​​in terms of accuracy. Let’s start with the maximum luminance: in the default mode, Vivid, we measured  1344 nits  with an unmeasurable contrast ratio due to the AMOLED display present. This is a very high value even considering that it is a top of the range, the best ever recorded in our laboratory if we exclude the top of the latest generation Samsung range. It goes without saying that with these values ​​Xiaomi 12 Pro can be used anywhere, without any compromise.

Playback of SDR content is of extremely high quality on the Xiaomi 12 Pro, with a chromatic fidelity (in the most precise mode, Original Color) quantifiable in an average DeltaE equal to 1.9 taking as reference the colors of the Macbeth Color Checker. This is a result that allows you to compare the smartphone panel to a semi-professional monitor, so even photo and video processing can be done without too much trouble on this smartphone. The excellent result was achieved thanks to a gamut faithful to the P3 reference, a good white point calibration and a gamma curve corrected according to the reference (2.2). We also carried out our analyzes on the measurements made with the Intense mode, the most extensive in terms of maximum saturation: in this case we have a wider gamut than the DCI-P3 standard and a gamma curve

OFFICIAL PREMIERE OF XIAOMI REDMI K50 GAMING EDITION IN CHINA

The new Redmi K50 series has recently attracted a lot of attention. The devices are intriguing with a good value for money, which is confirmed by the current leaks. Today, the official premiere of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, a device intended for gaming enthusiasts, took place. It is the successor of the Redmi K40 GE, which took a significant position in the market last year. The first Xiaomi smartphone signed with the Mercedes logo will also appear there.

The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor, 8 or 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal memory. Everything will work on the basis of MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12. Efficient operation even under heavy load is ensured by an additional cooling system consisting of a double steam chamber. If it turns out to be insufficient, we can buy a case with an additional fan.

Redmi K50 GE received a large AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, FullHd + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. For safety, the display is covered with an additional Gorilla Glass Victus glass. To increase the fun of the game, the device is equipped with JBL speakers, a special vibration motor and four additional buttons on the side of the housing.

As befits a gaming smartphone, the new Redmi does not have a top camera. On the front, in a round hole at the top of the screen, there is a selfie camera with a resolution of 20 Mpix. On the back there are three cameras – the main 64 Mpix, ultra-wide 8 Mpix and 2 Mpix macro photos. Although there is no comparison to, for example, Samsung’s flagships, it is a very decent set.

The device is powered by a 4700 mAh battery, which we can fully charge in 17 minutes using a 120W quick charge. In addition, the smartphone received a 5G, NFC and WIFI 6.2 modem, which is standard in devices from the top price range.

Exactly, the price. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition in different versions costs:

  • 8 GB / 128 GB – 3.299 yuan
  • 12 GB / 128 GB – 3.599 yuan
  • 12 GB / 256 GB – 3.899 yuan

The limited version co-created with Mercedes is slightly more expensive, which in the 12 GB / 256 GB configuration and slightly changed design (including the logo of the German brand) costs 4,199 yuan . In standard versions, the smartphone is available in three colors: blue, gray and black.

Xiaomi 12: Galaxy S22 alternative will not be cheap

Xiaomi 12 (Image source: Xiaomi)
Now that Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S22 and is launching it soon, one wonders where the Xiaomi 12 is going. It was presented in China a few weeks ago. Now the first prices in euros for the Xiaomi 12 have appeared and it shows again that the top smartphones are not as cheap as you are used to from previous generations.

Xiaomi 12 costs up to 1,200 euros
Shortly after Christmas 2021, Xiaomi presented its new high-end smartphones Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro in China. Since then we have been waiting patiently for them While Xiaomi is still holding back on this point , the first prices in euros for the new smartphones are appearing . As a reminder, in China the Xiaomi 12 costs the equivalent of around 500 euros. Of course, it won’t be that cheap with us (source: MySmartPrice ).

The Xiaomi 12 should be available at a price of 800 euros or more . You should get the version with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. If you want double the memory, you have to pay 900 euros. Xiaomi would charge twice as much as Samsung for the Galaxy S22 for doubling the memory at 100 euros. There, the upgrade costs only 50 euros.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro is even more expensive. There is 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage for a price of 1,000 euros . But there should also be a configuration with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. Up to 1,200 euros should then be required for this. With the Xiaomi 12X, the Chinese company wants to offer a cheaper alternative at prices starting at 600 euros. There is also a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. Doubling the internal memory again costs 100 euros.

Even the Xiaomi Mi 11 was not cheap. That’s why we did not expect the Xiaomi 12 to suddenly become a price-performance hit like we know it from the Xiaomi Mi 9. In the mid-range, the Chinese company offers incredibly good value for money, but the competition is now on the same level for top smartphones. We are curious to see whether the prices are right and how the smartphone performs compared to the Samsung Galaxy S22.

Xiaomi cell phone: What’s new in the Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi will unveil its new Redmi smartphones for the international market next week. Technically and visually, a lot should change will be witnessed in comparison with the Chinese versions. Now a retailer has at least unveiled the Redmi Note 11 in advance and is already showing us what to expect in the new models.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 with Qualcomm processor
The new Redmi smartphones were unveiled in China some time ago. The international launch will take place on February 26th. Previously it was announced that we will receive a slightly different configuration and this is exactly what a dealer from the Philippines confirms :

The optics will not differ compared to the Chinese model. There’s the 90Hz AMOLED display here too, which is believed to be 6.6 inches. In addition, the Snapdragon 680 processor, which should offer solid equipment. This configuration has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The battery measures 5,000 mAh and can be quickly recharged with 33 watts charger. There’s the 50MP quad camera here too.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 costs 154 euros in the Philippines. We will most likely pay significantly more. Probably a little over 200 euros . But that would still be a very good price for the equipment. At the latest in the coming week we will find out whether the information from the dealer is confirmed.

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