A new kind of flagship killer is having great success in the global market. We are not talking about devices with top-tier hardware, but they are powerful enough to please gamers and power users. We are talking about devices such as the POCO F4 and the Realme GT Neo 3T. They belong to the latest high-end series from their respective brands, but they are not the most powerful variants of these series. You can find them in the global market for less than €400 and they offer very interesting specifications for that price range. This is a comparison between the specifications of the POCO F4 and the Realme GT Neo 3T which will help you discover all the main differences between these two phones.
Xiaomi POCO F4 vs Realme GT Neo 3T
|Xiaomi POCO F4||Realme GT Neo 3T|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||163.2 x 76 x 7.7 mm,|
|162.9 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED||6.62 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, octa-core 3.2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, octa-core 3.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, MIUI for POCO||Android 12, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4|
20 MP f/2.5 front camera
|Triple 64 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.3 + f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||4500 mAh, fast charging 67W||5000 mAh, Fast Charging 80W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, IP53 certification||5G, dual SIM|
The Realme GT Neo 3T wins the design comparison because it comes with a very interesting design. One of its color variants has a checkered texture on the rear side which reminds me of Vans shoes. There is also a special edition of this phone dedicated to Dragon Ball Z: its design is similar to Kakarot’s clothes. The Realme GT Neo 3T is definitely one of the most original phones out there and its design is perfect for young people and for those who search for a fresh look. The POCO F4 is less interesting when it comes to the look, but it is built with more premium materials. It has a glass back instead of a plastic back and it sports the IP53 certification thanks to which it is water resistant and splash resistant. Both the phones have flat punch-hole displays, but the punch hole of the former is placed in the upper left corner, while the latter POCO has a centered punch hole.
On paper, it seems like the POCO F4 has a superior display. It is an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification, and Dolby Vision support. This display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and it has a peak brightness of up to 1,300 nits. The Realme GT Neo 3T has the same specifications with the exception of Dolby Vision, but it adds an in-display fingerprint reader, while the POCO device has a side-mounted biometric sensor. Both the handsets feature stereo speakers providing a good audio experience. Do you prefer having better image quality or an in-display fingerprint scanner on your phone?
Specs & Software
The POCO F4 and the Realme GT Neo 3T are powered by the same processor. We are talking about the Snapdragon 870 mobile platform by Qualcomm built at 7 nm. It is an octa-core chipset composed of one Kryo 585 core running at a max frequency of 3.2 GHz, three Kryo 585 cores running at 2.42 GHz, and four Kryo 585 running at 1,8 GHz. So always the same cores, but with a different frequency, paired with the Adreno 650 GPU. The Snapdragon 870 is a good chipset for gaming and advanced usage scenarios, but there are a few mobile platforms providing higher performance in 2022. The difference between the hardware departments of these two phones is the memory configuration: the POCO F4 provides up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of native UFS 3.1 storage, while the Realme GT Neo 3T has just 8 GB of RAM in its high-end configuration. Both the phones run Android 12 out of the box with customized user interfaces on top.
On the rear side, these two phones come with the same sensors: we are talking about a 64 MP main camera, an 8 Mp ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP macro shooter. But the POCO F4 wins the camera phone comparison because it has an additional element you can often find on high-end phones only: optical stabilization, also known as OIS. It also comes with a better 20 MP front camera. So if you need the best camera phone, now you know what to choose. But a lot of people choosing phones of this kind do not care about the camera a lot and none of these phones is a real camera phone.
The biggest advantage of the Realme GT Neo 3T over the POCO F4 is the battery capacity: its battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh and its battery life is way longer than the POCO F4. Further, it supports a better charging technology: 80W fast charging instead of just 67W. The POCO F4 has a 4500 mAh battery and 67W fast charging.
In the European market, the POCO F4 and the Realme GT Neo 3T are available with prices starting from €399/$416. The POCO offers better cameras, while the Realme has a bigger battery with faster charging. Which one would you pick?
Xiaomi POCO F4 vs Realme GT Neo 3T: PRO and CONS
Xiaomi POCO F4
- Better rear camera
- Higher-end memory configuration
- IP53 certification
- More interesting display
- Smaller battery
Realme GT Neo 3T
- Bigger battery
- Faster charging
- Original design
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Inferior rear camera