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Poco F4 GT Battery test

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We put the POCO F4 GT through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 4700 mAh
  • 120W charger (included)
  • 6.67-inch, 1080 x 2400, 120 Hz, OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 128 GB + 8 GB
POCO F4 GT
63
battery
47

104

42

96

46

100

113
charging
110

118

105

111

81

105

45

121

Charging Time
1 day 16h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h17
80% Charging time
Charging Time
0h28
Full charging time

Pros

  • Very fast charging
  • More than 9 hours of autonomy recovered after a 5-minute charge
  • Excellent charge efficiency

Cons

  • Less than 2 days of autonomy in  moderate use
  • Low autonomy in calibrated mode, being below-average in all our use cases, especially when streaming music
  • Very weak performance in on-the-go tests
  • High residual consumption of the charger when the smartphone isn’t plugged in
  • Higher-than-average discharge currents in all our use cases

The Poco F4 GT showed uneven performance in battery, with an excellent charging experience, but an underwhelming autonomy.

Despite a respectable 4700 mAh dual-cell battery, the device struggled in all our autonomy-related tests, especially in our on-the-go test where it ranks last of all the devices we’ve tested so far. Poco has not succeeded in taming the very performant and power-hungry Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, leading to high discharge currents across the board, even when compared to other devices that are equipped with the same chipset.

What the Poco F4 GT lacks in autonomy, it makes up for with an outstanding charge experience. You can expect to go from an empty battery to a fully charged one in less than a half an hour. We measured a peak charging power of 113W, just shy of the advertised 120W, but sufficient enough  to be among the very best in our rankings. With a very good 81% energy efficiency from the electrical outlet to the battery, the only minor stain on this otherwise excellent charging experience is the adapter’s high residual power consumption when the device is not plugged.

For a phone in the  High-End segment, the Poco F4 GT manages to be close to the best in charging, but  close to the weakest in  autonomy and the weakest in efficiency.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Poco F4 GT 4700mAh 120W
(included)
- AMOLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Realme GT Neo 3 4500mAh 150W
(included)
- OLED
1080 x 2412
Mediatek Dimensity 8100
Oppo Find X5 Lite 4500mAh 65W
(included)
- AMOLED
1080 x 2400
Mediatek Dimensity 900 5G

Autonomy

43

POCO F4 GT

98

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
59h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
40h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
25h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Stationary

47

POCO F4 GT

104

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

42

POCO F4 GT

96

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Estimated autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

46

POCO F4 GT

100

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Estimated autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

113

POCO F4 GT

121

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
100%
in 30 min
0h17
0 - 80%
0h28
Full charge

Full charge

110

POCO F4 GT

118

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge
The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.
Time to full charge
The time to full charge chart breaks down the necessary time to reach 80%, 100% and full charge.

Quick boost

105

POCO F4 GT

111

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge

Efficiency

49

POCO F4 GT

102

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption POCO F4 GT
6.2 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

81

POCO F4 GT

105

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

45

POCO F4 GT

121

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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