Xiaomi is known for installing large batteries that have a correspondingly long runtime. That’s the way it should be. Interestingly, this is not the case with the Poco F4 GT. Despite the large batteries, the smartphone from Xiaomi ranks at the bottom, where devices with much smaller batteries can actually be found.


Xiaomi Poco F4 GT suffers from battery life

The Poco F4 GT is actually the typical price-performance hit from Xiaomi. You get a lot of equipment, the latest hardware and a large battery for a small price. So the overall concept is right and the mobile phone costs as well Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 just over 500 euros (look at Poco). For comparison: A OnePlus 10 Pro costs 899 euros with similar equipment. But now an unexpected weakness has emerged. The battery life is quite weak despite a capacity of 4,700 mAh. The Xiaomi phone only ranks 55th on DxOMark:

The Poco F4 GT from Xiaomi performs moderately in the battery test. (Image source: DxOMark)

They are followed by smartphones such as the iPhone 13 mini, which has a much smaller battery. But even a Xiaomi 12 or OnePlus 10 Pro does not do better in DxOMark.

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In normal operation, the Poco F4 GT comes with a 4,700 mAh battery Duration of 1 day and 16 hours. That may sound good at first, but the iPhone 13 Pro Max with the smaller 4,352 mAh battery manages 2 days and 20 hours in the same test cycle. In return, the Xiaomi cell phone scores with an extremely fast charging speed. In just 17 minutes, the smartphone is recharged from 0 to 80 percent with the 120 watt charging function. So even if you have to live with a slightly shorter runtime, the battery is ready again in a few minutes.

The Poco F4 GT from Xiaomi is a gaming smartphone:

Poco F4 GT with Gaming Modus

Battery life varies greatly

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It all depends on how you use your smartphone. If you gamble, the battery will be empty much faster. Then you get four to five hours in the best case. If you only look at your smartphone every now and then, you can easily reach two to three days. So don’t be fooled by this result. In my test, the OnePlus 10 Pro performed decently in terms of runtime.