Poco F4 test: a smartphone without much shine despite its beautiful screen

Poco F4 test: a smartphone without much shine despite its beautiful screen

The Poco F4 takes over the photo block of the F4 GT, but gets a different main sensor. This smartphone from the Chinese firm offers a 64-megapixel main module coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle module. The whole thing is completed by the presence of a 2 Mpx macro sensor.

Main module: 64 MP, f/1.8



Samsung Galaxy A53 5G


Poco F4

The daytime rendering delivered by the Poco F4 is not as good as that of the Samsung terminal. The picture suffers from a lack of sharpness and a slightly incorrect colorimetry, pulling towards yellow. However, the exposure is quite good.



Samsung Galaxy A53 5G


Poco F4

Same observation for images captured in low light. These lack detail despite controlled exposure. The software processing erases the digital noise to the detriment of the quality, which causes a strong smoothing on the final rendering. In the night photo game, the Galaxy A53 5G does much better.

64 MP mode



Poco F4 (night, 100% crop)


Poco F4 (day, 100% crop)

In full format, the result is no better than using the default mode. By day, the image offers more sharpness, but that’s it. At night, the shot is much less detailed and the smoothing seems stronger.

Ultra wide-angle module: 8 Mpx, f/2.2



Samsung Galaxy A53 5G


Poco F4

On the ultra wide-angle, the Poco is not one of the worst students, but against the Galaxy A53 5G from Samsung, we must admit that there is little debate. The shot of the F4 is certainly less noisy, but not at the level of the South Korean smartphone in terms of sharpness. Again, the exposure is correct on the Poco, where the Samsung offers an overexposed image, as usual on the ultra wide-angle module.



Samsung Galaxy A53 5G


Poco F4

At night, the Poco F4 produces a result that is not very usable. The details are erased, because the smoothing is much too pronounced. This is not the case with the Samsung, which manages to present a more or less pleasant image, despite the presence of digital noise.

Front module, portrait and video mode

At the front, the F4 adopts a 20 Mpx module. The quality is quite good, although we note a slight lack of sharpness. The brightness management is more than correct when the conditions are right.

The portrait mode is very convincing, whether with the front or main module on the back. The clipping is good, the smartphone managing very easily to clip a subject without coming up too hard on the usual complicated details such as hair or hair.

In video, the smartphone is capable of filming up to 4K at 30 or 60 fps. On the front module, you can shoot in 1080p at 30 fps.

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