POCO F3 GT Unboxing And First Impressions, Dimensity 1200, 120Hz Turbo AMOLED, Maglev Triggers, Full specifications, price & reviews

POCO F3 GT Specification
Display 6.67-inch (1080x2400)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 1200
Front Camera 16MP
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5065mAh
OS Android 11

POCO F3 GT Summary:

The POCO F3 GT is here & after the POCO F1, this might be the next phone with serious performancePOCO F1 was a serious flagship killer & the POCO F3 GT too will be in that class hopefully.This is a gaming phone & the specs are seriously good, we’ll tell you all about it. Let’s open the POCO F3 GT box, it’s made in India.Box Contents - It’s the yellow & black combination. You get a sim card tool, a case,a USB Type C to 3.5mm adapter, which means there’s no 3.5mm jack.This is the phone, there’s a 67W fast charger & a yellow L shaped USB Type C cable for gaming.Let’s keep this all aside & take a look at the phone.*admires* *removes stickers*It looks awesome & gives you a gaming vibe when you hold it. It’s a different design, I liked it.Build - Just like Redmi K40 Gaming & this looks nice too with the POCO branding in the middle.The scratch guard is pre-applied & overall it looks wide & might weigh around 200-205g. Let’s test!And like I guessed it is 206g in weight.Let's put on the case, it’s a plane TPU case & is of decent quality.Case quality is good & fits well.The phone has a metal frame & Gorilla Glass on the front & back, So it’s a metal-glass sandwiched design.There’s one thing, on the Redmi K40 Gaming ‘Fighting' text was printed on the back, while here it’s POCO.But, there’s ‘Freezing’ & ‘Speediest’ text printed on the camera sides.Ports & Buttons - Below, there’s a speaker grill, a USB Type C port, a mic & a sim card tray.One the left, there are 2 in-dents, microphone & volume rockers.On top, you get a noise cancelling mic(total 3 mics), an IR Blaster & a speaker grill(stereo speakers).On the right, there are physical trigger buttons which can be opened with sliders.The trigger buttons give tactile & satisfying feedback. You’ll enjoy playing BGMI with it.There’s a power on/off button in the middle of both triggers which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.Let’s start & check if there are as many features inside as there are on the outside.Display - It is different & looks squarish like a gaming console. It’s a big 6.67” FHD+ Super AMOLED display.It has a 120Hz fast refresh rate with 480Hz touch sampling rate, supports HDR10+ & 10bit colours(1Billion+ colours)It’s a beautiful display with a good screen-to-body ratio, the bezels are thin & the chin is quite small.I love the display with a centre punch hole because of the symmetry.This display is super bright, you’ll be able to use it out in the sunlight without a problem.There is no in-display fingerprint sensor but a side mounted one.Specifications - There’s MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G SoC which is good & near flagship for gaming.It is based on 6Nm which is power efficient.There are 3 different variants, we have the 8GB+128GB variant, there’s a 6GB+ 12GB variant too.The storage type is UFS 3.1 & RAM type is LPDDR4X.It has a 5065mAh large battery with 67W fast charging that charges from 0-100% in 42 minutes.Performance - It feels good for regular usage with the 120Hz fast refresh rate & 480Hz touch sampling.You’ll enjoy it. The AnTuTu score is 5.96L which should’ve been higher around 6.5L.Overall, the performance is more than what it shows.You can play games on HDR-Ultra settings, the Ultra HD is locked yet but we played on Ultra-HDRfor a long time & we didn’t see any performance drop. It gives a sustained performance.I was impressed with the BGMI & we also got a good performance while playing a heavy Genshin Impact game.And it’s fun playing BGMI with the trigger buttons. You'll love the phone & you’ll get used to them.Talking about gaming vibes, you get RGB lights in the upper & lower camera casing.There’s a Game Mode, where you’ll see the temperature, FPS etc. Also you can enhance the graphics.You can custom assign functions to the trigger buttons as well with the Game Mode.The power button works as a fingerprint sensor & assigning functions to it would’ve been great!If someone from POCO is listening, can we do it?Multimedia - The stereo speaker sound is good quality & impressive & sounds good while you’re listening to music.And with the awesome display & sound, the multimedia experience is top notch flagship level!There should’ve been a 3.5mm jack in this gaming phone, but you do get a 3.5mm adapter in the boxOS UI - It comes with MIUI 12.5 & there are no problems in regular usage as we didn’t see any ads.You’ll get a good UI experience & I’ll be waiting for MIUI 13 for sure!Connectivity - With Dimensity 1200 SoC, you get 5G with 10-11 bands(no mentions by POCO).It has dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi Calling, WiFi 6 support with Bluetooth 5.2 & no NFC.Camera - It’s a decent triple rear camera setup(64MP+8MP+2MP) & on the front you get a 16MP selfie sensor.Here are some snaps, do let me know what you think in the comments.You get all the camera UI features like Macro Videos & you can shoot 4K 30FPS videos.Features - It has Camera2api & Widevine L1 support.

There’s a notification light in the RGB camera back.There’s no FM Radio & SAR value is within limits.The 1 feature that should be in all AMOLED phones is DC dimming which is present & it helps during videos.Overall, the in-hand feel is a little big, but it does give the gaming vibe.The performance too is flagship level. And I love the display with 120Hz refresh rate & 480Hz touch sampling rate.MIUI 12.5 is ok, but overall, the gaming experience & performance is impressive.Now let’s see what’ll be its price! Rumours say it might be around 28-29K Rs.If it comes under Rs 30K, looking at all features, I’d say it’ll be value for money!Just like the POCO F1 under Rs 20K back then, if this comes under Rs 30K now, I’d love it.Honestly, like we’ve been waiting for the POCO F2 for 3 years, the POCO F3 GT might be the one!During its launch POCO is releasing a feature called MAD Reverse Pricing where it’ll be cheaper.And will normalise to its original price after some days which is interesting.