Poco has announced a new mid-range smartphone – Poco F4 – in India. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s tried and tested Snapdragon 870 chipset. It also brings a 120Hz 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display, 64MP triple camera setup and a 4500mAh battery with 67W charging support.
Poco’s latest smartphone competes against iQoo’s latest mid-ranger – the Neo 6 – which shares similar specifications as the Poco F4. The iQoo Neo 6 has a 6.62-inch E4 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 870. It has a 64MP triple camera setup and comes with a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
So, the question is, which one is the better Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone out there? Let us compare the specifications and find out.
The Poco F4 features a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. Meanwhile, the Neo 6 features a tad smaller 6.63-inch AMOLED display, which is also an E4 panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and HDR10+. However, unlike the Poco F4, the Neo 6 does not support Dolby Vision. Also, Poco F4 comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection while iQoo Neo 6 has Schott Xensation Up glass
Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 870 chipset. And both have a maximum of 12GB of RAM, but Poco F4 has newer and faster LPDDR5 RAM while the Neo 6 has LPDDR4X RAM. Both Poco F4 and iQoo Neo 6 offer up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Poco’s F4 runs a tweaked version of MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12, and even Neo 6 runs Android 12, but it has Vivo’s FunTouch OS.
iQoo’s Neo 6 has an edge over the Poco F4 in terms of battery and charging. The Neo 6 boasts a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging while Poco F4 has a smaller 4500mAh battery with a rather modest 67W fast charging.
Coming to cameras, both the smartphones have a triple camera setup led by a 64MP sensor with OIS. Even the other two cameras are the same on both smartphones – an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro camera. The iQoo Neo 6 has a 16MP front camera, while the Poco F4 comes with a 20MP camera on the front.
The Poco F4 comes at a starting price of Rs 27,999 for the base 6GB+128GB storage configuration. At 29,999, both smartphones offer 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. However, the top-end configuration of the Poco F4 which offers 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage is cheaper at Rs 32,999 than the same configuration of the iQoo Neo 6 which costs Rs 33,999. Also, you can grab the Poco F4 for up to Rs 4,000 cheaper at its first sale.
|Specifications||Poco F4||iQoo Neo 6|
|Display||6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED||6.6-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
|Operating System||Android 12, MIUI 13||Android 13, FunTouchOS 12|
|RAM||up to 12GB LPDDR5||up to 12GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||up to 256GB UFS 3.1||up to 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Camera||64MP+8MP+2MP, 20MP (Front)||64MP+8MP+2MP, 16MP (Front)|
|Battery||4,500mAh with 67W fast charging||4,7000mAh with 80W fast charging|
|Price||Rs 27,999||Rs 29,999|