Poco F4 5G debuted in India a few days ago, and the company has projected it as an all-rounder in the mid-budget segment. If Poco is not your favorite brand and you are looking at alternatives in the same price range, you have some great options from iQOO, Realme, or its parent brand Xiaomi. So let’s look at the top 5 alternatives to the Poco F4 5G.
iQOO Neo 6
iQOO Neo 6 must, of course, be one of the best alternatives to Poco F4 5G, not because the smartphones share the same processor, but because the iQOO Neo 6 offers better value for money for its slightly higher price tag, as we explained, the same in our comparison of IQoo Neo 6 vs. Poco F4.
The Neo 6 price in India is Rs 29,999 for the 8GB+128GB model base. The high-end 8GB + 256GB model costs Rs 33,999. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India and the official website of iQOO. It will be available in Dark Nova and Cyber Range colors.
The Neo 6 5G has a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch frequency of 360 Hz. Furthermore, there is a peak brightness of 1300 nits and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.4%. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.
It includes a Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. iQOO Neo 6 comes with 4G Extended RAM, which can expand 8GB RAM to 12GB and 12GB RAM to 16GB, which means users can smoothly open multiple apps and switch between various apps instantly. In addition, the smartphone is equipped with a liquid cooling vapor chamber for better gaming thermal management.
Read More: iQOO Neo 6 Review: A Balanced Smartphone.
As for optics, the Neo 6 will come with a triple camera setup. It will feature a 64MP main sensor with OIS support, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. In addition, it will have a 16 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls.
The Neo 6 packs a 4700mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging, which is said to charge the smartphone to 50 percent in 12 minutes. Connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, and a USB-C port for charging. In addition, FunTouch OS 12 runs on Android 12. In addition, FunTouch OS 12 runs on Android 12.
Bigger battery faster chargingSmoother software
Slightly higher price for the basic variant
Realme 9 Pro+
While this Realme smartphone may not offer you the same gaming experience as the Poco F4 5G due to its slower processor, it is still enough for smooth everyday use and is one of the good alternatives to the Poco F4 5G. Moreover, you also get 256GB of storage for Rs 1,000 higher than the base model of Poco F4 5G, which has 128GB of storage.
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G is available in India for Rs 24,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant. The phone has the 8GB + 128GB option for Rs 26,999 and an 8GB + 256GB model for Rs 28,999.
The phone has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Furthermore, the display comes with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a touch sampling rate of 180 Hz. It includes MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC along with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
For optics, there is a triple rear camera setup. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie camera sensor with an f/2.4 lens. There is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens that supports optical image stabilization (OIS). In addition, there is an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.
Realme 9 Pro+ 5G has a 4,500 mAh battery that supports up to 60W SuperDart fast charging. It runs Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. The phone also comes with a heart rate sensor that can be accessed via the in-display fingerprint scanner.
Other features include a vapor chamber cooling system, an X-axis linear motor, 5 GB of virtual RAM, dual speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Light Shift Design. Finally, the phone measures 160.2 × 73.3 × 7.99 mm and weighs 182 grams.
Polished software, more storage space, Flagship camera sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack
Inferior processor90Hz screen and not 120Hz
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is available in India in two configurations: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage options. These models cost Rs 26,999 and Rs 28,999, respectively.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Furthermore, there is a 360 Hz touch sampling rate, 1200 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a punch hole on the front. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC. The chipset is paired with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
On the back, the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge has a triple camera setup. This setup includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor. In addition, there will be an 8-megapixel ultrawide cam with 120 degrees FoV (Field of view) and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge has a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging. It runs on MIUI 12.5, Enhanced based on Android 11. Xiaomi says it will receive the MIUI 13 update in the future.
Furthermore, the phone features dual JBL-tuned stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio. Connectivity options include NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and more. In addition, the phone has an IP53 rating and comes with a VC liquid cooling system.
120W fast chargingIP53 ratingBetter cameras (on paper)
Inferior processorAndroid 11 preinstalled 256GB storage option
OnePlus North 2
Even almost a year old, the OnePlus Nord 2 is one of the top alternatives to the Poco F4 5G due to its well-balanced balance. OnePlus Nord 2 costs Rs 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant, Rs 29,999 for the 8GB+128GB model, and Rs 34,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. OnePlus Nord 2 costs Rs 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant, Rs 29,999 for the 8GB+128GB model, and Rs 34,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. In addition, the OnePlus Nord 2T, a minor upgrade over the Nord 2, will also be launched in India on July 1, and the price will be close to Poco F4 5Gs.
The OnePlus Nord 2 has a 6.43-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED touchscreen. The screen is HDR10+ certified with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI chipset powers the smartphone. There is up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The OnePlus Nord 2 has been launched with the new OxygenOS 11.3, whose codebase has been merged with ColorOS. In addition, OnePlus Nord 2 5G has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The company also recently confirmed that it will get 2 years of major software upgrades with 3 years of security patches.
Moving on, it’s backed by a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery with 65W fast charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging. Additional features on the OnePlus Nord 2 include Haptics 2.0, AI features throughout the software, dual stereo speakers, and more.
Powerful processor with flagship performance Flagship cameras Great haptics Close to Android software experience
Now almost a year old 90Hz screen and not 120Hz
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung’s Galaxy M53 is a solid alternative to the Poco F4 5G. It comes at Rs 26,499 for the 6GB+128GB version. The 8GB+128GB version costs Rs 28,499. The phone has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. Furthermore, the display has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G includes the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, paired with the Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. It has 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 1 TB via a microSD card.
The phone has a quad camera on the back for photos and videos. It has a 108-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a pair of 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors with f/2.4 aperture. The device uses a 32-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calls.
As for software, the handset runs Android 12 with Samsung One UI 4.1. There is also a 5,000mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging. It includes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The phone also has facial recognition.
The phone supports 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, and GPS + GLONASS in terms of connectivity. In addition, the phone has a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Expandable storage, better cameras (on paper), Bigger battery, better software
Slow chargingInferior processor