POCO Android 12 OS update: POCO F3 GT receives stable MIUI 13 update in India

POCO F3 GT is receiving MIUI 13 update based on Android 12 OS in India.

Highlights
  • POCO F3 GT is now receiving the Android 12-based MIUI 13 update
  • This is the first major Android update for the phone single its launch
  • POCO F3 GT specifications include MediaTek Dimensity 1200, 5,065mAh battery, and a 64MP primary camera

POCO F3 GT is the company’s gaming-centric offering that was launched last year in July. At the time of the announcement, the handset came with Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 custom skin out of the box. Now, months later, POCO has now announced the phone is getting the Android 12-based MIUI 13 update in India. POCO F3 GT users can head to the POCO community and update the device manually through fast boot or recovery ROM.  The handset is a rebrand of the Redmi K40 Enhanced Gaming edition and retains similar specifications.

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POCO F3 GT MIUI 13

MIUI 13 features

MIUI 13 brings features like Liquid Storage, Smart Balance, Atomised Memory, Focused algorithms, Sidebar, and more. The former is a new feature that manages the way files are stored on the device at the system level.

The focussed algorithm’ dynamically allocates system resources based on usage. This in turn should make the user experience more fluid and responsive.

Atomised Memory is a RAM management engine that basically analyses the way apps use RAM and force closes the not-so-important tasks. 

MIUI 13 widgets

Sidebar is a new MIUI 13 feature, which offers users to add up to 10 apps to the sidebar to quickly access them with just a swipe. Users don’t have to leave the current app to access the sidebar.

MIUI 13 brings a new smart balance feature that is claimed to strike a balance between performance and power consumption. Xiaomi says this feature can extend the battery life by up to 10 percent.

POCO F3 GT specifications

To recall, the OCO F3 GT sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, 500nits brightness, and 1300nits peak brightness and punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC paired with ARM G77 MC9 GPU. It packs up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that isn’t further expandable. The phone now runs on Android 12 based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box.

The POCO F3 GT has a 5,065mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer. It measures 161.94x 76.93 x 8.3mm and weighs 205 grams.

Moving to optics, the POCO F3 GT has a triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.65 aperture, LED flash, and an 8MP ultrawide lens with 119-degree FoV, and a 2MP macro unit with f/2.4 aperture. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

Key Specs

POCO F3 GT
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MT6893 | 6 GBProcessor
6.67 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5065 mAh Battery
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POCO F3 GT Price
Rs. 28,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
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Display
★★★★★
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Software
★★★★★
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Camera
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Performance
★★★★★
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Battery
★★★★★
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Pros

  • Unique, good-looking design
  • Stunning display
  • Capable performer

Cons

  • Maglev triggers are not that useful
  • Camera performance isn't the best
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