POCO M2 PRO REVIEW
The Poco X2 Pro starts at Rs. 13,999 and looking at its specifications, it seems like it could be a strong opponent to the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6, which are two excellent offerings with similar pricing. However, numbers on a paper aren’t always an accurate depiction of actual performance. It’s time to put the Poco M2 Pro to the test, to see if it’s as good as it’s made out to be. There is no difference in RN 9 Pro and Poco M2 PRO.
Poco has been very selective about its smartphone portfolio. It was spun off from Xiaomi and launched the Poco X2 , more than a year after the Poco F1 . Rather than releasing ‘flagship killers’ such as the F1, the company is now focusing more on the budget segment. With the new Poco M2 Pro, it aims to take on the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment
Poco M2 Pro Summary
Poco M2 Pro smartphone was launched on 7th July 2020. The phone comes with a 6.67-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels at a pixel density of 395 pixels per inch and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Poco M2 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that features 2 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 6 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Poco M2 Pro runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5020mAh non-removable battery. The Poco M2 Pro supports proprietary fast charging.
Poco has used a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD display, with a cutout for the selfie camera. You also get Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, back, and the rear camera module. I usually find pre-applied screen protectors really annoying, but the one on the M2 Pro is not intrusive. The display gets bright, colours are punchy, and the Settings app lets you tweak the colour profile.
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro smartphone runs on Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 465 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 465) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Chipset. It has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
The Pocophone F1 has dual rear cameras based on Sony’s EXMOR RS (stacked CMOS) IMX363 1/2.55″ sensor with 12 MP, f/1.9 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size. It has dual pixel Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The secondary camera acts as a depth sensor with 5 MP, aperture f/2.0 and pixel size of 1.12 µm and a dual-LED flash. The camera has HDR and panorama options. Video can be made in 2160p@60fps, 1080p@60fps (gyro-EIS), or 1080p@960fps mode. The camera has a manual mode as well; users can adjust white balance (presets and light temperature), set a shutter speed (1/1000s to 32s) and ISO (100-3200). There is also a manual focus with focus peaking. A software update in January 2019 added 960fps slo-mo video recording and night mode.
At the front, the device features a 20 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 0.9 µm pixel size, which has HDR software and analytic capabilities coupled with 2μm large pixel (4-in-1 Super Pixel) technology. Selfie software includes AI Beautify 4.0 and precise bokeh effects. Video can be recorded at 1080p@30fps. There is also an infrared light sensor and infrared camera for facial recognition.
The Pocophone F1 runs on a Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) processor with an Adreno 630 to handle graphics. It features a 6.18″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen screen with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The display also has a wide notch at the top. There is also the Gorilla Glass 3 protection.