Poco Launches Its Latest Budget Phones Globally – Poco X5 Pro and Poco X5!
Poco is back again with Poco X5 and Poco X5 Pro. Here’s everything you need to know!
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has launched its latest X series of smartphones globally – Poco X5 Pro and Poco X5.
The Poco X series of smartphones are aimed at the mid-budget segment. The phones usually feature high refresh rate displays, big batteries, fast charging and the best possible value for your money. The traditions have stayed the same with the Poco X5 series.
In this article, let us discuss everything about Poco X5 Pro and Poco X5.
Poco X5 Pro
Poco X5 Pro comes with the usual Poco design language, the one with the Poco logo on the back and black bars on the back. The camera array is exactly the same as the one from Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+. The phone is available in three colours: Horizon Blue, Astral Black and Poco’s signature Yellow.
On the front, the phone comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support and HDR 10+ certification. It also has a peak brightness of 900 nits and has Dolby Vision. It also has support for 1920Hz PWM dimming. All these specifications mean that the phone has a good display, one of the best in the segment. It has a dedicated stereo speaker setup and Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res and Hi-Res Wireless certifications. It is a 10-bit panel and has the protection of Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 778G SoC, the best-performing chipset in the segment. Compared to its competitors, Snapdragon 695 and Mediatek Dimensity 920, Poco X5 Pro has a clear advantage. Redmi Note 12 Pro series and Realme 10 Pro Plus are yet to arrive in Europe. Still, they should be coming with Mediatek Dimensity 1020 SoC, which is not as strong as the Snapdragon 778G in terms of performance.
Coming to the cameras, there are no surprises; it comes with a 108MP triple camera setup. The primary camera is a 108MP one, and the secondaries remain at an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro. On the front, there is a 16MP primary camera.
The phone is backed up by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W super fast charging.
Everything isn’t all good, as the phone comes with MIUI 14, based on Android 12. It has been almost 6 months since Android 13 was launched. It should have come with Android 13, even though the MIUI version is the latest.
Poco X5 Pro is available in two variants, the 6/128GB variant, priced at $300/€300, and the higher 8/256GB variant, which is priced at $350/€350. The phone will be available from February 7, and there will be an early bird discount of $50/€50 on both variants.
Poco X5 comes with a similar design to Poco X5 Pro; even though there are slight differences, it is unequivocally a Poco device. It is available in three colours – Blue, Black and Green, the Poco Yellow colour is missing here.
It comes with a similar display as that of Poco X5 Pro, a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and Full HD+ resolution. But it is an older panel found in older Redmi and Poco devices, as it doesn’t support PWM dimming and has a peak brightness of 1200nits. Unlike the Pro model, it doesn’t come with various certifications for the display. It is an 8-bit panel and has older Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Snapdragon 695 SoC powers the phone, the same chipset featured in Poco X4 Pro. Poco X5 has a triple camera setup, but the primary camera is the older 48MP sensor. The secondary sensor remains the same at 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro. On the front, there is a 13MP selfie shooter.
The battery remains the same as the Pro’s at 5,000mAh, but the charging speed has gone down to 33W. This phone also comes with MIUI 14, based on Android 12.
Poco X5 comes in two variants, the 6/128GB variant is priced at $250/€250, and the 8/256GB variant is priced at $300/€300. Poco X5 will also be available starting February 7. Both variants will have an early bird discount, like the Pro model of $50/€50.