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Android has come a long way since it was the only product of a small startup until now it has taken over 80% of the mobile operating system market. In this article we’re going to read about the complete history of Android.

The complete history of Android

history of Android

If you are also an old user of the Android ecosystem, you probably have the feeling that this popular operating system has been a constant and integral part of your experience in the world of smartphones since you can remember; Hence, it may be hard to believe that it’s only been a little over a decade and a half since the first Android-based phone was released.

Undoubtedly, the factor that caused Android’s great success was Google’s fateful decision to turn it into an open-source project. The open-source nature of Android, which puts it in direct opposition to its great and monopolistic competitor, Apple’s iOS, brought the increasing popularity of this operating system among non-Google mobile manufacturers; So that only a few years after the release of Android 1.0, smartphones based on this operating system could be found everywhere.

Android has become the most popular mobile operating system in the world, surpassing competitors such as Symbian, Blackberry, Palm, WebOS, and Windows Phone, and more than three billion devices worldwide are based on Android. In fact, Apple’s iOS is the only platform that is still a serious competitor to Android, and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon.

Now that 16 years have passed since the birth of Android and many smartphone users are enjoying the Material You design language and the new features of Android 14, let’s take a look at the rich history of the Android operating system and the changes it has undergone during this time.

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Table of Contents

  • The beginning of the Android way
  • Android logo
  • Release of Android 1.0
  • Android 1.1
  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
  • Android 1.6 Donut
  • Android 2.0 Eclair
  • Android 2.1 Eclair
  • Android 2.2 Ice Cream Yogurt
  • Android 2.3 gingerbread
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Android 10
  • Android 11
  • Android 12
  • Android 13
  • Android 14
  • The future of Android

The beginning of the Android way

The story of Android begins in October 2003; That is, long before the epidemic of the term ” smartphone ” and several years before Apple introduced the first iPhone and with it the first version of iOS. The Android company was founded in Palo Alto, California, and its founders were four young men named Rich MinerNick SearsChris White, and Andy Rubin. At the time, Robin said the Android company was going to “develop smarter mobile devices that are more aware of the user’s location and interests.”

history of Android

In his 2013 speech in Tokyo, Rubin revealed that the Android operating system was originally intended to be an improved version of the operating system for digital cameras; But even in those days, the digital camera market was falling. It only took a few months for the founders of the Android company to abandon their initial plans and take steps towards using this operating system in mobile phones.

In 2005, another big chapter in the history of Android took place; Google bought the Android company. Robin and the other founders remained at Google’s Android company to work on the development of the operating system. It was decided to use Linux for the development of Android OS, and this fateful decision became the basis for Android to be available to all mobile phone manufacturers as an open-source project for free. Google and the Android development team came to the conclusion that the company could make significant profits not by monopolizing the brand, but by providing services that were based on this operating system, including applications.

Robin remained at Google as the manager of the Android team until 2013; But a year later, following the publication of documents of Robin’s sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior with employees, he was forced to leave Google to start his own growth center startup. He finally left this startup to return to the world of smartphones in 2017 with the failed Essential Phone project. Robin is no longer in the media spotlight these days, but his legacy lives on under Google’s watch.

Android logo

The very familiar Android logo, which looks like a combination of a robot and a green bug, was designed by Irina Block when she was still working at Google. According to Block, Google’s design team only asked him to make the logo look like a robot (perhaps because of Robin’s fondness for his Star Wars robot toy). Block also said that part of the final Android logo design was inspired by the “male” and “female” head signs in public restrooms.

Block and Google both decided that the Android bot itself, like the operating system, would be an open-source project. Almost every other big company protects its logo with all its might against any modification of the design and use by others, but the Android robot has been used by thousands of people around the world thanks to the copyright license issued by Google. It has been manipulated.

The Android logo, also known as “Andy”, was redesigned in 2019 along with the Android brand, and although it has now lost a large part of its body, its presence is more visible in all products related to the Android brand.

Release of Android 1.0

It was in 2007 that Apple started a new era in mobile processing with the release of the first iPhone. At the time, Google was still secretly working on Android, but in November of that year, it revealed its plans to compete with Apple and other mobile platforms. In a big move, Google formed a consortium of different companies called the “Open Handset Alliance”, which included mobile phone manufacturers such as HTC and Motorola, chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, and telecommunications companies such as T-Mobile.

After announcing the formation of the consortium, Google’s CEO at the time, Eric Schmidt, described it as “more ambitious” than any Google phone that the media had been speculating about for weeks, saying, “Our vision is that with this powerful platform, we will see the production of Let’s be thousands of different mobile phones.

The public beta version of Android 1.0 was released to developers on November 5, 2007. In September 2008, the first Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, also known as the HTC Dream in some parts of the world, was introduced. This Android phone with its 3.2-inch pop-up touch screen and physical QWERTY keyboard was not so innovative in design and was even criticized by the technology media. However, Android 1.0 inside this phone also had a trace of Google’s future plans for the development of this operating system.

history of Android

Android 1.0 brought together several other products and services of the company, such as Google Maps, YouTube, and the HTML browser (which was the predecessor of Chrome), which naturally used Google’s search services, and the first version of Android Market to offer “dozens of Android applications.” introduced “unique”. Other features of Android 1.0 include the notification window that is still present in newer versions of Android, widgets, and integration with the Gmail email service.

history of Android

All these features seem trivial now, but with the help of these, Android’s leadership in the mobile market was sparked.

Android 1.1

history of Android

The first Android update took place three months after the release of the G1 in February 2009. Version 1.1 cannot be considered an innovative product in any way, because it only included software patches to optimize the system and fix its bugs. But Android 1.1 is important because it demonstrates Google’s ability to deliver updates effortlessly. This same feature, which seems trivial these days, was considered one of the strengths of Android at the time of the release of version 1.1 because other mobile operating systems at that time did not have the ability to update in this way.

Android 1.5 Cupcake

Android 1.5 - cupcake

With the release of Android 1.5 in April 2009, Google started the 10-year tradition of naming Android versions based on the names of sweets and desserts in the order of the Latin alphabet, and to begin with, the lottery was named Cupcake. Android owes this naming system to Google’s project manager, Ryan Gibson; However, until today, no one has discovered the secret of his interest in this naming model.

Android 1.5 is truly a turning point in the history of Android. In this version, in addition to introducing the special naming method of this operating system, important features were added, which of course seem trivial these days; including the ability to upload videos to YouTube, automatic screen rotation, the addition of a virtual keyboard, and support for various keyboards, which at that time, its fierce competitor, iOS, was useless.

It is interesting to know that the first Samsung Galaxy and HTC Hero phones were launched with Android 1.5

Android 1.6 Donut

Android 1.6 - Donut

A few months after Android 1.5, Google released version 1.6 under the name Donut in September 2009. Although Donut wasn’t as influential in Android history as Cupcake, it did come with a big change that happened behind the scenes. The new operating system introduced support for CDMA-based networks for the first time, making it possible for Android phones to be sold by all carriers worldwide.

Other features of Android 1.6 include the introduction of a quick search box, a quick toggle between camera options, video recording, and gallery, and the “Power Control” widget to manage Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. In addition, for the first time, Donut made it possible to display the power of Android on a variety of screens with different resolutions and aspect ratios. Android Market was also launched with a new design in white and green colors, which displayed a list of the top free and paid apps. However, this version of Android had many flaws in the camera interface, which remained until Android 2.3.

Android 2.0 Eclair

In early November 2009, almost a year after the release of the G1 phone and the first version of Android, Android 2.0 was released. If we want to describe this update in one word, “big” is a good adjective, because this version of the Android operating system was a big achievement with big promises coming to big phones from big companies!

At first, Eclair was released exclusively on Verizon phones and marked one of the best collaboration experiences in this field. The factor that made Eclair successful was that in this version of Android, we saw the most changes both in terms of appearance and internal architecture. Features added to version 2.0 include support for multiple accounts, free Google Maps navigation, which is still popular and useful (before that, drivers paid a hefty fee for such an application), quick access to information Contact, improved virtual keyboard with multi-touch data recognition and browser redesign that brought it closer to today’s Google Chrome browser.

Android 2.1 Eclair

Although Google kept the Eclair name for the next Android update, it added extensive changes. Android 2.1, which was released in January 2010, was so good at the time that many new phones were equipped with it. After all, many software bugs were also fixed in this version.

With Android 2.1, Google unveiled live wallpapers for the first time, which, by displaying animated and interactive images instead of a static image in the background, were very attractive at the same time and attracted the attention of many users. In this version of Android, for the first time, we saw the ability to convert speech to text (TTS), with the help of which users could talk to their phone so that texts are entered through the user’s voice instead of typing with the keyboard. Also, from Android 2.1 onwards, the comma button in the virtual keyboard was replaced with a dedicated microphone button to make it easier for the user to access this feature. It is interesting to know that from iOS 5 onwards, this feature was also added to the keyboard of the Apple operating system.

In addition, Android 2.0 uses a new screen lock, one side of which has the option of silent mode (silent), and the other side of the screen lock, opens the main screen by touching it. Although the changes of this update were not very dramatic, it was considered a strategic change for Google and probably had a direct connection with changing the basic appearance of Android and offering customized versions for the company’s business partners in their products.

At that time, Google’s direct cooperation with HTC led to the release of the Nexus One equipped with Qualcomm’s first 1 GHz processors, which offered a pure experience of Android 2.1 and became one of the well-made Android phones. After this cooperation, Google went to Motorola to make the Motorola Droid phone with the Eclair version of Android available on the market; However, Motorola Droid’s success in this field was not as good as Nexus One.

Android 2.2 Ice Cream Yogurt

Android 2.2 - Froyo

Android 2.2, known as Froyo, was released in mid-2010. It was after this that the benefits of the Nexus project showed themselves, and the Nexus One, which was equipped with Android 2.1 when it was released, was the first smartphone to be updated to this operating system.

Smartphones running Android 2.2 featured a new home screen design; The three traditional Android panels were replaced by five panels, and at the bottom of the screen there were shortcuts to the application menu and the browser.

The gallery section of Android 2.2 has also been completely redesigned and for the first time displayed the 3D features of this platform. For example, by tilting the screen or moving between different albums and photos, high-quality animations were displayed. Google also provided the traditional PIN lock screen in this version so that users who did not like the pattern lock method or were looking for a more secure method, could lock their phone by entering a code.

Android 2.3 gingerbread

Android 2.3 - Gingerbread

About six months after the release of Froyo on the Nexus One, Google entered the next phase of the Nexus project to launch a new phone with Android 2.3 known as Gingerbread. This time, Google went to Samsung to mass-produce the Nexus S phone in the line of the successful Galaxy S phone. Although the Nexus S was technically not much better than the previous Nexus One phone, it was very different from the first member of the Nexus family in terms of appearance and gained many fans thanks to its round-edge screen and transparent and dark-colored body.

Android 2.3 was a minor update in many ways, But the multitude of these small changes caused a significant difference compared to the previous version, and in this version, we saw the most changes in appearance since the release of Android 2.1. For example, the word Malmo was removed from the analog clock widget; The home screen and user interface components have been given a green color theme, and the status bar has become more beautiful with a dark background and bright text. Gingerbread looked cleaner and more modern than previous versions, but it was actually Google’s clever trick to reduce battery consumption; Because all those bright components in the Amoled screen consumed a lot of energy.

New features added to Android 2.3 include more control over copy/paste, an advanced keyboard and improved multi-touch functionality, better tools for device management and higher battery efficiency, and video chat camera support.

Android version 2.3 changes

Other features of gingerbread include Google’s special attention to developers and support for NFC technology, which provides the necessary infrastructure for the mobile payment system. Google also took advantage of the release of Gingerbread as an opportunity to strengthen its foothold in the mobile game market; In this version, developers were given low-level access to things like sound, device control, graphics, and data storage, which allowed them to write relatively fast-executing code; This work was the key to the developers’ success in entering the 3D game market.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Android 3.0 - honeycomb

Android 3.0 can be seen as a strange and unique phenomenon that was intended for tablets and of course mobile devices with large screens instead of smartphones. This time, Google went to Motorola to work together to launch the Xoom tablet equipped with a “honeycomb” in February 2011.

In this version of Android, the color green, which is now known as the symbol of Android, was replaced by blue; For example, the battery and antenna percentage indicator as well as the clock widget were displayed in blue color. The main screen and widget placement were also redesigned, and with the introduction of virtual buttons in the system bar, the need for physical buttons on tablets equipped with Android 3.0 for search, menus, home, and back was eliminated. With the death of physical buttons, hardware developers had more room to expand screen dimensions.

Home Android 3.0 - Honeycomb

Android 3.0 was also accompanied by the introduction of a new concept called “Action Bar” which was located at the top of each application screen and can be considered a kind of status bar for applications. For the third version of Android, Google released two small updates in the form of 3.1 and 3.2, which provided important features, especially for tablets.

Beehive can be seen as the response of Google and its partners to the release of Apple’s iPad in 2010, and although this version of the operating system was readily available, some Android tablets of the time still came with previous mobile versions. In the end, Honeybee was not well received and Google decided to implement most of its features in Android 4.0.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4 - ice cream sandwich

Android 4.0 known as “Ice Cream Sandwich” was released in October 2011 with the Galaxy Nexus phone. This was the second collaboration between Google and Samsung in the supply of Android phones, and less than a year had passed since their collaboration in the production of the Nexus S phone equipped with Android Gingerbread.

Android 4.0 can undoubtedly be considered the biggest change of Android in the field of smartphones, although its design and many new features were released in the previous version for tablets. This version had virtual buttons and its color theme changed from green to blue; Support for widgets and multitasking was improved, as well as the ability to show thumbnails of the list of open applications. Google also used a new font called Roboto to improve the user experience, and full Persian language support was added to Android from this version onwards.

Another new feature of Ice Cream Sandwich was the ability to delete notifications in the notification window, where before there was only the option to delete all of them. The artificial intelligence of the virtual keyboard has also been greatly improved and has achieved great progress in the field of text error detection and word suggestions. In fact, we can say that it was from Android 4.0 that text input, clipboard support, and the quality of the virtual keyboard became so advanced and similar to other similar applications in the market.

The key features of Android 4.0 include the Android Beam application for easy data transfer between two phones, facial recognition lock, and bandwidth usage analysis. The calendar application also took an integrated approach for the first time, which was considered a good option for people who were looking to use multiple user accounts in one application.

Android 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 - jelly bean

The era of the “Jelly Bean” version of Android began in June 2012 with the release of Android 4.1 and continued with the rapid release of versions 4.2 and 4.3 in October of the same year and July 2013.

In version 4.1, we saw smooth movement between menus and pages, which Google referred to as “Project Butter”. The personal assistant Google Now, which was undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important ambitions of Google, was added to the search department and turned Android into a complete platform capable of processing all kinds of data, scheduling things, location, time, etc. With jelly candy, for the first time, users could use the ability to convert speech to text offline. Notifications, widgets, and text prediction in the virtual keyboard have also undergone improvements.

Android 4.1 - jelly bean

Android 4.2 came with the Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet and added wireless connection to the TV via Miracast to the operating system so that users can run their favorite software and games on the larger TV screen by purchasing these boxes for $99. do In this version, new typing gestures were added, which were a precursor to the Swype keyboard. In the photography section, a panorama mode called Photo Sphere was added. Also, this version provided support for the use of one tablet by several users so that each user could have their software and personal information on a shared tablet.

Photo sphere panorama mode

Android 4.3 was made available with the second-generation Nexus 7, which was produced in collaboration with Asus. In this version, there were no major changes, only the operating system performance was improved, and some new features were added to the user interface. However, Android 4.3 brought with it the ability to support the OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics standard to run games with 3D graphics. After a short time, Apple added support for this software engine to its devices by updating the iOS operating system so that its users do not lag behind in the field of mobile games.

Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 was the first version of this operating system that used a brand instead of the generic name of a dessert or dessert. For this purpose, Google contacted Nestlé and asked for permission to use the name KitKat to name its new Android, and Nestlé accepted. Google did not repeat this model of marketing cooperation until the release of the Oreo version.

Android 4.4, which was released in October 2013, did not have many new features and most of the changes were made at the user interface level. However, the availability of one feature was enough to make the Android market hotter, and that was the optimization of this operating system to run on smartphones with less than 512 MB of RAM. This feature allowed mobile manufacturers to use the latest version of Android on much cheaper devices. Google’s Nexus 5 was also the first smartphone to be released with Android 4.4.

Android 4.4 KitKat user interface

The most important exclusive features of Android 4.4 KitKat are the integration of Google Now with the home screen, a completely new smart dialer that adjusts according to the user’s needs, full-screen applications thanks to the notification bar and transparent control bar, integrated Hangout application for all messaging, redesigned “Clock” applications and “Downloads”, a new keyboard with emoji support and support for HDR+ photography.

Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.0 - lollipop

Android 5.0, known as Lollipop, which was introduced in the fall of 2014 with the Motorola Nexus 6 phone and the HTC Nexus 9 tablet, was a revolutionary version of Google’s mobile operating system; Because it was the first version of Android that uses the new and exclusive design language of Google called Material Design. In Material Design, the design throughout the operating system has become simpler and more minimal. To access quick settings and notifications bar, two-finger gestures were no longer needed and users could access these items with just one finger movement from the top of the screen to the bottom.

The Adaptive Brightness feature replaced Auto-Brightness so that in addition to the device changing the brightness level automatically based on the ambient light, the user can also increase and decrease the brightness level as desired with the help of the slider. There were no more widgets on the lock screen, and Google only showed the time and date in the middle of the screen.

It was in this version of Android that the Interruptions feature was added with the same function as Do Not Disturb in the iPhone, and it allowed users to block all notifications to increase concentration and avoid distractions. The Power Saver feature was also added to this version, where the user could set this feature to be activated automatically when the battery charge reaches a certain level.

Interruptions feature in Android 5

Version 5.1 of Android Lollipop was released in March 2015 for Nexus phones, which was accompanied by some features and minor changes and bug fixes of the previous version. For example, Priority mode was added to Interruptions. With the screen pinning feature, you could pin a specific application so that the person who is working with it on your phone cannot leave this page and go to other parts of the phone; Unless it has your PIN code. Support for two SIM cards is also possible in this version of Android.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6 Marshmallow

A week after the introduction of new Nexus devices in the fall of 2015, Google introduced the final version of Android 6 with the name Marshmallow. This version of the operating system did not change much in appearance compared to Android 5 Lollipop, but it benefited from minor changes in order to be smarter; including vertical scrolling in the app drawer, the ability to increase and decrease the volume of different sections individually, the ability to change the icons of the notification bar section, and the addition of the Doze function to improve battery consumption.

Android 6 Marshmallow user interface

In addition, in this version of Android, for the first time, we saw the addition of support for the fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C, which the new Nexus 6P and 5X were equipped with.

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 7 Nougat

Android 7.0, known as Nougat, is the seventh version of the Android operating system, which was released in the fall of 2016. This version of the operating system was not much different in appearance from its previous version, But significant software changes were made to it. For example, after a long time, Google added Split-Screen support to its operating system so that users can have two applications open and visible on the screen at the same time. In this version, users could directly respond to messages in the notification section without the need to run the application. Among the other improvements made in the multitasking section is a quick switch between two recently used applications. This was also done simply by double-tapping the Overview square key.

In the version of Android 7.0, the ability to personalize and support various themes for the keyboard was added. Emojis were also now offered with multiple skin tones. Behind the scenes, Google also improved the performance of the operating system, the appearance of Android games, and the security of media file management, and added file-based encryption. Google also equipped Android Nougat with two partitions for the operating system, just like the Chrome operating system, so that a completely new operating system is sent to the user’s phone and installed on the inactive partition.

Minor changes to Android Nougat

Google also used the release of Android Nougat as a bold excuse to market its luxury phones. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones, along with the LG V20, were among the first flagship phones to come with Nougat.

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8 Oreo

In April 2017, we saw the release of Android 8 known as Oreo, which after the introduction of the KitKat version, was Google’s second attempt to use the brand name of another company to name its operating system. At first glance, Android 8 was not much different from the Nougat version, and only a few small and big changes were made in the previous version.

Android Oreo

In Android Oreo, Google brought the picture-in-picture feature to other applications in addition to the YouTube application. The notification management was improved in this version so that the user could set different permissions for each application. It was in this version that Google allowed applications to display their notification icon on the icon. The number of emojis was also increased in this version and users had more control over the background activity of applications. The first phone released with Android Oreo was Google’s own Pixel 2.

Android 9.0 Pie

Android 9 Pie

August 2018 was the time of the release of Android 8 known as Pie, which was first introduced as Android P during the Google I/O event. This version of Android was accompanied by new and great changes and features; Among other things, the addition of motion gestures with the aim of replacing the popular Android navigation bar that we have seen before on the iPhone 10. The new motion gestures of Android 9 allowed the user to return to the home screen, switch between running apps, and go back to the previous stage by making gestures from the bottom edge of the device.

Android P user interface

Android 9 also uses machine learning to help the user use the full potential of their phone and manage battery consumption better than before. For example, the adaptive brightness feature, which was introduced with Android 5, provided the user with the ability to manually adjust the display brightness after getting to know the user’s favorite brightness level. “Actions” were also considered another intelligence of Android 9 Pie, which is based on the expected user pattern and is actually a shortcut for access to items that are used continuously.

Another smart feature of Android 9 was the new Slice API, which allowed developers to directly access their key features from the search menu.

Android 10

Android 12 operating system was introduced

2019 was a year full of big changes for the Android ecosystem. For the first time, Google abandoned its 10-year tradition of naming different versions of Android based on sweets and desserts and modernized the traditional Android logo. The reason for abandoning this naming tradition was that the names of some of these sweets were unfamiliar to many countries with different cultures. The Android brand, which was previously only introduced with the green word Android, is now black, and next to it is the green head of a lovely robot, which, according to Ud Gandon, Android’s global brand manager at that time, makes this brand “more human.”, entertaining and friendly.

Android 10 (formerly known as Android Q) was officially released on September 3, 2019, for Google’s Pixel devices and included several new features, API, and significant improvements.

Google material design language

The most visible operating system change was the new and redesigned Android Gestures interface, where the three buttons at the bottom of the screen for going home or going back were removed and became completely swipe-based. Of course, unlike the previous version, in all phones based on Android 10, the use of swipe instead of the button was optional, and Google has included this option in its operating system so far.

A less obvious change was to the way the operating system was updated, which eventually led to faster and more regular releases of smaller, more focused patches. This version of Android had other small but important improvements; Including the updated access permission system, which gave the user more control over how and when applications use location-related data.

In addition to these, Android 10 also included these features: a dark mode for the entire system, support for foldable phones that were on the way, smart replies in all messengers, a new focus mode that allowed the user to press a button on the screen, the number of notifications for each Limit the application and the new design of the sharing menu that we have been waiting for a long time. Android 10 also introduced the new Live Caption feature, first for Pixel phones and then for other phones, with the help of which text could be placed on recorded images, videos, podcasts, or audio files.

Android 11

Android 11 on the Pixel 5 phone

Android 11, which was released in September 2020, was considered a significant update both in terms of visible changes and changes under the skin. The most important changes of this version were related to privacy; The access permission system, which was introduced with Android 10, has now been expanded and users can determine the access level of applications based on location, camera, or microphone access. In Android 10, users could restrict access to only the duration of the app’s use, but in Android 11, the app can be given one-time access.

Android 11 also allows the system to access the location in the background so that it is more difficult to request access to applications and the possibility of accidentally activating these accesses by the user is less. Another new feature that was introduced in the same area, the access permission of applications that have not been opened for several months, was automatically taken from them, and the user needs to manually activate this permission again.

Other than that, Android 11 no longer allowed an app to see other installed apps on a user’s phone and limited the ways apps could interact with local storage to further protect data stored on the phone.

The Bubble feature of Android 11, which was rumored since 2019 and is reminiscent of the Chat Heads of Facebook messenger, allowed the conversations held in different messengers such as Telegram or Google’s own Messages to float together like a bubble on the surface of the user interface, so that You can quickly access them in any environment and after finishing the conversation, leave their bubble in a corner of the user interface.

The ability to select, copy, and share text or photos from the application with another application was also provided in this version. Other new features of Android 11 include separate notifications, integrated control of multimedia content, video recording of the phone’s software environment with the ability to record sound and show where the screen is touched, and better compatibility with the design of foldable devices.

Overall, Android 11 wasn’t an update that came with a ton of groundbreaking features, but it did improve the user experience of the Android smartphone and showed that Google is moving in the right direction.

Android 12

Android 12 color palette settings

Google officially released the final version of Android 12 in October 2021 along with the Pixel 6 series phone. Google’s latest operating system update is more of a step forward than a giant leap, But these small improvements have been able to make a significant difference in the user experience.

Unlike the previous versions where most of the changes were done away from the user’s eyes, we see the most important changes of Android 12 in the appearance and user interface. Almost 8 years have passed since the start of using the Material Design design language that was introduced with Android 5, with Android 12 and Material You, we finally see a big change and transformation in the popular Google operating system that prioritizes the user’s taste and more personalization options. puts it at his disposal.

The biggest change that attracts attention in Android 12 is the alignment of the phone’s color palette based on the background image chosen by the user, and this color change is applied throughout the operating system, from the lock screen to the application icon, notification screen, volume control, and even widgets. The quick settings panel has also undergone fundamental changes and the number of choices is reduced to four options at first glance, to access additional settings options, it is necessary to fully open the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. To make the quick settings menu quieter, Google has integrated the mobile internet and Wi-Fi buttons into one button called Internet, which may not be a pleasant change for some users.

Android 12 customization options

Notifications are also neater in Android 12 and are displayed with rounded corners. In addition, more content is displayed in each notification. The updated applications also run faster and smoother with the touch of their notifications and make the user experience more enjoyable.

Apart from the appearance changes, Android 12 focuses more on widgets, improved performance, security, and privacy. With the addition of a privacy dashboard, this update gives the user more control over the level of access that apps have to data, and Google stores the data collected from the user that is needed for artificial intelligence tasks completely locally in a separate partition in the operating system. so that they never leave the device.

Android 12 security options

The gaming experience is also at the center of Google’s attention, and users can benefit from features such as a frame rate counter, a shortcut for streaming on YouTube, a shortcut for taking a screenshot, and recording screen content by accessing the Game Dashboard.

Other features of Android 12 include device-wide search, scrolling screenshots, improved auto-rotation, live translation, and the Magic Eraser tool, which is only available for Pixel phones and allows photography enthusiasts to remove elements from photos.

To find out whether your Android phone is on the Android 12 eligible list or not, you can visit the article on which phones will receive the Android 12 update.

Android 13

Android 13 on the Pixel 7 Pro phone

Android 13 was introduced in August 2022 and unlike Android 12, it was accompanied by limited changes. In this version of the operating system, Google has focused most of its efforts on solving the previous problems and is content with providing only a few limited features to improve the quality of life of its users.

One of the biggest changes in Android 13 is the addition of the Live Transcribe feature, which allows simultaneous conversion of voice messages, video audio, or even the conversation of the contact during a call.

The next interesting feature is the ability to copy a part of the text or save a photo in the list of programs running in the background. To use this feature, just swipe up from the middle and bottom of the screen to see the list of all the programs running in the background.

Android 13 has brought the ability to change the language of each application individually to Android devices. With this feature, for example, you can choose the Farsi language for a program, while the general environment language of the device is English.

Improved Material Your design language also allows you to change the phone’s user interface based on wallpaper colors. Full access to the features of Material You, which was previously reserved for Google applications in Android 12, is now possible for other applications as well; Thus, you can match the icon of all applications that support this design language with the color of your chosen theme.

Another important thing is the improvements to app licensing to respect privacy. This means that every app in Android 13 will ask for your permission before sending notifications, either right after installation or later in its privacy settings.

Another interesting feature of Android 13 is the ability to monitor programs that are active in the background. You can see these applications at the bottom of the screen in Quick Settings and close anyone you don’t need to reduce the phone’s battery consumption.

Android 14

Android 14 was released in early October 2023 (October 1402) in the middle of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro introduction event, and like the previous version, it does not benefit from significant changes in appearance. This is partly because Google has moved to a development cycle that revolves more around small but continuous updates rather than big OS-level releases that only appear once a year.

Despite its unimpressive appearance, Android 14 offers a set of relatively significant features; From a new system for dragging and dropping texts in different applications and using an Android phone as a webcam to new customization options for the lock screen and simulating programs.

Photo editing with Pixel 8 Pro

Android 14 has been accompanied by several improvements in security and privacy; Including a new integrated settings dashboard to manage all health data and control the access level of individual applications and devices to it.

But the most prominent feature of Android 14, especially in Pixel phones, goes back to artificial intelligence capabilities. For example, the AI ​​Wallpaper feature allows you to create a new wallpaper for your phone using descriptive sentences and changing words. The Live Caption feature is also used to subtitle videos, live videos, and phone conversations. The Summarise feature summarizes long articles so you can read more articles in less time. The Best Take tool will also be very useful for those times when you take a group photo and someone blinks or shakes in the photo.

 

history of Android

The new features of Android 14 in the One UI 6 user interface for Samsung phones include small but pleasant improvements such as changes to the Notifications panel and Quick Settings and the direct connection of the lock screen with Modes, which you can read a full review on Zoomit.

The future of Android

Android has come a long way from its very humble beginning when it was the only product of a small startup to become the leading mobile operating system in the world today with 80% of the market share.

Mountain View is still stubbornly committed to Android development, although there are some indications that the company is focusing on other long-term plans that may replace Android in the distant future. For example, in the past few years, Google has been working on an operating system called Fuchsia, which unlike many current operating systems, including Android, is not based on Linux kernels. Fusha is used in the Nest Hub smart display and may support smartphones, tablets, and even notebook and desktop computers in the future. However, it is not yet known whether Fyusha will really come to an end or, like many projects of this company, it will go away and join the Google graveyard

Leaving aside other Google programs, the Android project itself becomes better and more efficient than before with each update, and the future of this operating system is very bright and exciting for application developers, in the shadow of the more widespread artificial intelligence and machine learning; However, one cannot ignore the challenges ahead.

The release of Android updates has improved and become faster thanks to projects like Treble ( Project Treble ) and Mainline ( Project Mainline ), but due to the open source, there is still the problem of fragmentation of the operating system. Additionally, although companies like Samsung and OnePlus offer up to four years of updates for many of their phones, other phone makers end support after two or even a year; For example, Google itself provided only 3 years of software updates for Pixel before Pixel 8; According to Google, this support has now reached 7 years.

Although you can have the best Android experience these days with Pixel phones, the main concern is the innovative designs of other phone makers that are pushing the boundaries of Android’s current capabilities every day. Folding phones equipped with two screens may have been able to open their place in the smartphone market with a luxury price tag and benefit from the “special” feature, but on the other hand, they have also shown the weakness of Android’s performance on larger screens.

Anyway, Android will continue to dominate the mobile operating system market for a few more years. This operating system can be run on both low-end phones and supports luxury and expensive flagships, and this flexibility, along with annual updates, has solidified Android’s position as the leader of the industry for years to come.

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Xiaomi Poco X6 review. Review of the camera, hardware, software, battery, design, screen, and charging speed of Poco X6 phone.

Poco X6 review, price, and specifications

Introduction

The Poco X6 is a fantastic new addition to the popular Poco X series and brings a lot of updates over the hugely popular Poco X5 smartphone. Plus, this phone has to be one of the most affordable phones with a Dolby Vision display.

Therefore, the Poco X6 introduces a 6.67-inch AMOLED with a resolution of 1220p and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, and there’s 1920Hz PWM lighting if you need it. The display sits on Poco’s fairly traditional design, now IP54-rated for dust and splash resistance.

The Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 is the heart of the Poco X6 – a chip that’s not quite as fast as the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, despite its ambiguous name. The base storage option for the Poco X6 is 8GB of RAM + 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage, which is pretty generous.

The camera department also has a few updates for the Poco X5. The rear setup has a higher-resolution 64-megapixel main camera, now with OIS, as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro shooter. The selfie camera is 16 megapixels. There is now an option for 4K video recording, which is a nice upgrade.

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Other interesting parts of the Poco X6 are stereo speakers, a large 5,100mAh battery with 67W fast charging, and HyperOS, which will arrive as an OTA update just a few weeks after its launch.

Overall, the Poco X6 offers significant improvements in the display, chipset, camera, and fast charging departments, along with better intrusion protection. We consider this an appropriate annual update.

Specifications of Xiaomi Poco X6 at a glance:

  • Body:  161.2 x 74.3 x 8.0mm, 181g; Gorilla Glass Victus front, plastic frame, plastic back; IP54, resistant to dust and water splash.
  • Display:  6.67 inch AMOLED, 68B color, 120 Hz, Dolby Vision, 500 nits (typ), 1200 nits (HBM), 1800 nits (peak), resolution 1220×2712 pixels, aspect ratio 20.01:9, 46ppi.
  • Chipset:  Qualcomm SM7435-AB Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 (4nm): Octa-core (4×2.40GHz and 4×1.95GHz). Adreno 710.
  • Memory:  256 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM, 512 GB RAM 12 GB; UFS 2.2.
  • OS/Software:  Android 13, MIUI 14, planned upgrade to Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear camera:  Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.8, 25 mm, 0.7 µm, PDAF, OIS; Very wide angle: 8 megapixels, f/2.2, 118 degrees; Macro: 2 megapixels, f/2.4.
  • Front camera:  16 MP, f/2.5, (wide).
  • Videography:  Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS. Front camera: 1080p@30/60fps.
  • Battery:  5100mAh; 67 watts wired, 100% in 44 minutes (advertised).
  • Connectivity:  5G; two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 5; BT 5.2; NFC; infrared port; 3.5 mm jack
  • Other specifications:  fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); Dual speakers

Looking at the specifications of the Poco X6, the only thing we see as a possible problem is the selfie camera. Xiaomi has a penchant for using old, low-resolution Quad-Bayer sensors for its front-facing cameras, even on its most expensive phones, so we’re pretty sure this is another case of saving money.

Read more: Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro review

Poco X6 Unboxing

The X series is packaged in black boxes with yellow labels. The Poco X6 retail box includes a 67W charger, a USB-A-to-C cable, and a black silicone case.

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The Poco X6 comes with a thin protective layer over its screen, so if you’re worried about scratching the Gorilla Glass Victus, you might decide to keep it. We took it apart because it’s a real stain magnet.

Design, build quality, handling

The Poco X6 has the familiar Poco design – no-nonsense, easy to spot, with a big black spot with the Poco logo around the camera.

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Poco X6 is a symmetrical smartphone with flat panels and flat frame. It has a sheet of Victus Gorilla Glass that keeps the screen safe, a sturdy plastic frame with a matte finish, and a smooth glossy plastic piece on the back.

Poco X6 is available in black, blue, and white colors. Our black and blue versions are mirror-like due to their glossiness and uniform color. They are also great fingerprint magnets. On the other hand, the white color has a marble texture under the first layer of plastic, which makes it more unique and its stains are not so obvious.

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The square black camera housing has become something of a trademark for Poco phones, with the Poco logo inside this black dot outside the camera island.

The Poco X6 has an IP54 rating for protection against dust and splashes. While IPX4 means you can’t submerge this phone in fresh water, it should withstand heavy 360-degree splashes from all sides, something along the lines of heavy rain.

Now let’s take a closer look at the Poco X6.

On the front is a large 6.67-inch CrystalRes Flow AMOLED Dot display, as Xiaomi calls it. It’s a 1220p OLED panel with a small punch hole at the top to make way for the 16MP selfie camera. The screen supports a 120 Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision streaming.

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The screen has uniform thin bezels on all sides. There’s a small port above the screen for the phone that doubles as a speaker, which is why it has another bezel at the top.

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There’s also an optical fingerprint scanner under the display, and it’s as fast and reliable as it gets these days.

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The triple camera on the back is inside a slightly protruding plastic piece. First is the 64-megapixel OIS main camera and the second is the 2-megapixel macro camera. The second row has an ultra-wide 8-megapixel camera and LED flash.

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The frame is plastic on all sides.

There is nothing on the left.

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The power/lock and volume keys are on the right side.

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The top has a 3.5mm jack, an IR blaster, a microphone and a second output for the top speaker.

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The lower part contains the dual-SIM card tray, the main microphone, the USB-C port, and the second speaker.

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The Poco X6 measures 161.2 x 74.3 x 8.0mm and weighs 181g, which means it’s about 5mm shorter, 2mm thinner, and 8g lighter than the Poco X5, which has a similar screen and a slightly smaller battery. Is. The Poco X6 has smaller display bezels, hence the slightly smaller footprint.

The mostly glossy Poco X6 doesn’t offer the most gripping handling, that’s for sure. However, the frame helps, and most days, we didn’t need it for protection and grip purposes. The X6 was always covered in stains, which is probably why most of its users prefer to lighten the case.

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However, the bare Poco X6 offers adequate grip, feels somewhat lightweight in your hands, and is comfortable to handle on a daily basis. We also appreciated its recognizable design and improved intrusion protection.

Display

The Poco X6 has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1220 x 2712 pixels or 446ppi. It supports 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision HDR 10+, and 1920 PWM dimming. A sheet of Victus Gorilla Glass provides protection.

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According to the official specifications, the screen has a maximum brightness of 1200 nits (ie sunlight mode) and a maximum brightness of 1800 nits.

We’ve completed our screen test and the numbers are in line with Poco’s official specs. When manually controlling the brightness slider, we recorded a maximum brightness of 531 nits.

When using Auto Brightness mode or with Sunlight Boost enabled, the screen can be much brighter – 1,339 nits to be specific.

The minimum white point brightness was only 2.3 nits.

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Color accuracy

Poco X6 display supports wide color space DCI-P3. Display color options offer three different color models – Vivid (default, DCI-P3), Saturated (DCI-P3 with saturation boost), and Standard (sRGB). You can adjust the color temperature for each mode.

There is also a custom section where you can select the color gamut (primary, P3, sRGB) and adjust hues, saturation, hue, contrast and gamma.

The Vivid (default) option reproduces DCI-P3 faithfully, and we found it to be fairly accurate, with the exception of bluish and gray tones, but this can be remedied by choosing a warmer color temperature.

The primary color option conforms to sRGB and provides incredibly accurate rendering, including whites and grays.

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refresh rate

The display supports up to 120Hz refresh rate and there are two refresh modes – Custom (choose between 120Hz or 60Hz refresh caps) and Default (automatic switching behavior).

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The display must support fixed phases of 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz.

The adaptive refresh rate works as expected – dropping to 60Hz when the screen is showing static content. All streaming apps are also limited to 60Hz for UI and streaming. And of course, HFR-incompatible apps like the camera app and Google Maps always render at 60fps.

The only time we saw the screen use 30Hz was for the always-on display, which can’t be on all the time, but only appears for 10 seconds.

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HDR and streaming

The Poco X6 comes with Widevine L1 DRM support, and Full HD streaming with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support is available on popular platforms, including Netflix.

Battery life

The Poco X6 comes with a 5,100 mAh battery, which is a slight upgrade over the 5,000 mAh battery inside the Poco X5.

In our active use test, the Poco X6 delivered average numbers in all on-screen tests.

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Charging speed

Poco X6 supports 67W fast charging and comes with a 67W Xiaomi charger and cable.

Poco X6 reviewThe charger charges 47% of the Poco X6 battery in 15 minutes and 78% in 30 minutes. Full charge took 48 minutes which is very fast.

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Speakers

The Poco X6 relies on the traditional hybrid stereo speaker setup with a new twist. These two pieces are placed behind special nets on both the top and bottom sides. The top speaker also plays the role of a phone and therefore has another output in the front.

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As usual, the top speaker is quieter than the bottom speaker and focuses more on high frequencies. But since it has two outputs – the Poco X6 offers a balanced sound output. The speakers support Dolby Atmos enhancement and it is turned on by default.

The Poco X6 scored well in our loudness test. Sound quality is very good – vocals are excellent, high frequencies are well represented and there is some subtle bass.

Turning off Dolby Atmos makes little difference – it provides a slightly richer but more balanced output.

Android 13 with MIUI 14

The Poco X6 runs MIUI 14 on top of Android 13. Technically, the skin is named “MUI 14 for Poco”, but there is little difference between the standard MIUI 14 and this one. The only immediate difference is in the default icon style. It seems to be more in line with Android’s circular icons.

Unlike the Poco X6 Pro, which comes with HyperOS, the regular X6 gets it via an update, one of three major updates, and four years of security patches promised by Poco.

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Some of the most notable features of MIUI 14 include native text recognition in the Gallery app, easier management of Xiaomi smart devices via smart devices, enlarged home screen folders, the ability to uninstall most system apps, and super optimization of CPU, GPU, and memory usage.

Home screen, recent apps, and general settings remain unchanged. The app drawer is also enabled by default and cannot be disabled in Poco phones. We like the search bar at the bottom of the page for easier access. There are custom and preset app categories for faster navigation.

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The split between Notifications and Control Center is enabled by default, and that’s probably a good thing. We found this to be very convenient and a way to teach users about MIUI’s unique approach to the user interface. And if you’re not a fan, you can always switch back to standard notifications by swiping in a location.

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Control center and notification panel

Unlike the standard apps menu of late, the MIUI menu lists apps vertically (you can switch to the standard horizontal orientation) and offers several useful shortcuts. This is where you can open apps in floating windows. However, you can keep up to two apps open at the same time. If you want a faster shortcut for apps that support open windows, just enable the sidebar.

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The sidebar in video player apps like YouTube becomes the video toolbar. It basically includes the entire sidebar functionality, but in addition to options for floating windows, it includes shortcuts for Screenshot, Record screen, Cast, and Play Video with the screen of that works on YouTube and doesn’t require a Premium subscription. But, as we mentioned, you need to whitelist the apps beforehand where you want this feature to be enabled.

Themes have always been a big part of MIUI and they are available in MIUI 14 as well. You can download new ones from the theme store, and they can change wallpapers, ringtones, system icons, and even the always-on display style.

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Themes and other customization options

Of course, in addition to the preset settings, there is also an always-on display setting. Surprisingly, there is no real always-on display functionality, as it can only be displayed for 10 seconds after tapping on the lock screen. Not “always on”.

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The display is always on

The Notification effect lights up the edges of the screen when new notifications come in, but there’s no customization other than a few different colors and a Starlight option. This effect can work with or without AoD. Frustrating.

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Moving towards privacy and security, MIUI comes with a pre-installed system security app. Aside from the extra layer of malware protection it provides, the app keeps many of the app’s settings and privacy features in one place. It can manage your blacklist, manage or limit your data usage, configure battery behavior, and free up some RAM. It can also manage the permissions of your installed apps, define the battery behavior of selected apps, and apply restrictions to specific apps only.

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Security application

All in all, MIUI 14 has changed little in terms of overall user experience compared to the 13th iteration, and that’s not a bad thing. Fast and customizable as always. Xiaomi has also paid special attention to the touch part of this device – we found the motor to be clear, strong, accurate, and responsive. It reacts to many actions throughout the system and during navigation. Even if it is not intrusive or strong enough, there is an intensity of tactile feedback.

Finally, there are some ads, but they can be stopped from within the settings in the app that show the ads and/or recommendations.

Performance and metrics

Poco X6 is the first smartphone by Qualcomm to run on Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, a chipset based on 4nm process technology and a slightly faster version of Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. This platform is as powerful as the 7+ Gen 2 or even the original 7 Gen 1. But it’s an upgrade over the Snapdragon 695 in the Poco X5.

The Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 has an octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A78 @2.4GHz and 4x Cortex-A55 @1.95GHz. There is no Prime here and the core design is older (2020).

The SD7sG2 uses the Adreno 710 GPU, which was first introduced in the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC. It is listed as supporting FHD+ resolution at 144Hz.

The 6700’s FastConnect connectivity platform is a step back from the 6900 in the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, with a maximum DL speed of just 2.9Gbps, while Bluetooth support is limited to 5.2, which still supports low-energy audio. he does.

ISP Spectra supports a smartphone with a camera of up to 200 megapixels and 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. Memory is LPDRR5 clocked at 3200MHz, while other features include USB-C 3.1 and Quick Charge 4+.

The Poco X6 is available in three LPDDR4X RAM + UFS2.2 storage configurations – 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB (ours).

And now, it’s time to run some benchmarks. Note that GFXBench was disabled on our Poco X6, which is why you won’t see the usual graphs.

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Even with the older CPU cores, the Poco X6 offers a very capable processor, which is evident in the performance tests.

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The GPU is quite adequate for the mid-range and should do well for most games.

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AnTuTu tests put the Poco X6 around the Poco X5 Pro and Realme 11 Pro+. The superiority of the Poco X6 Pro is quite evident in the version 10 test, and it looks like it’s shaping up to be a flagship killer.

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Poco X6

Finally, the stability tests gave us good performance –  79% for CPU stability and 90% for CPU stability. Excellent grades, indeed!

Overall, the Poco X6 5G is well equipped for the affordable mid-range class and offers great performance and stability for its price.

A mid-range triple camera, OIS

The Poco X6 has a familiar triple camera setup on its back – a high-resolution main camera, a primary ultra-wide camera, and a small macro shooter. This year, both X6 models are updated for the first time with OIS, which helps with certain things like low-light photography.

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The Poco X6’s main camera uses a 64MP OmniVision OV64B 1/2-inch sensor with 0.7μm pixels and a Quad-Bayer filter. The sensor is paired with a 25mm optical image stabilization (OIS) lens and f/1.8 aperture.

The ultra-wide camera uses an 8-megapixel Somy IMX355 sensor with a 16mm f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. Focus is fixed at infinity.

The macro camera uses a 2MP OmniVision OV02B1 sensor behind a 25mm f/2.4 lens and fixed focus at 4cm.

Finally, the front-facing camera uses a 16MP OV16A1Q 1/3.06-inch sensor with 1.0μm pixels, a Quad-Bayer filter, and a 24mm f/2.0 lens. Focus is also fixed.

Camera app

The camera app on the Poco X6 is more or less the same as other MIUI phones. The main operation for switching modes works with side swipes, as expected, and you can also tap on the modes you can see to go directly to them. You can add, remove, and reset modes in the main Rolodex by going to the More tab and clicking the Edit button, and you can also access it from the Settings menu.

At the bottom of the viewfinder, you have a flash mode switch, an HDR switch, and the Google Lens switch. There’s also a hamburger menu that includes extra options like aspect ratio, AI option, self-timer, and gridlines, the macro switch is here, plus a settings shortcut.

At the near end, you have the camera’s zoom switch, which operates in one of two modes. The first is as simple as tapping on one of the four dots, which reveal ultra-wide (0.6x), prime (1x), and prime (2x and 4x digital zoom) options. Or you can tap on active zoom to show more zoom modes.

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There is a well-featured professional mode where you can change the shooting parameters yourself. You can choose from 4 white balance presets or dial in the light temperature with a slider. There’s a manual focus slider (with peaking as an option), and shutter speed and ISO control with ranges depending on the camera you’re using – prime or ultra-wide.

Night mode is available on the main and ultra-wide cameras.

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Camera app

Day photo quality

The main camera saves 16MP photos by default, and these photos are still. They provide a good amount of resolved detail, true colors, decent dynamic range, and low noise.

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The 2x zoom offers incredible lossless-like magnification with detailed photos that often show more than what you’ll see on default 1x samples. Their contrast is excellent, as is the dynamic range. Noise is low, while colors are vivid but somewhat warmer than they should be.

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4x zoom is more like a digital zoom than 2x photos, and you can easily see that it’s just a simple crop with poor detail.

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64MP photos aren’t good – average in detail and quite noisy.

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16MP portraits are good – separation is good enough and blur is lovely. There’s some noise and white balance is a mixed bag, but considering the Poco X6 isn’t a high-end phone, the portraits are fine for the class and great for social media.

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The ultra-wide camera saves pleasant 8-megapixel photos – they offer acceptable detail, a great field of view, good colors, and tolerable noise levels. Dynamic range is good – not wide, but not too narrow.

Photos are sometimes overexposed, and that’s the only valid criticism we have here.

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Ultra-wide camera

2MP macro photos are good with enough detail and lovely colors. Sometimes they come very loud, sometimes not.

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Macro camera

Xiaomi and its Quad-Bayer selfie cameras are like a never-ending story. And Poco X6 is just another season. The 16-megapixel camera here saves upscaled 16-megapixel images, which are very good in terms of exposure and subject reflections, good colors, and wide dynamic range. But detail is average at best and everything is soft.

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Low-light photo quality

The Poco X6 supports automatic night mode – enabled by default in the advanced camera settings. This means that the camera app decides when and where to use night mode and exposure time. It’s mostly used on the main and ultra-wide camera, even though the moon icon isn’t often shown on the second camera.

Night shots from the main camera are average – detail is less than we expected, noise is visible and colors are harsh, but you can spot red immediately. Still, the photos are well-exposed and have a good dynamic range, which balances out their flaws. Average, actually.

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The main camera, automatic

The shutter offers 2x digital zoom at night. There is no trace of the high-quality zooms we’ve featured throughout the day.

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2x main camera, automatic

The ultra-wide 8MP night shots are good – colorful, with acceptable detail and wide dynamic range for night photography. They are covered in noise but still usable.

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Ultra-wide camera, automatic

And here’s how the main camera fares against the competition in our extensive photo comparison database.

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Poco X6 vs Galaxy A54 and Moto G84 in our photo comparison tool

Filming and quality

Poco X6 supports 4K@30fps video recording in its main camera. The ultra-wide camera maxes out at 1080p@30fps, while the 2MP macro supports 720p@30fps. Finally, 1080p at 60fps is available on the main and selfie cameras.

The always-on electronic stabilization works on the main and ultra-wide cameras, but not on selfies and macros.

Audio is always recorded in stereo at a bit rate of 96 kbps.

Main camera

The main camera’s 4K daylight videos are excellent – ​​with detail, low noise, accurate colors, good dynamic range and high contrast.

Zoomed video is 2x enhanced than normal video.

Low-light 4K video from the main camera is disappointing – there’s little detail, high noise levels, low dynamic range and a reddish tint.

EIS works great on the main camera at all resolutions and frame rates.

Ultra-wide camera

1080p daylight shooting from the ultra-wide camera is good – it offers acceptable detail levels, no noise, good colors, and adequate dynamic range.

Low-light 1080p video from the ultra-wide camera is perfectly usable – there’s enough detail, noise doesn’t get in the way, and colors are true to life.

EIS works well on this camera as well.

Selfie camera

The selfie camera captured good 1080p clips with good detail, low noise, and accurate colors. The dynamic range is above average.

Unfortunately, there is no EIS for this camera.

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Here’s how the Poco X6 compares to other devices in our extensive video comparison database.

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Poco X6 vs Galaxy A54 and Poco X6 Pro in our video comparison tool

Review of Poco X6 phone competitors

The Poco X6 starts at €300, which is an incredibly competitive and even tempting price tag. It offers the best display in the segment, a premium design, and full specs, so there’s a good chance it’ll be an instant pick.

Poco X6 reviewXiaomi’s own Redmi Note 13 Pro is the first competitor that comes to mind, the same phone as the Poco X6 but with a superior 200MP main camera. But for this higher-resolution imager, and arguably a more signature brand, you’ll have to pay around €100 more (expected global price around €380). We would definitely say the Poco X6 makes more sense.

The price of Galaxy A54 is close to Poco X6. It’s a fully waterproof smartphone with better cameras and similar speeds, but it’s a smartphone packed with premium OLED, slower charging, and no charger in the box. Here you have to decide your priorities.

The Moto G84 is a good alternative for a clean Android experience, IP54-like design, a nice OLED display, and more top-notch cameras. It has a longer battery life, an FM radio, and a microSD slot. It is also cheaper.

Finally, you might want to consider the Google Pixel 6a if it’s available in your market. It’s a very affordable flagship phone with an IP67 rating, super fast hardware, and great cameras. It’s a two-year-old compact phone, but it’s worth it. However, you’ll have to settle for a 60Hz display.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 • Samsung Galaxy A54 • Motorola Moto G84 • Google Pixel 6a

Summary

The Poco X6 is a great upgrade over the Poco X5, improving on almost every aspect – design, display, battery and charging, speakers, performance, camera, and even software. And like any other Xiaomi phone, it’s well-built and offers great sound for the money.

We liked the Poco X6 for its IP54-rated design, but the real best is the Dolby Vision OLED display with all sorts of niceties. The 67W fast charging and the new chip are also quite good.

The cameras perform well in bright daylight, but low-light performance is mediocre at best. We expected more

Poco X6 reviewFinally, the Poco X6 should have launched with HyperOS like the Poco X6 Pro, but alas – it comes with Android 13 and MIUI 14. A HyperOS update is just around the corner, but one of those three promised major updates will eat you right after. Buying a phone is a terrible trick.

Overall, the Poco X6 is a solid phone with a competitive price and features. And that’s why it’s recommended despite some not-so-big flaws – it’s just a solid suggestion.

Why should we buy Poco X6?

  • IP54-rated design, Victus Gorilla Glass screen protector
  • Bright AMOLED with Dolby Vision, 120 Hz, can have accurate color.
  • Fast charging, fast charger included.
  • Dolby Atmos speakers with good volume.
  • Good mid-range performance and stability.
  • Reliable cameras for photos and videos in the day.
  • Snappy MIUI 14, four years of updates with 3 main inputs.

Why should we avoid buying Poco X6?

  • Average battery life.
  • The selfie camera produces soft photos and lacks EIS for video recording.
  • HyperOS is not available at launch.

Source: GSMARENA.COM

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With the solutions we provide in this article, you can easily use your mobile as a computer webcam. So how can we use an Android phone as a webcam?

How to use an Android phone as a webcam

Don’t have a webcam and want to record a video for Facebook or YouTube? You may be interested to know that all you need is an Android mobile phone and a suitable application to do this. In this article, we are going to teach how to use the phone as a webcam; So stay with Zoomit until the end of the article.

Table of Contents
  • The reason for using an Android phone as a webcam
  • How to use a smartphone as a webcam
  • Method 1: Using DroidCam
  • Second method: Using IP Webcam
  • Conclusion

The reason for using an Android phone as a webcam

It is possible that you want to communicate with your friends and family and even your company managers through Skype, and for this you will need a webcam. Although many monitors and personal computers have webcams, some of them do not have this feature. Probably the only choice that can be perfect for you is to install the DroidCam app. This Android app can easily turn your mobile into a portable webcam for your laptop .

Needless to say, this method is different from displaying the screen of an Android phone on a Windows computer , and in fact, we will use the camera of the smart device as a webcam.

Read More: Android 15 features: Everything you need to know

How to use a smartphone as a webcam

Before turning your phone into a webcam, you should consider some disadvantages. Certainly, no user wants to view a video file in which the camera is not fixed. It is possible that you have access to tools to fix the location of the phone; Otherwise, it will not be difficult to get a tripod for smartphones

There are two methods to convert an Android phone into a webcam, which we will explain below.

Method 1: Using DroidCam

The DroidCam program is available in two models, free and premium, and you can use the free version as well.

  • First, download the DroidCam program for your computer and mobile and install it on both devices.

How to use a smartphone as a webcam

  • Once set up, you can quickly enter the device’s IP address into the app. Finding the IP address and entering it is not difficult, and you just need to run the program on the phone to access this information.
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  • After running the program on your mobile phone, Wi-Fi information will be displayed. You just need to enter them in the computer to establish a connection.
  • Note: If you want to connect via USB, just connect your mobile phone to the system via a cable.

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  • You can also adjust the quality of the video file.
  • After it is ready, you must click on the Start option to display the phone image on the computer.
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    Just like that, your phone turned into a webcam for your computer.

    The free version of DroidCam has many features; But it is not ideal. For example, you can only use the webcam in landscape mode. Also, zoom, resolution, brightness and other controls are limited. If you want more features, you should get DroidCamX, the advanced version of DroidCam. By default, we recommend using these features; Otherwise, the free version can meet your simple needs.

    Second method: Using IP Webcam

    IP Webcam is a very powerful alternative to Droidcam that is available for free on Google Play and it is possible to upgrade to an advanced version. Setting up this tool is similar to the previous one; However, IP Webcam displays the output in a web browser.

    Note that only Firefox and Chrome work for this app; Therefore, users should not go for Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer. Next, we will teach you how to use IP Webcam.

    • First, download the IP Webcam application and install it on your mobile phone.
    • Then click on the three dots icon on the right side of the application and select Start Server.

    How to use a smartphone as a webcam

    • To view the feed, you must copy the address http://[IP ADDRESS]:8080/videofeed in your browser and enter your IP information instead of the IP address field. At the bottom of the screen, the IP of the device can be seen.

    This program offers a variety of resolutions for videos and images. While it supports smart rear cameras, front cameras are still not fully supported. After launching and running, just tap the Actions button on your Android phone to run the app perfectly.

    Tip: If you want to have a simple way to save video files recorded with IP Webcam, you can get a dedicated Dropbox upload plugin from Google Play.

    Conclusion

    If you are looking for a way to use Skype, these methods will not work; Because Skype will not recognize your phone through IP Webcam or Droidcam Wireless Webcam. If making a Skype video call is what you’re looking for, you can just connect from your phone or tablet. Selfie cameras have made a huge impact on the convenience of video communication. By doing this, you will no longer need to install an additional program and you can say that Skype is always on your phone.

    To summarize the above, we can say that the winner of this comparison is DroidCam. The reason for this superiority can be seen in the simple setting and provision of appropriate support services for video communication and sending messages. Although the mentioned features are limited, as long as you are ready to buy an affordable webcam, you can use these methods.

    If you like to learn more about smartphones, you can read the articles ” Install an application on the phone without touching it ” and ” How to remotely access the computer with the phone “.

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Which models are the best Poco phones? In the upcoming article, the best Poco models are introduced in terms of camera, battery, and processing power.

The best Poco phones, buying guide

Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world, offering a range of unique devices that combine high performance, great design, and affordable prices. The Poco line of phones includes exactly this particular set of Xiaomi phones that, with their unique features, can even compete with many flagship phones from other brands.

In this article, we review some of the best Poco phones available in the market, based on their features, specifications, and purchase value.

The best Poco phones

At the beginning of the launch of Poco phones by Xiaomi, it seemed that the company’s goal was to make phones with a powerful processor but with an economical body and screen so that many users who cannot afford flagship phones could experience the same power in running programs and games. The path that started with the introduction of the Poco phone F1 phone has continued until today with the release of many gaming and normal models.

In the continuation of this article, stay with us by introducing the best Poco Xiaomi phones.

Poco F5 Pro

Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro mobile phone / Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro white

Poco F5 Pro is equipped with the 1st generation Snapdragon 8 Plus processor, one of the fastest mobile chips on the market with 4nm technology, which can easily handle the most demanding processing tasks, including running games with high graphics and video editing. Xiaomi has also planned a maximum of 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space for the mentioned phone to meet the needs of users at any level.

Poco F5 Pro has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz; So whether you’re browsing the web, watching videos, or playing games, it brings you a smooth and smooth viewing experience.

The brightness of the screen of this phone is also very high and can be upgraded up to 1400 nits so that under the sunlight, the content being played can be seen easily.

On the back of the Poco F5 Pro, you’ll find a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The main camera takes good pictures in both daylight and low light and along with the other two cameras, it will keep you satisfied with the price you pay for the phone. In the front part of the device, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera that can record HDR photos and videos with 1080 resolution.

The latest Poco series phone also performs very well in the battery department, so its 5160 mAh battery can be charged from 0 to 100% in less than 40 minutes with a 67-watt charger in the box. According to Xiaomi, such a capacity can last up to a full day in normal to semi-heavy usage.

Other useful features of the Poco F5 Pro include a fingerprint sensor under the display, stereo speakers, 30-watt wireless charging, and IP53 certification, which keeps the phone resistant to splashing water and dust.

Read More: Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review

Poco F5

Xiaomi Poco F5 phone

Perhaps, among all the Poco series phones, the Xiaomi Poco F5 phone is the most worth buying. In the heart of the mid-range Xiaomi phone, the 4 nm Snapdragon 7 Plus 2nd generation chip, along with 8 or 12 GB of RAM, shows a very good performance in multitasking and playing daily games. The storage memory intended for the mentioned phone is only 256 GB with any RAM capacity.

The Poco F5 features a 6.67-inch OLED DotDisplay that delivers an immersive visual experience with vivid colors, sharp details, and a 120Hz refresh rate. This high refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling and animations, making every interaction enjoyable.

Additionally, the screen’s maximum brightness of 1,000 nits makes any content readable under sunlight, which is critical for users who spend a lot of time outdoors.

For photography enthusiasts, the Poco F5 is not a disappointing phone. The rear camera with a triple-lens with a main sensor of 64 megapixels and optical image stabilization (OIS) is a good option for recording images in different light conditions. Plus, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens expands the field of view, allowing you to capture stunning landscapes and group photos. Also, a 2-megapixel macro lens allows you to get closer to the subject and capture images with some detail. The front-facing selfie camera has a 16-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens.

In the battery department, Xiaomi has considered a capacity of 5000 mAh for the Poco F5, which can be charged in less than 40 minutes with the 67-watt charger inside the box, and in normal use, it will be responsible for a full day.  We also examined all the specifications of this phone and measured its purchase value from various angles.

Poco X6 Pro

Front and back panel of Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro mobile phone black / Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro

The Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro phone, which is considered one of the best mid-range phones in the market, is one of the most valuable models in its price range, with a powerful processor, charger, and high-speed screen.

In the mentioned model, Xiaomi has used the MediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra processor, which uses 4nm manufacturing technology. Such a powerful processor, along with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, can have a great performance in playing heavy games and multitasking.

The screen used in the Xiaomi phone is an OLED type with a resolution of 1220 x 2712 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which plays high-quality and smooth content in various programs and environments. This display also uses the HDR10 Plus standard with the ability to display 68 billion colors, which is really valuable for a mid-range phone.

The main 64-megapixel camera, along with the ultrawide and macro cameras, the fingerprint sensor under the display, and the 5000 mAh battery with a high-speed 67-watt charger, are other features that increase the value of buying the Poco X6 Pro.

Poco F4

The best phone in the market - Xiaomi Poco F4 POCO F4 Xiaomi silver color

Xiaomi Poco F4 is one of the popular Poco phones that has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Gorilla Glass 5. This display has a punch hole for a 20-megapixel selfie camera in its upper part and supports a fingerprint scanner on the side edge of the phone.

The Poco F4 phone uses the Snapdragon 870 5G chip, which is an octa-core processor with a clock speed of 3.2 GHz and an Adreno 650 graphics processor, and is considered a great option for playing heavy games or running several software at the same time. This processor is the same processor used in the previous generation phone, Poco F3.

Poco F4 uses 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. This phone was launched with MIUI 14.2, which is based on Android 12, although the user interface of Poco phones is somewhat different from other Xiaomi phones and in some cases, it is close to pure Android.

This flagship phone has a triple camera on the back panel, which includes a 64-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 119-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture. The rear cameras support HDR and panorama photography and 4K video recording at 30 or 60 frames per second.

The selfie camera, which is placed above the screen, is a 20-megapixel camera with full HD video recording capability, but the specification on paper is not very accurate. According to the tests, the front camera of this phone is able to record good photos in different lighting situations, and maybe the use of high megapixels in some phones is just a way to market that product.

Poco F4 has a 4500mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging via USB Type-C port. According to the company, Poco F4 can be fully charged in 38 minutes. The phone also has stereo speakers, NFC, an infrared port, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and two SIM card slots.

Poco M6 Pro

Front and back panel of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro mobile phone black / Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

The Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro phone, which uses the new design language of Xiaomi phones and powerful hardware, is a suitable and affordable option for Poco series enthusiasts.

Weighing around 180 grams, the Poco M6 Pro features a 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, protected by Gorilla Glass 5 for impact resistance.

The Mediatek Helio G99 Ultra chip with 8 processing cores is located in the Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro, which performs well in processing heavy programs and games. In this article, we offer you a model with 256 GB of storage memory and 8 GB of RAM, which costs about 10 million Tomans, but if you increase your budget by about 2 million Tomans, you can also buy the 12 GB RAM version of this phone.

Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro has a fingerprint sensor under the display, a 64-megapixel main camera, and a 5000 mAh battery with a charging speed of 67 watts, which can charge the phone from zero to hundred in less than 40 minutes. These features make the mentioned phone more valuable than some more expensive phones.

Poco M5s

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Among the affordable phones, the Xiaomi Poco M5s is one of the best budget phones on the market and suitable for users who don’t want to spend a lot of money to buy a phone, but in return, they get relatively good features.

POCO M5s has a 6.43-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, which looks great for watching videos and playing games. Perhaps, in the price range of the mentioned phone, there are fewer models that pay such attention to the clarity and type of the display panel!

POCO M5s has a quad camera setup on the back panel that includes a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The main camera takes good photos in various lighting conditions and also supports 4K video recording at 30 fps. Xiaomi has also considered a 13-megapixel sensor for the selfie camera of its budget phone.

Poco M5s is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 processor. The frequency of the processor is 2.05 GHz, which is a good performance for the price of the phone.

The mentioned phone has a RAM capacity of 64, 128, and 256 GB along with 4, 6, or 8 GB of storage memory, which makes the phone work properly in various programs and games, but you should not expect to play heavy games with high frame rates.

A 5000 mAh battery with a high charging speed of 33 watts, a stereo speaker, a fingerprint sensor, and a suitable weight of 179 grams are other features that increase the value of purchasing the Xiaomi Poco M5s budget phone.

Poco C40

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The Xiaomi Poco C40 phone is currently the cheapest Poco series phone, and due to its price and features, it can be a good option for a second phone or users who do not expect much from their mobile phone.

The Poco C40 has a relatively modern design with a large 6.71-inch HD+ screen that offers a good visual experience for watching movies, playing games, and browsing the web. The screen of this phone is protected by a Gorilla Glass coating, which helps prevent scratches or breaks, something that may not be seen in phones of the same price!

Poco C40 uses an octa-core JLQ JR510 processor along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card slot.

The valuable factor that makes buying a cheap Xiaomi phone even more affordable than before is its 6000 mAh battery, which, due to the low consumption of the processor, you may not need to connect it to the charger for up to two days in normal use.

Poco C40 has a dual camera system on the back, consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, which captures relatively good photos with the artificial intelligence used in the Xiaomi operating system.

The selfie camera is also placed in the form of a drop above the screen, which uses a 5-megapixel sensor.

In this article, we tried to introduce the best Poco Xiaomi phones in the Iranian market so that you can get to know more about their features; But if you are looking to buy other phones from this Chinese company, you can visit the best Xiaomi phone buying guide.

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