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Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review. Review of the camera, hardware, software, battery, design, screen, and charging speed of Poco M6 Pro phone.

Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review

The Poco M6 Pro confused us, and this isn’t the first time Xiaomi has pulled this trick on us. There is currently a Poco M6 Pro 5G that was announced on August 5, 2023. This is an India-only model and a 5G device.

The Poco M6 Pro has the exact same hardware as the Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G , save for the main camera.

What we have in the office to review today is the all-new Poco M6 Pro for global markets, and it has nothing to do with any of the aforementioned phones. Its specs are significantly different and it’s much more premium than the Indian version in some ways and not so much in others. For example, the global Poco M6 Pro has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, but lacks 5G.

Specifications of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro at a glance:

  • Body:  161.1×75.0x8.0mm, 179g; plastic frame; IP54, resistant to dust and water splash.
  • Display:  6.67 inches AMOLED, 120 Hz, 1000 nits (HBM), 1300 nits (peak), resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, aspect ratio 20:9, 395ppi.
  • Chipset:  Mediatek Helio G99 Ultra: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G57 MC2.
  • Memory:  256 GB 8 GB RAM, 512 GB RAM 12 GB; UFS 2.2; microSDXC (uses a shared SIM card slot).
  • OS/Software:  Android 13, MIUI 14, planned upgrade to Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear Camera:  Wide (main)  : 64MP, f/1.8, 25mm, 1/2″ 0.7µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle  : 8 MP, f/2.2; Macro  : 2 megapixels, f/2.4.
  • Front camera:  16 MP, f/2.5, (wide).
  • Video recording:  rear camera  : 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS. Front camera  : 1080p@30/60fps.
  • Battery:  5000 mAh; 67 watts wired, 100% in 44 minutes (advertised).
  • Connectivity:  LTE; hybrid of two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 5; BT 5.2; NFC; infrared port; 3.5 mm jack
  • Other features:  fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); Dual speakers

In the camera department, the Poco M6 Pro Global has an extra ultra-wide camera for a total of three cameras on the back. The global model also features 67W fast charging for its 5,000mAh battery. You even get a compatible fast charger in the box.

Read more:  Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro review

Poco M6 Pro Unboxing

Speaking of the charger, let’s take a quick look at the retail package. Like many other Poco devices , the Poco M6 Pro comes in a bright yellow two-piece cardboard box. There’s no plastic phone stand inside the box, but the phone itself is still well-placed and protected.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

The accessory package provided is indeed quite complete. As mentioned earlier, there is a 67W Xiaomi fast charger in the box. It is sometimes called a fast turbo charger. This charger is compatible with USB Type-A to Type-C charging cable. It’s a proprietary cable, so it’s best to hold on to it to charge at maximum speed.

Our retail box for the Poco M6 Pro also includes a nice soft TPU case for the phone, so you can start using it right away.

Designing

Poco M6 Pro has a very modern and mostly quiet design. Square edges are kind of in now. However, the corners are well rounded and feel nice and comfortable in the hand.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProNowadays, the only way a modern “slab” phone can realistically stand out is to have an interesting camera design, and we have to say that the Poco M6 Pro mentally looks to do just that. There’s no real camera island, instead the entire top of the phone is split into its own with a slightly different color (though not the finish).

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThe cameras themselves are displayed very well. They protrude somewhat from the body of the phone, perhaps even further than it should be placed, and convey the feeling of a powerful camera.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProWe also enjoy the relative symmetry of the camera, flash and camera text. We’re not saying we necessarily welcome the number of megapixels or “POCOs” on the back of the phone, but at least the symmetry is nice.

You can get Poco M6 Pro in black, blue or purple colors. We have the latter, which happens to have a color-matched center bezel. The other two variants both have a black frame, which makes the blue somewhat two-toned. We like the look, at least in the pictures.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProAs for our purple unit – the color is not vibrant at all and looks very subtle in person.

Build Quality

Poco M6 Pro is mostly made of plastic. Its dimensions  are 161.1 x 74.95 x 7.98 mm  and its weight  reaches 179 grams , which is mostly thanks to its plastic construction. We have already defined plastic and will continue to do so. Not only is it lightweight, it’s also quite sturdy. It also doesn’t scratch and dent like metal and doesn’t shatter like glass.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProXiaomi has done a great job with finishing the plastic frame of the Poco M6 Pro. From a distance it almost looks like sandblasted metal.

This phone also has no flex to it. There are no annoying hollows either. It feels very solid and well made.

Xiaomi is not clear on this in the official specifications, but the back of the Poco M6 Pro seems to be made of glass. The front of the phone is covered with Gorilla Glass 5, which honestly offers a lot of comfort.

The Poco M6 Pro has IP54 ingress protection, which is pretty basic but still better than nothing.

Controls

The Poco M6 Pro has what we call a very standard control layout. However, as mentioned, it is somewhat “loaded” in this section with components such as a 3.5 mm audio jack and an IR blaster. Both of these are located at the top of the phone. Also, there, we find one of the device’s two stereo speakers. True, the M6 ​​Pro has a stereo speaker setup, although it appears to be a hybrid speaker. More on that in the speaker section. There’s also a hole for a secondary noise-canceling microphone at the top.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThe other speaker of the M6 ​​Pro is located at the bottom. It is placed next to the main microphone and USB Type-C jack.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThe left side of the device has only one SIM card tray. It’s a hybrid affair, with a dedicated 4G nano SIM slot and a second hybrid slot that can take a second nano SIM or microSD card. We don’t particularly like the fact that you have to choose between the two, but we’d still consider a development gap over not having it.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThe SIM tray has a small gasket around its edge, suggesting that the Poco M6 Pro potentially has decent ingress protection, perhaps even beyond its IP54 standard. Not that we are in any way intentionally exposing it to the elements.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProWe have volume buttons and power button on the right side of the phone. These buttons are well placed in terms of height. They don’t necessarily have the best tactile feedback, but they aren’t too bad either.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProFinally, at the end of the controls tour, we should mention that the Poco M6 Pro has an under-display fingerprint sensor, a first for the Poco M family of devices. The sensor itself is a standard optical unit.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThese have really come a long way and are now quite reliable and fast. We have no complaints about one here.

Connectivity

The global Poco M6 Pro lacks 5G connectivity, which is a bit of a bummer. It has dual 4G/LTE support with Cat. 13. The download speed is commendable. The MediaTek G99 chipset offers GPS, QZSS, Galileo, BeiDou and NAVIC for positioning.

Local connectivity includes dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 with LE support.

As mentioned earlier, our Poco M6 Pro universal unit has a 3.5mm audio jack and an IR blaster. It also has NFC on board as well as FM radio.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProThere is nothing special about the Type-C port on the Poco M6 Pro . Well, beyond supporting 67W fast charging, which is a first for the Poco M family. This port is backed up by a USB 2.0 connection, which means a theoretical data transfer of up to 480 Mbps. USB/OTG host is supported. There is no video output or anything fancy on the port.

In terms of sensors, the Poco M6 Pro has an lsm6dso accelerometer and gyroscope combination. There is also an mmc5603 magnetometer. You also get a tsl2522 light sensor. Normally, the latter comes with a proximity reader, but unfortunately, the Poco M6 Pro seems to have a virtual proximity reader instead of a hardware one. It doesn’t work well and is very dependent on the surrounding conditions. There’s no barometer on it either, but that’s to be expected in a budget phone.

Large 6.67-inch AMOLED 120Hz display

The display is undoubtedly one of the outstanding features of the Poco M6 Pro .  It is very large  with a diameter of 6.67 inches . It has a standard aspect ratio of 20:9  with  FullHD resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels)  . The clear pixel density is around  395 ppi  .

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProDespite the hole-punch selfie camera, the display looks pretty good. It is an AMOLED panel  that Xiaomi calls “Flow AMOLED DotDisplay”.  Xiaomi advertises a contrast of  5,000,000:1 , but in practice, it’s almost infinite due to the pitch black.

Before  we get into the 120Hz refresh rate, let’s talk about some of the display’s performance characteristics we tested, such as brightness. We measured 493 decent, if unremarkable, nits of brightness on the slider. The Poco M6 Pro has a decent light sensor (as opposed to proximity) and it automatically adjusts the brightness well. In our standard test, it was able to reach a maximum of  1053 nits . This is impressive for this class and is enough to comfortably use the Poco M6 Pro outdoors in most scenarios. However, don’t expect the display to be clearly legible under direct sunlight.

The display  supports 1920Hz PWM dimming  at lower brightness levels, which should reduce eye strain for sensitive people.

The Poco M6 Pro does not support HDR on its display. It can decode HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision at the software level. Everything but HDR10+. On the plus side, the M6 ​​Pro has the highest Widevine L1 DRM certification, which allows apps like Netflix to deliver FullHD streams and saturate the display’s resolution.

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HDR decoder • DRM information • Netflix playback capability

High refresh rate control

Poco M6 Pro has a refresh rate of 120 Hz on its screen. The phone manages that by offering multiple refresh rate modes in the settings – 60Hz, 120Hz, and a default mode that promises to switch between refresh rates automatically. The phone can actually operate in one of three refresh rate modes – 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz.

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Refresh rate settings

60Hz mode works as expected. It just locks the refresh rate to 60 Hz and that’s it. For higher refresh rate performance, you can choose between choosing a “custom” 120Hz mode or going with the default mode. Custom 120Hz mode provides a list of per-app settings that determine which apps can go to 120Hz and which should just stay at 60Hz. This is a really useful thing.

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120 Hz mode settings for each application

120Hz mode is not “locked” like 60Hz mode. It does some automatic switching, i.e. it drops to 60Hz when there is no movement on the screen or you are not interacting with the screen. This is generally not a bad way to handle things, but it does mean that video playback is usually done at 120Hz, which is a waste of power.

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Operation in 120 Hz mode

Fortunately, there is a “default” mode that seems to have the same logic of movement and interaction as the 120Hz mode for changing its refresh rate. However, the default mode is smart enough to detect video playback and downscale to 60Hz as it should.

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Performance in default mode

We should note that while the Poco M6 Pro technically supports 90Hz refresh rate mode, we never saw 90Hz mode engage during our testing. Only changed between 120Hz and 60Hz. It’s not a huge loss, but it’s still significant.

Naturally, we tried high refresh rate gaming on the Poco M6 Pro and had surprisingly great success. The titles we tested that we know can push past the 60fps mark all performed as expected at default and 120Hz.

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Game with high refresh rate

You may still want to use the latter, as we found it kept the refresh rate a bit longer, with certain games like Alto’s Adventure dropping to 60Hz when we weren’t tapping the screen to jump, which was quite annoying. . The default refresh rate mode had no such problem.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProIn general, we must say that Xiaomi’s system for managing switching with a high refresh rate is reliable and comprehensive. Between the default mode and 120Hz with each app’s settings, you should be able to achieve the resolution you want at any point in time. As for general use, just leave the phone in Default mode and don’t worry about it.

Before we close the refresh rate section, we should mention that the Poco M6 Pro supports an instant touch sampling rate of 2160 Hz .

Battery Life

Poco M6 Pro has a very heavy  5000 mAh battery . The Poco M6 Pro performed very well in our battery test. Nothing spectacular, but still a strong show. This is about the same as other recent budget devices with the same 5000 mAh capacity. In fact, it has a better overall active usage score than the Poco C65 and Poco F5. However, individual test distributions on these phones are kind of all over the place. The Poco F5 has a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset, while the Poco F5 has a MediaTek chipset, just like the M6 ​​Pro, but a more efficient MediaTek G85 model. The G99 uses a very modern TSMC 6nm process.

Looking at the individual test components, we should note that the Poco M6 Pro does not stand out in any particular test. Fits all around, but nothing to call home.

Poco M6 Pro

Charging Speed

Poco M6 Pro is equipped with very fast 67W Xiaomi Super Charge technology. This is actually the first for the Poco M family. The charging technology itself is quite familiar, as we’ve seen many times in the past with the Poco X and F series phones. It is sometimes called Turbo Quick Charge and is rated for output between 5V and 20V at 3.25A to 6.2A.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProXiaomi includes a compatible charger in the box along with a dedicated USB Type-A to Type-C cable with an extra pin. For the best charging speed, you should probably use both.

According to Xiaomi, these should be quite impressive. According to official information, the Poco M6 Pro should be fully charged in 44 minutes. Our tests mostly confirm this number.

We took our review unit from off to 15 percent charge in 40 minutes, then to 71 percent in 30 minutes, taming a full charge in about  48 minutesIt’s nothing out of the ordinary, especially for a budget device from the Poco M family. It should be noted, however, that we’ve seen faster charging than Xiaomi’s 67W technology in other models. Not much, but still worth mentioning.

Poco M6 Pro
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Poco M6 Pro

Speakers

The Poco M6 Pro has a stereo speaker setup. This phone actually has a speaker grill in both the top and bottom frames. However, as far as we can tell, there aren’t two dedicated speakers. This setup is actually a hybrid, with one amplified headphone acting as a second speaker. Xiaomi has recently decided to add an additional “path” for the phone’s audio output. This makes this side of the speaker setup much more difficult to accidentally cover with your palm.

On the other hand, it cannot be said that these two speakers have a good balance. Make no mistake though, the setup still sounds miles better than a single speaker.

In terms of loudness, the Poco M6 Pro had a very respectable -25.0 LUFS.

In terms of quality, the M6 ​​Pro is very good. There are definitely highs and vocals at maximum volume, but the bass, on the other hand, is quite prominent and the songs sound full throughout.

Despite its affordable price, the Poco M6 Pro uses the Dolby Atmos setting, which opens up the sound stage a bit and gives songs a more spatial feel. It doesn’t seem to degrade the sound quality overall.

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Dolby Atmos and Equalizer

On top of the Dolby Atmos switch, you also have a full-featured equalizer to play with.

MIUI 14 with HyperOS is around the corner

A rather interesting development is that the Poco M6 Pro does not come with Xiaomi’s latest and greatest operating system. Our review unit runs MIUI 14 instead of HyperOS, and it does so on top of Android 13 instead of 14. In its press release, Xiaomi promises that the HyperOS update will be delivered “ASAP”. However, in the meantime, we have no choice but to check the existing and familiar environment of MIUI 14.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProAs we mentioned earlier, we are quite familiar with the combination of MIUI 14 and Android 13. We even have a dedicated guide that you should check out if you want more software details.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProOf course, since this is a low-end smartphone with limited hardware capabilities, some basic MIUI functions are missing. However, many are available, even multitasking features such as the floating windows feature.

We noticed that some ads are scattered in some places in the UI like inside the app installer, which can be a bit annoying. There’s also a lot of “bloat” preinstalled on our unit, mostly in the way of games and a separate app store separate from the Google Play store. Not something you can’t get rid of by uninstalling, but still worth mentioning.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProWe’ll still quickly go over some basics. 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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General settings

Home screen, recent apps and general settings remain unchanged. The app drawer is also enabled by default, and we like that Xiaomi has placed the search bar at the bottom of the screen for easier access. There are custom and preset app categories for faster navigation.

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Home screen, recent apps, notification shade, control center

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

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Sidebar and floating windows

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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Theme program and other customizations

Of course, in addition to the preset settings, there is also an always-on display setting. When new notifications arrive, the Notification effect lights up the edges of the display. This effect can work with or without AOD.

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Display options always on

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.

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Security application

It can also manage the permissions of your installed apps, define the battery behavior of selected apps, and apply restrictions to specific apps only.

Performance and Metrics

Poco M6 Pro is based on MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. However, it appears to be running a special variant of the said chipset,   marketed as the Helio G99-Ultra. The model number of this particular chip  is MT6789G  . This joins the rather long list of known Helio G99 modifications – MT6789, MT6789V/CD, MT8781V/CA, and MT8781V/NA. We’re not exactly sure what marks this particular chip as “Ultra” or what makes it different.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 ProFrom what we can tell from a combination of spec sheets and a review unit, the Helio G99 Ultra still uses TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing process. It also still has two “big” ARM Cortex-A76 cores, with a maximum frequency of 2.2 GHz, and six other “small” CPU Cortex-A55 cores, up to 2.0 GHz. Apparently nothing is left hanging on the GPU front either, where the chipset features a mid-range Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.

The Poco M6 Pro is available in two storage configurations at the time of writing – 8GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB. The storage space can be expanded through the microSD slot. The RAM runs at LPDDR4X speeds, while the storage chips are UFS 2.2, and we can’t complain about speed on a budget. Xiaomi also has its own implementation of software virtual memory that runs on the M6 ​​Pro. It’s called Memory Extension 3.0, and by default, on our 12/512GB review unit, it’s supposed to add an extra 4GB of virtual memory. You can also set it to 6 or 8 GB or turn it off completely.

Let’s get to some real benchmarks, starting with GeekBench and its CPU. Once again, while we’re not sure exactly what the G99 Ultra chipset in the Poco M6 Pro is showing, we can clearly see it leading the G99 pack in both the single-core and multi-core tests. It’s not a huge difference, but in both cases, the slight performance boost puts the chip and the M6 ​​Pro roughly on par with chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 in the Redmi Note 12 5G.

MIUI 14 with HyperOS is around the corner

A rather interesting development is that the Poco M6 Pro does not come with Xiaomi’s latest and greatest operating system. Our review unit runs MIUI 14 instead of HyperOS, and it does so on top of Android 13 instead of 14. In its press materials, Xiaomi promises that the HyperOS update will be delivered “ASAP”. However, in the meantime, we have no choice but to check the existing and familiar environment of MIUI 14.

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As we mentioned earlier, we are quite familiar with the combination of MIUI 14 and Android 13. We even have a dedicated guide that you should check out if you want more software details.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

Of course, since this is a low-end smartphone with limited hardware capabilities, some basic MIUI functions are missing. However, many are available, even multitasking features such as the floating windows feature.

We noticed that some ads are scattered in some places in the UI like inside the app installer, which can be a bit annoying. There’s also a lot of “bloat” preinstalled on our unit, mostly in the way of games and a separate app store separate from the Google Play store. Not something you can’t get rid of by uninstalling, but still worth mentioning.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

We’ll still quickly go over some basics. 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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General settings

Home screen, recent apps, and general settings remain unchanged. The app drawer is also enabled by default, and we like that Xiaomi has placed the search bar at the bottom of the screen for easier access. There are custom and preset app categories for faster navigation.

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Home screen, recent apps, notification shade, control center

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

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Sidebar and floating windows

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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Theme program and other customizations

Of course, in addition to the preset settings, there is also an always-on display setting. When new notifications arrive, the Notification effect lights up the edges of the display. This effect can work with or without AOD.

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Display options always on

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.

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Security application

It can also manage the permissions of your installed apps, define the battery behavior of selected apps, and apply restrictions to specific apps only.

Performance and Benchmarks

Poco M6 Pro is based on MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. However, it appears to be running a special variant of the said chipset,   marketed as the Helio G99-Ultra . The model number of this particular chip  is MT6789G  . This joins the rather long list of known Helio G99 modifications – MT6789, MT6789V/CD, MT8781V/CA, and MT8781V/NA. We’re not exactly sure what marks this particular chip as “Ultra” or what makes it different.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

From what we can tell from a combination of spec sheets and a review unit, the Helio G99 Ultra still uses TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing process. It also still has two “big” ARM Cortex-A76 cores, with a maximum frequency of 2.2 GHz, and six other “small” CPU Cortex-A55 cores, up to 2.0 GHz. Apparently nothing is left hanging on the GPU front either, where the chipset features a mid-range Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.

The Poco M6 Pro is available in two storage configurations at the time of writing – 8GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB. The storage space can be expanded through the microSD slot. The RAM runs at LPDDR4X speeds, while the storage chips are UFS 2.2, and we can’t complain about speed on a budget. Xiaomi also has its own implementation of software virtual memory that runs on the M6 ​​Pro. It’s called Memory Extension 3.0, and by default, on our 12/512GB review unit, it’s supposed to add an extra 4GB of virtual memory. You can also set it to 6 or 8 GB or turn it off completely.

Let’s get to some real benchmarks, starting with GeekBench and its CPU. Once again, while we’re not sure exactly what the G99 Ultra chipset in the Poco M6 Pro is showing, we can clearly see it leading the G99 pack in both the single-core and multi-core tests. It’s not a huge difference, but in both cases, the slight performance boost puts the chip and the M6 ​​Pro roughly on par with chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 in the Redmi Note 12 5G.

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

Furthermore, we can expect the G99 Ultra to beat just about any MediaTek Dimension chip. The Snapdragon 695 also seems to have slightly more CPU power, as does the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2. All results are quite expected.

AnTuTu is a much more complex benchmark that also takes things like memory and storage into account. It seems generally kinder to the Poco M6 Pro, and we suspect the phone’s choice of fast LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage has something to do with the good scores.

Poco M6 Pro
Poco M6 Pro

Not only does the Poco M6 Pro with its Helio G99 Ultra fare slightly better than many of its regular G99 counterparts, but AnTuTu puts the G99 Ultra and M6 Pro above its Redmi Note 12 5G and Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, and slightly below the Redmi 12 5G and its Snapdragon 4 Gen 2.

We had issues running GFXBench on our Poco M6 Pro review unit. Xiaomi has blocked this benchmark for some reason, so we had to jump through major hoops to get results. As expected, the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU in the Helio G99 Ultra hasn’t been tampered with in terms of performance, and the Poco M6 Pro’s scores are right in line with other Helio G99 devices. That is, we can expect better performance than Helio G88 and Snapdragon 685 and 680.

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

On the other hand, many affordable chips offer more powerful GPUs such as Dimensity 6080, 7020, 1080, 7050, 8020, 8050 or Snapdragon 695.

3Dmark paints the same general picture.

Poco M6 Pro

Poco M6 Pro

The Poco M6 Pro is not a powerful device, but it is not limited in performance either. In practice, the MIUI environment runs smoothly, with only a slowdown. Good enough for daily tasks and some light gaming.

One of the benefits of running a relatively low-power chipset is that you don’t have to deal with major passive cooling issues. The Poco M6 Pro handles heat admirably. It never gets hot to the touch, even with extreme testing, and the CPU.

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Triple camera setup

Unlike the Indian variant of the Poco M6 Pro, our global model here has a triple camera setup, complete with an ultra-wide camera, making for a more versatile camera setup.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

The main camera of the Poco M6 Pro is a 64-megapixel camera based on the OmniVision OV64B sensor. It’s a 1/2-inch sensor with 0.7 µm individual pixels. The main camera has OIS which is great to see. It has an f/1.8 lens.

Next, we have the ultra-wide camera. It has an 8-megapixel resolution and is behind an f/2.2 lens. The sensor used here is the OmniVision OV08D. It measures 1/4 inch with 1.12 µm pixels. The ultra-wide lacks autofocus, so it can’t double as a macro photographer.

It’s not really necessary though, as the Poco M6 Pro has a  dedicated 2MP macro camera. It’s also not special at all. It has a fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture. The sensor is based on the OmniVision OV02B sensor, which has a 1/5-inch optical format and 1.75 µm pixels.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

Finally,  we have the 16-megapixel selfie camera. It is also fixed focus with f/2.4 aperture. It uses either a GalaxyCore gc16b3 (1/3.1″ 1.0μm) or OmniVision OV16A (1/1.306″ 1.0μm) sensor.

Camera App

The camera app is a simple implementation, though it has its own quirks. First, the basic operation of switching modes works using sideswipes, and you can also tap on the modes you see to go directly to the modes.

Up and down swipes do not work to switch between front and rear cameras. Only the button next to the shutter does this.

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. Unused modes will still be in that More tab.

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Camera user interface

There’s a pull-out menu for additional options, including macro mode. Next to that, you have the sliding flash, a flash mode switch, an HDR switch, and a shortcut for Google Lens.

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Camera settings

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 one of the three dots representing the Ultra Wide, Prime, and Double Digital options. Or you can tap and drag the active zoom to reveal even higher zoom levels – 2x and 5x, plus a slider for medium zooms. There is also a magic wand around with beauty effects and filters.

There is a well-featured professional mode where you can change the shooting parameters yourself. Here you can use primary and ultra-wide cameras. You can choose from 4 white balance presets or dial in the light temperature with a slider. There’s a manual focus and shutter speed slider (1/4000s to 30s) and ISO control with ranges depending on the camera you’re using. Maximum focus is available.

As expected, there are additional modes, including Long Exposure with a selection of different presets – moving crowd, neon trails, oil painting, light painting, starry sky, and star trails.

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

Camera quality during the day

First, we start with the main 64-megapixel camera. The camera uses a Quad Bayer sensor, which means it takes 16MP photos by default.

The photos barely do it justice because it’s so bland overall. The level of detail captured isn’t great and some heavy sharpening is applied in an attempt to improve things.

Colors are slightly saturated but still look nice, especially on the phone’s OLED display. Dynamic range is a bit tricky because the applied contrast adjustment is too much in its favor.

Poco M6 Pro: 16MP Main Camera Samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/789s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 16 MP main camera samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/216s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP Main Camera Samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/977s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review
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Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera samples

M6 Pro takes very good portrait photos with its main camera. Detection and separation of the subject is almost always done point by point. We also like the skin tone and overall color execution. The background blur quality is also good.

Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera portrait samples - f/1.7, ISO 320, 1/100s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera portrait samples - f/1.7, ISO 640, 1/100s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera portrait samples - f/1.7, ISO 64, 1/100s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review
 Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera portrait examples

You can take pictures with the full resolution of 64 megapixels of the main camera. These don’t really have any advantage for detail and still look softer, as less sharpness is applied by the processing algorithms. However, since they have less contrast, they have good dynamic range and you may prefer a more natural look.

Poco M6 Pro: 64MP main camera samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1045s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 64MP main camera samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/642s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review
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Poco M6 Pro: 64MP main camera samples

Here’s how the flagship camera stacks up against the competition in our extensive photo comparison database.

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Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro vs Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro and Xiaomi Poco X6 in our photo comparison tool
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64MP: Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro vs Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro and Xiaomi Poco X6 in our photo comparison tool

The Poco M6 Pro lacks a dedicated telephoto camera, but you can still capture digital zooms with the main camera. The user interface has a 2x zoom key. These photos look exactly like normal 1x photos. They have a lower level of detail – soft and overly sharp. They are also overly contrasty, resulting in limited dynamic range.

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Poco M6 Pro: 16 MP main camera samples with 2x zoom

The 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera is largely unimpressed. It’s not great in terms of detail and tends to overexpose photos. The dynamic range is also not very good and there is visible frame noise.

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Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera samples

Distortion correction near the edges of the frame varies from decent to really poor in photos. At least there isn’t much in the way of cornering softness.

Rounding out the rear cameras of the Poco M6 Pro, we have a 2-megapixel macro cameraIt has a fixed focus, but it also has a very wide and significant focal surface. In general, according to the available hardware, it takes quite decent photos. These have lots of detail and beautiful colors.

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Poco M6 Pro: 2MP macro camera samples

The 16-megapixel selfie camera is decent for the class, but nothing to rave about. It also captures a lot of detail and skin texture with beautiful skin tone.

Poco M6 Pro: 16 MP selfie camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 64, 1/592s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16 MP selfie camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 64, 1/466s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review
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Poco M6 Pro: 16MP selfie camera samples

The camera only has fixed focus, which is quite expected for a budget phone, but the focal plane isn’t as wide as we’d like, and it doesn’t often result in perfectly sharp selfies.

Video Quality

The Poco M6 Pro shoots 1080p video. There is no 4K available, which is too bad. Videos from both the main and ultra-wide cameras are stored in a standard h.264/AVC video at around 20Mbps and 48kHz AAC stereo audio in an MP4 container. Alternatively, you can choose to shoot in h.265/HEVC and save some space.

The main camera captures decent but unremarkable 1080p video. Details are insufficient. They are too contrasty and too sharp, but the colors look good.

Dynamic range is a bit limited, but not unexpected.

Video stabilization on the main camera is limited, but it does quite well with small shakes and bumps.

Here’s how the flagship camera stacks up against the competition in our extensive video comparison database.

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Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A05s and Xiaomi Poco C65 in our video comparison tool

At 2x zoom, videos look a little softer, but not by much. Colors are still great

The ultra-wide camera captures very smooth videos. Details could be better. At least the colors look nice.

The selfie camera takes very decent 1080p videos. Colors look nice and natural, especially skin tones. A large amount of skin texture is being recorded. The dynamic range isn’t that bad and the videos aren’t even that shaky.

Camera quality in low light

The main camera of Poco M6 Pro performs amazingly in low light. There’s a lot of detail – even if it’s not very clean. Dark areas are well exposed and light sources are well contained. The colors look nice too. It’s a great display for a budget phone.

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Poco M6 Pro: 16 MP main camera examples in low light

At 2x zoom, photos from the main camera understandably look a little softer and a little noisier, a little more processed. However, they are quite usable.

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Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera samples with 2x zoom in low light

The output of the ultra-wide camera is very poor in low-light conditions. Surfaces look soft and noisy, dark areas are completely crushed, and light sources are slightly lost. That being said, we couldn’t have expected better from an 8MP ultrawide camera.

Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera samples in low light - f/2.2, ISO 1000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera samples in low light - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera samples in low light - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review
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Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera samples in low light

The normal photo mode on the Poco M6 Pro automatically applies some night mode processing. Beyond that, there is also a dedicated night mode.

Enabling manual night mode on the main camera doesn’t really do much. It brightens photos a bit and removes a small amount of noise on certain flat surfaces. However, it’s certainly not worth the extra wait for additional recording and processing time.

Poco M6 Pro: 16MP Main Camera Night Mode Samples - f/1.7, ISO 3200, 1/20s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP Main Camera Night Mode Samples - f/1.7, ISO 8000, 1/8s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: Night Mode Samples 16MP Main Camera - f/1.7, ISO 6400, 1/11s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review
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Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera night mode samples

The night mode algorithm works a little harder on photos with 2x zoom than the main camera. In an effort to reduce noise and smoothness, it tends to introduce some sharpening artifacts. From a distance, these make the shot look a little sharper subjectively, but we can’t say we prefer the look. It’s probably best to stay away from night mode for the main camera altogether.

Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera with 2x zoom, night mode sample - f/1.7, ISO 6400, 1/14s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera with 2x zoom, night mode sample - f/1.7, ISO 8000, 1/8s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review Poco M6 Pro: 16MP main camera with 2x zoom, night mode sample - f/1.7, ISO 4000, 1/14s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro review
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Poco M6 Pro: night mode samples of the 16MP main camera with 2x zoom

Undoubtedly, the ultra-wide camera benefits the most from enabling the dedicated night mode. We didn’t see much of a change in the amount of detail in the frame, but the night mode brings out the darker areas somewhat, making everything more visible and pleasant. Light sources and colors are almost identical.

Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review
Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review Poco M6 Pro: 8MP Ultra Wide Camera Night Mode Samples - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/10s - Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro Review
Poco M6 Pro: 8MP ultra-wide camera night mode samples

Videos from the main camera look mostly unremarkable. They are quite dark and soft. Surprisingly, it’s not that noisy, but there’s very little detail, and the light sources are pretty blown out.

Videos look 2x worse in zoom. The frame has a lot of noise and vibration, and most surfaces look more like an oil painting than a real picture.

Ultra-wide camera videos are very dark and noisy.

Poco M6 Pro competitor review

Let’s quickly clear up some potential confusion here. Currently, there are two very different devices under the Poco M6 Pro brand. One of them is the Poco M6 Pro 5G model from August 2023, which seems to be an India-exclusive model. Another one is the all-new Poco M6 Pro which is made for global markets that we are reviewing today. While it’s a 4G-only device, it’s an upgrade over its namesake in many other respects. Either way, we’re looking at budget devices here.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

The global Poco M6 Pro is available in different variants –  8GB/256GB  and  12GB/512GB  with suggested MSRPs of  $ 199  and  $249 respectively. You may even be able to get a better deal by pricing early.

The price point is quite competitive, but there are some interesting alternatives. In Xiaomi’s own camp, there is the ever-popular Redmi Note 12 family. Now that the Redmi Note 13 line is out, it only makes sense to go that route, and the vanilla Redmi Note 13 4G stands out as a great alternative to the Poco M6 Pro. In fact, the two devices seem to share a lot of design and specs similarities, such as a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display and a large 5,000mAh battery. Redmi Note 13 is still a little different. Xiaomi doesn’t advertise its display as bright as the Poco M6 Pro’s. While it has a higher-resolution 108-megapixel primary camera, it lacks OIS, and while the Dimensity 6080 may be slightly faster than the Helio G99 in most tasks, it still lacks some features like 4K video recording. The Redmi also has only one speaker and slower 33W charging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Samsung Galaxy A24 4G Techno Pova 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 • Samsung Galaxy A24 4G • Tecno Pova 5 Pro

Samsung also has interesting offers in the price section. If you’re looking to save money, then maybe consider the Galaxy 05s we recently reviewed. Instead of OLED, you’ll have to settle for LCD, a single speaker, and a decent camera setup. The worst thing about the A05s is arguably the eMMC memory, which drags down performance. The Galaxy A15 offers a nice step up and addresses many of the aforementioned shortcomings, but its availability is limited.

Enter the Galaxy A24 4G. As the name suggests, this device is a 4G device like the Poco M6 Pro. Other than that, the A24 4G offers a 90Hz AMOLED display, a Poco-comparable camera setup with OIS on the main camera, and 25W charging with its 5000mAh battery. You only get one speaker and you’re stuck with the same Helio G99 chipset, which also means the 1080p video cap.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

Finally, we’d like to mention some good budget offers from Tecno such as the Spark 10 Pro and, probably better, the Tecno Pova 5 Pro. The latter is a very interesting device, especially in terms of design, with a bad design and multiple LED lights on the back. For that, you’ll have to settle for a 120Hz LCD and no OIS on the main camera. You still get stereo speakers, though, and the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset is pretty decent, even capable of offering 1440p video on the device. Also, its 5000 mAh battery has 68W fast charging. And finally, if the Tecno is available in your market, you should get all this at the current price of around $150.

Summary

It’s hard to say anything particularly or catastrophic about the Poco M6 Pro because it really is a budget device. If we still had to wish, there’d probably be a better chipset out there. While the Helio G99 isn’t necessarily needed for power, it does have things like 4G connectivity and 1080p video recording.

Other than that, we weren’t impressed with the Poco M6 Pro’s camera capabilities. The same goes for the removal of HyperOS and the latest Android 14, both of which Xiaomi has promised to deliver as soon as possible, be that as it may.

Review of Xiaomi Poco M6 Pro

On the other hand, we enjoyed the 120Hz AMOLED display on the Poco M6 Pro. It gets a lot brighter, especially for a budget device, and Xiaomi’s software update rate control is pretty good. The hybrid stereo speaker setup is also generally quite decent, and we appreciate the inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jack as well as an IR blaster. We know this is an increasingly important and outdated feature, but we still think it’s a nice added value, just like the built-in FM tuner. The Poco M6 Pro also managed solid battery life and very fast charging.

As we said, it’s hard not to like the Poco M6 Pro as an overall package, as it offers solid value and a solid product for the price. Xiaomi’s confusing naming scheme aside, we’re sure the Poco M6 Pro will find its audience.

Why should we buy Poco M6 Pro?

  • Xiaomi Turbo Fast Charger is included in the box.
  • Beautiful design with good build quality. Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and IP54.
  • Very bright and clear AMOLED 120 Hz with good automatic refresh rate control.
  • Good battery life
  • 67-watt fast battery charging.
  • Proper tuning of hybrid stereo speakers.
  • Good camera performance in daylight
  • expandable storage; A 3.5 mm audio jack and an IR blaster.

Why should we avoid buying Poco M6 Pro?

  • No 5G connection
  • Hybrid instead of a dedicated microSD card slot./li>
  • Virtual proximity sensor
  • It doesn’t come with Xiaomi’s latest HyperOS, but it does offer MIUI 14 and Android 13 with plenty of UI ads.
  • Relatively poor performance of the camera in low light.
  • Video recording is limited to 1080p.

Source: GSMARENA.COM

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Poco X6 review, price and specifications

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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.

Poco X6 review

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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Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer

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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Floating windows and sidebar

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

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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 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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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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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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Samsung Galaxy A54 Motorola Moto G84 Google Pixel 6a
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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How to use an Android phone as a webcam

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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.
How to use a smartphone as a webcam
  • 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.

    How to use a smartphone as a webcam
  • 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.
    How to use a smartphone as a webcam

    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

poco m5s

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

poco c40

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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