Connect with us

Technology

Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro review

Published

on

Poco X6 Pro

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

Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro Review

Introduction

A whole family of Poco phones has arrived at our doorstep at once, and the Poco X6 Pro is the best of them all. The latest X Pro features a powerful MediaTek chipset, a bright OLED display, and fast charging, and comes with Xiaomi’s new HyperOS operating system on top of Android 14.

To explore another example of potential confusion caused by Xiaomi’s questionable naming and availability practices, we note that the Poco X6 Pro is very similar in terms of specs to the China-only Redmi K70E. Of course, the Pro shares some DNA with the non-Pro X6, and shares bits and pieces with one or another member of the Redmi Note 13 lineup (of which there are a handful).

Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K70E
Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro • Xiaomi Redmi K70E

Turning our focus back to the Poco X6 Pro, we’re looking at a 6.67-inch OLED with up to 1,200 nits of brightness (even 1,800 in some cases), Dolby Vision support, and above-average resolution. The Dimensity 8300 Ultra that powers the Poco straddles the line between mid-range and flagship silicon and promises massive performance. Meanwhile, the optimized visuals of the new Android skin offer a fresh look to MIUI that is loved by many.

One notable difference between the Poco and its Chinese counterpart Redmi is the battery capacity – the X6 Pro has a 5,000 mAh capacity compared to the K70E’s 5,500 mAh. The 67W charging capability is another slight drop in the transition from China to the world (90W on the Redmi), though we’re still waiting for firm numbers on this.

Poco X6 Pro review

There isn’t much to get excited about when it comes to the camera system, but we’re still blown away by its pretty amazing hardware. A 64MP main camera is joined by an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera – if the main camera can handle 2x zoom with any level of success, it could be a reasonable showing.

Specifications of Xiaomi Poco X6 Pro at a glance:

  • Body:  160.5×74.3×8.3mm, 186g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back or silicon polymer back (eco-leather); IP54, resistant to dust and water splash.
  • Screen:  6.67 inch AMOLED, 68B color, 120 Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 500 nits (typ), 1200 nits (HBM), 1800 nits (peak), resolution 1220×2712 pixels, 20.9 20.44pp, rats:
  • Chipset:  Mediatek Dimensity 8300 Ultra (4 nm): Octa-core 3.35 GHz (1+3+4 cores); Mali G615-MC6.
  • Memory:  256 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 12 GB RAM, 512 GB RAM 12 GB; UFS 4.0.
  • OS/Software:  Android 14, HyperOS.
  • Rear camera:  Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 25 mm, 0.7 µm, PDAF, OIS; Very wide angle: 8 megapixels, f/2.2, 120 degrees; Macro: 2 megapixels, f/2.4.
  • Front camera:  16 MP, f/2.4, (wide).
  • Video recording:  rear camera: 4K@24/30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS. Front camera: 1080p@30/60fps.
  • Battery:  5000 mAh; 67 watts wired, 100% in 45 minutes (advertised).
  • Connectivity:  5G; two SIM cards; Wi-Fi 6; BT 5.4; NFC; Infrared port
  • Miscellaneous:  fingerprint reader (under the display, optical); Dual speakers

Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus 5G review

Poco X6 phone unboxing

Poco X6 Pro comes in a familiar cardboard box with a black and yellow color scheme. Apart from the phone, you get a soft silicone protective case, a 67W charger, and a USB-A-to-C cable.

Poco X6 Pro review

Design, build quality, handling

It’s no surprise when it comes to the design of the Poco X6 Pro. Admittedly, the Pro has a bit more shape to it than the completely flat X6 – a gentle curve on the back edges that unifies things a bit.

Poco X6 Pro (left) next to Poco X6Poco X6 Pro (left) next to Poco X6

Unlike the Victus X6’s screen protector, the X6 Pro has a Gorilla Glass 5 panel on top of its screen – a rather surprising development. The frame in Peru is made of matte plastic like the vanilla model, and the back panel is also made of plastic.

Poco X6 Pro review

Poco X6 Pro is available in three colors: black, yellow, and gray. Our review unit is black, glossy, and mirror-like, and just as bad at stain removal. The yellow option has a leather-like finish, so it should be more grippy and less prone to fingerprints. The gray color we haven’t seen, but if Poco doesn’t offer some sort of matte finish, it’s probably just as bad at keeping it clean as black.

Poco X6 Pro review

We already mentioned the camera patch on the back of the X6 Pro, but it’s such a distinct design cue at this point that it bears repeating. In this black color, it doesn’t stand out quite as much as the other two options where the black color contrasts with the color of the rest of the panel, but it still draws attention thanks to the large camera lens and Poco badge.

Poco X6 Pro review

Like the X6, the X6 Pro is IP54-certified for protection against dust and water. Aside from dust, the 4 in rating means it should be covered for heavy splashes from all 360 degrees and the phone should be able to survive rain. As mentioned, many phones in this class have IP67 or IP68 submersion protection, so the Poco X6 Pro lacks these features.

Poco X6 Pro review

On the front, where the 6.67-inch OLED takes center stage, it’s more than decent equipment, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves with the numbers. The thin bezels, which at a glance appear to be of uniform thickness, create a rather premium effect.

Poco X6 Pro review

Above the screen, where the glass meets the frame, is a cutout for the phone. The punch-hole selfie camera is placed along the top edge of the screen.

The right side of the phone has physical controls – a power button and a volume rocker above that, both of which click nicely. There is nothing on the right

At the top, there is another output for the top speaker. There’s also an IR transmitter – a staple in Xiaomi phones regardless of product line – and a premium microphone.

The bottom is where you’ll find the usual stuff – the USB-C port, speaker, and microphone. The SIM card slot is also seen here, the dual nano SIM tray is protected by a red gasket against dust and water penetration.

X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro? X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro? X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro?
X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro? X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro? X6 Pro Review - Where is the Poco X6 Pro?
There’s also an optical fingerprint scanner under the display, and it worked without incident in our experience. Could have put it a little higher, but it’s nothing you can’t use after a few days or even a few hours with the Poco.

Poco X6 Pro review

The X6 Pro measures 160.5 x 73.4 x 8.25mm and weighs 186g, if you get the regular plastic version – add 0.1mm of thickness and 4g of weight for the vegan leather option. The X6 Pro is significantly smaller than the X5 Pro, while still housing the same size display, so the sense of bezel thinness is confirmed by the numbers – 2.6mm slimmer, even at this overall size. , is much narrower.

Poco X6 Pro review

Of course, it remains a full-sized phone. Handling is mostly good – the curved rear edges improve the feel in the hand, while the flat frame has plenty of room to grip, even if it doesn’t have much grip per se. The glossy back isn’t too slippery, though the veggie leather option would probably offer a safer purchase – not to mention improved smudge resistance.

Poco X6 Pro review

Bright 6.67-inch OLED with high resolution

The X6 Pro is equipped with a 6.67-inch screen. The resolution of 1220 x 2712 pixels (20:9 aspect ratio, ~446 ppi density) is more specific than your usual 1080p. Most notable, however, is Dolby Vision support, which is at least partially explained by the 1,800 nits of peak brightness that Poco advertises (1,200 nits in normal situations that require an extra boost). The maximum refresh rate is 120 Hz, and the specifications mention a touch sampling rate of 2160 Hz.

Poco X6 Pro review

In our testing, the X6 Pro was good for 1,148 nits in adaptive brightness mode—an improvement of more than 200 nits over the previous model, but somehow less than the non-Pro X6’s result. We’re not saying the Pro is nit-free, mind you – it’s pretty bright, just not as bright as the vanilla model in our test. At around 500 nits under normal conditions, the X6 Pro’s manually achievable brightness is best described as standard.

Refresh Rate

The screen of the X6 Pro has a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and some basic adaptive behavior, which drops to 60 Hz when there is no interaction with the display.

Poco X6 Pro reviewThe settings menu lets you choose between “Default” mode, which does the basic automatic switch above, and Custom mode, where you can specify 120Hz or 60Hz. In fact, custom mode only works if you want to limit the refresh rate to 60Hz, as the 120Hz setting essentially acts like the default mode – it doesn’t lock you into 120Hz. We have high frame rate gaming on the X6 Pro, and for such titles, the refresh rate stays at 120Hz.

Stream and HDR

The X6 Pro comes with a variety of HDR support, including Dolby Vision, and indeed, we received Dolby Vision streams from Netflix. YouTube also introduced HDR playback.

Poco X6 Pro reviewAs part of Android 14’s Ultra HDR functionality, you also get HDR for images in the gallery. Only here this feature is called Pro HDR and it is not enabled by default, so you need to go to the gallery settings and turn on the switch.

Poco X6 Pro battery life

The X6 Pro’s battery capacity remains unchanged at 5,000 mAh compared to the previous generation, which is more or less standard for the segment. As mentioned, the non-Pro X6 has a slightly larger battery (5,100 mAh), while the Chinese X6 Pro replacement has an even larger 5,500 mAh cell.

We’d say the X6 Pro does well for what it has. With an active usage rating of 11:46 hours, it doesn’t break any records, and it doesn’t particularly excel at any given task, but it puts up generally good numbers across the board.

Poco X6 Pro
Poco X6 Pro

Charging Speed

The X6 Pro’s specs say it supports 67W charging, and that’s the bonus of the included adapter. In our experience, we saw readings of up to 56W during the early stages of the charging process, which we think is a respectable figure.

Poco X6 Pro reviewWith this adapter, the X6 Pro reached 100% in 43 minutes, starting from empty – 7 minutes faster than the X5 Pro.  There aren’t many competitors that can beat Poco in this regard, only the Realme 11 Pro+ perhaps offers a significant advantage.

Poco X6 Pro

There’s no wireless charging on the X6 Pro, but that’s not something you’d look for at this price.

Speaker Test

The X6 Pro uses a typical two-speaker setup with one unit firing down and the other sending sound up and forward, so it doubles as a headset. In vertical orientation, the top speaker is assigned the left channel, while in landscape mode, the phone adjusts the channels according to the orientation of the phone in space.

Bottom Speaker - Poco X6 Pro Review Top notch speaker opening - Poco X6 Pro review Earpiece - Poco X6 Pro review
Bottom speaker • Upper speaker opening on top • Phone

This phone has been rated “very good” in terms of loudness like the old model. Its sound profile is slightly different, with a more mid-range presentation that improves the sounds, but not as well as the low-end presence. Overall, it’s good, but maybe a step back from the X5 Pro.

MIUI Hyper converts Android 14 below

The Poco X6 Pro is the first phone to run on Xiaomi’s new Android skin, now called HyperOS. For example, the Poco X6 is still showing up on MIUI, although it’s promised to get the HyperOS update as soon as possible. Some other devices, such as the 13T Pro and 13 Pro, have recently received their own updates, but that doesn’t change the X6 Pro’s status as a “first”. The stock version is Android 14, so Poco’s software is almost as new.

Poco X6 Pro reviewNow, if you’ve seen any Xiaomi phone in recent years, you’ll still be able to easily find your way around the Poco X6 Pro, although it helps if you’ve come across Pocos too, as some of the brand-specific app icons are however a few. Some of the changes related to Hyper are global, and we’ll take a look at some of them right now.

Poco X6 Pro reviewOne major change is the Control Center, which has now been redesigned to remove text labels from icons. If you’re not familiar with what an icon does, you might end up changing the wrong thing the first few tries, especially for settings you have less access to. The labels appear in a menu where you can rearrange the icons, so at least you can look up the names every now and then. Mind you, there’s no old combo interface for settings and quick notifications on the Poco X6 Pro – it’s two separate screens and that’s it.

Control Center - Poco X6 Pro review Control Center Settings - Poco X6 Pro Review Notification Shade - Poco X6 Pro review Settings Menu - Poco X6 Pro Review
Control Center • Control Center Settings • Notification Shade • Settings Menu

MIUI has always been highly customizable, and HyperOS builds on that with more options for customizing the lock screen. A variety of designs are available, each with its own distinctive watch style and always-on display style.

You may have already figured it out, but let’s just point it out – HyperOS comes with a new system-wide font. It could have been called HySans instead of MiSans, but that’s not what we like.

Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review
Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review Personalization - Poco X6 Pro review
Personalization

Also, the multi-window interface has been optimized with new buttons and somewhat more intuitive functionality. The task switcher on Poco only has a two-column interface with vertical scrolling, while Xiaomi phones can still opt for a more classic horizontal layout.

Task switcher - Poco X6 Pro review Multi-window review - Poco X6 Pro Multi-window review - Poco X6 Pro Multi-window review - Poco X6 Pro Multi-window review - Poco X6 Pro
Task switching • Multi-window

Added to HyperOS is the option for large folders, and there’s not just one, but two types – enlarged and XXL.

The default home screen layout has an app drawer, although you can opt for a single-layer interface with all your apps on the home screen.

Home - Poco X6 Pro Review App drawer - Poco X6 Pro review App drawer - Poco X6 Pro review Big folders - Poco X6 Pro review Big folders - Poco X6 Pro review Big folders - Poco X6 Pro review
Home screen • App drawer • App drawer • Large folders

Naturally, there are plenty of built-in programs to do this or that. There is a gallery, a music player, a video app, a file manager, a security app as well a Mi Browser. Also included is the Mi Remote app for using the IR transmitter on the X6 Pro.

Gallery - Poco X6 Pro review Music review - Poco X6 Pro Videos - Poco X6 Pro review File manager review - Poco X6 Pro Security - Poco X6 Pro review Mi Remote - Poco X6 Pro review
Gallery • Music • Videos • File Management • Security • Mi Remote

There’s also a gaming tool – Game Center/Game Turbo has the usual set of features to limit lag during gameplay, as well as screen recording and a frame-per-second counter.

Turbo Game Review - Poco X6 Pro Turbo Game Review - Poco X6 Pro Turbo Game Review - Poco X6 Pro
Turbo Game Review - Poco X6 Pro Turbo Game Review - Poco X6 Pro
Turbo game 

Benchmarks and performance

The X6 Pro is powered by the Dimensity 8300-Ultra chip – a Mediatek chip built on a 4nm process that so far seems to be exclusive to the X6 Pro and its alter ego, the Redmi K70E. This SoC has an octa-core CPU with four big Cortex-A715 cores (1×3.35GHz + 3×3.20GHz) and four Cortex-A510 cores (4×2.20GHz). The GPU is Mali-G615 MC6.

Memory configurations for the X6 Pro include 8GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB (as is our review unit).

Poco X6 Pro reviewAs is often the case with Xiaomi phones we receive a little early, the Poco X6 Pro was reluctant to run our full set of benchmarks. We were able to run GeekBench and Antutu, so we have some numbers for you.

With specs like the ones above, it’s no surprise that the Poco X6 Pro is basically unbeatable by benchmarks among more or less similarly priced phones. Only a Pixel 7a might have something to say under CPU load, but that’s about it.

Poco X6 Pro
Poco X6 Pro
Poco X6 Pro

When it came to stable loading, the X6 Pro gradually increased its performance, and in about 20 minutes in the one-hour CPU throttling test, it was able to prove about 80% of its initial result. Very impressive. It was balanced in battery mode, but not in performance mode. In performance mode, it shows a higher initial result, but shows a slightly more shaky behavior, although a result of 71% in the test is not too bad either.

CPU throttling test - Poco X6 Pro review CPU throttling test - Poco X6 Pro review
CPU throttling test

Two and a half cameras on the back

The X6 Pro has a fairly standard camera setup with no really outstanding hardware. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper joins the 64-megapixel main camera, which also handles zooming – though there’s no telephoto. What this phone has in addition to these two is a 2-megapixel macro camera.

Poco X6 Pro review

The main camera is based on the OV64B sensor – a 64-megapixel OmniVision chip with a 1/2.0-inch optical format, 0.7 µm pixels and a 4-cell (Quad Bayer) filter array. The accompanying lens has a focal length of 25 mm. Length and aperture f/1.7 and stabilized.

The ultra-wide camera is based on the OV08D – a much simpler 8-megapixel unit with a 1/4.4-inch optical format and 1.0 µm pixels. This camera has a fixed focus lens with a focal length equivalent to 16 mm and an aperture of f/2.2.

On the front, there’s a 16-megapixel selfie camera around the OV16A sensor – it’s 16-megapixel resolution, 1/3.06-inch optical format, and 1.0 µm pixels.

Camera app and features

The HyperOS camera app is exactly the same as the recent MIUI camera app, which in turn is almost identical to any manufacturer’s camera app. The main operation for switching modes works as expected with sideswipes, 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.

Poco X6 Pro review

At the bottom of the viewfinder, you have a flash mode switch, an HDR switch, and a gear for the settings menu. There’s also a pull-out menu at the top of the camera interface where you’ll find additional options including macro mode, grid lines, aspect ratio, and timer.

The previously added Teleprompter video mode remains. You can paste your video script here and easily read it while recording your video.

At the near end, you have the camera zoom switch, which goes up to 2x on the X6 Pro, while the X6 also has a 4x button for some reason.

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 range depending on the camera you’re using.

Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro Camera User Interface Review - Poco X6 Pro
Camera user interface

Day photo quality

Daylight shots from the X6 Pro’s main camera are steady. The level of detail is good, although not the most pleasing representation of random textures, and there is some grain in areas of solid color.

Speaking of color, the auto white balance adds a bit more warmth to outdoor shots—not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s not particularly accurate either. Saturation is good though.

Dynamic range also gets a good mark – not great, not terrible, with highlights in more contrasty scenes sometimes more than we’re used to.

Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1663s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1063s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1908s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2403s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1663s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1966 - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1966 - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1224s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/940s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 320, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 250, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x) - f/1.7, ISO 80, 1/50s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x)

Full resolution mode does not bring any significant improvement in the level of recorded detail.

Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64 MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1667s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64 MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1067s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64 MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1905s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2424s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64 MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1905s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2051s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2051s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64MP - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1212s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (1x), 64 megapixels

On the other hand, the 2x zoom level produces good results. Even if it’s still not the most natural display, the amount of surprisingly detailed detail is very pleasing.

Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1802s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2027s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2949s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2027s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2027s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/2317s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/432s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 400, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1118s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, main camera (2x) - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1118s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, main camera (2x)

The ultra-wide camera on the X6 Pro delivers excellent performance. The detail is decent for 8MP resolution, but the dynamic range is fairly limited, especially in the highlights. The colors are also a little anemic.

Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1779s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2174s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1957 - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1957 - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1701s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2174s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1449s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 200, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 250, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 80, 1/100s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/180s - Poco X6 Pro review Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x) - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1087s - Poco X6 Pro review
Daylight samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x)

Low-light photo quality

The X6 Pro has some automatic night mode implementation, but we only saw it in very dark situations – our typical scenes didn’t really qualify. In this regard, we have two sets of images – one in photo mode without the night mode auto-brightness function, and the other in night mode.

That said, there are minimal differences in results between the two modes – at least on the main camera. We’re getting well-exposed images with good development in shadow areas, and slightly harsh but still acceptable highlight treatment. There is a lot of detail and the noise is well contained.

Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/10s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/10s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2000, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/9s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (1x), photo mode

Every now and then, night mode can lift the shadows a bit – the building on the left in the first scene is noticeably brighter in the night mode rendering than in photo mode. However, in general, we do not say that there is a pattern of behavior that distinguishes one state from another.

Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/10s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/10s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2000, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/9s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/12s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (1x), night mode

At 2x zoom, there is little to separate the two modes. The results are quite lovely, although the textures and details are a bit smoother. It’s not too bad, though – once again the X6 Pro actually delivers better-than-expected zoom photos.

Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/8s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/12s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/17s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 2000, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 800, 1/17s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/17s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (2x), photo mode
Low-light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 2500, 1/8s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 1250, 1/12s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/17s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/11s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 800, 1/17s - Poco X6 Pro review Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode - f/1.7, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, main camera (2x), night mode

Utlrawide camera output isn’t too bad in the dark, all things considered. The photos are not the clearest, but clear enough. Dynamic range is good, and color reproduction is good, if a bit off – as it used to be in daylight. There is not much difference between photo and night mode.

Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.6x), Photo Mode - f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.6x), Photo Mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.6x), Photo Mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review
Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), photo mode - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.6x), Photo Mode - f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide Camera (0.6x), Photo Mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review
Low light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), photo mode
Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide (0.6x), Night Mode - f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide (0.6x), Night Mode - f/2.2, ISO 2000, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), night mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), night mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review Low Light Samples, Ultra Wide (0.6x), Night Mode - f/2.2, ISO 1600, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro Review Low-light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), night mode - f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/14s - Poco X6 Pro review
Low light samples, ultra-wide camera (0.6x), night mode

Once you’re done with real-world examples, head over to our photo comparison tool to see how the Poco X6 Pro stacks up against the competition.

Photo comparison tool Photo comparison tool
Poco X6 Pro vs Motorola Edge 40 Neo and Galaxy A54 in our photo comparison tool

portrait mode

Portrait mode on the X6 Pro captures images in the main camera’s main field of view – there’s no zoom selector here. Subject detection works very well and the default blur is fairly convincing.

Portrait Mode Samples - f/1.7, ISO 64, 1/100s - Poco X6 Pro Review Portrait Mode Samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1297s - Poco X6 Pro Review Portrait Mode Samples - f/1.7, ISO 50, 1/1582s - Poco X6 Pro Review Portrait mode samples - f/1.7, ISO 200, 1/50s - Poco X6 Pro review
Examples of portrait mode

close-ups

The camera half that rounds out the X6 Pro’s setup is a 2-megapixel camera for close-ups. The results are superb, with little true-to-life detail and soft colors.

Macro samples - Poco X6 Pro review Macro samples - Poco X6 Pro review Macro samples - Poco X6 Pro review Macro samples - Poco X6 Pro review
Macro examples

Selfie photos

Selfies from the X6 Pro are fine, though not without flaws. The detail is decent, but definitely not up to standard 16MP. White balance is often off indoors and outdoors, though the phone somehow maintains a lovely skin tone most of the time. The dynamic range is excellent.

Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 50, 1/280s - Poco X6 Pro review Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 80, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 80, 1/33s - Poco X6 Pro review
Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 250, 1/25s - Poco X6 Pro review Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 50, 1/2941s - Poco X6 Pro review Selfie samples - f/2.4, ISO 50, 1/1961 - Poco X6 Pro review
Examples of selfies

Video recording

The Poco X6 Pro can record up to 4K30 resolution with its main camera and also offers 4K24 video recording. It also allows for 1080p60 recording if you want to trade resolution for frame rate in certain situations. The ultra-wide camera is 1080p30.

The main camera takes good 4K videos. The contrast is a little too high for its own good, resulting in rather harsh tonal excesses, but overall exposure is good. Auto white balance is also off, although saturation is lovely. While it looks a little artificial, the detail is very good. In terms of quality, there is no difference between 30 frames per second and 24 frames per second.

Clips shot at 2x zoom level retain the overall look of 1x, only when viewed up close they are not clear. However, as 2x zoom clips go, these are average.

The ultra-wide camera does better with white balance, though it lags behind in saturation. The dynamic range is huge, detail is very good – for 1080p, that is.

Stabilization is always on the Poco X6 Pro, but it’s not the best implementation. Main camera images captured while walking suffer from focus hunting at almost every step, which is very annoying. Pans are generally smooth, although they are not completely immune to hunting either.

Ultra-wide does a better job in this regard – fixed focus can be a good thing in some cases.

In low light, the main camera records videos with acceptable quality for the class. The detail is good, the dynamic range is good, and there is no drop in color saturation. Ideally, you have a tripod.

Ultrawide videos are moderately bad in low light – that is, soft and noisy, but that’s more or less par for the course.

Here’s a quick look at how the Poco X6 Pro compares to the competition in our video comparison tool. Poco X6 Pro vs Motorola Edge 40 Neo and Galaxy A54 in our video comparison toolVideo comparison tool Video comparison tool

Poco X6 Pro competitors review

The Poco X6 Pro occupies a rather special niche in the mid-range with a focus on performance as a top priority. It does so while remaining competitive in other key areas, though not without challenges.

Poco X6 Pro review

A fairly obvious choice in this segment is the Galaxy A54 – one of the most versatile for the money we pay. In its favor, we have an IP67 rating, a slightly better camera system in many ways, a microSD slot, and Samsung’s One UI interface. Poco counters with higher performance, faster charging, and a superior screen.

In the battle between Poco and Motorola Edge 40 Neo, we can expect some trade-offs. Poco adds longevity to its list of advantages alongside its far superior chipset in this comparison, but the gap in display quality is now narrower and charging speeds differ between the two. We’d say the Moto’s camera is even better, and its IP68 rating gives it extra points, plus the 170g weight can be impressive in its own right.

A Pixel 7a loses to the Poco in measurable ways – screen quality, battery life, and charging speed. The Google phone’s camera performance is probably objectively better, but it will definitely win out subjectively for the right crowd, and Google’s own Android is one of the hard-to-quantify advantages. The G2’s Tensor chip isn’t next to Poco’s Dimensity, and the Pixel is the first chip on this list to feature wireless charging, though it may be slow.

Alternatively, you could consider the idea of ​​a non-Pro Poco X6. You’ll certainly save some money, and that’s probably the best thing the X6 has going for it. Well, that, and a mysteriously brighter screen, which is every other way as good as the Pro screen. But the Pro’s more powerful chipset, longer battery life, better camera performance, and newer OS make the money savings questionable.

Samsung Galaxy A54 Motorola Edge 40 Neo Google Pixel 7a Xiaomi Poco X6
Samsung Galaxy A54 • Motorola Edge 40 Neo • Google Pixel 7a • Xiaomi Poco X6

Summary

8MP is apparently the full resolution Xiaomi uses for the Poco phones’ ultra-wide cameras, so photos will be somewhat limited in detail and 4K video is a no-go. The fact that the stabilizer on the main camera is a bit shaky is another imaging issue we have with this model.

Also, in terms of handling, the black color of this phone attracts many stains, but if you choose the yellow color of this phone, this problem is less visible. Normally, we wouldn’t scoff at the IP54 rating, but as it turns out the competition’s dust and water game is a notch higher, and the X6 Pro isn’t completely protected.

Poco X6 Pro review

But the Poco’s greatness shines most up front, where the absolutely superb screen with Dolby Vision playback highlights everything nicely – a rare occurrence. Fast charging also complements the result of an excellent battery life.

A key selling point for the X6 Pro is that its chipset has the power to spare, and it actually comes in a package that’s not a simple toy. There is also the evolution from a very popular MIUI to a much nicer HyperOS. At the same time, the largely unremarkable camera hardware captures very good photos, with low-light prowess that shouldn’t be overlooked.

In conclusion, we can say that the Poco X6 Pro does a few things exceptionally well, does a lot of things well, and falls short in only a few areas. That makes it an easy recommendation in our book.

Why should we buy Poco X6 Pro?

  • Excellent screen – clear, bright, with a high refresh rate, and also supports Dolby Vision.
  • Charging speed to the top of the class.
  • HyperOS brings new and interesting features to revive the old MIUI.
  • Unparalleled performance in the market segment
  • Excellent results from the main camera in good light and especially at night.

Why should we avoid buying Poco X6 Pro?

  • The glossy black back absorbs many stains.
  • IP54 is good, but many competitors have better protection against dust and water.
  • Video stabilization isn’t great, the 8MP ultra-wide camera doesn’t have enough pixels to record 4K.

Source: GSMARENA.COM

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Technology

Poco X6 review, price and specifications

Published

on

By

Poco X6

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

The frame is plastic on all sides.

There is nothing on the left.

Poco X6 review

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

Poco X6 review

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

Poco X6 review

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

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6

Poco X6

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.

Color options - Poco X6 review Color options - Poco X6 review Color options - Poco X6 review Color options - Poco X6 review
Color options

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).

Poco X6 review

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.

Refresh Rate - Poco X6 Review Refresh Rate - Poco X6 Review
renewal rate

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.

Poco X6

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.

Poco X6

Poco X6

Poco X6

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review
Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review Home screen, recent apps, settings menu, app drawer - Poco X6 review
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.

Control Center and Notification Panel - Poco X6 Review Control Center and Notification Panel - Poco X6 Review
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.

Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6 Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6 Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6 Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6 Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6 Floating windows and sidebar review - Poco X6
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.

Themes and other customization options - Poco X6 review Themes and other customization options - Poco X6 review Themes and other customization options - Poco X6 review Themes and other customization options - Poco X6 review Themes and other customization options - Poco X6 review
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”.

Always On Display - Poco X6 Review Always On Display - Poco X6 Review Always On Display - Poco X6 Review Always On Display - Poco X6 Review Always On Display - Poco X6 Review
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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Security app - Poco X6 review Security app - Poco X6 review
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.

Poco X6 review

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

Poco X6
Poco X6

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

Poco X6
Poco X6

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.

Poco X6
Poco X6

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

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

A mid-range triple camera, OIS

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

Poco X6 review

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.

Poco X6 review

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.

Camera app - Poco X6 review Camera app - Poco X6 review Camera app - Poco X6 review Camera app - Poco X6 review Camera app - Poco X6 review Camera app - Poco X6 review
Camera app

Day photo quality

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

Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2281s - Poco X6 review Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/513s - Poco X6 review Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2182s - Poco X6 review Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1697s - Poco X6 review
Primary camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2349s - Poco X6 review Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/787s - Poco X6 review Main camera - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1910 - Poco X6 review
Main camera

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.

Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1591s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/397s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1638s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1036s - Poco X6 review
Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1614s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/557s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 2x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1219s - Poco X6 review
2x main camera

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.

Main camera, 4x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1591s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 4x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1738s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 4x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1663s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 4x - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1219s - Poco X6 review
4x main camera

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

Main camera, 64 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1505s - Poco X6 review Primary camera, 64 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1800s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 64 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1596s - Poco X6 review Main camera, 64 MP - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1337s - Poco X6 review
Main camera, 64 megapixels

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.

Main Camera, Portrait - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/256s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Portrait - f/1.8, ISO 80, 1/100s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Portrait - f/1.8, ISO 200, 1/50s - Poco X6 Review
Main camera, portrait

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.

Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2644s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/886s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2723s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2384s - Poco X6 Review
Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2644s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/940s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2182s - Poco X6 Review
Ultra-wide camera

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

Macro Camera - Poco X6 Review Macro Camera - Poco X6 Review Macro Camera - Poco X6 Review Macro Camera - Poco X6 Review
Macro camera

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

Selfie Camera - f/2.5, ISO 64, 1/100s - Poco X6 Review Selfie Camera - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/912s - Poco X6 Review Selfie Camera - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/847s - Poco X6 Review Selfie Camera - f/2.5, ISO 50, 1/982s - Poco X6 Review
selfie camera

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.

Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/7s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 8000, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 5000, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 6400, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review
Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 5000, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 6400, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 8000, 1/5s - Poco X6 Review
The main camera, automatic

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

Main Camera 2x, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 1600, 1/11s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera 2x, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 8000, 1/11s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera 2x, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 2000, 1/11s - Poco X6 Review Main Camera 2x, Auto - f/1.8, ISO 3200, 1/11s - Poco X6 Review
2x main camera, automatic

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

Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 3200, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review
Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/10s - Poco X6 Review Ultra Wide Camera, Auto - f/2.2, ISO 4000, 1/9s - Poco X6 Review
Ultra-wide camera, automatic

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

Photo comparison tool Photo comparison tool
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.

Video images: Original - Poco X6 review Video screenshots: 2x original - Poco X6 review Video images: Ultrawide - Poco X6 review
Video screenshots: Selfie - Poco X6 review Video images: Original - Poco X6 review Video images: Ultrawide - Poco X6 review
Video screenshot: Original • Original 2x • Ultra Wide • Selfie • Original • Ultra Wide

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

Video comparison tool Video comparison tool
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

Continue Reading

Technology

How to use an Android phone as a webcam

Published

on

By

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 “.

Continue Reading

Technology

The best Poco phones, buying guide

Published

on

By

Best Poco Phones
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.

Continue Reading

Popular