The newly launched POCO X4 Pro 5G is available in POCO Yellow, Laser Blue, and Laser Black color options and it will go for sale on 5th April 2022 via Flipkart at noon.
- 6GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 18,999
- 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 19,999
- 8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 21,999
So let’s start the review of POCO X4 Pro 5G and find out whether it’s worth the Rs 18,999 price or not?
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POCO X4 Pro 5G Review
POCO X4 Pro 5G is worth buying because it has almost everything that you wanted in Redmi Note 11 Pro except good cameras, so if you can compromise a little bit in the camera department then it great option with a great price tag, it features a 120hz AMOLED display, 7 5G Bands, powerful Snapdragon 695 SoC and super-fast 67W fast charging.
POCO needs to work on the camera department, now, it’s not like, the phone has bad cameras but sometimes it feels like, POCO didn’t even work on the camera, they just added the sensors.
With some OTA updates, the cameras can be improved but still, then you have to live with decent cameras.
That Snapdragon 695 is a powerful processor, so can’t complain much about performance.
Also, the phone has a 6.67-inches 120Hz AMOLED display which great thing to have in budget smartphones in 2022 because most of the budget smartphones are coming with LCD displays.
For power, POCO has added 67W fast charging which will take about 41 minutes to charge from 0% to 100% while that 5,000 mAh battery will last for a day.
Overall, for the price of Rs 18,999, POCO X4 Pro 5G is worth buying, and its a value money device. The phone doesn’t have a good camera but POCO has added a powerful processor, 120Hz AMOLED display, solid battery life, 67W fast charging, dual speaker, so here, can’t complain much about the cameras.
POCO X4 Pro 5G Pros and Cons
|120Hz AMOLED Display||Still, Android 12|
|Stereo Speakers||Decent Cameras|
|Brighter Display||Night Photography needs improvement|
|Snapdragon 695 Processor||Videos come out Shaky|
|7 5G Bands||Plastic Frame|
|Solid Battery Life||Hybrid Slot|
|Superfast 67W Charging Support|
|Wide Vine L1 Support|
Now, let’s go deep down and find out what POCO is hiding?
The POCO X4 Pro 5G comes with a 6.67-inches 120hz AMOLED display with a pick brightness of 1200 nits.
Most of the 5G smartphones under rs 20,000 comes with LCD 120hz display or 60Hz AMOLED display and here, POCO is offering a 120Hz AMOLED display which is great.
Also, the display brightness is 1200 nits which means there won’t be any kind of issue while using the smartphone in outdoors.
There is support for Wide Vine L1 which means you will be able to watch FHD+ content on all the OTT platforms.
On the front side, the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the frame is made out of plastic.
Overall, there is no doubt that POCO X4 Pro 5G has the best display for under Rs 20,000 in India, there is no other smartphone that offers this kind of display with the 5G support.
We have seen Snapdragon 695 SoC in the recently launched Moto G71 5G and the same has been added to POCO X4 Pro 5G.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC is a powerful processor and it can handle almost every single mobile game without any problems.
The naming of a processor can be confusing but don’t worry, the Snapdragon 695 SoC is a little bit more powerful than Snapdragon 750G.
The POCO X4 Pro 5G runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 11, still, no Android 12 but actually it will get an Android 12 update but when?, only POCO can tell.
It also has 5G support and it has 7 5G Bands.
Snapdragon 695 SoC will give better performance than Snapdragon 750G, so there won’t be any issues while playing games or even using smartphones in day-to-day life.
In short, don’t get confused by the processor name, the performance will be better.
The POCO X4 Pro 5G has 64MP primary sensor + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. Both the rear and front cameras can shoot videos at [email protected]
As I have said, the cameras are a weak part of POCO X4 Pro 5G and POCO needs to work on the rear as well as front cameras.
Now, the cameras are not that bad but sometimes it didn’t feel like a 19k smartphone, it gives you a 12k smartphone vibe.
Again, there is no OIS update, POCO has added EIS support which works fine.
The videos doesn’t come out well, there is shakiness to the footage, and also, there is some issue with dynamic range too.
The details are also not that great, POCO is trying to add extra colors to the videos as well as images too, so if you’re that person who loves natural colors then you will be disappointed with the POCO X4 pro 5G Cameras.
That 64MP sensor does capture good image under good light but still, it has some issue with dynamic range, sometimes, it take great images, and sometimes it feels like a 10k smartphone camera.
The Ultra-wide lens does the same, the only different thing is, it doesn’t give as detailed images as a 64MP sensor.
Now, that 2MP sensor is just for numbers, so ignore it.
Coming to a 16MP selfie shooter, the front camera is trying to add extra white colors to most of the images and I don’t think most people will mind this.
Talking about myself, I don’t like beauty mode.
Keeping everything in mind, POCO has added tons of features that you won’t find in any other budget smartphone except good cameras.
By the way, if you can live with an LCD display, a single speaker and decent fast charging support then do take look at RealMe 9 Pro 5G (review).
Now, if you can live with a decent camera and you want a 120Hz AMOLED display, 67W fast charging, stereo speakers, powerful performance then there is no better option than POCO X4 Pro 5G, at this movement.
Yes, it has a stereo speaker and it’s great, no complaints. There is also a secondary noise cancellation microphone too which helps a lot in calling.
As this is a budget smartphone, POCO has added a 3.5m audio jack, so you can use the wired earphones.
Overall, there won’t be any kind of issue with calling as well as audio, Samsung has done a great job this time.
The POCO X4 Pro 5G has a 5,000 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. The phone will take about 41 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.
By the way, POCO has added a 67W fast charger in the box, no need to buy it separately.
That 5,000 mAh battery will last for a day but in the end, it will depend on how you use the smartphone in day-to-day life.
POCO X4 Pro 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: POCO X4 Pro 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has NFC Support?
Q: How many OS updates will POCO X4 Pro 5G will get?
A: POCO didn’t mention anything about future updates but the phone should get an Android 12 update anytime.
Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the POCO X4 Pro 5G?
A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED Penal
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has stereo speakers?
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have Widevine L1 support??
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has a camera2api enabled?
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has 5G Support?
Q: How many 5G bands does POCO X4 Pro 5G have?
A: It has 7 5G Bands
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have fast charging support?
A: Yes, it has a 67W wired fast charging support.
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have carrier aggregation?
Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have a compass sensor?
Q: Where to buy POCO X4 Pro 5G in India
A: The POCO X4 Pro 5G is available on Flipkart
As I have said, if you can live with a decent camera then there is no better option than POCO X4 Pro 5G but if you want better cameras then do take look at RealMe 9 Pro 5G.
RealMe 9 Pro 5G also has some CONS like, it only has a single speaker, no AMOLED display, only 33W charging support, no IR Blaster while there is no mention of display protection.
While on the other hand, POCO X4 Pro 5G has everything except good cameras, so here, you have to decide what you want the best because you won’t get everything in a budget smartphone.
Buy it If…
- If you want a 120Hz AMOLED Display
- If you want 67W super-fast charging
- If you want solid battery life
- If you want a brighter display
- If you want 5G support
- If you want a powerful processor
- If you want IR Blaster
Don’t buy it if…
- If you want a dedicated micro-SD card slot
- If you want clean OS
- If you want great cameras
POCO X4 Pro 5G Full Specifications
|Launch Date||28 March 2022|
|First Sale||5th April 2022 via Flipkart at noon|
|RAM & STORAGE||6GB Ram + 64GB Storage|
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage
LPDDR4X RAM + UFS2.2 Storage
|Display||6.67-inches FHD+ LCD|
1200nits Pick Brightness
395ppi pixel density
360Hz touch sampling rate
Gorilla Glass 5
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Dimensions||164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm|
|Build||Front Corning Gorilla Glass 5 |
|Rear Camera||64 MP Primary Sensor|
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro
|Processor||Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)|
GPU: Adreno 619
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold &
6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
|OS||MIUI 13 – Android 11|
|5G Support||Yes, 7 5G Bands|
67W fast Charging Support
0% to 100% in 41 minutes
|Sensors||Ambient Light Sensor, |
|SAR Value||Head: 0.861 W/Kg, |
Body: 0.583 W/Kg
|Performance Score||AnTuTu: 335353 (v8), 384646 (v9)|
GeekBench: 2063 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 17fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
|Color||POCO Yellow, |
Laser Blue, and
|India Price||6GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 18,999|
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 19,999
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 21,999
|Available at||Flipkart India|
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