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POCO X4 Pro 5G Review with Pros and Cons – Best Under 20k?

POCO X4 Pro 5G
POCO X4 Pro 5G

POCO X3 Pro was the best gaming smartphone under Rs 20,000 but this newly launched POCO X4 Pro 5G is not the same, looks like POCO has comprised in some areas.

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, you have to live with decent cameras.

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Overall, for the price of Rs 18,999, POCO X4 Pro 5G is worth buying, and it’s 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, and dual speaker, so here, can’t complain much about the cameras.

POCO X4 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
120Hz AMOLED DisplayStill, Android 12
Stereo SpeakersDecent Cameras
Brighter DisplayNight Photography needs improvement
Snapdragon 695 ProcessorVideos come out Shaky
7 5G BandsPlastic Frame
Solid Battery LifeHybrid Slot
Superfast 67W Charging Support
Wide Vine L1 Support
Carrier Aggregation
Well-Priced

Display Quality

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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.

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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 5G support.

Performance

We have seen Snapdragon 695 SoC in the recently launched Moto G71 5G and the same has been added to the 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.

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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.

Cameras

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The POCO X4 Pro 5G has 64MP primary sensor + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP macro sensor while a 16MP selfie shooter is 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 and 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.

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The videos don’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.

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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, and powerful performance then there is no better option than POCO X4 Pro 5G, at this movement.

Audio Quality

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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.

Battery Life

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: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: Yes.

Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has NFC Support?

A: No.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes

Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Does POCO X4 Pro 5G have a compass sensor?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy POCO X4 Pro 5G in India

A: The POCO X4 Pro 5G is available on Flipkart

Q: Alternatives of POCO X4 Pro 5G?

Verdict

POCO X4 Pro 5G

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, and 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 a clean OS
  • If you want great cameras

POCO X4 Pro 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date28 March 2022
First Sale5th April 2022 via Flipkart at noon
RAM & STORAGE6GB Ram + 64GB Storage
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

LPDDR4X RAM + UFS2.2 Storage
Display6.67-inches FHD+ LCD
1200nits Pick Brightness
395ppi pixel density
360Hz touch sampling rate
Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Dimensions164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm 
BuildFront Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Frame Plastic
Back Plastic
Rear Camera64 MP Primary Sensor
8 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Macro

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Front Camera16MP

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ProcessorQualcomm 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)
OSMIUI 13 – Android 11
5G SupportYes, 7 5G Bands
AudioStereo Speakers
Battery5000mAh
67W fast Charging Support
0% to 100% in 41 minutes
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor,
E-Compass,
Accelerometer,
Gyroscope,
Fingerprint Scanner
CardHybrid Slot
Weight205 Gram
Modal NumberMZB0AWFIN
SAR ValueHead: 0.861 W/Kg,
Body: 0.583 W/Kg
Performance ScoreAnTuTu: 335353 (v8), 384646 (v9)
GeekBench: 2063 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 17fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
ColorPOCO Yellow,
Laser Blue, and
Laser Black.
India Price6GB Ram + 64GB Storage: Rs 18,999
6GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 19,999
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage: Rs 21,999
Available atFlipkart India

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Nellabh Srivastav

    May 6, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Hi,

    I am planning to buy this phone but I researched a lot and many people are complaining about this device. I am very confused right now, I checked the specifications and it’s really attractive. Please guide me with an honest review so that I can make up my mind.

  2. Sanjeev

    September 30, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Good phone and within our budget

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