POCO F5 5G Review - 1 Problem

POCO F5 5G Price

8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 29,999 12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 33,999


1. 120Hz Dolby Vision AMOLED Panel 2. Faster Ram and Storage Support 3. Stereo Speaker with 3.5mm Audio Jack 4. Flagship Performance with Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 5. 11 5G Bands

6. Longer Battery Life 7. 67W Wired Charging Support 8.Lightweight Build 9. Available at a Good Price


1. Plastic Back 2. Missing NFC 3. Rear and Front camera needs Optimizations 4. OIS doesn’t work Well 5. No SD Card 6. Filled with Bloatware

Camera Quality

The 64MP primary camera has OIS but for some reason, it’s not working well in videos whether it’s 1080p or even 4k.

I mean, it works but not the best, it more feels like the EIS is doing its job rather than OIS.

What I’m saying is, POCO needs to fix this issue because the OIS is present in the device, it’s just that the camera needs a bit of optimization. 

Now, the images do look great because it’s more on the saturated side while for some reason, the phone is producing yellowing colors.

The ultra-wide lens is just there, don’t expect much from it.

8MP ultra-wide lens,

The 16MP front camera is just like any other budget smartphone,

it produces soft and whiter images which are liked by most Indian users and this is the reason why POCO has used this kind of image processing.

The moral of the story is POCO F5 5G is a gaming phone, so don’t expect much more than the cameras.

Display Quality

It doesn’t have the in-display fingerprint sensor but it does have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which again works well. 

The POCO F5 5G has a 6.67-inches 120Hz AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1000 nits, supporting Dolby Vision and HDR10+.

The front is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, so yes, this is where POCO has played a smart game, they have spent money where needed the most.

Overall, for the price of Rs 29999, one should not complain about the display quality while the build is not up to the mark but still, it’s not the worst for the price it comes.


POCO F5 5G is the first smartphone to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 which is the latest processor from Qualcomm. 

Now, don’t get confused by the naming, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is almost similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. In short, you will get the best performance.

The moral of the story is, POCO F5 5G is a beast when it comes to performance while MIUI 14 has improved compared to MIUI 13, so you won’t face any problems.

Now, I can’t comment on the motherboard issues, I mean, no one can comment on it. So let’s wait and see what happens with POCO F5 5G after a year.

POCO has also added 11 5G Bands in POCO F5 5G which means, you will be able to take advantage of the 5G network whenever it comes to your city.

Battery Life

The 5,000mAh battery will easily last for the day as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will take care of everything. 

Also, if you’re a normal user who doesn’t play games for 3 to 4 hours every day then the phone can also last for 2 days.

The good news is, the POCO F5 5G has a 3.5mm audio jack along with a stereo speaker which is as good as other flagship smartphones.


POCO F5 5G offers everything that Rs 29,999 smartphones should have except for the good cameras which are also justifiable as this is a gaming phone.

It’s made for power-hungry users and it delivers the same, so there are not many complaints about this device.