POCO M5 4G Review

Written by Rahul Makwana


POCO M4 4G price in India starts from Rs 12,499 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage in India.


It comes with 50MP primary sensor, 2MP Depth, and 2MP Macro lens while there is a 8MP selfie shooter on the front

The device relies on EIS at the same time, it’s an affordable smartphone, so don’t expect smooth videos.

The 50MP sensors take good images under good lighting, there is a little bit of noise along with softness but still, it provides useable images.

The dynamic range is well-balanced, sometimes it does mess up the background but it doesn’t happen every single time.

Back to the 8MP front camera, The sensor feels like it’s added for showcase only, the details are not there while the dynamic range needs to fix otherwise, you will have to click more than one selfie.

Overall, POCO M5 4G has decent cameras and it needs improvement, adding three sensors on the back is not necessary but adding quality sensors makes more sense that the mobile brands need to understand.


The phone comes with a 6.58-inches 90Hz LCD display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and 500nits brightness.

The display is not that bad but that waterdrop notch messed up everything, this is the end of 2022, and still, brands are launching smartphones with a waterdrop notch.

On the back side, POCO has used plastic but they have added a leather finish. It’s not actual lather, it’s leather texture.

Overall, for the price of Rs 12499, the punch hole notch would have been better nevertheless, it’s not the worst display.


The POCO M5 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99 SoC processor and its runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 12

The MediaTek Helio G99 SoC is upgraded version of the Helio G96. MediaTek has mainly updated the CPU which means, the SoC should provide the batter battery life while the GPU has also gotten a little bit of upgrade.

By the way, the MediaTek Helio G99 doesn’t support 5G connectivity hence, you will have to live with 4G.

POCO M5 4G is a good smartphone for decent gaming and even for day-to-day usage, you will be more than happy with its performance.


The POCO M5 4G has Single speaker and wait for it, yes it also has a 3.5mm audio jack too.

It’s an affordable smartphone and you won’t get everything that’s said, the POCO M5 4G doesn’t have stereo speakers, Carrier Aggregation Support as well as Secondary Noise Cancel Microphone.

The single speaker is not that great, you will be disappointed with its quality.


The device comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and yes, the 18W charger is supplied in the box.

The battery will last for a long time because of the MediaTek Helio G99 processor, if you’re a heavy user then you will have to charge the device between 8 to 9 PM but if you’re a normal user then the battery will easily last for a day.

POCO M5 4G is a solid smartphone for the price of Rs 12499, it comes with all the necessary features that a normal user needs,


 it’s not a camera or even a gaming smartphone, it’s a decent smartphone at a decent price for casual users.