POCO X5 Pro 5G Review - Almost Perfect

Written by Rahul Makwana


The POCO X5 Pro 5G price in India starts from Rs 22,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while another 8GB of Ram and 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 24,999.


It comes with 108MP primary, 8MP Ultra-Wide, and 2MP Macro while there is an 16MP selfie shooter on the front

Skipping the 2MP Macro. So, let's talk about the 108MP sensor...

Skipping the 2MP Macro. So, let's talk about the 108MP sensor...


The 108MP sensor does its job, it takes fantastic images under good lighting conditions but as this is POCO’s phone, you will see a bit of extra saturation and softness here and there.

What I’m saying is, you won’t get close to natural images like Nothing Phone 1 or Pixel 6A.

Again, the night photos come out good but if you’re taking photos under extremely low light then you will see noise all over the frame.

Talking about the 8MP Ultra-Wide,


The 8MP ultra-wide lens needs to be updated big time, it can get better with the OTA update but as of now, the sensor doesn’t take useable images under low light.

When it comes to daylight, it does take useable images, nothing extraordinary but useable images.

Back to 16MP Front Camera

Back to 16MP Front Camera


Just like any other Xiaomi smartphone, this too takes whiter images, so you can say, the POCO X5 Pro 5G takes social media-ready images.

In short, if you have a few pimples on your face then don’t worry, the selfie camera will soften the pimples and you will look as beautiful as you wanted.




Missing OIS does hurt a little bit while shooting videos while walking or running, however, POCO has worked on the cameras, so the EIS does help a lot in only 1080p.

Concluding everything from price to cameras, for the first time looks like POCO has worked on cameras that do reflect real-life usage, so yes, you will be more than happy with the POCO X5 Pro 5G Cameras.


The phone comes with a 6.67-inches 120Hz AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and 900 nits brightness.

The 900 nits brightness is good enough to use the smartphone outdoors whether you want to watch a movie or even play games, you will able to see everything on the screen without any problems.

Overall, the POCO X5 Pro 5G has the best display under Rs 25,000 but the same can’t be said for its build quality as the device has a plastic back and frames, nonetheless, it’s not a deal breaker.


The Snapdragon 778G is the best processor Qualcomm has made, so there is nothing to worry about the performance

However, if you’re a very heavy gamer then kindly find a smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Series processor for a better gaming experience.

The phone has big 5G bands issue, now, I won't be able to add everything on single page, so to make it simple, I will add link below, so read that to get clear idea about the 5G on POCO X5 Pro 5G.

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Also, as the POCO X5 Pro 5G runs on Android 12, this means, the phone will only get OS updates up to Android 14.


POCO has added dual speakers and they sound perfectly good but the bass is not that high.

There is also a 3.5mm Audio jack which is always good to have in a smartphone. Overall, the stereo speakers are good, however, the bass could have been better.


The POCO X5 Pro 5G has a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support, POCO has also provided the 67W charger in the box.

The battery will easily last for the day because of the Snapdragon 778G SoC, so expect the battery to last for a day but again if you’re a heavy user then you will have to charge the device twice.

To make it simple, POCO X5 Pro 5G has the best specs for a 23k smartphone, the problem is the hardware because lots of POCO users have noticed the motherboard issues.


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Now, I feel, POCO will have fixed that issue but still, users are a bit skeptical about POCO smartphones especially in India, so that’s the only downside or issue with POCO X5 Pro 5G, other than that, its solid device for the price it comes.

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