Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro is great from Xiaomi, which is almost the best smart phone with strong specifications
and excellent performance at a low cost, you can say that it is the highest specifications
at the lowest price as it includes many components that come with the leading phones only
and at the same time it is of the middle price category.
The device in terms of performance competes with leading mobile phones from major companies,
as it includes a processor of the best processors in 2020 in addition to a large random memory
and a triple rear camera at a price that is less than half the price of mobile phones
that come with the same specifications from other companies.
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro Design
The Poco F2 Pro pairs an aluminum frame with a matte glass back.
While the phone sits quite comfortably in the hand,
you should have in mind that it’s extremely slippery due to its matte finish.
Fortunately, Xiaomi has thrown a grippy case in the Poco F2 Pro box, so you are covered on that front.
The general design of the Poco F2 Pro is pretty sleek.
Thanks to the motorized selfie camera that pops up similarly to the one on the OnePlus 7/7 Pro-series, the latest Poco is as bezel-less as it gets.
The uninterrupted screen has not hindered Xiaomi from gracing the device
with some interesting hardware features that are hardly seen on Android phones these days: a 3.5mm audio jack and an IR blaster.
The Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro is both IP53 splash and dust resistant,
which should give you a slight peace of mind around liquids.
There is a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, which is loud but definitely left me wanting a stereo solution
which has become the defacto standard on flagships.
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro Display
Covered with Gorilla Glass 5, the Poco F2 Pro comes with a flat 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels.
The screen can casually hit 800 nits of brightness when you crank the slider all the way to the right,
and once you go under the scorching sun, theXiaomi Poco F2 Pro can go all the way up to 1200 nits of brightness, its maker claims.
Specs aside, the screen is gorgeous. It’s color accurate in its default state,
but Xiaomi has gone out of its way to offer a multitude of different display modes, both toned down and saturated.
If the available ones aren’t enough for you, there’s also a ton of sliders
that let you change the saturation for red, blue, and green, as even tune the overall color hue of the display finely.
That’s quite a lot of options that will certainly appeal to those who want their device perfectly tailored to their expectations.
Now, the Poco F2 Pro is a proper flagship. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset on deck,
the device performs admirably in all scenarios.
The phone hardly ever feels like it’s lacking power;
on the contrary, there’s seemingly always computational power in excess.
Xiaomi says there’s a vapor chamber inside the phone along with multiple stacks of graphite
and graphene for cooling purposes, and that definitely shows as the phone hardly gets hot
even while playing heavy 3D games.
The only time I felt the Poco warm up significantly was during charging with the supplied 30W fast charger, but that’s normal.
The device is available with either 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of storage
or 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of native storage.
There is no microSD card slot on board, but you could definitely get by
with the minimum storage if you don’t shoot that much video or download media.
There’s also 5G connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon 865 chipset,
which makes the Poco F2 Pro quite the future-proof phone.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to test that due to coverage issues – there are simply no 5G networks in my immediate vicinity.
Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro Battery and charging
The 4,700mAh battery of the Poco F2 Pro provides excellent endurance.
It wasn’t that good the first two days while the phone was settling with my accounts
and data, but after a few recharges, the battery life was more than excellent.
It’s truly a two-day battery, and I’ve been regularly hitting around eight hours of screen-on time
with all the bells and whistles enabled, including the always-on display, which is spectacular.
In our new battery test, the device hit 12 hours and 16 minutes in the browsing test,
12 hours and 7 minutes in the YouTube streaming test,
and 13 hours and 25 minutes in the 3D gaming test, which is one of the best overall results we’ve seen in a long time.
Another spectacular aspect of the Poco F2 Pro is the ultra-fast charging speed.
While it’s “only” rated at 30W, the charger can fully top up the phone in just 63 minutes,
which is quite spectacular given the large capacity of the battery.
Software & features
Image: 1 of 15When it comes to the software and user experience,
it’s not surprising at all that we have Xiaomi’s own MIUI 11 skin running on top of Android 10.
If you’re not familiar with its specific quirks and functionalities, MIUI will most definitely put you off at first,
but I promise you, it’s one of the most feature-rich custom Android interfaces out there.
Surely, it lacks any visual polish and is a bit bloated with pre-installed Xiaomi apps,
but this could easily be fixed with some customization.
One thing is for certain though – if you haven’t used MIUI before,
you will need some time to familiarize yourself with the interface as it’s a far cry from stock Android.
There are also some minor but aggravating software bugs present on our Poco F2 Pro.
For example, the option to rearrange the quick toggles was missing
but magically shows up when you switch to a guest user,
and certain apps simply wouldn’t show notifications on the lock screen despite me explicitly trying to enforce that in the settings menu.
Petty, I know, but definitely annoying issues.
Camera-Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
The Poco F2 Pro has four cameras at the back:
a 64MP one, a 5MP telephoto, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle, and 2MP depth sensor for depth information,
while the pop-up selfie camera shoots 20MP photos.
Sadly, the telephoto lens is only a 2X one, which is 2018 levels of telephoto.
A longer lens would have made the camera package even more versatile.
Here’s the difference between the three cameras.
Now that we have covered the basics, we can move to the features
and image quality that truly surprised me in the most pleasant way: the main camera of the Poco F2 Pro is mighty fine.
It produces excellent pictures, with lovely colors and tons of detail even in the default 16MP state.
Yet, sometimes colors can get a bit too vivid, sacrificing accuracy for saturation.
Dynamic range is good, too, though in extreme situations highlights can get clipped.