Poco M2 Pro Quick Review, First Impressions: Better Than Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6?
Should you buy Poco M2 Pro? Better than Realme 6? Poco M2 Pro worth Rs 13,999? Here’s our quick Poco M2 Pro review decoding all the important features and functions. Poco unveiled its latest smartphone in the country, a new budget-focused mid-range smartphone, high on specs.
The new Poco M2 Pro is a remodelled version of the recently launched global variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
This is Poco’s second launch in India in 2020 after Poco X2.
Poco M2 Pro will be in two different storage versions. The base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will start at Rs 13,999. The latest Poco smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart and Mi online store. Poco M2 Pro good enough for the price?
Here’s our quick Poco M2 Pro review.
Build Design: Better Design, New Curves!
Poco M2 Pro sports a splash proof P2i coating with anti-corrosion layer for the internal components. It has a new punch-hole design with a curved out glass build on the out. The new design overhaul does give Poco M2 Pro an edge over the completion in the range.
The curves on the sides are perfectly manufactured, and it feels very premium to hold.
The new four camera block behind also looks dapper, but the bump stays. It’s now stacked in a square ship in the middle of the top rear side. There’s a Poco branding down with “48MP Quad camera” written above the camera module.
Display: Single Punch-Hole, 120Hz Touch Sampling Rate!
Poco M2 Pro comes with a new design on the out made out of glass featuring a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display on top offering Full HD+ resolution. It’s a 60Hz display offering 120Hz touch sampling rate with a punch hole camera at the top centre of the display.
Coming to the refresh rate, the display supports only 60Hz and not 90Hz or 120Hz. It does offer 120Hz touch sampling rate but isn’t a maxed out 90Hz or 120Hz display.
Hardware: The Best At This Price?
Poco M2 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 720G, the new mid-range gaming-centric chip by Qualcomm. The chip pairs with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
The device supports a dedicated storage slot and features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
It’s a mid-range gaming chip, and Snapdragon 720G will make sure you have everything on the ease. It’s a total allrounder, and there won’t be any performance issues given extensive multitasking or mid-end hardcore gaming.
Cameras: 48MP Good Enough?
Poco M2 Pro will have a new 48MP camera and not the 64-megapixel main camera from the predecessor. The Poco M2 Pro will use the new 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor. It utilizes the same pixel binning technology as the earlier ISOCELL GW1 sensor.
The four camera block behind will further pack an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera offering 120-degree field of view, a new 5-megapixel macro sensor with support for 2cm to 10cm focus distance and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Upfront, the punch-hole houses a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
The initial shots came out impressive, and the Poco M2 Pro has a lot to offer in the camera department. The new 48MP sensor does nail the shots well, and it’s good enough at this price. We are yet to test it in-depth.
Poco M2 Pro runs on the latest MIUI 11 based on Android 10, and it’s been creamed to offer the best of experience. Poco M2 Pro MIUI 12 update is expected soon, probably the company will release it in the next rollout with the second batch of smartphones from Xiaomi.
Android 11 on Poco M2 Pro will run on MIUI 12. The device has Poco Launcher on top offering a more stock Android experience.
Battery, Fast Charging: Bigger Battery, 33W Fast Charging
Poco M2 Pro packs a huge 5,000mAh battery this time supporting 33W fast charging. The device can easily run for more than a day even with extensive use. The new processor will also make sure that Poco M2 Pro runs longer.
The 33W fast charging solution is the fastest you can get at this price point. The device will be ready to run almost a day with 30 minutes of charge.
Pricing, Availability: Rs 13,999 Worth It?
Poco M2 price in India starts at Rs 13,999. Poco M2 Pro will be available in two storage options in India: the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 13,999. The mid-end Poco M2 Pro variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 14,999.
Finally, the top-end Poco M2 Pro variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 16,999.
Poco M2 Pro will come in three different color options: Out of the blue, Green and greener and Two shades of black.
Poco M2 Pro sale will happen for the first time on July 14 starting at 12:00PM IST. Poco M2 Pro will be available online exclusively via Flipkart and Mi online store.