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Poco F2 Pro Review

Poco F2 Pro Review
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Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6GB, 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Display: 6.67 inches
  • Camera: 64MP+5MP+13MP+2MP
  • OS: Android 10

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.6
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10

KEY POINTS

  • Poco F2 Pro has a Full-screen display with 6.67 inches along with HDR10+ support with a premium feel built with 800nits maximum brightness.
  • Poco F2 Pro is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and a single bottom-firing loudspeaker and has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with 5G.
  • Poco F2 Pro has a quad-camera setup with 8K recording capabilities and 4700mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.

Product overview

Poco F2 is the ambitious flagship for affordable price & delightfully fast internals with ready 5G out of the box and built to be a premium device with a glass back with a matte finish.

Poco F2 Pro has an impressive larger battery with good camera setup and top-notch performance and sits quite comfortably in hands.

Poco F2 Pro has a full-screen bezel-less 6.67” display with the pop-up camera along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, even has the traditional Xiaomi Phones IR blaster to controls all the IR devices near you.

Poco F2 Pro has IP 53 rating just splash and dust resistance not waterproof tough, even though the device hasn’t a higher refresh rate, but there is a fast 180Hz touch sampling rate for a smoother experience.

Poco F2 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner which is quite fast and accurate to unlock your phone and packed with a quad-camera setup with 64MP main camera that is capable of recording 8K videos and has 30W fast charging support.


Detailed specification

Poco F2 Pro is a flagship value-packed device offering a flagship chipset on budget along with a gorgeous bezel-less display, feels more premium in hands, and doesn’t attract fingerprints with a matte finish on the glass.

Poco F2 Pro is built with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum frame, having that matte finish and circular module on the back with X shape for cameras.

Poco F2 Pro display is 6.67” OLED panel with 1080P resolution, a significant upgrade over its previous generation phone with deeper blacks that an LCD can provide with impressive brightness with around 500nits normally 800nit max.

There is HDR10+ content support for the Poco F2 pro with a regular 60Hz refresh rate, you have 180Hz touch sampling rate which increases responsiveness for inputs.

As the OLED screen, Poco F2 Pro uses an under-display fingerprint which is pretty fast for unlocking the smartphone and the phone uses LED on the pop-up selfie cam which glows if you have a notification or when the phone is charging.

Poco F2 Pro for audio has a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, sounds are decent, however, you do get a 3.5mm headphone jack about at the top convenient if you want to plug traditional headphones.

Poco F2 Pro interface is the Poco launcher based on Xiaomi MIUI 11 and Android 10, with full customization and app drawer and the phone comes with Dual SIM support with different onboard internal storages.

There is a game turbo feature basically space where you control game performance and settings you can get a pretty in-depth & individual profile for a game, as you expect from a flagship Poco F2 Pro is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Poco F2 Pro CPI & GPU performance is awesome, you also get the 5G connectivity, this phone handles everyday task like a breeze and impresses in the battery department with hefty 4700mAh battery and pretty impressive quick charging with 30W.

On the back of the Poco F2 Pro, there is a 64MP quad-camera, 5MP macro cam, 13MP ultra-wide came, and a depth sensor. The phone outputs 16MP shots on the main camera, while the daylight performance is very good with great sharpness, details, and dynamic range.

The Macro shots have sharp detail with pleasant colors and nice fine detail with a dedicated night mode the phone performs very well. There is a 20MP Pop-up selfie camera snaps some nice looking photos with details and sharpness.

When comes to video department Poco F2 Pro actually supports shooting in 8K@30fps, you can also shoot videos on macro cam with 1080P resolution with good details though you don’t have stabilization, we have EIS in 4K.

Pro’s:-

  • Full Screen 6.67” bezel-less display with 180Hz Touch sampling rate
  • Notification Light on pop-up camera, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 5G
  • Quad camera with 8K video recording
  • 4700mAh battery with 30W fast charging

Con’s:-

  • No High Refresh rate, waterproofing
  • No stereo speakers

This Poco F2 Pro is available in two different storage variants they are 6GB & 128GB and 8GB & 256GB, while they are priced at 400$ and 460$. Poco F2 Pro is available in four different color variants they are Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple, and Cyber gray.  


Plan for launch  

This Poco F2 Pro is announced in the year 2020 May and launched in the same timeline and will be made available to all customers in later quarters of the year, when they have brought enough stocks for the first sale after the manufacturing process.


Company details

This F2 pro is developed by a company called Poco which is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, which emerged as a new Chinese brand in 2018 to bring the greatest gadgets at affordable prices. Xiaomi is known as MI for global, which has been the best IOT manufacturing company founded in the year 2010.

Xiaomi is with the vision of being friendly to the users and fulfilling their needs with the continuous innovation products without compromising on the quality and efficiency, Designed new products with affordable prices to ensure that every user is getting the worthy products for their money to enjoy a better life with innovation.

MI as the leading company in the world being the fourth-largest smartphone brand with its products available in the market in more than 90 counties.


Final Verdict

Poco F2 Pro offers & gives premium flagship experience with the Glass built & matte finish powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor to handle anything with 5G support.

Poco F2 Pro has this bezel-less full-screen immersive display with a pop-up camera with HDR10+ support for streaming and can go up to 800nits with max brightness in outdoor conditions for better viewing angles.

Poco F2 Pro uses the front camera’s LED for notifications and while charging, this you can’t find in other phones. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone.

Being a flagship this phone is packed with their traditional IR blaster which comes handy to control other IR devices, packed with a massive 4700mAh battery that lasts longer than other Snapdragon 865 devices.

You don’t need to hassle even for charging, Poco F2 Pro comes with 30W fast charging support to charge your device under 40mins. Since there are moving parts you don’t get waterproof, you get Splash & dustproof.

Poco F2 Pro display has 180Hz touch sampling rate to be responsive for inputs though it doesn’t have a higher refresh rate, packed with quad-camera with 8K video recording and macro video, we cannot expect more for this price.

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Poco F2 Pro Review - Specs

General

Device Type Xiaomi
Model Poco F2 Pro
Announced 12 May, 2020
Released 19 May, 2020
Status Available
Price 400$

Design

Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm
Weight 219 g
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple, Cyber Gray

Network

2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 395 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features HDR10+
500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)

Media

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio No
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes

Camera

Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 64MP
Video 8K@24/30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
Camera Features 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 50mm (telephoto macro), AF
13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Dual LED Flash

Software

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. MIUI
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 865
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 650
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128Gb, 256GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Data

GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Messaging

SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.

Battery

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4700mAh
Placement Backside