POCO F2 Pro / Redmi K30 Pro Review

Poco, Sub-Brand of Xiaomi launched a Flagship smartphone named Poco F2 Pro Successor to Poco F1.  Poco F2 was released in Europe on May 13. Poco F2 Pro 6GB + 128GB is priced at €500 & 8GB + 256GB Costs €650 In Europe.

Poco F2 Pro Features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 865 which is available on Blackshark 3, Find X2 Pro too. This chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 3 x A77 High power cores which are clocked at 2.42GHz, The second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz and Third Part consists of an A77 Single core which is clocked at 2.84GHZ. It has Adreno 650 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to SD 855 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. It has a 5G Modem which 5G Ready for Future Use. Coming to the AI Department it does not have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. Let’s see quick specs of Poco F2 Pro and Jump into the review.

Poco F2 Pro Specs

Poco F2 Pro Launched with 6.67″  AMOLED Display, SD865 Soc, & 64MP camera for €500 In Europe poco f2 specs  POCO F2 Pro / Redmi K30 Pro Review poco f2 specs
  • 6.67” FHD+ 19:9 AMOLED Full-Screen Display
  • HDR 10+ 180Hz Touch Sample Rate
  • Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 6 / 8 GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 128 / 256 GB Internal Storage.
  • Quad Camera: 64MP F/1.75, 26mm, PDAF (main) + 13MP F/2.4, AF ( Ultrawide ) + 2MP f/2.4 (Depth) + 5MP F/2.4 (Macro)
  • Capable of Recording 8K Resolution Video
  • 20MP f/2.0 Pop-up front camera
  • 4700mAH battery with 33W charging support
  • Android One 10 with MIUI 11 on top
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner
  • Volte / Dual GPS / WiFi /
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C / NFC / UFS 3.1

6.67” Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :

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Here in Display Department, Poco F2 Pro  Features an Excellent Full HD AMOLED panel Notchless Edge screen. the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also Excellent. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. there is also Support to View HDR 10+.

Stereo Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Poco F2 Pro, Xiaomi Used the traditional Single Speaker System and it is Much louder. This Single Speaker is Quite Loud and can’t Wrap up with the Stereo Speakers. these speaker output is clear and sound the Sound does not Distort at higher Volume.

Coming to 3.5mm jack and earphones, the 3.5mm Jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.

Build Quality : 

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Poco F2 Pro is Build with a 6000 Series Aluminium Frame on the side on Back & Front of the Device Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Poco F2 Pro well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.67″ Amoled screen. The Poco F2 Pro Very thin and it is About 8.9 mm.

In-Display Fingerprint scanner: 

Poco F2 Pro Features an In-Display mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Bottom Front of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. 

Face unlocking:

Poco F2 Pro has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 40% Screen brightness to recognize the user. It is better not to use the Face Unlock Feature because of the Pop-up Front Camera System.

Weight balance: 

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Poco F2 Pro feels A bit Heavy with a 6.67″ Screen and 4700 mAh battery equipped. The weight balance is done well on the device though it is Made Up of 6000 Series Aluminum and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.

Battery life:

My Poco F2 Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 26% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4780 mAH Battery. We got 5.5 to 5.7 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6hr Battery life if you use Continuously on WiFi. The ideal drain of Poco F2 Pro is very low. The 33W charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 65min which is a bit good.

MiUi 11 Based On Android 10 :

Here the Poco F2 Pro comes with the MiUi 11 Based on Android 10. We can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 10. We can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Colour OS we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Poco F2 Pro Which is Bad Thing.

Performance: 

My Poco F2 Pro managed to do day to day tasks very well. There are no issues and problems with the UI. There are no heating issues with Poco F2 Pro. It Feels a bit warm In Outdoor Conditions While Recording 4K Videos and Gaming, But From Inside it will be cool Due to Cooling System. You can see CPU Throttling While Gaming.

There is also 5G Connectivity in this Poco F2 Pro to use the High Speed Data and Crystal Clear Calls.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Poco F2 Pro device. it features 6 / 8 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 8GB Ram device and there is no reloading of apps on this Poco F2 Pro. The multitasking experience is good.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at the highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 865 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming. Poco F2 Pro has UFS 3.0 Storage System, with the Elgato Game Capture card we can stream & Record the Games.

Storage:

in Poco F2 Pro, Out of 128GB, 256GB Storage, we get 242 or 498GB With Google Account Included. Poco F2 Pro 8GB Model Comes With UFS 3.0 a faster Storage option To transfer data, Load Apps, And Games fastly.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Poco F2 Pro is outstanding and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day, and the other party doesn’t complain about call quality. The earpiece is present in Top Bezel Which Acts as a Stereo Speaker Too. In Poco F2 Pro the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

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Coming to the Camera Department, Poco F2 Pro features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single pop-up camera on the front of the device. They work perfectly in Poco F2 Pro. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

64MP Primary Camera:

the 64MP main Camera With PDAF is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.9. The daylight pictures are excellent and contain good details Which are near to natural photos. Exposure is in control with an good Dynamic range to take good pictures in Daylight or Good lighting conditions. In low light conditions, the images are average. With Night Mode it just Improves a Bit.

13MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

the 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Poco F2 Pro does an Awesome job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.4. it captures a much wider picture in a 108˚ field of view with Good details Which is Slightly Lower than the Main Camera. exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 13MP camera have a bit of noise in pictures.

3. Depth Camera: Poco F2 Pro has A 2MP Depth Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Good Portrait Shots.

13MP Telephoto camera:

the 13MP Telephoto Camera with PDAF, 50mm Lens is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.0. The Telephoto camera is good and provides 2x Optical Zoom in Pictures. this Camera Does the Job

Video recording can be done up to 8k@60fps .the video footage has excellent Colours with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Taking a Look on Stabilization, Stabilization is Very good at 8k @60fps recording.

You can record 4k@ 30 / 60fps .the video footage has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. In terms of Stabilization, Poco F2 Pro Video Footage Has remained UnShakey good at 4k @60fps.

in 1080P@ 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 4k @60fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization.

You Can Record 4K @ 2160fps video quality in the low night Mode is good with good Sharpness and Decent Dynamic range.

G Cam Pictures are Mind-Blowing And Exposure And Sharpness are in Control in Both Front and Back Cameras.

G Cam Mod Link: 

The G Cam App for Mi 10 5G and Poco F2 Pro is Same.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N9yIZRJUTHvvxyIOOT7awIJhPjyiDtPK/view?usp=sharing

Settings

  • Go to the File Manager app > Internal Storage > Copy the XML file into the GCam/Configs7. (If not available, create the folder)
  • Open the GCam app > go to the Camera Settings (More).
  • Now, double-tap on the dark area around the camera shutter button.
  • Select XML Config file > Tap on Restore.
  • That’s it.

Selfie camera :

Poco F2 Pro has a 20MP Pop-Up selfie camera with a large 1/3″ Sensor size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.2 the Picture quality is good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions.

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.

in 1080P@ 30fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range. Coming To the Stabilization, it is good at 1080P@30fps And 1080p FHD recording Due to Electronic Image Stabilization.

Pros

  • Unique Design with Extreme Built Glass body
  • Brightest Great Quality Full Screen AMOLED Panel
  • Flagship hardware With SD 865 in Sub €500
  • MiUi 11 with Poco Launcher
  • Acceptable photo & Video quality In day and night.
  • Awesome Battery Life & Superfast Charging with 33W Charger, Full Charging in 65 Min
  • Favorite 3.5mm Audio Jack, Notification LED.

Cons

  • No Proper Telephoto Camera
  • No 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Night Mode is Not Implemented Properly
  • No Stereo Speakers for the Price.

VERDICT

Who can Get Poco F2 Pro SmartPhone view: 

If you want a True Flagship Phone with Good AMOLED Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 865 processor and 33W Wired fast charging, 20MP Pop-Up Front Camera, Quad Rear Camera Setup and 5G connectivity then you can go Poco F2 Pro SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

  • Samsung S20+
  • Oneplus 8
  • Realme X50 Pro 5G
  • Motorola Edge and if you want better hardware with awesome cameras Within a Higher Price Range then
  • Pixel 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • iPhone SE 2020 can be your Alternatives to Poco F2 Pro

If you are using Poco F2 Pro then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this

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