Poco M2 Pro Review

Poco (Xiaomi) launched a Midrange smartphone Named Poco M2 Pro. This  Poco M2 Pro was released in India on July 7th.  Poco M2 Pro is priced at INR 13,999 @ 4GB + 64 GB Variant, 14,999 @ 6GB + 64GB & 16,999 @ 6GB + 128GB Variant.

Poco M2 Pro features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 720G. this chip is made of 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 2.3 x A75 High power cores which are clocked at 2.3GHz, The second part features 6 x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 618 GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to SD 730G the last Midrange Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities. 

Poco Released M2 Pro in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB & 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Models. when I’m using Redmi I got a perfect Midrange Smartphone feeling when holding in the hand with a Quad Camera Setup on rear and single-camera set up on the front & Snapdragon 720G at a Un Believable Price makes this Smartphone a true Performance & Camera beast.

Let’s See the Pros And Cons Of Poco M2 Pro

Poco M2 Pro Specs

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  • 6.67” Full HD + (2340 x 1080) Display in 19.5:9 Aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Octa-Core SOC
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • 4 / 6 GB RAM 
  • 64 / 128GB Internal Storage / Expandable with Micro SD 
  • 48MP f/1.8, PDAF (Main) + 8MP f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 5MP f/2.4 (Macro) + 2MP f/2.4 (Depth)
  • 16MP Selfie camera 
  • Splash Resistant Coating
  • 5020 mAH battery with 18W fast charging
  • Wifi / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / Side Fingerprint sensor / GPS 
  • 3.5mm Jack / USB Type-C

6.67” Full HD+ AMOLED Screen :

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Here in Display Department, Poco M2 Pro  Features an Excellent Full HD IPS LCD 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+.

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

In Poco M2 Pro, Poco 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 : 

Poco M2 Pro is Build with a Plastic 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 Plastic and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. Poco M2 Pro well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.67″ IPS LCD screen. The Poco M2 Pro Very thin and it is About 8.9 mm.

Side Fingerprint scanner: 

Poco M2 Pro Features an Side mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the Side of the phone. By performance, it is fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user. 

Face unlocking:

Poco M2 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. 

Weight balance: 

Poco M2 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 Plastic Frame and Glass On Front and Back of the Device.

Battery life:

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My Poco F2 Pro lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I’m getting 6 hours of sot with 1 day of usage & 1.5 days with medium usage. 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 M2 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 M2 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 M2 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.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Poco M2 Pro device. it features 4 / 6 GB ram variants and I did not notice any lags with the 6GB Ram device and there is no reloading of apps on this Poco M2 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 720G Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Storage:

in Poco M2 Pro, Out of 64GB, 128GB Storage, we get 50GB, 114GB GB With Google Account Included.

Call Quality :

The Call quality on Poco M2 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 M2 Pro the Calls are very clear through the Loudspeaker.

Rear Camera: 

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Coming to the Camera Department, Poco M2 Pro features a Quad Camera setup on the back of the device and a Single Punch Hole camera on the front of the device. They work perfectly in Poco M2 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.

8MP Ultra Wide Angle Camera:

the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Poco M2 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. exposure also control with a good dynamic range. In low lighting conditions, the pictures from the 8MP camera have a lot of noise in pictures.

Depth Camera: Poco M2 Pro has A 2MP Depth Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Good Portrait Shots.

5MP Macro camera:

The 5MP Macro Camera Works and the Quality in daylight conditions is good, in night conditions image quality is horrible.

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 M2 Pro Video Footage Has remained UnShakey good at 4k @60fps due to EIS ( Electronic Image Stabilization )

in 1080P@ 30 / 60fps, the video has Good Colors with good sharpness and with a bit of decent dynamic range.

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.

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Selfie camera :

Poco M2 Pro has a 16MP Punch Hole 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

  • Build quality is nice with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Perfect & Bright IPS LCD Display In that Price Segment 
  • Best hardware With SD 720G in Sub ₹14,000
  • 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

Cons

  • The main Camera Should be 64MP Sensor, if the 64MP sensor is present the Pictures will More Brighter and Clear
  • HDR in the Screen is not Correct 
  • Video Footage Needs Improvemen
  • Night Mode is Not Implemented Properly

VERDICT

Who can Get Poco M2 Pro SmartPhone view: 

If you want a True Midrange Phone with Good IPS LCD Full HD+ screen, with Snapdragon 720G processor and 33W Wired fast charging, 16MP Punch Hole Front Camera, Quad Rear Camera Setup then you can go Poco M2 Pro SmartPhone. If you want the Same Full-Screen Design Smartphone then

  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Realme 6
  • Samsung M31
  • Motorola One Fusion+ and if you want better hardware with awesome cameras Within a Higher Price Range then
  • Realme 6 Pro
  • Poco X2 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max can be your Alternatives to Poco M2 Pro

If you are using Poco M2 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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