After launching the POCO F1 again in 2018, Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has been silent for about 18 months. However just lately Xiaomi has introduced that POCO is now a standalone model and it has launched its first cellphone underneath a brand-new collection. POCO X2 is principally a rebranded Redmi Ok30 4G that was launched in China again in December.
However the POCO X2 is not only one other rebranded Redmi Ok30. Though there’s no distinction in specs or design, POCO X2 comes with a couple of additional software program tweaks because it runs MIUI for POCO. Let’s know extra about this new cellphone from POCO.
POCO X2 First Impressions
Design: 3D Glass physique
The POCO X2 is a rebranded Redmi Ok30, so there’s no distinction within the design. The cellphone comes with a 3D curved glass again with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 safety. It has a round ring across the digicam setup on the again, and it highlights the cameras.
There’s no gradient impact on the again however the vibrant colours make the cellphone stand out. We used the Blue colour variant of the cellphone that appears nice.
The POCO X2 affords the proper stability and it feels good to carry in-hand. The again panel is vulnerable to fingerprints although. The cellphone will not be a lot slim like different telephones lately and it additionally weighs 208g, due to an enormous battery.
On the entrance, the very first thing we discover is the digicam cutout. The X2 comes with twin entrance cameras which might be embedded in to show and POCO went for the minimal punch-hole cutout possibility.
The X2 sports activities a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that’s packed into the house button. This button sits simply the place we put our finger principally and thus makes it simple to unlock.
The POCO X2 sports activities a 6.67-inch LCD panel with a decision of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The spotlight of the show is the 120Hz refresh charge, and apparently, it’s the first cellphone on this value vary that comes with a 120Hz display. After utilizing a cellphone with such a excessive refresh charge, you can find the actual distinction while you return to a daily 60Hz display.
Speaking about show high quality, the brightness and viewing angles are good. Nevertheless, you may not discover it pretty much as good as AMOLED in many of the situations, like in daylight. General, show is large, easy and shiny.
: SD 730G
In contrast to the Snapdragon 8xx collection on the POCO F1, the POCO X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G chipset. Nevertheless, the Snapdragon 730G remains to be a great chipset, and in day-to-day utilization, you gained’t discover any drawback in multitasking or gaming.
You may play PUBG Cell simply with none lag however you won’t be able to play at max settings. The POCO X2 additionally comes with liquid cooling, and it does a terrific job managing the temperature throughout arduous gaming periods.
POCO X2 is available in three variants in India: the bottom model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, a 6GB/128GB mannequin and a top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. POCO makes use of UFS 2.1 storage, and there may be additionally a MicroSD card slot for as much as 512GB card.
Software program: MIUI 11 with Android 10
The smartphone is working MIUI 11 based mostly on Android 10, and the distinction for POCO on the software program aspect is MIUI for POCO. The personalized model of Xiaomi’s consumer interface comes with the POCO Launcher, which isn’t there in common MIUI 11.
If we discuss some MIUI 11 options, it comes with a system-wide darkish theme, a extra trendy format with shiny accent colours, and several other adjustments to Xiaomi’s first-party apps. The most important and one of the best change is that there are not any advertisements.
Cameras: 64MP Sony IMX686
The POCO X2 sports activities 4 rear cameras with a 64MP sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. We’ve already seen Xiaomi’s cellphone with a 64MP sensor- Redmi Observe eight Professional. However not like the Samsung GW1 sensor on Reddmi Observe eight Professional, POCO X2 makes use of Sony’s IMX686 sensor and it’s also the primary cellphone in India with this sensor.
The digicam UI is an identical to what we see in MIUI. We are able to entry totally different taking pictures modes, 2x digital zoom, HDR, AI mode, beautify results, and the macro lens simply through the icons on the high. As anticipated, the 64MP digicam takes spectacular pictures that supply nice element, correct colours, and a great dynamic vary, particularly in daylight.
That stated, the X2 struggles to supply element in low-light pictures and there’s an excessive amount of noise, nonetheless, the images are nonetheless first rate sufficient for social media sharing. Furthermore, it takes nice portraits- edge detection is sweet and we additionally get first rate blur within the background. The 2MP macro lens additionally does a terrific job at occasions, however it takes a number of effort.
There’s a 20MP essential digicam and a 2MP depth digicam on the entrance too. The portrait mode within the entrance digicam works notably effectively, because of the devoted 2MP lens. Different selfies are additionally not that dangerous.
General, the digicam on the X2 is nice and for many day-to-day situations, it affords good outcomes. Anticipate our full overview to extra concerning the digicam efficiency of X2.
Battery: 4500mAh & 27W charger
POCO X2 comes with an enormous 4500mAh battery underneath the hood. With this enormous capability cell, the cellphone simply manages to ship greater than a day’s use. Furthermore, it has quick charging assist and there’s a 27W quick charger bundled within the field. This 27W charger takes simply over an hour to totally cost the gadget from zero.
Connectivity & Others
The cellphone comes with all the same old connectivity options. It has a Wi-Fi modem, Bluetooth 5.zero, Wi-Fi calling, and twin VoLTE. There’s a single speaker on the backside. The X2 affords Widevine L1 assist as effectively, permitting you to stream HD movies from Netflix and different streaming providers.
POCO X2 value in India begins at Rs. 15,999 for the bottom mannequin and it affords so many nice options on this value vary. The 120Hz panel is the primary on this vary, the Snapdragon 730G chipset is highly effective sufficient for everyday utilization, and a 4500mAh battery can supply greater than a day’s energy. That is additionally the primary cellphone in India with the Sony IMX686 sensor, and the digicam affords first rate outcomes usually. For the software program, Android 10 out of the field with MIUI for POCO is an effective addition. General, the POCO X2 is a superb cellphone on this value vary.