Recently, Poco launched its first smartphone Poco X2 in India as an independent brand after splitting from Xiaomi. Poco was identified with the popular Poco F1. However, it has been more than a year since that model was launched. Poco is now working on her own. However, the company will use many of Xiaomi’s resources to survive in the market in the near future. Both the specification and the name make it clear that the Poco X2 is not an upgrade model of the existing Poco F1. This phone comes with a significantly different design style than the Poco F1.
Even after Poco became an independent brand, people are expecting the company to price aggressively compared to other brands, and to an extent the company has managed to do so. 15,999 for just Rs. Poco X2 Your competitors in the market Realme x2 Takes it in stride and to some extent Redmi k20 And Redmi Note 8 Pro Also removes it from the competition.
what Poco Will the Indian market once again be in a panic, and will its new phone usher in a new era of competition? To know the answer to all these questions, let’s start a review of the company’s new weapon Poco X2.
Poco X2 design
In order to keep the price to a minimum, Xiaomi has Poco F1 Is made of simple plastic, due to which the phone appears largely plain. On the other hand, with Poco X2, Poco is trying a different approach. In the new phone, we get a bright, colorful glass back with gradient finish. Apart from this, a circular design around the camera module also gives the phone a completely different look. We had the Atlantis Blue color unit of the phone to review. However you can also buy Poco X2 in Phoenix Red or Matrix Purple color. Poko’s branding is given in the back of the phone.
The center of attraction in the Poco X2’s design is the circular design around its camera module. This design looks 3D and at first glance you will feel as if the camera module has a circular load around it. The camera module has four cameras set. The camera module is slightly more bumpy than necessary.
With a 6.67-inch screen, it is undoubtedly a big phone. However, the 20: 9 aspect ratio of the display makes it somewhat easy to use. Despite being shiny, its back panel is not slippery, due to which it has a good grip. However, when using the phone with one hand, it may be a bit difficult for you to access all parts of the screen with the thumb. The wide cutout given for the two selfie cameras in the top right corner of the screen can grab your attention many times. In normal use, it won’t bother you much, but can definitely reduce your experience a bit while watching full screen video.
The fingerprint sensor is also fitted in the power button on the right side of the phone, but it is long and thin, which is not good in my eyes. This makes the fingerprint register process take longer than normal. Users who use the phone with their left hand will find this fingerprint setup a bit strange.
The volume buttons are set above the power button, due to which it is sometimes difficult to access them with one hand. Like most Xiaomi phones, an infrared sensor has been given at the top of the phone. The SIM tray on the left side of the X2 is hybrid, so if you want to install a microSD card, then you have to sacrifice your second SIM. The 3.5mm audio socket, USB Type-C port and speaker are provided at the bottom.
Poco says that X2 uses Gorilla Glass 5 at the front as well as at the rear. Along with the phone, the company also offers a transparent case, which can protect the phone from minor scratches to some extent. Apart from this, you also get a SIM tray ejecting pin, a 27 watt charger and a USB Type-C cable in the phone box.
Overall, it seems that Poco wanted to distinguish itself as a brand with this phone. We cannot directly say that the design of the phone is absolutely the best, but this phone is definitely unique from the front and back. However, we would have liked this phone with a slightly less bright color.
Poco X2 specifications and software
Poco X2 cannot be considered an upgrade of Poco F1 as we have mentioned earlier. Even the company has not tried to offer this phone with flagship grade features like Poco F1 at a low price. However, in this phone you Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Chipset Which is a good thing. This chipset is also given by Poco’s rival brand Realme in Reality X2. From this we can deduce that Poco X2 will be good in terms of general usage and gaming.
You can buy Poco X2’s 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants for Rs 15,999. Its 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants are being sold for Rs 16,999 and the high-end variant costs Rs 19,999, in which you will get 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. We have a high-end variant of the phone for review and if you buy this variant you will not need to worry about storage and you can use your two SIMs freely.
The phone has a 6.67-inch (2340×1080 pixels) display, which supports a 120Hz refresh rate. This is one of the biggest features of the phone and there is no doubt that the 120Hz refresh rate improves the quality of the display and the experience of using it. The Android UI feels very smooth and responsive in this. The highest benefit of high refresh rate is given to games, but the best experience can be enjoyed only in games that support 120Hz refresh rate. Apart from this, HDR-10 is also included in a big feature of the display.
The phone has a large 4500 mAh capacity battery, dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS, FM radio and all the necessary sensors. Even the maximum features present in Poco X2 were launched in China. Redmi k30 Match with.
Poco’s UI can be called both Poco Launcher and MIUI 11.0.3. In terms of looks and feel, it is very similar to the UI seen in Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. It is based on Android 10 and has been updated with the December 2019 security patch, which is a good thing.
Xiaomi’s software has always been a point of concern. Most of the Xiaomi users are very upset with the unwanted apps filled in the phone, pop-ups and notifications, and now Poco has adopted the same path. Many unwanted apps are pre-installed in the phone. Apart from this, many unwanted notifications every day will force you to download apps from the company’s own GetApps store. Not only this, promotional messages appear on the lock screen. However you can turn it off. You will find promotional content in many default apps included in the phone. However, compared to other phones of Xiaomi, the ads and pop-ups in Poco X2 have been kept slightly lower.
Poco X2 has some differences compared to the software coming in Xiaomi phones. This phone comes with an app drawer, in which apps are set in several different categories. On opening the drawer, a search bar also comes down, through which the user can directly search the app. Apart from this, the phone also includes many special apps like Game Turbo optimization mode, Quick reply panel for messaging apps and Second space for privacy.
Poco X2 performance and battery life
The Snapdragon 730G is a good processor. Poco X2 handled all the apps with ease thanks to this processor. We did see a slight lag in the phone’s UI once or twice, but it did not appear to be a problem. Multi-tasking is very comfortable in the phone. However, please remember that we have tested the 8 GB RAM variant of this phone. We had only one problem while using this phone, which was difficult to reach every part of the phone. The phone does not have the problem of over-heating. However, while playing games or using the camera, the phone is slightly warm.
The display is not very vivid or sharp. However it is quite bright and attractive and looks good from every angle. The wide dual-camera cutout included on the front of the phone may spoil your experience during some activities. However, it depends on the user. The maximum time did not bother us with this wide cutout, but when watching the video, this cutout is noticeable in the scene with sharp brightness, which can make your experience somewhat gritty. A little color bleeding is also seen around this cutout.
The bottom has a single speaker, but it is quite fast and the quality of its sound output is also good. In this, above 60 percent the volume sounds a bit torn, but in low volume, the sound is good.
In Poco X2, PUBG Mobile runs by default in high settings. The game experience is quite good. You can easily play games like PubG Mobile or Asphalt 9 without any lag in it.
The battery life of the Poco X2 is fine. This phone can easily take out your day in normal use. Throughout the day, we used the camera multiple times, played a few rounds of PUBG mobile games, streamed video for about an hour and spent some time on social media apps. After all this, the phone took out the rest of the day from morning to night. In our HD video loop test, this phone ran for 13 hours, 43 minutes, which is not an impressive result. However, it should also be kept in mind that the phone’s display is quite large and it works at 120 Hz.
Poco X2 cameras
The Poco X2 includes four rear cameras and two front cameras. The back has a 64-megapixel main camera sensor, which has an aperture size f / 1.89 and is a Somi IMX686 sensor. Its second camera is an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture. The third camera is a 2-megapixel macro lens, which supports 2cm-10cm focal range and comes with autofocus. The fourth camera is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front side, it includes a 20-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The camera app of Poco X2 has a separate button upwards to go from normal to macro mode. The bottom right and left have a number of modes, including 64-megapixel mode, Pro, Portrait, Night, Short Video and Slow Motion modes. The most disappointing thing is that Poco’s watermark already comes in the camera app and we request all brands not to do so.
Many times, we had to work hard to lock the focus in the main camera. However the exposure in the photos was quite good and the colors have also improved. The details of many subjects have also come very well. For example, with good light and good focus, there is a good amount of detail in the flower leaves. However, as the illumination is reduced, pictures begin to show a lack of detail.
As we expected, the wide-angle camera of the phone takes pictures of very poor quality. However, compared to other phones, the edges of pictures taken with this lens are not rounded. Taking a macro shot in the phone is also very difficult. Most photos are quite dull or blurry.
The camera performs better than expected in low light. The camera performs well even in artificial light. With the night mode in it, you can increase the quality of the camera slightly in low light and there is a difference between normal photos and pictures taken in night mode.
You can also take portrait selfie in the front camera of the phone and in this you can also set the blur of the background according to yourself. The camera also detects the subject’s age well. However, the performance of the front camera is not too impressive. The selfie taken in daylight gives the background quite bright, due to which the selfie looks very strange at times.
Talking about the video, we liked the video recording capability of Poco X2 in the light of day. The video is very crisp and motion tracking is also very smooth. The lack of consistency in the video is also not felt. However, this performance changes from good to bad as soon as it comes to 4K settings. The videos show excessively. While recording the video at night, even if the phone is lightly shaken, the video has a flickering effect. Exposure problem is also seen in the video when there is strong light at night. Overall, it is very difficult to record good 4K video in Poco X2 at night.