Poco M2 pro a new budget smartphone
Hi!, on July 7, Poco – sincere entry independent subdivision of Xiaomi, has launched new device. It’s bee few months after Poco F2 Pro hit the shelves as a successor to one of the most impressive Android smartphones in 2018. Poco now announced M2 Pro model, super affordable, low mid-range phone, with some interesting specs.
This phone seems like Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro alternative, a budget device also from Xiaomi. Well, this is not a low-cost premium device that could be considered as potential iPhone SE challenger. That’s the status of Poco F2 Pro model. M2 is still worthy attempt by Xiaomi sub brand,to deliver overall capable phone for low-end segment of the market.
In Apple Guard episode 3, it’s time to take a first look, the first glance at Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro smartphone, right after intro! Hi guys and welcome to Digital Markings Channel. My name is Marko and this is your weekly fix of tech news, leaks,rumours and opinions. Everything about Apple and their competitors. Well, in this case,Xiaomi, Poco – Poco, Xiaomi. If you’re fond of this type of content, please, subscribe.And don’t forget to hit notification bell so you don’t miss the next video.Visually identical to Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, Poco M2 is coming in three colors – out of the blue, green and greener and two shades of black.
Now, why do I have the impression this color naming madness started with Google Pixel? It comes with the plastic frame – so no, it’s not aluminum, it’s not stainless steel -just plastic, with the glass on the front and on the back. It doesn’t have a water nor dust resistance, just water repellant coating – whatever that’s supposed to mean?Well, it does support fast charging and comes with 33 watts superfast charger,included in the box – you can recharge up to to 90 or 95% of battery in around 30minutes. As expected it doesn’t have support for wireless charger.
it may not come with the best possible specs, but what really stands out, in case of this device, is battery longevity. With 5000 mAh of battery capacity, combined with power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, this phone with some decent usage and if you’re not doing a lot of gaming, you can reach even two days on a single charge. Depending on the apps that you installed on your phone. Now, let me just clarify the battery is identical to the one on Redmi Note 9Pro which is only around 20 mAh hours bigger. In real world scenario,should make a lot of difference now that we mentioned performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is a mid-range, power efficient, 8 core processor, built on eight nanometer (8nm) technology, with two high-Performance Keyo gold cores with 2.2 ghz clock speed, and six power efficient cores Kryo Silver with 1.8 gigahertz frequency. You can buy two,options one with 4 Gigs of RAM and the other, with 6 GB which she is more like satisfying option, especially if you want to do some gaming. Poco M2 Pro is available in two storage configurations – 64 Gigs of storage and128 GB, plus there is an option to expand storage.
The starting price is just below$200 USD, to be precise around 100. Xiaomi Poco M2 is coming with huge IPS LCD 6.67 inch display. With 1080 and 2400 pixel resolution display. It fully supports HDR 10, it has a 450 nits brightness and similarly to the back of the device the screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 5.Screen refresh rate is still 60hz.
and if you expected something better, you may want to consider something like Realme 6, which has 90 Hertz refresh rate and it’s still below $200USD. Phone security consists of side mounted fingerprint scanner and iris face unlock sensor.
Finally, the camera! Poco m2 is coming with quad camera array, with 48 megapixel main shooter. The image sensor behind the camera is Samsung’s Isocell GM2. Other shooters also include, 8 MP ultra wide and 5 MP macro camera, as well as 2megapixel depth sensor.
This is relatively decent camera system, with good daylight shooting capabilities. Like majority of low mid-range devices thou, night-time photography is not it’s no stronger side. Comparable to the one on Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is coming with 64 megapixel sensor.Although, I personally prefer camera sensors from Sony. But that’s just me.Poco M2 is powdered by Android 10 with MIUI 11, ad free version with Poco interface.
Definitely, if you want a device with long battery life, this phone or similar would be perfect… If you opted for Android platform. This phone is not a device if you really want to make some stunning shots, especially during the night.
For light gaming, only 6 Gigs version should be sufficient. 4 Gigs or RAM make sense only for extremely basic use, considering that Android is not very optimised mized and resource friendly. Starting option is great for someone who uses phone for social media, movies, music and communication.
If you are fan of Poco as a brand, Poco F2 Pro, definitely holds the higher ground. You also have Poco X2 as an option, which is more like pure mid-ranger. in general Xiaomi and Redmi phones are excellent options as well. For example, I have used Mi-Mix 3 and that phone is still operating perfectly after one year and something. I think people should be less skeptical regarding the quality of Xiaomi devices and by that I means specially in Europe.
What about you – do you already own Xiaomi device or you are planning to buy one? Please, share in the comments below. Thank you for reading our article. . Have an excellent day.