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Poco M2 Pro Review

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Poco M2 Pro Full Specifications

General

BrandPoco
ModelM2 Pro
Release date7th July 2020
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)165.75 x 76.68 x 8.80
Weight (g)209.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5020
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
ColoursOut of the Blue, Green and Greener, Two Shades of Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.67
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)395

Hardware

Processor1.8GHz octa-core (2×2.3GHz + 6×1.8GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera16-megapixel

Software

Operating systemAndroid 10
SkinMIUI 11 for Poco

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
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Poco M2 Pro Design

Poco wants us to know the fact that the Poco M2 Pro is made in India, with labels on the front and back of the box. You will be surprised to see that the bundled charger has a ‘Mi’ logo on it and we are greeted by MIUI when we boot up the phone.

The smartphone has an attractive design and is well built, but it is very similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. On comparing both phones side by side, they appear to have the exact same body. Everything, including the buttons, ports, hole-punch in the display, and the rear camera are perfectly same. Poco has added a new angular striped pattern on the bottom three-quarters of the phone. The camera module has also had some changes. The M2 Pro comes with a P2i water-repellent coating, which is said to make it splash-proof.

The Poco M2 Pro is a little heavy and feels large in the hands. On the right side of the device, you will get a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button and it authenticates you with a simple tap. Volume buttons were placed on the opposite side of the device, as they are a little hard to reach. You will get a SIM tray on the left that supports two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. The headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker are placed at the bottom of the device, while on the top, we have a secondary microphone and an evergreen infrared emitter.

DISPLAY

Poco M2 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD display, with a special cutout for the selfie camera. Gorilla Glass 5 is used on the front, back, and the rear camera module. Most of the pre-applied screen protectors are really annoying, but the one on the M2 Pro is not intrusive. The display is quite bright, colors are punchy, and the Settings app lets you tweak the color profile.

One feature that you are missing is a high refresh rate. A 120Hz panel is one of the best features of the Poco X2, but the lower-cost M2 Pro gets a standard 60Hz display.

Overall, the smartphone feels very well built and looks good in blue.M2 Pro is also available in black and green color. Talking about the box accessories, you get a silicone case, charger, cable, and SIM eject tool.

Performance

MIUI and app performance are excellent. The thanks go to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. Yes, it’s the same processor that was used in the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 Pro. You will get three variants of this device. The middle variant of the Poco M2 Pro, with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage, is priced at Rs. 14,999. There’s a lower variant also with 4GB of RAM and the same amount of storage, which costs Rs. 13,999, and a top-end variant of this device with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 16,999.

Navigating through MIUI’s interface was awesome, multitasking is a breeze, and apps, in general, were quick to load. Talking about the Gaming performance M2 Pro worked well. I played heavy-hitters and all ran smoothly with good graphics. You won’t notice any heating issues even after playing for long hours. You will get a Game Turbo that gives you shortcuts for screen recording, etc while playing games.

Videos looked good on the Poco M2 Pro. However, the speaker will disappoint you a little as there is a single speaker which isn’t very impressive. You can enable software enhancements for audio if you use wired headphones, but there’s nothing to boost the volume of the speaker. So you have to compromise a little here.

Battery: Long-lasting

Let’s taLK about the battery life and YES it is going to impress you. The 5,000mAh capacity easily lasted for an entire day, even with lots of gaming and other usage. If you are a light user, you can use the phone well into the second day. The phone manages more than 17 hours in the HD video loop test, which was good. Poco M2 Pro comes with a 33W fast charger which does a good job of quickly charging the battery. The battery gets 0 to 90% in an hour.

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Final Words

According to me, the Poco M2 Pro is a good addition to the Rs. 15,000 smartphone lineup and I have no trouble in recommending this phone. In a lot of ways, you can take a look at Redmi Note 9 Pro with quick charging at a similar price. And of course, it is easier to buy as compared to Xiaomi’s flash sale system. The M2 Pro comes with the good build quality, a sharp display, solid battery life, and good performance. The cameras are good but you can’t say perfect.

The Realme 6 should be a solid alternative, as it is the only phone in the market with a 90Hz display under Rs. 15,000.

I hope this article is helpful for you.

I will be glad to know if you have any questions regarding this phone or about anything in the comment box below.

Check out my previous post on Samsung M21.

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