The Poco X series typically comes at a pocket-friendly price with killer specs. It features fast charging, a high refresh rate, a great chipset, and an overall good design. The new Poco X5 series phones come with great specs. This timer around the Poco X5 Pro comes with a 108MP primary camera, while we have a 48MP primary camera on the base model.
It comes slimmer than last year’s Poco X4 Pro and is the thinnest Poco phone ever. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 778G, a 6nm chipset. It is faster than the Snapdragon 695 that powered the Poco X4 Pro. The GPU is the Adreno 642L, and the combination is perfect.
It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space, and a model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space. They both use UFS 2.2 storage technology and LPDDR4X RAM. Surprisingly, the phone runs on Android 12 and MIUI 14 out of the box.
In the display aspect, Poco still maintained the 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a 240Hz touch sampling rate with 900 nits peak brightness. It’s a 10-bit color with 100% coverage of DCI-P3 color space. The display is protected by the Gorilla Glass 5.
There are two other cameras at the back of the phone, including a 2MP macro lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens. The selfie camera is still 16MP, and that’s what’s on the predecessor. It comes with improvements because of the Snapdragon 778G, which brings a faster ISP and a powerful NPU. The phone can record 4K videos from 1080p on Poco X4 Pro. Overall the camera is faster by up to 70%, which is a wild jump.
The phone also features a 5000mAh battery and 67Watts fast charging speed with the charger in the box.
Poco X5 Key Specs
The Poco X5 maintains the chipset found on the X4 Pro which is the Snapdragon 695, but the base storage is 128GB. There is also a variant with 8GB RAM and 256 GB storage space. The phone also has a memory card slot that can take up to 1TB SD card. You have to know that the SD card slot is hybrid.
The phone runs on Android 12 and MIUI 13 out of the box, which is a bit of a letdown. It has a 6.67-inch display with a resolution of 1080p and a 120Hz refresh rate. Unlike the Pro model, the display panel is an 8-bit panel using Gorilla glass 3 protection. It has a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
The primary camera is 48MP, and two additional cameras include a 2MP macro lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens. It can shoot 1080p videos, and the selfie camera is 13MP. The battery is 5000mAh, and it supports 33Watts fast charging.
Both phones are already available in the Asian market, and it is expected across Europe and some parts of Africa. Prices might differ across regions and will be available through various retail partners.
Poco X5 Pro and Poco X5 Official Price
The Poco X5 Pro starts at $300/€300 for the base model with 6/128GB and goes up to $350/€350 for the 8/256GB model. There will be an early bird discount for $250/€250 and $300/€300, respectively.
The Poco X5 starts at $250/€250 for the base model with 8/128 and $300/€300 for the model with 8/256. There will also be an early bird discount of $200/€200 and $250/€250.