Poco X4 Pro 5G announced from €299/£250 with a €50/£40 early bird discount

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The Poco X3 Pro was a superb phone for the price, and now at MWC 2022, Poco has announced the new Poco X4 Pro 5G.

This year, it looks like affordable mid-range phones are really ramping up the quality of their cameras. We have already seen Realme launch the Realme 9 Pro+ for £349 (£299 early bird) using the flagship level 50MP Sony IMX766. Now, Poco is hitting back with the X4 Pro, which has a 108MP 1/1.52″ Samsung sensor (quite like the same sensor as the Realme 8 Pro).

The new Poco X4 Pro 5G is then powered by the Snapdragon 695 which I expect will offer similar performance to the Dimensity 920 on the Realme.

You then get a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display, with 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. Then a massive 5,000mAh battery and 67W fast-charging.

It is amazing how good these affordable phones have become in recent years.

If you just want a phone for normal day to day apps and want to be able to take good photos, there is little reason to be spending more than £400 on a phone nowadays.

Full Press Release

POCO X4 Pro 5G’s large 6.67″ AMOLED DotDisplay screen not only catches the eye but also operates at a 120Hz refresh rate, offering smooth and immersive true-to-life visual experience. This is the first time that POCO employs AMOLED for X-series. That, on top of the 360Hz touch sampling rate, means the smartphone responds to every movement in no time. Every scroll, swipe, or drag on screen offers less lag. And every colour is vibrant and larger-than-life, thanks to DCI-P3 wide colour gamut. The AMOLED display featuring 2400 x 1080 FHD+ resolution can automatically adjust its brightness to match its surroundings. In addition, with a SGS Eye Care Certification to boot, POCO X4 Pro 5G’s screen is softer on its users’ eyes during long gaming sessions.

POCO X4 Pro 5G has a powerful 108MP sensor at the helm of its camera array. It measures in at a massive 1/1.52″ making it one of the world’s highest resolution sensors available, which is the first time used on POCO. Paired with the sensor’s 9-in-1 binning technology, the sensor captures more light for improved clarity and brings out the most from every shot.

The device is also accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP micro camera on the rear, while a 16MP sensor sits on the front. Whether on the hunt for the best shots while on top of snow-capped mountains, in the heart of downtown, or in the mood for a spontaneous selfie, POCO X4 Pro 5G captures every scene precisely and clearly. It comes with a range of features such as a panoramic selfie option to make sure everyone stays in the shot, no matter how big the gathering. It also offers slow motion, dual-video, time-lapse video, super macro, movie filters and kaleidoscope to breathe life and a dash of excitement to any footage that’ll be sure to be attention grabbing. 

Under the hood is a Snapdragon® 695 5G processor built on 6nm production technology, bringing flagship-level speed and efficiency. The octa-core CPU is headed up by two Arm Cortex-A78 performance cores that can reach speeds up to 2.2GHz. In addition to 8GB of RAM, POCO X4 Pro 5G offers an extra 3GB transformed from the 256GB of ROM thanks to Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology, making it ideal for lag-free mobile gaming and providing a smooth, 5G-ready user experience.

And with a whopping 5,000mAh battery, users can scroll, browse, and game all day and night with more than 15 hours video playback, 25 hours of reading, 191 hours of music playing back to back. When the device finally is running low on juice, users can get back to the action in no time. Thanks to 67W turbo charging, POCO X4 Pro 5G can charge 70% in just 22 minutes — a mere coffee break — and can be fully charged in only 41 minutes. In addition, POCO X4 Pro 5G delivers an immersive entertainment experience by offering dual speakers for loud and clear stereo sound, and a Z-axis linear motor for stronger vibrations with a crisper and more accurate feedback while gaming. The smartphone also supports the all-new MIUI 13, with new features and performance improvements to optimize the user experience.

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