After more than a year of silence, Poco returned to the market with the launch of Poco X2. Poco X2 is not a flagship device, unlike Poco F1. But Poco X2 instead launched as midrange to compete with its newest rival and oppo’s spin-off Realme X2. This device housed a Snapdragon 730G processor, which is a decent processor to run any triple-A title Mobile Games. And to enhance the gaming experience, it has been coupled with a 120Hz display with a 4500mAh battery.
Specs and Features of Poco X2
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Display||6.67” 120Hz FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 20:9 aspect ratio|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400px, ~386ppi, HDR 10 Support.|
|RAM||6GB and 8GB|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB & 256GB internal and expandable Upto 1TB|
|Rear Camera||64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Camera Setup|
|Front Camera||20MP (f/2.2) + 2MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (Side Mounted), gyro, compass, proximity, accelerometer,|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C USB connector|
|Battery||4500mAh, Fast Charging Support, 27 Watt QC4.0|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 11 for Poco|
Poco X2 launched in India as a rebranded Redmi K30 4G, which was launched back in December 2019, in China. So it is not a new device altogether, but as obvious Redmi K30 4G may not witness the sunrise in India. Therefore Poco X2 is a more original device for the Indian Market. Now back to the specs as we already mentioned under the hood, it is powered by the gaming-centric processor, Snapdragon 730G coupled with up to 8GB and 256GB storage, which can expand with Hybrid sim slot. And It is also continuing the legacy of Liquid Cool technology from Poco F1 in X2 as well.
On the front, it houses a 6.7 inch 120Hz IPS LCD Full HD+ Display, which is the highlighting feature of this device that runs everything smooth and fast. It enhances the gameplay experience, and the User Interface smoother than ever. It also packed a dual punch-hole display camera.
Poco X2 is equipped with a 4500mAh battery. With 27Watt Fast charging support, a.k.a Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0. With 27 Watt charger included in the box.
Camera | Poco X2
The Poco X2 camera section is equipped with a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera in the vertical quad-camera set-up. It is coupled with an ultra-wide-angle 8MP (f/2.2) lens with a 120-degree FOV and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro-lens, including a 2MP depth sensor. The camera module is the same as the Redmi K30, and it draws the lens of its predecessor, the Redmi K20.
In terms of selfie shooter, it is housed with a 20MP (f/2.2) primary camera and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor with a wide 83-degree FOV. As far as to punch hole, I think you must have read this already, but instead of one, there are two different holes here which I am not a fan of it. The configuration of this camera will allow you to capture better images.
The Poco X2 camera app supports RAW image capture, 960 fps of slow-motion video capture, and VLOG mode through software optimization. This camera app allows you to add a plethora of presets, especially transitions and effects to your vlogs without the need for any third-party app.
It has a glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. And a circular and shiny quad camera setup. As may reviewers review, it was reported that holding the device doesn’t feel premium in hand. Instead, it gives a similar feel like Galaxy A50 Glastic back design. The first time when Xiaomi spin-off Poco moved the fingerprint from rear to side mounting. The device will be available in 3 attractive color variants, namely Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and my favorite Phoenix red.
Pricing and Availability
The Poco X2 will go on sale starting from February 11, 2020, exclusively in Flipkart. And the starting price for the base variant, which is 6GB + 64Gb variant will be priced at INR 15,999, the 6GB + 128GB will charge you INR 16,999 and the 8GB and 256GB will go for sale at INR 19,999.
As far as pricing, this brand always plays a competitive role, and also this time, the pricing for Poco X2 is pretty aggressive. This device will directly compete with Realme X2 and Its sibling Redmi Note 8 Pro. The deciding factor for this device whether you could live with Poco X2 120Hz IPS LCD or rather go for Realme X2 60Hz Amoled other things remain almost the same.
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