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Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro Review: Know the Pros and Cons

Poco X series is a product line of Poco, the sub-brand of popular phone brand Xiaomi. As of March 2022, Poco offers 5 models of the X series in the Indian region. And Poco X4 Pro 5G is the latest addition to the family. The phone is expected to be released on March 28 in India. The Poco X4 Pro has a great battery life, a strong screen, and limited gaming power. Let’s get to see the detailed review of the Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G.

Key features of Poco X4 Pro 5G

Design

The Poco X series used to have a chunky and thick body, such as the Poco X3 Pro and Poco X3 NFC. But the company has now moved to a slimmer design with a more severe frame.

The X4 Pro is easier to hold as it has much less of a palm filler than the Poco X3 Pro. While the outer shell of X3 was made with plastic, the X4 contains a flat glass rear panel. However, the phone’s side is made of plastic. Despite the plastic made, the overall feel of the brings a net improvement.

Overall, the Poco X4 Pro 5G is somewhat more toned down compared to previous devices, although the Poco X4 Pro 5G still holds it close in bicep-flexibility compared to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.

The Poco X4 Pro 5 G’s back glass has a light-insensitive layer beneath it, which renders the light shafts of a searchlight. However, the effect is not consistent, and it will be muted by the sheer number of fingerprints on the rear glass.

Display

Xiaomi has established very high standards for affordability, and its Poco X4 Pro phone is outstanding in offering an impressive 6.67-inch AMOLED HD screen. Additionally, the screen beats the display of the Poco X3 phones.

OLED provides enhanced contrast, with greater peak brightness as well. It has turned out to be most striking that the Poco X4 Pro 5G device alters into a new model when the ambient light level gets very high. Meanwhile, if you want to reduce your app icons, you might want to decrease the quality of image grayscale from Vivid to Standard mode. However, Vivid will make colors a little more saturated and impenetrable.

The 2400 x 1080-pixel resolution for this phone isn’t quite as deep as it can be, but it is difficult to find anything better for the price. Keep in mind that the phone’s display is 120Hz. Poco X4 Pro 5G came with a 60 Hz refresh rate, but 120 Hertz results in smoother scrolling menus, though at the cost of battery life. The phone can lapse to 120Hz in some instances. If you run an app or game that does not support 120Hz, then it will revert to 60Hz.

Software and performance

The Poco X4 Pro uses Android 11 and the Xiaomi interface MIUI 13. It’s the most recent release of Android and the most recent version of the Xiaomi interface. The highest visual layer is Poco Launcher, which determines the overall style.

It’s comparable in design to the Poco X3 Pro. There exists a drawer with a plain white background, and there’s a black overlay in the event you want to give your device a moody look. The usual performance is good, with a few expected and unanticipated quirks. The Poco X4 Pro Updates’ app loads are not instantaneous but are similar to the more powerful Poco X3 Pro.

In comparison to the Poco F1, the Poco X3 Pro, and Poco F3, the Poco X4 Pro is ordinary at best as it uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 processor.

Camera

The X4 Pro 5G is equipped with a 108-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel zoom, and an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera. However, such resolution of ultra-wide lenses and zoom cameras are commonly found in entry-level phones nowadays.

The Poco X4 Pro camera uses the Samsung Galaxy HM2 sensor, which was also used in the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G and the even better Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro. However, its image quality tends to vary, as evidenced by its lack of image processing, which includes noise reduction.

You will get a 16 MP, f/2.5 selfie camera, which you can use to record 1080p video at 30fps. The selfie camera’s 16-megapixel sensor by default clears skin excessively. You can switch this off for more natural-looking pictures, but details fade away in dark indoor settings.

Battery and Charging

The X4 Pro 5G featuring a 5,000 mAh battery can last approximately 18 hours. If you use it carefully, you can even use it for 2 days.

The 120Hz refresh rate is unchanging and not customizable, which means it is not quite as battery efficient as some other high-end models. As a result, it’s more likely to remain in place for a longer period if you stick with the decreased refresh rate of 60Hz. This impressive performance can help quell anxiety about battery life, giving you peace of mind to take pictures, call friends, and send text messages without your phone dying, which is refreshing too.

Xiaomi’s 67W turbocharging technology produces 59% charge in 15 minutes, 94% in half an hour, and a full charge in 40 minutes.

Memory

The phone comes with two variations, the 6GB/128 GB and 8GB/256GB. However, you can also add an external memory card to its additional sim tray slot.

Price of POCO X4 5G in Bangladesh

Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G’s approximate price is 300 Euro or Tk. 28,411 (1Euro= Tk. 94.7). However, the price will go up if you want to buy the 8GB/256 GB version. It may cost 350 Euro or Tk. 33,138. However, the official price tag of this latest POCO X4 5G phone may vary in Bangladesh due to tax and other issues.

Final Word

Poco’s latest top-of-the-line 5G phone, the Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G, incorporates outstanding specifications and a luxurious recent design into its sleek, premium physical frame, even when compared to its predecessors.

In the 108Mp camera, photo detail is sensational in well-lit environments, but it does have issues with nighttime photography due to the lack of Optical Image Stabilization. The 8Mp ultra-wide camera likewise does well for pictures, but it does not have an optical magnification capability.

But overall, Poco X4 Pro 5G can be a great choice for users who are on the phone constantly and need a massive battery. Also, the moderate gaming capability also provides an option for young gamers.

Source: United News of Bangladesh