Latest Poco M2 – Specs, Price, Features, and Comparison
07/July/2020: Poco has launched the new POCO M2 in India today for a starting price of Rs. 13,999 for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage versions. The higher variants – with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage costs Rs. 14,999 and the top model with 6 GB / 128 GB are available for Rs. 16,999.
It will go on sale starting 14 July 2020 and is available in Blue, Black, and Green colors.
Key Specs and Details:
Display and Design
The Poco M2 Pro comes with a massive 6.67-inch display and has Full HD+ (2400*1080) pixels display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI, and Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.
The display comes with Contrast Ratio: 1500:1, NTSC ratio: 84% and has a maximum brightness of 480 nits, which is good.
The overall design looks good with a full view display and a centrally aligned selfie camera. Also, the rear side has a squarish camera assembly (a little camera bump) that makes the phone wobble when using it on a flat surface.
Powering the mobile is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that comes with Adreno 618 GPU. The 720G is made from an 8 Nm manufacturing process and has a 2.3 GHz clock speed. It is energy-efficient, eats less battery, and is good to play games like PUBG and COD mobile.
Aforementioned, we get 4/6 GB DDR4 Ram and 64/128 GB storage. The phone has got a nano-SIM + nano-SIM + microSD card slot and comes with Dual 4G capability (it doesn’t support 5G).
It runs on the Android 10 OS with a custom skin from POCO and comes with some bloatware Apps out of the box.
There are plenty of cameras on the Poco M2. At the back, there is a 48 MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 1.6-micron sensor. Other cameras are – 5MP (Macro): with ƒ/2.4 aperture, 8MP (Ultra-wide) with ƒ/2.2, and lastly a depth sensor with 2MP depth.
The camera is great based on the early reviews but the Portrait Mode is bad on the POCO M2. You can record 4K 30 FPS videos on the phone.
At the front, there is a 16 MP selfie camera that comes with AI portrait mode and can click decent selfies.
Battery and Other Features
The battery is massive on the POCO M2 Pro – 5000 mAH. The cherry on the cake is the 33 Watts Fast Charger that you get in the box.
For perspective, Apple is planning to not provide any charger in the box next year. Moreover, haven’t seen any company offer this kind of charger in the sub 15k price segment.
There is USB Type C port for charging and the phone has got a 3.5 mm headphone jack for music.
Thoughts and Buying Advice
Overall, it is a superb phone for the price, I still love the original POCO F1. A few quirks are the poor portrait mode, some bloatware, and wobbly design.
Nevertheless, the Poco M2 is a rebranded Mi Note 9 Pro that comes with the same processor, same design, same cameras, display, and battery size. The difference is in charging speed 33 Watts Vs. 18 Watts and the POCO OS Vs the MIUI 11.
There is actually no need for so many phones from the same brand with little to no differentiation.
Now you will question me – Oppo, Vivo, Realme have the same parent company and launch similar phones and Kanuj you never question them?
I do, my friend.
Read Below about the Poco X2 which is very similar to the Poco M2 with few upgrades.
Latest Poco X2 – Specs, Price, Features, and Comparison
4th Feb 2020 – The latest Poco X2 is launched in India today by the company and it comes with nifty features for the price.
There were several leaks for the POCO X2, and it is one of the most anticipated mobiles of 2020.
The POCO X2 will be available for purchase starting 11th February, 12:00 noon from Flipkart.com and from Mi.com. The phone is available in 3 color choices – Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red color.
Highlight Features – Poco X2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor
- High Refresh Rate 120 Hz RealityFlow Display
- 4500 mAH Battery, 27 Watts Charging
- Quad-Rear Cameras (64 MP)
The Poco X2 price starts at Rs. 15,999 for the base variant that comes with 64 GB of internal storage and has 6 GB Ram. The 6 GB Ram and 128 GB storage model is available for Rs.. 16,999 and the 8 GB Ram and the 256 GB storage model is available for Rs. 19,999.
Design & Display
The Poco X2 is the rebranded Redmi K30 (4G) model that was launched in China. The phone comes with the same design and hardware specs as the K30.
The key difference is the software, the POCO X2 comes with MIUI 11 with the custom POCO launcher and skin on the top.
The phone has a large 6.67 Inch Display with 120 Hz Realityflow IPS LCD panel, FHD+ (20:9) 1080*2400 resolution.
One of the key things to note here is that the phone has a high refresh rate display which helps a bit in gaming but the panel sadly LCD, not AMOLED found on rival mobiles like Realme X2.
Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the front and the backside of the device.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and comes with the Adreno 618 GPU.
The processor is excellent for gaming and can easily handle games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty Mobile.
Further, we have either 6 GB or 8 GB DDR4x ram to ensure smoother multi-tasking. Also, the phone boasts of “Intelligent Dynamic Refresh Rate” that can vary the refresh rate to create a smoother experience.
The X2 even has the second-gen Game turbo mode to enhance the frame rates and comes with liquid cooling technology to ensure it runs cooler.
The POCO X2 comes with the new 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary rear camera. It has f/1.89 aperture, 1/1.7-inch sensor & 6P lens. The rear camera module houses 4 lenses and the second lens has an 8 MP resolution and is ultra-wide (f/2.2 aperture).
The remaining two cameras are for depth sensing (2 MP) and macro-shots (2MP). The camera can record 4K videos and can even record super slow-motion videos at 960 FPS.
The Poco X2 comes with Dual Front cameras and has (2MP+20MP) selfie cameras that can offer good imaging options for social media. The front camera offers AI Beautify, AI Portrait Mode along with a movie and vlog mode.
Battery & OS
There is a massive 4500 mAH capacity battery that can easily last all day even when playing games and watching videos for hours.
Poco is offering a 27 Watts fast charger in the box that can fuel the device from 0-100% in just 68 minutes.
The POCO X2 runs on the MIUI 11 along with the Android 10 out of the box. There is also POCO’s custom skin and launcher that makes the user experience different from the Redmi phones.
The X2 comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is no so common these days. Additionally, it comes with USB Type C port, IR Blaster, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and has the UFS 2.1 storage.
POCO X2 Vs Realme X2 Vs Redmi Note 8 PRO
|Specs Comparison||Redmi Note 8 PRO||POCO X2||Realme X2|
|Design||Glass Back||Glass Back||Poly Carbonate|
|Display||6.53 inch FHD+ IPS LCD||6.67 Inch FHD+ 120 Hz IPS LCD||6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED|
|Pixels, Aspect Ratio||2340*1080, 19.5:9||2400*1080, 20:9||2340*1080, 19.5:9|
|Display Protection||Gorilla Glass 5||Gorilla Glass 5||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G90T||Snapdragon 730G Octa-Core||Snapdragon 730G Octa-Core|
|Clock Speed||2.05 GHz||2.2 GHz||2.2 GHz|
|GPU||Arm Mali-G76||Adreno 618||Adreno 618|
|RAM||6/8 GB RAM||6/8 GB RAM||4/6/8 GB RAM|
|Storage||64/128 GB Internal Storage||64/128/256 GB Internal Storage||64/128 GB Internal Storage|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, Dedicated||Yes, Hybrid||Yes, Dedicated|
|OS||Android 9, MIUI 10||Android 10, MIUI 11||Android 10, ColorOS 6.7|
|Rear Camera||Quad – 64+8+2+2||Quad – 64+8+2+2||Quad – 64+8+2+2|
|Front Camera||16 MP||20+2 MP||32 MP|
|Battery Capacity||4500 mAH||4500 mAH||4000 mAH|
|Fast Charging Support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supplied Charger||18 Watts||27 Watts||30 Watts|
|Port||USB Type C||USB Type C||USB Type C|
|Bluetooth||Version 5.0||version 5.0||Version 5.0|
|Fingerprint Scanner||At the back||On the Side||in-display|
|Thickness||8.8 mm||8.8 mm||8.6 mm|
|Weight||202 grams||208 grams||182 gm|
|Starting Price||Rs. 14,999||Rs. 15,999||Rs. 16,999|
I have highlighted some of the key points where each phone has a clear lead. Realme X2 has a better Super AMOLED display, faster charging and good Os. On the other hand, the POCO X2 offers a 120 Hz display (LCD), more battery capacity, a better Sony IMX 686 sensor. It is hard to pick a winner here and both the phones are best in class.
It is an odd decision to launch a new phone which is exactly a copy of the Redmi K30. They could have easily launched the Redmi K30 as the successor to the K20. In-fact the Poco X2 will cannibalize the sale of Redmi K20 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Realme and Poco don’t offer much differentiation unless they offer a different user experience. Oneplus, on the other hand, has its own OS and offers a different proposition to the buyers in comparison to the parent brand (OPPO).
The POCO F1 made a lot of sense, as at that point, the company didn’t have any flagship but it is hard to justify POCO X2 as they already have the K20 and the K20 Pro. However, the POCO X2 fills the 15k-20k portfolio and rivals the Realme phones.
Considering the price it is a great option and if you want a slightly better display, you can opt for the Realme X2 that comes with an AMOLED panel.
Share With me in the comments What You think of the POCO X2, I always read and reply to comments.