Today, POCO sent off the X5 Pro 5G cell phone in India as the replacement to the X5 Pro cell phone from the year before. Similar to the predecessor, this has a 120Hz AMOLED screen, a 5000mAh battery, and 67W of fast charging. It also has a new 108MP camera and a faster Snapdragon 778G SoC. Is the telephone worth the cost? Allow us to plunge into the survey to find out.
Display and Design:
A flat frame and flat rear panel distinguish the Poco X5 Pro 5G from the Poco X4 Pro 5G in most respects. The Poco X5 Pro 5G, on the other hand, uses plastic instead of the glass back panel found on the previous model. The phone also feels significantly lighter than its predecessor due to the polycarbonate shell.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G weighs 181g however when you hang on, it feels much lighter. The device is also said to be the thinnest Poco smartphone in India, with a thickness of 7.99 mm. The phone looks very much like the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G and Note 12 Pro+ 5G smartphones from the back.
The back panel of the Poco X5 Pro 5G that the company sent to us is Horizon Blue and has a frosted finish. The phone does look a little more expensive because of this. On the other hand, the upper portion of the rear panel has a glossy finish. This design decision may or may not be liked by some. Additionally, there is a large “Poco” logo in the upper right corner, which somewhat evokes Realme’s “Dare to Leap” branding.
I think the Astral Dark shade of the X5 Pro 5G looks the best. Additionally, there is the standard “Poco Yellow” color option, which features a black camera area and a slightly muted yellow back panel.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G has a tall, 6.67-inch Xfinity AMOLED show which is said to involve a chip-on-board innovation to keep the board meager. The bezels around the presentation are additionally marginally more slender than the active model. While the Realme 10 Pro+ 5G (Review) display does not have curved sides, the Poco X5 Pro 5G supports HDR10 playback and Dolby Vision. Video real time applications, for example, Netflix exploits it.
The 10-cycle show produces clear tones and profound blacks and I saw no presentation issues, for example, (green) coloring on my unit, in contrast to a few detailed issues in past Poco (and Xiaomi) telephones. The interactive media experience is improved by the similarly great sound system speakers, which support Dolby Atmos. Additionally, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack that can play Hi-Res audio.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G’s presentation is additionally genuinely splendid for open air use. The showcase’s brilliance level can go up to 900 nits while watching HDR content. It isn’t the most brilliant showcase out there in the fragment however ought to be above and beyond while utilizing it outside.
Like its ancestor, the Poco X5 Pro 5G backings a 120Hz revive rate. Depending on the application, the screen can adjust its refresh rate to 30Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz. For instance, the screen refreshes at 60 Hz when watching videos and 120 Hz when scrolling through the interface. When the lockscreen Consistently In plain view (AoD) is empowered, the telephone’s showcase revives at 30Hz. A couple of viable games can likewise exploit the 120Hz revive rate.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G elements a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. The 6nm SoC likewise includes an Adreno 642L GPU and is matched with LPDDR4X Slam and UFS 2.2 capacity. The X5 Pro in India also supports seven 5G bands. Dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and a USB Type-C port are some of the connectivity options.
Regarding software, the Poco X5 Pro 5G comes with MIUI 14, which is based on Android 12. for a phone costing more than Rs. 20,000 of every 2023, not having the most recent Android rendition is disheartening. The new MIUI update has highlights that further develop the general exhibition, for example, utilizing less memory and being more power effective.
The custom skin keeps on offering a lot of customisation and personalisation choices. The Control Centre is available in two distinct designs for users to select from. Customizing the Always-on-Display screen, changing wallpapers and themes, adjusting the animation speed, and other options are also available.
Furthermore, you get the Android Protection Dashboard, which is a one-stop area for checking which applications approach your area, contacts, call logs, photographs and media, mouthpiece, and so on. In addition, there is a privacy indicator in the upper right corner that indicates when an application uses the camera or microphone.
There are a few pre-installed third-party applications on the Poco X5 Pro 5G, including Amazon, Moj, Zilli, and Prime Video, among others. You can decide to uninstall these applications at whatever point you need. Glance can also be set up to provide wallpaper suggestions on the lockscreen.
Even if you do not enable it when setting up the phone, the software occasionally displays a pop-up asking you to reconsider. Sadly, this notification cannot be stopped. In addition, Get Apps, Xiaomi’s in-house app store, sends you a few notifications throughout the day to remind you to update apps or think about installing some recommendations.
Poco has said that the X5 Pro 5G will get two major Android updates. This means that the Android 13 update should be out later this year, but it’s not clear when exactly.
Performance and Battery:
The Poco X5 Pro 5G is an incredible choice for the people who play a ton of games on their cell phone however don’t be guaranteed to need to spend a premium. The Snapdragon 778G is a processor that can handle tasks that use a lot of resources, not to mention everyday tasks.
I played Vital mission at hand: Versatile on the Poco X5 Pro 5G at the ‘Extremely High’ illustrations and ‘Max’ framerate settings, and the experience was very fun. There was no indication of any stammer or slack while playing group deathmatch or multiplayer adjusts. The game likewise allows you to pick ‘Ultra’ framerate as a choice with ‘Low’ or ‘Medium’ illustrations quality on the X5 Pro 5G. Black-top 9 Legends likewise moved along as planned on the Poco X5 Pro 5G.
I likewise ran a couple of benchmark tests on the Poco X5 Pro 5G. The telephone scored 5,31,029 focuses in AnTuTu, which is extremely near the asserted score of 5,45,093 places. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G received 5,04,626 points, while the Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G received 4,38,678 points. The Realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the cheapest option. In Geekbench, the Poco X5 Pro scored 755 and 2819 focuses in the single-center and multi-center tests, separately. Smash the executives is very great on the Poco X5 Pro 5G. Games load a piece quicker when the Game Super mode kicks in.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G’s 5,000mAh battery can without much of a stretch an entire day on one charge. By and large, conveyed eight hours of screen-on time( Drunkard) when I messed around or recorded recordings utilizing the camera. On days when my utilization case was lighter, the Lush was around nine hours. Your mileage could differ relying upon how you use it.
In our HD video circle test, the Poco X5 Pro 5G went on for 17 hours and 32 minutes. The battery was fully charged in 47 minutes using the 67W fast charging adapter. The telephone got a piece hot close to the camera module region while charging.
The Poco X5 Pro 5G has 3 cameras on the back. Included are a 108-megapixel Samsung HM2 main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The essential camera needs optical picture adjustment (OIS). Furthermore, the telephone has a 16-megapixel front camera.
The essential camera catches definite, lively shots during the day. However, I noticed that the reds and greens were slightly more saturated than usual when HDR was activated. The unique reach execution is great yet there is opportunity to get better. Likewise, there are times when the sky looks abnormally blue however this can be fixed in post.
The 1/1.52-inch Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, while utilizing Night mode, likewise works effectively in holding subtleties in the shadows. I missed OIS on occasion however as even a slight shake would bring about foggy pictures.
Pictures taken utilizing the super wide camera had great tones however were for the most part delicate. The unique reach execution was additionally nice. The 2-megapixel full scale camera caught unfortunate pictures and is best not utilized. Better results, on the other hand, should be obtained by using the 108-megapixel mode and cropping out the subject.
The 16-megapixel front camera catches great subtleties and facial tones. While utilizing picture mode, edge identification is for the most part on the money however the product smoothens the skin excessively. This happens somewhat in any event, when excellence mode is impaired.
The back camera can catch 4K 30 fps recordings, and at the cost, the quality is very great. The dynamic range performance is also quite good, and the colors are very close to being natural. The front camera can record videos at 1080p and 60 frames per second, which is adequate.
The POCO X5 Pro 5G, which has a new display with adaptive refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and 1920Hz High Frequency PWM Dimming and starts at Rs 22,999, is a good upgrade from the X4 Pro.
When compared to the Snapdragon 695 in the model that came before it, the performance and gaming performance of the Snapdragon 778G are superior. It is likewise better compared to the Dimensity 1080 present in the Redmi Note 12 Master. However, the Note 12 Pro’s 50MP IM766 sensor lacks OIS and offers superior low-light performance to the 108MP sensor. Despite the fact that it has MIUI 14, the telephone actually runs Android 12.