Poco X2 Review
Poco, the leading Chinese smartphone maker, today launched its second phone, the Poco X2, in India. The phone is expected to go on sale in India starting this month. Read on to find out the full details of this phone launch and its review and how it works.
The Poco X2 smartphone is the second smartphone coming from Poco. Now that the brand is an independent company, it is making independent decisions on the design and sales of smartphones in India. This is the first smartphone to be released after Xiaomi is out. The launch event began with a speech by Manmohan, General Manager, Poco India. Although Xiaomi India Vice President and MD Manu Jain had speculated that the event would be attended, he did not attend.
During a closed-room briefing, Poco India General Manager Manmohan Chando informed Poco that its product team, marketing team, sales team and go-to-market strategy will be in place during an open-ended brand launch. However, after shifting away from the Xiaomi brand, Poco may start serving customers with dedicated service centers in the future. But at the moment Xiaomi Service Centers are solving Poco X2 consumer product related issues.
Poco X2 :-
The New Series Launches Poco X2 The second smartphone to come into the portfolio of the Poco company is the Poco X1 upgrade to the Poco F1. Because it started with an entirely new series. The Poco X-Series is optimistic for buyers who want smartphones at mid-range price with excellent features. POCO has some big plans for Indian consumers in 2020.
Poco X2-rebranded Redmi K30? This is not the first time a smartphone company is rebranding its product to the Indian market. Xiaomi did the same. We don’t mind the rebranded model in the Indian market. Xiaomi stated that the rebranded K30 aka Poco X2 will be considered a product under the Poco portfolio. Like the Poco F1, the Poco X2 receives regular software updates. In addition, Poco X2 has launched a completely new series in the Poco lineup. The company is expected to launch the top-of-the-line flagship handset as an updated version of the Poco F1.
Poco X2 smartphone has been released in India in three variants. The base model 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 15,999, while the 6GB RAM + 128Gb storage variant is priced at Rs. 16,999, the last one is the High Range 8Gb RAM + 256Gb Storage variant priced at Rs 19,999. The phone has been released in Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple and Phoenix Red color options.
The first sales of the Poco X2 smartphone will be launched on Flipkart on Tuesday, February 11 at 12 noon. As part of its first sales, ICICI Bank credit and debit card customers get a discount of Rs 1,000.
The Poco X2 smartphone has an aluminum frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and rear. The smartphone weighs 208 grams and comes with a thickness of 8.8 meters. It has a 20: 9 aspect ratio of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 6.67-inch Full HD + resolution display with HDR10 support. It supports 120Hz refresh rate. This is the second smartphone to support the 120Hz refresh rate.
The FHD display panel on the Poco X2 provides 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. This is the second phone to be HDR10 certified. Both its display and the phone’s rear panel also come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Layer Protection. The 120Hz refresh rate provides a smoother experience when you scroll through web pages or Facebook and Instagram timelines. Some of the most popular games like Pubg on Poco X2 can be played with no lag.
The Poco X2 phone works with the latest Sony IMX686 sensor cameras. The first main camera comes with 64MP sensors. It was the first handset in the country to come with Sony’s new mobile camera sensor. The 64MP camera comes with a wide angle lens. The second camera is coupled with the main camera sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens. The 2MP Deep Shooter (10 cm and 2 cm), and 2MP Macro Sensor Cameras are also included.
The in-camera setup can take photos in RAW format. It can also record 30fps resolution and 960fps slow-motion videos in 4K resolution. Newly added vlog mode on the camera interface allows you to shoot interesting videos without much effort. The Poco X2 has a dual lens selfie camera for selfies. It features a 2MP depth sensor and a 20MP main camera. The selfie camera works at double the speed for the face-unlock mechanism. Overall, the Poco X2 phone has the most feature-rich camera setup in the Rs 20,000 price category.
Long life battery with a 27W charging adapter 120HZ refresh rate will disrupt the life of the battery. The Poco X2, however, is ready to withstand its heat. The smartphone comes packed with a 4,500mAH battery. It comes with an affordable 27W fast charging support. This fast charger can charge the entire battery from 25% to 85% in just 30 minutes. The battery cell lasts longer and can easily run all day with a full charge.
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Some other connectivity options of the Poco X2 include the 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card support. The handset’s memory can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The Poco F1 lost the IR Blaster, but the Poco X2 brought this feature back. It is located on the top of the phone along with the microphone. This smartphone is P2i Splash Proof, and to some extent waterproof. The kernel source in Poco X2, in particular, is available on GitHub. This means the phone can be unlocked in just 72 hours and you can start experimenting with custom ROMs.
Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset with swift performance and smooth gameplay with 6GB / 8GB of RAM, the Poco X2 works effortlessly with moderate to heavy usage. We haven’t noticed any logs in the last couple of days while using the handset. However, it is too early to judge the overall performance of the smartphone. The games we played ran flawlessly. There are no problems with the performance of the software. The Poco X2 runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out-of-the-box.
The IPS LCD screen fails to match the AMOLED standard The 120H refresh rate is welcome in the mid-range pricing segment, while the Poco X2’s IPS LCD panel is a bit lagging compared to the AMOLED display. Contrast levels, color vibrancy and view angles do not match AMOLED standards. While viewing the content with the screen tilted at a certain angle we noticed a slight blue color on the LCD panel. Overall the AMOLED screen turned the Poco X2 into a real deal.
It certainly seemed promising when testing the camera performance of the Poco X2 with a noticeable shutter lag with 64MP camera mode. 64MP shots are very detailed. The 4K videos recorded at 30fps also looked perfect. But when clicking photos in 64MP mode, the camera has a noticeable shutter lag. Some photos also show a high distortion rate. The portrait mode was able to take impressive shots with an amazing realistic bokeh.
However, it is not very stable when there is a human subject in the frame. Some photos can be very saturated. Poco X2’s camera optimization is done by Xiaomi. Therefore it may require some optimization.
The back panel of the Poco X2 comes with a glossy finish. This makes the device fingerprint management. The other end of the panel has a slippery nature to it. The Poco X2’s phone is slightly larger, so you get a bit of discomfort when using one hand. The 6.67-inch clutter screen can be blamed for heavy design.
Kick start a new trend of high refresh rate displays in the mid-range price segment, coming 16 months after Poco X2. The handset features a good quad-lens camera setup and 4,500 mAh battery life. We will spend some more time with Poco X2 to bring you the full details of its overall performance in our comprehensive review.