The Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi, provided with fairly impressive smartphone models, including the Pocophone F1, which is highly-coveted among many tech enthusiasts. Two years after the release of the F1, we are now getting the Poco F2 Pro.
The Poco F2 Pro comes with matte glass back and aluminium frame. The device should be quite comfortable in your hand, but the matte finish may make it somewhat slippery. Overall, the Poco F2 Pro has a sleek appearance and it’s certified with IP53 standard for resistance against splash and dust.
The phone’s 6.7-inch AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It has 1080 x 2400 resolution, flat design and a maximum brightness of 1200 nits, which is useful when you use the phone under the sun. The display is gorgeous and in its default configuration, the color is accurate. There are also settings to change saturation. It is quite unfortunate that the Poco F2 Pro still uses the same old 60Hz refresh rate. However, it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for more casual users who rarely play 3D games.
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 ticking inside the aluminium frame, the Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro is obviously a flagship device. In all scenarios, the device should perform admirably. Regardless of what you do, the Poco F2 Pro doesn’t seem to lack power. In fact, it seems to have excel computation power all the time, even when playing 3D mobile games at higher graphics settings. Also, phone shouldn’t get exceptionally hot when playing 3D games intensely. The basic version has 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, so it should work well in most multitasking scenario. For even better overall experience, you can choose a variant with 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM that has slightly faster performance. Because the phone doesn’t have microSD card slot, it might be a good idea to invest on the 256GB variant.
There’s a quad-camera arrangement at the back of Poco F2 Pro, 64MP primary camera, 13MP ultra wide angle lens, 5MP telephoto lens and a depth sensor with 2MP resolution. The selfie camera has pop-up mechanism with 20MP resolution. Unfortunately, the telephoto lens has only 2X optical zoom. The phone should give you excellent image quality for still photos, although the result is a bit too vivid or saturated. These cameras should do a proper job in low light situation, although the night mode seems to too sharp a bit and there are faint halos on lights. The phone could shoot up to videos at 8k and 30fps.
The Poco F2 Pro offers excellent endurance with its 4,700mAh battery and it should remain operational for a couple of days with typical usages and just occasional gaming. For non-stop browsing or YouTube watching, the phone should last for 12 hours. Another noteworthy feature is the 30W fast-charging feature and the phone can be topped up only in one hour.
Overall, the Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro offers you excellent performance, good pictures quality and amazing battery life. It’s a worthwhile investment for a flagship device, at around US$ 550. It has a few drawbacks though, including slippery design, unimpressive refresh rate, only 2x optical zoom and somewhat oversaturated still pictures.