Its been almost one & a half year we have not heard from Poco after the Poco F1 launch. The Poco F1 was a great phone for its price. Many still had hoped while many thought that Poco is dead after Former Poco India head left Xiaomi. In the last few months of 2019, C Manmohan, the Head of Poco India threw some light that we will hear from Poco in 2020. And the day is here but its’s not the F2 rather it is, Poco X2. But you all were waiting for F2 right? Well, this device is a mid-range offering from Poco, we think we will hear from Poco more (and maybe even F2) because the company decided to operate Poco as an independent brand under Xiaomi which means there will be budget,mid-range as well as flagship phones from Poco in future.
Poco X2 Processor & Storage
Few leaks claimed that Poco X2 will be a rebranded version of Redmi K30 which was launched in China recently and the leaks are indeed true. The device comes with a Snapdragon 730G chipset which is a gaming-centric chipset which we also found on the Realme X2. This has been coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which can be expanded via the hybrid dual-SIM slot. The liquid cool technology that we previously saw on Poco F1 is also there on this device as well. It also boasts the IR blaster which was missing on Poco F1.
Is the 120Hz Display of Poco X2 worth?
The Poco X2 a.k.a Redmi K30 sports a 6.67 inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The aspect ratio is 20:9 and it has a 91% screen-to-body ratio, all thanks to the dual-camera punch-hole design. The Device also supports HDR 10. The phone has a glass sandwich design and has Gorilla Glass 5 protection both on the front & back. Well, this time around there is no in-display fingerprint scanner and instead, it offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Poco X2 Software
Poco X2 runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 but there’s no MIUI for POCO custom skin this time rather the POCO launcher is installed out-of-the-box. Poco has this time taken fans to feedback quite seriously and is giving support for VoWiFi right out-of-the-box and kernel sources are also live on Github starting from today.
Poco X2 Camera: The Same game as Redmi K30
Coming to the camera, we can find that Poco X2 boasts a similar vertical quad-camera setup just like the redmi K30 with a 64MP (f/1.79) Sony IMX686 primary camera, which is India’s first. It is however coupled with an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field-of-view, a 2MP (f/2.4) 2cm macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Talking about the selfie camera, the punch hole packs in a 20MP (f/2.2) primary along with a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor with a wide 83-degree field of view. The Company is also touting some of its excellent camera features such as RAW image support,960fps slo-mo video and a separate VLOG mode for great video recording.
Poco X2 Battery & Charging
The device comes equipped with a 4500mAh battery pack and also gets support for a 27W fast charger which surprisingly comes within the box. Well we all know whose effect it might be 😉
Poco X2 Price in India and Availability
Poco X2 starts at a killer price of Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB+64GB base variant. But, if you are on the look for the 6GB+128GB variant, then you have to spend 16,999 and Rs 19,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant. The Device will be available in three colours namely Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red. It will go on sale starting from 11th of February from 12pm, exclusively on Flipkart.
Which is better Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Our Opinion
We all know why Poco X2 is here and whom it will compete directly with. Yes, it’s the Realme X2. We think that both the phones are great picks under the 20k budget. Well now the choice is yours, you want a 120Hz punch hole LCD screen having a side-mounted fingerprint scanner or 60Hz waterdrop notch AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner? So choose wisely and let us know your pick in the comments below. Also, let us know, Does Poco X2 really worth the hype? Thank you for giving your valuable time in reading this. If you liked it don’t forget to share and also subscribe to THE TECHNO DRIFT for more amazing content like this.
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