Poco X2 just got launched today, and it seems like it is a game-changer for the independent company. After a long wait, the company revealed many things that were already rumored and leaked by many internet marketers and tech geeks.
While it is not any different than Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 4G, the Poco X2 is almost similar to it. Many tech geeks and internet marketers believe it to be a rebranded model of Redmi K30 itself, which features identical specs which we will discuss in this article.
The question arises that should you buy the new smartphone or not? For that, we will first check the specs and then compare it with Realme X2, which the company has compared it with today at its launch event.
The design of POXO X2 is different than others, and it gives a feel of its powerful hardware installed inside. It is packed with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 both in the front and also in the rear, which was missing in the POCO F1. Basically, this smartphone will give you an elegant feel through its new thin bezels and curvy edges with a metal frame housing the volume rockers on the right side.
There is no fingerprint sensor on the screen or at the back. However, we can see a fingerprint sensor on the right-hand side of the which also lets you lock and unlock the smartphone. The headphone jack is placed at the bottom this time, and we are glad that the company has not removed it, beside it we can see the USB type C port for charging and also the speakers on its right. POCO X2 comes in three color variants, Red, Blue, and Purple, which the company has named it Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red.
POCO X2 display is huge, and it might give the users a rich experience while watching a movie or playing a game. The screen size is 6.67-inch built on the LCD display with an in-screen camera on the right top hand side. With thin bezels, the smartphone holds its premium looks and also has a 120Hz screen refresh rate, which other brands are providing in its flagship models.
Gaming would be smoother on higher screen refresh rate smartphones, but we will have to check the games that support it. The panel has a pixel density of 395 PPI, which is of good quality in terms of the price being offered.
Battery & Performance
We can call this smartphone to be a true flagship because of its massive battery and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which we can see on Realme X2 as well. While Realme X2 has 4000 MAh battery, POCO X2 boasts a massive 4500 mAh battery, which is enough to juice up the 6.67-inch screen with a 120Hz screen refresh rate.
Games would run smoothly on this smartphone with true HDR gaming experience as it has an Octa-core processor at 2.2Ghz maximum with Adreno 618 @ 575MHz GPU.
Coming to the camera, POCO X2 is the first smartphone that has brought the 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor in India. With a significant upgrade to the POCO smartphone family, it also comes with quad cameras while POCO F1 has dual camera setup at the rear. At the back, there is a 64MP primary sensor which also features an 8MP wide-angle camera with up to 120-degree field of view, a 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera up to 2cm.
The rear camera can shoot videos up to 4K at 30fps, the wide-angle can shoot videos up to 1080p at 30fps, and the macro camera can shoot videos at 720p at 30fps. In the front, we can see a dual-camera setup with a punch hole on the right top hand side of the smartphone that boasts 20MP primary and 2MP depth sensor that can record videos up to 1080p.
Full Specifications of POCO X2
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As the company got the limelight for its pricing from POCO F1 with powerful hardware, it has not retained the value of its new X series smartphone pricing as well. The POCO X2 comes in three different variants, and they are priced as follows:
- 6GB+64GB – ₹15,999 (~$225)
- 6GB+128GB – ₹16,999 (~$240)
- 8GB+256GB – ₹19,999 (~$282)
POCO X2 will be available on sale from the 11th of February 2020 on Flipkart, and you can avail of a flat discount of 1000 INR if you pay using ICICI bank debit/credit cards.
Should You Buy It?
If you are skeptical about purchasing POCO X2, then lets clear your doubts. POCO X2 is better in many parts and lacks in few parts. Comparing it with Realme X2 or Redmi Note 8 Pro we can say it is the perfect competitor in terms of performance, but when we talk about the looks, we can tell that the big round camera setup is a complete turn off for us and it looks quite old because we have already seen them on Motorola smartphones couple of years back.
If we talk about the performance and the battery backup, then the POCO X2 wins in this segment as it supports 27W charging and the charger is provided in the box as well. If you’re not a fan of the side fingerprint, then this is not the smartphone for you. Also, if you can ignore the part that the POCO X2 has an LCD screen, then this is the perfect upgrade for you.