The Poco F2 Pro is the successor to the Pocophone F1 from late 2018, a popular budget phone put out by Xiaomi sub-brand Pocophone. Well, the newer phone is here now and it’s not got that much in common with its predecessor.
Design and display
The Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro is a pretty bulky phone – it has a display of 6.67 inches. The screen is AMOLED with a 1080 x 2400 resolution and HDR10+, and it has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The front-facing camera inside the phone has a pop-up mechanism, the screen is unbroken by notch or cut-out which is prefered by users nowadays.
The Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro has four rear cameras – a 64MP main, 13MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth-sensing snapper. The Poco F2 Pro prides itself as one of the first devices to offer a “telemacro” camera mode. It lets you zoom up to 2X in macro mode, which gives you some extra reach when shooting macro images. The night mode Poco F2 Pro generally does a good job. While images turn out okay, the dedicated night mode tends to oversharpen the photo a bit too much,neon signs are also a big no-no with the Poco F2 Pro as they hardly ever turn out pleasing to the eye.The usual shooting modes and resolutions are at hand in addition to the 8K recording in 30 frames per second. The flagships from this year usually cap at 24 frames per second, but the Poco F2 Pro is capable of outputting 30 frames at 4320p. The video looks buttery-smooth compared to the 24fps alternatives.
The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset based on the improved 7nm+ EUV manufacturing process. The SoC holds an Adreno 650 GPU for graphically-intensive tasks as well as an octa-core CPU that consists of 1x Kryo 585 core ticking at 2.84GHz, 3x Kryo 585 cores running at 2.42GHz and 4x of the same cores clocked at 1.8GHz.The Poco F2 Pro runs on its own Poco launcher based on – MIUI 11 and Android 10.
Battery and Storage
The chipset is paired with either 6/8GB of RAM, but it’s important to note that the 6GB version settles for the LPDD4X memory, while the 8GB model gets the new LPDDR5 memory, which is more efficient and faster. Going for the 6GB model gives you 128GB of storage while the 8GB model comes with 256GB of internal storage. In both cases, the storage is not expandable as there is no card slot. The included 33W Power Delivery 3.0-compliant charger is able to charge the phone in just 65 minutes, which is pretty impressive for a handset carrying 4,700 mAh battery.