Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro New Phone Specifications
The Poco phone f2 Pro is the successor one of the successors to the super-hyped Poco phone from 2018 so this phone like the first one will not be on sale in the US. But in markets like India and the Philippines, this phone is fired for about 500 bucks when you translate.
It so it’s not quite the same thing as the original which was like the maximum value for $300. But it’s okay with that and they also have the regular Pocophone f2 if you want that but this phone is really interesting from the inside out this one checks a lot of the boxes you’d expect to find in a high-end phone.
I guess basically they’re adding the word pro here to add that just kind of means better. So from the overall build quality to all the specs and all the numbers on paper and all the included features.
It looks pretty complete not only is it a pretty big phone. You pick it up and you immediately notice it’s built well. It’s solid to the point where it’s actually a little heavier than I expected and it’s made of metal and glass.
It doesn’t creak or flex at all and then you get plenty of extras. A little accent color for the power button is sweet and once last time you saw a phone with both a headphone jack.
IR blaster that is a rare combo for 2020 the top of the phone. Also, it has that pop-up camera with an LED notification light and you get this sweet emerald color which you know I know pretty much every high-end phone now is a glass sandwich.
It’s kind of getting predictable but at least it still feels good in the hand and then, of course, the piece resistance so say it is this huge full screen corner-to-corner uninterrupted display.
There are a lot of hole-punch cameras out there now and so this doesn’t have a hole punch and doesn’t have a notch and it’s doing my favorite method of getting rid of the hole punch camera and the selfie camera.
Now you have a full screen corner-to-corner display six-point six-seven inches of 1080p AM OLED. It’s a flat display with no fancy curved glass which I am totally fine with its HDR 10 plus certified.
It gets up to a comfortable but not incredible 500 units I’m just happy we have displays like this on a phone of this price though it is 60 Hertz and I think if I was spending any more.
I would definitely be looking for a high refresh rate but aside from that, it’s clear that the standout feature of this already great hardware package is the screen the fingerprint underneath is pretty good too.
At this point, it’s also kind of cool that this is pretty much standard. You know this used to be a high-end only feature. But now it’s started to trickle down and it seems like the optical fingerprint reader under the glass is cheap enough that almost any phone can include it and then the pop-up camera.
It has just a little extra flair to it’s LEDs on the module itself and actually if you go into the special features section in the settings you can configure the front camera effects and really customize the sound effects and the light color for every time you open that front-facing camera.
It also gives you a warning if you’re doing it too many times anyway on top of all that it comes with this clear case. I’m learning people really like it, especially for getting rid of that little camera bump on the back.
Honestly, I think holding this phone you know I know it’s 500 bucks. But if I didn’t know it was 500 bucks the only thing that would tip me off that this isn’t $900 the phone is there’s a little bit of rainbow banding on the display from off-axis and then also these rounded corners.
I just noticed the lower-end phones for whatever reason just usually have more swooping bigger corner radius while the higher-end phones can tighten that up to make it sharper and boxy than other trade-offs.
You can’t tell just from holding it. There is no wireless charging despite the glass back and there’s also no IP official IP water and dust resistance rating; those things cost money.
I just the vibration motor as it buzzes in my hand I’m reminded about it now you can’t necessarily tell that it is a cheap phone because of a bad vibration motor because our expensive phones with bad vibration motors too but it’s just it’s never something you unnoticed unless you turn haptics off.
You’ll constantly be reminded about a bad Natalie vibration motor petition for everyone to just work on those just to make those better. There is a single mono speaker at the bottom of this phone which is bad news on the spec sheet.
But honestly it gets surprisingly loud and crisp and doesn’t even really distort that much at all at high volumes. I was listening to a YouTube podcast maximum volume from across the room and it was doing great. This might be the best single mono speaker.
I’ve heard on a phone that you can still block the whole thing with one finger. That’s the downside of a single mono speaker but they made it work here. I’ve been using this phone for a couple days and it’s got a lot of similarities from the one plus 8 pro.
I was just coming from including the same chip snapdragon 865 which means it’s also 5G enabled it’s about the same size as that phone and the battery life here was actually better.
It’s got a hefty 47 hundred million power cell and it’s only powering at 1080p 60 Hertz display so you’d expect a great battery and it delivers a great battery and for bonus points.
It comes with this hefty boy in the box. This 30-watt fast charger comes with the $500 phone now as you can tell this is not a US plug. So I’ve been charging it at regular speeds with the charger.
I already have but good battery life plus fast charging in the box means I’m fine with no wireless charging okay so this phone has quad cameras on the back and cameras here are where it becomes a little more.
If you’re pretending to be a high-end flagship versus actually being a high-end flagship phone now when you hear 64-megapixel quad-camera arrays capable of 8k video I mean that’s a pretty good set of numbers on paper now that I’ve used it.
I’ll say this camera system is capable but it’s not quite the crazy high-end you might expect just from the numbers, the main camera it’s solid and it is a 64-megapixel sensor. It’s gonna spit out 16-megapixel images by default and you can see they look fine.
You know I’m not complaining they aren’t amazing photos, they’re not particularly sharp or great with colors or dynamic range or anything like that but nothing’s terrible about them either until you get to low light.
That’s fine you wouldn’t be buying this phone you shouldn’t be buying this phone for impressive image quality at a low price you know that would be you’d be looking along the lines of pixel 3a or iPhone SE but unlike those phones.
This one also has an ultra-wide camera which is you know cool to have. It’s a lot softer and not nearly as good of a camera as the main one but at least it’s fun. It serves its purpose for larger subjects and that wider field of view.
There are two more cameras there is a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera now you might have been ready to write those off you might have thought I was gonna write those off.
But I use them expecting to write them off and I was actually fairly impressed. The depth camera seems to be doing at least something for portrait mode shots. I don’t use portrait mode much but the cutouts here look good, maybe a little artificial.
If anything and the 5-megapixel macro camera is actually decent now I’ve been shooting down all those 2-megapixel macro cameras pretty hard this year because they’re just bad they look bad.
I guess between those 2 megapixel macros and this 5 megapixel the shots got a little more usable and now. Macro shooting is actually fun. You can get some interesting results.
The colors are a little muted but overall I’m not mad at them for including this one and then the selfie camera is again fine. It’s about on par with the main camera.
It’s funny. They don’t they don’t watermark the selfies by default but they do watermark everything else but yeah look at the details look at the fibers the soft cotton shopped item can be a few calm it’s beautiful.
Even the 8k video is usable on this phone now it’s kind of funny it actually lags pretty hard when recording and playing back that 8k video on the phone which I thought was a pretty bad sign.
But then I imported it and looked at it on the computer and it looks fine so overall this is a capable camera system it’s fun it’s not gonna give you the best quality images.
You should look elsewhere if you want that but as far as decent quad cameras setup for 500 bucks this phone nailed that really the software is probably the only reason I couldn’t rock this phone every day my UI like I said isn’t my thing and even performance to me. Because of you I didn’t feel high-end like snapdragon 865 should feel smooth with a 1080p display.
But it doesn’t always happen here. Part of that is the software, and part of that is also probably that I’m spoiled at this point getting used to all these high refresh rate displays.
But I just generally felt like it should be stuttering less and should be smoother and there were of course some cool features like theme selectors and the always-on display with the customizable clock.
Things like that but there are also occasionally ads inside the UI and the stock apps. If I’m just evaluating this whole phone as a package for 500 bucks it’s a deal they did a really good job here it’s the real deal.
You know they have the non-Pro Poco f2 they have the Poco x2 and then there’s just a whole ton of other competition in this space if you like different things about different budget phones.