After a long wait, the POCO X4 Pro 5G and POCO M4 Pro have finally arrived and they bring all-around upgrade and array of new features that position them well into the top affordable yet capable smartphones in 2022.
POCO M4 Pro – Why should you get it?
The POCO M4 Pro is the more affordable of the two, but it still packs serious specs sheets to consider including the gaming-ready Helio G96 chipset and fast AMOLED screen–first in POCO M series! Below are the top reasons why you should consider the POCO M4 Pro as your next daily driver may it on your gaming or camera needs.
1. Fast AMOLED screen – For the first time, POCO is putting an AMOLED panel into the M series. POCO M4 Pro is the first to get it along with a fast 90Hz refresh rate. With this, the display is now comparable to more expensive competition. It will also offer better viewing experience both in gaming and scrolling.
2. Gaming chipset – There’s no doubt the MediaTek’s Helio G96 is comparable to higher end SoC as it offers plenty of drive especially for gaming needs. This is perhaps one of the most exciting upgrades to happen given the previous POCO M3 is short in terms of graphics power.
3. Pro Fast Charging upgraded – A big jump from the 18W of M3 is the 33W Pro charging of the POCO M4. It saves a lot of time for people that are always on the go and even for gamers that need to recharge their battery juices fast. The POCO M4 Pro can be charged for roughly 1 hour only while a few minutes of plugging gives you hours of usage.
4. Better cameras – Aside from the increased camera resolution to 64MP for the main sensor at the back, the ultra-wide and selfie snappers have been upgraded too on the POCO M4 Pro. The shooter gets 8MP ultra-wide and 16MP front sensor.
POCO X4 Pro 5G – Overkill features of its price?
Another surprising move by POCO is the announcement of the POCO X4 Pro with 5G. They really made sure that the top tier POCO gets all the latest features. The POCO X4 Pro 5G is really a formidable high-end smartphone but with less aggressive pricing. Below are the top reasons why.
1. 108MP Expert Shooter – The POCO X4 Pro 5G has now a much larger, better main camera compared to its predecessor. It is more than double than the 48MP of the POCO X4 and it now supports pixel binning like the flagship camera phones in the market.
2. 67W Charging is just way too fast – Not only POCO doubled the camera sensor of the POCO X4 Pro, it also incorporated the 67W Pro charging which is twice as fast in terms of wattage from the older model. This enables you to charge the X4 Pro around 41 minutes as advertised.
3. 120HZ AMOLED is bright and fast – POCO kept the fast refresh rate on the X4 Pro 5G but it improved the viewing experience thanks to the AMOLED. The peak brightness is now rated up to 1200 nits, a significant jump from last year.
4. More efficient battery life – Packing with a 5,000mAh battery, the POCO X4 Pro 5G’s advantage with other powerful smartphones is it has longer battery life. That is thanks to the efficient 6nm Snapdragon 695 chipset. The lower the process means more efficient battery while retaining or improving the performance of the phone.
Solid POCO upgrades yet affordable pricing in 2022
The first entries of POCO phones remain bang-for-the-buck smartphones in 2022. They really bring exciting and solid improvements, especially in the camera and gaming sections. Both will be available starting March 3 with affordable pricing and freebies like Xiaomi eco bag and Realme Buds pro 3 TWS.
Remember these are early bird prices available on March 3-4 only. You can save up to P2,000 off for each model aside from the P1,800 worth of freebies you will receive.