Monday, February 17, 2020

POCO X2 Review - Value for Money



The POCO X2 is  a rebranded Redmi K30 that was unveiled in China last year. The POCO X2 is not a true successor to the POCO F1 but the X2 brings a lot to the table at a starting price of INR 15,999.


Build and Outlook

In terms of design and build quality,the POCO X2 is flashy in terms of oulook. The phone is a glass-and-metal sandwich  and makes use of Gorilla Glass 5 on either side where the sides of the back curves into the edges. But  the POCO X2 is definitely not a light phone and it weighs 208 grams. The bottom of the phone houses a 3.5m headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and a single speaker. Interestingly, the X2 brings back the IR blaster. The back of the X2 features a glossy finish and comes in three color variants Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red.

Display

The phone has a massive 6.67-inch FullHD LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The refresh rate of 120Hz makes the user experience really smooth. It comes with the LCD display. The FullHD+ display does a good job and is quite legible in sunlight too. Additionally, the display has support for HDR10 content and also has Widevine L1 certification that will allow you to stream content in HD on Netflix or Prime Video amongst others. The X2 has a dual punch-hole setup which makes it premium. The fingerprint sensor now resides on the side within the power button. But in terms of accuracy and speed, the fingerprint sensor is quick.

Performance :

The poco x2 comes with Snapdragon 730G, probably the best you could get in this price range and the 730G brings improvements to camera processing and artificial intelligence performance. The phone does get a bit warm while gaming, but liquid cooling ensures that it doesn’t get out of control and keeps the performance good throughout. With up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1, app opening speeds and RAM management is quite good too.

Camera:

 The phone employs a quad-camera setup that takes centre-stage at the back. Headlining the setup is a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor which is actually the first on a smartphone in India. There’s an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor to add versatility. The Sony IMX686 sensor does a wonderful job in capturing detailed daylight shots that boast of good dynamic range and natural-looking colours. Night mode does a good job in taking low light shots.the 2MP depth sensor, even the one on the front, does a great job in separating the subject from the background.The phone can shoot up to 4K@30fps and has support for EIS which lets it produce better videos. Although, the video output does suffer in low-lighting conditions.

Battery :

 The Poco X2 comes with a 4,500mAh battery, despite setting the refresh rate at 120Hz, the phone manages to last for an entire day with medium usage. With more hours of gaming, it might get a bit difficult to reach the end of the day.

Verdict 

While the POCO X2  might not be the POCO phone you were expecting it to be, a flagship, it’s still a great smartphone to buy in the sub-20k segment. The 120Hz display, enjoyable quad-camera setup, great performance, and 27W fast charging really give the phone a well-rounded appeal.

4 comments:

  1. Yenaku personal la poco x2 romba puduchu irukku yellarum side mounded fingerprint pudikatunu sollu vaanga

    Yenaku adhu perusa teriyala oru vela use panni paatha dhaan terium mo...?

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  2. Akka romba useful ahh iruku onga blog

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  3. sister நான் poco X2 mobil use பண்ர Sister youtube la voideo பார்த்தால் data வேகமாக குறைகிறது டேட்டா வேகமாக குறையாமல் இருக்க ஏதாவது வழி இருக்கிறதா ?. please Help pannunga....

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  4. Quality 144p or 240p la achu parunga bro...

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