Xiaomi's subsidiary called Pocophone Two years ago, it arrived on the Spanish market with its Poco F1, a terminal that, taking advantage of the use of "not so premium" materials in its chassis, was committed to housing a power that was not at the height of anyone. This device came with a value for money offer that quickly positioned it at the top of the top.
Now POCO presents the Poco F2 Pro a device that has grown in specifications and in screen in a way that has also increased the price. Let's take a look at its features and news to see if it is really worth paying € 549 for the device.
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Design and display
The Poco F2 Pro inherits the body of the Xiaomi K30 Pro, a terminal that has a slightly curved back on the sides to make it more comfortable in daily use, a round lens island where we have the four sensors and a full screen with ultra-reduced frames in the front, we have neither notch nor freckles, for this they opt for a deployable front camera, according to the company the intention with this is to offer a more complete and immersive experience in terms of video games.
- 1200 nit brightness
- Use of the front of 92,7%
This screen wants to be the protagonist, one of the most relevant steps for the previous model. We have a panel of 6,67 inches manufactured by Samsung with AMOLED E3 technology that offers a contrast ratio of five million au not and TUV Rheinland certified. However, we have a rate of 180Hz touch sensor refresh, one of the main absences of this screen that does not exceed 60Hz in terms of refreshing the viewable content. The screen resolution is FullHD + with full spectrum compatibility HDR10 + and improved environmental settings.
A hardware to match
POCO has not wanted to skimp on the hardware, something that has precisely given the firm the fame it has. Therefore we find two versions, both mount the very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, however, we find two versions of RAM that have different technologies, that will be the only option for the user. The same happens with the storage of up to a maximum of 256GB with UFS 3.1 technology at the maximum speed available on the market for this type of mobile phone devices.
- Version of 8GB RAM with LPDDR5 technology
- Version of 6GB RAM with LPDDR4 technology
All available versions will include 5G connectivity, the first "slip" from my point of view with this device that could have saved the inclusion of this still green technology and that surely would have helped to significantly reduce the price of the device. Without a doubt, including 5G is not a question of power and it is difficult to understand the movement. What we do have is 6 WiFi which guarantees a fairly good data transfer from what we have been able to experiment on other devices that already have this technology and whose analysis we have already published previously.
A large battery and more connectivity
The battery is something that is of particular concern when we have devices of proven power. POCO ensures that your device will reach two days of use and for this they use a 4.700mAh battery. The claim seems daring, it will certainly guarantee us to arrive at the end of the day with a good load, but not necessarily to spend another day completely. We will have a fast charging of 33W that can be used with the charger and the accessories offered in the package, something to keep in mind.
We have no sign of Qi wireless charging, much less reverse wireless charging. For its part we find NFC to make payments or the utility that we estimate to give to this feature and Bluetooth 5.1. As for the software, it starts with Android 10 under the POCO 2.0 customization layer, which bears a great resemblance to MIUI although marking slight differences. We have the definitive absence of wireless charging that from my point of view is much more interesting than the fact of housing a chip compatible with 5G connectivity, especially since almost everyone can access a Qi charger, however most of users will not be able to enjoy 5G connectivity in the medium term in real conditions. For security we have a fingerprint reader under the screen.
Four sensors at the rear
We have four sensors on the back that also have a lot to do with the Xiaomi K30 Pro. We have one 64MP main camera with f / 1.89m aperture, will be accompanied by a 13MP Wide Angle secondary lens offering 123 degrees of amplitude, For the third lens we have 2MP and its only function is to collect data for portrait mode and finally the fourth lens is 5MP and is intended for Macro mode at a short distance and on relatively small objects.
Regarding video recording, it offers 8K up to 30FPS and 4K up to 60FPS coupled with a digital stabilizer, nothing from OIS which will certainly penalize the video noticeably. As for the front camera we have a 20MP retractable system that will be enough for the usual selfies that we usually share on social networks or any other method. This retractable system allows us to take more advantage of the screen and although it noticeably slows down the facial recognition system, it seems to me quite successful in terms of design.
Price and launch of the POCO F2 Pro
Until next May 25 we will not be able to receive the POCO F2 Pro units, what you can do is reserve it in any of its four colors: Blue, white, purple and gray. This device has received a special discount of € 50 for its launch, however, these are its official prices for those who do not have a reserved unit:
- POCO F2 Pro with 6GB of RAM + 128 of storage: Since 549 euros
- POCO F2 Pro with 8GB of RAM + 256 of storage: Since 649 euros
The difference between one model and another is one hundred euros, you decide which one compensates.