The highly-anticipated return of the Pocophone is finally here at HQ and we started to work on the review. There is a lot to deal with in the Poco < F2 > Pro, but here’s a quick hands-on with the most important features for a video to get you started.
Now, let’s open the box. The Poco < F2 > the Pro comes with a 30W ac charger, a USB cable and a free case.
The Pocophone of F1, it was Xiaomi’s first in a flagship product with a mid-range price, and it was an incredible value at the moment. We expect to see a Snapdragon 855/855+ – driven Poco < F2 > to come out in 2019, but Xiaomi had their hands full with the Redmi K20, Pro e 9T Pro’s alike. So, here we are in the year 2020, Poco’s has split and is one of the Poco < F2 > the Pro is ready to take on a top list of the affordable flagship-grade phone around.
The Pocophone the formula is much the same as two years ago, the fastest chip set (for the Android platform, which is the Snapdragon 865), cramming in as a lot of the flagship-worthy specs, design, and slap a reasonable price on it – in this case $ 500, if you opt for a 6/128GB model, 100 more for the 8GB/256GB version).
The Poco < F2 > the Pro is actually a rebadged Redmi K30 Pro, but will have to see how the only the chinese as the “K-series” phone that hardly matters to most of them. The phone is built around a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen and it has a motorized pop-up to 20MP selfie camera. On the back you get a 64MP the main camera, while the 4,700 mAh battery that supports 30W of charging.
The new flagships share the same style. Our Poco < F2 > the Pro’s, the Cyber Gray model and it looks really nice and premium. We recommend that you use it with the included case, because it is a very slippery phone.
The Poco F2 Pro is a surprisingly smooth-running thanks to its combination of a Snapdragon 865 chipset, default algorithm 3.1 is in storage, and MIUI 11. However, we can’t help but lament the lack of any kind of a high refresh rate on the screen, and a 90Hz panel would have made this device all the more tempting, but then again, it would have pushed the price even higher.
The Poco < F2 > the Pro looks very promising. We are expecting great results from the camera, and the 5MP camera is macro, it is especially interesting to me – more on that in the review), great battery life, and the permanent representation of the scores. Stay tuned for our full review.
A special thank you to the GearBest for the purpose of providing the review unit.