Good news to all gamers! A new mid-range 5G phone has arrived, POCO’s flagship phone, the POCO X4 Pro 5G. If you’re looking for an affordable phone that does everything and within your means, then this might be the right phone for you. In this article, we will discuss everything that this phone has to offer, especially for gaming.
The new POCO X4 Pro 5G advertised as an all-around focused smartphone rather than a performance-focused one. It is rare to see mid-range phones that have five combo advanced features: 5G technology, Super AMOLED Display, 120Hz refresh rate, a massive 108MP Camera, and a whooping 67W fast charging.
Perfect Display for Gaming with fast Refresh Rate
Playing games anywhere, especially outdoors like on the beach where the sun shines so bright is one thing that a phone should be capable of. Most mid-range smartphones don’t generally work well in this bright condition, because of the low light-emitting on the display making it barely to see the content of the screen. With this problem in mind, POCO is able to incorporate the Super AMOLED display in their X-series phones. It increases the peak brightness up to 1,200 nits which basically solves the visibility problem when using it under a sunny environment.
POCO X series were also able to keep the 120Hz fast refresh rate, moving content like scrolling or swiping on your social media newsfeed feel smoother and snappier. Most importantly, this gives an advantage to gaming like in eSports because of its faster response times, you are able to see much more actions that you can easily pin down running players. Best for FPS games such as Call of Duty mobile and Battlefield mobile.
Handles a lot of highly demanding games like League of Legends: Wild Rift and MLBB
Playing a highly demanding game on some mid-range smartphones does not usually bring the best experience and you have no choice but to set the settings into medium quality to have a decent experience. The POCO X4 Pro 5G might solve that dilemma because the new phone is packed with the latest Snapdragon 695. This processor exceeds the performance of most Snapdragon 700 series chipsets (eg. 750G, 765G, and 732G). Plus the 6nm processor that gives better efficiency in terms of its CPU, GPU, and energy. Games like the League of Legends: Wild Rift and Mobile League Bang Bang (MLBB) perform great even in ultra-high settings.
There are also two options to choose from, one being the 6GB + 128GB that has everything you need or with the other 8GB +256GB which gives an additional benefit: more storage and handles more apps for multitasking.
As for the benchmark, the POCO X4 Pro 5G has an advertised speed of 401,894 from AnTuTu, 2020 from GeekBench, and 16fps from GFXBench.
Long hours of Gaming
Battery that lasts longer when you’re in an intense PVP fight, you need a phone that can guarantee your match won’t be interrupted like having a massive battery pack. POCO’s X-series is known for that and the POCO X4 Pro 5G features a sizable 5,000mAh battery that will not only help you for long hours of gaming but also for swiping your social media newsfeed and many more.
If you run out of juice, you can charge it quickly with its 67W fast charging that you can rarely find in a mid-range phone. If you are in a rush, you can plug the phone in 10 minutes and you have enough battery to last for a day or a very long time.
Capture everything with the 108MP main camera
From gaming to photography, you will get magnifying shots with its epic megapixel. For the first time, POCO added a 108MP main camera on their flagship smartphone. The 108MP camera module features 9 in 1 binning technology that provides clearer photos in any environment, an upgrade to its 48MP from its predecessor. Aside from this epic megapixel, it has features that are useful for content creators like kaleidoscope, time-lapse, long exposure, slow motion, and dual video.
The ultra-wide lens and macro lens are also a great addition, great for scenery shots, and handy for taking group pictures. You can also take photos of micro-objects like capturing the texture of a PS5 controller, you definitely see the triangle, circle, square, and cross patterns with its macro lens.
Best Looking and Affordable phone for Gamers
Though POCO primarily focuses on the “all-around performance”, it didn’t forget to add a final touch. The overhauled design transformed the phone into a professionally looking and lightweight phone. It is 10 grams lighter than its previous generation and has a glassy back panel. You can also secure your phone with its fingerprint scanner on its sides together with the home and volume buttons. Slim as it gets, it is the thinnest X-series phone at 8.12mm that offers a great hand-feel experience.
For the first time, they featured the color yellow in the X-series as it used to be exclusive in M-series. Also, they applied it as a core brand color for POCO.
For the User interface (UI), it installed out-of-the-box the latest MIUI 13 which contains lots of handy features including software performance optimization.
Availability and Pricing
Alongside the POCO X4 Pro 5G, they also announced the POCO M4 Pro, a budget-friendly variant. The phone will be available today, March 1, 2022, and has a retail price of PHP 17,990.
You may grab POCO X4 Pro 5G from Lazada
Here are the following specifications of the new POCO X4 Pro:
- Dimensions : 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm (6.46 x 3.00 x 0.32 in)
- Weight : 202 g (7.13 oz)
- Build : Gorilla Glass 5 (Front and Back)
- Water-proof : IP53, dust and splash protection
- Sim : Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display : Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10, 700 nits, 1200 nits (peak)
- Resolution : 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
- Chipset : Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
- CPU : Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
- Internal : 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- Camera : 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
- Ultrawide-Camera: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚
- Macro-Camera: 2 MP, f/2.4
- Video : 1080p@30fps