What is the Xiaomi Poco X4 5G like?

Xiaomi’s spinoff, Poco, recently launched a new smart phone. The company’s latest smart phone is the Poco X4 Pro 5G. On paper, the X4 Pro 5G might look like a downgrade from its predecessor, thanks to a new lower-grade chipset. But, in reality, it is much more than that.

Poco X4 Pro 5G: Variant-wise Prices

The new Poco X4 Pro 5G has been launched in three variants. The base 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 18,999, the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage variant at Rs 19,999, and the top-spec 8 GB RAM model coupled with 128 GB internal storage variant retails at Rs 21,999.

Poco X4 Pro 5G: Display

The Poco X4 Pro 5G gets a 6.58-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 20:9 ratio that supports a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 360 Hz touch sampling rate. The company also says that it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Poco X4 Pro 5G: Camera

The new Poco X4 Pro 5G features a triple camera set up at the rear. It gets a 64 MP primary rear camera that is coupled with an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2 MP macro shooter. For selfies, it gets a 16 MP unit.

Poco X4 Pro 5G: Availability and Offers 

The Poco X4 Pro 5G was recently launched. It is offered in three colours, namely Poco Yellow, Laser Blue and Laser Black. The brand did so very well with POCO F1 offering flagship Snapdragon 845.


POCO X4 Pro 5G


6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)


Snapdragon 695






MIUI 13 based on Android 11

Rear cameras

64MP + 8MP + 2MP

Front Camera



5,000mAh battery

Fast charging

67W fast charge


164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm


Rs 18,999 starting price


The Poco X4 Pro 5G is the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G albeit with a stretched camera module and a different finish on the glass panel. The camera island on the back stretches across the whole width of the panel and houses a smaller POCO branding. POCO has also traded the weird dual-tone glossy and matte finish on the back for a glossy, light-refractive pattern that looks like spotlights emanating from the bottom corners when it catches the light. The camera arrangement itself is similar to Note 11 Pro+ with the main camera on the top with a 2×2 grid below housing two cameras on two perforations on one side with AI branding and an LED flash on the other side.

The glossy finish on the back can get dirty quickly. I would highly recommend putting on a protective case. POCO has managed to reduce the weight down from POCO X3 Pro’s 213g to 205g despite switching to glass construct, which is a plus. And at 8.12mm, it’s considerably thin as well. The smart phone is protected against the elements to some extent as it retains the IP53 rating.

In terms of I/O, the bottom edge is home to the 67W-supported USB Type-C port flanked by a speaker grille and SIM tray on each side. The SIM tray is hybrid, which means the second slot can be used for either a second nano-SIM or a microSD card. On the top, you’ll find a 3.5mm audio jack, a second speaker grille, and the universal IR sensor. The left edge of the smart phone is bare and on the right, you’ll find the physical volume buttons along with the power button, which also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner.

On the front, it has the same 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz display but with an upgraded AMOLED panel instead of LCD. As a result, the display is much more vibrant and sharper than it was on the predecessor. The brightness and viewing angles have improved as well. At 1,200nits peak brightness, the screen is perfectly legible in all lighting conditions. POCO has also bumped the touch sampling rate from 240Hz to 360Hz, which means the display picks up your gestures and taps that much faster.

While the display check app showed HDR10 compliance, the smart phone cannot play HDR content from Netflix and other OTT platforms. However, there are not many HDR titles out there and the phone does come with Widewine L1 certification, which means you can playback online content in HD resolution. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference on a phone screen at least, so it’s not a deal-breaker. The cons like no HDR support and bloatware in the interface can be ignored.

It competes with the likes of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G and iQOO Z6 5G, which are both powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC. The former goes toe-to-toe with the POCO X4 Pro 5G in terms of specifications but offers a better 108-megapixel primary shooter and a matte finish that remains smudge-free. On the other hand, the iQOO Z6 5G offers the latest Android 12 out of the box and 4GB virtual RAM. However, the iQOO offering loses out in terms of display, cameras, and fast charging. If the camera is not your priority and you prefer a loud design, POCO X4 Pro 5G is a good option.

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