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Poco X4 Pro Initial Review Powerful middle class machine

Poco X4 Pro Initial Review Powerful middle class machine

Poco – like Xiaomi’s other sub-brands – has developed an attractive identity over the past few years. It delivers phones that are big on performance and specs, but without big price tags. With Poco you almost get the sense that this is the cool, youthful brand, with bright yellow branding everywhere and – often – bright yellow phones.
One of the latest to join Poco’s product portfolio is the X4 Pro. It’s a mid-range device, but with some specs that might just appeal to those who really care about a fast and smooth-feeling phone.

Poco X4 Pro Initial Review Powerful middle class machine

On first look, the Poco X4 Pro seems to be a solid mid-range offering. With 120Hz display and a big, fast-charging battery, it should deliver a great experience for its price point.
The phone certainly makes a bold visual statement, particularly in bright yellow, and that could be the deal clincher for some. At least, if the specs and the price point don’t already sway them.
Design
64.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm – 205g
Gorilla Glass 5 front
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Plastic edges, glass front and back
Laser Black, Laser Blue and Poco Yellow colours
Phone manufacturers haven’t exactly been shy about making a show of their camera humps over the past 12-24 months. We’ve seen Google’s Pixel 6 with its striking camera band across the back, Oppo with its moulded, seamless hump and Xiaomi with its massive oblong protrusion equipped with a screen. Poco seems to be attempting something just as dramatic with the X4 Pro.
Rather than a neat little rectangle in the corner, the company stuck a huge rectangle protrusion on the back, emblazoned with ‘POCO’ in block caps. It’s certainly dramatic, although the affect is relatively subtle on the black model we have in for review. It’s a more striking on the other colours.
Otherwise, the design is a pretty standard affair. There’s no curved glass – the back is completely flat – and the plastic edge all the way around the phone is squared off, not curved. Only the corners are rounded, slightly. And just like the back, the glass on the front is completely flat too. It’s simple, and that’s no bad thing.
Display
6.67-inch fullHD+ (1080 x 2400) AMOLED display
Up to 120Hz refresh rates
700 nits typical – 1200 nits peak brightness
MIUI 13 for Poco software
Where smartphone manufacturers used to push resolution as of the upmost importance, things have changed. Predominantly because we haven’t really moved away from the full HD and Quad HD resolutions that have been on phones for a good number of years now. Instead, key display performance metrics are now measured in brightness and refresh rates.
That means the black elements in graphics is very inky and dark. There’s sometimes a feeling it’s a bit too contrast-heavy, but whether you’re watching animation or live action, you’ll get an eye-popping visual experience.
Just as vital is that there’s good stereo sound from the speakers on the front. It helped those initial viewings seem a lot more immersive than if it only had a single loudspeaker on the bottom edge. With that said, the positioning of the bottom speaker does make it easy to cover and block sound when held in landscape and portrait.
From the front, it’s pretty standard, with relatively skinny bezels around the display. The top and bottom bezel, as usual, being slightly thicker than those on the left and right sides of the screen. Apart from the tiny punch-hole camera sitting in the top centre, there’s nothing else to distract from the display.
Performance and battery
Snapdragon 695 processor
6GB/128GB or 8GB/256GB
Expandable up to 1TB
5000mah battery – 67W wired charging
Spec wise, there’s plenty to like here considering its position in the market. The Snapdragon 695 seems to be the latest mid-range processor of choice for many Android phone makers. It should mean a reliable – but likely not blazing fast – experience.
Still, you should be able to play all your favourite games no problem, and are unlikely to be dealing with lag or stuttering, especially not with that 120Hz display on the front.
What could prove to perform well is the battery. At 5000mAh capacity, it’s a large cell, and one which – with MIUI’s usual battery optimisations – should comfortably get anyone through a full day, even busy ones. Plus, when it’s empty, it can fully charge from empty in just 40 minutes thank to the 67W fast-charging adapter that ships with the phone.
Of course, time will tell if that hardware lives up to the promise. We need further time with it to get a real sense of what it’s like to use on a daily basis.
Cameras
108MP main camera – f/1.9 – 1/1.52-inch sensor
8MP ultrawide camera – f/2.2
2MP macro
16MP selfie camera
From a camera standpoint, the trio of lenses on the back of the Poco is very much a standard layout in the mid-range market. That means you get a primary camera, an ultrawide and a low resolution 2-megapixel macro.
Poco has also loaded up the camera app with a bunch of other useful shooting modes. Those include things like document shooting, portrait mode, long exposure shots, panorama, night mode, time-lapse and slow motion. There’s even a dual video mode that shoots from the front and rear cameras at the same time.
To recap
On first look, the Poco X4 Pro seems to be a solid mid-range offering. With 120Hz display and a big, fast-charging battery, it should deliver a great experience for its price point.

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