With the success of the previous year’s POCO X4 Pro 5G, POCO is back with the POCO X5 Pro 5G this year. With a change in the camera design and the back, X5 Pro is sure to be a tough competitor to other mid-range smartphones from Samsung, Redmi, Realme, Honor, etc while it has some similar features to the recently released Redmi Note 12 Pro from this year’s Note 12 series from Xiaomi.
Why are we sure of the competition? Read below.
|Dimensions||Height: 162.91 mm|
Width: 76.03 mm
Thickness: 7.99 mm
|Display size||6.67 inches|
|Display type||FHD+ Xfinity AMOLED display|
|Resolution||2400 x 1080|
|OS||MIUI 14 for POCO|
|Chipset||Snapdragon® 778G Mobile Platform|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ 642L|
|Front camera||16MP, f/2.4|
|Rear camera||Main wide camera: 108MP, f/1.8|
Ultra-wide camera: 8MP, f/2.2
Macro-camera: 2MP, f/2.4
|Battery and Charging||5000mAh (typ) |
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor|
Side fingerprint sensor
|Colours||POCO Yellow, Horizon Blue, Astral black|
|Price (expected)||Rs 40,999 (6/128GB)|
Rs 45,999 (8/256GB)
Design and display
POCO X5 PRo 5G is different in design terms from the last year’s POCO X4 Pro 5G. X5 Pro is much more like Redmi Note 12 Pro. The camera design looks very similar. However, the new version has a plastic finish and Note 12 Pro has a glass finish.
X5 Pro 5G has a 6.67-inch display with an FHD+ Xfinity AMOLED display. The refresh rate delivered by the display is up to 120Hz. The resolution on the display is also good with 2400×1800 pixels. The phone can have a peak brightness of up to 900 nits with a 5000000:1 contrast ratio.
It has a 10-bit panel and a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The phone has Dolby vision and is HDR10+ certified.
POCO X5 Pro 5G has a triple camera setup at the back. The primary wide camera is a 108MP, f/1.9 sensor, which has a 9-in-1 image binning for a single large image giving the image more detail and clarity. The other remaining cameras on the setup include an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera. The rear camera can record 4K videos at 30fps, 1080P videos at 60 and 30fps and 720 videos at 30fps.
On the front is a 16MP camera, which can record videos of 1080P at 60 and 30fps and 720P at 30fps.
Performance and storage
POCO X5 Pro 5G is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G mobile platform chipset. It is backed up with an octa-core CPU of up to 2.4GHz and an Adreno 642l GPU. The phone’s operating system is MIUI 14 for POCO based on Android 12. The phone is set to get two years of OS updates and three years of security updates. The gaming performance on the phone is relatively better due to the new chipset and for the price, it is expected to be a bang for the buck.
The RAM and the storage on the X5 Pro 5G are set to come in two variants. The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone also has a dynamic RAM feature allowing its users to expand the RAM from 6GB to 11GB and 8 GB to 13 GB.
Battery and others
The battery on OPPO X5 Pro 5G is a typical 5000mAh battery. The battery can be powered up with the help of a 67W fast charger. The battery can last 28 hours of call time, 14 days of standby, 21 hours of reading and 20 hours of playback.
The sensors on the phone include an ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, electronic compass, IR blaster, side fingerprint sensor and proximity sensor. The haptics on the phone is the x-axis linear vibration motor. The phone is cooled using a 12-layer graphite cooling. The phone is available in three colours: POCO yellow, horizon blue and astral black.
The price of POCO X5 Pro 5G in Nepal for the 6/128GB variant is expected to be around Rs 40,999 and for the 8/256GB variant is expected to be around Rs 45,999.