Poco is not that familiar brand here in Ireland however I have seen in recent times some of their devices pop up in these tech shops all over the place now but not in retail, there is several devices out there and most notable and nice looking I might ad is their Yellow devices that really stand out and the model we have comes in this flashy yellow which I would of liked but is also nice in the colour we had to review. Now for those who do not nor heard of the name POCO is a sub-brand owned by the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corporation.
The build quality may feel cheap to some but having used it some time it is holding up and seems robust enough and you do of course get a case in the box which helps alot here as finding a case in store here would be near impossible and you would have to resort to buying online or perhaps the store where you may have picked one up from, having said that you get the clear tpu case in the box but after how long would that start yellowing I do not know as I have not had the phone long enough to see..
Unboxing and walkthrough of the POCO X4 5g
The device does look well and stands out although it has a huge camera hump on the back which is following a trend that is getting annoying now when most of the hump is just wasted in fairness but this is common and no attack on the company there is just no need for it anymore from anyone in my opinion. Overall the rear of the device does make it stand out with the glossy finish and looks well and does catch people’s attention the device is a bit slippy but with the case provided that eliminates this caveat.
The killer feature for anyone that can even notice this is the 120 hz screen now for someone who has the latest phones and uses the top phones out there and more the 120 hz bandwagon crew need to step back it is not that much notable if coming from 90 hz and everyone’s eyes are different and whilst it is good to have it is not the feature that will be a dealbreaker for the phone but at the price point one could argue that feature and people who really want it and feel the need for it I guess.The screen is nice overall making media consumption more enjoyable.
Whilst we have a decent battery inside I was still getting a day at most out of the device being on from 7am till 12 pm that night but then again I am a power user and would not have the same use case as any normal joe soap you could say but for those it would be a two day device.
The camera is where most phones fall at these price points and in this case it is sad to say it is true for this phone but for anyone that is not looking for 1000 euro results on a 250 euro phone it does ok I am not going to bore you with specs but check out the samples below and make your own mind up, the phone does well during the daytime and has good audio results in comparison to some other devices I have tested this year.
Images and video samples taken on the POCO X4 5G day and night
Overall for the money you get what you pay for and the phone falls down at the typical features phones do in this price point but its not all that bad and not going to bother those who like phones for this price and you can get decent video and images in the right conditions, it performs well under normal use for multitasking and I had no issues there at all during my testing.