The Poco F2 Pro was one of the most anticipated phones of the moment in the universe of smartphones. Much has been written about this model. This device could be the new high-end favorite of many users worldwide. It owes its popularity to the Pocophone F1, one of the best-selling high-end smartphones in recent years. The new model has a better design, high-end features, a very interesting camera and a very powerful performance.
Poco F2 Pro design: full screen, pop-up selfie and 4 cameras
If you know the design of the Redmi K30 Pro then you’re done. This new Poco F2 Pro is the same device. Its body is covered in glass and metal, it has a rear camera in a circular format and the front is made up of the screen and some thin bezels.
The front camera is located in a pop-up mechanism hidden in the upper frame. It is a design quite similar to the one presented by the Redmi K20 Pro or Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro last year. So it does not have a curved screen and includes the fingerprint sensor under the screen.
It is a simple design, but very interesting for most users. It offers what thousands of users ask for: screen without notch or holes and flat panel.
Poco F2 Pro features
The specs of the new Poco F2 Pro are the same as those of the Redmi K30 Pro. It is not a bad thing, because Xiaomi presented a very complete device able to compete with the rest of the high ranges of the market. It has almost everything a user could want from a high-end smartphone.
Poco F2 Pro specifications:
- 6.67-inch AMOLED screen in FullHD + resolution, Refresh rate of touch 180 Hz, HDR10 +, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650 GPU
- 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 6 GB – LPDDR4x and 8 GB – LPDDR5
- 128 or 256 GB of storage, 128 GB – UFS 3.0 and 256 GB – UFS 3.1
- Quad rear camera
- 64 MP Main Sensor – IMX686 – 8K Recording
- 13MP wide-angle – 123 degree
- Macro 5 MP – equivalent to 50mm
- 2 MP depth
- 20-megapixel front camera
- Glass and metal body
- Fingerprint sensor under the screen
- USB C and IP53 certified
- Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD.
- 4,700 mAh battery with fast charge (30W)
- Android 10 and Poco Launcher 2.0
- Dimensions: 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 218 grams
The most important deficiency of this device is a 90 or 120 Hz screen. It is something that almost all current high-end devices have and that this Poco F2 Pro leaves behind. The good news is that the touch panel refresh rate is 180 Hz. This will enhance the experience if you’re coming from a device with a 60Hz touch rate, but it’s not the same experience as having a 120Hz image refresh rate.
The rest of the features are everything you can expect from a high-end. Its processor is the most powerful on the market today, it has the most advanced RAM and storage chips, a good battery and a fairly versatile camera. It also has the LiquidCool 2.0 technology, which has three layers: graphite, graphene and, finally, the “Super VC”. That vapor chamber is larger than competing phones, which Poco says will enable more efficient cooling.
We could say that it is a complete device in almost all aspects, but buying a high-end mobile in 2020 that does not have a refresh rate of more than 60 Hz seems very difficult to justify. Right now you can buy mobiles for about $300 with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, so we do not understand this movement by Poco.
Price and availability
The company has just announced the price and availability for this new Poco F2 Pro. It will arrive in two versions and four colors: grey, blue, purple and white. The price is very interesting, as it is one of the devices with the best and cheapest hardware you can buy. The phone is available for pre-order today, shipping should start on May 19.
- Poco F2 Pro 6 + 128 GB – 499 euros (about 542 dollars)
- Poco F2 Pro 8 + 256 GB – 599 euros (about 650 dollars)