Poco M4 Pro 5G Launched: Full Specifications, FAQs, Pros and Cons

Poco has launched the Poco M4 Pro 5G as a successor to the Poco M3 Pro 5G which was launched previously. The device is a rebranded version of the Chinese Redmi Note 11 or Indian Redmi Note 11T 5G.

The device comes with an octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 5G Processor, Dual Rear Camera Setup, a Selfie Camera lens in the punch-hole design display, and more.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, price, and availability of the Poco M4 Pro 5G. We have listed the Pros and Cons with some FAQs of the device, so read on to check all the details.

Price and Availability of Poco M4 Pro 5G

The device launched in three different variants – 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in three color options – Cool Blue, Power Black, and Yellow.

The 4GB+64GB model is priced at Rs 14,999 (~USD 199), the 6GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 16,999 (~ USD 225), and the high-end 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 18,999 (~USD 251) in India.

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Poco M4 Pro 5G Review

Poco M4 Pro 5G is worth buying but Poco has done some compromises by providing 5G connectivity on it which can be a huge letdown for some users who are not looking just for a 5G smartphone.

The device has an IPS LCD display, cameras are also decent. Overall, the Poco M4 Pro is a good device that could have been great.

Also, the MIUI is not well-optimized, sometimes, you will see frame drops here and there on the device. Again, Xiaomi went with an LCD instant of AMOLED which is not a good thing.

Overall, I would recommend you to skip this device if you are not looking for a 5G device but if you are ready with 15k money and want a 5G phone you can definitely go for it as it offers better specifications than its competition.

Display

This smartphone comes with a 6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate, and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The display further has a 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection on the top.

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Now, we have seen LCD display on Poco smartphones but this is a Rs 15k (~USD 200) smartphone and it should have come with an AMOLED display but it didn’t, Poco went with an IPS LCD Display.

There is nothing wrong with the LCD displays but this time when brands are providing AMOLED screens, it looks like, the display quality of the device has been compromised.

Poco M4 Pro 5G Display

When you are using a smartphone that has LCD Display facing yourself, the display looks amazing, the colors of content also look good but when you see it from the side or tilt the display of the device, the colors fade out a little bit.

Now, a normal user will not notice these issues or problems but if you are that user who wants the best display then this is not the best smartphone to go with. Also, when you pay Rs 15k, one should get a great display and not a good one.

Also, the device has a polycarbonate plastic back and the phone frames are also made out of plastic.

Overall, the Poco M4 Pro 5G has a good quality display and is not the best display under Rs 15,000. So, if you want a phone with an AMOLED display then you can also take look at Redmi Note 11S or consider any other smartphone.

Cameras

The device features a 50MP Dual Rear Camera setup with an LED Flash in the rectangular module. It has a 50MP primary lens with an f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP ultrawide lens with an f/2.2 aperture that has a 118-degree field of view.

There is a 16MP Selfie Camera lens with an f/2.45 aperture in the punch-hole design display. The rear camera can record up to 1080p videos at 60fps (frames per second) while the front camera can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.

The device does not have OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) but it has EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) which uses the software for stabilization.

Poco did not add any 2MP depth + 2MP macro sensors on the device which is a good thing as they don’t have many uses for the users.

Poco M4 Pro 5G Selfie

The company has used a Samsung sensor and this is a large 50MP lens but Poco has not taken advantage of this bigger sensor and has not optimized the cameras as the images got softer while processing.

The images of the rear camera boost the colors which could be good for most of the users but it will be a big disappointment for those who like natural colors. This also applies to the front camera as it also boosts the colors of images.

Performance

The device is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 810 Processor which is coupled with Arm Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 Storage.

The device also has extended RAM availability, which provides the 4GB or 6GB or 8GB RAM model with 3GB additional Virtual or extended RAM.

The 3GB extended RAM effect allows one to maximize their device’s potential and run apps faster. According to Poco, this extended RAM technology can use 3GB of internal storage to keep more apps open in memory at the same time.

It runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 skin out of the box and it will get the MIUI 13 and Android 12 update soon.

Poco M4 Pro 5G Performance

The smartphone is 5G supports and has seven 5G bands that are n1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40, and n78.

The processor used in this device is capable of handling every single game without any problem but MIUI has some bugs that will freeze the display for a micro-second while switching between apps or opening the notification panel.

Overall, the device is good for gaming but the company still needs to fix some bugs or glitches for a smooth experience.

Battery Life

The device packs a 5000 mAh Battery with 33W Fast Charging support and Poco has also included a 33W charger inside the box of the device.

The company has claimed that this charger can fully charge the device in just 60 minutes from 0 to 100 percent.

However, the battery life of the device varies from user to user. If the user is playing games then he or she needs to charge the device two times a day, but if you are a normal user, the device will last for a day or even more.

Audio

The device has dual stereo speakers which is what Poco or Xiaomi is known for on all the devices, so basically it’s good to point. It also has a 3.5 mm Headphone to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

The Poco M4 Pro 5G also has an IR Blaster on the top of the display which can be used to control your devices like TV, AC, Set Top Box, and other products.

It also has two microphones which will help users a lot in calling. So, Poco has done a good job in the audio department.

Poco M4 Pro 5G Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Smooth Display with 90HzIPS LCD Display (no AMOLED)
Better Performance with Dimensity 810Plastic Build
Good Audio with Dual Stereo SpeakersStill Android 11
IP53 Dust and Splash ProofAverage Cameras
Seven 5G BandsBloatware in the UI
3.5 mm Headphone JackNo 4K video recording
Expandable up to 1TB with a hybrid slotNo Dedicated SD Card Slot
IR Blaster to control devices

So, these are the Pros and Cons of the Poco M4 Pro 5G, now let’s see the full features and specifications of the device.

Poco M4 Pro 5G Specifications

Display6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
IP53 Dust and Splash Proof
DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
Dimensions & Weight163.6 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm, 195 grams weight
BuildGlass Front
Plastic Frame
Plastic Back
Operating SystemAndroid 11 based MIUI 12.5
Processor6nm based Mediatek Dimensity 810 SoC
GPU – Arm Mali-G57 MC2
CPU – Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
StorageLPDDR4x RAM + UFS 2.2 Storage
4GB+64GB
6GB+128GB
8GB+128GB
Card SlotHybrid Slot (2 SIMs or 1+1 SD card)
Rear Camera50MP primary sensor
8MP ultrawide sensor
Video (Rear)1080p@60fps
Front Camera16MP Selfie Camera
Video (Front)1080p@30fps
Battery5000 mAh Battery
Charging33W Wired Fast Charging
Headphone JackYes (3.5 mm)
SpeakersDual Stereo Speakers
Bluetooth Versionv5.1
NFCNo
5G Bandsn1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40, n78
IR BlasterYes
FingerprintSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
E-Compass
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Fingerprint Scanner
NavigationGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
ColorsCool Blue, Power Black, Yellow

Key Specifications

  • 6.6-inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display
  • 90Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Mediatek Dimensity 810 Processor
  • 50MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 16MP Selfie Camera
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • 33W Fast Charging
  • Dual Stereo Speakers
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
  • MIUI 12.5 Based on Android 11

Some FAQs of Poco M4 Pro 5G

Is there a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

Yes, the device has a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your wired earphones or headphones.

Does the device have NFC support?

No, the handset does not support NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

Is there a dedicated microSD slot?

No, the smartphone does not have a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. Instead of that, it has a hybrid slot that means you can insert 2 SIMs or 1 SIM and 1 SD card.

What is the refresh rate of the device?

The smartphone has 90Hz Refresh Rate and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate.

Are there stereo speakers?

Yes, the Poco M4 Pro 5G has dual stereo speakers that give you an immersive sound experience.

How many 5G bands are there in the device?

The device has a total of seven 5G bands which are n1, n3, n5, n8, n28, n40, and n78.

Does the device has a fingerprint scanner?

Yes, the device has a Side-mounted fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints.

Does the device have Widevine L1 support?

Yes, it has Widevine L1 support which means that the device is able to play video at the highest possible resolution.

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