Eye-catching design, reliable performance


Poco M4 Pro 5G is a smartphone model in the mid-range segment. The device owns a 6.6-inch diagonal IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution and 90Hz refresh rate support.

Compared to the original version, in addition to the larger size, the screen also supports the display of the DCI-P3 color range. The screen panel is also improved in terms of touch sampling rate, with a specific index of 240Hz (increased from 180Hz of the previous version).

The new version of the device is also significantly improved in terms of processing performance, thanks to being equipped with a new generation chip, Dimensity 810 5G. Not only upgraded in terms of performance, this chip is also capable of more efficient power consumption, helping to extend the battery life for Poco M4 Pro 5G.

Poco M4 Pro 5G is equipped with a traditional camera cluster with a total of 2 lenses, including a main camera with a resolution of 50MP and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera. Today’s article will review the Poco M4 Pro 5G in detail, thereby pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the product line.

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Specifications of Poco M4 Pro 5G

  • Screen: 6.6-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • CPU: Dimensity 810 5G
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Internal memory: 128GB
  • Size: 163.6 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm
  • Mass: 195g
  • The battery: 5000 mAh

Poco M4 Pro 5G

Poco M4 Pro 5G: Design

The design of the Poco M4 Pro 5G is heavily borrowed from the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 11 series. The only difference of this model is the large camera cluster located on the back.

Overall, the M4 Pro 5G is a phone with an eye-catching and modern design. The curved back of the device is made of rough plastic, allowing me to hold the phone firmly in my hand. The version of the device that we used in the review has a dark gray back, clinging to a lot of fingerprints during use.

In addition to the above special design details, the M4 Pro 5G has the look of a popular smartphone today, with the front being protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass, with a border and the back is made of plastic. The device meets IP53 water and dust resistance standards, so you can comfortably use the phone in the rain without having to worry much.

The front of the device is equipped with a screen with a diagonal of 6.6 inches, 0.1 inches larger than the previous version, Poco M3 Pro 5G. The new screen panel is punched in a similar position to make room for the selfie camera. The monitor itself has been upgraded in terms of display quality, with the ability to cover the DCI-P3 color range and support for a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz.

Located at the top edge of the screen is a speakerphone strip. This speaker strip will be used as an external speaker, combined with a speaker strip on the bottom edge to bring a stereo sound system to the user. Also located in this position is an auxiliary microphone and an IR illuminator.

Meanwhile, located on the opposite bottom edge is the main external speaker strip, USB Type-C connector, 3.5mm headphone jack and the main voice mic. The dual SIM slot of the device is placed alone on the left edge of the Poco M4 Pro 5G. This slot can hold up to 2 nano SIMs, but you can also place a microSD card in the place of the 2nd SIM if you want.

Located on the right edge is a cluster of volume up and down buttons and the power button. In particular, the surface of the power button also has a one-touch fingerprint scanning function.

Poco M4 Pro 5G has 3-dimensional dimensions of 163.6 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm and has an overall weight of 195g. The device is 2mm longer and 5g heavier than its predecessor, the M3 Pro 5G. Overall, Poco M4 Pro 5G is a phone with very good build quality, giving users a high level of use value for money.

Poco M4 Pro 5G

Poco M4 Pro 5G: Screen

Going through the array of specifications, Poco M4 Pro 5G is equipped with a 6.6-inch screen, using an IPS LCD panel and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen has a small hole in the middle of the top edge to make space for the selfie camera. The screen is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.

The screen of the Poco M4 Pro 5G also supports a 90Hz refresh rate, has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz and is capable of displaying the DCI-P3 color range. Compared to the screen of the previous version, the screen of Poco M4 Pro 5G is much improved in terms of configuration.

During our testing, the Poco M4 Pro 5G’s display had the highest brightness recorded at 410 nits when adjusted manually. This level of brightness can be increased to 510 nit when you use the machine in places with a lot of natural light, with the Auto Brightness Change mode activated.

Poco M4 Pro 5G

Poco M4 Pro 5G: Battery life

Poco M4 Pro 5G is equipped with a battery with the same configuration as the previous version, with a specific capacity of 5000 mAh. The device is upgraded in terms of fast charging technology, with a capacity of up to 33W (up from 18W in the previous version).

The Poco M4 Pro 5G performed well in our battery life tests. Specifically, the machine achieved a result of 123 hours in the Endurance test. At the same time, Poco’s phone also achieved good battery life results in different conditions, including making phone calls, surfing the web, watching videos.

Poco M4 Pro 5G: Performance

Poco M4 Pro 5G is equipped with one of the mid-range 5G chips manufactured by MediaTek, which is Dimensity 810. This chip is an upgraded version of the Dimensity 700 series chip (which is equipped in the Poco M3 Pro series). 5G), equipped with higher-performance CPU cores, manufactured on the 6nm process.

Dimensity 810 5G is made up of 8 processor cores, including 2 Cortex-A76 cores (2.4GHz) and 6 Cortex-A76 cores (2.0GHz). This chip line still uses the same GPU as the Mali-G57 MC2, but the speed is reduced from 950MHz to 850MHz.

At the present time, Poco M4 Pro 5G is released with 2 configuration versions, including 4GB RAM + 64GB memory and 6GB RAM + 128GB memory. During actual use, the M4 Pro 5G gives us a smooth and stable usage experience, without much lag.

Poco M4 Pro 5G: Camera

Poco M4 Pro 5G’s rear camera cluster has one less lens than its predecessor. The new version of the device is equipped with a main wide-angle camera along with a secondary camera capable of taking super wide-angle images. This camera layout offers more flexible shooting capabilities compared to its predecessor, especially with the macro camera and depth analysis camera.

The main camera of Poco M4 Pro 5G uses a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL S5KJN1 sensor, which has a physical size of 1/2.76 inches and has a pixel size of 0.64µm. This sensor is placed behind a lens with an aperture of f/1.8 and is supported with autofocus. This camera is capable of taking pictures at night.

The ultra-wide-angle camera of the device uses an 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor and is placed behind a lens with an aperture of f/2.2. The focus distance is fixed at infinity. This camera does not support night photography.

The main camera of Poco M4 Pro 5G takes default photos with a resolution of 12.5MP, and has quite good image quality for the money. Colors are displayed quite faithfully, while contrast and dynamic range are presented quite well.

Photos taken from the device’s 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens are surprisingly good quality, especially when compared to other phones in the segment. These images have uniform detail and relatively little diffraction.

summary

Poco M4 Pro 5G is a comprehensive phone in the mid-range segment, giving users a high level of use value. It offers a smooth user experience thanks to its 90Hz display and has a speedy performance level. The camera cluster of the device has impressive image quality compared to the money range.

And yet, the phone also has a long battery life, allowing me to use it for a long time. If you are looking to buy a quality phone in the mid-range segment, then the Poco M4 Pro 5G will be an option worth considering.

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Plus mark

  • Eye-catching, modern design
  • Large size 90Hz screen
  • Long battery life, fast charging speed
  • Good performance for the money
  • Good photo quality
  • Equipped with a headphone jack. microSD card reader slot

Minus point

  • Speaker quality is not too impressive
  • No macro camera
  • Video cannot be recorded at 4K

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