After months of anticipation, POCO has finally unveiled the all-new POCO X5 Pro 5G smartphone which arrives with several noteworthy upgrades over last year’s X4 Pro 5G (Review) including a faster processor as well as an even better display which makes it an ideal device for work and play.
Starting off with the front side of the phone, the new POCO X5 Pro 5G comes with a 6.67” AMOLED display featuring a FHD+ screen resolution along with aa fast 120Hz refresh rate. The main highlight here however, lies in it’s support for DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and 10-bit color depth which greatly improve color accuracy on the screen.
Coming over to the imaging front, the POCO X5 Pro 5G is backed by a versatile triple-cam system which is lead by a 108 megapixels main camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera as well as a 2 megapixels macro camera to help with close-up photography. This will be rounded out by a 16 megapixels front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
Under the hood, the POCO X5 Pro 5G is fueled by a more powerful Snapdragon 778G chipset instead of the Snapdragon 695 that was used on the preceding model. This not only improves gaming performance, but also the camera’s AI capability thanks to an upgraded NPU.
To keep it’s lights on, the POCO X5 Pro 5G is fitted with a respectable 5,000mAh battery which carries support for a class-leading 67W wired charging speed which is able to deliver a full charge in approximately 45 minutes.
Last but not the least, some would also be glad to hear that the X5 Pro 5G will be retaining the much coveted 3.5mm headphone jack, and supports NFC connectivity and IR Blaster on the connectivity side of things. Software-wise, the phone will be shipped with MIUI 14 based on Android 12 OS out of the box.
Pricing & Availability
For those who’re interested, the POCO X5 Pro 5G is available in a trio of colors such as Black, Blue, as well as the signature POCO Yellow. It will be available in both 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants which are priced at S$429 and S$469 respectively in Singapore.
Early birds who purchase the POCO X5 Pro 5G from now till February 13th will get to enjoy a promotional price of S$399 and S$449 respectively through Shopee.