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Here is the review of the Poco X5, with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM for this review unit, the Poco X5 should have enough space and memory to store large amounts of data and run multiple applications smoothly.

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The triple camera setup on the back with a 48 MP wide lens, an 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a 2 MP macro lens provides users with various options for capturing different types of photos and videos. The ultrawide lens can capture a wider field of view, while the macro lens can capture close-up shots of small objects. It is great to see a mid-range smartphone like the Poco X5 offering such advanced camera features.

What in the Box

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  • Poco X5
  • USB-C cable
  • Power Adapters
  • Ejector Pins
  • Soft Case
  • User Guide

The Poco X5 smartphone. It is interesting to note that Xiaomi has used polycarbonate material for the frame and body of this phone instead of glass or metal, which is a popular choice for premium smartphones. However, the use of matte paint on the rear body gives it an elegant look and feel.

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The Poco has an AMOLED screen with a size of 6.67 inches and a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, along with a 120Hz refresh rate, providing a smooth and responsive user experience. The punch-hole design for the front camera is also a popular trend in modern smartphones.

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It is convenient to have the physical buttons and ports located in the same layout as other Xiaomi smartphones, with the power button also functioning as a fingerprint sensor. The inclusion of virtual navigation buttons on the front side allows for a wider screen-to-body ratio.

The USB-C port for data exchange and battery charging, along with the speaker hole and 3.5 mm audio jack, are all located in convenient locations on the phone. It is also useful to have the SIM card and microSD slots accessible through a small hole on the side.

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The rear camera setup with three lenses, including a 48 MP wide lens and a 2 MP macro lens, along with the front camera with a 13 MP resolution, provide ample options for capturing quality photos and videos. The addition of a dual-tone LED light for the rear camera also enhances its capabilities in low-light conditions.

Overall, the Poco X5 appears to be a solid mid-range smartphone with features that cater to modern smartphone users.


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Dimensions: 165.9 x 76.2 x 8 mm
Operating System: Android 12
Screen Size: 6.67 inches
Screen Type: Samsung AMOLED
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
Screen Density: ~ 395 ppi
Front Camera: 13 MP

Rear Camera:
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
Processor : Octa-core (2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 619
RAM Capacity: 6/8 GB
Internal Memory: 128/256 GB
External Memory: microSDXC
Battery Capacity: 5,000 mAh

Colour Black

Price 6/128 £279 and 8/256 £319 available from Poco

Camera Samples

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Poco X5 comes with the latest MIUI 13 interface, which is based on Android 12. The fluid and comfortable transitions between menus should provide a smooth user experience.

The inclusion of an app drawer is a welcome feature for those who prefer a more organized home screen. It is also great to hear that users are allowed to create new folders on the main screen, which should help them further customize and organize their apps.

Overall, the software and user interface of a smartphone are crucial factors in determining the user experience, and it is great to see Xiaomi investing in these areas for the Poco X5.

In addition, to having Google services, Xiaomi has included its own applications, such as Mi Browser, Mi Remote, and Mi Video, which can provide added value for users who prefer these apps over their Google equivalents.

The Security application is also a great addition, as it can help users optimize their system performance by cleaning unnecessary files and saving battery usage. Moreover, the virus and malware detector feature can provide users with an added layer of security and peace of mind when using their devices.

Overall, including a range of applications and features can greatly enhance the user experience of a smartphone, and it is great to see Xiaomi providing users with a variety of options with the Poco X5.

Poco X5 is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, which is known for its efficient and powerful performance.

The dual-core 2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold and Hexa-core 1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver processors and the Adreno 619 graphics processor can provide users with a seamless and enjoyable multimedia experience, including the ability to play 3D games on High configuration.

Moreover, the large 8 GB RAM capacity can ensure smooth multitasking and faster app loading times, which can greatly enhance the overall user experience of the device.

Overall, the Poco X5 is a capable smartphone that can meet the needs of the upper-middle class when it comes to multimedia and gaming performance.

Additionally, the Poco X5 also supports 5G connectivity which allows for faster internet speeds, making it a future-proof device. The device also has a large 5,000 mAh battery which should provide users with enough power to last throughout the day, even with heavy usage. With the Poco X5 taking slightly more than an hour to charge from zero to full, the battery indicator shows 63% after half an hour of charging and 35% in the first 15 minutes.

Furthermore, Xiaomi has included various features such as the MIUI 13 interface and the Security app to optimize the performance of the device and provide users with a comfortable and secure experience. Overall, the Poco X5 is a well-rounded device that offers a good balance of performance, features, and value for its price range but could be better.

The speaker is only one, and its sound quality is not impressive. Additionally, there is no capability to record 4K video, and even 1080p resolution is not satisfactory. Furthermore, there is either no stabilization or the stabilization is of low quality.

TNC Score 3.7/5.0