The POCO M4 Pro 5G: The Detailed Review

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POCO M4 Pro 5G Review in Short

  1. Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G chipset for best performance.
  2. Solid build quality with Gorilla Glass 3 display.
  3. 90Hz 6.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display for smooth animations.
  4. Powerful battery optimization with 5000mAh.
  5. 50MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide camera.
  6. Upgraded 16MP selfie camera for improved selfie experience.
  7. Good picture quality with impressive HDR capabilities.
  8. No macro camera, but still capable of capturing close-up shots.
The POCO M4 Pro 5G: The Detailed Review
Last updated on April 2, 2024 11:22 am
The POCO M4 Pro 5G: The Detailed Review
The POCO M4 Pro 5G: The Detailed Review

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The POCO M4 Pro 5G Review:

The POCO M4 Pro 5G is one of the most affordable 5G devices in the market, retailing for just under ₹15,000. Powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G chipset, it is an improvement over its predecessor, the M3 Pro. But what else can we expect from this device? Now, we will take an in-depth look at the POCO M4 Pro 5G, its pros and cons, and everything in between.

Design and Build Quality

At first glance, the POCO M4 Pro 5G doesn’t look very different from its predecessor, the M3 Pro. It has a textured finish on the rear, which feels nice on the hands and is smudge-resistant. The device has plastic on the rear and Gorilla Glass 3 on its display, making it a solidly built phone. It comes in three colors: POCO Yellow, Power Black, and Cool Blue.

On the device, all the ports and buttons are in the expected positions, and the fingerprint scanner is on the power button, which is as responsive as you would expect of a physically mounted fingerprint scanner. It also has an IR blaster in its regular position at the top frame of the device.
Display

The POCO M4 Pro 5G has a 1080p IPS LCD display, which looks pretty good for media consumption. It is a 6.6 inches display with a 20 by 9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 399 pixels per inch. It gets bright enough with up to 450 nits of peak brightness. The device has a 90Hz screen refresh rate, which makes for smooth animations and scrolling experience.

Performance and Battery

The POCO M4 Pro 5G is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 810 chipset, which supports 5G and is an improvement over the Dimensity 700 chipset from the M3 Pro. It has impressive benchmark scores and provides solid all-round performance with good battery optimization. The device has a 5000mAh battery capacity and can charge full in 75 minutes, which is still pretty impressive for a 5000mAh battery.

Software

The POCO M4 Pro 5G runs Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 right out of the box, and in our experience, it is stable and works just fine with no bugs so far. MIUI, however, is bloatware-filled, and you’ll experience some subtly placed ads.

Most of the bloatware apps can be uninstalled, though you would have to go through the annoying extra step of going to the settings as there is no one-click uninstall button directly from the POCO launcher.

Camera performance for The POCO M4 Pro 5G

The POCO M4 Pro 5G has seen some major improvements in the camera department. It has a dual rear camera system, which comprises a 50-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Its selfie camera is now 16 megapixels, which is also an upgrade over the 8-megapixel camera we had on the M3 Pro. The pictures from the M4 Pro are actually good and better than we imagined.

It does not have a macro camera, but you are still able to get good pictures like this close-up shot from the main camera. HDR is also really good; however, it appears to lack a bit in saturation sometimes, but overall, you should be pretty satisfied with the pictures you get from the rear camera of the M4 Pro.

Conclusion The POCO M4 Pro 5G Review

The POCO M4 Pro 5G is an affordable 5G device that matches up to expectations on performance as well as price. It is quite affordable and comes with significant improvements over its predecessor, the M3 Pro. The device has a solid build quality, good display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and impressive performance and battery life. The camera has also seen significant improvements, making it a great option for those who want an affordable 5G device with good camera capabilities.

However, it still has some drawbacks, such as bloatware-filled software, night mode not being up to par, and the selfie camera being a little rough around the edges of the subject for portrait selfies. Overall, we can easily recommend the POCO M4 Pro 5G as a great budget 5G device.

9.5Expert Score
POCO M4 Pro 5G Review
Price Comparison Include 4 GB, 6GB, 8GB variants. The POCO M4 Pro 5G is one of the most affordable 5G devices in the market, retailing for just under ₹15,000. Powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G chipset, it is an improvement over its predecessor, the M3 Pro.
Design
9
Display
8.5
Camera
9
Battery
9.5
Charging
9.5
RAM Management
9.5
Performance
9.5
Value for money
9.8
PROS
  • Affordable 5G device
  • Solid build quality
  • Good display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Impressive performance and battery life
  • Significant improvements in the camera department
  • Good overall software experience
  • Auto call recording support
  • Supports the use of extra memory cards
  • NFC support for easy mobile payments
  • Face lock available for easy and secure device unlocking
CONS
  • MIUI is still bloatware-filled and comes with subtly placed ads
  • Night mode is not up to the mark
  • Selfie camera for portrait selfies is a little rough around the edges of the subject
  • No Dolby Atmos support for high-quality audio experience
  • Not waterproof, so users need to take extra precautions to protect the device
  • Does not support 4K video recording, limiting its capabilities for high-quality video capture

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Specification: The POCO M4 Pro 5G: The Detailed Review

Domestic Warranty (Year)

1

Model Name

M4 Pro 5G

Browse Type

Smartphones

SIM Type

Dual Sim

Hybrid Sim Slot

Yes

Touchscreen

Yes

OTG Compatible

Yes

Quick Charging

Yes

Sound Enhancements

Hi Res Audio Certified for Headphones

SAR Value

Head: 0.838 W/Kg, Body: 0.688 W/Kg

Display Size

16.76 cm (6.6 inch)

Resolution

2400 x 1080 Pixels

Resolution Type

Full HD+

GPU

ARM Mali-G57 MC2

Display Type

Full HD+ Display

Operating System

Android 11

Supported Memory Card Type

MicroSD

Secondary Camera Features

16MP Camera Setup: (f/2.45 Aperture, Pixel Size: 1.0um), Camera Feature: HDR, AI Portrait Mode, Screen Flash, Selfie Timer, Portrait Selfies, Palm Shutter

Secondary Camera

16MP Front Camera

Processor Core

Octa Core

Primary Clock Speed (GHz)

2.4

Secondary Clock Speed (GHz)

2

Operating Frequency

2G GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8, 3G WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8, 4G FDD LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8, 4G TDD LTE: B40/B41, 5G SA: N1/N3/N5/N8/N28/N40/N78, 5G NSA: N1/N3/N40/N78

Internal Storage (GB)

128

Expandable Storage (TB)

1

Processor Type

Mediatek Dimensity 810

RAM (GB)

8

Memory Card Slot Type

Hybrid Slot

Primary Camera Available

Yes

Primary Camera

50MP + 8MP

Primary Camera Features

Dual Camera Setup: 50MP (f/1.8 Aperture, Pixel Size: 0.64um (4-in-1: 12.5MP, 1.28um)) + 8MP Ultra Wide Camera (f/2.2 Aperture, Pixel Size: 1.0um, FOV: 118 Degree,Phase Detection Auto Focus), Camera Feature: HDR, AI Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, AI Scene Detection, Night Mode, Short Video, Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Panorama, AI Watermark

Secondary Camera Available

Yes

Color

Yellow

Audio Jack (mm)

3.5

Flash

Rear Flash

Map Support

Yes

Warranty Summary

One Year for Handset, 6 Months for Accessories

Video Recording Resolution

Rear Camera: 1080p (at 60 fps), Front Camera: 1080p (at 30 fps)

Frame Rate

60 fps, 30 fps

Dual Camera Lens

Primary Camera

Speaker Phone

Yes

Network Type

5G, 4G, 3G, 2G

Supported Networks

5G, 4G LTE, WCDMA, GSM

Internet Connectivity

5G, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi

Bluetooth Support

Yes

Bluetooth Version

v5.1

Wi-Fi

Yes

Wi-Fi Version

802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Yes

USB Connectivity

Yes

HD Recording

Yes

Video Recording

Yes

Battery Capacity (mAh)

5000

Other Features

Fingerprint Scanner Position: Side Mounted (Power Key), Face Unlock, Dual App Support, Standby Time (4G): 430 Hours, 33W MMT Fast Charging, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 8 GB + 3 GB Turbo RAM, IR Blaster, Dual Stereo Speakers, Dual Mic (Primary & Secondary), Body: Plastic Back

Weight (g)

195

Depth (mm)

8.8

Height (mm)

163.6

Width (mm)

75.8

GPS Type

GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU

Sensors

Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner

GPS Support

Yes

Full HD Recording

Yes

Graphics PPI (PPI)

399

User Interface

MIUI 12.5 (Based on Android 11)

SIM Size

Nano Sim

Smartphone

Yes

Other Display Features

In-Cell IPS Dot Display with 90 Hz Dynamic Refresh Rate, 240 Hz Touch Sampling Rate, Aspect Ratio: 20:9, Contrast Ratio: 1500:1, NTSC Ratio: Supports DCI-P3 Color Gamut, Screen Mirror, Cast: Yes

In The Box

Handset, 33W Power Adapter, USB Type A-C Cable, Sim Ejector Tool, Transparent Case, Pre-Applied Screen Protector, User Guide, Warranty Card

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