POCO M2 Review: Quad Camera, Powerful 5000 mAh Battery & Gaming Chipset

Launched in September 2020, the POCO M2 comes with really awesome specs at a very affordable price. If you love playing games, watching movies on your phone, and willing to buy a phone under Rs. 20000, then this is sure a go-to device for you. With a powerful game-centric chipset combined with 6GB RAM, FHD+ display, massive 5000mAh battery, quad-camera setup, and beautiful design, the POCO M2 is the best device at a very low price. It is claimed to be the best in the price and performance ratio among the competitors like Redmi 9, Realme 7i, and Vivo Y91.

Design and Display

The design of POCO M2 will surely make you feel delighted. Built of plastic, it has lightweight and rounded corners on the back panel give it an attractive look. The phone is covered with a water repellent coating- which means you don’t have to worry about small water splashes damaging the phone.

Poco M2 Design

The front consists of a large 6.53 inches IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and on the top of the screen, there is a teardrop notch that holds an 8MP selfie camera. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The power button and the volume buttons are aligned to the right side of this device making it handy. The back panel features a quad camera and a LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is rear-mounted- just below the cameras. The USB Type-C charging port is placed at the bottom center of the phone. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack to the bottom left and a stereo speaker to the right.

It comes in three stunning colors: Pitch Black, Brick Red, and Slate Blue. Poco M2 measures 163.3 mm x 77 mm x 9.1 mm (HxWxT) and it weighs around 198 grams. Moreover, its evenly spread weight makes it super comfortable to use. The bezels are really thin, although the chin is a bit thick- which is a normal thing in an LCD.

The total aspect ratio of the screen is 19.5:9 with a pixel density of 395. This display is bright with 400 nits, which means you can use the phone even in broad daylight. Everyday tasks like gaming, watching Netflix or Youtube, reading books, or scrolling on Facebook or TikTok, everything is flawless and smooth.

Poco M2 Camera Setup

Camera

The POCO M2 features a Quad-camera array that holds a 13MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture lens, a 5MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture lens, and a 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture lens. The wide camera supports Phase Detection Auto Focus. The front camera is a single 8Mp selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

The camera app consists of many features like HDR, Panorama, and so on. The images have good sharpness, good color reproduction, and contain a lot of details. The video recording is quite good. It shoots 1080p video recordings from both the front and the rear camera.

Chipset

It packs a powerful Mediatek Helio G80 chipset that consists of two Cortex-A75 cores (@2.0 GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (@1.8 GHz). This is a game-centric chipset that features HyperEngine technology- which is an intelligent resource management engine that ensures sustained performance and longer gameplay. It runs Android 10 based MIUI 11 as its OS combined with Mali-G52 MC2 as its graphics processor. All this makes the phone an absolute beast in terms of playing heavy games, multi-tasking, and so o.

Battery

The POCO M2 holds a massive 5000 mAh Li-Po battery that supports fast charging of 18 W. For regular users, the battery can last up to 2 days. However, the charging is not as fast as in among other competitors out in the market but is manageable. The battery can be charged full from 0% in around 2 hours and 45 minutes.

DISPLAY
Type: IPS LCD
Size: 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (83.2 % Screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (395 ppi density)
Brightness: 400 nits
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Water-repellent-coating

BODY
Dimensions: 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)
Weight: 198 gram
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), Plastic back, Plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

PLATFORM
Chipset: Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
OS: Android 10, MIUI 11
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G52 MC2

STORAGE
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
UFS 2.1

CAMERA
MAIN CAMERA (Quad-camera)
13MP wide-angle camera, f/2.2 aperture, 28mm, 1.12µm, PDAF
8MP Ultrawide camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12mm
5MP Macro Camera, f/2.4 aperture
2MP Depth camera, f/2.4 aperture
Features: LED Flash, HDR, Panorama
Video: 1080p video recording at 30fps

Front Camera
8MP wide-angle camera, f/2.0 aperture, 27mm, 1.12µm
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p video recording at 30fps

NETWORK
Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
2G bands: GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G bands: HSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100
4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
Speed: HSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

SOUND
3.5 mm audio jack
loudspeaker with a Stereo speaker

COMMUNICATION
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, hotspot, wi-fi direct
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

SENSORS
Acceleration, Gyro sensor, Proximity sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor

BATTERY
Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 18W

COLORS
Pitch Black
Brick Red
Slate Blue

LAUNCH
2020, September

Poco M2 PRICE IN NEPAL

NPR. 18,999 (6GB + 64GB)

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