Poco phone F2 Pro the successor one of the successors to the super super hyped poco phone for 2018. So this phone like the first one will not be on sale in the US but in markets like India and the Philippines this phone is fire for about 500 bucks when you translate it. So it’s not quite the same thing as the original which was like the maximum value for $300, but hey, I’m okay with that. And they also have the regular poco phone F2 if you want that, but this phone is really interesting from the inside out. This one checks allow the boxes you’d expect to find in a high-end phone and I guess basically they’re adding the word Pro here at that just kind of means better. So from the overall build quality to all the specs and all the numbers on paper and all the included features it looking pretty complete. Not only is it a pretty big phone but you pick it up and you immediately notice it’s built. Well, it’s solid to the point where it’s actually a little heavier than I expected. And it’s made of metal and glass so it doesn’t Creak or Flex at all. And then you get plenty of extras. The little accent color for the power button is sweet and was the last time you saw a phone with both a headphone jack and an IR blaster that is a rare combo for 2020. Now the top of the phone also has that pop up camera with an LED notification light and you get this sweet Emerald color which you know, I know pretty much every high-end phone now is a glass sandwich so it’s kind of getting
The boat but at least it still feels good in the hand. And then of course the piece de resistance as I say it is this this huge full screen corner to corner uninterrupted display in case you haven’t noticed there are a lot of hole punch cameras out there now and so this doesn’t have a hole punch doesn’t have a notch and it’s doing my favorite method of getting rid of the hole punch camera and the selfie camera it will pop up. So now you have a full screen corner to corner display 6.67 in Inches of 1080p ammo lead and it’s a flat display to no fancy curved glass which I am totally fine with its HDR 10 plus certified and it gets up to a comfortable but not incredible 500 nits. I’m just happy we have displays like this on a phone of this price though. It is 60 hertz. And I think if I was spending anymore, I would definitely be looking for high refresh rate. But aside from that it’s clear that the standout feature of this already. Great Hardware package is the screen the thing for Underneath is pretty good, too at this point. It’s also kind of cool at this is pretty much standard, you know, this used to be a high-end only feature, but now it’s started to trickle down and it seems like the optical fingerprint reader under the glass is cheap enough that almost any phone can include it and in the pop-up camera here has just a little extra little little extra flare to it. It’s got the LEDs on the module itself. And actually if you go into the special features section in the settings, you can configure the front camera effects and really customize the the sound effects. Like color for every time you open that front facing camera.
It also gives you a warning if you’re doing it too many times. Anyway, on top of all that it comes with this clear case, which I’m learning people really like especially for getting rid of that little camera bump on the back. This isn’t a $900 phone is there’s a little bit of rainbow banding on the display from off-axis. And then also these rounded Corners. I just noticed the lower end phones for whatever reason just usually have more of swooping bigger Corner radius while the higher end phones can tighten that up make it sharper more boxy other trade-offs. You can’t tell just from holding it. There is no wireless charging despite the glass back and there’s also no IP official IP water does Resistance rating those things cost money. Oh and I just the vibration motor as it buzzes in my hand i’m reminded about it. Now, you can’t necessarily tell that it is a cheap phone because of a bad vibration motor because there are expensive phones with bad vibration Motors to but it’s just it’s never something you unnoticed unless you turn haptics off you’ll constantly be reminded about a bad rattly vibration motor petition for everyone to just work on those. Just just make those There’s a single mono speaker at the bottom of this phone, which is bad news on the spec sheet, but honestly, it gets surprisingly loud and crisp and doesn’t even really distort that much at all at high volumes. I was listening to a YouTube podcast maximum volume from across the room and it was doing great. This might be the best single mono speaker I’ve ever heard in a phone now it is you can still block the whole thing with one finger. That’s the downside of a single mono speaker, but they made it work here. I’ve been using this phone for a couple days and it’s got a lot of Rarities from the 1 plus 8 Pro. I was just coming from including same chip Snapdragon 865 which means it’s also 5G enabled. It’s about the same size as that phone and the battery life here was actually better. It’s got a hefty forty-seven hundred million power cell and it’s only powering a 1080p 60 hertz display. So you’d expect great battery and it delivers great battery and for bonus points that comes with this Hefty boy in the Box. This is a 30 watt fast charger comes with the $500. Now as you can tell this is not a u.s. Plug so I’ve been charging it at regular speeds with the charger. I already have but good battery life plus fast charging in the Box means I’m fine with no wireless charging. Okay. So this phone has quad cameras on the back and Camera.
Press here are word becomes a little more obvious, especially to me. If you’re pretending to be a high-end Flagship versus actually being a high-end flagship phone. Now when you hear 64 megapixel quad camera array capable of 8K video. I mean that’s a pretty good set of numbers on paper now that I’ve used it. I’ll say this camera system is capable, but it’s not quite the crazy high end. You might expect just from the numbers the main camera. It’s solid. It is a 64 megapixel sensor, but it’s going to spit out 16 megapixel images by default and you can see they look fine. You know, I’m not complaining. They aren’t amazing photos. They’re not particularly sharp or great with colors or dynamic range or anything like that, but nothing’s terrible about them either until you get to Like so that’s fine. You wouldn’t be buying this phone. You shouldn’t be buying this phone for impressive image quality at a low price. You know, that would be you’d be looking along the lines of pixel 3A or iPhone. Se but unlike those phones. This one also has an ultra wide camera which is you know, cool to have it’s a lot softer and not nearly as good of a camera as the main one, but at least it’s fun. It serves its purpose for larger subjects and that wider field of view and then there’s two more cameras there. Is a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. Now you may have been ready to write those off. You might have thought I was going to write those off but I used them expecting to write them off and I was actually fairly impressed the depth camera seems to be doing at least something for portrait mode shots. I don’t use portrait mode much but the cutouts here look good, maybe a little artificial if anything and the 5 megapixel macro camera is actually decent now, I’ve been shooting down all those two megapixel macro cameras pretty hard this year because they’re just bad. They look bad but somewhere I guess between Those two megapixel macros and this 5 megapixel the shots got a little more usable. And now macro shooting is actually fun. You can get some interesting results colors are a little muted but overall I’m not mad at them for including this one. And then the selfie camera is again fine. It’s about on par with the main camera. It’s funny. They don’t they don’t Watermark this selfies by default, but they do Watermark everything else. But yeah, look at the details. Look at the fibers the soft cotton. Shop that it could be a few.com. It’s beautiful. Even the 8K video is usable on this phone. Now. It’s kind of funny. It actually lags pretty hard when recording and playing back that 8K video on the phone, which I thought was a pretty bad sign but then I imported it and look at it on the computer and it looks fine. So overall this is a capable camera system. It’s fun. It’s not going to give you the best quality images and you should look elsewhere if you want that but as far as a decent quad camera setup For 500 bucks this so nailed that really the software is probably the only reason I couldn’t rock this phone every day MIUI.