POCO F5 5G: The POCO F5 smartphone has been creating excitement among smartphone lovers. Many people are predict that it will win the best mid-range phone award at this year’s TEC Awards. In this review, we will know about the phone and examine whether it deserves all the hype.
Design and Build
Let’s start with the design.
The POCO F5 has a Snow Storm White design with flakes of snow. The phone is greenish at the bottom and white at the top. It has a unique and eye-catching design that sets it apart from other phones in the market. The phone is thin and light, weighing around 180g. The back of the phone is made of plastic, and the ports and buttons are located at the bottom. The speaker grill, USB Type-C port, microphone, and SIM card tray are all found in this area. There’s a 3.5mm jack on the top, an IR blaster, and a noise-canceling microphone on the right.
The phone has a 6.67” AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is rare to find in mid-range phones. It has a 12-bit display and Dolby Vision support, features that are not available on some phones that cost around Rs 50-60K. The display has thin bezels and a chin, which gives it a 93% screen-to-body ratio, making it a complete display.
The POCO F5 is powered by a 7th Gen processor, which is the same architecture as the 8th Gen. It scores around 9.5L, which is comparable to the Redmi Note 12 Turbo launched in China. The phone has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, with a virtual RAM of 12GB, making it a 19GB RAM phone. The phone runs on MIUI 14 out of the box, based on Android 13, and you get 2 years of major updates, i.e., 14 and 15, and 3 years of security updates. This phone has MIUI dialer, unlike other phones Google dialer is not given in this phone.
The phone has a 5000mAh battery with 67W charging, which can last for 1-2 days, and it charges in 1-1.25 hours. It has an adaptive refresh rate, which reduces the refresh rate according to your usage, conserving battery life. The phone has a gaming mode and 14 layers of graphite, making it suitable for long gaming sessions without heating up.
The POCO F5 comes with a 3.5mm jack and Dolby Atmos support, making it a great multimedia phone. The sound quality is excellent, and the display is top-notch, making it probably the best multimedia smartphone in the Rs 30K range.
In conclusion, the POCO F5 is a mid-range phone that exceeds expectations in every department. It has a unique and eye-catching design, a great display, powerful performance, and a long-lasting battery. If you’re looking for a phone in the Rs 30K range, the POCO F5 is definitely worth considering.