POCO F2 Pro Review: Snapdragon 865 and 5G


Do you still remember the smartphone brand “Pocophone”? This smartphone comes as a flagship killer with specifications that can generally be found in premium or flagship smartphone series, but is offered at a very affordable price and makes it difficult for many people to believe it.

After the success of the Pocophone F1 in 2018 yesterday, now the successor smartphone is back in Indonesia officially with the name "POCO". With the slogan "Powerfully Cool", POCO presents its second flagship killer with "POCO F2 Pro".

Design and Specifications

The design of the POCO F2 Pro carries a more modern impression than its predecessor, where POCO says this design accentuates the "Premium Feel" with the back "curved" with a "flat" screen. The main body itself is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the front and back, and carries an aluminum frame. POCO F2 Pro, which has dimensions of 163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm and weighs 219 grams, is present in Indonesia with a choice of colors Neon Blue, Cyber ​​Gray and Electric Purple.

On the right side of the smartphone, there is a red accented Power button and Volume Up & Down button, while on the left side there is no button or slot. On the top side, there is a microphone, 3.5mm audio, a selfie camera in the form of a pop-up camera, and an IR Blaster, which is typical for Xiaomi brand smartphones. While on the bottom side there is a slot for the SIM Tray (Dual Nano SIM), USB Type-C, microphone, and main speaker.

The front side of the top bezel houses the earpiece, while the back is the position for the main camera panel with the main camera system arranged in an “X” pattern in a circular setup. The main camera is quite protruding from the rear side surface, so it is better to use an additional case to help protect the main camera.

The main screen of the POCO F2 Pro carries a large 6.67 ″ Full Screen Display with an AMOLED panel, 60 Hz refresh rate with 180 Hz sampling rate, and Full HD + resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels). The screen already has TUV Rheinland Full Care Display certification with HDR10 + support. Always On Display, and has a fingerprint sensor on the screen (in-display).

The main camera of the POCO F2 Pro carries a four camera setup, consisting of 64 MP (Sony IMX686) Main Wide Sensor, f / 1.89 + 13 MP Ultra Wide-Angle, f / 2.4, FoV 123 ° + 2 MP Depth Sensor, f /2.4 + 5 MP Telemacro Sensor, f / 2.2, AF (3 - 7 cm). This main camera has been equipped with LED Flash with the ability to record video up to 4K quality at 30/60 FPS, 1080p at 30/60 FPS, 720p at 30 FPS, and 8K at 24/30 FPS. And to record Slow Motion videos, it can record in 720p / 1080p quality at 120 FPS, 240 FPS, and 960 FPS. The main camera features for Pro mode are also complete, equipped with 64 MP HD Mode, Night Mode 2.0, Burst Mode, Movie Frame (2.35: 1), ShootSteady Video, Macro Slow-Mo Video, and Cinematic Mode.

While the selfie camera in the form of a Pop-Up Front Camera has a resolution of 20 MP f / 2.2 with video recording quality up to 1080p at 30 FPS and 720p at 30 FPS and Slow Motion at 720p at 120 FPS. This pop-up camera has a "security" feature, where if the user opens the camera cover too often, the smartphone will pop up a special warning.

The main kitchen of the POCO F2 Pro itself is a 7 nm fabricated Snapdragon 865 consisting of a 2.84 GHz Kyro 585 Prime core, 3x Kyro 585 Gold 2.42 GHz, and 4x Kyro 585 Silver 1.80 GHz with ARM DynamiQ with 4 MB sLe Cache. GPU uses Adreno 650 with DSP Hexagon 698, using Qualcomm AI Engine 5th Generation, ISP Spectra 480, as well as external modem X55 5G and 3 MB System Level Cache.

RAM uses 6 GB LPDDR4X with 128 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, and a 4700mAh battery capacity that supports Quick Charge 4.0+ and USB PD 3.0 with charging up to 30 Watts. The sales package includes a 33W charger head which also supports USB PD 3.0.

POCO F2 Pro runs using MIUI for POCO based on MIUI 11 and Android 10, with sensors and security features that are complete for a flagship killer smartphone. Connectivity supported by POCO F2 Pro consists of Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax which also supports Wi-Fi 6, portable hotspot for sharing Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth 5.1, Qualcomm TruWireless Stereo Plus, Bluetooth Audio Codec, NFC and IR.

POCO F2 Pro has a cooling system in a smartphone called LiquidCool Technology 2.0, where this technology uses multi-layer liquid cooling with a vapor chamber covering about 28% of the body.

Other interesting things that can be the main attraction of POCO F2 Pro as a flagship killer include HDR which runs normally on YouTube, Anti-Flicker mode to reduce eye strain in low light conditions, Color Scheme which can adjust the color temperature and color gamut of the screen to be more. closer to DCI-P3 or SRGB, Game Turbo for optimal gaming experience, and Front Camera Effects which are used to change the color of the lights on the selfie camera module as well as the sound that appears when the camera is opened.

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