POCO M2 Review

POCO M2Poco M2 is a mid-range gaming smartphone that is affordable to anyone. It was launched on 8th September 2021. This smartphone is for those who have a low budget but willing to buy a higher RAM smartphone for gaming purposes. It offers two variants to choose from in terms of storage. Further, for storing data internally, it offers adequate storage which is expandable too.

When you are going to purchase a low-budget smartphone with higher RAM and Storage, you should check every feature of it compared with competitors’ products. Because it might be budget-friendly but the performance of the device depends on many other factors. Apart from POCO M2, many other smartphones are low in budget with higher RAM and Storage some of which are Maplin Map3, Infinix Zero X Neo, ZTE V2020 5G, Infinix Note 11s, etc. In fact, in some of them, you will find the impressive camera and Battery configurations too.

According to me, for photo and video content creation purposes, POCO M2 will not satisfy you. Although it is structured with Quad cameras, they are featuring excruciatingly low resolutions. POCO M2 is powered by Octa-Core (2 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A75, 6 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55) Processor and MediaTek Helio G80 Chipset. On the other hand, it runs on MIUI 11 based on the Android 10 Operating system teamed with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 ensuring optimized and smooth performance.

In terms of battery configurations, it boasts a 5000mAh battery which is static along with a fast charger. The POCO M2 supports 2G, 3G, and 4G networks on Stand-by mode, and Dual nano-SIM cards are insertable on it. The connectivity features on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, and many more. Ultimately, please be aware of its brightness. The smartphone is merely as high as 400 nits. This might cause difficulty while using it outside or under sunlight.

POCO M2 Specifications

POCO M2

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POCO M2 Price in India

The POCO M2’s initial price was lower during its launch. However, it has now gone higher. Its prices vary as per the variants. The price structure of the POCO M2 is as follows.

POCO M2 (4GB/64GB Storage) Rs.10,990
POCO M2 (6GB/128GB Storage) Rs.12,990

POCO M2 Battery and Charger

The smartphone boasts a Li-po non-removable battery which is as powerful as 5000mAh. It includes an 18watts USB Type-C charger fast charger. Some of the features of the smartphone indicate to be perfect for gaming. Because for long hours of relentless gaming you need a long-lasting battery. Moreover, you need a fast and powerful charger for quick battery backup or recharging which POCO M2 fulfills.

POCO M2 RAM and Storage

This smartphone delivers you two options of variants to choose from while purchasing according to your available budget. It comes with the combinations of 4GB RAM + 64GB Inbuilt Storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB Inbuilt Storage. Further, the manufacturer asserts that the storage is expandable up to 512GB. Does it not seem satisfying? The loading speed of smartphones depends on many factors. Among them, RAM and Storage both create one factor. Hence, the higher the storage, the faster the phone will run.

Camera setup

Although, the smartphone includes a quad-camera setup its resolutions are not satisfactory. It features a 13MP f/2.2 Wide Angle Primary Camera, 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Depth-Sensing Camera, and 5MP f/2.4 Micro Camera. On contrary, the front camera offers a resolution of 8MP f/2.05 Wide Angle Primary Camera. It seems excruciatingly low, right? Therefore, this phone is not for selfies and video creators. Some of the additional features on the camera setup by which you can edit the photos or take clearer photos are Self-timer, Auto Focus, Touch to focus, HDR, ISO, Digital Zoom, Digital image stability, Panorama, Face detection, Geotagging, Macro mode, Scene mode, Exposure, White balance.

Dimension, Display, and performance

The dimension of the POCO M2 measures 16.33 cm in height, 7.7 cm in width, and 0.91 cm in thickness weighing 198 grams. The body of the smartphone is constructed of plastic materials. Currently, it is available in different colors. The handset offering 4GB/64GB Storage is available in two different colors which are Greyish Black and Mostly Blue. In contrary to it, the other handset with 6GB/128GB Storage is available in Slate Blue, Brick Red, Pitch Black, Brick Red, Two shades of Black and Green and Greener colors. 

Talking about its display, POCO M2 flaunts a 6.5 inches IPS LCD featuring a resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels with a density of 396 PPI. Please, be cautious about the brightness of the smartphone. It has as high as merely 400 nits. This might cause difficulty using it outside or under the sun. The Aspect ratio is 19.5:9 with a 90Hz refresh rate. For the safety of the display from accidental falls, Corning gorilla glass has been attached to it.

 

POCO M2 Pros and Cons 

Where there are advantages, there are sure to be disadvantages too. Advantages and disadvantages go hand-in-hand. Following are some of the Pros and cons we have found on POCO M2 after giving a deep dive into it.

Pros

  1. It offers huge RAM and Storage.
  2. Boasts a powerful battery of 5000mAh.
  3. Suitable for Gaming.
  4. Cheap and affordable smartphone.
  5. Offers several options to choose from.

Cons

  1. Not suitable for photo capturing and video recording due to low camera resolutions.
  2. Weak brightness of 400 nits only. This may cause difficulty while using outside and under the sun.
  3. Other features are impressive at this range of price.

POCO M2

Tabular specifications

 Storage RAM 4GB/6GB
  RAM Type LPDDR4X
  Internal Storage 64GB/128GB
  Expandable Storage 512GB
  Memory Type UFS 2.1
     
Rear Camera Camera setup Quad
  Megapixels 13MP f/2.2 Wide Angle Primary Camera, 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Depth-Sensing Camera, 5MP f/2.4 Micro Camera
  Image Resolutions 4160 x 3120 Pixels
  Video recording 1920 x 1080 Pixels @30 fps
  Additional features  Self-timer, Auto Focus, Touch to focus, HDR, ISO, Digital Zoom, Digital image stability, Panorama, Face detection, Geotagging, Macro mode, Scene mode, Exposure, White balance
  Flash LED flash
     
 Front Camera Camera setup  Single
  Megapixels 8MP f/2.05 Wide Angle Primary Camera
  Face lock  Yes
  Image Resolutions 3264 x 2448 Pixels
  Video recording 1920 x 1080 Pixels @30 fps
     
Performance CPU Octa-core 2 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A75, 6 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55
  Chipset MeidaTek Helio G80
  GPU ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
  Operating System Android 10, MIUI 11
     
Display Display Type IPS LCD
  Display size 6.5 inches
  Resolution 1080 x 2340 Pixels
  Refresh rate 90Hz
  Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
  Screen to body ratio 82.75%
  Pixel Density 396 PPI
  Brightness 400 nits
  Protection  Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
     
Body Height 16.33 cm
  Width 7.7 cm
  Thickness 0.91 cm
  Materials Plastic
  Weight 198 grams
  Colors Slate Blue, Brick Red, Pitch Black, Brick Red, Two shades of Black, Green, and Green, Greyish Black and Mostly Blue
     
Battery Power 5000mAh
  Type Li-ion
  Removable Non-Removable
  Charger 18watts
  USB Type-c Yes
     
Sensors Fingerprint Yes
  Fingerprint position  Rear
  Face unlock  Yes
  Other sensors  Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
     
Connectivity Network 2G, 3G, 4G (Stand by mode)
  SIM Dual
  SIM Size Nano
  Wifi Yes
  Hotspot  Yes
  Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
  GPS AGPS, GLONASS, NavlC, Galelio, BeiDou
  FM  Yes
  Audio Jack Yes, 3.5mm
  USB Connectivity USB Type-C v2.0, Mass Storage Device, Charging, On-The-Go
     
Other Features Model M2
  Warranty  
  Brand POCO

FAQ

Is POCO M2 good to buy?

The utility of the smartphone will depend upon the purpose of its purchase. For gamers, the phone will be suitable. However, if you are thinking about photos, selfies and video content creating, it will result to be excruciatingly satiating for you.

How much is POCO M2?

POCO m2 comes in two variants resulting in different prices. The handset with 4GB/64GB Storage is Rs.10,990. On the other hand, the handset with 6GB/128GB Storage is Rs.12,990 as of March 2022.

Does POCO M2 has good camera?

The POCO M2 Features a 13MP f/2.2 Wide Angle Primary Camera, 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Depth-Sensing Camera, and 5MP f/2.4 Micro Camera. On the other hand, the front camera features an 8MP f/2.05 Wide Angle Primary Camera. Does it not seem lower in resolution?

How much RAM does POCO M2 have?

POCO M2 has two variants which are 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM.

Does POCO M2 supports 5G?

No, POCO M2 supports only 2G, 3G, and 4G on stand-by mode.

What is the battery capacity of POCO M2?

The battery on POCO M2 has a capacity of 5000mAh.

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