Poco X2 finally launched, is it a new mid-range gaming beast?

POCO, previously Xiaomi’s sub-brand has been creating a lot of buzzes lately. Just a couple of days back, Xiaomi’s Vice President and Managing Director of Xiaomi India tweeted that POCO will be operating on its own. Poco F1 had immense success in the market. That device was a game-changer on the mid-range smartphone category. Following this everyone had their eyes on the next midrange flagship, Poco F2. Instead, launched “Pro” version straight— POCO F2 Pro, a Redmi K30 Pro rebrand. Other than that, we have Poco X2 too here. This device packs everything for a gaming device. A strong processor, powerful GPU, liquid cooling, epic display and more are packed under the hood of Poco X2. The POCO X2 launched in India on Feb 4 a starting price of INR 15,999 for a 6/64GB variant. Giving POCO F1 reputation, the X2 should launch in Nepal anytime soon, the POCO X2 price in Nepal is expected to be Rs 28,000 for 6/64GB variant.

Xiaomi Poco X2 Key Specifications

Release Date February 2020
Display 6.67-inch IPS LCD, 20:9 aspect ratio
120 Hz Refresh Rate
Front+Back: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
GPU Adreno 618
Memory 6/64GB, 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB
Primary Camera (Quad) 64MP, f/1.89 (main lens) + 8MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide angle) + 2MP, f/2/4 (macro lens) + 2MP, f/2.0 (depth sensor)
Selfie Camera (Dual) 20MP + 2MP
OS and UI Android 10; MIUI 11
Battery 4500mAh, 27-Watt Fast Charge
Colors Available Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red
Miscellaneous Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Liquid cooling technology, 3.55mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, P2i Splash-proof technology
Xiaomi Poco X2 Price in Nepal ~ Rs 28,000 (6/64 GB)
~ Rs 32,000 (6/128 GB)
~ Rs 38,000 (8/256 GB)

Design and Display

Poco X2 flaunts 6.67-inch IPS LCD display having a reality flow 120Hz refresh rate (better than that of OnePlus 7T & similar to Asus ROG Phone 2). Poco X2 has an aspect ratio of 20:9. This will give you more space for gaming control which will eventually give the best gaming experience. This near-bezel less display is what the gamers are looking for.

xiaomi poco x2 design and display

Poco claims that it’s not an ordinary refresh rate but an ‘intelligent dynamic refresh rate’ built-in the device.  There’s a flushed side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Above the fingerprint scanner lies volume rockers. Being a gaming phone you obviously expect the device to have a headphone jack and Poco X2 has 3.55mm audio jack placed on the bottom edge of the device. The front and back of the device are protected with corning gorilla glass 5. On the back, we have 3D curved glass.

Camera

Although Poco X2 is a gaming device, it has an amazing set of cameras. Both of the selfie and rear camera setup are amazing. For the selfie camera, we have a dual-camera setup. The dual selfie camera consists of a 20MP + 2MP camera lens. These are in-display selfie lens placed on the top-right corner of the device.

poco x2 sony camera lens

Poco X2 has the first-ever Sony IMX686 64MP lens in India. The quad-camera setup consists of 64MP, f/1.89 (main lens) + 8MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide angle) + 2MP, f/2/4 (macro lens) + 2MP, f/2.0 (depth sensor). The rear quad camera lens is aligned vertically on the mid-section on the back. Beneath the lenses lies an LED flash.

Poco X2 Camera Mode: Raw Image Capture, 960 FPS Slo-Mo, VLOG Mode

Continuing the legacy of Poco F1, Poco X2 rocks the camera department. Poco X2 looks amazing in the camera department. But not only Poco has introduced the Sony IMX686 64 lens, but it has also included new features like RAW Image Capture, Slo-Mo, and Vlog mode. Using Raw Image capture mode professional photographers can do the post-processing skills. For content creators like Tik-Tok users can create amazing videos using 960fps Slo-mo feature. Using VLOG mode ‘Poco-graphers’ do not have to do the post-processing. It will be automatically done using any of 7 different styles.

Performance, Software, and Battery

Poco X2 is powered by the most powerful Snapdragon 7series processor, Snapdragon 730G. For GPU we have Adreno 618. This brings you 15% faster graphics rendering and true HDR gaming performance. To take the mobile gaming experience to the next level, Poco X2 has liquid-cool technology. The liquid cool technology dissipates heat 300 times faster than others. Yep, you read that right, it’s 300 times faster.

poco x2 27-watt fast charging

There will no throttle or any lag during intense gameplay. This device is fueled by a massive 4500mAh battery (more than that of Poco F1). Plus it supports 27-Watt fast charging. You will be surprised to know that the fast charging will be available in the box itself. We have standard USB Type-C charging placed alongside loudspeaker and headphone jack on the bottom edge. Talking about the loudspeaker, there are 1217 super linear speakers for the best audio quality. Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red are the available color variants.

Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Chipset and GPU comparison

On AnTuTu comparison of Poco X2 with Realme X2, the 730G chipset of Poco X2 topped the chart. Not only Poco X2 topped chipset comparison but also outperformed GPU score. The credit goes to Poco X2 because of its high-quality components and better core-level software optimization. Even after 5 cycles, Poco X2 remains on top.

Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Thermal Test

Poco X2 has covered all the aspects of the device. The liquid cooling aid gaming performance. But what about the thermal while the device is charging. Not to worry as Poco X2 reaches it’s highest only in 53rd minutes of charging while Realme X2 reaches just 17 minutes of charging. The charging block of Poco X2 reaches a maximum of 47.9 degrees Celcius while Realme X2 reaches 54.9 degrees Celcius.

Xiaomi Poco X2 Price and Availability in Nepal

The wait over as Poco X2 is finally launched. This device looks promising. It will surely give a run for their money to other mid-range smartphones available in the market. The 6.67-inch, 120Hz reality flow refresh rate, 4500mAh battery with 27-watt fast charging, Snapdragon 730G, Liquid cooling technology and more are packed under the hood of Poco X2 makes the POCO X2 invincible for its pricing.

Although there is no confirmation from the officials, this device is presumed to hit the Nepali market very soon. The price of Xiaomi Poco X2 in India is INR 15,999 (6/64 GB), INR 16,999 (6/128 GB) and INR 19,999 (8/256 GB). And the POCO X2 will go for sale from Feb 11 exclusively on Flipkart in India with sweet extra INR 1000 off when paid through ICICI Bank’s credit/debit cards.

As per the speculations, the price of Xiaomi Poco X2 in Nepal is expected to start with Rs. 28,000 for 6/64GB variant. The prices for other variants of POCO X2 in Nepal could be:

  • 6/64GB Xiaomi Poco X2 Price in Nepal – Rs 29,000
  • 6/128GB Xiaomi Poco X2 Price in Nepal – Rs 32,000
  • 8/256 GB Xiaomi Poco X2 Price in Nepal – Rs 38,000

Stick with us for the update on the price and availability of Poco X2 in Nepal.


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