POCO X5 5G and X5 Pro 5G: the new mid-range best buys are official

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As scheduled, today POCO has launched the new X5 series which includes the POCO X5 5G and the POCO X5 Pro 5G; let's go and discover them together.

POCO X5 5G and X5 Pro 5G: the new mid-range best buys are official

We start from POCO X5 5G which comes with a 6.67-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution of the AMOLED type, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. This is a high-quality panel with a peak brightness of 1200 nits, a contrast ratio of 4.500.000:1, and DCI-P3 wide color gamut.

The device is powered by the Snapdragon 695 processor, an octa-core chip with TSMC 6nm production process, maximum frequency of up to 2,2 GHz and an Adreno 619 as GPU. The processor is accompanied by 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.2 internal memory. The device supports microSD cards up to 1TB.

As for photography, the POCO X5 5G comes with a 48MP main camera with aperture: f/1.8, accompanied by an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. Up front is a 13MP camera.

Finally, the device integrates a 5000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, with the 33W charger included in the package. Other specs include an infrared emitter, NFC, side fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock, and 3,5mm headphone jack. The smartphone runs on MIUI 13 for POCO.

Moving on to the older brother POCO X5 Pro 5G, the most premium device comes with a panel with identical specifications, i.e. a 6.67-inch display with AMOLED-type Full HD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Then we find a contrast ratio of 5.000.000:1, a wide DCI-P3 color gamut and 10-bit color depth.

Il POCO X5 Pro 5G is equipped with the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G as the processor. This chip has a TSMC 6nm manufacturing process, it is also octa-core with four Cortex A78 cores and four Cortex A55 cores, but the maximum clock is 2,4 GHz. The GPU sees an upgrade to the Qualcomm Adreno 642L. While for memory configurations, we have two options of 6GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB UFS 2.2 or 8GB + 256GB. Dynamic RAM Expansion 3.0 5 is also present.

Moving on to another strong point of the X5 Pro 5G, the photographic sector. The device integrates a 108MP main camera with 1/1.52″ sensor that makes professional-level photography easy. Shooting speeds have decreased by 41%, specifically by 69% for stills and by 38% in night mode thanks to an image signal processor (ISP) that reaches two gigapixels per second and excellent AI performance of 12 TOPS. Even for photos, the device does not joke, supporting recordings in 4K resolution.

In addition to the 108 main camera, we find an 8 MP ultra wide angle camera and a 2 MP macro camera. For selfies, there's a 16MP front camera.

From the point of view of autonomy and recharging, the POCO X5 Pro 5G integrates a 5000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, also here 67W charger included in the package. Other specs include dual speakers, infrared emitter, NFC, side fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock, and 3,5mm headphone jack.

Prices and availability

I POCO X5 e X5Pro 5G are available from today on mi.com and little The POCO X5 5G is available in Green, Blue, and Black colors, priced at €299,90 for the 6GB+128GB ea version €349,90 for the 8GB+256GB configuration. The POCO X5 Pro 5G is available in three different colors, Black, Blue and Yellow, and in a dual configuration of 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, respectively at the price of €349,90 e €399,90.

Furthermore, from today 6 February until 13 February at 14.00 pm, both smartphones will be available in an early bird offer:

  • POCO X5 5G will go on sale at an early bird price of €249,90 for 6GB+128GB configuration e €299,90 for the 8GB+256GB version.
  • POCO X5 Pro 5G a €299,90 for the 6GB+128GB variant and by €349,90, for the 8GB+256GB version;

The devices will soon also be available on Amazon.

Pierpaolo Figuccia

Pierpaolo Figuccia

Nerd, passionate about technology, photography and video maker. And of course I love Xiaomi products!


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