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Xiaomi Poco M5

Announced: September 2022.OS: Android 12. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $170. Starting price of: 10 520 ₽. Starting price of: 6 273 ₴.
Status: Announced.
  • Screen 6.58" IPS LCD
  • Rear сamera 50 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 5 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Helio G99 (6nm)
  • Memory 4/6 GB RAM
  • Storage 64/128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
All characteristics

Short description Xiaomi Poco M5

This is a smartphone on Android 12 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 3 modules (50 MP Wide, 2 MP Macro, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Xiaomi Poco M5 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

In September 2022 Xiaomi company introduced its new smartphone Xiaomi Poco M5. This is a new model with support for two SIM cards, which is running on 12.

If you think that for today such an android smartphone on the version 12 already outdated, then we advise you to look DROID-smartphones in our directory, where we collected a list of devices on the latest version of Android.

Screen, body and battery

6.58-inch IPS LCD touchscreen occupies almost the entire area of the front panel of the smartphone Xiaomi Poco M5 and has an almost invisible drop-like notch at the top border to adjust a selfie camera. It also stands out from other models on the market with its thin bezels between the outer edges of the body and the screen. An edge-to-edge screen covers from 80% to 90% of the front panel.. Body thickness 8.9 mm puts the battery in it in capacity 5 000 mAh. As a result, these three important characteristics give us such an idea of the device — huge smartphone with very thick case and very capacious battery.

The most interesting thing is that the screen in the Xiaomi Poco M5 has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The higher the value, the better. And this is very important in mobile games, because the high refresh rate makes the graphics smoother in the game. All smartphones with a display refresh rate of 90 Hz are collected in our catalog.

This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

The most important characteristics of Xiaomi Poco M5 cameras: main camera received 50 MP Wide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP Depth sensor, front camera got 5 MP Wide. See examples of photos and videos from this smartphone to visually assess their quality. And the most interesting thing is that the main camera on the back of the body has several lenses (triple camera smartphones). That can do 2x zoom without losing quality. And with the help of at least two lenses, you can shoot portraits with the bokeh effect, this is when the background is blurred and the photo appears like depth. In this model, the selfie camera is on the front and you can see it. In 2019, smartphones were announced with a front camera, which is located inside the body and is not visible. When you need to take a photo, the front camera slides up from the body. You take your selfie, the photo is saved and then the camera goes down into the body. All smartphones with pop-up front camera from different producers at different prices are collected in the catalog. If you are interested in such models, we advise you to first watch video reviews about them, and then make a choice and buy.

Processor and Internal Memory

Smartphone Xiaomi Poco M5 received a 8-core processor Helio G99 (6nm), RAM 4 GB and built-in memory 64 GB. Also there is support for memory cards microSDXC.

Price for Xiaomi Poco M5: buy or not to buy?

So this is Xiaomi Poco M5 after the official announcement. This novelty fell into the segment of cheap of smartphones.

Buy Xiaomi Poco M5 you can after the beginning of official sales, which start in  September 2022. And now the price from the manufacturer is known — it′s $170 without taxes and fees. The price-to-feature ratio of this smartphone is not bad, because there is is just a huge screen, and the camera is sooooo cool, and the frontcamera is so-so.

If you are looking for a good current smartphone, which is now on sale, then visit the page DROID smartphones in our catalog. There we select only the best models from different price segments. You will have plenty to choose from!

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5 September 2022

Announcement of Poco M5s in the global market and Poco M5 for India

Today, Xiaomi introduced two new smartphones under the Poco brand. The first Poco M5s model will be on sale from September 6th for $169 in different countries, and the second Poco M5 model will appear only in India from September 13th for $156. The price difference is only $15, so which smartphone is better to choose according to its characteristics? Let’s figure it out.

Xiaomi Poco M5
Xiaomi Poco M5

Both smartphones are based on Android 12 but have different specs. Poco M5s received MediaTek Helio G95 (12 nm), 4/6 GB of RAM, and 64/128 GB of internal storage. POCO M5 received a MediaTek Helio G99 processor (6nm) and the same memory options.

The Poco M5 has a 6.58-inch 90Hz LCD screen, while the Poco M5s has a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen. A triple camera (50MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor) setup on the back of the Poco M5. At the same time, Poco M5s received a quad camera: 64 MP f/1.8 + 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2 MP f/2.4 macro + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The selfie camera is much better on the Poco M5s (13MP) than the Poco M5 (5MP).

In addition, Poco M5s received a side fingerprint scanner, NFC module, and water/dust protection according to the IP53 standard. Both smartphones have the same battery capacity — 5,000 mAh, but the charging speed will differ (M5 — 18W, M5s — 33W).

Sales of Poco M5s and Poco M5 will begin in early September. There will also be discounts for early buyers.

Xiaomi Poco M5s price options: 4/64 GB — $169 discounted ($189 regular price), 4/128 GB — $189 discounted ($209 regular price), 6/128 GB — $209 discounted ($229 regular price).

Xiaomi Poco M5 price options: 4/64 GB — $155 discounted ($189 regular price), 4/128 GB — $209 regular price, 6/128 GB — $180 discounted ($229 regular price). These discounts are available to buyers in India, and the number of promotional models is limited. Sales in India will begin on September 6, and from September 13, the geography of sales will expand to the countries of South Asia.

Source: poco.in

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