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Xiaomi Poco M5s

Announced: September 2022.OS: Android 12. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $190. Starting price of: 11 757 ₽. Starting price of: 7 011 ₴.
Status: Announced.
  • Screen 6.43" AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 64 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 13 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Helio G95 (12 nm)
  • Memory 4/6 GB RAM
  • Storage 64/128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.3 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • WaterProof
All characteristics

Short description Xiaomi Poco M5s

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 4 modules (64 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Macro, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be very high quality, which can make beautiful selfies. And Xiaomi Poco M5s 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), dust and water protection.

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 M5s. 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If you think that for today such an android smartphone on the version 12 already outdated, then we advise you to look DROID-smartphones in our directory, where we collected a list of devices on the latest version of Android.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

6.43-inch AMOLED touchscreen occupies almost the entire area of the front panel of the smartphone Xiaomi Poco M5s and has an original solution for placing a selfie camera in the form of a small round hole in the screen. 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 8.3 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 case of the smartphone is completely protected from water and dust. 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

A selfie camera is located in front of the screen with one lens: 13 MP Wide. Among all the cameras, this we attributed to the segment good cameras. This model has a front camera as usual at the top of the screen, like 99.9% of all smartphones. But, if this makes you bored, then we can offer smartphones with pop-up front camera. In these models, the front camera is located inside the body and goes up only when you activate the front camera mode. It sounds interesting, but how convenient it is and how long this mechanism will work is not yet clear.

The main camera got several modules (smartphones with four cameras): 64 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP Depth sensor, located on the back of the body. We defined it in the segment super cool mobile cameras. Directly without hesitation can buy this smartphone and enjoy your photos and videos shot on it. Why do you need a camera with multiple modules in a smartphone? And what are the advantages of such a camera? This allows you to take very beautiful portraits with bokeh (blurred background) effect. And an additional lens with a different focal length provides a high-quality approximation (zoom) for photography. In addition, software algorithms can improve the quality of the photo after processing frames from each camera module.

Processor and Internal Memory

The smartphone performance is affected by a lot of factors, and even more so on the android-smartphone, where the developer of the Android operating system and the device manufacturer are absolutely different companies and each develops with its strategy in the market. As a result, in the smartphone you get a hodgepodge: it′s like a “clean” Android, but with a shell from the manufacturer; as though only the necessary applications, but also many unnecessary from the manufacturer. Very often Android-installed apps by default, which you do not even use, are still running and working, they occupy part of the RAM and processor time of your smartphone. This slows the work of other applications and the battery charge is wasted.

So, in Xiaomi Poco M5s is installed 8-core processor on the chipset Helio G95 (12 nm). As for RAM, the memory module is used here 4 GB, but if this is not enough for you, then there is a version for 6 GB. You can choose the right version of the smartphone, but note that the price of these versions is different.

You can store your photos, videos, music and applications both on the built-in smartphone memory, and on memory cards microSDXC. The manufacturer releases several versions of this smartphone with different memory sizes: 64/128 GB. Before buying, be sure to decide how many gigabytes you need.

Price for Xiaomi Poco M5s: buy or not to buy?

If you are looking for a camera phone, then Xiaomi Poco M5s is just what you need. If you need a smartphone with a huge touch screen, then this is just the real phablet! You can buy! If you are looking for selfie smartphone (smartphone with a very cool front camera for shooting selfie), then this is exactly what you were looking for. Do not pass by Xiaomi Poco M5s, you should like it.

Let′s step back from the lyrics and talk about money. Selling Xiaomi Poco M5s will begin in September 2022 at a price of $190. There are analogues of this model from its price segment “Affordable smartphones from $100 to $200”, you can choose any smartphone for the same money.

We recommend buying a new smartphone only from trusted sellers. And preferably before buying the phone hold in your hand, to feel the dimensions of his hand and look at all of its external signs (build quality and materials). Then turn it on and check the touch screen (there should be no “broken” pixels, color gradient), open several built-in applications to assess the speed and smoothness of the interface. Be sure to launch the “Camera” application and take a few photos and videos, then view them (there should be no artifacts or traces of dust on the lens or glass).

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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 M5s
Xiaomi Poco M5s

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: po.co/global

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