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POCO X2 specs: It's no POCO F1, for better or worse

The POCO X2 is the second POCO device since the POCO F1, and it packs an interesting spec sheet.

Published onFebruary 4, 2020

POCO X2 and back panel

We’ve waited a long time for a new POCO smartphone, and we’ve finally got one in the POCO X2. Don’t expect a direct sequel to the POCO F1 though.

In fact, the POCO X2 is actually a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 4G, which was released in China last month. Still, there’s plenty to like about the phone when you look at the spec sheet (and when you see the price). You can check out the full list of POCO X2 specs below.

6.67-inch LCD
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
20:9 aspect ratio
120Hz refresh rate
Punch-hole display
Snapdragon 730G
Adreno 618 GPU
UFS 2.1
64MP main camera (IMX686) with f/1.89 aperture
8MP ultra wide camera (120-degree field of view) with f/2.2 aperture
2MP macro camera (2cm to 10cm) with f/2.4 aperture
2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture

20MP primary camera
2MP depth camera
27W fast charging
Dimensions and weight
165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79mm
Atlantis Blue
Phoenix Red
Matrix Purple

POCO X2 specs uncovered

The POCO X2 clearly isn’t a flagship when you pore over the power-related specs, offering a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset in lieu of the Snapdragon 865 high-end processor. The Snapdragon 730G is still a powerful chip, but you can expect proper flagships to out-pace it on paper. Other noteworthy core specs include 6 to 8GB of RAM, and storage options of 64, 128, and 256GB.

Poco’s latest device does stand out thanks to the 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with its 20:9 aspect ratio. Yes, it’s an LCD panel, but it also offers a 120Hz refresh rate that doubles the 60Hz rate seen on normal phones. In plain English, a higher refresh rate enables smoother performance when navigating through menus, web browsing, or playing supported games. This refresh rate is also higher than the likes of the Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T (touting 90Hz), but tied with the ASUS ROG Phone 2 and Razer Phone series.

POCO X2 apps and icons

The biggest downside to a high refresh rate is that it requires more juice, but the POCO X2 is packing a pretty substantial battery in a 4,500mAh pack. You’re not getting wireless charging here, but 27W wired charging should top you up in just over an hour.

Looking for a great smartphone photography experience? The POCO X2 fits the bill on paper, delivering a quad rear-camera setup. This layout consists of a 64MP IMX686 primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide sensor (120 degree field of view), 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor.

There isn’t optical image stabilization for the main camera unfortunately, so you’d best have steady hands or use a tripod in low light. Unfortunately, there’s no telephoto zoom here either, so you’ll need to crop in on shots from the 64MP camera instead.

Other details include a punch-hole cutout on the display hosting a 20MP+2MP selfie camera pairing, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm port, and MIUI 11 for POCO atop Android 10.

What do you think of the POCO X2 specs?  Give us your thoughts below!