POCO revealed its first M-series smartphone with an AMOLED display at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). Last year, the company introduced a 5G version of the same smartphone, and now it has released a 4G version. Aside from the altered chipset, the newly released 4G model has a few other differences.
Design & Display
The 6.43″ AMOLED panel of the M4 Pro 4G replaces the 6.6″ IPS LCD in the 5G model. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling, as well as a 20:9 aspect ratio and is covered by Gorilla Glass 3.
With an IP53 rating, the smartphone is also splash resistant. For biometrics and authentication, it also has a fingerprint reader on the side.
Storage & Hardware
The Helio G96 replaces the Dimensity 810 5G under the hood in the 4G model. The GPU, however, stays the same: Mali G57 MC2. The gadget is available in two storage capacities: 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB. It has LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage, as well as a microSD card for expansion.
Because the phone runs MIUI 13, virtual RAM is also available, adding 3 GB to the 8/256 GB configuration.
The M4 Pro has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, two speakers, a Z-axis linear motor, an IR blaster, and NFC, just like its predecessor.
The M4 Pro 4G has a triple-lens unit for photography. This contains a 64-megapixel primary sensor, as well as an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The 64MP primary sensor is the highest resolution sensor ever on a Poco M phone, while the 8 MP ultrawide lens remains the same and a 2 MP macro lens is a new feature. There’s also a 16 MP sensor on the front for selfies and video calls.
Battery & Availability
The smartphone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that, owing to the included 33W charger, can charge from zero to 100 percent in one hour and last for two days of regular use before needing to be recharged.
The Poco M4 Pro starts at €220 ($246) for the 6/128 GB option, and €270 ($302) for the upgraded 8/256 GB model.