Poco F6 Pro review

GSMArena Team, 23 May 2024.

Display

The display is one of the clear highlights of the Poco F6 Pro. It has a 6.67-inch flat AMOLED panel with a WQHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. That works out to about 526 ppi, which is very sharp indeed.

Poco F6 Pro review

You also get 12-bit color depth with the Poco F6 Pro plus 3840Hz PWM dimming. Poco claims that the phone will produce about 700 nits of typical brightness, 1,200 nits of whole display brightness, and a whopping peak brightness of 4,000 nits. We conducted our standardized testing and only got around 508 nits from the display by maxing out the slider. Our maximum brightness measurement reached 1,203 nits. That's definitely more than enough to be comfortable outdoors.

We measured only 2 nits of brightness at point white at the minimum brightness setting on the slider.

The Poco F6 Pro also offers a Wet Touch display features, allowing the display to remain more responsive and be usable when wet.

Max display brightness test

White test pattern, 75% fill (nits)

  • Manual mode
  • Auto mode
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
664
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
530
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
523
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Poco F5 Pro Poco F5 Pro
520
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 3200 px
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
517
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
vivo V30 Pro vivo V30 Pro
516
6.78" AMOLED 1260 x 2800 px
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
516
6.67" OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
516
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Honor 90 Honor 90
511
6.7" AMOLED 1200 x 2664 px
Poco F6 Pro Poco F6 Pro
508
6.67" AMOLED 1440 x 3200 px
Nothing Phone (2) Nothing Phone (2)
498
6.7" LTPO OLED 1080 x 2412 px
Realme 12 Pro+ Realme 12 Pro+
497
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
493
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
486
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Galaxy S23 FE Galaxy S23 FE
451
6.4" Dynamic AMOLED 2X 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
446
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
1331
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
1283
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Poco F6 Pro Poco F6 Pro
1203
6.67" AMOLED 1440 x 3200 px
vivo V30 Pro vivo V30 Pro
1197
6.78" AMOLED 1260 x 2800 px
Honor 90 Honor 90
1176
6.7" AMOLED 1200 x 2664 px
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
1148
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
1073
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Poco F5 Pro Poco F5 Pro
1059
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 3200 px
Poco M6 Pro Poco M6 Pro
1053
6.67" AMOLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
1050
6.67" OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
1043
6.55" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1010
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Nothing Phone (2) Nothing Phone (2)
998
6.7" LTPO OLED 1080 x 2412 px
Galaxy S23 FE Galaxy S23 FE
985
6.4" Dynamic AMOLED 2X 1080 x 2340 px
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
981
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Realme 12 Pro+ Realme 12 Pro+
802
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px

The Poco F6 Pro has a 120Hz refresh rate. According to the phone's reporting, it supports three refresh rate modes - 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz. In terms of actual settings, the phone offers three modes to choose from: Auto and two Custom modes - 60Hz and 120Hz.

Poco F6 Pro review

As you can imagine, 60Hz mode locks the refresh rate at 60Hz. As for the Auto and 120Hz modes, both have very similar automatic switching behavior. They refresh at 120Hz when you are interacting with the phone or when there is motion on the screen. Once neither is true, the refresh rate quickly drops to 60Hz to conserve power. We never actually saw the Poco F6 Pro use its 90Hz mode. On a more positive note, the automatic switching logic seems to include the detection of video playback, which also lowers the refresh rate to 60Hz.

The only substantial difference between the Auto and 120Hz modes is that the latter offers nifty per-app settings on which apps should use a high refresh rate and which shouldn't. You can, hence, try to force some apps and games to use high refresh rates from there or alternatively force others to save power. Speaking of games, we tried our usual assortment of games and managed to get a high refresh rate working on all of them.

The Poco F6 Pro has Dolby Vision and HDR10+ certification. It has decoder support for every popular HDR format, including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision. Widevine DRM is also the highest possible L1.

Battery life

The Poco F6 Pro has a pretty large 5,000 mAh battery. We ran our standard set of tests and found that the phone does alright in terms of endurance, but not spectacular in any way. With an Active Use Score of 10:29 hours, battery life could definitely be better. Web browsing and gaming seem to be particularly taxing.

Our new Active Use Score is an estimate of how long the battery will last if you use the device with a mix of all four test activities. You can adjust the calculation based on your usage pattern using the sliders below. You can read about our current battery life testing procedure here. For a comprehensive list of all tested devices so far, head this way.

Charging speed

The Poco F6 Pro supports 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge. The phone comes bundled with a 120W charger and an appropriate 6A-rated cable.

Poco F6 Pro review

Just like other 120W charging-capable Xiaomi phones, this one also has Boost Charge mode. This is the feature that allows the fastest possible charging at 120W, but there is a catch - it works only when the phone is with its screen turned off as an overheating prevention measure. The Boost option is turned off by default, but you can enable it from within the Battery settings.

We did our charging test with the Boost mode, as otherwise, the phone is limited to 60W-80W charging.

The Poco F6 Pro with its 120W GaN charger is an incredible combo. We got 31% of the charge in just 5 minutes, while 15 minutes replenished 64% of the battery. A full charge took 27 minutes, which is not exactly the advertised 19 minutes, but still incredibly fast.

Charging speed

  • in 15 min
  • in 30 min
  • Time to full charge (from 0%)
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
91%
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
83%
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
OnePlus 12R OnePlus 12R
70%
5500 mAh 100W SuperVOOC
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
67%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Poco F6 Pro Poco F6 Pro
64%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
58%
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Poco F5 Pro Poco F5 Pro
50%
5160 mAh 67W
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
50%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
49%
5100 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
48%
5000 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
47%
5000 mAh 67W
vivo V30 Pro vivo V30 Pro
39%
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Nothing Phone (2) Nothing Phone (2)
32%
4700 mAh 45W PPS
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
29%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Galaxy S23 FE Galaxy S23 FE
29%
4500 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
29%
5000 mAh 45W
Poco F6 Pro Poco F6 Pro
100%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
100%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
100%
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
OnePlus 12R OnePlus 12R
100%
5500 mAh 100W SuperVOOC
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
100%
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
92%
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Poco F5 Pro Poco F5 Pro
86%
5160 mAh 67W
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
83%
5000 mAh 67W
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
83%
5100 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
83%
5000 mAh 67W
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
82%
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
vivo V30 Pro vivo V30 Pro
77%
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Nothing Phone (2) Nothing Phone (2)
62%
4700 mAh 45W PPS
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
59%
5000 mAh 45W
Galaxy S23 FE Galaxy S23 FE
58%
4500 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
55%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Motorola Edge 50 Pro Motorola Edge 50 Pro
0:18h
4500 mAh 125W TurboPower
Motorola Edge 40 Pro Motorola Edge 40 Pro
0:23h
4600 mAh 125W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
0:25h
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
OnePlus 12R OnePlus 12R
0:25h
5500 mAh 100W SuperVOOC
Poco F6 Pro Poco F6 Pro
0:27h
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Motorola Edge 40 Motorola Edge 40
0:40h
4400 mAh 68W TurboPower
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
0:42h
5100 mAh 67W
vivo V30 Pro vivo V30 Pro
0:42h
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Poco X6 Pro Poco X6 Pro
0:43h
5000 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Poco F5
0:47h
5000 mAh 67W
Poco F5 Pro Poco F5 Pro
0:48h
5160 mAh 67W
Motorola Edge 40 Neo Motorola Edge 40 Neo
0:51h
5000 mAh 68W TurboPower
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1:03h
5000 mAh 25W PD
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
1:03h
5000 mAh 45W
Nothing Phone (2) Nothing Phone (2)
1:04h
4700 mAh 45W PPS
Galaxy S23 FE Galaxy S23 FE
1:10h
4500 mAh 25W Samsung PD + PPS

During the 120W fast charging, the phone didn't get hot, just warm.

Poco promises that the F6 Pro can go through 1,000 charging cycles and still maintain 90% of its original battery capacity.

Speakers - loudness and quality

The Poco F6 Pro has a stereo speaker setup. It is of the hybrid variety, with one channel being handled by the amplified earpiece.

It is a pretty good speaker system that managed a -24.8 LUFS loudness score in our testing. That's louder than its Poco F5 Pro predecessor and about as loud as the vanilla Poco F5. We like how the F6 Pro sounds as well. It has well-defined and pretty clean mids, good and generally not too badly distorted highs and even some bass. The sound stage is pretty rich.

Poco F6 Pro review

The F6 Pro has Dolby Atmos support as well as Poco's own take on spatial audio, called "immersive sound". There is also a nice and feature-rich equalizer with both presets and manual controls.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

Connectivity

The Poco F6 Pro is a dual-Sim device. It has two Nano-Sim slots supporting SA and NSA Sub-6 5G connectivity, and it can do so simultaneously. For location, the phone has GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5) and NavIC (L5). It is great to see support for the L5 GPS band. Triple-band Wi-Fi 6e handles local connectivity. Yes, you do get 6GHz support with this device. Plus, the antenna placement has been optimized to ensure the best possible coverage. Bluetooth is version 5.3 with LE support. NFC is on board but market-dependent, so check with your retailer. There is no 3.5mm audio jack or an FM radio receiver.

Poco F6 Pro review

The Type-C port on the Poco F6 Pro is backed up by a basic USB 2.0 data connection, which means a theoretical maximum transfer speed of 480 Mbps. There is USB Host/OTG support, but nothing else fancy like video output.

The Poco F6 Pro has a pretty good set of onboard sensors. There is an STMicto lsm6dsv accelerometer and gyroscope combo, a Xiaomi TCS3720ALSPRX ambient light sensor, a Xiaomi hardware proximity sensor and a QST qmc630x magnetometer and compass combo. There is no barometer on board.

Reader comments

  • L l
  • 11 Jul 2024
  • 3rM

Don't get that either.. Vastly superior than the 2mp macro photos?! WTH . Its clearly visible even from space that they wrong. I don't get it why they wrote it . Hope they just confused 🤔

  • FilthyH
  • 05 Jul 2024
  • U2C

The macro photos are clearly superior to the only barely remotely similar main camera shots at its minimum focusing distance. Whomever wrote that the main camera provides "vastly superior images than the 2MP 'macro' unit" needs t...

  • Man
  • 30 Jun 2024
  • nH{

Why, it looks nice