Poco X4 Pro 5G review

GSMArena Team, 25 March 2022.

Display

While the Poco X4 Pro 5G isn't exactly an upgrade over the Poco X4 Pro, its display has been improved with an AMOLED panel, higher brightness, and faster touch sampling rate. The cutout remains equally small, and the protection is once again handled by a Gorilla Glass shield.

So, the Poco X4 Pro packs a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels with 120Hz refresh rate and wide color support. The panel offers up to 360Hz touch sampling rate.

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The screen is not HDR10-capable, even if hardware-reading apps may find it as such. And, quite expectedly, there is no HDR streaming support.

Poco advertises the display for its 2047 brightness levels, 700 nits of maximum brightness and 1200 nits for the peak brightness.

We can confirm that the maximum brightness is 754 nits when using Auto Brightness or the manual one with the Sunlight Boost option active. When you are not under bright light, the OLED panel typical brightness is 477 nits - in line with most of the recent AMOLED panels.

The minimum brightness at point white is 2.5 nits - a great one!

Display test 100% brightness
Black,cd/m2 White,cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Poco X4 Pro 0 477
Poco X4 Pro (Max Auto) 0 754
Poco X3 Pro 0.327 458 1401:1
Poco X3 Pro (Max Auto) 0.4 534 1335:1
Poco X3 GT 0.301 429 1425:1
Poco X3 GT (Max Auto) 0.38 537 1413:1
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC 0.354 460 1299:1
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Max Auto) 0.515 631 1225:1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Max Auto) 0 746
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (Max Auto) 0 746
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 0 438
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Max Auto) 0 633
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G 0 383
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Max Auto) 0 800
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 0 457
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max Auto) 0 725
Poco M4 Pro 5G 0.264 410 1553:1
Poco M4 Pro 5G (Max Auto) 0.33 510 1545:1
Poco M4 Pro 0 462
Poco M4 Pro (Max Auto) 0 737

Color accuracy

The Poco X4 Pro 5G display supports DCI-P3 wide color space. The Settings app offers three different color models - Vivid (default, DCI-P3), Saturated (DCI-P3 with saturation boost), and Standard (sRGB). You can fine-tune the color temperature for each mode.

The Vivid (default) option reproduces DCI-P3 faithfully, and we found it to be fairly accurate, excluding the slightly bluish-white and gray hues. The Standard option corresponds to sRGB and offers accurate rendering, including the white and gray colors.

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Refresh rate

The display supports 60Hz (Standard) and 120Hz (Maximum) refresh rates; both are static options. The 120Hz option is the default one, and if you don't change it, 60Hz will be used only for video playback and across apps that cannot support higher than 60Hz screens. For everything else, the screen works at 120Hz.

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While the phone does support high frame rate gaming, its GPU is probably too weak to make it happen in most games.

Streaming

The Poco X4 Pro 5G comes with Widevine L1 DRM support, and Full HD streaming is available across the popular platforms, Netflix included.

Battery life

The Poco X4 Pro 5G is powered by a large 5,000mAh battery, the same capacity as most of the recent Redmi Note Pro models. The phone supports 67W Mi Fast Charging.

The Poco X4 Pro 5G scored a 119h endurance rating with excellent scores across the board, 4h more hours than the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G with the same display, chipset and battery.

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The Poco X4 Pro offers better standby performance compared to the Note, as well as more web time, but its video playback score, although impressive, is lower than the Note's.

All test results shown are achieved under the highest screen refresh rate mode. You can adjust the endurance rating formula manually so it matches better your own usage in our all-time battery test results chart where you can also find all phones we've tested.

Charging speed

The Poco X4 Pro supports 67W Mi Fast Charging, one of the most notable upgrades on the recent Xiaomi-made phones this year. The phone ships with the 67W brick and a 6A-rated USB cable.

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So, this 67W power adapter recharged the Poco X4 Pro battery from 0% to 75% in 30 minutes - an incredibly fast performance for a budget mid-range smartphone.

30min charging test (from 0%)

Higher is better

  • OnePlus Nord 2
    98%
  • Realme GT 5G (65W)
    87%
  • Realme 9 Pro+
    77%
  • Poco X4 Pro 5G
    75%
  • Poco X3 GT
    75%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    74%
  • Poco X3 NFC
    55%
  • Poco M4 Pro 5G
    54%
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    53%
  • Realme 9 Pro
    52%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
    51%
  • Poco X3 Pro
    50%

A full charge took 48 minutes, in line with other phones with similar batteries and charging capabilities - and once again - plenty fast.

Time to full charge (from 0%)

Lower is better

  • OnePlus Nord 2
    0:31h
  • Realme GT 5G (65W)
    0:39h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    0:45h
  • Poco X3 GT
    0:48h
  • Poco X4 Pro 5G
    0:49h
  • Realme 9 Pro+
    0:49h
  • Poco M4 Pro 5G
    1:07h
  • Poco X3 Pro
    1:08h
  • Realme 9 Pro
    1:14h
  • Poco X3 NFC
    1:15h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
    1:18h
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    1:28h

The Poco X4 Pro has no support for reversed wired charging. Wireless charging is not supported either.

Speaker quality

The Poco X4 Pro 5G offers a proper stereo speaker setup, just like the one on the most recent Redmi and Xiaomi phones. There are two symmetrically placed speakers on the top and bottom sides, each behind dotted grilles. The top one has a second outlet just above the screen as it also doubles as your earpiece.

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The sound is incredibly balanced, and you cannot tell that the top speaker is a bit quieter - the front outlet compensates for that in a clever way. They do sound equally good, too.

The phone scored a Good mark on our loudness test, not that far from the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. The sound quality seems plenty good - we can hear rich sound across the board and well-presented mid-tones.

There is an automatic Dolby Atmos enhancement across various media apps like Gallery, Mi Video, YouTube, and whatnot, so you can expect an even better sound experience within those.

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.

Reader comments

  • Luke
  • 03 Jun 2022
  • sgD

That's unfortunate. With the 778G it would have been a proper killer. I suspect it would encroach on the Mii 11 Lite then tho.

  • yoyo95
  • 25 May 2022
  • XWU

thank you so much, you helped me make a great decision,, i almost went with 695,, i was dying for 1200 , again thank you for your comment

  • Zero
  • 18 Apr 2022
  • Km1

Actually the REAL Poco X4 Pro was supposed to get the Snapdragon 778G instead. If you saw the phones most of them have the lower tier 6XX or the Dimensity 8XX series. And people then complaints why those trash are the same.