Poco F2 Pro long-term review

27 October 2020


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Android Authority, 01 Nov 2020Just checked out some water tests of Xiaomi flagships on Yo... moreNice. Mi 10 Ultra is probably the best 2020 Android flagship besides Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon version). Where are you getting it for under €750 from tho? Might want to get one as well since my Mi 9 got some screen problems recently.

Swordman, 29 Oct 2020Uh I didn't mention Mi 10 Ultra at all tho since it mi... moreJust checked out some water tests of Xiaomi flagships on YouTube.
Seems like they can definitely handle the ocassional drops without any issues.
I think that helped me finalize the decision.

Had shortlisted the S20 FE fg previously, but I am getting such a good deal for the MI 10 ultra transparent version (8gb+128gb) for under 750€, complete with Play Store and play services pre-installed.
Will be the first Xiaomi flagship in our family.
Mostly used Samsung flagships in the past.

Anonymous, 30 Oct 2020The Battery life is PHENOMENAL with respect to its capacityHow with miui 12?

Polaris, 01 Nov 20204 month old user here. Satisfied with the phone so far. I&#... moreFor me the same, after miui 12.0.3 worse battery life...

Polaris, 01 Nov 20204 month old user here. Satisfied with the phone so far. I&#... moreHave you faced any issue with the pop up camera?

  • Polaris

4 month old user here. Satisfied with the phone so far. I'm on the latest MIUI 12 version and battery life is average around 12-16 hours on mixed Wi-Fi/3g/4g use, an hour or two gaming and web browsing. I could push it to 24-28 hours if on 2G/Wifi only with light to moderate gaming/web browsing. Games run cool and smooth on this phone including the notorious Genshin Impact (will kill the battery fast if pushed to 60fps). Camera on GCam is also pretty good. It is kinda bulky especially with a phone case (I use Nillkin) although I do not mind it's weight. Pretty good phone for its price when I got it (around $450) coming from a Redmi Note 5 and I feel it will last me 3-4 years if I'm really careful with it.

  • Tudor

The photos are from Sighisoara, Romania.

  • Anonymous

The Battery life is PHENOMENAL with respect to its capacity

  • Supper Amoled

3 Good things about this phone;

1. First of all Supper Amoled
2. 865 snapdragon chipset
3. 3.1 UFS storage the best there is

  • Aryan Agarwal

It is not a bad phone but I honestly think that they could have made it more accessible with a better price aspect. I like the camera but the battery and camaera leaves much to be desired.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 Oct 2020Downgrade to MIUI 11 which came with the box. Planned obsol... moreTrue, security patches are extremely overrated.
They offer nothing more than bragging rights.

It's a good phone, but some things were annoying for me.
The connectivity compared to the other phones I've used isn't the best. I've had better service from other phones.

Can't use the always on display features unless you switch your region to uk. Which isn't a huge issue as I'm using a mate 30 pro right now and we'll... Yeah, but still a minor gripe.

Battery life was not as good as I was expecting. I got about a day and a half(about 7 hours 30 minutes of screen on time) which is good, but the way it was being touted by everyone, I was expecting some next level stuff.

Most annoying gripe is the charger. Having to use the uk to us adapter is fine, but the charger is just to big and it only makes it easily pop off the plug a lot.

*** 1\2

It's a solid phone, overall tho.

Coming from POCO F1, F2 Pro is a huge upgrade for me at least in the areas I wish - amoled screen, quality audio and video playback . Refresh rate is never a huge deal for me and I see it as only a gimmick. Camera could've been better. Two huge let downs are speakers(stereo speakers would've been awesome) and the POCO OS, my F1 at least didn't have any ads. F2 pro looks cheap in that and Xiaomi is brainless doing this. MIUI always had this ads, poco didn't had them. How crap they included for F2 pro too.

  • Anonymous

Karim, 29 Oct 2020after miui 12 update my poco f2 pro is getting to much heat... moreDowngrade to MIUI 11 which came with the box. Planned obsolescence Xiaomi does this to force people to buy new phones. The best you can do never update a Xiaomi device & when it starts throttling hard reset & disable automatic updates. Every oem does this. The Google security patches are a gimmick who has ever been hacked for not updating to the latest security patch

  • Karim

after miui 12 update my poco f2 pro is getting to much heat, and the bettery is draining to fast
very much dissapointing

  • Gianpa

Android Authority, 28 Oct 2020I think it's under 600 Euros. I paid £270 new from Xiaomi website... It's basically free.

  • Krish

It does have good features but the price is a bit too much and frankly not worth the phone

Owner, 28 Oct 2020Let me as real user of global version Mi 9 and Redmi Note 8... moreSame. Fr these people can't spend 3min disabling the ads.

Android Authority, 28 Oct 2020All are good phones. Hence the confusion. Each one has the... moreUh I didn't mention Mi 10 Ultra at all tho since it might be above your budget. Plus you need import it from China. If Mi 10 Ultra is within your budget, just go get it. It's prob the best flagship in 2020 (except for Snapdragon Note 20 Ultra/Mate 40 Pro). Plus, Xiaomi doesn't give IP ratings for its phones since it's cutting costs. Just check out water tests for Xiaomi phones on YouTube.

  • Anonymous

I got this phone from Amazon for 350 euros. Amazing. And if you can't remember when you last used wired headphones, you don't work in media. Headphone jacks are irreplaceable.