Announcement. Poco X5 - middle class with weak cameras (relatives, AliExpress prices, first reviews)

Photo Announcement. Poco X5 - middle class with weak cameras (relatives, AliExpress prices, first reviews)

Xiaomi has introduced a couple of smartphones under its subsidiary Poco brand - Poco X5 and Poco X5 Pro. This news is about the younger model, about the Poco X5. You can read about the older smartphone in the next news.

Poco X5

At first I thought that there were no close relatives for Poco X5. And I was wrong. There is such a relative. This is Redmi Note 12 5G sold in India (not to be confused with Redmi Note 12 5G China). They even have the same cases and color sets. Only Redmi has a slightly worse memory situation and (at least in India) there is no NFC module. And the chipset. With chipsThat's pretty interesting.

Redmi Note 12 5G

The Poco X5 uses a fairly old Qualcomm Snapdragon 695. And in Redmi Note 12 5G - fresh Snapdragon 4 Gen 1. But the fact is that these chipsets are very close. Both in terms of performance and features. (More precisely, according to the characteristics, it is generally not clear whether these chips differ in any way). In AnTuTu we are waiting for around 400 thousand points. Normal middle class.

Memory. Operational - 6 or 8 GB, permanent - 128 or 256 GB. Support for memory cards is available.

Screen. Standard 6.67" (107 cm²) AMOLED and ResolutionReceiving 1080x2400 (395 ppi). High refresh rate - up to 120 Hz.

The battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh. Charging is fast, but not too fast - 33 W.

Cameras. The front camera has a resolution of 13 MP. There are three rear cameras - the simplest set - 48 + 8 + 2 MP (main, wide-angle, macro). As they write in the first reviews, the main camera sensor is OmniVision OV48B.

Source - GSMArena

Other. There is Type-C, a fifth Wi-Fi, a side fingerprint scanner, an IR blaster, an NFC module.

Poco X5 announced globally, so all the LTE bands we need are supported.

Smartphone �Already appeared in the Poco brand store on AliExpress. For those who manage to get all the promo codes, the price will be $199 (₽15500) and $229 (₽17900) for the 6+128 and 8+256 GB versions, respectively.


Poco X5 has clearly been pre-issued to some reviewers. I hide the first (which appeared simultaneously with the announcement) video reviews under cat.

Poco X5 first reviews

Key Features of Xiaomi Poco X5:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.67", 107 cm², 1080x2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 695
2.2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 660 (Cortex-A78), 6 x Kryo 660 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 619 Memory RAM 6-8 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8 (900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charging 33.00 W Dimensions165.88 x 76.21 x 7.98 mm Weight189 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.76", 0.64μm, OmniVision OV48B
- 8 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 118°
- 2 MP, macro, f/2.4
front camera: 13 MP, f/2.45, Samsung ISOCELL 3L6, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, MIUI 13 for POCO SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC USBType-C v2.0

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.