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POCO X4 Pro 5G and POCO M4 Pro announced from RM899 — here’s all you need to know about POCO’s latest mid-rangers!

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 28, 2022
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POCO has just announced their latest mid-range offerings at MWC 2022, and they are also coming to Malaysia as early as 3rd March. The POCO X4 Pro 5G features some upgrades over its predecessor while the POCO M4 Pro brings about a more affordable option by losing the arguably unnecessary 5G connectivity capability. Without further ado, let’s check out what they have to offer.

POCO X4 Pro 5G: lower performance, but now with 5G!

POCO X4 Pro 5G design

We dubbed the POCO X3 Pro the “true heir to the POCO F1”, with it prioritizing raw performance over everything else. In contrast, it seems that the POCO X4 Pro 5G is less focused on all-out performance, and is intent on offering a better smartphone experience overall. With that comes a major downgrade in terms of its performance, going from the Snapdragon 860 to the decidedly weaker Snapdragon 695, but you do get 5G with the POCO X4 Pro 5G.

POCO X4 Pro 5G display

Along with that, you also have a more premium 120Hz OLED display, versus last year’s 120Hz IPS panel, and the camera also received a major upgrade to a 108MP one. The charging speed is also significantly upgraded, with 67W fast charging, up from 33W in the POCO X3 Pro. I would say the design has matured as well, although that’s probably subjective, depending on your tastes.

POCO X4 Pro 5G Specs and Price in Malaysia

CPU Snapdragon 695, 6nm FinFET
2 x Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A78) @ 2.2GHz + 6 x Kryo 660 Silver (Cortex-A55) @ 1.7GHz
GPU Adreno 619
Memory Up to 8GB (+3GB through RAM expansion)
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 2.2 (expandable via microSD)
Display 6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay, 1200 nits peak brightness, DCI-P3 gamut support, Reading mode 3.0, Sunlight display, 360Hz touch sampling rate
Audio Dual speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Hi-Res Audio certification
Camera Main camera: 108MP f/1.9, 1/1.52″ ISOCELL HM2, 0.7µm, 9-in-1 binning (2.1µm equiv.)
Ultra-wide: 8MP f/2.2, 118° FoV
Macro: 2MP f/2.4
AI Camera, Auto HDR, Pro Mode, Portrait, Beauty, Panorama, 1080p30 video recording
Selfie camera 16MP f/2.4 selfie camera
Connectivity Hybrid dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
USB-C (USB 2.0, 480Mbps)
IR Blaster
Software MIUI 13 based on Android 11
Battery 5000mAh
67W Turbo Charge (67W charger included in box)
Dimensions 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12 mm
Weight 202g
Ingress protection IP53
Price 6GB+128GB: RM1199
8GB+256GB: RM1499

POCO M4 Pro: OLED upgrade, 64MP camera in a fresh new design

POCO M4 Pro colors

For a more affordable option, there’s the POCO M4 Pro. The POCO M4 Pro is a slight downgrade from the POCO M4 Pro 5G, which as you would have gathered by the name, sports 5G. The POCO M4 Pro is based on the Helio G96, which is a touch slower than the Dimensity 810 that powered the POCO M4 Pro 5G. However, just like the POCO X4 Pro 5G, you lose some, and you win some. It is also a touch more affordable than its 5G-toting sibling.

POCO M4 Pro screen

The POCO M4 Pro gets a smaller 6.43″ display than its 5G brethren, but makes up for it in quality. This device packs an OLED panel that goes up to 1000 nits, and also supports the DCI-P3 color gamut for vibrant visuals. On the back, you get a new 64MP main camera, up from 50MP. There’s also an additional 2MP macro shooter, although this lacks autofocus or the telemacro capabilities that we have seen from some of POCO’s previous devices.

POCO M4 Pro Specs and Price in Malaysia

CPU Helio G9612nm FinFET
2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz + 6 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
GPU Mali-G57 MC2
Memory Up to 8GB (+3GB through RAM expansion)
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 2.2 (expandable via microSD)
Display 6.43″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate
Audio Dual speakers
3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio certification
Camera 64MP f/1.8 main camera, PDAF
8MP f/2.2, 118-degree ultra-wide
2MP f/2.4, macro
AI Camera, Auto HDR, Pro Mode, Portrait, Beauty, Panorama
Selfie camera 16MP f/2.4 selfie camera
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C (480Mbps)
IR Blaster
Software MIUI 13 based on Android 11
Battery 5000mAh
33W fast charging
Dimensions 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09 mm
Weight 179g
Ingress protection IP53
Price 6GB: 128GB: RM899
8GB+256GB: RM1099

POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro 5G Availability

POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro Early Bird sales

The POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro 5G will be available starting 3rd March, with the former being available exclusively on Lazada, and the latter available exclusively on Shopee. Early birds can get to enjoy significant discounts on the POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro 5G, with them available at the following prices on 3rd March:

Pokdepinion: Hmm a performance downgrade for an overall feature set improvement… I am not sure how will that sit with POCO fans. Personally, not a huge fan of this move.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.