POCO revealed its first M-series smartphone with an AMOLED display at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). Last year, the company introduced a 5G version of the same smartphone, and now it has released a 4G version. Aside from the altered chipset, the newly released 4G model has a few other differences.
Design & Display
The 6.43″ AMOLED panel of the M4 Pro 4G replaces the 6.6″ IPS LCD in the 5G model. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling, as well as a 20:9 aspect ratio and is covered by Gorilla Glass 3.
With an IP53 rating, the smartphone is also splash resistant. For biometrics and authentication, it also has a fingerprint reader on the side.
Storage & Hardware
In the 4G variant, the Helio G96 takes the place of the Dimensity 810 5G. The GPU, on the other hand, remains the same: Mali G57 MC2. There are two storage capacities available for the device: 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB. It comes with LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and a microSD card for expansion.
Because the phone runs MIUI 13, virtual RAM is also accessible, bringing the total memory to 8/256 GB.
The M4 Pro has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, two speakers, a Z-axis linear motor, an IR blaster, and NFC, just like its predecessor.
For photography, the M4 Pro 4G sports a triple-lens unit. This camera has a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The 64-megapixel primary camera is the highest-resolution sensor yet seen on a Poco M phone, while the 8-megapixel ultrawide lens remains unchanged and a 2-megapixel macro lens is a new addition. On the front, there’s a 16 MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
Battery & Availability
The smartphone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery that can charge from zero to 100 percent in one hour and last for two days of regular use before needing to be refreshed thanks to the accompanying 33W charger.
The Poco M4 Pro costs €220 ($246) for the 6/128 GB variant and €270 ($302) for the 8/256 GB version.