Do you remember the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition? It was launched in the Chinese market in December last year, featuring the Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 120Hz AMOLED display, 67W fast charging & more for ¥1699 (~$244). Today, the phone was launched globally under the Poco brand. It launched as the Poco X5 Pro 5G in the global market, and the price starts at $299 / €299 / ₹22,999.
Poco has added its design flair to this phone via the Poco Yellow color option, which has a black frame, a yellow power button, & a yellow back panel, except for the area around the camera module. Apart from the yellow color option, there is no design change compared to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition. The phone has flat sides, a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, an IR blaster, and an X-axis linear motor.
The phone weighs 181g and is 7.9mm thick, making it the slimmest and the lightest phone under Poco’s X series. The fingerprint sensor sits on the side.
Poco X5 Pro 5G has a 6.67-inch 10-bit AMOLED display on the front with 900 nits peak brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch-sampling rate, 1920Hz PWM dimming, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision support. The bezels are also quite slim and symmetric.
Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 778G chipset, one of the best SOCs you get in this price segment. This SOC is powerful and power efficient, thanks to the TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing process. On the AnTuTu benchmark, the chip scores around 545K points, higher than chipsets such as the Snapdragon 695 & Dimensity 1080. There is 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 2.2 storage.
The battery size is 5,000mAh, and there is 67W fast charging support. The charging brick is provided in the box.
Finally, coming to the cameras, Poco X5 Pro 5G has three cameras on the rear. The primary camera has a 108MP sensor with an f/1.9 lens, the ultrawide camera has an 8MP sensor with a 120-degree lens, and the macro camera has a 2MP sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP sensor. 4K video recording is supported via the rear camera but capped at 30fps.
The phone runs on Android 12-based MIUI 14 out of the box, which is a shame considering Android 13 was launched almost a year ago, and Android 14’s first beta version is expected to be released in a couple of months.
Here is the pricing of the phone –
- 6GB + 128GB – $299 / €299 / ₹22,999
- 8GB + 256GB – $349 / €349 / ₹24,999
The company is offering an early-bird discount on both variants, so the 6GB variant will be available at $249 / €249 / ₹20,999 and the 8GB variant at $299 / €299 / ₹22,999.