Xiaomi’s Poco F2 Pro has a great legacy: with the Poco F1, the Chinese manufacturer launched a smartphone with top features in 2018 for just EUR 330, which was an incontestable price-performance ratio at the time. The successor again offers strong hardware, but Xiaomi cannot repeat such a low price.
With its mixture of top SoC, 5G, quad camera and fast memory, the Poco F2 Pro also offers convincing features, as Golem.de found in the test. Unlike the first Pocofone, there are competitors in the same price range this time, which – depending on the application focus – come into question as alternatives.
In the first part of the test, we look at the display and camera of the Poco F2 Pro. Both hardware components are of high quality, but there are criticisms for specific tastes.
- In the second part of the test, we look at the SoC and the performance of the smartphone, as well as the rest of the hardware and software. For 530 euros, buyers of the Poco F2 Pro can get the currently best SoC in the Android area.
- At the end you can find our conclusion as usual.
When unpacking the Poco F2 Pro, we notice some differences from the previous model. The new device has a glossy instead of a matt back, our test device shimmers in a strong blue-green. The camera module on the back is round and much larger, which is due to the fact that four cameras are now used.
The fingerprint sensor has disappeared from the back and moved under the display. In addition, there is no recess for the camera in the display, instead the front camera is not visible at all – it is in an extendable module, but more on that later. The build quality is very good: the metal frame and the glass surfaces are flush, the smartphone sits well in the hand.
The Poco F2 Pro from Xiaomi has a 6.67 inch display. (Image: Tobias Költzsch / Golem.de)
An AMOLED panel is used as the display, which fortunately has no curved edges.