Xiaomi Poco X2 Summary

The Poco X2 was launched on February 2, 2020. And according to the company, it is a successor to the Poco F1. Instead, it targets different price segments and a different set of users.

For those who are confused about the uncanny resemblance between the Poco X2 and the Redmi K30. It is essentially the same phone. However, the Poco X2 specifically made for the Indian market. The Poco X2 marks the company’s several firsts with a 120Hz refresh rate screen, dual punch-hole cutout, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and Sony IMX686 64MP sensor.

For the base variant that offers 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, the price is Rs 15,999. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs 16,999. The 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage is Rs 19,999.


The design of Poco X2 is a plastic-glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back. The smartphone weighs 208 grams and has a thickness of 8.8mm. Poco uses nano-coating to protect the phone from the liquid.

The X2, rather than having an on-display fingerprint reader, comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The bottom edge houses a 3.5mm earphone, a USB Type-C port, and speaker grille. On the top edge is an IR blaster while on the right edge are the volume rockers. On the left is a hybrid SIM card slot.

The camera module is on the back. The finish of the rear panel is flossy and slippery, making it difficult to keep it smudge-free. A clear case comes in the box, offering a grip and keep the back free of smudges. However, it increases the phone’s thickness.

Poco X3 has a wide 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels. In the top-right corner is a dual punch-hole cutout. The aspect ratio of the screen is 20:9. So you have a widescreen estate for video streaming or play games.

The highlight is that Poco X2 has a refresh rate of 120Hz for smooth navigation and improved gaming experience. With Dynamic Refresh Rate, the refresh rate is managed based on the usage. It is possible to choose between 60Hz and 120Hz for the default refresh rate.

The implementation of the 120Hz refresh screen rate isn’t useful for the end consumer since there are many games that support this refresh rate.

The LCD panel can reproduce colors that are natural-looking. However, it can’t compare to the deep blacks and vivid colors offered by OLED panels. HDR10 playback is also available, which is useful for Netflix users. The dual punch-hole cutout is a bit of a distraction and might hinder your viewing experience. The 120Hz refresh rate, for this price segment, is definitely a major upgrade, enhancing the overall experience.


The Poco Xe uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset with an octa-core CPU as well as Adreno 618 GPU. Being a Qualcomm’s gaming-centric processor, the chipset brings to the table some Snapdragon Elite gaming features. Compared to the previous generation, graphics are rendered 15% faster with cinematic quality processing and True HDR gaming supported.

The phone also has LiquidCool technology that can dissipate heat 300% faster.

RAM – Internal storage

The phone has three different variants. One has 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. One has 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. And one has 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. The storage can be expanded via a microSD card.  

Poco X2 can handle almost any games, even heavier ones like Asphalt 9, PUBG Mobile, and Call of Duty.


The Poco X2 comes with a massive 4500mAh battery and can easily last for a whole day, at least with the 60Hz refresh mode. The 120Hz, as expected, does drain much more power. 27W fast charging is supported. According to Poco, the phone needs 68 minutes for a full charge, to go from 0% to 100%.


Poco X2 has a quad-camera setup. The main 64MP camera uses Sony IMX686 sensor with an aperture of f/1.89. There is an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a field of view of 120 degrees, a 2MP macro lens with a 2cm minimum focusing distance, and a 2MP depth sensor.

On the front, it houses dual in-screen cameras with a 20MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor for face recognition and selfies.

The camera system of the X2 can take 4K as well as slow-motion videos at 960fs. Electronic Image Stabilization is supported. It also has a VLOG mode offering seven different styles. With this mode, users only have to record a video while the phone will do all the post-processing automatically.

Poco X2 is the first smartphone in the Indian market to have a Sony IMX sensor. Earlier, Xiaomi used ISOCELL GW1 64Mp sensor from Samsung for its first 64MP camera phone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The performance of the Poco X2 is more than adequate. Photos taken by the main camera have close-to-natural colors, a good dynamic range, minimal noise, and decent clarity. During day time, the camera system works just fine. However, during night time, there are more grains.

There is a night mode that produces better and sharper images. By default, the primary 64MP camera produces 16MP pixel-binned photos. But you can also take 64MP images.

Although there is no telephoto lens, you can still zoom to 2x digitally. In well-lit conditions, the ultra-wide lens works decently.

With the macro lens, you have a closer and slightly different perspective of objects. The lens works brilliantly during the daytime. Make sure that you don’t come too close to the object as there will be a shadow.

The depth sensor creates a bokeh effect that is natural-looking. The camera is capable of identifying edges easily.

At 30fps, the Poco X2 can shoot up to 4K videos. The videos look quite good and have great details for its price point.


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Xiaomi Poco X2 Full Specifications

  • Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
  • Announced 2020, February 4
  • Status Available. Released 2020, February 11
  • Dimensions 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight 208 g (7.34 oz)
  • Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash resistant
  • Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR10 120Hz refresh rate 500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
  • OS Android 10.0; MIUI 11
  • Chipset Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • GPU Adreno 618
  • Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • UFS 2.1
main camera
  • Modules 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
selfie camera
  • Modules 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4", 0.8µm 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Infrared port Yes
  • Radio FM radio, recording
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 27W, 100% in 68 min (advertised)
  • Colors Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red
  • Models MZB9011IN, MZB9012IN, MZB9013IN, MZB8741IN, MZB8742IN, MZB8743IN, MZB8744IN, MZB8745IN, MZB8746IN
  • SAR 1.08 W/kg (head)     0.62 W/kg (body)