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Xiaomi’s POCO X4 Pro 5G is now in Malaysia! So what does this mean for those looking to snatch up a brand new Smartphone around RM1,000?
The POCO X4 Pro 5G will only be selling at an initial price of RM1,099 (and RM1,249 for the 6GB+128GB model) for a limited time only.
Thus, here’s everything you need to know about what the POCO X4 Pro 5G and its stellar features!
Table Of Contents:
- Price Of The New Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Specifications At A Glance
- Appearance Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Notable Features Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Camera And Video Performance Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Battery And Charging Capability Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Other Features Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G Vs Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro
- Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G Vs Realme 9 Pro
- Where To Buy The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
Price Of The New Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
If you don’t manage to catch the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G at its early bird price, it’ll be RM1,199 for the 6GB+128GB version. Or RM1,499 for the 8G+256GB.
Which is not expensive but why would you want to lose out on such considerable savings?
Because the early bird price from between 3 to 4 March, 2022 will be RM1,099 and RM1,249 for the 6GB+128GB and 8G+256GB versions respectively.
Normal Retail Price:
- RM1,199 (6GB+128GB)
- RM1,499 (8GB+256GB)
Early Bird Price (3-4 March, 2022):
- RM1,099 (6GB+128GB)
- RM1,299 (8GB+256GB)
Note: The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G comes with a 1 year warranty.
Specifications At A Glance
- Display: 6.67″ Super AMOLED Dot Display, 120Hz (1,080 x 2,400) FHD+; Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
- Touch Sampling Rate: Up to 360Hz
- Brightness: 700 nits to 1200 nits (peak)
- Weight: ~205g
- Dimensions: 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12 mm
- OS: Android 11, MIUI 13 for POCO
- Chipset & CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, 8 cores
- GPU: Adreno 619
- Storage: 128GB / 256GB (Expandable up to 1TB), UFS 2.2
- RAM: 6GB / 8GB
- Battery Capacity: 5,000 mAh; 67W turbo charging; USB Type-C
- Rear Camera: 108MP (f/1.9) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
- Front Camera: 16MP (f/2.4)
- Dust/Water Resistant: IP53
- SIM Card: Nano-SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD)
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Price: ~RM1,199-1,499
Appearance Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
Regardless of the version you choose, the phones will be available in 3 striking colors – Laser Blue, POCO Yellow, and Laser Black.
However, it’s hard not to notice the similarities between the profile of the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G and the latest Apple Smartphones (iPhone 12 and 13). The squarish corners of the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G are stylish and very appealing.
If you look behind, the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G has 3 rear cameras (of varying resolution and focal length) to accompany the front camera.
The phone is lightweight at 205g.
Notable Features Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
Turning on the phone reveals the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and 6.67″ Super AMOLED Dot Display in their full glory.
In fact, the maximum nits this phone can reach is 1,200 nits – which means you’ll be able to read your messages in bright daylight.
Furthermore, this is the first phone of the POCO X-series that bears a fast refresh rate of 120Hz along with the FHD+ (Full High Definition Plus, 1080p x 1920p) AMOLED Dot Display.
The main camera is rated at 108MP too. Double of what the last generation carried (48MP).
These new features (together with the flagship-equivalent 67W turbo charging at 5000mAh and the 5G capability) make the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G a rarity among other Smartphones in this price range.
Camera And Video Performance Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
You can take ultra-wide angles and macro shots with this phone. Perfect for all the foodies who like documenting new explorations! Or for group selfies!
And because of the 9-in-1 binning technology, you’ll be able to take crispy photos in many different environments too.
Budding videographers are not left behind with so many video effects at your fingertips – these include modes like the ever popular slow motion as well as time-lapse, long exposure, kaleidoscope, and dual video.
Battery And Charging Capability Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
A hefty 5000mAh battery powers the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G – not surprising for the X-series. But the 67W turbo charging is certainly worth noting! The phone does come with a 67W charger too (USB-C).
Where some higher end phones require 2 hours to charge, the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G only requires 40-45 minutes to fully charge!
From 0%, the phone takes 20 minutes to reach 70%. And as you can imagine, 10 minutes’ worth of charging will be enough to head out the door in a hurry.
Other Features Of The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
There is a side fingerprint sensor and dual speakers with HiRes audio certification. If you want, you can plug in your headphones or earphones via the 3.5mm headphone jack too.
On another note, the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G can be used as a universal remote control since it features an IR (infrared) Blaster. Use it to control your TV and other entertainment equipment. Even air conditioners.
The phone can communicate with other smart devices via its NFC (near-field communication) support too. More importantly, to make Smart payments.
An IP53 splash-proof protection is reasonable reassurance that the phone will be fine if you get caught out in the rain.
Lastly, Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G uses az-axis linear motor, which may be of significance to you if you play any e-sports on your phone.
Note: X-axis linear motors have become the standard for high-end phones.
Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G Vs Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro
Holding them and viewing them side by side, the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G is visibly slimmer (164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12 mm vs 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm) and lighter (205g vs 215g) than the Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro.
While the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G has that shiny 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay (vs 120Hz IPS LCD) with a higher maximum brightness level (1200 nits vs 450 nits):
The specifications under the hood are less impressive:
Xiaomi chose to make the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G a more well-rounded device. Focusing on the screen and camera performance:
Note: The front camera of the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G now has 16MP vs the previous 20MP. But the main camera sees a major improvement from 48MP in the POCO X3 Pro to 108MP for the POCO X4 Pro 5G.
Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G runs on the Snapdragon 695 5G where the Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro uses the faster Snapdragon 860. The GPU unit of the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G is a lower specification too (Adreno 619 vs Adreno 640).
And you might notice that the Storage UFS (Universal Flash Standard) that the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G employs is Storage UFS 2.2 rather than UFS 3.1 which the Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro has.
All this aside, the charging rate is really a huge improvement between the newer Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G and Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro. It now takes 20 minutes less to fully charge the phone!
POCO X4 Pro: 67W turbo charging; 70% in 20 min, 100% in 41 min
POCO X3 Pro: 33W Fast charging; 59% in 30 min, 100% in 59 min
Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G Vs realme 9 Pro
Because these two Smartphones are releasing around the same time-frame and are within a similar price range, it’s worth discussing their differences:
Based on the specifications, the obvious winner for us is the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G.
It tops the realme 9 Pro in everything from its display (120Hz AMOLED vs 120Hz IPS LCD), quality glass front (Gorilla Glass 5) and back (realme 9 Pro doesn’t have either) and an in-fra red port (also absent with the realme 9 Pro).
And let’s not forget the main camera:
The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G sports an impressive 108MP camera whereas the realme 9 Pro’s main camera is limited to 64MP.
Moreover, the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G packs stereo speakers and IP53 dust and splash protection – these are all features that the realme 9 Pro lacks.
Last but not least, we have to bring up the fast charging capability of the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G again. It is capable of 67W charging while the realme 9 Pro charges at 33W.
So if you are in the market for a budget Smartphone around RM1,000, the brand new Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G is a far better option than the realme 9 Pro.
And the Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G is generally a great 5G phone for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, love taking photos and are constantly finding themselves out of battery when they need it most!
Don’t hesitate and take advantage of the early bird prices while you can!
Where To Buy The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G
POCO X4 Pro 5G (6GB+128GB): RM1,099 at Shopee
POCO X4 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB): RM1,249 at Shopee