Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Xiaomi hits the table with the new Poco F5 and F5 Pro

Xiaomi, through its Poco sub-brand, has presented this Tuesday two of the most interesting phones of the current year. We talked, of course, about the Little F5 and Little F5 Promembers of one of the most successful families in the market.

The Poco F5 Pro is, as its name suggests, the more advanced of the two. It presents some aesthetic differences, mounts a more powerful processor, incorporates a slightly larger battery, and also has a more advanced screen. It is the perfect model for those who want a superior experience without having to go for high-end models.

The Poco F5, on the other hand, It will seek to settle as that phone for less than 400 euros that everyone recommends. And he has many ballots to achieve it. It debuts the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 –which promises superior performance to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that only two years ago reigned among high-end Androids–, has an attractive design, mounts a screen and a good enough photographic module and, in addition , will be sold at a very competitive price.

Poco F5 and F5 Pro: technical characteristics

bit f5 Little F5 Pro
Screen 6.67 inches, Full HD +, AMOLED, 120 Hz, up to 1000 nits of brightness (peak), DCI-P3 and Gorilla Glass 5. 6.67 inches, WQHD +, AMOLED, 120 Hz, up to 1400 nits of brightness (peak), Dolby Vision, DCI-P3 and Gorilla Glass 5.
Processor Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Storage 256GB UFS 3.1 256 / 512 GB UFS 3.1
connectivity 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, NFC, IR, 3.5mm jack and USB-C 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi, NFC, IR and USB-C
Battery 5,000mAh 5,160mAh
charging speed 67W wired 30 W wireless and 67 W wired
main chamber 64 MP, f / 1.79 and pixels of 1.4 microns (combining 4 in 1). Allows you to record video in 4K. 64 MP, f / 1.79 and pixels of 1.4 microns (combining 4 in 1). Allows you to record video in 8K.
ultra wide angle camera 8 MP and f/2.2 aperture lens 8 MP and f/2.2 aperture lens
macro camera 2 MP and f/2.4 aperture lens 2 MP and f/2.4 aperture lens
Frontal camera 16 MP and f/2.45 aperture lens 16 MP and f/2.45 aperture lens
Others IP53 certification, Dolby Atmos, fingerprint reader on the side, MIUI 14 and advanced vibration motor. IP53 certification, Dolby Atmos, on-screen fingerprint reader, MIUI 14 and advanced vibration motor.

Poco F5 Pro welcomes details that the brand excluded in this price range

One of the most interesting readings of the Poco F5 Pro is that the sub-brand, at last, it opens the door to certain technologies that, until now, were refused to offer in this price segment. For example: the fingerprint reader located under the screen or the wireless charging technology.

Those details, of course, come together to the excellent Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the competent photo module, the fast charging of 67 watts of power and the large AMOLED screen with 120 Hz and WQHD +, which even supports the Dolby Vision HDR standard. The result is a very balanced product in terms of features, with a reasonable price for what it offers and, above all, competitive in relation to what is available on the market.

Little F5 Pro

Poco F5 has everything a ‘normal’ person may need

The Poco F5 repeats that great balance between performance and price that you mentioned about the Pro model. In this case, obviously, the brand has taken some steps backwards in aspects such as the processor or the screen, but the experience remains clearly above what a ‘normal’ person needs in their day to day.

If you add to that a very interesting starting price –which will probably fall in a few months, as we are used to in this type of product– and the difficult market situation in the range of 200 to 400 euros, it seems evident that this product has many options to become a bestseller.

Little F5 Pro

Prices and availability

Both models can be purchased starting this Tuesday at Amazon, the Xiaomi online store and the Poco online store. Until May 16, in addition, they can be purchased for a price up to 100 euros lower than the official one.

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