21st November 2022, Kathmandu
POCO doubled down on the budget phone segment with the launch of the new POCO M series. POCO has seen the most success in the budget segment in recent years, particularly in Asian and European markets. The POCO M series is renowned for offering some of the most affordable phones in the market today.
The POCO M3 series delivered distinctive designs and impressive specs in the low-cost segment.
POCO looks to continue that trend with the new POCO M5, the latest member of the POCO M line-up, and has a standout design that gives a premium feel without hurting your wallet. The POCO M5 has many appealing features, beginning with the design. It takes a page from the POCO M3 and M4 Pro’s design style book and adds a few enhancements. The latest model has a large camera island stretching over the top of its back panel. It is a unique design that makes the phone stand out from many of the best cheap Android phones on the market.
The design flair on the back is aided in no small way by the faux leather finish that ends where it meets the matte plastic frame. These elements make the phone much easier to hold and fend off fingerprint grease. It’s also lightweight, so you can watch movies while lying in bed for hours on end with one hand. This also means it won’t significantly weigh down your pocket.
Performance is also a top consideration for the price, and the handset’s 6nm-based MediaTek Helio G99 can deliver solid performance for typical tasks like multitasking, browsing the web, and taking photos. The phone includes up to 6GB of RAM, which can be expanded with MIUI’s virtual RAM expansion feature. Speaking of the screen, the POCO M5 has a practical 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen running at a 2408 × 1080 resolution. With a 90Hz Adaptive refresh rate, the scrolling experience and motion are pleasingly fluid. The screen is also bright enough under direct sunlight, so you don’t have to squint when reading messages.
The display of POCO M5 offers sharp details and crisp colors. Also, it’s easy to change the color temperature in the settings menu. The POCO M5’s battery life is one of its most appealing features. The phone has a great battery life between charges. If you’re not constantly streaming Netflix shows or playing games, the phone’s battery can easily last nearly two days on a single charge.
The camera interface should be familiar if you’ve used a POCO phone in the past. You can easily access all the shooting modes and get toggles for flash, Google Lens, HDR, and beauty filters.
POCO M5 comes in 4/64 GB and 6/128 GB for Rs 20,499 and Rs 23,999, respectively. Price is the most crucial consideration for many people when buying a smartphone. In terms of affordability, the POCO M5 delivers. For a little more than Rs.20000, you get a bright screen and a processor capable of doing any task you throw at it.