POCO M5: When Xiaomi introduced its sub-brand POCO a few years ago. It has done this with the primary aim of providing users with Android handsets with remarkable performance and hardware features, all at a competitive price.

POCO M5: Price

US pricing for the Xiaomi POCO M5 (4/6 GB RAM, 128 GB) starts at $190. Gray, black, white, blue and yellow color options; 4/6 GB RAM; 128 GB internal storage; 50 MP triple rear camera; 5 MP selfie camera; MediaTek Helio G99 processor (6nm); Android 12 operating system; 6.68-inch display, 104.3 cm2; and battery capacity of 5000 mAh.



Comparing the POCO M5 with other low-cost smartphones is greatly easy. It recreates the fake leather texture from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and pairs it with an virtually identical black version.

As well as two other eye-catching color trims, POCO Yellow and Icy Blue, of which we were given the last. A flat plastic frame with a Lego block-like texture surrounds it.

The Poco Yellow color option of the phone has a striking yellow back that’s perfectly complemented by black accents covering the camera island. The gadget will undoubtedly attract attention.

Some of my members of the family praised the feel and look of the Poco M5 when I was using the smartphone and the attractive color palette.

The volume rockers and power buttons can be found on the right side of the phone. While its bottom contains a USB Type-C connector, a microphone hole, and a speaker grille. The top of the phone contains a 3.5mm headphone jack.



After FHD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz, the 6.58-inch LCD screen on the front of the POCO M5 lights up the area. It’s responsive (at least for the price), and bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight. Viewing angles are good, but blacks aren’t as deep and colours aren’t as vivid as they would be on a standard IPS LCD panel at this price.

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 also offers additional protection for the display. The gadget also has Widevine L1 certification, so users will have the ability to watch Netflix material in 1080p resolution. The phone has a single bottom-firing speaker that produces average volume and, in my opinion, sounds a bit tinny.


With a maximum of 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage. MediaTek’s Helio G99 SoC powers the Poco M5. In addition, the device has a virtual RAM capacity that enables you to add up to 2GB of RAM by taking that much space from your phone’s internal storage.

A better version of the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC is the Helio G99 SoC. While the GPU has also received a slight upgrade, Mediatek has largely improved the CPU, which means the SoC should offer better battery life.


A 50MP sensor is the star of the triple rear camera setup on the Poco M5. The gadget also has a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro camera on the back. The 8MP front camera on the Poco M5 is capable of taking selfies and making video calls.

In daylight, the primary camera takes some respectable pictures with barely cooler shades. Photos are well detailed, but virtually invariably have overexposed highlights.

You at all times need to press the HDR button to activate HDR because it’s turned off by default. There is not much difference between photos that are HDR capable and those that aren’t.