POCO M5 unboxing and first impressions

POCO M5 unboxing and first impressions

POCO today launched its mid-range smartphone M5 in India to coincide with the global launch. It sports a 6.58-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, packs triple rear cameras, and comes with a 5000mAh battery. Here we have our first impressions of the phone.

box contents

  • POCO M5 6GB + 128GB Storage Edition in POCO Yellow
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • 2-Pin 22.5W Charger
  • sim ejector tool
  • clear protective case
  • user manual

The phone flaunts a 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS LCD notch screen with 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz adaptive refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is bright, so it’s good in outdoor conditions. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

There is an 8MP camera on the front of the phone. The earpiece is on the top edge, but it’s not

Powered by the Helio G99 6nm SoC, the POCO M5 has 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB (UFS 2.2) storage options. The phone runs Android 12 with MIUI 13 on top.

The volume rocker and power button that comes with a fingerprint scanner are present on the right side. It has dual SIM and a microSD card slot on the left side which is arranged in a single tray. The 3.5mm audio jack is present on the top along with the IR sensor. At the bottom, there is a loudspeaker speaker grille, USB Type-C port and primary microphone. It has a splash proof P2i coating.

At the back are quad rear cameras that include a 50-megapixel primary ISOCELL JN1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and LED flash. The camera is good for the price. Check out some camera samples below.

The phone flaunts a two-tone design with a glossy finish near the camera portion and an anti-fingerprint leather-like finish below it. It provides a good grip, so you may need to use the case to prevent scratches in the top part. Thought the phone weighs 201 grams, the weight distribution is good, so it doesn’t feel that heavy.

The POCO M5 packs a massive, 5000mAh battery and supports 18W charging via USB Type-C, even though it comes with a 22.5W charger in the box. POCO M3 had a 6000mAh battery.

Price starting from Rs. 12,499 for the 64GB storage version with 4GB of RAM, it will be available on Flipkart starting September 13 at 12 noon. ICICI Card and Axis Bank card users will get Rs. 1500 off, hence the effective starting price of the phone is Rs. 10,999.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhari

Srivatsan Sridhar is a mobile technology enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. you can follow him Twitter And instagram
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