POCO X2 Unboxing and First Impressions

POCO today launched the POCO X2, the company’s second smartphone and its first mid-range smartphone in the new X series in India today. Here we the first impressions of the smartphone and also the unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil channel.

Box Contents

  • POCO X2 8GB + 256GB in Atlantis Blue color
  • 2-pin 27W fast charger (5V-3A/9V-3A/12V/2.25A)
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective Case
  • User guide

The POCO X2 features the same6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio LCD screen with support for 120Hz refresh rate, HDR and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

It has 4.38mm, dual-punch-hole screen that houses a 20-megapixel main and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for portrait shots. The display has 91% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to 4.25mm ultra-narrow bottom frame. The screen is bright even under sunlight and runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730G 8nm Mobile Platform with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and has up to 256GB UFS2.1 storage. It also has liquid cooling. There is a small earpiece on the top. On the bottom there is a small bezel.

Coming to the button placements, the volume rockers and the fingerprint sensor is present on the right side, which also doubles up as the power button. It is quick to unlock the phone. The Hybrid SIM slot is present on the left side. The secondary microphone and IR sensor are present on the top. On the bottom there is a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, speaker grill, and primary microphone.

Unlike the Redmi K20 series this has a microSD slot, but this is a hybrid slot and not a dedicated one like the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The phone has quad rear cameras that includes a 64MP primary rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.89 aperture Sony IMX686 sensor, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm pixel size,  f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors with 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture. It has EIS and 4K 30 fps video recording for all the cameras and 960 fps slo-mo recording. It also has support for RAW capture and new vlog mode. Check out some camera samples.

The phone has 3D curved back design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back. The phone has a Splashproof P2i coating, similar to most Redmi phones. The phone has solid build quality, but the back is prone to fingerprints so it is recommended to use the bundled case. It has a 4500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.

Priced starting at Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, it will be available from Flipkart starting from February 11th. ICICI Bank Debit and Card users get Rs. 1000 instant discount, so the effective price is Rs. 14999. Full review will be up soon.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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 on Twitter and Instagram