From the launch of the first Poco F1, Poco became the first budget smartphone with flagship features. The design, build quality, processor, camera and display were not less then a flagship smartphone. People even compare it with the iPhone X. From then it took almost 1 to 2 years for Poco to come up with the next successor of its Poco F1. After the huge success of its poco f1, Poco decided to establish it self as a independent company. Ever since it established itself as a independent company poco has been a huge disappointing to its fans as it keep launching re-branded phones from Xiaomi. Never the less the Poco M2 launched by the Poco is another disappointing as it is just a re-brand of redmi 9 prime.
Poco decides to change some minor specifications on redmi smartphone and re-brande it as a new poco phone. Here’s what Poco is doing, Wait until redmi launched its phone then take that phone and launch it saying its the new poco phone. So here are some things you should consider before buying the re-branded redmi 9 prime. And you also get a three color option now in Poco M2.
A quick look at the specifications of Poco M2
- Display: 6.53-inch full HD+ display with 1080 x 2340 Pixel IPS display. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
- Camera: Rear camera
- 13 MP main lens
- 8 MP ultra wide lens
- 5 MP depth sensing
- 2 MP macro lens
- Rear camera: 8 MP single selfie camera.
- Processor: Mediatek’s Helio G80 SOC processor.
- Storage and RAM: 6GB of RAM along with 64GB / 128 GB storage option.
- Operating System: MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
- Battery: 5000 mAh battery with 10 watt fast charger.
- Price: starting from 11,999
- Color option: Pitch black, Slate blue and Brick red color
Talking about what’s new in the re-brande redmi 9 prime, Now you get a 6 GB RAM in the base variant along with three color option. Beside that the price of the phone is kept low in compared with the redmi 9 prime.
Poco M2 overview
The rebranded redmi 9 prime runs on MIUI 11 which is based on Android 10 and a poco launcher. Apart from this, this phone has a 6.53 inch Full HD Plus display, which has a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels.The phone is Protected by Gorilla Glass 3. MediaTek’s Helio G80 processor with Mali G52 GPU is used in this phone. Poco M2 will get up to 128 GB of storage along with 6 GB of RAM starting from the base variant. The rebranded redmi 9 prime will have Wi-Fi, dual VoLTE support, 4G, Bluetooth v5.0, IR blaster, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port.
Poco M2 has a 5000mAh battery that will support 18W fast charging. Although you will get a 10 watt fast charger inside the box. This phone will get a quad camera setup along with the 13 megapixels main camera, while the second lens is an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle lens. The third lens is a 5 megapixel macro and the fourth is a 2 megapixel depth sensor. There will be an 8 megapixel single selfie camera at front. This phone has been introduced in three color variants which include pitch black, slate blue and brick red color.
Design and build quality
Talking about the display and buildquality of the rebranded redmi 9 prime, you will get the same 6.53 inch full HD+ IPS LCD display. The resolution of this display is 1080×2040 pixel. The brightness of the display is 400 nits. The screen is protected by the gorilla glass 3 protection. The build quality of this phone is average with the plastic body design. Everything you get on the Poco M2 is we have already seen in the redmi 9 prime.
Processor of Poco M2
The MediaTek’s Helio G80 process is not the best processor.Talking about the performance of the phone it performs well. You can do gaming and multi tasking on the phone. The Processing power of the phone sits somewhere between snapdragon 665 to sd 710 processor. The Gaming experience looks decent and you can play PUBG smoothly. The Mali G52 GPU is used for smooth graphics. No doubt the phone looks great and a value for money product.
Camera performance of the rebranded redmi 9 prime.
The Poco M2 comes with the quad camera setup. The main camera is a 13 MP primary lens along with 8 MP ultra wide and a 5 MP depth and and a 2 MP macro lens. The camera quality looks decent and with no doubt the camera performance is decent enough for this price range. The 8 MP single selfie camera works fine and great for selfie and video recording.
A 5000 mAh battery that will support 18W fast charging. Although you will get a 10 watt fast charger inside the box. The phone completely 3 hrs to fully charge the phone. The battery performance is great and with 5000 mAh battery the phone can last all day. The phone looks slightly bigger and not east to use by one hand. The phone doesn’t looks bulky and looks slim.
Some features offered by the phone
The rebranded redmi 9 prime will have Wi-Fi, dual VoLTE support, 4G, Bluetooth v5.0, IR blaster, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port. You will also get a earphone and a 10 watt charger inside the phone. However the phone does support 18 watt fast charger but for that you have to pay extra. The phone comes in three color option, which include pitch black, slate blue and brick red color. this phone also comes with P2i coating for splash and dust protection. The price along with the specifications will make it best phone to buy. Check out our Top 5 best smartphone to buy in 2020.
Poco M2 price in Nepal
The rebranded redmi 9 prime has just launched in India at a price range of 10,999. The smartphone is available via flipkart in India. The base variant of the phone is starting from 10,999 for 6 GB / 64 GB and 6 GB / 128 GB at 12,999. There are three color option to choose from pitch black, slate blue and brick red color. The smartphone will be available in Nepal at a price range of :
|Poco M2 smartphone||Expected price in Nepal|
|6 GB + 64 GB||NPR 16,999|
|6 GB + 128 GB||NPR 18,999|
Although it took some time for Poco to launch its smartphone in Nepal, Poco finally launched its smartphone. The Redmi 9 prime from Xiaomi is already available in Nepal as both phone are same.