Poco launches two 4G-only smartphones; Poco M5 and Poco M5s
Regular visitors to my site will know by now that I recommend anyone buying a new phone to get a 5G phone, but if you really aren’t interested then one of these new Poco phones might be for you….
Starting at as little as £179.99, and even lower if you’re an early bird customer, these two phones are certainly affordable and come with some impressive specs – even if lacking the latest generation of connectivity.
I would always recommend paying a bit more for a 5G model, even if you don’t yet have 5G service at your home or work. Likewise, even if you don’t have 5G access on your plan, the chances are this will change during your time of ownership and that’s why on the face of it, I wouldn’t really recommend a 4G-only phone.
5G isn’t just about speed. New sites being built will offer improved coverage and capacity, with lower frequency bands offering better service indoors and rural areas.
But, now I’ve had my say, you can see the specs below and make up your own mind!
Pricing and Availability
The Poco M5 comes in three colours: Black, Green, and Yellow.
- 4GB+64GB: SRP £189.99 via PO.CO/mi.com and Amazon.
- 4GB+128GB: SRP £209.99 via PO.CO/mi.com and Amazon.
- Available for purchase at an early bird price of £159.99 and £179.99 respectively from September 19th for 5 days.
The Poco M5s comes in three colours: Grey, White, and Blue.
- 4GB+64GB: SRP £179.99 via PO.CO/mi.com and Amazon.
- 4GB+128GB: SRP £199.99 via PO.CO/mi.com and Amazon.
- Available for purchase at an early bird price of £149.99 and £169.99 respectively from October 17th for 5 days.
Get Excited for POCO’s New All-In Fun M5 and M5s
While POCO M5 brings next-level mobile gaming and a smoother digital lifestyle, POCO M5s delivers endless fun with awesome audio-visual experiences
London, UK, September 5, 2022 – POCO, a popular technology brand among the world’s young techies, introduced two new smartphones of choice for entertainment-hungry users, who can now choose between the POCO M5 and POCO M5s all-in fun devices. The POCO M5 powerhouse is imagined for those that enjoy everyday gaming, the POCO M5s offers an all-around entertainment experience perfectly balancing camera, audio-visual, and battery needs.
POCO never fails to pack outstanding experiences for their growing pool of young techies, but with amazing value in mind, and the POCO M5 and POCO M5s are no different. This spirit is best captured by Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing at POCO Global, “Our POCO M5 and POCO M5s break the stereotype that a value phone can’t support a brilliant gaming or audio-visual experience. It is a true testament to our team’s unwavering efforts to deliver the most exciting creations for tech enthusiasts at industry-leading price levels.”
POCO M5: Game on with a flagship-level 6nm processor and a dynamic display
Powered by the advanced MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, the POCO M5 offers an incredibly smooth gaming experience. Built on a flagship-level 6nm manufacturing process, the powerful chipset includes an octa-core CPU, with two high-performance Cortex-A76 clocking up to 2.2GHz, along with an Arm Mali G57 GPU for advanced 3D graphics — an unprecedented full system for snappier gaming performance in a value phone. The Game Turbo 5.0 intelligently controls and optimizes the CPU, GPU, and memory to support steady gameplay even in heavy-loading games. The system can judiciously recognize if you are in the middle of a game, and act so that a sudden message will not disconnect you by popping up a sub-window.
Coming with a 90Hz DynamicSwitch display, the POCO M5 can dynamically switch the display refresh rate. When playing games, it adapts to a very fast refresh rate for high-frame gaming titles, while it can switch to slow down for video playback. This saves power as well as ensures sustained and longer gameplay with maximized battery life.
With a 6.58-inch Full HD+ DotDrop display, the POCO M5 delivers vibrant color accuracy and crisp graphics. Along with its 240Hz touch sampling rate, the POCO M5 speeds up the overall experience and helps significantly in fast-paced games with quicker touch response. The POCO M5 also comes with practical features like Sunlight display, which allows you to carry on outdoors, and enjoy your game comfortably in the park or by the pool.
Beyond gameplay, POCO M5 is also perfect for those who want to live life to the fullest and capture its most memorable moments. It is fitted with a triple-back camera array comprised of a 50MP main camera, a 2MP depth sensor for real-time depth detection, and a 2MP macro camera for incredible close-ups. Whether you want to capture the excitement of sea surfing or take the perfect close-up of street artwork, the POCO M5 will not let you down.
To top it all up, the POCO M5’s high-capacity 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging won’t leave you hanging. There’s no need for low-battery anxiety throughout the day, as you play your favorite game on the go while handling all your everyday tasks too.
POCO M5s: The powerful entertainment hub to embrace magic fun
When it comes to capturing photo and video content, the POCO M5s’ quad rear camera system can record stunning 4K videos at 30 frames per second, for catching unexpected street sports moments. It includes a 64MP primary camera, and an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera to capture beautiful city skyline shots, or mountain scenery if you enjoy nature. It also has two 2MP sensors for depth detection or taking detailed close-ups of watercolor to embrace your inner artist. A 13MP front camera tops it all up for great selfies and sharp video chat quality with friends and family.
What’s more, you have your creative studio, with a host of intelligent and user-friendly photography and film-making features to express yourself. For example, you can take great photos at night, capture stunning portraits with a bokeh effect, and produce professional time-lapse or slow-motion videos with the help of AI.
POCO M5s come with an impressive 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED DotDisplay to watch sports, show videos to your friends or play music. Paired with dual speakers, it was engineered to provide a fully immersive audio-visual experience, amping up the fun of playing your favorite artist’s new music video release or getting lost in a cyberpunk sci-fi movie. In the meantime, let yourself be amazed by the POCO M5s’ smooth visuals and excellent color performance. It even packs premium features to enhance user comfort, like DC Dimming and 360° ambient light sensors to adjust the screen brightness so you can enjoy an entire live stream without eyestrain.
Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset, the POCO M5s has all the power you need to bring you the magic fun in the audio-visual world. The pairing of smooth graphics performance and efficiency enables immersive augmented reality, brilliant camera shooting, and seamless streaming experiences. It also sports a high-capacity 5,000mAh battery, providing up to 12 hours of uninterrupted immersive fun, or one and a half days of non-stop voice calls. It could even last a month in standby mode if you wanted to!Poco Press Release
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I purchased a poco m3 and after an upgrade it gives a deedboot. This poco outfit must be banned