POCO’s latest X series is here. It comes in two flavors: there’s the X5 Pro 5G, and the one we’re taking a look at here, the vanilla X5 5G.
Obviously, the POCO X5 5G is going to be a cheaper alternative to the X5 Pro 5G. Still, it’s one of the most appealing in this price range featuring a high-end 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with an FHD+ pixel resolution, 1,200-nits peak brightness, and of course 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling.
Compared to the X5 Pro 5G, this one uses the old Gorilla Glass 3 instead of Glass 5, only has 8-bit color instead of 10-bit, a single speaker instead of stereo, and has a lower-resolution main camera.
There’s a 48-megapixel primary shooter, versus the Pro’s 108-megapixels. The 13-megapixel selfie camera is also lower compared to the former’s 16-megapixels. Still, it has the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro.
The X5 5G uses the same Snapdragon 695 processor as the X4 Pro. But now, the base model has double the storage capacity at 128GB. There’s also a top-tier variant carrying 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Like the Pro, it has a 5,000mAh battery, but unlike the Pro’s 67W charging, this one only has 33W, which is still not bad as it can fully charge the device from 0% in just 68 minutes.
The POCO X5 5G has an SRP of Php14,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant in the Philippines, while the 8GB/256GB is at Php15,999. Get them from February 7 to 13 with an early-bird price of Php12,499 and Php13,499, respectively. The first 2,000 customers will get a free smartwatch worth Php1,599.
POCO X5 5G Specs
- Android 12, MIUI 14
- Dual SIM, Dual standby, Hybrid
- 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED DotDisplay, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 395ppi
- 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling
- DCI-P3 color coverage, 8-bit color
- 1200-nits peak brightness, 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 128GB/256GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 1TB
- 13-megapixel front camera
- 48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, AI face unlock
- Single loudspeaker
- Headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.1
- GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 165.88 x 76.21 x 7.98mm
- Weight: 189g
- Colors: Blue, Green, Black
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 33W fast charging