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Poco X5 Pro 5G and X5 5G come to Singapore

By Liu Hongzuo - on 6 Feb 2023, 8:40pm

Poco X5 Pro 5G and X5 5G come to Singapore

Poco X5 Pro 5G.

Poco, the Xiaomi-backed smartphone brand, is back with two new 2023 midrange handsets to satiate younger users and their TikTok-making, Bondee-playing, and Netflix-watching habits.

The new Poco X5 Pro 5G and Poco X5 5G phones are a follow-up to last year’s Poco X4 Pro and X4 GT, pairing updated components with high-megapixel photography, a responsive and bright display, and long battery life for today’s younger content creators. Here’s a quick download on what each model offers.


Poco X5 Pro 5G

Poco X5 Pro 5G.

As implied by its name, Poco X5 Pro 5G is a 5G-capable smartphone that pairs nicely with your 5G SIM-only plans. In fact, it supports dual-5G dual-standby. This is made possible via its Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G chipset, which is responsible for network, processing, and gaming workloads.

On its back comes a 108MP main camera with support for 4K resolution video recording, on top of various modes to simplify vlog and short video creation. It’s paired with an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and the front is a 16MP camera.

Over to its front, you get a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 100% DCI-P3 colour coverage, topped off with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also supports 10-bit colour depth and Dolby Vision encoding, so you’re getting accurate colour representation and sharpness for the content you’re on.

Finally, it packs a 5,000mAh battery, which Poco said can offer up to 5.5 hours of 4K video shooting. To sweeten its useability further, it also offers 67W fast-charging, which Poco said can get you up to 30% charge in just seven minutes.


Poco X5 5G

Poco X5 5G.

Poco X5 5G is quite similar to its Pro variant, with the same display size, type, and refresh rates, but it doesn’t have Dolby Vision support and uses an older Corning Gorilla Glass 3 instead.

It also uses a lower-specced Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, and instead of dual-5G SIM cards, it supports a SIM card along with a hybrid SIM or MicroSD slot.

Another difference is the 48MP main camera for its triple rear configuration (with accompanying 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro). It also has a 13MP front camera instead. A main difference is the lack of 4K resolution recording on this model, which makes sense given its tier differentiation. 

It also packs a less speedy (but still fast) 33W charging for its 5,000mAh battery.

Otherwise, the Poco X5 5G follows after the Pro model, while favouring further cost savings for users who still want an all-rounder, Android smartphone. Heck, both models support NFC, which is great news for people who still want access to digital payments on an affordable handset.


Pricing and availability

Poco X5 Pro 5G comes in Black, Blue, and Yellow colourways, and two variants: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage at S$429, and 8+256GB at S$469, respectively. Poco has an early bird promotion on Shopee, where the respective phones cost S$399 and S$449 from today until 13 February 2023.

The Poco X5 5G is available in Green, Blue, and Black, and in 6+128GB and 8+256GB variants at S$349 and S$389, respectively. Like its Pro variant, there’s also an early bird promotion at S$319 and S$359 on Lazada and Shopee

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