Poco finally unveiled the much-awaited Poco X2 smartphone in its mid-range lineup. The phone is also the first device from the brand after it became independent of parent company Xiaomi. The Poco X2 is priced starting at Rs 15,999 for the base model and comes in different variants. The lowest of these is the one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The highest variant features 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The phone has several key features like 120Hz refresh rate, 27W fast charging, four rear cameras and more. With a feature set like this, Poco will be targeting the highly competitive mid-range segment in India. Perhaps the main rival for the smartphone will be the Realme X2. If you’re looking for a great mid-range device in this range, here’s a detailed comparison of both the devices to help you decide.
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Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Pricing and storage variants
The Poco X2 is available in three variants. The base variant features 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and costs Rs 15,999. The middle variant features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will cost Rs 16,999. The highest variant comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. This will cost you Rs 19,999.
The Realme X2, on the other hand, also comes in three variants. The base variant of the phone features 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. A middle variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, while an 8GB RAM variant also features 128GB storage. The three variants are priced at Rs 16,999, Rs 18,999 and Rs 19,999. While the pricing is nearly similar for the various variants, You will get either equal or more storage on the Poco X2 for the same price.
Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Display
The Poco X2 features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD ‘RealityFlow’ display with 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. This also makes the phone one of the few phones to offer 120Hz refresh rate right now and also the cheapest option. There is a punch-hole setup on the phone that houses the dual front-facing cameras. Meanwhile, the Realme X2 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ screen.
Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Performance, Battery life
Both the Realme X2 and the Poco X2 run on the Snapdragon 730G SoCs and have various options with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. The 128GB/256GB storage on both phones can also be expanded via a microSD card.
The Poco X2 features a bigger 4,500mAh battery compared to the 4,000mAh battery on the Realme X2. The Poco uses a 27W charger while the Realme X2 uses slightly faster 30W charging.
Poco X2 vs Realme X2: Cameras
Both phones feature a quad-camera setup on the back. On the Poco X2, this consists of a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and two 2-megapixel lenses for macro photography and depth sensing. The Realme X2 also features a 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera. The other three lenses on the phone are an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and two 2-megapixel sensors for macro mode and depth sensing. The almost identical setups are separated only by the Sony IMX686 sensor on the Poco and the Samsung GW1 sensor on the Realme.
On the front, the Poco X2 has the edge with a dual-camera setup. The phone features a 20-megapixel main lens along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Meanwhile, the Realme has a single 32-megapixel front camera.
Other unique features
The Poco X2 features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor along with LiquidCool technology. This prevents excess heating on the phone. Meanwhile, the Realme X2 has an in-display fingerprint scanner along with Dolby-powered audio for better media immersion.