Poco F2 Pro proves itself in our review: A 60-Hz panel can still deliver a great visual experience
The Poco F2 Pro is the European version of the Redmi K30 Pro, which Xiaomi revealed for the Chinese market in March. There are barely any differences between the Poco and the Redmi phone in terms of the appearance and the technical specifications.
The 6.67-inch AMOLED display of the F2 Pro has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and an HDR10+ certification. Thanks to a relatively high sampling rate of 180 Hz, the touchscreen is very responsive. The high maximum brightness is the stand-out feature of the F2 Pro, although it requires the ambient light sensor to be active. Compared to other devices in this price range, the luminosity of the OLED panel is outstanding. On a purely white background, the display reaches 813 cd/m² with a very even illumination. With 1080 cd/m² in the APL50 test, the brightness increases significantly when displaying an even distribution of bright and dark areas and reaches a level that is almost ideal for HDR10+ content - the results of the APL10 test are potentially even higher than those of our APL50 test.
We further analyzed the color accuracy of the F2 Pro's display with our X-Rite spectrophotometer and the analysis software CalMAN. Aside from great contrasts, the second generation Poco also offers good color space coverage and a good color accuracy ex-factory - the DeltaE deviations relative to the sRGB color space (colors: 1.46, grayscale: 2.7) are outstanding for the F2 Pro's price class.
The mid-range phone from Xiaomi does have one drawback: The screen's refresh rate is neither 90 Hz nor 120 Hz and instead, users will have to contend with a traditional 60-Hz display.
While the system performance is good and the user experience is smooth during daily use, the animations are not as smooth as on a panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz or more.
If you are interested in the Poco smartphone, read our in-depth review of the F2 Pro for a more detailed impression of the affordable mid-range phone.
Notebookcheck review of the Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro