Review verdict on the Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro: Strong smartphone can improve in one area
Buyers looking for a light and practical mid-range phone are unlikely to be satisfied with the Poco X4 Pro. Although the smartphone is quite heavy at 205 g, it is still lighter than its predecessor. The Poco X4 Pro is also not very compact with a case width of over 76 millimeters.
Otherwise Xiaomi manages to produce a successful mid-range phone with only a few weak points. The high performance of the Poco X3 Pro has been sacrificed in favor of 5G connectivity, which suits the 2022 model and its Snapdragon 695 well. For a price range of under US$300, the Poco X4 Pro offers very competitive performance values and sufficient graphics power for HFR gaming. It also surprised us with high fps rates in our gaming tests. In Armajet, the Poco X4 Pro manages over 100 fps at times and thus significantly more than a Motorola Moto G82, which only reached a maximum of 60 fps.
A pity that Xiaomi continues to rely on outdated Android systems for its inexpensive smartphones - this could certainly be improved. The Poco X4 Pro is likely to get an upgrade to Android 12, but the manufacturer does not provide any official information. Samsung shows how it can be done in the mid-range with its Galaxy M23 5G, which already had Android 12 at market launch.
Do you attach a lot of importance to a bright OLED display in an affordable, mid-range smartphone? If so, read our detailed review for a more detailed impression of the Poco X4 Pro. If you can do without the fast 5G standard, an interesting alternative in the price range below US$200 is available in the form of the Redmi Note 11.
Review of the Poco X4 Pro