Xiaomi Poco C40
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2, videos @1080p/30fps
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Poco C40
Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco is once again trying to penetrate the entry-level market with a phone that features a huge battery and an exotic processor. The Poco C40 even looks great to boot. So does it get our wholehearted recommendation? Well...
Source: Htxt Africa
The POCO C40 has a powerful battery, a passable camera and it is capable of solid visuals but all of these are utterly drowned by its terrible performance. It became a chore to use the device and it has left a sour taste. Now available in South Africa, the smartphone has a recommended retail price of R3 199 so it is decidedly an entry-level device. For just over double this price you can pick up the POCO X4 Pro 5G at R6 999 which has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor and 8GB of RAM. For about R1 800 more than the C40 you can pick up the TECNO Camon 17P, another entry-level device with much better performance and negligible differences in terms of camera and battery. In fact, the local market is so saturated with solid entry-level devices, there is no reason to try the POCO C40. It begs the question of why Xiaomi decided to bring this phone to South Africa. Perhaps the brand is betting that its low price will see significant sales, but we simply can’t recommend the C40 over its competitors and other POCO handsets. A disappointing entry in the usually high quality lineage of POCO devices that have shipped to South Africa. The POCO C40 is unable to break free of its poor performance even though it has solid display, camera and battery capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Tech Advisor
The Poco C40 has a decent screen, excellent battery life and is a very affordable smartphone. Sadly, the performance is underwhelming and the cameras really don’t impress. Sure, you can save yourself some money by buying this phone, but I feel the compromises may make it seem like you still overpaid.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: OI Spice Tech News
The Xiaomi Poco C40 smartphone was announced in June 2022, and the expected price of the phone is $146 (Rs 11,490 in India) approx. As far as the primary specs are concerned, you are getting a 6.71 inches IPS LCD panel with 400 nits brightness and Dust & splash resistance. The screen is also protected by Corning gorilla glass protection. The Xiaomi Poco C40 runs on the Android 11 OS supported by MIUI 13 user interface customization. Under the hood, the phone is powered by an 11nm – JLQ JR510 chipset that provides Mali-G57 MC1 GPU support. The Xiaomi Poco C40 smartphone is equipped with a dual-camera consisting of a 13MP main, and a 2MP depth lens. On the front, you get a 5MP selfie camera. Both cameras can record videos at a max of 1080p videos at 30 fps. As far as the internal storage is concerned, you will attain 32GB to 64GB internal storage with 3GB/4GB RAM support. For the battery section, you will get a Li-Po 6000 mAh battery with an 18W fast charging support. The Xiaomi Poco C40 smartphone arrives in Power Black, Coral Green, and Poco Yellow color options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2022
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; FM radio; true dual SIM; waterproof IP52. Negative: Weak processor; no NFC chip; slow 10W charging; only 32GB ROM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2023
Source: Canaltech PT→EN
Positive: Large screen; NFC chip; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; USB-C. Negative: Low performance; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2022
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2023
Rating: price: 30% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life; colorful design.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2022
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Very good price; premium design; solid workmanship; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2022
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; solid workmanship; large battery capacity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2022
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; elegant design; great built quality; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2022
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
ARM Mali-G52 MP1: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node. The MC1 / MP1 variant is the smallest version.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
JR510: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz, a ARM Mali G52MP1 and a Cat 4/7 LTE modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.
63.63%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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