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Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review - Midrange smartphone with bright OLED display without PWM flickering

The perfect smartphone for those sensitive to PWM? The Poco M5s aims to attract buyers in the price range around 200 Euros (~$211). The largest reason for a purpose is supposed to be the very bright AMOLED panel with more than 1000 nits. Find out in our review of the Poco M5s whether the Xiaomi phone can keep up in the comparison with the powerful Redmi competitors.
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

The Poco M5s is mainly supposed to convince with a first-rate price-performance ratio. Like the Redmi Note 11S, the affordable Poco smartphone also foregoes an integrated 5G modem, and the two Xiaomi smartphones are very similar beyond the connectivity as well. Like the Redmi model, the Poco M5s uses a 6.43-inch AMOLED display that is advertised as having a top brightness of more 1000 nits. The 5,000-mAh battery of the Poco smartphone can also be charged fairly quickly at up to 33 watts.

Inside the affordable midrange Poco runs a MediaTek Helio G95 that can use up to 6 GB of RAM. With a small storage configuration of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, the Poco M5s starts from an MSRP of 210 Euros (~$221), and the recommended purchase price of the model with 128 GB of storage is 230 Euros (~$243). At the time of this test, the version with 6 GB of working memory is not available. 

Xiaomi Poco M5s (Poco M Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G95 8 x 2 - 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 48 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass, OTG, IR blaster, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 160.5 x 74.5 ( = 0.33 x 6.32 x 2.93 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.97", 0.7µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 1/4.0", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.4, 1/3.06", 1.12µm)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, case, USB cable, info material, MIUI13, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.597W/​kg head, 0.870W/​kg body, Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
178.8 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
210 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.9 %
12/2022
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
178.8 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
80 %
09/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2
179 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
77.9 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
195 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78.5 %
07/2022
Honor X8
SD 680, Adreno 610
177 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2388x1080
80.8 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G42
SD 680, Adreno 610
175 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
82.5 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
205 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
Poco M5s in blue
Poco M5s in blue
Poco M5s in white
Poco M5s in white

In the Poco M5s, glass meets a lot of plastic, but the case is still convincing with good quality of the workmanship. The visually attractive back is available in three different colors. Surprisingly, our black test unit with its high-gloss surface turns out to be not very prone to fingerprints. Protection from dust and water is also certified, at least in form of splashes according to the IP53 standard.

The front of the case is made of scratch proof Corning Gorilla display glass of the third generation, which transitions into the thin 8-mm (~0.3 in) plastic frame. The bezels around the large 6.43-inch OLED panel turned out moderate for the price range, resulting in a good 83.5% display to surface ratio in front. However, at 84.6% a Redmi Note 11S is still more efficient than the Poco smartphone.    

Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

Size Comparison

164.5 mm / 6.48 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.19 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.12 mm / 0.3197 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs163.4 mm / 6.43 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs160.6 mm / 6.32 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs160.5 mm / 6.32 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 178.8 g0.3942 lbs159.87 mm / 6.29 inch 73.87 mm / 2.91 inch 8.09 mm / 0.3185 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Poco M5s with IR blaster

The Poco smartphone shows its strength in the equipment. Buyers of the midrange smartphone don't have to live without a 3.5-mm audio port, an IR blaster, an FM radio using wired headphones, or an NFC chip for contactless payment. The Poco M5s also allows you to expand its storage via microSD card, without losing the dual-SIM functionality.

Since the Widevine DRM level is specified as L1, you can watch video contents from streaming services in HD quality. Wireless transfer of the display contents to external monitors is also supported. There is also USB OTG, allowing it to recognize external storage media. The USB 2.0 port uses the Type-C plug. 

Bottom of the case (speaker, USB port, microphone, audio port)
Bottom of the case (speaker, USB port, microphone, audio port)
Right case side (keys)
Right case side (keys)
Top of the case (speaker, IR blaster, microphone)
Top of the case (speaker, IR blaster, microphone)
Left case side (card slot)
Left case side (card slot)

microSD Card Reader

Using our Angelbird V60 reference card, the microSD card slot achieves good transfer rates in the Cross Platform Disk Test. At less than 17 MB/s in the copy test of JPEG image files, the transfer rate is significantly slower than that of the Redmi Note 11S.  

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
35.73 MB/s ∼100% +114%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
28.2 MB/s ∼79% +69%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
16.7 MB/s ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
14.3 MB/s ∼40% -14%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
11.84 MB/s ∼33% -29%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Xiaomi Poco M5s Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø40.9 (28.8-50.4)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.5 (25.2-45.7)
Xiaomi Poco M5s Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.6 (68.7-77)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø71.4 (33.3-76.8)

Software - Xiaomi smartphone with Android 12

The Poco M5s is delivered with Android 12, combining this with the system user interface of the inhouse MIUI software for Poco in version 13. At the time of this test, the Poco smartphone has the security patches from November 2022, which is still quite current. According to the Xiaomi Security Center, the Poco M5s is still supposed to receive security updates up to mid-2024. 

Unfortunately, the Chinese manufacturer is less generous with its Android upgrades. While the affordable midrange smartphone is still supposed to be updated to Android 13, that's the end of it, and there won't be more than one major upgrade for the Poco M5s.   

We do not see any advertising banners or popups in the MiUI 13 user interface, for example when installing an app. Generally, those so-called MSAs (MIUI System Ads) can be fairly easily deactivated in the system settings under the "Passwords and Security" menu.

Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - Poco M5s with WiFi 5

The integrated WLAN module of the Poco M5s supports the IEEE 802.11 standard according to a/b/g/n/ac, not only communicating in the 2.4-GHz but also the 5-GHz frequency range. In the network at home, solid transfer rates above 300 Mbit/s are possible with the Wi-Fi 5 standard and our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router. For a smartphone of this price range, the offered speeds and WLAN stability is absolutely adequate.   

The Poco smartphone connects to the mobile Internet at LTE speeds, since the Helio G95 doesn't support the more modern 5G standard. On the other hand, the Poco M5s gives access to a total of 12 LTE frequency bands, covering all the 4G frequencies that are relevant in German-speaking countries. 

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼100% +87%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
337 (289min - 349max) MBit/s ∼56% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
325 (289min - 340max) MBit/s ∼54% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
322 (124min - 352max) MBit/s ∼54% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
321 (304min - 327max) MBit/s ∼53%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
247 (47min - 312max) MBit/s ∼41% -23%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
234 (203min - 256max) MBit/s ∼39% -27%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼100% +83%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
368 (355min - 384max) MBit/s ∼57% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
364 (176min - 384max) MBit/s ∼56% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 (346min - 360max) MBit/s ∼55%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
349 (317min - 362max) MBit/s ∼54% -1%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
305 (269min - 336max) MBit/s ∼47% -14%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
303 (108min - 372max) MBit/s ∼47% -14%
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Xiaomi Poco M5s; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø320 (304-327)
Xiaomi Poco M5s; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø354 (346-360)
Locating indoors
Locating indoors
Locating indoors
Locating indoors

In order to evaluate the locating capabilities in practice, we record a route for comparison with the Garmin Venu 2. The position is located with the midrange smartphone only in the single band GNSS, and we are able to create a connection via GPS (L1), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1), and Galileo (E1), as well as SBAS in our test. Outdoors locating its position succeeds quickly with an accuracy of about 1 meter (3 ft). Even indoors, the Xiaomi smartphone finds its location quickly, but the signal is very weak.

Even though the GPS recording of the Poco M5s doesn't always correspond with the selected route on our bike ride, the deviations turn out moderate, so that nothing should keep you from using the Xiaomi smartphone for navigation. 

Garmin Venu 2
Garmin Venu 2
Poco M5s
Poco M5s

Phone Functions and Voice Quality - Xiaomi smartphone with dual-SIM

Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

The Poco M5s is able to accept up to two Nano-SIM cards. VoLTE and WLAN calling are supported, just like dual-LTE.

Using the earpiece, the voice quality of the Xiaomi smartphone is good, and our voice is also transferred sounding fairly natural. Tested via Skype, the Poco M5s is also convincing in a video conference using the stereo speakers. In this regard, the two microphones do a good job in everyday operation.

Cameras - Xiaomi smartphone with 64 MP

Portrait mode of the Poco M5s
Portrait mode of the Poco M5s
Photo mode of the Poco M5s
Photo mode of the Poco M5s

Behind a punch hole in front hides a 13-MP camera. In good light conditions, the recording quality of the pictures is fairly attractive. However, selfies taken with the Poco M5s appear quite dark and don't offer much sharpness. In terms of video, you also have to accept some compromises with the lack of a 4K resolution.   

As its primary camera, the Poco M5s uses the 64-MP sensor from Omnivision (OV64B) that we already know from the Poco F4. This is able to record videos in UHD quality at 30 images per second. During the day, the 1/2-inch sensor produces a solid image sharpness and attractive color accuracy. However, some details in the objects are lost due to some softening of the image by the Poco M5s. In low light conditions, the illumination and image sharpness are comparable to those of other competitors in the 200-Euro price range. However, the sensor captures relatively little of the surrounding light, and the autofocus doesn't work optimally in the dark.

The main camera is accompanied by an ultra-wide angle camera with 8 MP. Compared to the 64-MP main camera, the wide angle recordings lack sharpness and detail. There is no tele lens for zoom recordings, and the Poco M5s uses a 2-MP macro camera instead. 

Ultra wide angle
Main camera
5x zoom
10x zoom (max)
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

HauptkameraHauptkameraLow LightUltraweitwinkel
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Under controlled light conditions, the Poco smartphone also impresses with an accurate color reproduction, although the colors are slightly too bright. Surprisingly, the affordable Xiaomi smartphone doesn't show any real outliers compared to the actual reference colors. The deviations that we measure are all below a ∆E value of 10, which is very good. 

ColorChecker
6 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco M5s: 6.57 ∆E min: 2.77 - max: 9.81 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.9 ∆E
52.8 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
57.6 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
60.7 ∆E
59.6 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
72 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
40.3 ∆E
79.3 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
50 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco M5s: 44.38 ∆E min: 12.99 - max: 79.27 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Poco M5s without a charger

Xiaomi Mi 33 Watt wall charger (Type-A + Type-C)
Xiaomi Mi 33 Watt wall charger (Type-A + Type-C)

The box includes a USB cable, a protective case, and the usual info material. Xiaomi does not include a corresponding charger with its midrange smartphone.

In Germany, the 33-Watt charger can only be purchased separately. However, at a price of 2.99 Euro when you purchase the smartphone from the manufacturer's website, the additional cost is very low.

Xiaomi offers a 24-month warranty on its mobile phone in Germany.

Input Devices and Operation - Xiaomi smartphone with FaceUnlock

The capacitive touchscreen of the Poco M5s recognizes inputs quickly and accurately, and the sliding characteristics of the Gorilla Glas 3 are also convincing. In the state of delivery, the manufacturer has installed a protective foil, which is slightly more prone to show grease smears. The AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of only 60 Hz makes animations or scrolling Internet pages appear less smooth and slightly choppier than the affordable midrange competitors that offer 90 Hz or even 120 Hz. We can mention the Poco X4 Pro or a Redmi Note 11S as examples here.   

A fingerprint sensor hidden in the power button provides biometric security. While its response is fairly slow, it delivers good recognition rates. In good light conditions, unlocking via face recognition using the front camera works slightly faster, but it is less secure using 2D recognition.

Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review

Display - Xiaomi smartphone with OLED

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Poco M5s measures 6.43 inches and offers a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. According to the DRM Info application, the 60-Hz OLED display supports HDR10, offering more color depth and dynamics as an 8-bit panel. 

In our measurements with a pure white display and activated brightness sensor, the panel brightness reaches 720 cd/m², which is very good for this price class. The brightness is also evenly distributed. With an even distribution of bright and dark areas (APL18), the display even reaches up to 1,047 cd/m². With those values, we are able to confirm the specifications from the manufacturer.  

Surprisingly, we don't see any of the typical flickering in our measurement with the oscilloscope, despite the OLED technology. There are at most some minimal high-frequency variations. This means that we are unable to find any pulsewidth modulation across the whole range of brightness settings. The effect is probably produced by a constant DC dimming in combination with a very high frequency. The likelihood of creating problems is at least lower with the Poco M5s than with OLED displays that use a low-frequency curve.

712
cd/m²
714
cd/m²
727
cd/m²
709
cd/m²
715
cd/m²
732
cd/m²
709
cd/m²
715
cd/m²
746
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 746 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 719.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.04 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
91.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.28
Xiaomi Poco M5s
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
PLS, 1600x720, 6.50
Honor X8
TFT-LCD, 2388x1080, 6.70
Motorola Moto G42
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
3%
-98%
-47%
24%
15%
Brightness middle
715
430
-40%
471
-34%
510
-29%
691
-3%
687
-4%
Brightness
720
436
-39%
437
-39%
469
-35%
699
-3%
694
-4%
Brightness Distribution
95
97
2%
86
-9%
78
-18%
95
0%
96
1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.82
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.04
1.2
41%
5.43
-166%
2.5
-23%
1.02
50%
1.2
41%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
4.85
2.6
46%
10.55
-118%
5.8
-20%
1.73
64%
4
18%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.6
1.5
6%
5.1
-219%
4.1
-156%
1
37%
1
37%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.23 99%
2.12 104%
2.45 90%
2.205 100%
2.16 102%
CCT
6488 100%
6379 102%
7465 87%
6307 103%
6621 98%
6496 100%
Contrast
1519
622

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We examine the color reproduction of the display using a photo spectrometer and the CalMAN analysis software. The Poco M5s offers a good adjustment with the preset "Standard" color profile, but you can still see some differences in the colors even in the sRGB color space. Particularly with red and magenta color tones, the reproduction could have been more saturated. However, the color reproduction is very good for this price class and the color deviation very low.

In addition, the Poco M5s doesn't lack in setting options. Users can choose among three different profiles and adjust the color temperature to their personal preferences in each. However, you cannot adjust separate display parameters like in the Xiaomi high-end models.

Color Accuracy (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color Accuracy (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: AdobeRGB; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: P3; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: P3; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Color Space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.3 ms rise
↘ 1.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.7 ms rise
↘ 1.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Despite its low price, the Poco M5s is able to handle any light conditions outdoors, offering a very good readability - at least in the winter conditions during our test period. Due to the high brightness, the only hindrance using the Xiaomi smartphone in direct sunlight even in summer might be the reflections on the glass surface. The viewing angle stability is also at the expected level for an AMOLED display, and we really like it.

Performance - Poco M5s with a MediaTek SoC

The Mediatek Helio G95 in the Poco M5s is an SoC that was manufactured in the 12-nm process and integrates two Cortex A76 cores and six smaller Cortex A55 cores. The Xiaomi smartphone performs correspondingly weak in our benchmark package.

However, compared to the midrange competitors in this price range, the offered performance of the Poco M5s is still satisfactory. Particularly in the single-core values in Geekbench and the system benchmarks of PCMark, the midrange smartphone places significantly behind the Snapdragon 695 in the X4 Pro sibling model. 

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼100% +50%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
694 Points ∼90% +36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
528 Points ∼69% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (506 - 532, n=6)
515 Points ∼67% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
512 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
445 Points ∼58% -13%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
379 Points ∼49% -26%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
376 Points ∼49% -27%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼100% +39%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2038 Points ∼82% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1863 Points ∼75% +5%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1778 Points ∼72%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1622 - 1778, n=6)
1684 Points ∼68% -5%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1583 Points ∼64% -11%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1571 Points ∼64% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1071 Points ∼43% -40%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼100% +84%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
383847 Points ∼64% +18%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (326670 - 330876, n=2)
328773 Points ∼55% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
326670 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
297002 Points ∼49% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
243323 Points ∼40% -26%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
238371 Points ∼40% -27%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10571 Points ∼100% +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼98% +30%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (7938 - 10373, n=4)
8820 Points ∼83% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
8115 Points ∼77% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
7938 Points ∼75%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
7645 Points ∼72% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
6962 Points ∼66% -12%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
6176 Points ∼58% -22%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼100% +183%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
604 Points ∼77% +117%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
440 Points ∼56% +58%
Honor X8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
413 Points ∼53% +49%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
371 Points ∼47% +33%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
325 Points ∼41% +17%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
278 Points ∼35%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
278 Points ∼35% 0%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼100% +51%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3794 Points ∼78% +19%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3198 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2794 Points ∼58% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1566 - 3198, n=4)
2750 Points ∼57% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2696 Points ∼56% -16%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2564 Points ∼53% -20%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼100% +45%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7736 Points ∼91% +33%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5852 Points ∼69% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
5830 Points ∼69%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
5016 Points ∼59% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4917 Points ∼58% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (2083 - 5830, n=4)
4602 Points ∼54% -21%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼100% +35%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4593 Points ∼85% +15%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3984 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3824 Points ∼71% -4%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3669 Points ∼68% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3280 Points ∼61% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (1012 - 4108, n=4)
3216 Points ∼60% -19%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼100% +159%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4401 Points ∼46% +18%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
3728 Points ∼39%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (3178 - 3807, n=4)
3579 Points ∼37% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2763 Points ∼29% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2535 Points ∼26% -32%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2181 Points ∼23% -41%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1283 Points ∼90% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1279 Points ∼89% +5%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
1221 Points ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1163 Points ∼81% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (898 - 1288, n=4)
1149 Points ∼80% -6%
Motorola Moto G42
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
923 Points ∼65% -24%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼100% +175%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9119 Points ∼39% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 4096
8538 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7638 Points ∼33% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
  (5923 - 8538, n=2)
7231 Points ∼31% -15%

For graphics acceleration, the Poco M5s uses an integrated ARM Mali G76 MP4, which is a GPU from 2018. Despite this fact, the Xiaomi smartphone achieves one of the front places in our performance rating. Particularly in the 3DMark benchmarks and the offscreen values of GFX Bench, the Poco M5s fares very well.

Performance Rating
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
87.5 pt ∼88%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
86.6 pt ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
83.8 pt ∼84%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63.9 pt ∼64%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40.4 pt ∼40%
Honor X8 -14!
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35.3 pt ∼35%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
418 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
371 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
312 Points ∼75% -25%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
124 Points ∼30% -70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
421 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
362 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
326 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
326 Points ∼77% -23%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
127 Points ∼30% -70%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points ∼30% -70%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11161 Points ∼100% +656%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1476 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1227 Points ∼11% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1003 Points ∼9% -32%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
443 Points ∼4% -70%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
442 Points ∼4% -70%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1434 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1292 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1203 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1181 Points ∼82% -18%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
456 Points ∼32% -68%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
445 Points ∼31% -69%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2765 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2736 Points ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2612 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2476 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2168 Points ∼78% -22%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2821 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2731 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2330 Points ∼83% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2286 Points ∼81% -19%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1121 Points ∼40% -60%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2856 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2738 Points ∼96% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2387 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2259 Points ∼79% -21%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1276 Points ∼45% -55%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3581 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3179 Points ∼89% -11%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2814 Points ∼79% -21%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2571 Points ∼72% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2434 Points ∼68% -32%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2998 Points ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2745 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2341 Points ∼78% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2331 Points ∼78% -15%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1191 Points ∼40% -57%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1186 Points ∼40% -57%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2855 Points ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2478 Points ∼80% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2361 Points ∼76% -17%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1366 Points ∼44% -52%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1347 Points ∼44% -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2983 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2786 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2415 Points ∼81% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2383 Points ∼80% -14%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1339 Points ∼45% -52%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2836 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2644 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2303 Points ∼81% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2280 Points ∼80% -14%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1170 Points ∼41% -56%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3527 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3389 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2908 Points ∼82% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2829 Points ∼80% -17%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2707 Points ∼77% -20%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82 fps ∼100% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65 fps ∼79% +10%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps ∼63% -12%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼43% -41%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
85 fps ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65 fps ∼69% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps ∼67% -26%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps ∼44% -52%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58 fps ∼100% +23%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼81%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼72% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps ∼53% -34%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼34% -57%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
53 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps ∼74% -26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps ∼72% -28%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼42% -58%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48 fps ∼100% +66%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼63% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼42% -31%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼29% -52%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
32 fps ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼71% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps ∼71% -22%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼43% -53%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼100% +47%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼68% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼48% -29%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.4 fps ∼30% -56%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼71% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼71% -29%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.3 fps ∼40% -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼100% +55%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼71% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
11 fps ∼65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.5 fps ∼50% -23%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5 fps ∼29% -55%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4.6 fps ∼27% -58%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.6 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.7 fps ∼70% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.6 fps ∼69% -26%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3.2 fps ∼40% -58%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼40% -58%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
28 fps ∼100% +56%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼68% +6%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps ∼64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼46% -28%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.5 fps ∼30% -53%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7.8 fps ∼28% -57%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼73% -27%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.7 fps ∼44% -56%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.5 fps ∼43% -57%

Surfing the web works mostly smoothly with the midrange smartphone, even though the load times can be fairly long. In the benchmarks, the Xiaomi smartphone places in the lower middle of the field of our comparison devices.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
64.534 Points ∼83% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
53.56 Points ∼69% +5%
Xiaomi Poco M5s (Chrome 107)
50.839 Points ∼66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
42.542 Points ∼55% -16%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
41.845 Points ∼54% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (16.9 - 50.8, n=5)
36.4 Points ∼47% -28%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼100% +118%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
42.4 runs/min ∼58% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chome 106)
41.7 runs/min ∼57% +24%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
37.8 runs/min ∼52% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
34.4 runs/min ∼47% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M5s (Chrome 107)
33.5 runs/min ∼46%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (14.7 - 34.2, n=4)
29.1 runs/min ∼40% -13%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +127%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
65 Points ∼72% +63%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
52 Points ∼57% +30%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
43 Points ∼47% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
42 Points ∼46% +5%
Xiaomi Poco M5s (Chrome 107)
40 Points ∼44%
Average Mediatek Helio G95
40 Points ∼44% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼100% +98%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
94 Points ∼90% +77%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
65 Points ∼62% +23%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
59 Points ∼56% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
55 Points ∼52% +4%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
53 Points ∼50%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (28 - 57, n=5)
48 Points ∼46% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼100% +81%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
22938 Points ∼83% +50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
17394 Points ∼63% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
16871 Points ∼61% +10%
Xiaomi Poco M5s (Chrome 107)
15289 Points ∼55%
Honor X8 (Chrome 103)
13141 Points ∼47% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (4808 - 16289, n=4)
13050 Points ∼47% -15%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
12364 Points ∼45% -19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Mediatek Helio G95 (2673 - 10797, n=5)
4586 ms * ∼100% -65%
Motorola Moto G42 (Chrome 103.0.5060.71)
3341.4 ms * ∼73% -20%
Xiaomi Poco M5s (Chrome 107)
2783.3 ms * ∼61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
2773.2 ms * ∼60% -0%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼52% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (Chrome 106)
2259.8 ms * ∼49% +19%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
1982.32 ms * ∼43% +29%

* ... smaller is better

The 64 GB UFS storage in the Poco M5s delivers only mediocre read and write rates, particularly in the tests with small data blocks. The speeds are rather below average for the price range, but this can also be traced back to a low storage bandwidth of the Helio G95. The realme 7 and Moto G60s that use the same SoC show a similarly bad performance here.

Xiaomi Poco M5sXiaomi Redmi Note 11SSamsung Galaxy A13 5GHonor X8Motorola Moto G42Xiaomi Poco X4 ProAverage 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
39%
-40%
55%
31%
19%
25%
70%
Sequential Read 256KB
507.89
524.39
3%
289.7
-43%
926.58
82%
843.09
66%
303.4
-40%
734 ?(485 - 928, n=12)
45%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
109%
Sequential Write 256KB
376.97
446.46
18%
176.7
-53%
510.25
35%
436.32
16%
483.33
28%
383 ?(120.6 - 519, n=12)
2%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
66%
Random Read 4KB
132.77
214.82
62%
86.2
-35%
189.38
43%
122.08
-8%
193.45
46%
148 ?(88.5 - 215, n=12)
11%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
45%
Random Write 4KB
123.92
216.24
74%
90.9
-27%
195.75
58%
186.23
50%
173.03
40%
176.8 ?(95.4 - 216, n=12)
43%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
59%

Gaming - Poco M5s manages 60 fps

Even though the Mali G76 MP4 that is used here is already slightly aged, the graphics performance, which we test with our partner GameBench, should still be sufficient for some of the Android games from the Play Store.

PUBG Mobile, our first test game, can only be played at medium detail levels, and you cannot select a UHD setting with the Poco M5s. On the other hand, with the exception of some isolated drops, the shooter is reproduced at a relatively constant 30 fps. At the lowest detail level, it even reaches 40 fps. 

Armajet is limited to 60 fps, which is not very surprising, since the native refresh rate of the Poco smartphone is only 60 Hz. But what is more surprising is that the arena shooter is reproduced without any larger variations, aside from a frame rate drop to 40 fps. Even the Xiaomi high-end was lacking such constancy lately.  

Very demanding games such as Genshin Impact cannot really be played on the Poco M5s, though. 

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Xiaomi Poco M5s; Armajet: Ø59.3 (40-61)
Xiaomi Poco M5s; Genshin Impact: Ø17 (4-25)
Xiaomi Poco M5s; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø38.4 (29-41)
Xiaomi Poco M5s; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø37.7 (27-41)
Xiaomi Poco M5s; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø29.3 (18-31)

Emissions - Xiaomi smartphone stays cool

Temperatures

Battery test of GFXBench
Battery test of GFXBench

In everyday operation, the Xiaomi smartphone hardly warms up with moderate usage. However, if you pose higher demands on the Poco M5s, the heat development is very uneven: While we measure a hotspot of almost 47 °C (117 °F) in the area of the front camera, the bottom area of the case remains noticeably cooler at less than 33 °C (91 °F).

What is interesting is the degree of how much the heat development inside the affordable smartphone will lead to throttling. To evaluate the behavior of the Poco M5s under constant load, we use the battery test of the GFXBench app and the Wild Life stress tests of 3DMark. The Manhattan 3.1 test shows that the frame rate remains relatively stable with increasing load. The Poco smartphone also remains very constant in the 3DMark test, so performance drops under load are unlikely.

Max. Load
 46.6 °C
116 F
37.6 °C
100 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 45.3 °C
114 F
37.3 °C
99 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
 43.3 °C
110 F
36.4 °C
98 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 46.6 °C = 116 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
30.6 °C
87 F
35.5 °C
96 F
39.5 °C
103 F
31.7 °C
89 F
36.1 °C
97 F
41.2 °C
106 F
32.5 °C
91 F
36.2 °C
97 F
40.3 °C
105 F
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20.2 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.3 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.6 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% +5%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.2 % ∼100% +5%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 % ∼99% +4%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94.9 % ∼95%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M5s
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98 % ∼99%
Honor X8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.9 % ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash
97.7 % ∼98% 0%
Motorola Moto G42
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
97.3 % ∼98% -1%
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Xiaomi Poco M5s Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.49 (2.47-2.52)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø1.969 (1.96-1.976)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø1.972 (1.939-1.986)
Honor X8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.753 (0.745-0.76)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø0.733 (0.725-0.746)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Xiaomi Poco M5s Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø8.88 (8.54-9)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø6.96 (6.93-7)
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.25 (7.22-7.28)
Honor X8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø2.68 (2.66-2.68)
Motorola Moto G42 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.67 (2.66-2.68)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.25 (7.24-7.28)

Speakers

The affordable midrange smartphone from Xiaomi has two speakers whose sound quality is satisfactory for this price class. The music reproduction is fairly linear in the mids and highs, but there is a significant drop in the lower frequencies of the sound spectrum.

Users of the Poco M5s don't have to live without a 3.5-mm audio port. Those who prefer a wireless solution can implement this via Bluetooth 5.0. In terms of codecs, aptX and aptX HD, LDAC, AAC, and LHDC are supported.  

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.637.92538.438.23129.433.14033.132.85033.935.46325.226.98022.124.710018.22212516.127.116014.333.420012.834.725012.139.53159.447.540010.955.950012.659.963012.761.68001564.510001571.1125012.569.8160011.273.7200011.669250012.572.9315013.168400014.869.6500015.567.4630016.669.4800017.4691000017.371.81250017.465.91600018.154.3SPL26.681.8N0.850.1median 14.3median 65.9Delta1.911.442.640.62935.927.826.825.837.732.536.922.427.224.526.219.42116.520.418.438.812.843.19.947.911.350.613.153.411.459.41162.211.663.712.365.71270.812.471.912.272.91373.912.873.813.27813.479.313.871.913.368.113.365.913.570.113.165.224.985.50.657.5median 13median 65.70.711.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Poco M5sXiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Poco M5s audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 66% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Xiaomi smartphone with 5,000 mAh

Power Consumption

Although the Poco smartphone doesn't support wireless charging, you can use quick charging at up to 33 watts. With that, a recharge of a depleted battery up to 64% should be completed in 30 minutes according to Xiaomi. 

The power consumption is not a strength of the Poco M5s. During idle operation, the midrange smartphone consumes a relatively large amount of power at 1.5 watts, and the consumption peaks are also pronounced under load.    

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 6.5 / 8.9 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Poco M5s
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G42
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G95
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
16%
32%
23%
20%
-0%
15%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
0.89
26%
1
17%
1
17%
1.01
16%
1.273 ?(0.69 - 2.5, n=4)
-6%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
26%
Idle Average *
1.5
1.87
-25%
1.1
27%
1.5
-0%
1.73
-15%
1.865 ?(0.9 - 3.6, n=4)
-24%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
1.9
-6%
1.2
33%
2
-11%
1.79
1%
2.05 ?(1.2 - 3.7, n=4)
-14%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
2%
Load Average *
6.5
3.01
54%
3.4
48%
2.6
60%
3.05
53%
4.87 ?(3.67 - 6.5, n=4)
25%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
33%
Load Maximum *
8.9
6.26
30%
5.6
37%
4.5
49%
4.91
45%
7.32 ?(5.58 - 8.9, n=4)
18%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
19%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Poco M5s Mediatek Helio G95; Geekbench 5.4: Ø5.96 (3.13-10.5)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mediatek Helio G96; Geekbench 5.4: Ø3.86 (1.049-8.74)
Xiaomi Poco M5s Mediatek Helio G95; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.592 (1.481-1.793)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mediatek Helio G96; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.144 (1.097-1.297)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Poco M5s Mediatek Helio G95; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.05 (7.52-8.66)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mediatek Helio G96; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.24 (2.98-3.62)
Xiaomi Poco M5s Mediatek Helio G95; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.592 (1.481-1.793)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mediatek Helio G96; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.144 (1.097-1.297)

Battery Life

The 5,000-mAh battery used in the Poco M5s ensures very long runtimes in our battery tests. In the WLAN test, the smartphone display turns off after about 17 hours, and the Xiaomi smartphone also lasts for a long time at more than 22 hours when constantly playing videos.  

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
34h 48min
WiFi Websurfing (Chrome 106)
16h 51min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
22h 04min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 22min
Xiaomi Poco M5s
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
5000 mAh
Honor X8
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G42
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-19%
6%
-15%
-1%
-15%
Reader / Idle
2088
1663
-20%
2799
34%
2223
6%