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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro review - Light 5G smartphone with 108 MP and 120-Hz Flow AMOLED (Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition)

The best smartphone in its price segment? Poco advertises nothing less than that as far as it concerns the X5 Pro. With a powerful Snapdragon chipset, flexible AMOLED display, and 108-MP camera, all the signs for our test of the Poco smartphone are good. But will this be enough for a purchase recommendation for the Poco smartphone?
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

Since the Poco X5 Pro is marketed internationally as Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, the many similarities to its Redmi Note 12 Pro sibling model are therefore not very surprising. But also in comparison to the processor, there are not many nominal changes aside from the SoC upgrade. The Snapdragon 778G smartphone is equipped with a large and fast 6.67-inch 120 Hz AMOLED display and uses the 1/1.52 inch Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor as the main camera.

The MSRP of the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified Poco X5 Pro is 349.90 Euros (~$384) including 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage. The top version with 8 GB + 256 GB is offered for an MSRP of 399.90 € (~$439), although the prices have already dropped significantly below the 300-Euro mark (~$329) in some cases at the time of our test. 

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Poco X5 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 225 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, OTG, Miracast, IR Blaster
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, 5G: n1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/77/78; 4G: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/66(60 MHz), 38/40/41; 3G: 1/2/4/5/8; 2G: 850/900/1.800/1.900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 162.91 x 76.03 ( = 0.31 x 6.41 x 2.99 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 8 MP (f/2.2, 1/4", 1.12µm) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (f/2.4, 1/3.06" 1.0µm)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: onscreen, case, USB cable, charger, info material , MIUI 14, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.99W/​kg head, 0.99W/​kg body, Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 131 g ( = 4.62 oz / 0.29 pounds)
Price
400 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
85.4 %
04/2023
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
181 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
82.5 %
07/2022
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
205 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85.4 %
04/2023
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4
187 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
83.6 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
155 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.30"2400x1080
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080

Case - Poco X5 Pro made of plastic

Poco X5 Pro in blue
Poco X5 Pro in blue
Poco X5 Pro in yellow
Poco X5 Pro in yellow

The Poco X5 Pro is available in three colors: black, blue, and yellow. While the plastic back is matted, the large camera module keeps its dark gloss, causing fingerprints to collect quickly in this area. The quality of the workmanship and haptics is at a solid level for a midrange smartphone, but a Redmi Note 12 Pro with its glass back exudes a bit more quality.

Barely weighing 181 grams (~6.4 oz), not only is the midrange smartphone lighter than its predecessor, but with a case thickness of less than 8 mm (~0.3 in), it is also slimmer. This is made possible by the P-OLED materials of the Flow Display technology. Instead of layering the OLED components inside glass, the display components of the X5 Pro display are completely made of plastic. This allows for a more flexible OLED display, so it can also be made thinner. 

The front of the Poco smartphone consists of scratchproof Gorilla Glass 5 that transitions evenly into the metal frame. The ratio between the display and case front is a good 87%. As its predecessor, the Poco X5 Pro also includes an IP certification according to IP53, offering splash water protection. 

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

Size Comparison

164.19 mm / 6.46 in 76.1 mm / 3 in 8.12 mm / 0.3197 in 205 g0.4519 lbs162.91 mm / 6.41 in 76.03 mm / 2.99 in 7.9 mm / 0.311 in 181 g0.399 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 in 76 mm / 2.99 in 7.9 mm / 0.311 in 187 g0.4123 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 in 74.8 mm / 2.94 in 8.1 mm / 0.3189 in 189 g0.4167 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 in 71.2 mm / 2.8 in 7.75 mm / 0.3051 in 155 g0.3417 lbs148 mm / 5.83 in 105 mm / 4.13 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi smartphone with IR blaster

With Bluetooth 5.2, stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and NFC for contactless payments, as well as a 3.5 mm audio port, the X5 Pro offers a well-rounded equipment package for the midrange. Our test unit includes 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage, but the actually available storage space is smaller at 224 GB, due to the operating system and several preinstalled apps. Those who need additional space for videos or photos can store them on external storage media such as USB sticks via USB OTG. The current X Pro series doesn't allow you to expand the storage space by using a micoSD card. 

Like that of the Redmi Note 12 Pro, the USB-C connection of the sibling model from Poco only supports the 2.0 specification, which means that you cannot use it for wired image output with the midrange smartphone. In our copy test with a connected M2 SSD drive (Samsung 980 Pro), the transfer speed of the USB port is a low 32 MB/s. On the other hand, you can use wireless transfer of the display contents to external monitors via Miracast and watch video content from streaming services in HD quality thanks to Widevine L1.

Bottom (speaker, USB port, microphone, SIM slot)
Bottom (speaker, USB port, microphone, SIM slot)
Top (audio port, speaker, microphone, IR blaster)
Top (audio port, speaker, microphone, IR blaster)
Right side (keys: volume, on/off)
Right side (keys: volume, on/off)
Left side
Left side

Software - Poco smartphone with Android 12

Xiaomi combines the Android operating system with its inhouse MIUI user interface for Poco version 14. At the time of our test, the X5 Pro uses only Android 12 with the security patches from January 2023. Unfortunately, our questions to Poco Germany on the period of guaranteed upgrades remained unanswered. The Note 12 Pro sibling model is supposed to receive two large Android updates, and we can assume a similar support for the Poco smartphone. However, you should keep in mind that you already need one major OS upgrade to update the X5 Pro to the current Android 13, so that the next Android generation (Android 14) will probably be the end of the line for the X5 Pro.  

In our view, the Chinese manufacturer unfortunately saves on expenses in the wrong place here, with Samsung, for example, showing that things can also be done better in the midrange in terms of software maintenance. A Galaxy A34 receives four major updates and five years of software support. You probably cannot expect more than three years of security updates as in the predecessor for the Poco X5 Pro.  

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

Communication and GNSS - Xiaomi smartphone with 5G

The integrated WLAN module of the X5 Pro supports Wi-Fi 6 and the protocols according to the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. In combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Poco achieves transfer rates of almost 1,000 Mbit/s when sending, which is very good in the midrange. Compared to the Wi-Fi 5 smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy A53, this turns out twice as high.

On the other hand, you have to accept some small compromises when using the mobile Internet. Even though the X5 Pro gives access to the 5G net, the built-in Snapdragon X53 modem only covers 13 LTE frequencies. For comparison, the Note 12 Pro sibling model can access 20 bands. With this, using the Poco smartphone when traveling can become problematic due to the limited frequency coverage.    

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
825 (790min - 837max) MBit/s +2%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
805 (686min - 905max) MBit/s
Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 - 1875, n=198, last 2 years)
662 MBit/s -18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s -57%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
343 (323min - 353max) MBit/s -57%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
322 (124min - 352max) MBit/s -60%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
977 (487min - 997max) MBit/s 0%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
977 (487min - 997max) MBit/s
Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 - 1810, n=199, last 2 years)
696 MBit/s -29%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (346min - 370max) MBit/s -63%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
349 (317min - 362max) MBit/s -64%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s -72%
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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 642L; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø804 (686-905)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø321 (124-352)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 642L; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø960 (487-997)
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 619; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø349 (317-362)
Locating indoors
Locating indoors
Locating outdoors
Locating outdoors

The Poco X5 Pro determines its location via the main GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and Beidou satellite systems but only in the single band. On the other hand, the signal strength is fairly high even indoors at an SNR value of more than 30, and the locating accuracy is also very high at 3 meters.

In order to evaluate the locating accuracy of the midrange smartphone in practice, we record a route in parallel with the Garmin Venu 2 for comparison. Even though we see some deviations in the recorded route details of the Poco smartphone, the route is often identical to that recorded by the Gamin smartwatch. At the end of the 10-km (~6.2 miles) test route, the difference between the recordings from the two devices is only 50 meters (~164 ft). The X5 Pro is therefore very well suited for everyday navigation tasks. 

Locating: Poco X5 Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2
Locating: Poco X5 Pro vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - Poco X5 Pro with Dual SIM

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

The Poco X5 Pro supports dual-SIM 5G with two Nano-SIM cards as well as the VoLTE standards and WLAN calls, but not an eSIM. The voice quality is very satisfactory, and voices are reproduced clearly. Our conversation partners describe the quality of the voice recordings with the X5 Pro with its two microphones as very clear. During a video conference using the stereo speakers, the voices are also clearly understandable and sufficiently loud. 

Cameras - Xiaomi smartphone with 108 MP

Photo mode with the 16-MP front camera
Photo mode with the 16-MP front camera
Portrait mode with the 16-MP front camera
Portrait mode with the 16-MP front camera

The main camera of the X5 Pro is based on an "old acquaintance," the Samsung HM2, which has already been used in the X4 Pro. The 108-MP main camera (f/1.9) records 12-MP pictures via 9-in-1 pixel binning but still doesn't offer optical image stabilization, causing pictures to become blurry fairly quickly, particularly in the dark.

With a lot of light, the pictures impress with a very beautiful image sharpness and many details. We also like the dynamic of the pictures. However, colors are reproduced very bright with the Poco X5 Pro, appearing slightly unnatural particularly with green color tones such as in the meadow in our comparison pictures. Under low-light conditions, the Poco smartphone also quickly reaches its limits. On one hand, with its large open aperture, the pictures appear less dark than those of a Pixel 6a, and the noise level is also fairly low. On the other hand, the contours of the objects look very soft.

Ultrawide angle
Ultrawide angle
Wide angle
Wide angle
2x zoom
2x zoom
5x zoom
5x zoom
10x zoom
10x zoom

The ultrawide angle lens with a relatively narrow viewing angle of 120 degrees produces a decent image quality for this price range, but the 8-MP pictures aren't really that enjoyable. The pictures show many irregularities and only offer a solid sharpness in the center of the image. Since there wasn't any space for a telephoto lens left in the X5 Pro, enlargements are solely created digitally, and the results are correspondingly weak. 

In contrast to that of the X4 Pro, the video performance gives no larger reasons for complaint. Finally, the Poco midrange is also able to record videos in UHD resolution. If you want 60 fps, you can only use 1080p. The electronic stabilization of the 108-MP camera is decent, and in daylight conditions, movements are recorded solidly. 

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

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.

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We analyze the color reproduction of the Samsung HM2 sensor under controlled light conditions compared to the actual reference colors. In addition to the smartphone-typical brightening, the X5 Pro shows large deviations in the green color tones of the ColorChecker passport, which isn't much of a surprise considering the saturated comparison photos. However, the Poco smartphone shows only few color deviation outliers (>10) overall. 

ColorChecker
13.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro: 7.95 ∆E min: 2.32 - max: 17.55 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
38 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
60.3 ∆E
49.6 ∆E
33 ∆E
34.5 ∆E
28 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
30 ∆E
73 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
75 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
50.7 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro: 43.91 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 75.02 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Poco smartphone with included charger

67-Watt charger of the Poco X5 Pro
67-Watt charger of the Poco X5 Pro

The box of the midrange smartphone includes a modular 67-Watt charger, a data and charging cable, a protective case, a SIM tool, and quick start instructions together with warranty information. The manufacturer doesn't offer any particular accessories for the X5 Pro in its online shop.

Xiaomi offers a 12-month warranty for its smartphone in Germany. 

Input Devices and Operation - Poco smartphone with face unlock

The inputs on the large 6.67-inch Flow AMOLED dot display with a 240-Hz scan rate are implemented quickly and accurately up to the corners of the touchscreen. Xiaomi also equips its smartphone midrange with an attractive vibration motor that offers very accurate haptic feedback in everyday operation.

The active fingerprint sensor in the on/off button is easy to reach and unlocks the X5 Pro very reliably and also fairly quickly. There is also the less secure 2D face recognition, which is based on a face unlock function via the front camera. In daylight conditions, this works similarly speedily. 

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test

Display - Poco X5 Pro with OLED

Display of the subpixel grid
Display of the subpixel grid

The 6.67-inch AMOLED display of the Poco X5 Pro has a 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution and supports a maximum refresh rate up to 120 Hz. Those who want to conserve some battery life can also use the display in automatic mode. A refresh rate of 60 and 120 Hz is used here, which is also implemented well during our test. 

In our brightness measurements, the OLED panel reaches 770 cd/m² on average with a full-area white display, which is satisfactory for this price class but less than in the Redmi Note 12 Pro. In the APL18 measurement that is more representative of everyday operation, it reaches 774 cd/m² in the image center. 

Because of the OLED panel, PWM technology together with its display flickering is used to control the display brightness. We measure a constant 120 Hz with an even amplitude. However, the manufacturer speaks of a very high PWM frequency of 1920 Hz, which would be much more comfortable particularly for more sensitive users. In the end, we are unable to determine whether the difference here is due to our measurement equipment or such a mode that would be similar to automatic DC dimming was simply not active. 

769
cd/m²
776
cd/m²
795
cd/m²
768
cd/m²
770
cd/m²
795
cd/m²
769
cd/m²
771
cd/m²
792
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 795 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 778.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.04 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 770 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.6 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.30
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Screen
6%
32%
1%
-6%
Brightness middle
770
687
-11%
938
22%
984
28%
718
-7%
Brightness
778
694
-11%
939
21%
992
28%
730
-6%
Brightness Distribution
97
96
-1%
96
-1%
98
1%
92
-5%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.6
1.2
25%
0.9
44%
1.6
-0%
1.62
-1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.3
4
-21%
1.6
52%
3.8
-15%
4.21
-28%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.2
1
55%
1
55%
3
-36%
2
9%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.16 102%
2.25 98%
2.14 103%
2.156 102%
CCT
6882 94%
6496 100%
6350 102%
6518 100%
6545 99%

* ... 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 detected 120 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 120 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 120 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17744 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimal display brightness
min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
maximum manual display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

We evaluate the color calibration of the AMOLED panel using the Calman analysis software. In the default settings (Standard profile), the sRGB color space is targeted and almost covered completely. In the Vivid profile, we also determine only small deviations from the larger DCI-P3 color space. There are hardly any noticeable differences in the separate colors. The DeltaE values we measure show a very low deviation in the colors (<2). The display of the grayscale also only reveals a small deviation that remains within the target range (<3).

Like the Xiaomi high end, the Poco X5 Pro offers three color profiles and also an "Adjusted" mode where you can adjust the color temperature as well as single parameters such as the saturation or color space. 

Color accuracy (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Color accuracy (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Grayscale (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Grayscale (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Saturation (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Saturation (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)
Color space (target color space: P3; profile: Vivid, warm)

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
1.32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.6325 ms rise
↘ 0.69 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.57 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7425 ms rise
↘ 0.827 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 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

The midrange smartphone proves itself to be well-equipped for outdoor use, even if the reflections can be annoying. Due to the high brightness and powerful contrast, the contents remain sufficiently readable even in direct sunlight. You should keep in mind, however, that the maximum brightness without activated brightness sensor is only 494 cd/m². 

The viewing angle stability is very good, but there is a noticeable loss in brightness from very steep viewing angles. While you can hardly see any changes in the colors, the display then looks slightly cooler.

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro smartphone test
Poco X5 Pro viewing angles
Poco X5 Pro viewing angles

Performance - Xiaomi smartphone with Qualcomm SoC

In the Poco X5 Pro, a Snapdragon 778G integrates eight cores arranged in two clusters and the Adreno 642L graphics unit. Thanks to the inhouse RAM expansion technology, up to 5 GB of available ROM storage can be converted into virtual working memory, allowing you to expand the internal RAM up to a maximum of 13 GB in this way.

In our CPU benchmark package, the Poco smartphone places slightly ahead of the Note 12 Pro sibling model, which uses the Mediatek Dimensity 1080. Particularly in the multi score of Geekbench, the Snapdragon 778G should be considered more powerful due to the additional ARM Cortex A78 cores. Overall, the results are significantly above the performance level of the predecessor.    

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=202, last 2 years)
919 Points +16%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
789 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (765 - 791, n=11)
781 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
765 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points -6%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
694 Points -12%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
666 Points -16%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=202, last 2 years)
3043 Points +2%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2987 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2785 - 3000, n=11)
2882 Points -4%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2038 Points -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2035 Points -32%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1928 Points -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points -37%
Geekbench 6.0
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (188 - 2531, n=44, last 2 years)
1279 Points +25%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1022 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  ()
1022 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
968 Points -5%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 6460, n=44, last 2 years)
3412 Points +14%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2987 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  ()
2987 Points 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2201 Points -26%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=139, last 2 years)
765857 Points +42%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
540593 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (438254 - 540593, n=11)
501252 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points -24%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
404846 Points -25%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
383847 Points -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
Points -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
12699 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=201, last 2 years)
11960 Points -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11763 Points -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (9330 - 13296, n=10)
11553 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points -10%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10571 Points -17%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
9741 Points -23%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (200 - 1474, n=159, last 2 years)
851 Points +16%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
734 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
665 Points -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (621 - 734, n=5)
663 Points -10%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
604 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points -21%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
574 Points -22%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=156, last 2 years)
5959 Points +30%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4576 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4079 - 5002, n=11)
4549 Points -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4189 Points -8%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3822 Points -16%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3794 Points -17%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points -21%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=156, last 2 years)
9890 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
9876 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (8751 - 10816, n=11)
9736 Points -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7950 Points -20%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7736 Points -22%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
6684 Points -32%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12716, n=156, last 2 years)
6470 Points +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5938 Points +8%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5488 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (3956 - 6372, n=11)
4968 Points -9%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4593 Points -16%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4452 Points -19%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points -30%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=156, last 2 years)
15017 Points +126%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6594 - 6783, n=11)
6686 Points +1%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
6632 Points
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
5093 Points -23%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4401 Points -34%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4375 Points -34%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=156, last 2 years)
1529 Points +23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
1521 Points +23%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1378 Points +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (1155 - 1534, n=11)
1336 Points +8%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1283 Points +4%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1239 Points
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points -2%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
21997 Points +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=144, last 2 years)
21424 Points +8%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
19875 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (7622 - 19875, n=5)
12471 Points -37%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7638 Points -62%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
7617 Points -62%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4239 Points -79%
AImark - Score v3.x
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
25112 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  ()
25112 Points 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 245629, n=110, last 2 years)
17435 Points -31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 1080, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
8784 Points -65%

We see a similar picture in the graphics tests, but the benchmark values are even further apart here. In the GFXBench and 3DMark measurements, the Poco X5 Pro places about 20 to 25%, at times even 40%, ahead of the Note 12 Pro sibling model.  

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
681 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
632 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points -9%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
371 Points -46%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
354 Points -48%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
687 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
643 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points -7%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
362 Points -47%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
361 Points -47%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2434 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2287 Points -6%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points -7%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1227 Points -50%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points -50%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2465 Points
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2273 Points -8%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1292 Points -48%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1208 Points -51%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2763 Points +10%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2736 Points +9%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2701 Points +7%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2689 Points +7%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2521 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5311 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4198 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3902 Points -27%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2731 Points -49%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2692 Points -49%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4276 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3784 Points -12%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3546 Points -17%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2738 Points -36%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2694 Points -37%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4897 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4411 Points -10%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3512 Points -28%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3241 Points -34%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points -37%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5563 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4387 Points -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points -28%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2998 Points -46%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2967 Points -47%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5341 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4362 Points -18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points -30%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3092 Points -42%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3024 Points -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
108 fps
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
82 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps -41%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
133 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
106 fps -20%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
94 fps -29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps -31%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps -16%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps -19%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps -39%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps -39%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
78 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps -12%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps -22%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -40%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
47 fps -40%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
49 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps -18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps -29%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps -37%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps -39%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
46 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps -34%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps -40%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps -41%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps -31%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -41%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps -41%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps -32%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -41%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps -26%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -37%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -37%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps -8%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps -23%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps -37%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.1 fps -38%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps -10%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps -23%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps -33%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -37%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps -17%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps -26%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -37%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps -40%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.7 fps -20%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.6 fps -39%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.5 fps -41%

The Xiaomi smartphone similarly shows no weaknesses in the browser speeds, although it is not dominating in the benchmark results anymore. However, websites are still rendered quickly and can be scrolled smoothly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=163, last 2 years)
110.2 Points +65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (58.8 - 86.8, n=11)
75.1 Points +12%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (Chrome 106)
72.259 Points +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71.873 Points +7%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Chrome 111)
66.879 Points
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
64.534 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points -5%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=147, last 2 years)
114.2 runs/min +105%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
62.9 runs/min +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (52.5 - 61.5, n=9)
56.2 runs/min +1%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Chrome 111)
55.8 runs/min
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min -8%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
42.4 runs/min -24%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=154, last 2 years)
102.2 Points +60%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
75 Points +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (64 - 74, n=4)
71.3 Points +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
71 Points +11%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
65 Points +2%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Chrome 111)
64 Points
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Smartphone (39 - 304, n=109, last 2 years)
139.2 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (93 - 131, n=10)
107 Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
102 Points
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
94 Points
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (2228 - 89112, n=208, last 2 years)
33762 Points +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
31662 Points +24%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
27593 Points +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (23915 - 31915, n=11)
27285 Points +7%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Chrome 111)
25439 Points
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points -5%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
22938 Points -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro (Chrome 103)
1982.32 ms * -14%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G (Chrome 111)
1766.4 ms * -1%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (Chrome 111)
1742.9 ms *
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (1323 - 1893, n=11)
1620 ms * +7%
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=163, last 2 years)
1519 ms * +13%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo (chrome 106)
1501.9 ms * +14%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of the storage speed, the UFS storage of the Poco X5 Pro delivers a good performance. Particularly when writing, the results in AndroBench are very good and almost twice as high compared to the X4 Pro.  

Xiaomi Poco X5 ProXiaomi Poco X4 ProXiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5GMotorola Edge 30 NeoSamsung Galaxy A53Average 256 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-43%
-4%
-40%
-30%
-13%
24%
Sequential Read 256KB
1008.77
303.4
-70%
1008.8
0%
498.82
-51%
510.1
-49%
Sequential Write 256KB
878.9
483.33
-45%
865.59
-2%
469.52
-47%
486.7
-45%
699 ?(369 - 913, n=25)
-20%
Random Read 4KB
244.85
193.45
-21%
241.83
-1%
180.19
-26%
229.9
-6%
Random Write 4KB
267.41
173.03
-35%
234.21
-12%
169.19
-37%
210.8
-21%

Games - Poco X5 Pro reaches 120 fps

Those who want to play some games from the Play Store with their smartphone can definitely use the Poco X5 Pro to do that. Accompanied by 8 GB of working memory, the Adreno 642L is able to reach good values in our measurements with the app from GameBench.

At medium details (HD mode), the frame rates for PUBG mobile remain constant at 40 fps. If we reduce the graphics details in the test, the graphics unit reaches a constant 60 frames per second. Less demanding games such as Armajet are able to use the full 120 Hz of the OLED panel, at least sometimes. However, after a short time period, the frame rate drops to about 70 fps. The Note 12 Pro remains more constant here.  

PUGB mobile
PUGB mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro; Armajet: Ø102.9 (69-120)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.1 (55-60)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø39.8 (36-41)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø39.7 (36-41)

Emissions - Poco smartphone stays cool

Temperatures

In everyday operation, the Poco X5 Pro keeps a very good handle on the surface temperatures of the case. The Wild Life stress tests of 3DMark also reveal only minimal throttling of the system performance for the Qualcomm SoC. However, we are still able to detect a reduction in the frame rates under high loads (gaming), for example in Armajet.

Max. Load
 32.8 °C
91 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 32.6 °C
91 F
32.4 °C
90 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
30.8 °C
87 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
30.1 °C
86 F
31.2 °C
88 F
31.5 °C
89 F
29.7 °C
85 F
30 °C
86 F
32 °C
90 F
29.9 °C
86 F
29.9 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
Maximum: 32 °C = 90 F
Average: 30.7 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.5 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 20.5 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.5 °C / 89 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 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % +1%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % +1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % 0%
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 %
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 %
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.6 % 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % -1%
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 % -1%
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.8 % -2%
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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø4.09 (4.08-4.1)
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 Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.79 (3.79-3.8)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.81 (3.75-3.84)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø14.6 (14.6-14.7)
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)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 1080, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.6-13.7)
Motorola Edge 30 Neo Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.2 (7.19-7.22)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.7-13.7)

Speakers

At more than 90 dB, the dual speaker system of the Poco X5 Pro can get very loud, and thanks to the stereo sound and even mids and highs, it also sounds attractive for a midrange smartphone. Even though the two speakers lack bass, you can still hear some slight bass in the sound spectrum.

Headphones can be connected via the audio port. In our measurements, the signal-to-noise level is at a very good 91 dBFS, so the 3.5-mm audio port offers a very low-noise connection and high signal quality. Those who prefer to use Bluetooth for a wireless connection can then also use many audio codecs such as SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX adaptive, LDAC, and LHDC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.632.2253028.33124.525.44025.8365037.537.46325.234.88020.233.910020.43412517.541.116014.447.920014.348.625015.252.131511.954.240013.55750012.166.563012.467.380011.771.2100011.878.9125011.479.6160012.378.4200012.274.9250012.178.3315012.282.4400012.982.7500013.479630013.279.2800012.978.21000013.676.61250013.469.31600013.264.7SPL24.890.8N0.683.5median 12.9median 74.9Delta0.910.25338.644.538.433.728.833.434.535.837.630.128.621.323.52121.516.327.714.738.212.94514.351.21353.110.857.112.362.713.566.519.571.61578.514.177.914.97611.976.612.87615.472.616.573.216.767.517.272.31865.117.963.817.658.518.351.82886.10.962.1median 15median 65.12.210.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Poco X5 ProSamsung Galaxy A53
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.2% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 74% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy A53 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Life - Poco X5 Pro with fast charging

Power Consumption

The Poco X5 Pro has a 5,000-mAh battery that can be charged at up to 67 watts with a wired connection. Fortunately, a sufficiently fast charger is also included in the box. Using the inhouse "Turbo Charging" fast-charging technology, it takes about 45 minutes for a full recharge. Wireless charging is not supported, but the Poco smartphone can be used as a power bank with 5 watts.

The power consumption is inconspicuous. Particularly during idle operation, other comparable smartphones consume more power than the Poco X5 Pro. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.06 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.97 / 1.13 / 1.44 Watt
Load midlight 3.26 / 6.29 Watt
 color bar
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 X5 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
4020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-11%
-28%
-1%
-22%
-42%
-29%
Idle Minimum *
0.97
1.01
-4%
0.99
-2%
0.9
7%
0.9
7%
1.106 ?(0.78 - 2.5, n=10)
-14%
Idle Average *
1.13
1.73
-53%
2.03
-80%
1.55
-37%
1.3
-15%
2.07 ?(1.13 - 5, n=10)
-83%
Idle Maximum *
1.44
1.79
-24%
2.08
-44%
1.56
-8%
1.6
-11%
2.32 ?(1.44 - 5.6, n=10)
-61%
Load Average *
3.26
3.05
6%
3.97
-22%
2.82
13%
5.7
-75%
4.17 ?(3.23 - 7.8, n=10)
-28%
Load Maximum *
6.29
4.91
22%
5.85
7%
4.97
21%
7.3
-16%
7.81 ?(6.29 - 14, n=10)
-24%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.56 (0.976-7.72)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø3.64 (1.076-6.72)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.899 (0.824-1.465)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.193 (1.084-1.374)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.66 (3.3-5.13)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.95 (2.62-3.28)
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.899 (0.824-1.465)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1080; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.193 (1.084-1.374)

Battery Life

In our two realistic battery tests that are run at an adjusted display brightness of 150 cd/m² for easy comparison, the Poco X5 Pro reaches an attractive battery life at a fixed 120-Hz display refresh rate.

In our WLAN test, the midrange smartphone manages to last for almost 14 hours, and in the constant video loop with a deactivated WLAN module, it even lasts again 4 hours longer. Compared to the predecessor, this is a slight battery life increase of 3 to 5%. On the other hand, under load, the lights go out after about 5 hours. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
21h 37min
WiFi Websurfing
13h 47min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 11min
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Neo
4020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
12%
9%
-13%
20%
Reader / Idle
1297
1575
21%
1598
23%
2431
87%
H.264
1067
1033
-3%
1043
-2%
1146
7%
WiFi v1.3
827
739
-11%
978
18%
721
-13%
886
7%
Load
311
432
39%
299
-4%
246
-21%

Pros

+ beautiful OLED display
+ long battery life
+ good perfomance
+ charger included
+ extensive equipment (3.5 mm audio port, NFC, HDR10+, ...)

Cons

- a lot of plastic and the case isn't waterproof
- software support
- only few LTE frequencies

Verdict on the Poco X5 Pro

Testing the Poco X5 Pro. Test unit provided by NBB.com (notebooksbilliger.de)
Testing the Poco X5 Pro. Test unit provided by NBB.com (notebooksbilliger.de)

For a relatively affordable midrange smartphone – with prices starting around 290 Euros (~$318) at the time of our test – the Poco X5 Pro brings almost everything that a price conscious buyer could expect: powerful hardware, fast communication modules, and extensive equipment.

Those who can get along with less SoC power will find an interesting alternative in the Note 12 Pro, since the sibling model offers a better main camera and slightly higher case quality. With its plastic case, unfortunately the latter is not one of the strengths of the Poco X5 Pro.    

The Poco X5 Pro is a great 300-Euro smartphone for those who don't like updates. However, owners of a X3 Pro would surely have wished for a better SoC, since nothing much has changed in the last two generations of the X Pro series in terms of the performance.   

Unfortunately, the Chinese manufacturer has saved on the software or to be exact, its support. Only two large Android updates for a smartphone that is still delivered with Android 12 aren't really up to the current standards anymore. In the same way, the long intervals between security updates don't belong in the midrange anymore. Here Samsung shows how things can be done better with its Galaxy A34

Price and Availability

While the Poco X5 Pro is not available from US vendors, you can get it from international vendors such as Aliexpress for $284, for example. Xiaomi lists it for £369 in the UK, and Amazon offers it for RS 27,999 in India.

Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro - 04/17/2023 v7 (old)
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
53 / 70 → 76%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
92%
Games Performance
50 / 64 → 78%
Application Performance
84 / 86 → 98%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 83%
Camera
67%
Average
80%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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