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Performance Phone On A Budget? POCO X6 Pro Is A Sheer Performer And A Gamer’s Delight.

POCO, as a brand, has been densely packing the most value in their smartphones. Adhering to the legacy of providing similar value is the POCO X6 Pro. This is one of many SKUs in the X6 series by POCO. Priced competitively, our unit kept impressing until the last minute writing this sentence.

Display

The POCO X6 Pro features an impressive, crisp 6.67” AMOLED 1.5K HDR 10+ 120Hz display. The content looks natural on the panel, and viewing angles with peak brightness sitting at 1800nits allow great display fidelity. Thanks to the entire Doly Atmos and Vision support, AV content and games genuinely come to life on this panel. The in-display fingerprint sensor is fast, and overall, with the tonnes of display customisation in settings, the original colour PRO setting suits the best for viewing content as the creator intended.

Design

The design of the POCO X6 Pro is a matte-finished flat metal side, a flat display and a curved glossy back. The symmetrical speaker cut-outs and IR blaster make the design seem clean, while the camera setup island protrudes and allows the phone to not wobble on a flat surface when in use. The phone feels densely packed with a healthy battery size and weight balance.

Cameras

The 64MP OIS primary shooter on the X6 Pro clicks sharp images in all lighting conditions and consistently performs above average through our tests. The colour science and saturation are spot on, and the videos, although capped at 4K 30fps, have good stability, crisp audio and vibrant videos. The 8MP ultrawide is decent, and although the software algorithms maintain the colour science, sharpness is below average. The same applies to the 2MP macro shooter. HDR photos and videos maintain excellent HDR range and impress each shot.

Performance

Performance is POCO X6 Pro’s forte. Powered by a 4nm Dimensity 8300 Ultra with 4 performance cores clocked at 3.35Ghz, 512GB UFS 4.0 Storage, 12GB blazing fast RAM with expandable options and Xiaomi Hyper OS running on Android 14 make the POCO X6 Pro a true value performer. Games run at their maximum fidelity with BGMI support for 90fps and CODM support for 120fps. The gameplay, too, is smooth, with no heating issues. Android 14 bells and whistles feel familiar thanks to Hyper OS, which has UI features equivalent to its predecessor, MIUI 14. Overall, calls, camera performance, downloads, connectivity, app quality and performance is one of the best for the price category of the X6 Pro. Complementing the whole package are great set of stereo speakers and the 1.5K fast OLED panel. This phone absolutely defies the price to performance ratio in current smartphones, period!

Battery

POCO X6 Pro has a 5000mAh battery and paired with the 4nm SOC, it performs above average. The phone supports and comes packed with a 67W charger. The phone charges fast, depletes like a marathon runner and overall is an apt phone for mobile gamers and heavy users.

Verdict

POCO X6 Pro is priced competitively and packed to the gills with hardware and software superiority. Android 14 goodness with the newness of Hyper OS and the blazing fast SoC with one of the fastest memory onboard, the POCO markets this phone as the ultimate predator. Consider the POCO X6 Pro to be a sleeper performance car. It may look subtle and just like any other smartphone, but it very well performs like flagships of the realm at a mid-range price. We recommend this to anyone who wants a no-nonsense performance smartphone.

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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