Poco M4 5G is a good option if your main priority is getting a 5G phone at an affordable price. In fact, it is among the more affordable 5G phones in 2022. Speaking of which, the phone comes in at a starting price of $239. It has a couple of variants. The base variant has 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage, while the premium one has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of ROM. The device has a triple card slot, which can handle two Nano-SIM cards along with a memory card. When it comes to design, the phone is awesome—while it does have a plastic body, it is sturdy.
The phone looks stunning and the camera module especially grabs your attention. On the negative side, it is glossy and easily attracts fingerprints. Apart from the camera module, Poco M4 5G does a job of resisting fingerprints. Other positives about this phone are that it is splash-resistant, and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on the front. For color, the options are Gray, Silver, and Blue. The phone has a 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Its screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 83.3% and 401 respectively. Considering the price, the display quality is decent.
However, you can get phones with AMOLED screens at this price. In the audio department, the device has a loudspeaker, high-resolution audio, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The only thing that’s missing here is the stereo speakers. What’s also decent are the phone’s overall performance and battery life. The device is powered by the MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 processor together with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. On the software side, Poco M4 5G runs Android 12 with MIUI 13 on top. Bloatware is present on this phone, but it runs the latest Android version as well.
This is a major upside of owning the Poco M4 5G, as there are plenty of new phones that still ship with Android 11. Speaking of battery life, the phone easily gets you over the day on average use. The gadget has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with support for 18W fast charging. Once again, you can get similar-priced phones that charge quicker. You will find a 22.5W charger in the box of this device, though. For communication, the device supports USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Hotspot. While it lacks NFC it has the quite uncommon, Infrared Port.
As for the camera, its overall performance is average. The main camera produces good shots in well-lit environments but doesn’t quite meet the expectations in low lighting conditions. It features a dual-camera set-up of 50 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the back. The absence of an ultrawide camera is another con of owning this phone. Selfies are handled by the 8 MP wide-angle front camera. Poco M4 5G has all the usual camera features and sensors. Video recording is limited to 1080p@30fps.