Poco X4 Pro 5G review

Low-cost and pixel-packing – can the Poco X4 Pro 5G impress with its 108MP main camera?

Photo of the Poco X4 Pro 5G
(Image: © Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Costing less than the virtually identically specced Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, the Poco X4 Pro sports a much bolder styling that probably won't be for everyone. Nevertheless, if you can stomach its huge camera bump, you get a lot of phone for a relatively modest price. The camera is good, but not the best in class, however, the screen, battery life, charging speeds, and available storage capacities all sweeten the deal.


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    Brilliant 120Hz AMOLED screen

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    Impressive battery life

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    Impressive value


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    Good, not great cameras

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    Weak gaming performance

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    Huge camera bump

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Xiaomi's Poco X4 Pro 5G is clearly aimed at young (or young at heart) folks who want maximum bang for their buck, and don't mind attention-grabbing design. It shares the same spec sheet as the Redmi Note 11 Pro, but its styling is louder and its pricing lower. 

That means the phone's biggest competition comes from the Realme 9 series, which includes the budget camera phone champion of the moment – the Realme 9 Pro Plus.  

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.