Poco has been very selective about its smartphone portfolio. It was spun off from Xiaomi and launched the Poco X2 (Review), more than a year after the Poco F1 (Review). Rather than releasing ‘flagship killers' such as the F1, the company is now focusing more on the budget segment. With the new Poco M2 Pro, it aims to take on the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment. Poco says it has seen tremendous success with the X2 and hopes to replicate that formula.
The Poco X2 Pro starts at Rs. 13,999 and looking at its specifications, it seems like it could be a strong opponent to the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6, which are two excellent offerings with similar pricing. However, numbers on a paper aren't always an accurate depiction of actual performance. It's time to put the Poco M2 Pro to the test, to see if it's as good as it's made out to be.
Poco wants to drive home the fact that the M2 Pro is made in India, with prominent labels on the front and back of the box. While this should certainly appease some people, the bundled charger has a ‘Mi' logo on it and you're greeted by MIUI when you boot up the phone, so make of that what you will.