Poco M5 and M5s are better, but more high-priced

Poco M5 and M5s are better, but more high-priced

Xiaomi’s new entry-level models Poco M5 and M5s come with MediaTek SoC, 90 Hz screens, and cameras with up to 64 megapixels for less than 200 euros.

Poco, the Xiaomi brand that delivers strong phones at a fair price, has two new members in its catalog: the Poco M5 and M5s. They arrive to replace last year’s Poco M4 and to compete with smartphones under 400 euros. The great battery life, camera, and screen of the new Poco M5s make them stand out. Also, because it starts at 190 euros.

Xiaomi has kept the best parts of the Poco M4, which it replaced. In fact, the Poco M5 looks a lot like the model from last year. This includes the large photo module on top, which is now shiny. On the other hand, the Poco M5s has a less noticeable camera module on the side and a camera right on the screen instead of a notch like its older brother.

In terms of specs, the Poco M5 has a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, while the Poco M5s has a MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. Both smartphones have RAM and storage options ranging from 4 GB and 64 GB up to 6 GB and 128 GB, respectively. Both have 18W fast charging and a 5,000 mAh battery.

Poco M5 and M5s

Differences between the screen and the camera

It’s interesting that none of these models have a better or worse screen. In fact, the panel area of the Poco M5 and the Poco M5s are different. The standard model, in particular, has a 6.58-inch IPS screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a Full HD+ resolution. On the other hand, the Poco M5s has a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen. Also Full HD+ resolution, but only 60 Hz refresh rate.

The photo sections of both terminals are also different. The main sensor on the Poco M5 has 50 megapixels and is part of a triple camera system. It also comes with two 2 megapixel macro and depth sensors.

On the back of the Poco M5s, there are four lenses. In fact, the camera has a primary sensor with 64 megapixels that can also record 4K video at 30 frames per second. This camera comes with a second ultra-wide-angle lens with 13 megapixels and two more sensors with 2 megapixels each for macro photography and depth.

What are the prices of the new Poco M5 and M5s?

On September 12, you can buy both the Poco M5 and the Poco M5s. The Poco M5 will come in three colors: black, green, and yellow. It will also come with either 4 GB of RAM or 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. On the other hand, the Poco M5s can be bought in Grey, White, or Blue, and it has the same amount of RAM and storage space. Prices for the different models start at 190 euros, which is a good price for what you get, but a little higher than what the brand used to offer a few years ago.

  • Poco M5 with 4 GB + 64 GB: €189.99 (€169.99 euros with launch promotion, available until September 16)
  • Little M5 with 4 GB + 127 GB: 209.99 euros (189.99 euros with launch promotion)
  • Little M5s with 4 GB + 64 GB: 209.99 euros (189.99 euros with launch promotion)
  • Little M5s with 4 GB + 128 GB: 229.99 euros (209.99 euros with launch promotion)

More from us: Meta designs a WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook payment model

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *