POCO M5: A New Delight for the Budget Smartphone Users

Ishaan Bakshi
3 min readSep 16, 2022


The budget range of 10–13 thousand has been the favourite segment for most Indians. Those who are not into hardcore gaming or high-quality regular content creation, look for a smartphone that is smooth in regular operation and the price is affordable.

In recent times, several brands have appeared with their devices in the mentioned segment. Some of them have been successfully running while some have been rejected by the audience. Some popular brands like OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi have earned their customers with impeccable features and good performances. Here, we are going to discuss one such product by Xiaomi.

In the first week of September 2022, Xiaomi’s extension POCO released another 4G budget smartphone in India. It is yet to go on sale but the features are looking impressive. The design of this device is being a matter of discussion among people. It comes with a leather texture back panel. Further, in the blog, we will go through the specifications of the POCO M5 that will help you determine whether this device is useful for you or not.

Display: The POCO M5 hails 6.58 inches Full HD Plus display with a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz. The screen resolution is going to be 2400 x 1080 pixels which sounds good if you watch high-quality videos on your mobile phone or play games.

Camera: The camera configuration is also cool with the triple camera setup on the rear side. You get a 50MP primary rear lens followed by a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. This setup will help you get good-quality images and record high-quality videos. On the other hand, you are getting an 8MP selfie camera.

Processor: It is one of the catches of this smartphone. This smartphone by POCO is powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core gaming chipset. A gaming processor ensures a smooth and powerful performance profile. Thus, this device is reliable in terms of performance. The processor is also known for smooth gaming; therefore, it can be an advantage for those who like playing mobile games.

Battery: To ensure nonstop and uninterrupted entertainment or usage, it is important that you get a good battery backup. This smartphone has a 5000 mAh battery capacity along with 18W charging support. However, an 18W charger sounds a bit understated. People often look for at least 33W charging support nowadays.

Storage: The POCO M5 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Again, this department can be considered a shortcoming. However, you can expand the external memory up to 512GB. So, you can store all your important documents, images, and videos using a memory card.

The weight of this smartphone is 201g which is comparatively higher. It can be because of the leather back panel too. On Flipkart, you will get a special offer too where they are offering a “one-year” subscription of Disney+ Hotstar for free.

The launch price is set at 12,499 INR and with different offers, you can get it at probably a lesser price than this. In a nutshell, the POCO M5 seems a good smartphone for regular usage and light gaming. Now, you have the detailed analysis and you can now choose whether to buy this product or not.



Ishaan Bakshi

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