When you’re in the marketplace for an reasonably priced Android smartphone, the newest midrange Poco duo from Xiaomi must be in your radar. Out there now within the UK, Europe, and India, however not the US, the Poco X6 (£319) and Poco X6 Professional (£369) provide stacked spec sheets with few weaknesses. You may anticipate glorious shows, good battery life, and strong efficiency from each, although there are a couple of cons lurking right here.
Xiaomi gives a really gargantuan line-up of smartphones. Not content material with its price range Redmi sub-brand, it launched the midrange Poco sub-brand in 2018. There’s appreciable overlap, with many telephones launched below the Redmi identify in China being tweaked and rebadged as Poco for the European market. The X6 and X6 Professional fall into that class. If you’re questioning, the phrase poco means “a bit” in Spanish and Italian.
The Poco model has taken off as a worth telephone. The X6 and X6 Professional sit on the backside finish of the midrange, undercutting a lot of the comparable competitors. With a lot in widespread, the Poco X6 would be the better option for discount hunters, however I’ll lay out the variations so you possibly can resolve whether or not the X6 Professional is value digging deeper for.
Poco Peas in a Pod
At first look the Poco X6 and X6 Professional are very comparable. The X6 is a teensy bit taller, slimmer, and lighter, however the variations are paper skinny. Each have plastic frames with a quantity rocker on the higher proper aspect and the facility button under. Solely the X6 has a 3.5mm headphone port. The in-screen fingerprint sensors are responsive, with digital camera cut-outs on the prime of the close to bezel-less screens. Each telephones rating an IP54 score, so rain is ok, however dunking isn’t.
Flip them over, and they’re much simpler to inform aside as a result of the X6 Professional has a barely curved again and a digital camera module that features 4 equally sized lenses (although one in all them is definitely the flash). The X6 has two pronounced lenses on the left with a smaller third lens and flash. The digital camera modules are the one design aspect that stands out, until you go for one of many extra “attention-grabbing” finishes. The Poco X6 Professional colours are black (like my evaluation unit), grey, or, for the courageous, hanging brilliant yellow in a pretend leather-based end. The Poco X6 is available in plain black or blue, or white with a marble impact.