POCO M4 Pro 5G and 4G which one you should buy?
POCO has just launched the 4G variant of the POCO M4 Pro. The 5G variant was released in November last year. I will be letting you know what are the 4 key differences between this previous release and this particular variant and why you should probably get this right now.
Box Contantants of POCO M4 pro 5G
Let’s see what comes inside of the box In a typical POCO fashion. The box is yellow and this time around the model name “POCO M4 Pro” is written horizontally in front of the box instead.
With the POCO logo at the top Opening the box, there is a similar yellow box with the POCO logo on top as well where you will find the SIM ejector pin on the outside of the manuals, and the clear phone case
Then, you will immediately find the phone over there Underneath, there is the USB-A to USB-C cable and finally the 33-watts Pro fast-charging brick.
Poco M4 Pro 5G launched in India
– 6.6″ FHD+ LCD
90hz refresh rate
– Dimensity 810
– 50MP (S5KJN1)+8MP
– 16MP IMX471
– UFS 2.2
– 5000mAh battery with a 33-watt charging
– Android 11
– 8.75mm thickness
– 195-gram weight
Difference between 4G and 5G variants:
So the first difference between the 5G and the 4G variant is of course the design And here is where we need to take a moment to appreciate how smartphone makers like POCO at least take the effort of changing the designs of their smartphones where a typical smartphone company would just leave it at the same design and that was not the case when it comes to these two releases
Now, the design changes come mainly from the camera arrays at the back where there is now a rectangular shape, and all of the camera lenses are not protruding at all making the phone super sturdy when typing it on a surface or even when touching any parts of the phone when it is on a surface. And another slight change is the headphones jack. Which is on top compared to the bottom on the previous 5G variant. I did like it better because it does separate itself when charging and listening to headphones on the phone at the very same time. An important point also to mention is the fact that this new 4G variant is lighter at 179 grams compared to 195 grams for this 5G variant.
Display LCD and Amoled
The second key difference would be the phone’s display Now, the obvious factor of course, among everything is the fact that we always use our smartphone looking at the phone’s display I mean how else would you use the phone every day right?
And one of the many things that stood out to me is of course the amazing AMOLED Display on this new 4G variant compared to having an IPS LCD Display on the previous 5G variant making this the first-ever AMOLED screen on any of the POCO M series for the POCO smartphones.
Upon turning on the phone, I could immediately see the better screen quality on the phone Even though both phones come with the same 90-hertz refresh rate there was a slightly better fluid and smoother experience when navigating and scrolling around on this 4G variant.
And because of this AMOLED screen. It has a higher brightness of 700 nits and also a peak brightness of 1000 nits making it a great smartphone to use in brighter outdoor conditions. But of course also really great when it comes to watching videos on the phone as well.
Then with the SGS Eye Care Display and the SGS Seamless Display. That is guaranteed to have an overall better experience. When it comes to your eyes When using this phone every single day.
Camera on POCO M4 pro 4G
Another usual reason why you would change your older smartphone to a newer one is, of course, the phone’s cameras and yes, the new camera arrays on this 4G variant have vastly improved.
We are looking at a higher 64-megapixel f 1.8 aperture lens compared to the previous 50-megapixel lens And besides having the same 8-megapixel ultrawide lenses there is now an additional 2-megapixel f 2.4 macro camera hence we are looking at a total of three lenses for this new 4G variant compared to just two on the previous rendition of the phone.
And based on my quick test shots on this 4G variant, the images surely look a little sharper and the overall image processing for the other lenses was great making it a very good phone to post on social media
easily when it comes to the images also, because the front camera has a slightly better aperture value of f 2.4 instead of f 2.5 you’ll find that the selfie images were also a tad bit brighter as well.
The fourth differentiating factor of the smartphone is of course the memory or the storage options available in this new 4G variant Starting from the RAM, what’s new is that on top of the built-in RAM options that you get there is also the Dynamic RAM Expansion support or the virtual RAM to make the phone’s usability quicker than before.
Now, while both phones have the microSD card slot at the side to expand up to 1TB this new 4G variant comes with an internal storage option of up to 256GB whereas the previous 5G variant only had a maximum option of going up to 128GB So you might not even need to go out and make a purchase of a microSD card because I always felt that 256GB of storage was the sweet spot to store enough images, videos, or even apps
so you won’t have that sort of anxiety of having your phone’s storage running out of space very quickly as you can store up to 500,000 images with the number of storage options available for this new phone.
Conclugion of POCO M4 pro 4G vs 5G:
If you are interested in the other specs of the phone this new POCO M4 Pro also comes with a similar 5000mAh of battery. But it includes the 33-Watts Pro fast charging with the new MMT Technology which charges faster. Then other typical 33-Watts fast charging as seen in the unboxing earlier. it does come inside of the box.
Then the phone also has an IP53 splash-proof rating, dual speakers, and other “smartphone essentials” like the headphones jack as mentioned earlier, and of course, the IR Blaster. Has also been included in this new variant as well. And when it comes to the software, it does come shipped with the new MIUI 13 with the POCO Skin but on top of Android 11.
So with this, do let me know what you think because guys not everyone needs or every country has proper support for 5G which makes this new 4G variant a very compelling option right now.