Poco is officially here in Nepal. This is the second phone from the company, the first being the very popular Poco F1. However, the Pocophone F1 was sold as a Xiaomi phone. As the Poco M2 launches, you have to understand that Poco is now a brand in itself, separate from Xiaomi. The Poco M2 seems to be a good phone for the price. For those curious, the price of the Poco M2 in Nepal is Rs. 18,999. Let’s learn all about it.
Specification of the Poco M2 launching in Nepal
- 6.53-inch Full HD+ Display
- Mediatek Helio G80 SoC
- 6GB of RAM
- 64GB of Internal Storage
- 13MP f/2.2 main camera
- 8MP ultrawide camera
- 5MP macro+ 2MP depth camera
- 8MP front camera
- Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C port
- 5000mAh battery
- 18W Fast Charging
For the price of just Rs. 19,000, the Poco M2 seems to be a great deal. And it is. You will hardly find any phone that is as well equipped as the Poco M2 is. However, it is not a complete phone that the Samsung Galaxy M21 is.
First, let’s start talking about the group of people who should get the Poco M2, and then let’s talk about the group of people who should skip it and opt for some other phone.
Who the Poco M2 is for?
Anyone who is like me, tech-savvy, and doesn’t care a lot about the camera performance should get the Poco M2. Looking at the hardware on paper, you will hardly find any phone that comes near the Poco M2.
Starting with the processor, the MediaTek Helio G80, it is clear to see that this phone was designed for the power-users. Sure, the Helio G80 is not a flagship processor killer in anyways. However, it is better than all the other SoCs that you will find in most phones at this price range.
There’s also the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage. This is going to be plentiful for playing high graphics-intensive games including PUBG and Call of Duty: Mobile.
We can also not forget the 5000mAh battery inside the phone and 18W fast charging. The 5000mAh battery ensures that you will be able to play any game all-day(almost!) and not have to worry about running out of juice. And in case you are playing intensive games all-day, you will be glad to know that an 18W fast charger is bundled inside the box. So, you will be able to top-off the phone quickly!
Who the Poco M2 is not for?
Alright then- talking about the negatives of the Poco M2, there aren’t many. But one letdown I see has to be the camera. The Poco M2 doesn’t come with the best camera system. First, there’s the mere 8MP selfie camera. Not only is the MP count very low, but the sensor is also very small. We doubt it will produce a decent selfie.
And the quad-camera system on the back is also nothing to brag about. Two of the four sensors are useless. The 5MP macro camera is something you will barely use and the other 2MP depth camera is just there to increase the megapixel count. It would have been better if the company put a better ultrawide sensor on the phone and get rid of the two almost completely useless camera modules.
To conclude, Poco M2 is a great phone for the price. The company is calling the price ‘introductory’. So we aren’t entirely sure if the price will remain the same. For Rs. 18,999, the phone is a steal. If you don’t care too much about the camera, the Poco M2 is a great buy.