Poco M2 Pro review

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It was simply announced in India as the new participant in the mid-run smartphone segment, kicking off another lineup under the Poco brand. The M2 Pro features a quad camera arrangement on the back, perfectly housed within the square camera knock which looks rather prominent. A 48MP primary camera utilizes Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 sensor with an f/1.8 gap. An 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP profundity sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout in the middle. The rear cameras are equipped for recording videos in 4K UHD at 30FPS, 1080p videos at up to 120FPS, and slow-motion videos in 720p at 960FPS.

The Poco M2 Pro interestingly doesn’t go with a high-resolution 64MP camera as we have seen with the likes of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max which is likely done to keep the price low. Otherwise, the rear camera arrangement is astonishingly versatile, at any rate in this spending segment.

The camera application on the phone has been changed to include some additional features, for example, Pro Color and has been optimized keeping in mind the inclinations of the Indian consumers. The camera also allows you to make RAW pictures and shoot in LOG format which catches more details in highlights for post-processing. The short-video mode allows 15-second video recording with options to switch between primary camera, ultra-wide camera, and 2X digital zoom. The application also has preset filters that you can mess with to change the color tones.

Poco M2 Pro can take good-looking pictures in daytime and sufficiently bright environments with close-to-regular colors. The close-ups are in the same class as you would expect on a phone at this price extend with lots of details and appealing bokeh. However, if you will zoom into some pictures, you will have the option to make out noise ingress around the edges and for objects in distance. The primary camera has a respectable dynamic range with good detailing in shadow regions, and overall it does a fair job at highlighting the surfaces of the object.

The 2X digital zoom works well if you have a consistent hand as it can deliver pictures with good clarity yet with some noise thrown into the frame, again, depending on how sufficiently bright the environment is. The autofocus is smart and is ready to quickly acquire focus, which is incredible.

The Pro Color mode knocks up the saturation levels for a more vivid picture yet if you’re someone who inclines toward regular colors, its best to keep this mode disabled.

Next, the ultra-wide-angle camera does a better than average job at creating pictures with a wide frame however the pictures often have a hotter tone with low saturation and aren’t in line with the colors produced by the primary camera.

The details in the ultra-wide pictures are often lacking, especially around the corners. Having said that, the pictures are quite usable with only some touch-ups required to make them Instagram worthy.

The M2 Pro’s 5MP macro camera can make all-around detailed close-up pictures, however, its a hit and miss affair because of the shallow plane of focus which is difficult to acquire while autofocusing on an object. On the other hand, if the subject is steady and there isn’t a lot of movement in the frame, the macro focal point can without a doubt make a detailed image, albeit with noise around the edges and less vibrant colors.

POCO M2 PRO LOWLIGHT CAMERA PERFORMANCE

Lowlight camera performance is the place most smartphone cameras in this spending plan fail to make a distinctive imprint. The equivalent is the situation with the Poco M2 Pro as it makes pictures with a lot of noise, low highlights, without numerous details, and sometimes with cleaned out colors. The night mode in the camera application optimizes the low-light performance of the phone however the details are not as pronounced as you would anticipate. It does improve the exposure level, tunes the white parity, and causes the surfaces in the image to seem keener than in normal mode.

The night mode also works with the ultra-wide-angle camera, however, the pictures described in this mode came as brimming with grains with extremely low sharpness and details in the frame along with overblown highlights.

The Poco M2 Pro does an OK job of producing 48MP high-resolution photos. It’s not extraordinary and something that you will utilize often, yet it works nonetheless. The 48MP mode allows the camera to take a picture without pixel binning in 8000 x 6000 resolution.

The pictures shot in this mode had normal-looking colors with more details than the 12MP binned image, even at 100 percent crop.

The front-facing 16MP selfie camera can produce some good-looking photos with exact colors and incredible details. We refrained from using the built-in beautification mode as we found it to be a slight bit aggressive in processing the pictures.

There is a portrait selfie mode which makes an artificial bokeh impact just as a night mode for the front-facing camera. Overall, the M2 Pro has a nice selfie camera which will deliver superb pictures in daylight or sufficiently bright environment.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Poco M2 Pro follows a similar tried and tried formula as its distant cousin and delivers a good quad-camera arrangement at an affordable price. The cameras perform well during daylight however fail to deliver good-looking pictures at night or in a low-lit environment. The M2 Pro is best for people who need to move up to a mid-extend phone and that is the place the versatility of the cameras shine. If you’re taking pictures in sufficiently bright conditions, the cameras will seldom disappoint you with the outcomes. However, don’t expect too much from the phone when shooting in dimly-lit situations and you’ll approve of the pictures it makes.

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