Last year we thought we could acquire the 4G and 5G version of Poco M3 Pro, but only the 5G model arrived. This year we obtained a 4G version, though it arrives months after the 5G one was launched.
But the Poco M4 Pro is more than choosing a particular network generation. For example, for the first time to use an M-series AMOLED display, all previous LCD models have been used. In fact, the only Poco F phones they had until today were amoled. This change comes in higher brightness than the LCDs managed (700 nites typical vs. 450 lites, 1,000 peaks). Note that while the repair rate is the same at 90 Hz, the touch sampling rate went down to 180 Hz (it was 240 Hz on the 5G model).
The end result is that the 4G M4 Pro has a smaller diagonal display of 6.43″ than the M4 Pro 5G (6.6″) and the old M3 Pro 5G (6.5″). Almost 2 mm narrower and 0.8 mm thicker, this phone facilitates. In terms of For protection, the phone has Glass Gorilla 3 on the front and IP53 rating of dust and casting resistance.
The smaller-sized battery doesn’t come at a cost, it still has 5,000 mAh capacity and 33W fast charging. Official data states that 100 % can be completed in under an hour now and that is what we will test in our review. The 5G version (same capacity, same charger) was a few minutes slower than the official target.
The phone comes with a 33W charger in the retail pack pack (we also found a USB-C cable, transparent case). Although an affordable phone – starting from €220 MSRP, down to €180 with discounts – the M4 Pro aims to be able to please fans by other means. This meant a enlarged storage (microSD slot), a 3.5 mm headphone knob (with Hi-Res Audio), dual speakers, an IR blaster and NFC.
As you may guess, changing from 5G to 4G also means changed chipsets. The dimension 810 5G comes from the Helio G96. Set aside the modem, use two chips with the same tool (A76 CPU cores, Mali G57 MC2 GPU). From our previous experiments with the G96, we expect the 4G model to perform nearly the same. However, it uses the newer Node Dimension (6 nm vs. 12 um) to obtain the same impressive 123 hours endurance estimate as the 5G model can be a tall order.
It should be noted that while the phone comes with MIUI 13 out of the box, the version is on Android 11 (same as the 5G model).
The video also exploits the impact in the recording. Not much, other M series 4K phones can’t even see, but the M4 Pro 5G offer 1080p@60 fps. With 4G you get only one 30 fps.
Compared to the Poco M3 Pro 5G from about a year ago, you get a higher resolution sensor (64 MP vs. 48 MP) and an additional 8 MP ultra-wide camera (118°). Also, the camera has its own double resolution, vs. 16 MP. 8 MP.
Poco X4 Pro 5G • Poco M4 Pro • Poco M4 Pro 5G
While the cameras are on the theme, the M4 Pro (4G) is pretty much the same phone as the Redmi Note 11S, which is available now in Europe. Starts at €250 and does this with half the storage (64 GB), but the 11S has 108 MP main camera (1/1.56″). If you want the same memory configuration (6/128 GB) as the M4, the price goes up to €280. The 11S option lacks 8/256 GB. Depending on how much you care about the camera, you can save a lot of money (especially if you catch the first bird it does).