The POCO F5 is a mid-range smartphone that caters to young gamers and tech enthusiasts seeking impressive performance, a stunning display, and a durable design without breaking the bank. Designed by POCO, a Xiaomi sub-brand, this feature-packed device balances affordability and top-tier specs.
On Gadgets Leo the POCO F5 is being marketed at KSh26,999.
Xiaomi POCO F5 Key Specs and Price in Kenya
|Price in Kenya||KSh26,999|
|Display size||6.67 inches AMOLED|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Connectivity Options||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|MicroSD Card Slot|
|Back Camera||64 MP + 8 MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|3.5mm headphone jack|
|USB Port||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Fingerprint scanner||under display, optical|
|Battery capacity||5160 mAh Battery|
|Charging speed||67W wired, PD3.0, QC3+, 50% in 15 min (advertised)|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
The POCO F5 boasts a sleek design, featuring a plastic rear panel and an aluminum frame, making it lighter than its predecessor. Its flush display melds seamlessly with the phone’s edge, offering a comfortable in-hand feel. This device caters to different tastes and preferences in Snowstorm White, Carbon Black, and Electric Blue. The IP53 designation for dust and water resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for screen protection prove the POCO F5’s resilience.
The POCO F5’s 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen offers a clear, colorful viewing experience thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate. It ensures good visibility even in direct sunshine thanks to its peak brightness of up to 1000 nits. The 12-bit panel, a rare feature in this price range, can produce up to 68 billion colors for a visually stunning experience.
Hardware and Performance
The POCO F5 houses the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 chipset, offering powerful performance and improved thermals. The processor is backed with 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and a choice between 8GB, and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, The graphite and vapor cooling technology ensures stable performance during intense gaming sessions.
The POCO F5 has a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. This smartphone captures sharp and vibrant images with optical stabilization for the primary camera. Its dynamic range performance has been improved over its predecessor, and the new film mode offers a variety of filters to enhance your photography experience.
With a 5,000mAh battery, the POCO F5 ensures all-day use without frequent charging. Although the bundled 67W Turbo Charger is claimed to charge the device in 45 minutes fully, it takes slightly more extended in practice. Nonetheless, the battery life is impressive, making it ideal for young users with busy schedules and heavy usage.
Should You Buy the POCO F5?
The POCO F5 perfectly balances affordability and premium features, given its affordable cost. This smartphone is an excellent option for teenage gamers and computer fans thanks to its sleek design, fascinating display, powerful performance, versatile camera, and long-lasting battery life.