POCO F5 With Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 SoC Goes For Sale in India Today, But Should You Buy?

POCO is offering 2 years of warranty on its latest F-series smartphone in India.

  • The POCO F5 packs a 64MP OIS camera setup.
  • The smartphone features a 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging.
  • It packs a 120Hz display with just a 2.22 mm chin.


POCO, last week, launched its latest F-series offering – the POCO F5 in the Indian market. The POCO F5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor which promises almost flagship-grade performance. To focus on the performance further, POCO has equipped the device with faster LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

The POCO F5 packs a 120Hz OLED display with 1000 nits brightness and a punch hole notch. It offers a 64MP camera setup and packs a 5000mAh battery. Other highlights of the handset include 67W fast charging, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card slot. Let us take a closer look at the POCO F5 price in India, launch offers, specifications, and features.

POCO F5 5G: Price in India, Launch Offers, and Availability

The POCO F5 price in India is Rs 29,999 for the 8GB + 256GB configuration variant. The POCO F5 also retails a 12GB + 256GB configuration option which costs Rs 33,999. The POCO F5 will be available for purchase starting at 12:00 PM, today (May 16) exclusively via Flipkart.

As a launch offer, POCO is offering a flat Rs 3000 discount with HDFC, ICICI, Axis, and SBI Debit and Credit Card transactions. Buyers can also avail Rs 3,000 bump-up exchange value on exchanging their existing smartphone. However, readers should note that the bank offer and exchange offers can not be combined.

POCO F5 5G: Is it a Compelling Buy?

The POCO F5 5G is the only Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 powered smartphone in the country. The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is very similar to Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor which was Qualcomm’s flagship processor last year. This makes the POCO F5 one of the best available choices for those who are looking for a power-packed smartphone.

Also, the POCO F5 offers all the latest features including a 12-bit 120Hz display, a 64MP OIS camera, a 5000mAH battery, as well as 67W fast charging. The design also makes it stand out from the competition.

Also Read: POCO F5 Review: Peak Performance Guaranteed

POCO F5 5G: Specifications and Features

The POCO F5 offers a 120Hz OLED display with a Full HD+ (1080 × 2400 pixel) resolution, 1000nits peak brightness, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The 12-bit display panel measures 6.67 inches diagonally and features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It also features support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ content.

Powering the latest F-series smartphone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 processor that comes paired with an Adreno 725 GPU. It packs up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with MIUI 14, which is based on the latest version of Android, that is Android 13.

Talking about the optics, the POCO F5 offers a triple-rear camera setup. The primary camera on the device includes a 64MP sensor with OIS support. It gets accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The handset relies on a 16MP front shooter for video calls and selfies.

The latest F-series smartphone is backed by a 5000mAh battery unit and 67W fast charging. It relies on a Type-C port for charging and data transfers. The handset features a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos audio and Hi-Res audio certification. On the security front, it offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The smartphone also offers a 3.5mm audio jack and an infrared sensor.

The POCO F5 5G comes in three colour options – Snowstorm White, Carbon Black, and Electric Blue. It weighs 181 grams and measures 161.11 × 74.95 × 7.9mm. It features an IP53 rating that makes it splash-resistant. Talking about the connectivity options, it offers Dual-SIM, 5G, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.

Also Read: Poco F5 vs iQOO Neo 7 vs Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared

POCO F5 5G: Alternatives

POCO F5 iQOO Neo 7 Nothing Phone (1)
Display 6.67-inch AMOLED
120Hz, Full HD+, 1000nits
6.78-inch AMOLED
120Hz, Full HD+, 1300nits
6.55-inch OLED
120Hz, Full HD+, 1200nits
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 MediaTek Dimensity 8200 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
Software MIUI 14
Android 13
Android 13
NothingOS 1.5
Android 13
Camera 64MP (OIS) + 8MP (UW) + 2MP (Macro)
16MP Front Camera
64MP (OIS) + 2MP (Macro) + 2MP (Depth)
16MP Front Camera
50MP (OIS) + 50MP (UW)
16MP Front Camera
Battery 5000mAh 5000mAh 4500mAh
Charging 67W
Type-C Charging
Type-C Charging
33W Type-C Charging
15W Wireless Charging
Price Rs 29,999 (8+256GB)
Rs 33,999 (12+256GB)
Rs 28,999 (8+128GB)
Rs 32,999 (12+256GB)
Rs 29,999 (8+128GB)
Rs 31,999 (8+256GB)

Are you planning to purchase the POCO F5 in today’s sale? Do let us know in the comments section below.