Previously, we reviewed the Realme C55 cellphone and this time we will also review a cellphone of the same type, namely the C55, but made by Poco. As the successor to the Poco C50, this cellphone targets the lower middle market by offering a design that is not cheap, even arguably better than the average cellphone in its class.
There are several aspects that attract attention apart from the external design side, namely a large screen, a large resolution camera, but there are also a few notes on this cellphone.
Indeed, for now the Poco C55 is still being released in India, aka it is not yet available on the Indonesian market, but its presence is allegedly coming soon. While waiting for the official date in Indonesia, there’s nothing wrong with discussing more about the following specifications for the Poco C55 cellphone!
Poco C55 price
- RAM 4GB/64GB = IDR 1,799,000
- RAM 6GB/128GB = IDR 2,000,000
Complete specifications for the Poco C55
- CPU : MediaTek Helio G85
- RAM : 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM
- Internal Memory: 64GB, 128GB
- Front camera: 5 MP
- Rear camera: 50 MP Wide, 0.08 MP Depth
- Battery : Li-Po 5000 mAh
- Network : GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Screen Size : 6.72”
- Dimensions: 168.8mm x 76.4mm x 8.8mm
- Weight: 192 grams
Design and Dimensions
Like the previous series, the display of the Poco C55 adopts a leather finish which has a vertical cross stitching line in the middle, making it look premium. If held by the cellphone body it feels comfortable and the cellphone has pocketed an IP52 certificate so it is resistant to splashes of water and dust.
The dimensions of the cellphone are 168.8 mm long and 76.4 mm wide with a thickness of 8.8 mm. For the weight of the cellphone, it is still relatively normal, which is at 192 grams. The layout of the fingerprint sensor is on the back of the body, to be precise in the middle of the camera frame, close to the POCO inscription which is usually listed on other Poco cellphones.
There is a SIM tray slot that can be filled with 1 TB of large capacity memory on the side and a 3.5mm audio jack on top. There are 3 colors available, including Forest Green, Power Black and Cool Blue.
The rear camera frame is designed to be wide black in color like Poco cellphones in general with a configuration of two vertically mounted lenses. One of the rear camera lenses has a large resolution, namely the main 50 MP camera, and the other is only 0.08 MP or commonly referred to as a gimmick camera.
Meanwhile, the front camera is designed with a water drop notch with a resolution of 5 MP which is sufficient for the user’s selfie needs. The photo results are quite good, especially when used in bright light, both in terms of dynamic range and color.
It’s just that the highlight is classified as too over, especially in the selfie camera section and the camera performance in low light conditions is not too optimal.
For video recording quality, both the front and rear cameras support video recording at 1080p 30 fps only.
On the screen, this cellphone is relatively large, measuring 6.72 inches with a unique resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. If you observe the screen bezel, it can be said to be ideal on the right and left, but the bottom of the bezel looks a little more prominent.
The screen colors are quite vibrant but can still be adjusted as desired in the settings menu and the refresh rate is only 60 Hz. Even so, this cellphone supports touch sampling rates of up to 120 fps so it is made for watching videos and having fun on social media. For those who like to watch Netflix, there’s no problem because this cellphone supports Wideband L3, but the video resolution displayed is limited to 540p.
Regarding the affairs of the kitchen runway, the Poco C55 pairs a chipset made by MediaTek, namely the Helio G85 which supports the 4G LTE network. Indeed, this chipset still does not support 5G networks and this is normal for cellphones in the entry level class.
The performance of the cellphone is quite capable, especially when used for social media scrolling, multitasking and moving between applications is also responsive. When tested for performance using the antutu benchmark application, this cellphone was able to record a score in the range of 260 thousand.
Even though it’s not a cellphone specifically made for gaming, when it’s used to play games, this cellphone can be considered quite playable, especially for casual games. For example, when playing the PUBG mobile game, the settings you get can be Smooth Ultra. Then for other games of the same kind, such as free fire, this cell phone is able to get right-aligned settings without any lag.
On the battery side, this cellphone is equipped with a large battery capacity of 5000 mAh so that it can accompany the user’s daily activities. With a large battery capacity, this cellphone can last a full day with reasonable use.
According to his claim, if the battery condition is full, the Poco C55 cellphone can be used to watch videos for 27 hours. Unfortunately in terms of charging this cellphone does not have a fast charging feature and only supports a 10 watt charger.
The length of time it takes to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent is about 2 hours more. One more thing that should be questioned is that the Poco C55 cellphone still uses a micro USB charging port even though there are already many cellphones in its class that support USB type C.
The Poco C55 is an entry-level class cellphone that has several advantages, especially in terms of a unique design, good performance, water and dust resistance and a screen that can be used to watch Netflix. A few notes that might be of concern to some people is the charging performance which does not yet support fast charging and still uses a micro USB port.