On Creative Bloq, we know it’s not all about the latest and most expensive tech. Affordable alternatives to popular products are essential for getting the job done with a tighter budget. With this in mind, I think I’ve found a new addition to our best budget camera phones guide, with the POCO X6 Pro. 

I’ve been using this smartphone for a few months now, and I’m seriously impressed with its AI camera features and overall performance. If you aren’t familiar with POCO, it is a more affordable sub-brand of Xiaomi, which also owns Redmi. Xiaomi makes excellent top-grade camera phones, like the Xiaomi 14 (which blew our Tech Reviews Editor away with its quality). Erlingur described it as “the greatest phone camera” he’d ever seen. 

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Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra
Storage: 512GB
OS: Xiaomi HyperOS
Display: 6.67″ CrystalRes 1.5K Flow AMOLED DotDisplay (2712 × 1220) 120Hz
Cameras: 64MP main camera (f/1.7), 8MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2), 2MP macro camera (f/2.4), 16MP front camera (f/2.4).
Video: 4K at 30fps | 1080p at 60fps | 720p at 30fps
Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, USB-C,
Dimensions: Height: 160.45mm | Width: 74.34mm
Weight: 186g
Battery 5000mAh