Poco X2: Stable MIUI 12.5.1 update has now started rolling out!

Poco X2: This killer phone was launched with great specs and price to performance ratio back in early 2020. It has received MIUI 12.5. Read to find out more...

Poco X2: This smartphone from Poco was launched back in February 2020 with unbelievable specifications for the money. With Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, HDR 10 certified 120Hz 1080P Display, the Snapdragon 730G, decent cameras, 27W Fast Charging & a 4500MAH Battery all for a stunning package of only 16,999 sure is value for money. Being one of the best smartphones of 2020, people obviously still use this smartphone.

For 16,999, the highlight spec of the Poco X2 was the 120Hz HDR 10 Display not to mention the new at the time 730G. The battery easily lasted a day. It a Quad Camera setup on the back and a dual camera setup on the front.

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It had a fingerprint scanner in the power button. The LCD display had 395 PPI and was pretty bright so it was a really good display.

Poco X2: Mid Range Killer of 2020!
Poco X2: Mid Range Killer of 2020

It is good to see that Xiaomi has started rolling out this update on a few devices. Note that this is the initial launch and it will take time for people to get the update. All users will get the update eventually.

Xiaomi has pushed the MIUI 12.5.1 build to all existing MIUI 12.5 users and it is rolling out in an organized manner to avoid bugs. The update is marked “Stable Beta”, so in a few days, a week or two at most, all users should be able to get the stable & public version.

The size is around 3GB but since size varies, we cannot mention exact size here.

It still brings a truck load of features and new customization tools with a slew of UI Improvements and optimizations to enhance the end user experience of MIUI.

Refinements and polishes and tweaks were made to give users a stable MIUI that feels modern.

Poco X2: MIUI 12.5.1 Official Changes Log.

System

New: Response to gestures is now instant.
New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
Updated Android Security Patch to June 2021. Increased system security.

Notes

New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
New: Dynamic layouts bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
All-new Notes.

It is pretty clear that there are a lot of new features and a lot more customization along with some visual changes and a more productive notes app.

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This smartphone is also eligible for the MIUI 13 update which is rumored to bring several quality of life improvements to MIUI along with a lot of visual redesigns and a better optimized and tuned interface.

To ensure a bug and hassle free experience, Poco is globally rolling out this new MIUI 12.5.1 update in stages, so a wider update rollout will happen surely in the next few days.

If you want to manually update the Poco X2, you can do that in your settings app. Tap on “about phone”. Look for “Check for updates” after tapping on the MIUI Logo.

That is all we have for now. Let us know how the update was and how the experience change felt if you have this device. Will this device get updates past Android 12? Do drop a comment down below.

Thanks a lot for reading!

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Surya Sudhanshu
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