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Poco M5 vs Poco M5s Comparison

Poco M5 vs Poco M5s, which smartphone would you buy? Check the specs comparisons below and who do you think stands out based on price, specifications, and overall performance?


Both devices offer the same variants, the Poco M5 is cheaper here. Take note also that the price difference is only less than Php1000.00 (price in the Philippines) so you need to decide on how you gonna use the phone. If you’re into gaming, we recommend you go for Poco M5 as it has a way ahead in terms of chipset performance. On the other hand, for entertainment and lifestyle usage we suggest the M5s.


When it comes to design, the two phones are different especially in the display hardware and how the back panel looks physically.  The M5 uses an IPS LCD panel and a water-drop notch style while the M5s is made with an AMOLED screen in a punch-hole design.  The back aesthetics of these two phones are also different, you have to choose from the leather-like texture of M5 or the light glossy at the back of M5s.


Both devices can produce good-quality photos but if your concern is the features you can play around with, we can surely suggest you to go for the Poco M5s. It has more megapixels if you’re into numbers, ultrawide lens is also a plus when it comes to photography and the 4K video capability.

Performance and specs

The M5 sports a new MediaTek Helio G99 6nm octa-core processor with a 378,436 AnTuTu score while the Helio G95 also got 300+ and 12nm SoC. Both device has a UFS 2.2 flash storage type which is a good feature when it comes to multitasking on a phone. The two phones operate with 4GB/64GB LPDDR4x RAM and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Talking about the power, both device packs a 5000mAh battery capacity. The only difference is the charging speed, the Poco M5 can charge up to 18W while the M5s have up to 33W charging speed.


As marketed during their launch event, each phone has a specific type of use. Just remember, if you’re up to buying a new phone with good processor performance, go grab the Poco M5.  For entertainment and daily average usage, you can go for the Poco M5s. You can also check the side-by-side comparison below for more specific details.

Poco M5 vs Poco M5s
Poco M5 vs Poco M5s

Poco M5 vs Poco M5s

Product Name

Poco M5

Poco M5s

Product Image Poco M5 Poco M5s
Price ₱9,499.00 ₱9,999.00
Our Rating 7.0 7.0
Category Smartphones Smartphones


Poco M5Poco M5s
Launch Date refers to the release or launch date of the device. September, 2022 September, 2022
Status Available Available


Poco M5Poco M5s
Technology refers to mobile network capability and network technology. 2G / 3G / 4G / LTE 2G / 3G / 4G / LTE
SIM Dual SIM (nano) Dual SIM (nano)


Poco M5Poco M5s
Type refers to the type of display used e.g. AMOLED, OLED, IPS, TFT, and others IPS LCD, 90Hz, 500 nits (typ) AMOLED, 1100 nits (peak)
Screen size 6.58 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.43 inches (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels, FHD+
20:9 ratio
(~401 ppi density)
1080 x 2400 pixels, FHD+
20:9 ratio
(~409 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3


Poco M5Poco M5s
OS refers to the operating system used by the device e.g. Android, iOS, Windows and others. Android 12, MIUI 13 Android 12, MIUI 13
Chipset MediaTek Helio G99 (6nm) Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
CPU cores Octa-core
2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76
6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76
6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
Graphics Mali-G57 MC2 Mali-G76 MC4


Poco M5Poco M5s
Internal 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
Card slot Yes, up to 1TB Yes, up to 1TB

Rear Camera

Poco M5Poco M5s
Main 50 MP f/1.8 (wide), PDAF
(Samsung S5KJN1 sensor)
2 MP f/2.4 (depth)
2 MP f/2.4 (macro)
64 MP f/1.8 (wide), PDAF
(Omnivision OV64B sensor)
8 MP f/.2.2 (ultrawide), FOV 118˚
2 MP f/2.4 (depth)
2 MP f/2.4 (macro)
Features LED flash, HDR, Panorama LED flash, HDR, Panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 4K@30fps, 1080p@30 / 60 / 120fps

Front Camera

Poco M5Poco M5s
Selfie 5 MP f/2.2 (wide) 13 MP f/2.5 (wide)
Resolution 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Poco M5Poco M5s
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, Dual stereo speakers (Hi-Res Audio)
3.5mm Yes Yes


Poco M5Poco M5s
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes Yes
IR Port Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
USB Port USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go (OTG) USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go (OTG)


Poco M5Poco M5s
Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Type Li-Po (Non-removable) Li-Po (Non-removable)
Charging 18W fast charging 33W fast charging

Other features

Poco M5Poco M5s
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, virtual proximity, compass, gyro, ambient
Build Glass front, Plastic Back Glass front, Plastic Back
Dimensions 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm 160.5 x 74.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 201g 178.8g
Colors Black, Green, Yellow Gray, Blue, White


Poco M5Poco M5s
Availability Now Available in PH Now Available in PH
Price status refers to price status (e.g. official, conversion, estimated and others) Official Price in Philippines Official Price in Philippines
Variant/s refers to price per device variants (e.g. 4GB / 64GB, 8GB /256GB). ₱9,499 - (4GB / 64GB)
₱10,499 - (6GB / 128GB)
Early bird prices:
₱7,399 - (4GB / 64GB)
₱8,799 - (6GB / 128GB)
₱9,999 - (4GB / 64GB)
₱10,899 - (6GB / 128GB)
Early bird prices:
₱8,599 - (4GB / 64GB)
₱9,999 - (6GB / 128GB)


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