Need review about Poco brand

Adithya

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Still I won't suggest buying a phone based on just custom roms. Half of the time it'll be unstable, have broken features (vilte, volte, screen cast).

You should buy a phone for what it is out of the box.
 
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Can't say with 100% certainty re M2 Pro as I haven't rooted it yet but on my previous rooted device I was able to pass device verification by using magisk. But I wouldn't recommend this on a mission critical daily driver.
 
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@Luifer But Rooting and custom roms are two different things, right? Banking apps not working on rooted devices is understandable, but not working on custom rom??
This could be a deal breaker as I rely on banking apps for transactions. :(
Can anyone else also confirm the same, @horz , @nathan_ad , @Adithya ,@shashankb
Matured Custom roms usually are stable and everything works. you should follow threads on XDA before updating custom roms, people there usually complain if somethings are broken and most of them use banking apps. as for rooting, if you dont need it for apps its not required, not rooting keeps things simple (but you cant take app backups or adblock on host level stuff).
 

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Trust me custom roms are not the way to go. Take it from a flashaholic who used to flash roms daily, switching between android 7 to 11 to find something satisfying. It's a rabbit hole you don't want to go down to.

Check reviews, find real world users of the phones. See if it's performance holds up, camera is especially bad on budget Xiaomi devices without Gcam, that's another deep rabbit hole oh god. There are thousands!

Also check reviews for these phones

Poco M2 - Redmi 9 Prime
Poco M2 Pro - Redmi Note 9 Pro

These are the Xiaomi's Poco rebranded for their M2 line.
 
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Completely endorse what @Adithya has written. It is indeed a rabbit hole. I am some one who have been flashing since gingerbread days and have even maintained some private builds for my devices. It is fun when you're young and have spare time ironing out the kinks ( and you're someone like me who enjoys the process). But in real life you will have little to no time doing this and at that time you'll appreciate a phone that just works like its supposed to do out of the box.
 


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I won't be going for custom roms atleast till the device is supported. @Adithya yup agree, setting up roms have become quite difficult even since I would flash since Kitkat... man those days were like a breeze,short and simple.
I don't intend to use Magisk either, for what I believe, it's primarily used for Xposed mods or SafetyNet. Not my cup of tea.
All I am trying to do is future proofing that in the eventuality(0.0001%)of setting up custom rom without rooting, is magisk necessary to use banking app/financial app. Flashing/rooting was fun back in the days for me, not anymore. If apps won't work, no custom rom for me. :)
But I belive a debloated MIUI should hold good for atleast 3-4 years, right? Unless, Xiaomi deliberately slows it down would be a different case.
 
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But poco , mi have a very good developer support , and they have given all the source code so that developers can work own it, due to this bugs can be less, as the majority of bugs which are harder to rectify is due to the hardware mismatch where source code is not available as happens with some Samsung custom rom builds.

Still its upto personal preference if u want to have a rom with zero issues choose the stock one , otherwise choose custom roms if u have time to do some tinkering, and would like to extract more perfomance out of your phone.But remember without rooting flashing custom rom only is not a very good option..
 
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I won't be going for custom roms atleast till the device is supported. @Adithya yup agree, setting up roms have become quite difficult even since I would flash since Kitkat... man those days were like a breeze,short and simple.
I don't intend to use Magisk either, for what I believe, it's primarily used for Xposed mods or SafetyNet. Not my cup of tea.
All I am trying to do is future proofing that in the eventuality(0.0001%)of setting up custom rom without rooting, is magisk necessary to use banking app/financial app. Flashing/rooting was fun back in the days for me, not anymore. If apps won't work, no custom rom for me. :)
But I belive a debloated MIUI should hold good for atleast 3-4 years, right? Unless, Xiaomi deliberately slows it down would be a different case.
Almost all manufacturers slows down the phones. I think a case was registered against Apple even for deliberately slowing down the phones.