You probably haven't heard of this budget camera phone, but it takes great photos

Poco X6 Pro
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls / Creative Bloq)

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
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
Battery 5000mAh
Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.