The POCO C50 is just the Redmi A1+

And it is even a downgrade of the POCO C40! What a worthy “upgrade”.

POCO is a pretty big name in India. So much so that it is essentially Xiaomi releasing their phones in the country without ever mentioning it’s from there. Political tensions from both India and China have caused the company to revive the POCO name and ensure that it is completely an Indian brand. This was achieved by POCO manufacturing their phones locally.

While intended to be Indian, POCO is also available worldwide, including in the Philippines. The company has released several flagship-killer or aggressively performante phones like the X and F series.

Then there’s the C series, the budget line. Oh, we NEVER talk about them. It kills the brand. It makes the company seem just like Xiaomi cloning itself which has been a strategy they are doing since the brand was revived. The POCO C50 suffers the same exact things as the Redmi A1+ does. Namely, a weak and dated processor and low storage.

The POCO C50 is a one-on-one clone of the Redmi A1+, having shared multiple elements including its design and internals. Like the latter, the C50 features a 6.52in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD screen, a weak MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core chip, a large 5000mAh battery charged via MicroUSB, and Android 12 Go Edition. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and uses vegan leather for the back.

There is an 8MP+2MP depth at the rear and a 5MP front camera sitting on a waterdrop notch. That is all there is to it. If you’re looking for a phone to later dispose, POCO is right there.


  • 6.52in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD
  • MediaTek Helio A22 (12nm)
    • 8MP (primary)
    • 2MP (depth)
    • FRONT: 5MP
  • POCOUI based on Android 12 Go Edition
  • 5000mAh, 10W charging
  • MicroUSB, 3.5mm jack, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4G LTE, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio
  • Country Green, Royal Blue
  • PRICE:
    • 2/32: INR 6,499 (~Php 4.4K)
    • 3/32: INR 7,299 (~Php 4.9K)

It is not yet available here in the Philippines. Unless you’re quite tight on the wallet, this one’s a definite skip.

Source: POCO