Poco is quickly gaining popularity as one of the ideal smartphone brands with a great price-performance ratio. While we are still waiting for Poco F2, Poco X3 has launched in India.
The Poco X3 was originally an OnePlus Nord rival and has recently made its global debut in Europe. The most important highlight of the Poco X3 is the new chipset inside. The global version of the Poco X3 named “Poco X3 NFC” is the first phone to offer the new Snapdragon 732G chipset in the middle class.
In India, the Poco X3 will face challenges from Realme 7 Pro, Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Motorola One Fusion Plus, Samsung Galaxy M31, and others. Since everything is different in a number of ways, the Poco X3 appears to be a socket for those with a slightly higher price tag than its predecessor.
Poco X3 Design and display
The Poco X3 will be a glass plate with a large round body on the back for the camera. The back has a two-tone finish with a thick strip down the middle which also has a big “Poco” brand on the bottom. Poco calls it “Design Faster”. In India Poco X3 Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue.
It has a curved design on the back that blends in with the center frame to provide the right balance and feel in the hand. The Poco X3 is also IP53, which means you get protection from dust and water, which is rare in this segment.
On the front, there is a large 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a sample rate of 240 Hz, both of which are very rare in this segment. It comes with a DynamicSwitch that intelligently switches to 90Hz and lower when you don’t have to refresh the screen to 120Hz. The top has a layer of Gorilla Glass 5, which provides added protection from scratches and falls. Thanks to the Widevine L1 certification, HDR10 content can be played and HD content can be streamed on the OTT platform. After all, it is also certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light emission.
Poco X3 Space and features
As usual, the Poco X3 really shines in terms of performance. It runs on a Snapdragon 732G chipset, making it the first smartphone in the world to do this. This is an octa-core core chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz, which is better than the Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 720G benchmarks.
8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage on mobile. You also get support for microSD cards up to 512GB. The Adreno 618 graphics processor handles the graphics, which are now 50% faster than the previous generation. The phone will also feature LiquidCool technology to keep temperatures under control. It can lower the temperature by up to 6 degrees.
The global version’s battery costs a generous 5120mAh. However, the Indian version is getting a blast with a 6,000 mAh battery. You can play games for 14 hours with this massive battery. This is one of the largest batteries in its segment. The Poco X3 comes with a 33W fast charger. Thanks to the Poco’s new MMT function, the Poco X3 33W charging is said to be 26% better than the 33W charging technology.
The Poco X3 also has two stereo speakers with Hi-Res audio support and Qualcomm HD aptX HD support for wireless audio. To provide you with better connectivity, the company has integrated 2×2 MIMO. In the game software, there is a new game Turbo 3.0, which offers functions such as performance mode, sound quality optimization, network optimization, and language switching.
Unlike the global version, Poco X3 India will not support NFC. Out of the box, it works with Poco Launcher 2.0 via MIUI 12. You get an ad-free experience, dark mode, app drawer, Google feed detection, and other customization options on board.
Poco X3 Camera
The POCO X3 features a first-class four-back system consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The main camera of this phone is the leading Sony IMX 682 sensor with a ƒ / 1.89 aperture and 1.6 μm 4-in-1 super-pixel that provides detailed and incredibly clear photos. The 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera has a 119 ° field of view supported by a ƒ / 2.2 aperture and 1.0 μm pixel size, while the 2-megapixel macro camera and depth sensor complete the setup and additions. Offer functions and opportunities for improvement. in the main lens.
On the front of the device is a small 20-megapixel camera with ƒ / 2.2 aperture and 1.6 μm 4-in-1 superpixel, ideal for selfies that don’t get damaged.
a number of new photo filters, and AI Skyscraping 3.0 which enables new creative possibilities Entertaining consumers feeding on social media.
Poco X3 Battery
The top-level specification is not used without a permanent battery. To ensure users can take advantage of all its amazing features, the POCO X3 comes with a massive 5,160 mAh battery which will last two days of moderate use. The handset supports 33W fast charging, meaning the device can not only be charged to 100% in just 65 minutes but can also be charged to 62% 1 in just 30 minutes.
The higher loading speed is achieved through MMT technology (Middle Middle Tab). With conventional batteries, an electric current comes from the bottom of the module and charges it upwards, which results in a much lower charging speed. MMT (Middle Tab) technology is based on an innovative method where the battery receives electricity from the environment and simultaneously distributes it to the top and bottom of the module. This allows for faster and smoother charging speeds while ensuring battery life compared to the traditional layout.
Poco X3 Performance
The overall POCO X3 NFC is significantly faster than the Mi Note 10, which boasts the Snapdragon 730G. However, the Snapdragon 732G isn’t that much faster than the Snapdragon 720G, which is a little disappointing.
sees much less difference between the Snapdragon 732G, Snapdragon 720G, and Snapdragon 730G. This is where the medium-sized kirin chips offer a sizable amount.
3DMark sees the difference between the POCO X3 NFC and the Snapdragon 720G in its expandable graphics, exactly what I expected, considering the faster GPU. It’s still the fastest mid-range chipset so far, but it should be the fastest mid-range 4G chipset out there. The Adreno 618 GPU is actually faster than the Snapdragon 821 which supported flagships a few years ago.
PCMark POCO X3 NFC achieves the average performance you would expect from a mid-range smartphone. Nevertheless, this is still a very impressive result. With the Snapdragon 732G in the POCO X3 NFC, it can outperform much more expensive devices, which are definitely worth mentioning.
Battery life is good too, especially considering the POCO X3 NFC has a 120 Hz screen. Working with a display set to 60 Hz actually results in poor battery life, which seems unusual, and the reason we decided not to list it here. Due to our tight schedule, we will run the test again at 60 Hz after this review is published. After the repeated operation at 60 Hz and 120 Hz, the battery life results are very similar between the two modes.
In my normal day-to-day use with a 120Hz screen, the POCO X3 NFC is set to 6 hours and 31 minutes 18 hours from the plug, and that’s for me when I use the camera and turn some games into Performance test. The battery charges very fast. Battery life increased from 17% to 61% in just 30 minutes. Basically, you’ll use about a day on just 30 minutes of charging.
Poco X3 Charging speeds
The Poco X3 NFC is equipped with a 33W adapter and a USB-C cable that is compliant with 3A rated power. According to the official statement from Xiaomi, the 33W charger should charge 62% in 30 minutes and 100% in 65 minutes.
We tried it, of course, and got slightly different results – 55% in 30 minutes and 100% in 75 minutes. It’s also very fast, although it took 10 minutes longer than promised.
As you can see, the charging speed is the same as the latest Mi and Redmi phones as well as Nord’s Warp Charge.
The X3’s battery is quite large with a capacity of 5160mAh and the ability to charge it in about an hour is fantastic.
Poco X3 Speakers
The Poco X3 NFC features a stereo speaker hybrid setup – the handset acts as one and there is another on the bottom of the phone.
The Poco X3 NFC offers great volume. The handset offers ample bass and treble, but unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of time lost in the midrange.
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