Poco X3 - One of the Better things from Poco. 10

Poco X3 – One of the Better things from Poco.

The Poco X3 is here.
Poco X3 is the successor to the Poco X2, and is the second original smartphone from Poco in India, as the X2 was just a rebrand of the Redmi K30 and the M2 Pro a rebrand of Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The X3 is not a very big upgrade from the X2, and in some cases, it’s a bit of a downgrade also like in build quality.

Here is the Detailed Specification Overview of the Poco X3.

Poco X3 Specification Table

SpecificationsPoco X3
Display6.67-Inch IPS-LCD Display, ~84.6% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400 Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
395 PPI Pixel Density.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR10
120Hz Refresh Rate
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPUAdreno 618 @800MHz
Memory6GB LPDDR4x
Storage64/128GB UFS2.1 Storage
Camera/Optics64 MP, f/1.9, (Wide Lens) PDAF
13 MP, f/2.2, (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Sensor)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected]
Front Camera20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Battery6000mAh Battery
33-W Wrap Charging
ConnectivityWiFi 5.0
Bluetooh 5.1
SecurityFace Unlock
Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackYes

Specification details
poco.net/global/poco-x3-nfc/specs/

Design and Build Quality

Poco X3 has a new design but it still takes most of its things from its predecessor the X2, on the back we have the circular camera array which houses a rectangular camera module housing 4 sensors and flash, also it has Poco branding at the centre vertically running through the back.
On the front, we have a very small punch-hole camera at the top centre.
The Build quality is a bit of a downgrade as it has a plastic back, and an aluminium frame.

Display

X3 has a 6.67-Inch IPS-LCD Display, with ~84.6% Screen to Body Ratio, A native 1080X2400 Pixels Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 395 PPI Pixel Density, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, it also supports HDR10 content and has 120Hz Refresh Rate.

Performance

Poco X3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G an Octa-core SoC with 2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver cores and is coupled with Adreno 618 GPU at 800MHz.
The 732G is just an overclocked 730G(2.3GHz on 732G as comapred to 2.2GHz on 730).

Memory and Storage

It has only one memory options 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and two storage options 64/128GB of UFS2.1 Storage.

Camera/Optics

Poco X3 has a “Quad” Camera setup
64 MP, f/1.9, (Wide Lens) PDAF{Sony IMX 682}
13 MP, f/2.2, (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Sensor)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)

Video Recording Options Include
[email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected]

For Selfies, it has a 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide) Punch-Hole Camera.

As of now, no one knows the clear difference between the Sony IMX 686 and IMX 682{Well Obviously expect for the Sony}.

Battery

Poco X3 has a humongous 5160mAh battery with 33-W Fast Charging.
It is advertised from Poco that it can go from 0 to 62% in 30 mins and 0 to 100% in 65 mins.

Audio

It has a Stereo Speaker setup.

Security

It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and also has face unlock options.

User-Interface

Poco X3 is Running on MIUI 12 on top of Android 10.0 with Poco Launcher 2.0.

Extra

Poco X3 has many extra Features like
NFC
IR-Blaster
IP53 Splash Proof Rating
TUV Rheinland(Low Blue Light Certification).

Poco X3 Pricing

Poco X3 is Priced at 229 Euro for the base model which roughly converts to around ₹17,000, but generaly indian pricing is lower than the European pricing.

Conclusion

If the Poco X3 is priced at around ₹15,000 in India, then it will be a great smartphone with the only competition being the Realme 7.

Early Verdict

Poco X3

  • Good CPU/GPU
  • Great Camera Setup{Great for its price range)
  • Good Selfie Camera
  • Very Good Build Quality and Design
  • Great Display(FHD+, 120Hz)
  • Excellent Battery life
  • UFS 2.1 Storage
  • LPDDR4x RAM
  • WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC Support,
  • Great Pricing

Visual Image Credits
https://www.poco.net/global/

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