Xiaomi POCO X3
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Camera bump with holographic circular design makes the smartphone more attractive
  • The fingerprint sensor is mounted with the power button
  • The major upgrade in Poco x3 is the 6000mAh battery

  • POCO X3
    Released on 22nd September 2020
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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Camera bump with holographic circular design makes the smartphone more attractive
  • The fingerprint sensor is mounted with the power button
  • The major upgrade in Poco x3 is the 6000mAh battery
  • Introduction

    Is the Poco X3 smartphone was better in midrange? Is this equivalent to the present new smartphones? Is this smartphone better for gaming? Let us check it out. Poco X3 smartphone was launched in India on 22nd September 2020.


    Poco smoothen the screen in X3 by increasing the refresh rate by 120Hz and this really attracts the gamers. Poco changed the design entirely when compared with Poco X2 and the similar one is the circular design around the camera bump.


    Device Highlights

    Display 6.67" DotDisplay | 120Hz refresh rate | Resolution: 2400 x 1080 FHD+
    Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 732G | Octa-core processor, up to 2.3GHz
    RAM and Storage 6GB/64GB | 6GB/128GB | 8GB/128GB
    Selfie Camera 20MP AI selfie camera
    Rear Camera (64MP AI Quad Camera + 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera + 2MP macro camera + 2MP depth sensor)
    Battery 6000mAh | USB Type-C reversible | Supports 33W fast charge
    OS MIUI 12 for POCO, based on Android 10 POCO Launcher 2.0
    Color Shadow Grey | Cobalt Blue

    Physical Overview

    The power button with mounted fingerprint sensor and volume buttons were placed at the right side and the sim card slots are on the left side of Poco X3. The secondary microphone, IR blaster, and proximity sensor were placed at the top.


    At the bottom, a 3.5mm audio jack, type-c charging port, primary microphone, and stereo speakers are well placed. The Quad rear camera setup is on the backside and a single punch hole 20MP selfie camera is placed on the top center of the display of Poco X3.


    Design and Display

    When moving to the design, the rectangular camera bump with holographic circular design makes the smartphone more attractive. Poco branding on the backside is heavier, but this doesn't affect the design.


    The plastic coating of the backside is similar to the shining glassy look. The weight of this device is heavier, which is 225 grams. Poco X3 comes in two different colors Shadow Grey and Cobalt Blue.


    The 6.67-inch dot display is bigger with a 2400 x 1080 FHD+ display which supports 120Hz refresh rate and this makes the display much smoother. If Poco gives Super AMOLED display for this price range, the experience of the display is better, but this device comes with an IPS LCD panel. The brightness is more enough for outdoor usage.


    POCO X3 quad camera setup
    POCO X3 quad camera setup (Rear view)

    Software and Performance

    Poco X3 comes with android version 10, MIUI 12 with Poco Launcher 2.0. Snapdragon 732G processor in Poco X3 performs much faster than the X2. Poco X3 with Snapdragon 732G processor and ADRENO 618 GPU really attract the gamers.


    Yeah, the gaming performance of Poco X3 feels better when compared with other midrange mobiles under 20,000 Rupees.Snapdragon 732G is the upgrade of Snapdragon 730G and this smartphone is mainly focused on gaming. LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus in this mobile really reduces overheating issues while gaming.


    Because of the 120Hz refresh rate display, the gaming experience and multitasking in Poco X3 is very smooth. The fingerprint sensor is very fast which is mounted with the power button, and the placement of the sensor is much comfort while unlocking. Face unlock also pickup easily while in low light. SAR rating of this smartphone is 0.747W/kg and this is comparatively less which is an advantage for the users.


    Camera Quality

    The Rear Quad camera setup, 64MP primary, 13MP ultra-wide, 2 MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor in Poco X3 shoots better shots with good details. A 20MP front selfie camera is decent enough for taking good shots with natural colors.


    This capture better results in low lights and portrait mode in X3 is also better than the X2. The 2MP macro camera capture better details while taking macro shots.


    POCO X3 quad camera setup
    POCO X3 quad camera setup (Rear view)

    Battery and Sound I/O

    The major upgrade in Poco x3 is the 6000mAh battery. Built-In non-removable lithium-ion polymer battery performs well with good power backup. When moving to the charge test, Poco X3's 33W fast charger takes about 1hr 40min to charge the device completely. This big battery is the reason for the heavier weight of 225 grams of Poco X3.


    The voice quality in video recording is smoothened and super audible. This means, quality of the microphone looks good and there are no extra noises, this is what the social media users need. The dual stereo speakers of Poco X3 resulting sleeker and audible output.


    In official specifications, they mention that the speakers support self-cleaning. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack for the audio output.


    Pros and Cons

    Pros
     Good battery backup
     Smoother display
     IR blaster
     Stereo speakers
    Cons
     Little heavier
     Plastic Built quality

    Device Rating

    Device Overall Rating(9/10)
    9

    Design (8/10)
    8
    Built Quality (8/10)
    8
    Display (8/10)
    8
    Software (9/10)
    9
    Performance (8/10)
    8
    Camera (8/10)
    8
    Battery Life (9/10)
    9
    Worth for Money (9/10)
    9

    Online Price

     Here are the prices of the product at the time of launch. For the real-time price, kindly check the market price.
    Product
    INR
    US
    EU
    6GB/64GB
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    € 229.00
    6GB/128GB
    ₹ 20,999
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    € 322.01
    8GB/128GB
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