The latest member of the XIAOMI family has made a debut on the 7th of September well known as “POCO X3 NFC” (roughly Rs. 19,900) and is already considered as CHAMPION for mid-range handsets. Tailored for young tech and gaming enthusiasts, it adopts a unique finish-line design that has enormous power. Chinese brands have been ruling the hearts of low budget customers. The boycott has not impacted the gadgets world.
Let’s explore what this new phone has to offer us
- The dual-SIM (Nano) Poco X3 NFC runs on MIUI 12 for Poco based on Android 10. The phone features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate with the DynamicSwtich feature, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and HDR10 certification. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
- The display is a 6.67-inch 1080p panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It’s an LCD, which means it’s not quite as contrasty as the OLED screens common in even mid-range devices these days, and the panel choice also means the fingerprint sensor is on the sleep/wake button rather than integrated into the display.
- Not so bad, though — it’s sharper than an equivalently sized 1080p OLED, and the 120Hz refresh rate is usually only found on much more expensive phones.
- This is not a subtle phone, even before you get to the giant glossy “POCO” logo on the plastic back. It’s big and chunky at 9.4mm thick and 215g, with a large camera bump — but that’s just what you get when you make a phone with a massive screen, a huge battery, and a bunch of cameras.
- The Poco X3 NFC offers Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 732G processor, a speed-bumped version of the 730G found on Google’s Pixel 4A. It supports LTE — no 5G here — and comes with 6GB of RAM. There are options for 64GB or 128GB of storage, and there’s also a microSD card slot.
- The camera selection includes a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, and 2-megapixel sensors for macro and depth functionality that are mostly just there to make the phone look like it has four cameras.
- The battery is 5,160mAh and can be fast-charged over USB-C at 33W. Xiaomi claims more than two days of regular usage, plus the ability to get a full charge in 65 minutes or 62 percent in half an hour.
- Hardware features include decent-sounding stereo speakers, reasonably good haptics, and a headphone jack. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the newly launched octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC, Adreno 618 GPU, with 6GB of RAM.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G, GPS/ A-GPS, IR Blaster, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The phone is backed by a 5,160mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well and the phone has an IP53 rating. Lastly, the Poco X3 NFC measures 165.3×76.8×9.4mm and weighs 215 grams.
We find that most of the handsets from XIAOMI are the same. They just change 2-3 features and launch a new gadget. It is hardly any different from its brothers. Games enthusiasts can give it a try. Frankly, it’s just another mobile.
The overall rating is based on reviews-
- Design 9/10 Display 9 / 10
- Camera 8 / 10 Features 9 / 10
- Connectivity 8/10 Usability 9 / 10
- Performance 9 / 10 Battery 8 / 10
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