Launched as a Xiaomi brand in 2018, Poco quickly gained popularity thanks to its first smartphone – the Poco F1, which has the best specs at an affordable price. Poco became an independent brand by the Chinese electronics giant in 2020 before its second phone hit the market.
The latest Poco phone are most times announced in China long before they make their way to Europe and the US. This could mean a delay between introducing the phone and receiving a sample for a smartphone review. We do our best to include new models in our rating as quickly as possible so that we can give you the best advice.
The Poco M3 is one of the best looking phones in this price range. The textured back of the phone looks good, especially the yellow version we received for review. It must have turned a good number of heads. The smartphone is available in three colors including cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black. Even though the back wall is composed of plastic, it feels and looks very high quality. On the back there is also a rectangular glossy module that contains the rear cameras and the Poco branding. The contrast between the glossy texture of this module and the leather structure on the back is once again aesthetically pleasing. The textured back also holds fingerprints and makes it easy to hold the phone. The same is not true for the glossy black cut, which makes it easy to utilize the fingerprint sensor.
The Poco M3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, a common processor in this price range. This is combined with a Qualcomm Adreno 610 graphics processor and 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, in contrast to the 4GB RAM in the global version of the Poco M3. It arrives with a 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage or 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
The Poco M3 is enabled with a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The company also includes a pre-installed screen protector, which is a nice touch.
The Poco M3 comes with a massive 6000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging. Slowly but surely, it’s mostly up to the company to produce a powerful smartphone.
The battery life of the Poco M3 is more than enough to last about 2 days of intensive use.
The Poco M3 comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP main lens with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth camera as well with an f/2.4 aperture. For selfies you get an 8MP shooter.
POCO X3 Pro
The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro is basically an updated version of 2020’s excellent Poco X3 NFC. It’s actually pretty much the same as this phone, but offsets its specs a bit to include a more powerful processor and some other improvements, while compromising a little on the camera.
Design is one area where, apart from the new colors, basically nothing has changed from the original NFC X3. Unfortunately, this means the same problems: the X3 Pro is massive with a 6.67-inch screen; it is large, 9.4 mm thick, and weighs 215 grams; and quite ugly with the big Poco logo on the back.
It’s an LCD panel, not OLED, with an FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution. However, it retains a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch response rate, both of which will immediately appeal to anyone who plays a lot of game on their phone.
The Poco combines the Snapdragon 860 with a choice between 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage – although it also has a microSD slot for further expansion.
By the way – the camera is the only part of the Poco X3 Pro which is a pretty much a downgrade from that of X3 NFC.
The rear setup is mostly similar but differs in the details. You get four lenses, but two of them are 2Mp: a macro lens and a depth sensor. The other two are a 48Mp (64Mp) main camera and an 8Mp (13Mp) ultra-wide camera.
The selfie shooter is also quite simple, but does its job. At 20Mp it can take reasonably detailed images, but the f/2.2 aperture and small sensor once again see it struggles outside of highly optimized lighting conditions.
The 5160 mAh battery is quite significant here and plays a part in how powerful the whole phone is. It actually lasted a few hours less than the X3 NFC in benchmarks.
The Poco F3 marks the latest chapter in Poco’s history – and fans of the budget brand won’t be disappointed with this latest 5G-powered phone.
Xiaomi’s Poco F3 5G has a large 6.67-inch DotDisplay AMOLED display. While it’s not the biggest Android phone in the world, it’s not that far off. With a resolution of 2400 x 1080, the F3 5G has 395 pixels in every inch of the screen, which also ensures ample clarity.
With a large and sleek 120Hz AMOLED display, the F3 5G is probably the best gaming phone you can get for the price considering the performance inside and screams with ample 4520 mAh battery and 128 GB or 256 GB storage a positive phone for money on paper.
The main camera module of the Poco F3 5G has a 48-megapixel camera with a half-inch sensor, 0.8m pixels and four-in-one pixel memory as standard. The selfie camera is also improved over the cheaper Redmi Note 10 Pro with a 20 MP resolution and f/2.45 aperture.
In closing, the 4520 mAh battery, which tops up to 33W fast charging, will last all day with ease and power the phone for just over an hour, which makes for a very strong finish for a really great phone.
Poco has never failed to deliver in quality and this time is no different. Both the M3 and X3 Pro packs lots of eye-catching features that you will love. I believe this article will help you in making the right choice on which to purchase. My expert advice to you is that you buy one of these smartphones and other accessories during the Banggood summer prime sale which will started on June 21st and will end in July 10th. Banggood is the global leading online shop; passion shopping on Banggood.