Poco X3 NFC

Dimensions 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in)
Weight 215 g (7.58 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, plastic back. With IP53 splash-proof
Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5


120Hz refresh rate

OS Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
Memory/RAM 6GB/8GB
Main Camera 64 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF

13 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound Yes, with stereo speakers and 3.5mm jack
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes with Infrared port
Radio FM Radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Po 5160 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
Colors Cobalt Blue, Shadow Gray

This past week, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco launched its latest smartphone the Poco X3 NFC, which was unveiled 08 September in a virtual launch. The device uses Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and plastic back panel which is home to an X-shaped quad camera setup with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Poco X3 is a 4G device with a 6.67-inch LCD screen (which houses the punch-hole for the selfie camera) and features designed to appeal to gamers who don’t want to spend a fortune on a high-end device. The display has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch-sampling rate.

With these features, which are typically found in more fancy flagships, include ultra-fast refresh rates, a large battery and a set of stereo speakers. It’s also the first smartphone to debut Snapdragon’s new 732G processor, which is a cut above the 730G chipset found in Google’s Pixel 4A. The “G” stands for the powerful gaming performance offered by the new processor. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 732G processor boasts strong graphics processing capacity and advanced AI computing capabilities. It uses a 8nm process technology and an octa-core chip to reach a clock speed of 2.3GHz. The phone also features an IP53 splash proof rating to keep out little splashes from the rain.

The quad camera setup is made up of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 main sensor, an 13-megapixel ultrawide-angle sensor with 119 degrees Field Of View, a 2-megapixel macro lens of upto 4cm close up and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Its front camera is 20-megapixel lens housed in a hole-punch display cut out in the top center of the display. This means it will appeal to the photo-shoot lovers too. It has an impressively massive 5160mAh battery and 33W Fast Charging capabilities. This is a very compelling and competitive smartphone and the sales stats, which were posted on the POCOGlobal Twitter feed, speak for themselves about the phone’s successful launch:

  • 30 seconds- 1000 units sold
  • 30 minutes- 10000 units sold
  • 1 hrs- 15000 units sold
  • 1 day- 61000 units sold
  • 3 days- over 100000 units sold

With prices from £199 (for the 64GB/6GB variant) to £249(for the 128GB/6GB model) in the UK(sales start on Sep 17) and €229 to €249 in European markets (top-end configuration temporarily reduced from €269), it’s easy to see why the POCO X3 NFC has been selling so well. Arguably more importantly it’s globally available, making it particularly exciting. This is why the Poco X3 NFC could be the mid-range winner for the year thus far. Easily recommendable to anyone looking for the full 2020 flagship experience for cheaper.

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