The Poco X3: Should You buy It?

The Poco X3 is clearly the best phone, and it is available with the best features for the first time since the first Pocophone. The Poco division has finally created an original smartphone with a distinct design and hand-picked feature set. 

The Poco X3: Should You buy It?

In this Poco X3 review, we'll share our thoughts on the device and offer advice on whether or not to buy it. All of the features are listed below.

The Poco X3 has a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch rate of 240Hz, as well as a punch-hole cutout and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. 

The phone is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 732G SoC, which features an Adreno 618 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. 

It's powered by Android 10 and MIUI 12 with POCO Launcher 2.0 on top. IR blaster, NFC, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C connector, and 3.5mm headphone connector are among the connectivity choices.


The Poco X3 is equipped with a quad-camera system that includes a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a few 2MP depths and macro sensors. There's a 20MP selfie camera and a fingerprint sensor on the side for security on the front. 

Its overall performance is amazing.

Now let's go through the detailed review. 

PROCESSOR AND PERFORMANCE

The Poco X3 Pro was already a capable performer in every situation. Gaming performance is outstanding, and this is where the Poco X3 really shines. The phone is primarily designed to offer regular gaming to the low-cost market. The phone can handle high-quality games like Call of Duty and Free Fire thanks to an 800-series processor and an Adreno 640 GPU, and you can adjust the graphics.

This phone was operating better when playing Call of Duty. The Poco X3 boasts powerful hardware that delivers excellent performance, and you'll have no problems using it. The X3 is far too rapid to load apps and games, and it is capable of performing many activities. You'll have a great time watching videos on the Poco X3 because you'll be able to observe display viewing from various angles and the stereo speakers are excellent. The fingerprint scanner on the side is quick, and face recognition only requires a quick glance at the screen.

The Poco X3 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Other options include a 6GB RAM 64GB storage device for Rs 16,999 and an 8GB RAM 128GB storage device for Rs 19,999. 

CAMERA 

It has a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.89 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a depth sensor which make up the Poco X3's quad-camera configuration. Poco x3 has a single 20-megapixel selfie camera on the front.

The camera is simple to use. There are quick toggles for HDR and AI, which allow you to take control of the phone at the same time you're taking photographs. In MIUI 12, the UI camera has been updated to make it easier to operate. While capturing images, there is a new Vlog mode that adds a history track and video outcomes. This is usually new, and it can save some editing time by making it possible to upload videos.

The Poco X3 automatically adds a watermark to photos, so make sure to uncheck this option in the camera settings before shooting any pictures. Its primary camera, which has a resolution of 64 megapixels, takes photographs at 16 megapixels by default. In the daytime, photos were taken with the primary camera display good detail, and even text at a distance is visible. However, the Poco X3 aggressively crushes black, resulting in a loss of clarity in the shadows.


Switching to a wide-angle camera gives you a larger field of vision, but it sacrifices detail. The wide-angle camera also creates a somewhat different colour tone than the Poco X3 NFC, which has a high resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels (395ppi), supports HDR10, and has a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling.

DISPLAY 

The Poco X3 features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a typical resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels (395ppi), HDR10 compatibility, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling.


The selfie camera is housed in a punch-hole on the panel. The hole is small, but the backlighting around it is uneven due to LCD technology. I found that the display quality is better while watching movies and playing games. The phone's display will have a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch latency.

For the price, the display quality is adequate. Whites are bluish by default, but MIUI offers a variety of customization options, including several colour profiles, an elaborate reading mode, and a colour temperature wheel that you can use to adjust the white point to your preferences. For us, the ‘standard' colour scheme works well.


Although the Poco X3 has slightly superior overall brightness than the Realme 7 Pro, both devices have comparable outdoor visibility.


Out of the box, the Poco X3 supports Full HD Netflix and Prime Video streaming. YouTube HDR content is also supported. However, the AMOLED panels on the Realme 7 Pro and Galaxy M31 provide a better multimedia experience.

BATTERY

The Poco X3 has a 6,000mAh battery and a 33W charger with a C-type cable. The battery on the Poco X3 has been found to last for at least 30 hours on calls alone. It boasts more than 17 hours of internet browsing and 14 hours of movie playback at a 60Hz refresh rate. Another factor that could contribute to the Poco X3 NFC's battery depletion is its 120Hz screen.

CALL AND AUDIO QUALITY

The X3's stereo speakers can get quite loud, and the rumble can be felt across the back. The music quality through the speakers is superior to that of the Realme 7 Pro. When we receive calls, however, our ringtone is quite weak.


The Poco X3 Pro has a good level of volume, just shy of Very Good (look at the Poco X3 NFC). The speakers sound decent in the mid-and high ranges but lack bass. The sound quality is decent, but we've heard far better.


There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone for convenient plug-and-play streaming. Hi-Res certification is also included. The audio trifecta is completed with a reliable Bluetooth transmission.

The call quality is excellent, and the network reception is excellent. It is so loud that you'll have to turn it down frequently during a discussion.


Price:

• 6GB/64GB: ₹16,999

• 6GB/128GB: ₹18,999

• 8GB/128GB:  ₹19,999