After long time, we have finally seen some interesting device from Poco, a sub-brand of Xiaomi. The company has launched Poco X3 NFC with an impressive price tag of USD $270. Is the phone impressive enough to be called a true successor of Poco X2? For the most part, it seems true to some extent. So let’s find what makes Poco X3 NFC a bang for your buck.
Poco X3 NFC Overview
In terms of design, Poco has provided plastic back which is really disappointing considering Xiaomi’s history of introducing Gorilla Glass to very tight budget phones. Even in its predecessor X2, we have seen Gorilla Glass 5. So that is kind of evolution backwards for the phone. But, including the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the front of the phone is a good move by the company.
However, the screen is the same as we had in Poco X2. This is one of the few phones that features premium 120Hz refresh rate display with HDR10 support. It is 6.67″ FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. It is not an AMOLED panel but the cost of 120Hz and AMOLED would be super high. So we cannot expect the premium features at this price point. But, the display is quite bright, vivid and color accurate, which makes us forget that it is just an LCD panel.
The camera is top class from Poco as we would aspect. The camera module is rather unique this year with circular bump. It houses quad camera layout with 64 MP, f/1.9 primary lens, 13 MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, 2 MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. The camera is arrangement is almost same as previous year with improvement in only ultra-wide camera. But, we will have to see if it has improved with software or not over a year. The front camera is 20MP, f/2.2 single lens as compared to dual camera on X2. But we are not going to miss the 2MP sensor much.
The phone is powered by all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G. This is an 8nm octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) processor with improved performance over 730G. Coupled with Adreno 618, the phone should perform significantly faster, as the company claimed. The phone comes with LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus for cooling the internals. So, gaming on the device should be buttery smooth. The phone comes with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage option. It is sad to know that we don’t have 256GB variant anymore. But we can expand the storage via micro-SD card. So, that’s a nifty feature included as well.
The battery of the phone is a huge 5160mAh capacity. The battery is significantly larger as compared to previous version of the phone. We can charge the device via USB Type-C 33W fast charger. There is a fingerprint sensor(side-mounted) for security as well. The phone comes with IP53 splash resistance. So, the phone should keep out some of the rain drops and sweat. It comes with Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top.
Poco X3 NFC Key Specifications
- Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
- Weight: 215 g
- Screen: 6.67 inches
- Display: FHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels, IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6GB LPDDR4X
- ROM: 64GB/128GB, UFS 2.1
- Primary Camera:
- 64 MP, f/1.9
- 13 MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Selfie Camera: 20 MP, f/2.2
- Battery: 5160 mAh, USB-C, 32W fast charging
- OS: Android 10, MIUI
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 4G/5G: 4G
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Other Features: Bluetooth 5.1, Radio, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
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Poco X3 NFC Price In Nepal
The international pricing of Poco X3 NFC starts at EUR 229 (Rs. 31,700) for 6GB/64GB variant and EUR 269 (Rs. 37,242) for 6GB/128GB variant. With POCO X2 unavailable in Nepal, it is sure that Poco X3 NFC will come late in Nepal. The Poco X3 NFC price in Nepal should be around NPR. 32,000 for base variant and NPR. 38,000 for 6GB/128GB variant.
|Model Name||Global Price||Price In Nepal(expected)|
|Poco X3 NFC(6GB/128GB)||EUR 229 (Rs. 31,700)||NPR. 32,000|
|Poco X3 NFC(8GB/128GB)||EUR 269 (Rs. 37,242)||NPR. 38,000|