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Poco X3 Pro Review and Price in India

Introduction

The spirit of the first-ever Pocophone – the F1 – continues to live as part of the newly announced Poco X3 Pro and the Poco F3. These two mid-rangers reach new heights with 120Hz screens, flagship-grade chips, stereo speakers, large batteries. And today, we’ll be exploring the cheaper Poco X3 Pro – the first Snapdragon 860 carrier – and its bang for

Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro Summary

The main selling point of the Poco X3 Pro is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC, which is a slightly faster version of the erstwhile flagship Snapdragon 855. This makes the X3 Pro perform very well in benchmarks and even in real-world tasks, including high-end games. You should have more than enough power to get through all your day-to-day activities. Battery life is also quite good, but the large battery makes this phone heavy and bulky. You don’t get 5G which might make this phone seem to lag behind some of its competitors. The full-HD+ screen has a 120Hz refresh rate. Its quality is serviceable but not as good as some others at this price level. Similarly, the cameras deliver acceptable performance but photo and video quality aren’t strong points of the Poco X3 Pro. With its eye-catching design and prominent camera bump.

Poco X3 Pro Full Specifications

General

BrandPoco
ModelX3 Pro
Price in India₹18,999
Release date22nd March 2021
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typePolycarbonate
Dimensions (mm)165.30 x 76.80 x 9.40
Weight (g)215.00
Battery capacity (mAh)5160
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursGolden Bronze, Graphite Black, Steel Blue

Display

Screen size (inches)6.67
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2400 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:9

Hardware

Processor2.96GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 860
RAM6GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)1000
Dedicated microSD slotNo

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
No. of Rear Cameras4
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Rear third camera attr(f/2)
Front camera20-megapixel
No. of Front Cameras1

Software

Operating systemAndroid 11
SkinMIUI 12 for Poco

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCNo
InfraredYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GNo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
5GNo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
In-Display Fingerprint SensorNo
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes

Poco X3 Pro price in India

The Poco X3 Pro has been launched starting at Rs. 18,999 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. If you want 8GB of RAM, there’s another variant priced at Rs. 20,999, but storage remains unchanged. If you consider yourself a power user and expect to use this phone heavily for several years, you might notice the difference between 6GB and 8GB of RAM. There are three colour options: Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Golden Bronze.

In terms of positioning, the Poco X3 costs less than the Poco F1 (Review) did at launch time, although that model received several price cuts and was often discounted on sale. It will compete with the One Plus 9 and several other popular recent models.