Poco X3 Pro Review: Most Powerful Midrange Smartphone?

Poco has been very consistent with its smartphone lineup and making its phones available in every price category. This is the Poco X3 Pro review and I’m going to cover all of its pros and cons in this article.

Poco recently launched Poco X3 Pro the successor of the Poco X3 and it is priced reasonably well.

Poco X3 Pro is a 4G device and not a 5G device and it comes with the MIUI 12.

As expected Poco X3 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs.18999 in India and ₱12,990.00 for the Philippines.

Specifications

  • 6.67 inches, IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits
  • 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 395 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Android 11, MIUI 12

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

Yes

No

  • UFS 3.1
  • 128GB 6GB RAM
  • 128GB 8GB RAM
  • 256GB 8GB RAM

Yes

  • Graphite Black
  • Steel Blue
  • Golden Bronze

Let’s start with the design.

Poco X3 Pro Design

Poco didn’t change the design of the Poco X3 Pro instead they kept the same design as the Poco X3 NFC.

As far as the design goes there is nothing new and I was hoping for a refresh new look for this phone.

The same form factor with the plastic build and metal rim but with new colors.

Poco X3 Pro is a big phone and it feels heavy and thick while holding in your palms.

It comes with a plastic back with metal rims, at the bottom of the phone there is a speaker grill, Type C port, and the 3.5mm audio jack.

Poco claims the 3.5mm audio jack is capable to provide high-res audio which will help you in games.

On the left, there is a sim card tray and on the right and it’s a hybrid solution, there are volume rocker buttons and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which can be used as a power button.

On top, there is an IR blaster, noise-canceling microphone, and a small speaker grill.

Yes, Poco X3 Pro comes with stereo speakers.

Personally, I don’t like the big, bold branding of the POCO on the back of the phone.

Let’s see other aspects of this phone in this Poco X3 Pro review.

Display

The Poco X3 Pro comes with the 6.67″ FHD+ IPS LCD and it supports the 120Hz fast refresh rate with a 240Hz sampling rate.

The display comes with HRD 10 support and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

The IPS LCD provides you better colors while consuming media and the experience better with the stereo speakers.

Poco X3 Pro is going to give you all the performance that you need.

Camera

Yes, the camera is actually a downgrade from the Poco X3.

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Poco X3 has a 64MP main lens and the Poco X3 Pro comes with a 48MP main lens.

I guess Poco downgraded the camera specs on this device just to keep the price down.

For the selfies, there is a 20MP sensor.

Battery

Keeping the thickness in mind I thought the Poco X3 Pro would come with a 6000mAh battery but that’s not the case here.

  • Li-Po 5160 mAh, non-removable
  • Fast charging 33W
  • 59% in 30 Min
  • 100% in 59 Min

Poco X3 Pro comes with a 5160mAh battery with the support of 33W fast charging.

Poco X3 Pro supports power delivery as well and that means you can charge other devices with this phone.

Conclusion

Poco X3 Pro is aimed towards power users, gamers. That’s why we don’t see any major changes in terms of the camera and the design.

People, who want gaming devices don’t care about the design and the camera specs, and on that note, Poco made the right choices for the Poco X3 Pro.

You will not get the 8 series Snapdragon processor under this price range and that’s what makes this phone very impressive.

These are the key points about the Poco X3 Pro review and personally I feels its a great device.

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