POCO X3 (6GB RAM, 64GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 16,999 onwards

launchSep, 2020

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Design

  • Unique, flashy rear design - the polycarbonate back has a thick etched strip running through the middle with large Poco branding towards the bottom which shines in iridescent colours when light hits it
  • The front has a sleek look with just a single punch-hole camera in the middle-top and thin bezels
  • The Poco X3 is well-built for a phone at its price
  • The side-positioned fingerprint scanner is easy to find, very responsive, and accurate
  • There’s also IP53 rating for dust and water resistance
  • A tad bit too bulky, measuring over 10mm and weighing over 225 grams

Display

  • Vibrant and crisp 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen - the expansive canvas with smooth transitions and rich colours with high refresh rate make it one of the best in this segment
  • The 120 Hz refresh rate is exclusive to Poco for this segment - it makes the UI very quick and responsive and general content and scrolling on the display looks smooth
  • HDR10 support for content and sites like YouTube while Widevine L1 brings high-res OTT streaming
  • Brightness could have been better for direct sunlight use

Software

  • Poco's UI is identified as Poco Launcher as well as MIUI in different parts of the UI - MIUI has always been one of the most refined Android UIs out there, and continues to get even better - it offers a good combination of aesthetics, useful added functionality, lots of customizability, and optimisation - everything is neatly categorized and colour coded for easier access
  • There are still at least a dozen unnecessary apps pre-installed, though most of them can be uninstalled

Performance

  • Excellent performance for the price from the new Snapdragon 732G SOC - it raises the bar in terms of how smooth budget phones can be - regular usage like scrolling pages, switching between apps is extremely fluid and heavy games like COD: Mobile can also be cranked up to higher graphics or frame rates for a respectable performance

Cameras

  • Good quad cameras for the price - a 64MP primary snapper, a 13MP ultrawide shooter, followed by a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The default 16MP photos from the main camera are excellent for this class - there is enough detail, high contrast, and commendable dynamic range - the colours are on the warmer side, but other than that the Poco X3 performs splendidly for its price
  • The ultrawide photos are quite good for a mid-ranger - they are quite detailed, the colours are nice and there is a reasonably wide dynamic range, the lens distortion correction is decent
  • The macro camera is decent for the occasional snap of a flower or bug
  • The portrait shots are pretty detailed - the Poco X3 is a capable portrait shooter with proficient subject separation and natural-looking blur
  • The low-light photos from the camera are decent, with enough details and light - the night mode brightens the whole scene and restores the highlights, the photos look great on the phone's screen and in low resolution on social media
  • The 20MP samples from the front camera present enough details, the colours are nice, and the contrast is excellent - portrait selfies are available and are decent
  • Video recording is good from both primary and ultra-wide cameras - electronic stabilization is available for the cameras

Audio

  • Good set of stereo speakers - the speakers get very loud with good enough bass

Battery

  • Excellent battery life from the 6000 mAh cell - the battery can last a whole day with heavy use, with light to moderate use it can be stretched for the second day
  • Very good fast charging from the 33W fast charger - it takes little over an hour to charge the phone completely

Verdict

  • The Xiaomi Poco X3 is one of the best budget smartphones in its segment - it crams in a huge battery, solid screen, good cameras, and excellent performance for an unbeatable price, add in the great audio setup and it makes for a fantastic package

Expert Reviews

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  1. The Poco X3 is an outstanding smartphone with a great specs sheet on a bargain price
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  2. A pretty capable phone where the specs do translate to real-life usage
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  3. The Poco X3 brings incremental updates, it does everything just a little better compared to the Poco X2
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Xiaomi’s Answer To The Budget-Conscious
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One of the best phones in India under Rs 20k
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Xiaomi Poco X3 is one of the best budget smartphones you can buy
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. This is the best Poco so far
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Poco X3 make for a good smartphone to buy
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Great performance
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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POCO X3 (6GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.67 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate120 HzSuper High
Display Features
  • HDR10
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • IR Blaster
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732GRanked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 618
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity6000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 33W Fast Charging (100% in 65 min), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight225 gmHeavy
Thickness10 mmThick
Width76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 64MP: f/1.9 Aperture; 1/1.73" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 119-degree ultra-wide; 1.0um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro Camera
  • 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/120fps; [email protected]
  • EIS
Secondary Camera20MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 27mm Focal length; 1/3.4"; 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (IP53 Rated)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
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  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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