One of the best mid-range phones in Nepal


Recently launched in Nepal, Poco X3 Pro has become one of the most exciting smartphones in the Xiaomi Poco range.

The brand has always been a favorite among people because it has always managed to meet expectations with favorable prices. The X3 Pro is no exception and perfectly meets the expectations of Poco smartphones in recent years. With a good price, it brings many practical features to live up to its name.

Let’s go into details to find the phone

Characteristics

Dimension Height: 165.3 mm
Width: 76.8 mm
Thickness: 9.4mm
Weight: 215 grams
Display 6.67-inch IPS LCD, 120 Hz, HDR10, 450 nits
Sim Double Sims
Resolution 1080 * 2400 pixels
protection Gorilla Corning Glass 5
Operating system Android 11, MIUI 12.5 for POCO
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7 nm)
GPU Adreno 640
Storage 128 GB / 256 GB
Card slot Unavailable
RAM 6 GB / 8 GB
Camera Front: 20 MP, f / 2.2
Rear: 48MP, f / 1.8
8MP, f / 2.2, 119 degrees (ultra-wide)
2MP, f / 2.4, (macro)
2MP, f / 2.4, (depth)
Ring Speakers with stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
Drums 5160mAh, Li-Po
33W fast charge
Sensors Side fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
Colors Phantom Black, Frost Blue and Metallic Bronze
Price Rs 31,999 (6/128 GB)
Rs 34,999 (8/128 GB)
Rs 36,999 (8/256 GB)

Design and display

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Poco X3 Pro has a solid construction. It has a glass front and a plastic back. The glass front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which can be seen in smartphones of the upper segments. On the back, the phone has a dual texture design. There is a reflective Chroma stripe in the center and metallic textures on the sides. The phone is also IP53 certified against dust and splash. To further ensure the durability of the phone, the drop performance has also been increased. It has a side fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone.

It weighs heavily at 215 grams.

There is a 6.67 inch IPS LCD display on the Poco X3 Pro with a maximum resolution of 1080 * 2400 pixels. The phone also supports 120Hz refresh rate and huge 240Hz touch sample rate. This can be ideal for video streaming and gaming. The maximum brightness that this phone can achieve is 450 nits.

Camera

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The Poco X3 Pro has a quad AI camera setup on the rear. The 48 MP main camera comes with an 8 MP ultra wide lens, 2 MP depth, and a 2 MP macro lens. The rear cameras are housed with an LED flash. The cameras can also record videos in 4K, but only at up to 30 fps, while they can record 1080p at up to 960 fps, which will be ideal for slow motion videos. The camera also has a night mode for night photography and also supports ultra-wide. There is also a dual video mode on the camera to record videos simultaneously from the front and rear cameras.

On the front, there is a 20MP camera for capturing selfies. The front camera also supports night mode and dual video mode. It can record 1080p video at 30 fps only.

Performance and battery life

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Poco X3 Pro runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 for POCO in addition. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7nm). This is the flagship 4G chipset for smartphones. The phone also has UFS 3.1 storage. This means that apps and games will load faster here. This processor should be good enough to play at higher frame rates and without lag.

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The phone is powered by a 5160mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The phone supports 33W fast charging, which should get the phone to fully charge in just 59 minutes. It is also 59% charged at 30 minutes. The battery life is really long lasting and is great for gaming or surfing the internet.

The company claims that a full charge can provide 11 hours of gaming, 18 hours of video playback, and 110 hours of music. The phone also has 1.0 plus liquid cooling technology which can cool the phone up to 6 degrees Celsius, allowing for peak performance during intense gaming.

Storage, connectivity and other features

Poco X3 Pro comes in two internal storage options and two RAM storage options: 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage. Storage can be expanded up to 1TB with a microSD card, but there is no dedicated card slot for external memory. This means that you can only use one SIM card if you want to use the external memory.

The phone supports dual sims as well as dual band Wi-Fi. Other connectivity options include USB Type-C cable and Bluetooth 5.0. The phone is also NFC compatible, supports FM and has a recording option. For audio connectivity, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has two high resolution speakers which provide an immersive audio experience. There is also an IR blaster on the phone.

The price of the Poco X3 Pro is Rs 31,999 for 6/128 GB, Rs 34,999 for 8/128 GB and Rs 36,999 for 8/256 GB variants.

Verdict

There is nothing wrong with Poco X3 Pro. It’s probably the best value phone available on the market right now.

It has a massive display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sample rate of 240 Hz. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, two built-in high-resolution speakers and cooling technology. The phone also has a high-end processor and a durable battery backup with a fast charge option. The Poco X3 Pro can be really exciting for intense gaming and multitasking. It also offers massive internal storage.

If you have a smart TV, the phone can also be used as a remote control. Cameras are also decent on the phone.

Some might think that the phone is a bit bulky. Other than that, there is nothing to complain about over the phone. Poco X3 Pro delivered everything a flagship phone would be, making it the best phone in this price segment.

Also check the price of MI phones in Nepal.


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