The Poco M3 Pro 5G is currently the company’s most affordable 5G offering In Nepal. The “switchblade” design, as Poco calls it, has a blacked-out portion on the upper left side of the body resembling the camera module design on Samsung’s S21 series, while the rest has a gradient finish. The 6.5-inch full-HD+ display is sharp, with good colour reproduction.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is very similar to the Dimensity 800U except for its lower clocked CPU cores and a slightly slower GPU. The phone runs on MIUI 12.0.2, based on Android 11.
Poco M3 Pro Specs :-
- Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 90Hz refresh rate with DynamicSwitch, 400 nits, Gorilla Glass 3
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (7nm)
- Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
- Software & UI: MIUI 12 for Poco on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera: Triple (48MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
- Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0 sensor (punch-hole)
- Security: Physical fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, NFC (select region), IR Blaster
- Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging (22.5W charger in-box)
- Colors: Power Black, Poco Yellow, Cool Blue
- Price In Nepal :- 4/64GB NPR 23,999
Poco M3 Pro 5G Display
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G flaunts a 6.5-inch bezel-less punch-hole display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v3. The IPS LCD of the smartphone carries a pixel density of 405ppi, followed by an aspect ratio of 20:9. It gets a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels alongside a refresh rate of 90Hz. Display is sharp, with good colour reproduction. However, its maximum brightness could have been better. There is an ambient light sensor but this phone felt a bit sluggish at adapting the screen’s brightness to my surroundings, and I often had to increase or decrease it manually.
Poco M3 Pro 5G specifications and software
The Poco M3 Pro 5G uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is very similar to the Dimensity 800U except for its lower clocked CPU cores and a slightly slower GPU. The RAM and storage used here are LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2 respectively. The M3 Pro 5G also has dual-band Wi-Fi ac, FM radio, Bluetooth 5.1, and a hybrid dual-SIM slot. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
The phone runs on MIUI 12.5.0, based on Android 11.
Poco M3 Pro 5G performance And Battery
The Poco M3 Pro 5G was snappy and fuss-free. The 6GB RAM version that I tested handled multitasking very well, and the 90Hz screen refresh rate ensured smooth and fluid scrolling in apps as well as the interface. The Dimensity 700 SoC also put out good numbers in benchmarks, with the M3 Pro 5G scoring 3,27,355 points in AnTuTu, and 557 and 1,753 points in Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests respectively.It comes with 5000mAh Li-Polymer battery gets installed within the smartphone. It is non-replaceable by nature and is compatible with 18W Fast Charging.
Storage and Connectivity
Poco M3 Pro 5G offers a 64GB in-built storage that users can easily extend up to 1TB using a microSD card. The smartphone is compatible with various connectivity features such as Mobile Hotspot, A-GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C apart from 5G & 4G VoLTE networks.
Poco M3 Pro 5G cameras
A triple camera set up is placed at the rear face of the smartphone that includes a 48MP f/1.79 Primary Camera supported by a 2MP f/2.4 Macro Camera and another 2MP f/2.4 Depth Camera. The entire rear camera arrangement offers a variety of functionalities such as Autofocus, LED Flash, ISO control, Exposure compensation, Continuos Shooting, Auto Flash, Digital Zoom, Face detection, etc. An 8MP f/2.0 Primary Camera gets mounted within the punch-hole. The Poco M3 does not have an ultra-wide camera and I was hoping to see one on the more expensive Poco M3 Pro 5G. Sadly, this isn’t the case. In fact, the camera setup is very similar to that of the M3. The camera app offers the standard shooting modes such as Night, Pro, etc, and can record videos at up to 1080p.
The base variant of the Poco M3 Pro 5G is not too bad if you’re looking for a phone that will be ready to take on 5G networks when they arrive.Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G features a similar spec sheet and overall outlook, just like Redmi Note 10 5G. The smartphone gets proper protection from accidental falls with a Corning Gorilla Glass v3 layered front screen. Moreover, a 48MP Primary Camera on the rear side assures detailed images. Considering its price, the inbuilt RAM and storage configuration is on the average side.