This Poco X3 Pro is presented as a new candidate to lead the mid-range, and it does so with good arguments, a good battery, a top-of-the-line processor, full connectivity Like NFC, radio, IR Blaster , and a decent set of cameras. In addition, its refresh rate and the response of its panel allows it to position itself as the most appropriate mid-range mobile for gamers.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.Battery life is also quite good, but the large battery makes this phone heavy and bulky.
Poco X3 Pro Specifications:
- Display: 6.67-inches IPS LCD panel, 395PPI, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 6
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 4G (7nm)
- RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 (expandable)
- Software & UI: MIUI 12 for Poco on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
- 48MP primary sensor
- 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens
- 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
- 2MP f/2.4 macro lens
- Front Camera: 20MP f/2.2 sensor
- Security: Physical fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, dual stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio
- Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC (select region), 4G LTE
- Battery: 5160mAh with 33W fast charging
Poco X3 Pro Design
The Poco brand is clearly targeting younger buyers who like flashy designs that will stand out anywhere. Unsurprisingly, the X3 Pro looks a lot like the Poco X3(Review Video), with the same kind of Design And oversized camera module in the centre of the rear which looks like a circle with the top and bottom flattened out. The Design Of POCO X3 Pro And Poco X3 is Almost Same And You May Confused
Not everyone will like how large and heavy the Poco X3 Pro is. It weighs 213g and is 9.4mm thick, which are both above average for this segment. The body is rated IP53 and Poco refers to this as “splash-proof” . The front is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Which Makes This Phone More Stronger.
Poco has gone with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is slightly recessed. The volume buttons are right above it. On the left is the hybrid dual-SIM tray which means you’ll have to sacrifice a second SIM if you want to use a microSD card for more storage, or vice versa. Xiaomi’s trademark IR emitter is on the top, along with a hole for better sound through the earpiece when used as a second speaker. On the bottom, you’ll find a 3.5mm audio socket, a USB Type-C port, and the primary speaker.
Poco X3 Pro Display
The Poco X3 Pro employs the same 6.67″ IPS LCD screen we met on the Poco X3. It uses the familiar resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels (395ppi), supports HDR10, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling. The panel has a punch-hole for the selfie camera. The punch hole of camera is smaller Then you think
One odd thing – even if the screen does officially support HDR10 and is recognized as such, currently Netflix and Prime do not recognize it as HDR-capable (they do stream in Full HD, though),Then YouTube does. Maybe it’s up to the services to whitelist the X3 Pro as a supported device. Widevine L1 DRM is present, the DRM apps correctly recognize the screen as HDR10, so we hope resolving this would be only a matter of time. It does have a 120Hz maximum refresh rate and 240Hz maximum touch sampling rate, as well as HDR10 support, which should be appreciated by gamers mostly.
The display maxes out at 458 nits of brightness when adjusted manually, and that is what Xiaomi promised. When set to the Auto setting and faced with bright light, it will go as high as 534 nits. That’s a bit disappointing, as the Poco X3 NFC screen could light up as bright as 630 nits on Auto.
Poco X3 Pro performance
The most interesting thing about the Poco X3 Pro is its Qualcomm Snpadragon 860 SoC. This is a relatively uncommon processor and we’re seeing it in action for the first time. Qualcomm rarely offers multiple 800-series models in a year, but now we have not only the flagship Snapdragon 888, but also an 870 and 860 in the mix. It is a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 855 from a few years ago, but that’s still pretty powerful by today’s standards. It echoes the Poco F1’s use of the Snapdragon 845 which was a bit dated but still very capable for its time.
The Snapdragon 860 has eight CPU cores with one running at 2.96GHz, three at 2.42GHz and four more at 1.8GHz, and also features the Adreno 640 integrated GPU. It does not have an integrated 5G modem, and while 5G is not a practical reality in Nepal yet, Poco might seem to be a bit behind the curve since most other manufacturers are pushing this as a big selling point at the Rs. 31,999 price level.
You should now expect perfectly smooth performance in casual everyday use when you’re paying around Rs. 20,000 for a smartphone, and that’s what the Poco X3 Pro delivers. The hardware is more than enough to run all your social media and communication apps, plus casual games and productivity tools. I didn’t feel any slowdowns when switching between multiple heavy apps.
Benchmark Test With Score :-
Benchmark tests show how good the Snapdragon 860 SoC is. AnTuTu 9 reported a score of 5,43,796 which is remarkable for a phone at this price level. In contrast, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max managed 2,71,830 and the Realme X7 5G scored 3,35,698 (though scores for older versions of AnTuTu are not directly comparable). In Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core tests, the X3 Pro managed 752 and 1,892 points respectively. The 3DMark Wild Life graphics tests posted a score of 3,476, while GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase scenes ran at 119fps and 39fps respectively.
Poco X3 Pro cameras
In an interesting twist, Poco has gone with lower resolutions for the X3 Pro’s rear cameras than it did with the Poco X3. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide one, compared to 64 and 13 megapixels respectively on what is supposed to be a lower-end model in the same series. Of course, sensor and lens quality are much more important than resolution alone. It will be interesting to see how the Poco X3 Pro delivers, and whether people are willing to look beyond the usual “bigger is better” marketing message. There’s also a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.Video recording goes up to 4K 30fps with the primary rear camera. There’s no stabilisation.
Poco X3 Pro Overall performance
The screen on the X3 Pro isn’t the best that I’ve seen at this price level, in terms of color reproduction. It’s fine for casual use but if you really like your content to pop, you might be a little underwhelmed. The high refresh rate is good, and HDR kicks in when playing videos on YouTube. The camera hole is on the larger side by today’s standards and you might find it distracting in lighter scenes in videos. Stereo speakers are nice to have, and while the ones on the Poco X3 Pro are loud and good enough for sound effects in games, they won’t really let you get the best out of high-quality music.
All these capabilities together make for a solid gaming workhorse. I fired up COD Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends, PUBG Mobile and All of them ran without any hitches. Gameplay was enjoyable overall. The upper rear of the X3 Pro did get a bit warm, and the large camera bump on the back did sometimes get in the way when holding the phone horizontally. A protective case should help with both these things.
Usage is generally pleasant. The fingerprint sensor works well and is easy to find by touch alone. Face recognition is also quick. Not everyone will find this phone comfortable to use, especially one-handed, because of its bulk. The main irritations come in the form of ads on the Glance screen and promotional content in GetApps notifications, which can be disabled with a little digging through the phone’s settings.
Battery life is quite solid. You should easily be able to get through a full day even with an hour or so of gaming. With moderate use, you might even be able to stretch to a day and a half. The Poco X3 charged to 55 percent in 30 minutes and 93 percent in an hour using the bundled 33W charger, which is not bad at all.
Poco X3 Pro Price In Nepal
Poco X3 Pro is available in Nepal for a starting price of Rs. 31,999. This price is for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. Similarly, the higher-end 8/256GB variant costs Rs. 36,999.
Poco clearly had one goal in mind for the X3 Pro, and that was to deliver the best possible CPU performance at around the Rs. 31,999 price level. Arguably, it has succeeded. This is a phone that will do very well for gaming and will feel snappy and responsive for the foreseeable future. If you want a device that feels premium but don’t want to spend too much, this could be a compelling option. There are also other positives – the IP53 rating and stereo speakers are both nice to have, and if you’re looking for bold design, you’ll get it.
On the downside, the screen is a little underwhelming and the cameras are just average. If 5G is something that will be important to you and you want to use all that CPU power for the next few years, the X3 Pro won’t fit the bill. It’s also quite bulky and heavy. ( Oneplus 9 Pro )