Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

The Poco X3 NFC boasts some very powerful and distinctive features such as decent gaming performance thanks to the presence of the Snapdragon G-series processor and 120Hz display.

Just a Glance

This is the POCO X3 NFC, a phone that changes everything.

So the X3 is the latest offering from POCO, a company that sits under the Xiaomi umbrella,

and really set the world of light two years ago with the POCO F1. 

it delivered some insane flagship specs for a ridiculously low price.

they have since followed that up with the release of the POCO X2 earlier this year in India, and the POCO f2 pro. 

the mindset has shifted slightly as you’ll see, but in the same way this phone could take the world by storm due to its insanely aggressive pricing for what you get.

so what makes this phone so special, and is it actually targeted towards you. 

we have a 6.67 inch full HD plus display with a 120 hertz refresh rate and a 240 hertz touch sampling rate.

a 64 megapixel quad rear camera, stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and a 5 160 mah battery.

33 watt fast charging, liquid cool technology one plus, and the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732g chip which is the most powerful 700 series 4g processor going. 

The base model Poco X4 NFC costs £199 (about $250) and comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

and for 128GB storage bumps up the price to £229 (around $300)

FOR

  • Strong gaming performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Wide screen color gamut 120 Hz

AGAINST

  • A struggling camera
  • The backlight is sometimes irregular
  • It’s too big and a little heavy

Specs

Android 10 with MIUI 12
6.67in Full HD (1080×2400) 20:9 IPS LCD, 120Hz
Gorilla Glass 5 display, aluminium frame, plastic rear
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core processor
6GB RAM
64/128GB internal storage
64Mp, f/1.9, PDAF main camera
13Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide
2Mp depth sensor
20Mp, f/2.2 selfie camera
Video up to 4K @30fps
Fingerprint scanner (in power button)
Stereo speakers
5160mAh non-removable battery
Specifications Table

Design and Display

In terms of the display, it’s certainly sharp enough for a smartphone, yea, quad HD and 4k nice, but not essential for a screen this size. 

and i would always go with a higher refresh rate than a higher resolution

as you will have probably seen from my Samsung s20 and note 20 ultra videos. 

The display is LCD and not AMOLED, so you do get that token slight discoloration near the bezels

which are pretty small with being edge to edge. but the display is fine, it’s not super bright but bright enough.

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC Display
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC Display

with this a small punch hole camera cut out housing a 20 megapixel front snapper. 

It has a gorilla glass 5 on the front and a polycarbonate plastic material on the back. 

so it’s not quite as premium looking on the back as certain other flagship, but it certainly doesn’t look and feel cheap. 

with the circular design for the camera array and the racing stripe down the middle with the big POCO branding. 

Now usually I’m not a massive fan of large logos plastered on the things, but i don’t think this looks too garish. 

and the POCO lettering kind of actually shifts in colour slightly as you move it, which is pretty cool. 

it’s got a very nice weight to it, and thanks to the aluminium alloy frame with the side mounted fingerprint scanner again for just 199 pounds,

it feels pretty nice actually, and certainly sturdy enough although of course like

with any phone these days without a case, it will have a good wobble on a table, due to that camera bump.

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Cameras

The POCO X3 gives you a 64MP main camera that you can rely on impressively, located and mounted on the back with the Sony imx682 sensor.

Upon testing we found this resulted in capturing images in 16 megapixels by default with four in a single pixel bin which can only be used to lighten shots when needed.

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC Cameras
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC Cameras

However, you can also shoot at a maximum resolution of 64 megapixels if you wish, and this is impressive as it adds some fine detail to your shots.

When testing I was very impressed with the overall picture quality of this price, as the colors look natural unless you use the AI ​​mode to boost vibrancy when capturing plants and the like.

As for focus, it is generally fine as long as the subject is not too close, and this fast shutter speed works well for moving subjects. Even in stark contrast, the POCO X3 NFC outperforms many of its budget competitors.

Sure, you’ll definitely see some oversaturation in very test conditions

but it can result in choosing very respectable details even when you are shooting facing the sun.

As for the 13MP ultra-wide angle lens, it is useful when you need a backward view despite having it in mind as it is with most budget phones.

However, this lens is not as effective as the primary lens for capturing color,

as in strong lights, things sometimes look positively blurred. 

As is usually the case with Xiaomi smartphones, I got a lot of extra tweaks stuffed there to work around too,

and many of them are completely meaningless although I liked the results

that I moved to from Portrait mode that uses the 2 MP depth sensor. 

Subject, then attractively distort the background. And you also get a 2MP macro lens for your obligations there as well.

Performance

The Poco X3 NFC has above average performance for the Poco X3 NFC CPU, but it’s gaming power is way beyond the limit.

We tested the Poco X3 NFC in Fortnite and found it better than others in its class,

as the game only allows you to play in average graphics, but it nonetheless swings happily enough at 25 frames per second,

which is good as many cheaper devices cannot handle with her.

xiaomi poco x3 nfc for gaming

It also has many other features, for example the big and bold screen, and the wonderful stereo speakers.

The Poco X3 NFC looks faster than any other phone in its class,

but when we did several tests for the phone we found it good, not perfect,

use it in 120Hz display mode and scrolling around Android.

This phone contains a good tool for MIUI 12, which is considered the latest version of the Android interface from Xiaomi,

as it contains the app drawer option as a standard and the “animation frame” has been redesigned.

This is a great update that makes MIUI as good as any existing interface, as the Settings menu doesn’t look quite as consistent as some.

Battery Life

As for battery life, the Poco X3 NFC has a 5160mAh battery, as companies like Xiaomi squeeze huge batteries into their affordable phones.

This phone can easily last for two full days between charges, even with moderate use.

The Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC beats all Android phones over $ 1000 at 120Hz.

But you should not leave the Poco X3’s Wi-Fi connection NFC activated by mistake for several hours, as the battery does not run low easily.

We did several battery life tests and found that the phone withstood for ninety minutes of locally stored video at maximum brightness, taking 15% of the battery in 60Hz mode.

As for charging, the Poco X3 NFC phone has a 33W charger.

Buy it for

The Poco X3 NFC has the power that most phones lack at that price point,

in addition to other features, for example, good stereo speakers and a huge screen.

One of the main advantages of the Poco X3 NFC is its battery life – it lasts for an entire day, even if you stream a bunch of videos or spend a long time scrolling through Instagram or various social media sites.

It has a large 5160mAh battery.

The Poco X3 NFC has many powerful features, for example, a 120Hz display and a Snapdragon 732G CPU.

Don’t buy it for

The Poco X3 NFC is one of the best performance in its class thanks to exposure and color balance,

but there are some hiccups in the camera work, as the lens leaves a purple

or gray margin on the borders of high-contrast areas in the image.

Despite the advantages of the Poco X3 NFC, it lacks some technical additions to the Poco device,

and it is not as powerful, but we must not forget that it has a strong performance, works very well and has a decent screen.

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