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Poco X3 Review

Poco X3 Review

Smartphone which surprise!

The Poco division from Xiaomi has introduced the third generation of the smartphone in its line - Poco X3

In this full review, you can find out about the main features, what differences the third generation has received compared to its predecessor. In addition, at the end of the test, you will find out whether it is worth buying a new smartphone from Poco, or is it better to look for another alternative.

From a technical point of view, the smartphone has a modern and fashionable appearance, a large 6.67-inch IPS screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a dual speaker with stereo sound, and a large 5160 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast charging. Of course, the performance does not lag behind other competitors thanks to the presence of the new Snapdragon 732G processor and the main 64-megapixel camera.

Let’s start full review.

Poco X3: Specifications

Display: 6.67 inches IPS with 1080 x 2400 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Octa Core 2.3GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-G72, 900MHz
RAM: Adreno 618
Internal memory: 64/128GB
Memory extension: up to 256GB
Cameras: 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP main camera and 20MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS
Battery: 5160mAh (33W)
OS: Android 10
Connections: Type-C
Weight: 215 grams
Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm

In the box

Inside the box you will find an envelope containing a needle for a SIM tray, documentation, and a silicone transparent case. Under the envelope, there is a smartphone in a transporting film and basic technical features. Also included a power adapter and a Type-C cable.


Despite the fact that the back panel of Poco X3 is made of polycarbonate, it very much resembles glass. On the other hand the glass is a more fragile material, so plastic is even more reliable.

The frame itself is not made of plastic, but of an aluminum alloy. This gives the device good torsional strength and is a small plus for construction and assembly.

The smartphone fits well in the hand, but using the device with one hand will be problematic. The X3’s dimensions are not the smallest – it is 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm and the smartphone weighs 215 grams.

From this, I can conclude that the thickness of 9.4 mm is not the worst indicator, as for the large capacity of the 5160 mAh battery. But if you look at the rear panel, you can see that the main camera module protrudes a little by 2 mm, so the thickness taking into account the camera is about 11 mm.

If you use a protective case, the main camera module will practically not stick out, which will have a positive effect during the operation of both the camera itself and the smartphone. In addition, the protective case protects even the side ends and captures the front of the screen frames.

I would also like to note the beautiful iridescent pattern on the rear panel with the name of the Poco company. Above there is a module with four cameras and an LED flash. At first glance, it seems that the smartphone has received five cameras, but this is not the case.

The front panel received a large 6.67-inch IPS screen with Full HD + or 1080 x 2400 pixels. The aspect ratio was 20: 9, and the pixel density was 395 PPI. The glass itself is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 from scratches or other annoyances.

Another feature of the screen is the presence of HDR 10 support and 120Hz screen refresh. When testing the screen, the frame rate is high and gamers will definitely appreciate the high frame rate.

The quality of the screen, even in spite of the IPS matrix, is excelent. Black has a rich hue, while white is well displayed in bright and sunny weather.

As for the bezels around the screen, they are not the smallest. But given its price tag, you shouldn’t expect more. The uppermost frame has an earpiece and an LED indicator. This indicator will notify you of a new message or missed call, and it will also light up while charging.

In terms of management, everything is standard here, like most competitors. On the right side of the smartphone, there is a volume rocker and a power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The scanner works very quickly and accurately, I had no problems with it. It also got a pretty convenient position and the thumb rests on him very comfortably.

On the opposite side, there is a hybrid slot for dual nano-SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD memory card.

The bottom end has a main speaker, a Type-C port, a microphone hole, and even a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. The sound quality received rich sound with good bass and decent volume.

The upper end of the device has an additional microphone and an infrared sensor for controlling home appliances.

Another bonus I can note is the presence of splash and water protection under the IP53 standard. 

Performance and software

The new Poco X3 was equipped with the new Snapdragon 732G processor. It is built on 8-nanometer technology and has 8 cores at its disposal. Where two cores are Kryo 470 Gold with a frequency of 2.3 GHz and the other six are Kryo 470 Silver with a maximum operating frequency of 1.8 GHz.

The new processor has got gaming roots, both for the middle-class devices. In terms of gaming capabilities, the X3 has practically no problems. Yes, you cannot play at ultra-high settings, only at high settings. At the same time, the graphics accelerator Adreno 618 is about 15% more productive than its predecessor. At the same time, at a 120 Hz refresh rate, the smartphone received a good response in games from 60 to 80 fps.

Android 10 running the MIUI 12 user interface is responsible for the Poco X3 operating system.

The user interfaces itself is completely similar to its counterparts like Redmi smartphones or other flagship smartphones from Xiaomi. In the case of the X3, I had no major problems, each application opened quickly. In general, I liked the operation of the operating system, as well as its various capabilities.

I also wanted to talk a little about wireless communication. Poco X3 received a dual Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac network with Bluetooth 5.1 support and a fast GPS module. Another bonus is the presence of an NFC module for contactless payment of your payments.


As for a mid-range smartphone, the Poco X3 has a decent 64-megapixel main camera with an f/1.9 aperture. She shows good results both in the daytime and in the dark.

The second main camera module has a 13-megapixel resolution and is designed for ultra-wide snapshots. At the same time, the quality of photos is not worse than that of flagship smartphones. The edges of the photos are a little blurry, but this is not very critical for its price.

The third and fourth modules have a 2-megapixel resolution, the first of these modules is for bokeh shots, and the other for macro photos. In general, both modules work well and I have no strong complaints.

The front camera has a 20-megapixel resolution and an f/2.2 aperture. The quality of photos on the selfie camera is very good, even in poor lighting.


Inside the case, the Poco X3 uses a large 5160mAh battery. As my practice has shown, the battery life on a single charge was about 2 days with active use.

The smartphone charged from 8 to 100% in just over one hour. This is a very good result, fast charging is present thanks to the 33W power adapter that comes out of the box.


The Poco X3 is a completely perfect smartphone with no flaws. Of course, you can say that a smartphone would be better because of the AMOLED screen, glass body, and better water resistance. But then the price tag would over $ 500.

Therefore, as for the middle class, the X3 smartphone is one of the best modern, productive smartphones that I definitely recommend buying.

On the positive side, I can attribute it to a high-quality screen with 120 Hz, good performance, a 64-megapixel camera, high battery life with support for fast charging, and much more.

Xiaomi POCO X3 4G Smartphone 6.67 inch Snapdragon 732G Octa-core CPU 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 5160mAh Battery Capacity Support NFC



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