Today, on December 20 long-awaited Poco X3 has been launched in Nepal but is it as good as the buzz around it is. Let’s see the whole picture.
- Display: IPS LCD 6.67 inch FHD+(2400×1080)
- Refresh Rate: 120Hz
- SoC: Snapdragon 732G(8 nm process)
- RAM:6 GB
- Storage: 64/128GB
- Battery: 5160 mAh
- OS: Android 10 with MIUI 12
- Sony IMX682 64 MP as primary camera
- 13 MP Ultra Wide Angel Lens
- 2 MP macro camera
- 2 MP depth sensor
- 20 MP( dot camera )
- Audio: 3.5 mm jack, stereo sound
- Connectivity: WiFi dual band, Bluetooth 5.1, Hybrid Dual SIM(Nano), NFC, USB Type-C
- Colors: Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue
- Antutu: 301,581
- Price: 31,999
Looking at the specifications one can easily speculate the product looks really compelling at least from the specs. Lets break down the review then:
Camera in this phone is a very strong point as the primary lens which is Sony IMX682 64 MP, shoots beautiful pictures with good amount of dynamic range for a mid range phone. Along with the primary camera, the 13 MP Ultra wide camera is a great sidekick to it and can shoot quite sharp images with good amount of details but not enough to be wowed by it. The other two cameras are probably just for the sake of calling it a ‘quad camera’ setup and aren’t of much use to as now software is quite capable of great amount of depth detection for bokeh.
This, I thought would be a disappointment which to my good surprise it wasn’t as the Indian variant with 6000mAh battery was too heavy to be used comfortably for longer periods but thanks to smaller battery in this one this isn’t as heavy as the Indian variant making it much more comfortable. And frankly I am very much satisfied with the plastic build although glass would have been a great icing on top. So, don’t forget to use a back cover for it.
Performance is probably going to be a very strong point for this phone in its price range as very few other competitors are there with such an able SoC. The Snapdragon 732G is probably the best performant of the 700 series chipset by Snapdragon though expect a few stutters because of the 120 Hz Refresh rate. The default of 6GB of RAM for all of its variant is a great news as the phone is marketed towards gamers making RAM even more important. You will also have great comfort in transferring files as the phone comes with UFS 2.1. And with a massive 5160mAh battery you are easily going to get a whole day or more battery life.
Here is the place I am disappointed a bit from Poco X3 as I really expected it to come with an AMOLED panel rather than LCD but faster refresh rate is always appreciated as well as the great amount of brightness and resolution are massive additions against its competitors.
This is another place of disappointment as the MIUI 12 is getting heavier and more dominant with every iteration with no change in this one. MI really needs to give away the idea of heavy skins and offer a light experience to its users but don’t expect as a user that MI is magically going to change their mind and go for a near stock experience any time soon. So, if you are someone who doesn’t like heavy skins, this phone or any other Mi phones except Mi A3 is not recommended.
This phone is great for those who are looking for a phone for content consumption and gaming thanks to it Snapdragon 732G chipset and massive FHD+ display. But if you are someone who really doesn’t like plastic build then it is going to be a slight bummer.
Poco X3 price in Nepal
|Smartphone Model||Price in Nepal(NPR)|
|Poco X3 NFC (RAM:6GB, Storage:128GB)||Rs.32,000|