POCO – a sub-brand of Xiaomi Inc. – is not a well-known name in the United States, but in China and other parts of the world it is very popular with Android enthusiasts. The young Chinese brand is synonymous with affordable smartphones with impressive features. This is important because it allows ordinary people to buy respectable Android devices without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, companies like Samsung rate their devices far beyond the reach of ordinary people. Frankly, even if you can afford it, spending over $ 1000 on a smartphone is pretty silly.
That said, today POCO is unveiling its latest affordable Android smartphone. Called "X3 NFC," it comes with killer features such as a massive 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It is optimized for gaming with a special GPU and advanced cooling. Despite being a “mid-range” phone, it has a very impressive screen with 120Hz refresh and 240Hz touch sampling. The POCO X3 NFC even has a quad camera array. (with flash), so it should take some impressive photos. And yes, it also has a 3.5mm headphone port! Unfortunately, not everything is perfect – it does not support 5G.
"Running on Qualcomm's most powerful 4G processor to date, the Snapdragon 732G, POCO X3 NFC delivers sustained peak performance and artificial intelligence capabilities that will impress even the most demanding gamers with its architecture based on the Kryo 470 octa-core processor and Adreno 618 Elite GPU from the Gaming series. To ensure smooth operation and a friction-free user experience, the device incorporates LiquidCool 1.0 Plus technology, combining an enlarged copper heat pipe with multiple layers of graphite that work together to reduce the heat of the phone's processor by up to 6 degrees, »Said POCO.
The Xiaomi subsidiary adds: “In keeping with POCO's original goal of making innovation accessible to everyone, POCO X3 NFC sports a stunning 6.67 inch FHD + DotDisplay edge-to-edge display with a staggering combination of 120Hz refresh and 240Hz touch sampling. The POCO X3 NFC has one of the smoothest displays in its price class. The DynamicSwitch feature allows the phone to save power by automatically switching between 50, 60, 90 and 120 Hz depending on the use case and the format of the content displayed on the screen This helps to increase the refresh rate of the phone for use cases such as gaming and downsizing for lighter operations like reading – thus optimizing power consumption. "
POCO shares the full specifications below.
|POCO X3 NFC|
|Display||DotDisplay20 6.67 inch FHD + LCD screen: 9, 2400 × 1080, 395ppi
240 Hz touch sampling frequency
120Hz refresh rate
Color Gamut: NTSC 84% (typ)
Contrast ratio: 1500: 1 (typ)
Brightness: 450 nits (typ) / 380 nits (min)
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Wildvine L1 certified
|Color||Shadow gray, cobalt blue|
|Dimensions||165.3mm x 76.8mm x 9.4mm, 215g|
|Network support||Dual SIM standby 3 Wi-Fi 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon ™ 732G – Kyro ™ 470 octa-core processor,
– Adreno 618 GPU with some Elite Gaming features
|Storage room||LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.1 storage|
|Cooling system||LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus – Enlarged copper heat pipe + multiple layers of graphite, CPU temperature reduction up to 6 ° C|
|Rear camera||64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP quad camera 64MP main wide sensor
Sony IMX682, 1 / 1.73 "sensor, ƒ / 1.89, 1.6 μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 6P lens, PDAF
13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 119 ° FoV, ƒ / 2.2, 1.0 μm
2MP macro sensor, ƒ / 2.4, 1.75 μm, 4 cm
2MP depth sensor, ƒ / 2.4, 1.75 μm
Up to 4K 30fps, video recording, AI Skyscaping 3.0, night mode, ShootSteady video, Vlog mode
|Front camera||20 MPƒ / 2.2 integrated front camera, 1.6 μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel|
|Link||Multifunctional NFC, IR blaster|
|security||Side fingerprint sensor|
|Battery charging||High capacity 5160mAh battery (typical) 33W fast charge
Charger in the box 33 W
|audio||Two stereo speakers Top speaker 1012 4cc equivalent, open cavity
Lower speaker 1216 equivalent 1cc
Maximum loudspeaker vibration amplitude: 0.5mm
High resolution audio certification
3.5mm headphone jack
|Engine||Z axis linear vibration motor|
|System||MIUI 12 based on Android 10|
|Storage variants||6 GB + 64 GB 6 GB + 128 GB|
So how much does the POCO X3 NFC cost? Well it depends on when you buy it and which model you choose. You see, there are two variations which are basically the same with the only difference being the storage capacity. The 64 GB version costs 229 € while the 128 GB phone costs only 40 € more at 269 €. However, for a limited time, POCO is offering early bird rates of € 199 and € 249 respectively. You can order it here now.