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The Poco M3 Pro 5G is yet another phone focused on offering 5G access on a budget. And while it's doubtful many people will be looking for such a thing, the Poco M3 Pro 5G has a lot more to offer than just speedy cellular connectivity.
The new Poco M3 Pro 5G has one particularly rich feature set, for an affordable smartphone that is. There is a 6.5" 90Hz LCD screen, the Dimensity 700 chip with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, a triple camera with a 48MP primary shooter, and a large 5,000 mAh battery capable of 18W fast charging. The phone runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.
The connectivity options are abundant, too. There is 5G and everything that came before it. NFC is supported, too. You can use FM radio, and there is even a 3.5mm audio jack. The Poco M3 Pro 5G also offers an IR blaster, and it can be your universal remote. Bluetooth 5.1 and dual-band Wi-Fi are also available.
All of this sounds familiar, doesn't it?
That's because the Poco M3 Pro 5G is identical to the Redmi Note 10 5G, sans the different rear panel. While the Redmi had a matte plastic back with a small camera island, the Poco has a glossy glass-like rear cover with this massive black accent for the imagers. And that's how you tell those two apart!
The Poco M3 Pro 5G sure seems like a decent entry-level smartphone, and probably one of its biggest treats is that it's cheaper than the Redmi Note 10 5G sibling. Let's take a closer look at the specs sheet now.
Two things we would have liked to see improved on this Poco M3 Pro 5G by looking through its specs sheet. Some splash resistance would have been nice, and maybe the Dimensity 800U would have been the better choice. But at €179, we are still happy with what we get.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G is packed within one of those signature yellow boxes, and you know there is a Pocophone inside even before you lay eyes on the actual branding. The bundle covers the basics and then some. Inside the box, you'll find a 22.5W charger and a USB-C-to-A cable.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G also ships with a transparent silicone case with a protective cover over the charging port - this way, it will be exposed to much less pocket lint.
The phone also arrives with this thin and cheap screen protector. It is good against scratches but is one giant smudge magnet, and we peeled it off right away.
Finally, you also get a bunch of Poco stickers, so you can show your love for Poco wherever you like - laptop, monitor, desk, fridge, and why not your car, right?
My recommendation for this phone is for Poco m3 pro 5g 6/128. Fast charging, fully charged only 1,5 hours. Don't update the MIUI to 13. Stay at 12. It's stable. The screen is comfortable enough to use. As long as we don't install super...
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