The long-awaited midranger from Poco is finally here - say hello to the Poco X3 NFC. Yes, the official name of the phone has near-field communication in its name but has plenty of other cool specs worthy of praise.
The X3 NFC comes with Snapdragon 732G chipset by Qualcomm, making it the first in the world with that platform, and the company claims it is “the most powerful Snapdragon 700 series 4G processor to date”.
The front panel of the phone is a massive 6.67” LCD with Full HD+ resolution and 20:9 screen ratio. It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate for smooth gaming, and the selfie camera is hidden behind an unobtrusive punch hole in the top center.
The snapper itself is 20 MP f/2.2 with some pixel binning technology for better selfies in daylight.
The cameras on the back are the true X factor of this midranger. The Poco X3 NFC has a 64 MP main cam with a Sony IMX682 sensor behind the f/1.73” aperture and 6P lens. There is also a 13 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle cam with 119-degree FoV.
The other two cameras are 2 MP f/2.4 - one for closeup shots, the other is a depth sensor to assist the portrait photos. Poco is bringing some AI features like Skyscaping 3.0, the obligatory Night Mode, ShootSteady video to artificially stabilize any clip.Poco X3 NFC reflecting light in real life
Another feature of the Poco X3 NFC that is truly exciting is the massive 5,160 mAh battery. It comes with 33W fast charging and it ships with the proper 33W charger in the box. There is a USB-C port on the bottom and 3.5 mm audio jack next to it.
If you prefer to listen to music on the speakers of the Poco X3 NFC, we hope you do it in your own space. That way you’ll truly appreciate the dual stereo speakers - the earpiece, acting as a top speaker, comes with a 4cc-equivalent cavity, and there is another one on the bottom, a 1cc-equivalent.
Aside from the obvious NFC from the name, other connectivity options also include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and a dual-SIM tray. The second slot is hybrid to accommodate a micro SD card with up to 256 gigs of storage. The phone is IP53 compliant for water and dust splashes, has a Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and a “polycarbonate” (read plastic) panel on the back.
The Poco X3 NFC has with LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus - that includes a copper heat pipe and a graphite sheet for effective internal cooling and heat dissipation. The fingerprint scanner is on the side, doubling as a power key.
The Poco X3 NFC will arrive in two memory variants - 6/64 GB and 6/128 GB. It will come in either Shadow Gray or Cobalt Blue and will cost just €229/€269. Availability begins tomorrow, September 8, will continue through September 11, and early bird units will be even cheaper - €199 or €249, depending on the storage.
This phone is not a bad phone. For what most people use their phones for, it'll be fine. The only problem I have is that the Pocophone brand was launched with the Pocophone f1. It's mantra was flagship specs with a mid-range build quality p...