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POCO X3 NFC Smartphone

MSRP 229 EURNEX score 72%

Product Overview

POCO X3 NFC is a mid-range smartphone in the lineup of Xiaomi's POCO sub-brand. Targeting the youth segment, the POCO X3 NFC features Qualcomm's latest 700-series 4G processor, Snapdragon 732G and a large 5160mAh battery to deliver two-day performance for intensive tasks.
For gaming, the phone’s Z-axis linear motor ensures superb haptic feedback with over 150 vibration modes for different scenarios. It also features a 120Hz display with 240Hz touch sampling rate.
For the best user experience, the POCO X3 NFC embeds LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus technology that combines an enlarged copper heat pipe with multiple layers of graphite. Even in situations where the large 5160 mAh battery is depleted, the 33W fast charging means that the device can be charged back to 100% in just over an hour.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fantastic 120 Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons
  • Not the best value for money

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great build quality
  • Great stereo speakers
  • Fantastic 120Hz display
  • Decent performance
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No IP rating
  • No IP certification
  • No wireless charging
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Bluetooth, NFC, IR blaster

Construction

Battery | Capacity
5160 mAh
Camera | Front
20MP in-display front camera, ƒ/2.2, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
Camera | Rear
64MP main wide sensor (Sony IMX682, 1/1.73“ sensor, ƒ/1.89, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 6P lens, PDAF) + 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor, 119° FoV, ƒ/2.2, 1.0μm + 2MP macro sensor, ƒ/2.4, 1.75μm, 4cm + 2MP depth sensor, ƒ/2.4, 1.75μm
Colors
Shadow Gray, Cobalt Blue
Speakers
Dual Stereo Speakers: 4cc-equivalent 1012 upper speaker, open cavity + 1cc-equivalent 1216 lower speaker

Dimensions

Size | Depth
9.4 mm
Size | Height
165.3 mm
Size | Width
76.8 mm
Weight
215 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
20:9
Brightness
450 nits (typ) / 380 nits (min)
Contrast Ratio
1500:1
Display Diagonal
6.67 inch
Display Type
LCD
Gamut
NTSC 84% (typ)
Pixel Density
395 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Resolution
FHD+ 2400 × 1080

Function

Audio
Hi-Res audio certification
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Fast Charging
33W fast charging
Graphics
Adreno 618 GPU with select Elite Gaming features
HDR
HDR10
Operating System
MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Processor
Kyro 470 octa-core CPU
Security
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
SIM
Dual SIM standby

Performance

Memory | Capacity
6 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR4X
Storage
64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1

Production

Debut
2020-09-07
Made In
China

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gsmarena[1]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from gsmarena have found the following***:
The Poco X3 is the one to buy if your budget isn't bigger than its price. The screen is good but not great, and the ghosting when scrolling might put you off. There are software bugs, as has unfortunately become traditional for MIUI, especially MIUI on anything but the numbered Mi series of flagships. The software updates are few and far between, which means that you'll have to live with a given set of bugs for at least a few months.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good performance
  • Good battery life
  • Very good cameras
Cons
  • No 5G
  • No IP rating

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Poco X3 is the first smartphone that uses the Snapdragon 732G. The viewing angle stability of the IPS display is very good. While the built-in storage is UFS 2.1, the access speeds in our test point to the storage as a rather slow representative of the UFS-2.0 standard.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright 120-Hz display
  • Fast SoC
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP certification

techadvisor[3]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC starts from a mere £199 in the UK, which gets you 64GB of storage. The version with 128GB storage is £249, but since you can buy a microSD card for less than that, it probably makes sense to stick with the 64GB model. The camera is undeniably imperfect, but for the most part better than it has any right to be for this price. The big battery makes it bulky, I don't love the aesthetic and my taste in MIUI 12 leaves to be desired.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful 90Hz display
  • Great build quality
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • MIUI 12 is clunky
  • No wireless charging

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC has a 5160mAh battery, just a mite bigger than the 5040mAh found in its sibling, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. This phone is also a good vehicle for MIUI 12, the latest version of Xiaomi's Android interface. It's a pleasant update that makes MIUI as good as any interface out there. Fairly comprehensive customization is on tap.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 120Hz display
  • Great stereo speakers
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IP rating
  • No wireless charging

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 runs on the Poco X3 NFC. While it isn’t my favourite custom Android 10 skin, it's perfectly pleasant to use day to day. Not free from bloatware, with an assortment of Xiaomi apps clogging up the homescreen. Night mode is included, but without OIS these shots are rather crudely brightened affairs.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons
  • No headphone jack
  • No wireless charging

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Poco X3 NFC long-term review. [gsmarena]. https://www.gsmarena.com/poco_x3_nfc_long_term-review-2264p7.php. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
2. ^ Poco X3 NFC smartphone - Equipment champion in the mid-range. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Poco-X3-NFC-smartphone-Equipment-champion-in-the-mid-range.498021.0.html. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/xiaomi-poco-x3-nfc-3795910/. 2020-09-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/xiaomi-poco-x3-nfc. 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Poco X3 NFC Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/poco-x3-nfc. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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