Presented on March 22, 2021, the POCO F3 smartphone from Xiaomi’s satellite company is a bold phone with advanced features that place it in the mid / high range segment. The price, this is extremely competitive, but there is more to be said.
The POCO phone was launched thinking about demanding, but price-conscious users, for the public gamer as its screen with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz proves, or for any consumer looking for a good phone in 2021.
Then we show you some of the main factors that justify your purchase in UK.
1. 6.67 inch screen up to 120 Hz
The window through which we interact with and use the phone is the screen. The POCO F3 is equipped with a 6.67 inch diagonal screen, technology E4 AMOLED from Samsung that we found in the 2021 range tops.
The thin frame of the screen is also pointed out, as well as the small perforation to cover the front camera. According to the manufacturer, the hole is only 2.76 mm to minimize its impact on the content viewing experience.
Samsung’s E4 AMOLED panel is one of the best, if not the best on the market. There is resolution here Full-HD + 2400 × 1080 pixels. The touch registration rate is 360 Hz and the screen refresh rate reaches 120 Hz.
2. Processor and excellent performance with POCO F3
The POCO F3 phone from Xiaomi is equipped with the processor Snapdragon 870 from Qualcomm. This SoC is a revised and improved version of last year’s Snapdragon 865, with lithography at 7 nm and better performance in graphics environments.
We emphasize that this same Snapdragon 870 and its graphics Adreno 650 they are the same components that equip the Black Shark 4, the basic version of the Xiaomi gaming phone, so we can expect comparable performance.
As the manufacturer made known, the new Snapdragon 870 scored an average of 640 758 points in AnTuTu, placing itself ahead of the Snapdragon 865 and just below the top of the range, Snapdragon 888.
We also highlight support for the standard Wi-Fi 6, up to 2.7x faster than the previous standard and support for the fifth generation of mobile networks. In game situations – in Genshin Impact, you can deliver up to 58 fps in this demanding game.
Depending on the user’s needs, we can buy the POCO F3 with 6 GB + 128 GB or 8 GB + 256 GB as far as RAM and storage settings are concerned.
Finally, we highlight the Liquidcool Technology 1.0 Plus cooling system, which aims not only to prevent overheating, but also to ensure that the phone operates in the best possible conditions.
Main specifications of POCO F3
- Screen 6.67-inch AMOLED (Samsung E4) – up to 120 Hz – HDR10 +
- Resolution Full-HD + (1080 × 2400) – 20: 9 – 395 dpi – up to 1300 nits brightness
- Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
- Adreno 650 Graphics
- Android 11 operating system – MIUI 12
- 6/8 GB RAM memory
- 128/256 GB internal storage – UFS 3.1
- Triple main camera – 48 MP + 8MP (ultra wide angle) + 5 MP (macro)
- 20 MP front camera (perforated screen)
- Drums 4520 mAh – charging at 33 W
- Fingerprint reader on the side
- Glass and aluminum construction
- Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1
- Dual speakers (stereo)
- Dimensions: 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 196 grams
- Available in “Arctic White”, “Night Black” and “Deep Ocean Blue”
- Price: from € 299.90 on Amazon.ES
3. Promising battery life
The Xiaomi phone has a battery of 4520 mAh of capacity that, coupled with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870, can deliver up to 10 hours of gameplay, 23 hours of calling, 149 hours of music playback, or 14 hours of video playback.
This requirement will be satisfactory, and should provide at least one day of intense, or almost continuous, use of the telephone. This is the barometer that we follow to consider a good, very good autonomy. In the end, we have fast charging at 33 W.
The phone can keep the thickness under control – 7.8 mm – and still have an energy cell of considerable dimensions. The brand goes further and points up to 2 days of use, here certainly more measured.
Anyway we have the fast charging at 33 W, a very considerable power and a good reason to buy the POCO F3 in UK. When it needs to be charged, the battery goes from 0 to 100% in less than an hour – 52 minutes.
4. Versatile and competent cameras on this Xiaomi phone
The cameras of a smartphone are increasingly important, being one of the main selling points. Thus, before purchasing the POCO F3 in UK, it is important to make known the hardware that makes up your very captivating cameras.
Taking into account the segment and price range of this Xiaomi phone, we have the presence of a triple camera system as very positive. Most importantly – the main chamber – has the sensor Sony IMX 582 in 48 MP with f / 1.79 aperture.
The secondary camera with objective ultra wide angle have 8 MP resolution and aperture f / 2.2. Finally, we have the third camera 5 MP for tele macro that allows us to get very close to the object. It has a focal aperture of f / 2.4.
We also find on the rear a dedicated microphone for video capture with higher video quality. In addition, we have several modes for capturing and creating content already included in the camera app with Xiaomi AI present.
5. Price in UK
Finally, it is in the competitive price that we find the decisive factor at the time of purchase. The POCO F3 is available in two configurations of RAM and internal storage, namely:
- 6 GB + 128 GB = € 299
- 8 GB + 256 GB = € 349
These are the prices recommended by POCO, one of Xiaomi’s sub-brands that recently acquired its independence. Even so, POCO maintains close relations with Xiaomi, arriving in UK also through Xiaomi’s sales channels.
For those looking for a phone with an excellent price / quality ratio, we can point out the POCO F3, also available at the Spanish branch of Amazon. We count on your availability at Mi Store UK stores.
Before you go, discover the best Xiaomi mobile phones today, with options for various budgets, in addition, see the best smartphones up to 100 euros, in case you are looking for something cheaper.
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