Xiaomi has in POCO a sub-brand specialized in cheap and good mobile phones, being the POCO X3 NFC the latest launch with an estimated arrival in UK. From the price / quality ratio to the 120 Hz screen, there’s a lot to discover!
We give you 5 good reasons to buy this Xiaomi smartphone in UK. You’ll find out what it has to offer, alternatives in the market, as well as the main highlights and news that make it a good phone to consider.
1. Complete camera experience
Photography is one of the strengths of Xiaomi’s new POCO X3 NFC, delivering to the consumer a quad main camera. In addition, it has artistic filters such as “Gold Vibes” and “Cyberpunk”, among other creative options.
It consists of the Sony IMX682 sensor 64 MP, sensor 2 MP for depth, ultra wide angle with 13 MP and sensor 2 MP for macro photography. The layout of the photographic modules is quite original, also featuring an LED flash.
This cheap and good phone allows video recording on 4K at 30 fps, Full-HD up to 120 fps and Full-HD up to 960 fps for slow motion recording.
Xiaomi’s POCO X3 features a front camera of 20 MP, with f / 2.2 focal aperture, HDR mode and panorama for high quality selfies. With this camera it is possible to record video in 1080p Full-HD at 30 fps.
2. Excellent performance with POCO X3 NFC
The performance of the Xiaomi phone easily outperforms most of the competition in the mid-range sector. Inside we have the new processor Snapdragon 732G from Qualcomm, making its debut on this mobile phone with a good price / quality ratio.
Xiaomi reported that the phone reaches scores of 301 581 points on AnTuTu, the popular platform for benchmarks, proving that the new SoC is really powerful. In practice, the phone is fast and good for games, even heavy ones.
During the presentation, the Xiaomi sub-brand made it known that the new Snapdragon 732G considerably outperforms its predecessors such as the Snapdragon 720G, or the 730G, sharing various test data.
The best mid-range phone thanks to the Snapdragon 732G
Above we can see the comparison of scores in AnTuTu between the several recent processors in the SD7xx range. The tests included the performance of the CPU (processing power), GPU (graphics power) and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Looking more closely at the CPU, here we have Kyro 470 cores, the best in this price range for speed. It is also worth noting that its lithography, or architecture, is of 8 nm, reaching a maximum processing frequency of 2.3 GHz.
The Xiaomi phone is also good for gaming
For games the Xiaomi phone has the Adreno 618 graphics, capable of reaching 800 MHz in processing. To handle AI tasks, the POCO X3 NFC can process up to 3.6 TOPS (Trillion Operations per Second).
In summary, whether for the most common communication tasks, or to browse social networks, the mobile phone is fast and will remain fast over time. At the same time, it is a good phone for games and multimedia.
Main specifications of POCO X3 NFC
- 6.67 inch IPS LCD – 120 Hz – HDR10
- Full-HD + resolution (1080 × 2400) – 20: 9 – 395 dpi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor (8 nm)
- Adreno 618 Graphics
- LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus
- Android 10 operating system – MIUI 12
- 6 GB of RAM – LPDDR4X
- 64/128 GB of internal storage – UFS2.1
- Quadruple main camera – 64 MP + 13 MP (ultra wide angle) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth)
- 20 MP front camera (perforated screen)
- 5160 mAh battery – charging at 33 W
- Fingerprint reader on the side
- IP53 certified – splash resistance
- Polycarbonate plastic construction – Gorilla Glass 5 glass screen
- Dimensions: 165.3 × 76.8 × 9.4 mm
- Weight: 215 grams
- Available in “Cobalt Blue”, “Shadow Gray”
3. The design of the smartphone is original
The Xiaomi phone features an exclusive Pocophone design, being a breath of fresh air. It is available in blue and gray, both with a demarcated central area, in addition to the word “POCO” clearly visible on the bottom of the mobile device.
The rear is made of plastic, the structure is metallic (aluminum), while the front surface is made of Gorilla Glass 5. It also points out the resistance to splashing water, having IP53 certification.
Its lines are modern, with rounded corners, very small margins and an excellent use of the front panel, with the screen occupying more than 84% of the area. We have our own design and not just a rebranding of Xiaomi mobile phones.
Elegance and curved edges on this cheap smartphone
Details like disguised edges, with the glass discreetly meeting the metal and the same for the plastic. Both panels are in such a way that the touch sensation will be pleasant, without sharp edges.
Other details, such as the slight color change depending on the angle of incidence of light in the letters “POCO”, make the phone a showy product. According to the presentation, this is a mobile phone for users who are proud of the brand.
4. Large battery for excellent autonomy
The mobile phone of the Xiaomi subsidiary is equipped with a battery 5160 mAh capacity, with fast loading of 33 W. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone can reach 100% charge in 65 minutes, or about an hour.
The brand claims that with a charge it is possible to have autonomy for two full days, sinning for not having wireless charging, but compensating with the fast charging. To do this, use the Type C USB port, located on the bottom edge.
Part of this good autonomy is achieved thanks to the Snapdragon 732G processor, which is very efficient in energy management.
There are several extras on this Xiaomi phone
The manufacturer also placed dual speakers to create a dual stereo sound, perfect for games, stating that the quality is at the level of the tops of the range. We also have the 3.5 mm jack port to connect the earphones, for example.
For the most demanding users, in addition to NFC, we also have an IR port for, for example, controlling television. Without forgetting the protective cover, transparent and with anti-microbial finish, already included in the phone case.
The user will also have the right to the screen saver, already installed, in addition to the USB charger with fast charge standard, also included in the POCO X3 NFC box.
5. The price of the POCO X3 NFC is very competitive!
Really cheap and good, so we can describe the smartphone. This new POCO X3 NFC from Xiaomi starts at € 229 in Europe, with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The top version, with 6/128 GB will cost 269 €.
If you are looking for something even cheaper, to the first interested, the new Xiaomi smartphone costs € 199 in the base version and € 249 in the top version. This launch campaign is available from September 8th.
The new phones are available in gray (Shadow Gray) and blue (Cobalt Blue). So far we have no information about its availability on Mi Store UK. POCO X3 is listed on Amazon.ES with good offers.
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