The Poco X3 isn’t your typical mid-ranger. It tries to jostle with phones more costly than it at many levels. An instant go through the spec sheet will reveal no real shortcomings or weaknesses, which isn’t something we reach say all that often in terms of smartphones. Thankfully, almost all of them do translate to real-life use as well.
While we still haven’t any word on the existence of the Poco F2, the Poco X3 is currently the most premium smartphone from the brand. It ticks all of the right boxes that consumers would expect from a budget smartphone and some.
For starters, it’s the first and only smartphone on the globe to be powered by the Snapdragon 732G chipset. It could not be superior to something similar to the Snapdragon 730G, nonetheless it appears more responsive and smooth than other things we’ve tested in this segment. That is partly because of the 120Hz display, which continues to be exclusive to Poco in this segment. Even the response rate has been bumped up, adding another layer of speed.
Even the cameras on the Poco X3 are no slouch. A big 64MP primary sensor, a comparatively high-res ultra-wide lens and two auxiliary shooters, paired with a robust suite of shooting modes make it an exceptionally enjoyable camera.
From creation to content consumption, we also get dual stereo speakers and a Hi-Res headphone jack. If that wasn’t enough, in addition, it sports IP53 water-resistance, an IR blaster, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a refreshing software skin. The Indian variant also gets a boost to a mammoth 6,000mAh battery.
For a seemingly perfect phone, the only aspect holding the Poco X3 back is its dimensions. At over 10mm thick and a weight of almost 230 grams, it really is among the bulkiest phones of the growing season. If that doesn’t frustrate you much, you’ll be pretty content with your purchase. There’s very little to complain about here