Poco X3 Pro delivers #PROformance with Snapdragon 860 at just €249

POCO X3 Pro launched specs features price in Nepal
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Poco has been teasing the Poco X3 Pro for a while with #PROformance. It has also been looked up to as the true successor to the original Poco F1 because of the price-to-performance ratio. And the phone is finally here. Let’s look at the Poco X3 Pro in more detail, including its specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.

Poco X3 Pro Overview:

Design and Display

The phone features a 6.67-inch FHD+ DotDisplay. The display still uses an LCD panel which is kind of a bummer given that the Redmi Note 10 series came with an AMOLED panel. Moving on, you do get a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The typical brightness is listed at 450 nits. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Other features include HDR10 certification, Sunlight display, and Reading Mode 2.0.

Poco X3 Pro Color Options

On the back, the design looks unchanged from the vanilla Poco X3. However, it now has anti-fingerprint textures. The 3D curved panel is available in three color options – Phantom Black, Frost Blue, and Metal Bronze.

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Performance

For the #PROformance, Poco has gone with the Snapdragon 860 chipset that was announced alongside the device. The chipset features eight Kryo 480 CPU cores with the Prime core clocked at 2.96GHz. The graphics are handled by Adreno 640 GPU. Thus, the new chipset is very similar to the Snapdragon 855+.

According to the company, the chipset can attain a 419,412 AnTuTu v8 score. Thus, it is 52% better than the Snapdragon 765G. Similarly, the improved AI engine is capable of operating 7.6 TOPS compared to SD 855’s 7 TOPS.

Poco X3 Pro - Performance

The phone also has the LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus. It uses a copper heat pipe and multiple Graphite layers that help to reduce the temperature of the phone.

Poco X3 Pro is available in two memory configurations – 6/128GB and 8/256GB. Irrespective of the variant, you will be getting LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage. The phone also ships with MIUI 12 (for Poco) based on Android 11 out-of-the-box.

Camera

In terms of cameras, the phone features a quad-camera setup on the back. Interestingly, the primary camera now uses a 48MP sensor. The vanilla Poco X3 had a 64MP sensor. There is an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree Field of View. Poco has added two additional 2MP sensors to make up the numbers.

Talking about camera features, you now get Night mode support on the Ultra-wide sensor. Similarly, the phone supports Dual Video, Video clone, and Long exposures.

On the front, there is a 20MP (f/2.2) selfie camera as in the vanilla X3. It also comes with a dedicated Night mode.

Rest of the specs

X3 Pro packs in a massive 5160mAh battery. Poco is including a 33W charger in the box. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics. The phone supports Bluetooth 5.0 and WI-Fi 5. NFC connectivity will be available in select regions. Other features include IR Blaster, stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, and Z-axis linear motor.

Poco X3 Pro Specifications:

  • Body: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm, 215 gm
  • Display: 6.67-inches IPS LCD panel, 395PPI, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 6
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 4G (7nm)
  • RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 for Poco on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 48MP primary sensor
    – 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens
    – 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
    – 2MP f/2.4 macro lens
    – LED flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP f/2.2 sensor (punch-hole)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, dual stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC (select region), 4G LTE
  • Battery: 5160mAh with 33W fast charging

Poco X3 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

Poco X3 Pro will be available from March 24 in the European market where its price is EUR 249 and EUR 299 for the 6/128GB and 8/256GB variant, respectively. Additionally, the early-bird offer discounts EUR 50 on both models. We expect the price of Poco X3 Pro in Nepal to start at around NPR 38,000 when it launches later on.

Poco X3 Pro Price in Europe Price in Nepal (Expected)
6/128GB EUR 249 NPR 38,000
8/256GB EUR 299 NPR 45,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Poco X3.