The number of 5G phones is increasing in the Nepali market. NTA is also paving the way for the start of 5G trials in Nepal. In the meantime, POCO has launched its M3 Pro in Nepal. This is a budget range smartphone that challenges a lot of phones under the Rs 25,000 price bracket. POCO M3 Pro comes with a high refresh rate screen, Mediatek SoC, triple back cameras, and a new design.
POCO smartphones are known for the performance they give for the price. This time the company has launched another interesting product. POCO has launched M3 Pro 5G in the budget segment. This can be taken as the start of 5G smartphones in budget. Almost all manufacturers only have 4G LTE models at this price range. Therefore POCO M3 Pro is quite an interesting product. So let us discuss the specifications, price, and details on this smartphone.
POCO M3 Pro 5G Specification and Overview
- Display: 6.5 Inches IPS LCD Dot Display
- Resolution: 1080×2400
- Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 dual-core and 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 Hexa-Core sets
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- Memory: 4/6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 64/128 UFS2.2 Internal, up to 1 TB SD card support
- Battery: 5000 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 18W Fast Charge
- Back Camera: 3 Modules
- 48 Megapixel with f/1.9 aperture (PDAF, Wide)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Macro)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Depth)
- Front Camera: 8 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture
- OS: Android 11 (MIUI 12)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster
- Sensors: Side Mounted fingerprint scanner, Compass, Accelerometer, Gyrosensor
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Build and Design
The M3 Pro has a plastic body with a 3D curved back and glossy finish. It has a dimension of 61.8 x 75.3 mm with 8.9 mm thickness and 190 g weight. The body and specs are similar to Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G. However, the color, camera island, and branding are different on M3 Pro. This phone has a big screen at the front with a hole punch at the top. The speaker grill is between the screen and top of the frame. On the right side, there is the volume rocker and power button with a fingerprint scanner. Similarly, on the left side, there is a SIM card and SD card slot.
Poco M3 Pro is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 700 processor which has Mali-G57 GPU. This GPU has 60% improvement in machine learning and 30% improvement in energy efficiency. The Dimensity 700 chipset is paired with 4 or 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage. This is a new generation chipset with a 5G modem and faster storage. Therefore this phone supports 12 bands and carrier aggregation. But this phone does have support for 4G SIM. So there is no need to worry about support. The M3 Pro comes with a 5000 mAh battery and 18W charging. The company’s website claims to have 2 days of battery life with ideal conditions. However, we know that those ideal conditions differ from real-life usage. From the software point, this smartphone runs MIUI 12 with Android 11 OS.
Display and Camera
The front side of the Poco M3 Pro has a 6.5″ IPS LCD DotDisplay. It has a respectable resolution of 1080×2400 with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The screen has a dynamic switch feature where refresh rate changes according to application. Therefore the screen can change its refresh rate from 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz, and 30Hz according to application and need. This massive screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is good to see a big screen with FHD+ resolution and a high refresh rate in the budget segment. There are few phones that give such a set of features at this price range.
On the top of the screen, there is a hole punch with an 8 MP front camera. This camera can shoot 1920×1080 videos at 30 fps. It has shooting modes such as AI Beautify, AI portrait, Movie frame, and AI Video Beautify. The backside of the phone has three cameras with LED flash on a giant camera island. The design is pretty catchy with different color patches and big POCO branding. Among the three sensors, firstly there is a 48 MP wide-angle camera with an f/1.8 aperture. Secondly, there is a 2 MP depth-sensing camera with an f/2.4 aperture and thirdly there is a 2 MP macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
The rear camera can take 1080p videos at 30 fps and slow-motion videos at 720p 120 fps. There are modes such as Night mode, AI camera 5.0, Movie frame, Video macro mode, and Time-lapse in the rear camera app. These modes help to achieve better results with some software improvements.
POCO M3 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
This phone is officially launched in the Nepali market. POCO M3 Pro is available in Yellow, Power Black, and Cool Blue color options. The POCO M3 Pro price in Nepal is Rs 23,999 for the 4/64 GB model. It is available for purchase through online and official retail outlets.