POCO Nepal has launched a new mid range phone smartphone in the market. This is the new POCO X3 NFC, and it is an exciting phone. The phone comes at a very competitive price and offers lots of features. It is a mid-range smartphone and offers features such as a high refresh rate screen, quad cameras, big battery, fast charging, water and dust resistance. X3 NFC is the new launch after budget-oriented Poco C3 and Poco M2. The X3 NFC is at a whole different level with an IP53 rating, 240 Hz touch sampling, and liquid cooling.
Poco X3 comes with features that are catered toward humble gamers. There are features that make it powerful and responsive. This means there is a new faster processor, a high refresh rate screen, better cooling, and a bigger battery. X3 NFC packs hardware set that makes it a better mid-range smartphone. There is also a good set of back camera that is capable of taking high-resolution photos and videos. So, let us discuss the hardware and features of this phone in detail.
POCO X3 NFC Specifications and Overview
- Display: 6.67 Inches IPS LCD Panel
- Resolution: 1080×2400
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (Octa-Core)
- CPU Details: 2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold Dual-Core and 1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver Hexa-Core Sets
- GPU: Adreno 618
- Memory: 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 64/128 GB UFS 2.1 Internal, Memory SD card support
- Battery: 5160 mAh Lithium Polymer
- Charging Rate: 33W
- Back Camera: 4 modules
- 64 Megapixel with f/1.9 aperture (Wide)
- 13 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture (Ultrawide with 119˚ FoV)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Macro)
- 2 Megapixel with f/2.4 aperture (Depth)
- Front Camera: 20 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
- OS: Android 10 (MIUI 12)
- Connectivity: USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Design and Build
POCO X3 NFC has a polycarbonate body with premium looking design. On the front side, there is a big 6.67″ screen with a hole punch. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. This means it is tough and has good protection. The bezel of all sides are thin, and there is just a small chin. The screen has a small hole-punch that houses a selfie camera. Volume rocker and fingerprint scanner are on the side of the phone. Similarly, the headphone jack and USB port are on the bottom side.
On the backside, there are four cameras with LED flash in a circular looking layout. It is a design that is polarizing because many people have different opinions. For people who just need performance and camera power, it is good as it can be. Poco X3 has a dual stereo speaker system, and it also has IP53 water and dust resistance rating.
Processor, Memory, Storage and Battery
Under the hood, Poco X3 uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor with 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM. It is one of the first smartphones to have this processor. The Snapdragon 732G has an octa-core Kryo 470 CPU and Adreno 618 elite gaming series GPU. It brings performance uplifts compared to older 730G. This is a smartphone targeting gamers. Therefore, we can find Game Turbo 3.0 and LiquidCool technology 1.0 plus features. There are copper heat pipes and multi-layer graphite for dissipating heat. For storage, there is 128 GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage and support for an external SD card.
On the backside, there is a big 5160 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. According to the advertisement, it can charge up to 100% in 65 minutes. This big battery can give good long duration gameplay, video playback, social media browsing, and web surfing. The company claims to provide 10 hours of gameplay and 17 hours of video playback. However, it all depends on video resolution, game settings, quality, and refresh rate. So the performance can vary widely for different scenarios.
Display and Cameras
Poco X3 NFC has a brilliant 6.67″ IPS LCD screen with 1080×2400 resolution at 20:9 aspect ratio. It has HDR10 support, which means it can play HDR content from YouTube, Netflix, and other sources. One of the best things we get with the X3 NFC is the 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling rate. This gives a smooth and faster experience to the users. There is a Dynamic Switch feature, which helps change the refresh rate according to the task and content. If the games are made for a high frame rate and refresh rate, the screen will give a higher refresh rate. If you are consuming content for 60 Hz or below, it will set accordingly. These features are actually found in flagship phones, and we can find this in POCO X3. The Dynamic Switch actually helps to save battery by a big margin.
On the front side, there is a small hole punch with a 20 MP camera that can shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps. Similarly, on the backside, Poco X3 has four cameras. First one is 64 MP Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. Second is a 13 MP ultrawide camera with a 119˚ field of view. Third one is a 2 MP macro sensor, and the fourth one is a 2 MP depth-sensing camera. This rear camera setup is capable of taking high-resolution photos and recording videos at 4K 30 fps, 1080p 120 fps, and 720p 960 fps. There is gyro-EIS and modes like pro mode, slow motion, AI Skyscaping 3.0, Night Mode, ShootSteady video, and Vlog mode.
Poco X3 NFC Price in Nepal
There are two color options of X3 available in Nepal. They are Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue. There is only one storage and memory option available, and that is the 6/128 GB option. POCO X3 NFC price in Nepal is Rs 31,999 for the 6/128 GB version. It is available for purchase from 23rd December 2020 all across Nepal.