Xiaomi’s Poco sub-brand has actually announced its newest phone, the Poco X3 NFC. As you may have thought from the addition of “NFC” in the name of the phone itself, this is not a device targeting a typical flagship audience. However like other current Poco phones, the X3 NFC looks to be a strong proposition from a price-performance perspective.
This is not a subtle phone, even prior to you get to the giant glossy “POCO” logo design on the plastic back. It’s huge and chunky at 9.4 mm thick and 215 g, with a big camera bump– but that’s just what you get when you make a phone with a huge screen, a big battery, and a lot of electronic cameras.
The screen is a 6.67- inch 1080 p panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It’s an LCD, which implies it’s not rather as contrasty as the OLED screens common in even mid-range devices nowadays, and the panel option likewise means the fingerprint sensing unit is on the sleep/wake button instead of incorporated into the display screen. It doesn’t look bad, however– it’s sharper than an equivalently sized 1080 p OLED, and the 120 Hz refresh rate is typically only discovered on far more costly phones.
The Poco X3 NFC is the very first phone to utilize Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 732 G processor, a speed-bumped variation of the 730 G discovered on Google’s Pixel 4A.
The video camera selection includes a 64- megapixel Sony IMX682 main sensing unit, a 13- megapixel ultrawide, and 2-megapixel sensors for macro and depth performance that are mostly just there to make the phone appear like it has four video cameras. The selfie electronic camera is 20 megapixels and housed in a hole-punch display screen cutout.
The battery is 5,160 mAh and can be fast-charged over USB-C at 33 W. Xiaomi declares more than two days of regular usage, plus the capability to get a full charge in 65 minutes or 62 percent in half an hour. And NFC, of course.
The Poco X3 NFC is going on sale in Europe today for EUR199(~$235) for a design with 64 GB of storage, or EUR249($295) for 128 GB of storage. Still, even at the routine costs this is likely to be one of the better-value phones you’ll discover in its sector.