Xiaomi Poco X3 Released With Massive Battery And 120Hz Screen For Rs. 42,000, too good to be true?
Abdul Basit Humayun
Released last month, Xiaomi’s Poco sub-brand has arrived at a value that seems scary good for the midrange market.
Unveiled at a virtual launch, it immediately hooked gamers with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, liquid cooling, and stereo speakers that promise an immersive and seamless experience. The first to have his processor onboard, benchmarks have it perform considerably better than chipsets offered in phones of this price range (even better than the Pixel 4A).
The main hook in this phone is the gorgeous IPS LCD Panel with the trim punch hole that allows maximum screen to body ratio. At 450 nits of brightness, it offers remarkable HDR and wide gamut colors but does suffer from some backlight flickering at random intervals when displaying at peak intensity.
Once I saw the 120Hz screen gliding through my Twitter Feed, I was hooked, and you’ll also probably also never be able to go back to 30Hz phones after seeing this display in action. Adaptive display refresh rates ensure that all this 120Hz awesomeness doesn’t leave your battery in awe too as it’ll switch to 90 or 60Hz, depending on the app you’re using at that time. This allows your 5160 mAH battery to last for even more than 2 days of typical usage while the 33W charging boosts the phone from 0-58% in only 30 minutes.
The phone has a robust build and is a snug fit in the hand due to its 6.67-inch screen and plastic back, which boldly features the POCO brand in huge font. The size of this logo is polarizing because most people will either love or hate the placement of the brand so brazenly. Featured also on the back is the quad camera setup with a 64MP main, 2MP macro, 13MPwide, and 2MP depth sensors. This phone also probably has the most unique number of modes and filters I’ve seen: Vlogging, Bokeh, Ultra-wide, Pro, and more.
Scoring 2,622 in 3DMark’s Sling Shot Extreme test and 2,437 with the Vulkan graphics API, the GPU is also performing at a flagship-phone level and games like Fortnite or PUBG are a delight to play on this large screen. Also notable is the IR blaster that is very helpful in controlling AC’s, TV’s, and other household appliances, yet most phones nowadays don’t have this feature due to constraint of the phone’s dimensions.
After reading all this, you might still be looking for cons in the phones but (spoiler alert!) there aren’t any major flaws in this phone worth your hesitation, making the POCO X3 a must-buy phone for 2020.
120 Hz Screen Thickness and Weight
64MP Camera Plastic Back
Snapdragon 732G Camera Contrast
5160 mAH Battery