Xiaomi is no stranger to the cheap phone market – in fact, that’s mainly what it’s known for – but its affordable phones usually come under the Redmi label. Now the company has a new phone, not from Redmi but from its Pocophone line, and it looks like a contender for our list of the best affordable handsets.
The new POCO X3 NFC is the company’s latest mid-range smartphone and it features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with 3.8mm, punch-hole screen, 120Hz refresh rate with Dynamic switching between 120Hz, 90Hz, 60Hz or 50Hz and has 240Hz touch sampling rate.
It has four rear cameras led by a 64MP main snapper, a mid-range Snapdragon 732G chipset, 6GB of RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. It comes with liquid cooling 1.0 Plus with copper heat pipe and dual graphite to reduce the temperature by up to 6° C, and runs Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top.
It is housed by a 5160mAh battery capacity with 33W fast charging that can charge up to 62% in 30 minute and up to 100% in 65 minutes.
Highlight Specification of POCO X3 NFC
Display: 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, Corning Gorilla 5 protection
Chipset: Octa Core (2.3GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa Kryo 470 CPUs) Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
RAM + ROM: 6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB
Operating System: Android 10 with MIUI 12
SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
Cameras: 64MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX682 sensor, 13MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm, 2MP depth and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with 1.75μm;20MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
Sensor: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers
Splash resistant (IP53)
Dimensions: 165.3×76.8×9.4mm; Weight: 215g
Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
Battery: 5160mAh battery with 33W fast charging
The Poco X3 NFC will come in either Shadow Gray or Cobalt Blue and will cost just
US $199 for 6GB + 64GB version (For early bird)
US $249 for 6GB + 128GB version (for early bird)
Availability begins today, September 8, will continue through September 11, and early bird units will be even cheaper – €199 or €249, depending on the storage.
You can buy it here