Poco has explicitly borrowed the concept from the X3 to save money, which we don’t mind. The phone appears to be similar to the non-pro model in every way. It has a huge circular camera house with large Poco branding on the back. The front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, as opposed to GG5 on the X3. However, the back is also made of plastic. The middle stripe on the back has a textured finish.
The display on the unit is a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz adaptive IPS LCD with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Yes, unlike the Redmi Note 10 Pro, this is not an AMOLED display. They may have gone for an AMOLED display, but it would have been more expensive and would have been overkill for the Redmi Note 10 Pro. That’s what we get in the Poco X3 Pro in the end.
The most significant improvement in the Pro version is in terms of results. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 860 4G processor powers the phone. Snapdragon 855 is an upgraded version of the 2019 flagship. It is an octa-core CPU with 12.96 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 32.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 41.78 GHz Kryo 485 Silver configuration, manufactured on a 7nm manufacturing process. To give you an idea of its capabilities, Antutu V8 gave it a score of 4,91,412. Wide graphite plates and liquid cooling copper heat pipes are featured on the X3 Pro. That would be ideal for gaming, such as playing PUBG Mobile and other high-end games at their highest settings. The argument is backed up by the strong Adreno 640 GPU.
In terms of RAM/ROM configurations, the phone has 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage, which is extremely uncommon for a handset in this price range.
On the camera side, there’s a bit of a twist. The 48MP key sensor replaces the 64MP sensor on the X3 Pro. There’s an 8MP ultra-wide lens, as well as two less-than-effective 2MP sensors for macro and depth photography. Although the megapixel count has been reduced, the image processing and algorithm of the Snapdragon 860 is more capable than that of the X3. Who knows, the outcome could surprise us.
A 20MP front-facing camera is located on the hole punch cutout on the front.
The battery on the phone is 5,160mAh with 33W fast charging support. It comes with IP53 water/dust/splash resistance. There is a fingerprint scanner at the power button, in addition to face unlock. The phone runs on MIUI 12 based on POCO launcher. It does have 3.5mm headphone jack port. X3 Pro also comes with Widevine L1 certification for streaming Netflix and online movies in HD.
|Dimensions & Weight||165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), Aluminum frame, plastic back|
|Display||IPS LCD 6.67 inches (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
20:9 aspect ratio (~395 ppi density)
450 nits (typ)
120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
Mid-punch Hole cutout
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7 nm)|
1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485 Silver
Adreno 640 GPU
|Storage||128GB/256GB UFS 3.1|
|Battery and Charging||5160mAH|
33W Flash Charge
USB Type-C port
|Rear Camera||Quad Camera|
8MP, f/2.2, FOV 119° (ultra-wide)
2MP f/2.4 (depth)
2MP f/2.4 (macro)
Dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama
4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
|Front Camera||20MP, f/2.2|
|Operating System||Poco, Android 11|
Z-Axis vibration motor
Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
|Other Features||Wi-Fi Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo loud speakers
|Colors||Phantom Black, Metal Bronze, Frost Blue|
Poco X3 Pro Price in Nepal
The Poco X3 Pro costs NPR. 31,999 for the 6GB/128GB model and NPR. 36,999 for the 8GB/256GB model. It’s available for purchase in all Xiaomi and Poco approved showrooms, as well as online.
|Model Name||Variant||Price In Nepal|
|Poco X3 Pro||6GB+128GB||NPR. 31,999|
|Poco X3 Pro||8GB+265GB||NPR. 36,999|
In terms of pricing, we believe Poco Nepal has nailed it. It is much less expensive than the Redmi Note 10 Pro, which was only released a few days ago. The X3 Pro is easily the best phone in the price range, with a top-notch processor, good cameras, a large battery, a 120Hz display, and very reasonable pricing. We can’t wait to see the full overview of the phone so you can get a better idea of what it’s like to use it. So stay tuned for it, and once we get our hands on the phone, don’t forget to follow us on social media, like YouTube, for a full analysis.