Xiaomi’s once sub-brand, now separate brand Poco made a name for itself by producing no-nonsense phones with all the right features for a very reasonable price.
Now, Poco’s back with a new phone, a sort-of-midrange Poco X3 NFC (why the NFC bit, which is near-ubiquitous on phones these days, was needed in the name eludes me), and it sounds pretty good on paper.
Yes, the Poco X3 NFC makes quite a few compromises: it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, an LCD display, there’s no 5G, and it starts at only 64GB storage.
But the rest of the specs scream good value. The 6.67-inch FHD+ display has a 240Hz touch sampling rate and a 120Hz refresh rate, a feat typically seen on very expensive flagships. The battery is a massive 5,160mAh cell with 33W fast charging (and yes, you get a 33W charger in the box). On the back, there’s a quad camera with a 64-megapixel, Sony IMX682 main sensor, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, you’ll find a 20-megapixel selfie camera, located in a punch-hole in the top middle of the display. Read more…