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Review of the Poco X3 NFC could this be the best Value for under £200

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The Poco X3 NFC is definitely not aiming for any top model position, with the specs, it’s a great mid-range smartphone but could it be the best value smartphone for the price for this year (2020).

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With a big “POCO” logo found on the plastic back of the phone

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Specs

Poco’s newest device is a little big compared to other brands, at 9.4mm thick with a total weight of 215 grams, the Poco X3 NFC also comes with a big camera bump.

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Phone mics and IR blaster (It means you can control a TV or other electronic appliances using your mobile)

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Power button which is also the fingerprint sensor and the volume buttons

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bottom speaker and USB type C port and a 3.5mm audio jack

The Poco X3 NFC has a great size LCD display that measures 6.67 inches, at 1080p resolution, with a lovely refresh rate of 120Hz. This feature is only often found on higher-end and more expensive models.

Also, the Poco X3 NFC is also the first smartphone, to use the new Snapdragon 732G processor from Qualcomm. It supports LTE but not 5G.

The Poco X3 NFC has RAM 6GB at that, aside from having expandable storage via a microSD card slot, you can choose between 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage.

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With a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 primary camera, 2-megapixel shooters for depth detection and macro, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens. The 20-megapixel front camera in the middle of the edge of the Poco X3 NFC via a hole-punch display.

The Poco X3 NFC has a whopping 5,160mAh battery. It supports fast charging over USB-C at 33W. The manufacturer claims at least two days of regular use. Its fast-charging capability also allows the phone to be fully charged in 65 minutes.

Also, the smartphone features stereo speakers that are good, a headphone jack.

Camera Specs

Main camera
Matrix 64 megapixels
Photo Resolution 9248 x 6920
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording Up to 30 frames / s
1080p video recording Up to 120 frames / s
Slow-motion 960 fps (720p)
Wide-angle lens 119 °
Number of lenses 4 (64 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP)
Main lens – 64 MP
– Aperture: f / 1.9
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1 / 1.73 “, Sony IMX682 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
– Phase detection autofocus
Ultra wide-angle lens – 13 MP
– Aperture: f / 2.2
– Pixel size: 1 micron
Macro lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f / 2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 microns
Time-of-flight lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f / 2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 microns
Features: – Bokeh Effect
– Pro Mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 20 megapixels
Aperture f / 2.2
Pixel size 0.8 micron
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1 / 3.4 “
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) @ 30 FPS

Now the camera consists of four lenses, there is no telephoto zoom lens, with a great 64-megapixel with good aperture, a decent ultra-wide-angle 13 MP and even macro.

Camera Samples

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Sound

The speakers high-quality stereo sound, there is a separate 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is a serious advantage among many other models lacking this connector.

Battery Life

For battery life, the POCO was able to go 13 hours and 16 minutes on a YouTube video loop test plus, so you can comfortably do a day and a half with moderate use at 120Hz,The 5160mAh battery definitely was a good call.

Gaming

I had no problems gaming with the Poco X3 NFC from testing Fortnite that was running between 26 to 30fps, also tested PUBG with no problems at all and other mobile games all played with no worries at all.

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PUBG automatic settings using the Poco X3 NFC

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Just one more player to find…

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Winner winner chicken dinner

 

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Pricing

Poco X3 NFC and also Mi.com now on sale for £199 for the 64GB model, with the 128GB variant, will cost you £229 at the moment with the normal price will be £249.

Advantages

  • Great IPS panel with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 support
  • A camera with serious functionality
  • Charges quickly with included power adapter
  • IP53 splash-proof housing
  • Great speakers

Disadvantages

  • Plastic back cover scratches quickly

For me, the Poco X3 NFC is so far best smartphone you can get for under £200 so far this year, with great sound from the stereo speakers on the device to the amazing battery life.

Score 4.4/5 from TNC

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