After all the anticipation over the past couple of months, POCO is finally back with two really attractive smartphones in the global market – POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro. As we expected, the POCO F3 comes with nearly identical specs sheet as the Redmi K40, while the POCO X3 Pro is a slightly upgraded model of the POCO X3 NFC.
Starting with the highest-end model, we have the POCO F3 which is backed by an octa-core Snapdragon 870 chipset which aim to deliver a flagship performance at an affordable price point.
The POCO F3 builds around a 6.67” AMOLED display which boasts a FHD+ screen resolution, and carries support for DCI-P3 color space and HDR10+. To sweeten the deal, it also brings along an ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate along with an impressive 360Hz touch sampling rate which is great for mobile gaming.
In the camera department, the POCO F3 arrives with a triple-camera setup lead by a 48 megapixels primary shooter along with an 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera and a 5 megapixels telephoto camera. Upfront, there’s also a 20 megapixels camera for selfie and video-calling purposes.
Moving on, the POCO F3 also features a power dual speakers system with Dolby Atmos, as well as Hi-Res Audio and wireless Hi-Res Audio support. It also boasts several gaming-centric enhancements including Game Turbo 4.0 software optimization and a X-axis linear motor.
The device is fitted with a respectable 4,520mAh battery which carries support for 33W fast-charging which is capable of delivering a full charge within a short span of 52 minutes.
For those who’re interested, the POCO F3 is available in a trio of colors including Arctic White, Night Black and Deep Ocean Blue. The device is priced at S$549 (Singapore)/ 349 Euro and S$599 (Singapore)/ 399 Euro respectively for its 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants.
POCO X3 Pro
Next, we also have the POCO X3 Pro that’s probably one of the most powerful smartphone within its price segment. Unlike last year’s POCO X3 NFC, the new POCO X3 Pro is driven by a more powerful Snapdragon 860 chipset.
The POCO X3 Pro sports a a 6.67” FHD+ LCD display that offers an ultra smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, as well as 450 nits peak brightness. It also has a 20 megapixels selfie camera and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
For photography, the POCO X3 Pro relies on a quad-camera setup which include a 48 megapixels primary shooter, an 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as a pair of 2 megapixels sensors for macro and depth information.
To bring its users a more immersive entertainment experience, the POCO X3 Pro comes with a dual speakers with Hi-Res Audio certification. Its also equipped with a Z-axis linear motor for improved haptic feedback.
To keep its lights on, the POCO X3 Pro draws power from a huge 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. Aside from that, other notable features also include the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, as well as NFC support.
The POCO X3 Pro is priced at S$399 (Singapore)/ 249 Euros (Global) and S$449 (Singapore)/ 299 Euros (Global) respectively for its 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants.