Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC with 5160mAh battery announced at $235

by Johnson Daniel

Xiaomi’s Poco sub-brand has announced its latest phone, the Poco X3 NFC. As you might have guessed from the inclusion of “NFC” in the name of the phone itself, this is not a device targeting a typical flagship audience. However, it still doesn’t imply that the device isn’t suited to be a strong proposition from a price-performance standpoint.Xioami Poco X3 NFC with 5160mAh battery announced at $235

The Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC smartphone is significant as it houses a giant 6.67″ LCD with a refresh rate of 120Hz and an FHD+ resolution having a 20:9 ratio. Still, on the screen display, it receives protection from a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. At the top of the screen is a punch-hole cutout which houses the 20MP f/2.2 selfie camera which comes with pixel binning.

Moving onto the back of the Poco X3 NFC, there’s a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP main shooter which features a Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.73 aperture and 6P lens, a 13 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle cam with 119-degree Field of View, a 2MP f/2.4 macro shooter and another 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor for portrait shots.

The Poco X3 NFC is the first phone to use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 732G processor however, it is available in two variants with both having 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage capacity with the option to expand using a microSD slot.

The battery is 5,160mAh and can be fast-charged over USB-C at 33W. Xiaomi claims more than two days of regular usage, plus the ability to get a full charge in 65 minutes or 62 percent in half an hour. Other features include decent-sounding stereo speakers, reasonably good haptics, and a headphone jack, and NFC, of course.

The Poco X3 NFC will be available in two colours, Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue and is going on sale in Europe today for €199 ($235) for a model with 64GB of storage, or €249 ($295) for 128GB of storage. That’s the launch pricing for an unspecified period of time, however — the MSRP is €229 ($270) and €269 ($320). Still, even at the regular prices this is likely to be one of the better-value phones you’ll find in its segment.

Poco X3 NFC specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2020, September 07
Status Available. Released 2020, September 08
BODY Dimensions 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in)
Weight 215 g (7.58 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame, plastic back
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP53 splash-proof
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR10
120Hz refresh rate
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
PLATFORM OS Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
UFS 2.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 64 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
Features HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
24-bit/192kHz audio
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Type Li-Po 5160 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 33W, 62% in 30 min, 100% in 65 min (advertised)
MISC Colors Cobalt Blue, Shadow Gray
Models M2007J20CG, M2007J20CT
Price $ 235

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