Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro Price in Nepal, Specifications, Features, Availability

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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro Price in Nepal. The Poco X3 Pro is a more powerful version of the X3 NFC from last year.

But is that enough to make it the finest budget phone this year?

PROS AND CONS

  • Exceptional performance
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 120Hz display
  • No 5G
  • Average camera
  • big and heavy

Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro full review

The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro is essentially an upgraded version of Xiaomi’s outstanding Poco X3 NFC, which was released in 2020. It’s nearly identical to that phone in terms of features, but it slightly rebalances them to include a more powerful processor and a few other changes, while sacrificing a little on the camera front.

The X3 NFC was our favorite cheap phone of 2020, and the Pro outperforms it in enough areas to make it a no-brainer.

It may be more divisive than its predecessor, digging down on its merits while failing to improve on its flaws. This phone is more powerful than ever, giving the finest performance you can get for the money, but rivals are generally thinner, lighter, and take better images.

Design & build

Aside from a fresh set of colors, the design of the X3 NFC has remained largely unchanged since its debut.

Unfortunately, this means that the X3 Pro has the same set of issues: it’s big, with a 6.67in display; it’s clunky, at 9.4mm thick and 215g; and it’s ugly, with an enormous Poco logo splashed on the backside.

But it’s not all horrible. The IP53 designation returns, providing the phone decent dust and water protection for a low-cost phone – even with a headphone jack – while an upgrade to Gorilla Glass 6 should improve the display’s durability. The phone’s chassis is still made of aluminum, with a plastic back — and this is one of the few phones that feels truly plasticky.

There are three different colors to choose from. Phantom Black (shown) is a black finish with faint blue and orange tones running through it, whereas Metal Bronze and Frost Blue are more straightforward.

Although the new finishes are appealing, the X3 Pro’s design remains its major flaw. It’s big, it’s thick, and it looks and feels cheap thanks to the Poco logo and plastic finish. It’s not bad, but there are better-looking phones in the same price range from Realme and Oppo — and even Xiaomi’s other phone lines.

Display

The screen is clearly a strong asset here, as long as you don’t mind the fact that it’s 6.67in in size.

This is an LCD panel, not an OLED, with a 2400×1080 FHD+ resolution. It does, however, offer a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch response rate, which will appeal to anyone who plays a lot of games on their phone.

Even better, the refresh rate can dynamically fluctuate between five settings, from 30Hz to 120Hz, allowing the screen to run a little slower to conserve battery power when necessary.

Poco x3 pro display

The colors are brilliant and the display is bright and dramatic. Although you won’t get the same level of contrast or color depth as an OLED display, the tradeoff for a faster refresh rate at this price is a wise one for the X3 Pro’s potential users. This is a choice that, like the rest of the phone, prioritizes pure performance and gaming capability over frills like professional-grade color fidelity.

Specs & performance

Now we’ll get to the guts of what makes the Poco X3 Pro special: the specifications.

The X3 Pro was revealed alongside its CPU, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, which made its premiere here. This is a beefed-up version of the Snapdragon 855, which powered the majority of the year’s top flagship phones.

You’d think it’d show its age after two years – and it does, to some extent, by only supporting 4G rather than 5G – but even older flagship silicon is still quicker than this year’s mid-range chips.

Camera

Speaking of cameras, they’re the one aspect of the Poco X3 Pro that differs significantly from the X3 NFC.

The back configuration is similar in general, although there are some differences in the details. You get four lenses, but two of them, a macro lens and a depth sensor, are both 2MP. The other two are a 48 megapixel main camera (down from 64 megapixels) and an 8 megapixel ultra-wide camera (down from 13Mp).

To be fair, the main camera isn’t horrible. The decreased resolution and smaller sensor size are partially offset by an increased f/1.8 aperture, and the pictures in daytime are actually rather good. There’s no optical image stabilization (OIS), so there’ll be some handshake, but the colors are vibrant, and the 48MP sensor can still capture a lot of detail.

The main camera’s inadequacies are revealed in low light, with washed-out colors and diminished detail and sharpness. Sure, the photos are still usable, but they aren’t quite as Instagram-ready as they once were. Even with Night Mode turned on, the results are still inferior to those of similar-priced phones.

The ultrawide is the most aggravating. Even in bright light, photos appear soft, with significantly less clarity and faded color when compared to the main lens. This only gets worse in low light, with white balance and exposure issues tossed in for good measure. This wide-angle camera, to be honest, stinks in low light.

The selfie shooter is similarly simple, but it does the job. With a resolution of 20 megapixels, it can capture highly detailed images, but the f/2.2 aperture and small sensor make it difficult to use outside of ideal lighting circumstances.

poco x3 pro camera

In terms of video, the rear cameras will shoot at 4K@30fps, while the front-facing cameras will shoot at 1080p@30fps. With no OIS on either, the video won’t be the smoothest or most stable, but it’ll suffice.

All of this is, of course, standard practice for low-cost phones. Outside in favorable light, the X3 Pro’s camera isn’t very adaptable, and performance drops quickly. But if all you need is a good point-and-shoot for your holiday photographs and Instagram stories, this will suffice. Just keep in mind that other inexpensive brands, such as Realme or Oppo, put a little more effort into their snappers.

Battery & charging

The 5160mAh battery is quite large, and it contributes to the total weight of the phone. Despite having the same battery capacity, it lasted a few hours less in tests than the X3 NFC – possibly due to the trade-off of a more power-hungry chipset.

Despite this, in real use, it has a very long lifespan. I’ve got two full days out of the phone between charges with modest use, and heavy users and games should have no trouble stretching it out to fill the day.

poco x3 pro battery-and-charging

The USB-C charging isn’t the fastest around at 33W, but it’s still very quick. 15 minutes was enough to recharge the phone by 28%, and half an hour gave me 58 percent – more than enough for a full day’s use based on my usage patterns.

There is no wireless charging, which is understandable given the price.

Software

The X3 Pro comes preloaded with Android 11 and Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 skin. Xiaomi hasn’t stated how many system updates the phone will receive, but given the company’s track record, it’s expected to get the next two Android versions.

There’s still a lot of variety among Android skins, and I have to say that MIUI is still one of my least favorite options. The bright, colorful UI makes it difficult to access system settings, and the structure is perplexing, so individual settings items never seem to be where you want them to be.

poco-x3-pro-Display-Design

There is plenty of adjustability after you figure out how everything works, but there are still some perplexing constraints. Drag alerts down to open apps in their own mini-tab on the screen using the ‘floating windows’ feature, for example. When you just want to open a notification, this is far too easy to activate; it’s far too tough to close the floating window and return to your previous task; and it’s frustratingly impossible to turn the feature off totally.

The bottom line is that this isn’t the best Android experience available, but that’s a question of personal preference. It also has the most recent software version installed, which should keep it functioning for another year or two.

Price & availability

The Poco X3 Pro starts at £229/€249 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but I recommend the £249/€249 model, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

On the official Xiaomi store and Amazon, both variants are already discounted, so you may save £20/€20 off the official price.

Poco x3 pro price in Nepal

It costs about the same as the X3 NFC, so it’s a no-brainer over that phone unless it’s significantly discounted. We’ve rounded together the greatest deals we’ve seen on both Poco X3 variants, so keep an eye on that page for the most up-to-date information. The Realme 8 or Oppo A9 are additional good possibilities at a comparable price, but check out our comprehensive budget phone list for more top picks.

Verdict

The Poco X3 Pro is a phone for Android gamers and power users on a budget, yet it may also appeal to people who want to go heavy on specs to ensure their phone is future-proofed.

If pure performance isn’t a concern, phones that are thinner and lighter with superior camera performance can be found for approximately the same price.

There isn’t a phone on the market right now that can match this pound for pound. It’s almost unbelievable that Xiaomi has managed to pack near-flagship processing power into one of the cheapest phones on the market.

Specification Summary

  • Body: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight: 215 g (7.58 oz)
  • Display: IPS LCD 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits
  • 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 6
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • Platform: MIUI 12 based on Android 11
  • Internal Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM UFS 3.1
  • Card Slot: MicroSCXC (shared SIM Slot)
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Front Camera: 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
  • Camera Features: HDR, panaroma
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Battery: Li-Po 5160 mAh, non-removable
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colors: Phantom Black, Frost Blue, Metal Bronze

Poco X3 Pro Price in Nepal: NRs 31,999 for 6GB+128GB | NRs 36999 for 8GB+256GB





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