Xiaomi has announced today the Poco X3 NFC which is the most interesting midrange phone at its price.
The roughly $300 phone has a 120Hz screen, which is a feature we see on smartphones three times its price. Ridiculous name aside, this is the selling point of the Poco X3 NFC and it is quite the claim.
The screen is a full HD+ “Dot Display” wot 120Hz and 240Hz touch sampling rate. This should promise a very smooth experience compared to the 60hz panels at this price. It also has a dynamic switch function to let it cycle between 50,60, 90 and 120Hz to save power.
Ignoring the NFC tag on the name, the Poco X3 has pretty solid features. It has the Snapdragon 732G with 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. They also boasts its cooling capabilities with an enlarged copper heat pipe and multiple layers of graphite.
The Poco X3 has a lot of megapixels for $300. At the front, we have a 2OMP camera with a f/2.2 lens. The back features the main 64MP sensor with a f/1.89 lens, a 13MP ultra wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. It can shoot 4K video upto 30fps.
The other feature i’m happy to see on this phone is the speakers. It has a dual stereo speaker system which is grade and they claim they are ‘flagship grade.’ Stereo speakers make media consumption so much better and it is great to to see that here.
The phone also packs a huge 5,160mAh battery which can be charged quickly using a 33W charger. They claim it can be charged to 100% in 65 minutes or upto 62% in 30 minutes.
The weirdest feature hype ever
The other bit that Xiaomi hyped about this phone was its NFC capabilities which was weird. Xiaomi sas its NFC is 33% more responsive than most flagships, which is something I’ve never heard being boasted about. That could be useful for those people who use NFC a lot on their phones.
The Poco X3 starts at around $270 for the 6GB/64GB model and roughly $300 for the 6GB/128GB model. That’s a very competitive price for a phone with a 120Hz screen, huge battery and all those megapixels.
Consequently, this will lead the sub $300 market to pull up their pants to compete and we love to see it.