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Announcement. POCO X3 Pro - half a million parrots for $ 199

Well done, Xiaomi. They work competently.The newly announced Poco X3 Pro is the direct heir to the Poco X3 NFC smartphone, which was launched in the fall of 2020. Since Poco X3 NFC “took off”, then it's a sin not to continue bending the line. So you can't tell the appearance either. And for most of the characteristics - complete equality.


Poco X3 Pro

Interesting with the chipset. The Poco X3 NFC has it fresh and good, but not particularly powerful. Snapdragon 732G - just under three hundred thousand AnTuTu points.


Poco X3 NFC

And Poco X3 Pro is the world's first smartphone withthe Snapdragon 860 chipset. But what is the Snapdragon 860? This is the "renamed" flagship Snapdragon 855+ of the 2019 sample. These two chips are so close that Qualcomm didn't even start a separate page for the 860 on its website. Just updated the ancestor page.

So what about the performance? Poco X3 Pro has already fallen into the hands of reviewers, there are first tests. As expected, we have in the region of 475 thousand points. Compared to the Poco X3 NFC, the gain is very significant.

Given that the rest of the characteristics are almost the same, it would be logical to assume that the beginner will be more expensive. Ironically, this is not the case.

The lowest price I can see for Poco X3 NFC 6 + 128GB on AliExpress now is $ 269 (₽20,400).

Early Bird Starting Price for Poco X3 Pro6 + 128 GB - $ 199 (₽15,100). Version 8 + 256 GB is expected to be more expensive, $ 249 (₽18,900). The prices, of course, are on sale. “Permanent” $ 50 more. Sales start on April 1st. It might make sense to take a walk and put the device in the basket.

What could be the catch? Maybe in the cells?

Frontal, it seems, are the same.20 MP both here and there. The main blocks are quadro. A classic set of main camera, wide-angle, macro and depth sensor. And - attention - the old Poco X3 NFC has more megapixels. 64 + 13 + 2 + 2 MP. At Poco X3 Pro, the set looks more modest, 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP. On the other hand, Pro has more powerful hardware, which gives more possibilities for processing photos ... I don't know. Will watch. There are already several reviews and first glances on the Poco X3 Pro, but there is no comparison with the Poco X3 NFC yet. As usual, I will collect reviews. Visit the Poco X3 Pro page on our website in a couple of days. Perhaps something will already appear.

Poco X3 Pro first reviews (in English)

  • Pocket-lint: Poco X3 Pro preview: Is bigger better?
  • Gizmochina: Poco X3 Pro Review: Snapdragon 860 takes performance to the next level
  • TrustedReviews: Poco X3 Pro Review

Briefly about the rest of the characteristics of the Poco X3 Pro.

Memory, as you could already understand, is enough. 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of storage. There is support for memory cards, but the tray is hybrid.

Huge screen with a diagonal of 6.67 ″ and a resolution of 1080 × 2400 (395 ppi). The matrix is ​​“just” IPS, but the refresh rate is increased, up to 120 Hz.

The battery is fine. The capacity is large - 5160 mAh. Fast charging - 33 W.

The word NFC was removed from the model name.But the module itself, fortunately, was left. The human audio output is also in place. Wi-Fi fifth, Type-C available. The fingerprint scanner is in its rightful place in the power button. Things are good. It seems so far so good ...

Main characteristics of Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro

Screen S-IPS, 6.67 ″, 1080 × 2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 860
2.96 GHz, 1 x Kryo 485 Gold (Cortex-A76), 3 x Kryo 485 Gold (Cortex-A76), 4 x Kryo 485 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 640
Memory 6-8 GB RAM, 128-256 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, hybrid slot, LPDDR4X, UFS 3.1
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 5160 mAh, fast charge 33.00 W
Dimensions165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight215 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 48 MP, f / 1.79, 1 / 2.00 ″, 0.80μm, [email protected], [email protected]

- 8 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 119 °

- 2 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 4 cm

- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4
front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.2, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 11, MIUI 12 based on POCO
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

Main characteristics of Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

Screen S-IPS, 6.67 ″, 1080 × 2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 5
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 732G
2.3 GHz, 2 x Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76), 6 x Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 618
Memory 6 GB RAM, ROM 64–128 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, hybrid slot, LPDDR4X, UFS2.1
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 5160 mAh, fast charge 33.00 W
Dimensions165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight215 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f / 1.89, 1 / 1.73 ″, 0.80μm, Sony IMX682, [email protected]

- 13 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 119 °

- 2 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 1.75μm, 4 cm

- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4, 1.75μm
front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.2, 0.80μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, MIUI 12 for POCO, POCO Launcher 2.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov