In February this year, Poco made a return to the smartphone market after a gap of over a year. The phone that the company launched on its return was the Poco X2 which started at Rs 15,999 in India at the time of its launch. Today, Poco launched the successor in India, i.e., the Poco X3. It is worth mentioing that the phone is already official globally.
While we were expecting Poco to keep the starting price of X3 around Rs 20,000 in India, the company surprised everyone by keeping the starting price Rs 16,999 which is even lower than the starting price of Poco X2 currently in India.
Unlike the Poco X2 which was a rebrand of Redmi K30 4G, the Poco X3 is not a rebrand at all. Design-wise, the phone is completely different from the X2. There is a single hole-punch cutout on the front & this time, it is placed in the middle. On the back, there is now a new design for the Quad camera setup. The Poco branding on the rear is also huge this time.
The fingerprint scanner is on the right side & the phone has a USB Type-C port as well as the 3.5mm headphone jack. A welcome addition this time is the stereo speaker setup, so there is a primary speaker on the bottom & the secondary speaker is placed on the top.
There is IP53 Splash Proof protection & on the front, the Poco X3 has Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Talking about the front, there is a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate, so the display panel remains the same as the Poco X2. The chipset is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G which is currently the fastest non-5G Snapdragon 700-series chipset. There is either 6GB or 8GB RAM along with 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Unlike the Poco X2 that has the Sony IMX686 sensor, the Poco X3 comes with a slightly downgraded Sony IMX682 sensor. It is paired with a 13 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2 Megapixel Macro camera & a 2 Megapixel Depth sensor. On the front, there is a 20 Megapixel camera for selfies.
Poco X3 comes with a massive 6,000mAh battery with 33W Charging so compared to the global variant, there is a bigger battery in the Indian variant. Also, there is no NFC support for the Indian variant.