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POCO M3

Release Date
3-Feb-21
Market Status
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Poco, the spin-off brand from Xiaomi, has been having a productive year thus far. With back-to-back launches under its belt, Poco has quickly filled in its ranks to go up against the likes of Oppo, Vivo, Realme and its own parent company, Xiaomi. Poco has now launched another smartphone under its M-series of smartphones, the Poco M3. The newest addition is packing in a lot of power inside.

POCO M3 Price in India

Poco M3 price in India is Rs. 10,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 11,999. Poco M3 stands as a great mid-range contender and is sure to get a stunning response from the market.

Starting Price
₹10,499
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Approx. Buyback Value
₹4,200
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6.53 inches
395 ppi, IPS LCD
Octa core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
6000 mAh
Li-Polymer, Fast Charging
48 MP
Triple, 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
4G
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Fingerprint
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PROS
  • Large screen size for entertainment consumption
  • Massive battery to last all day long
  • Fast internal storage
CONS
  • Older processor
  • Video output at lower frames and resolution
  • Might feel laggy at times

About the Mobile Phone

Poco M3 is boasting a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, triple camera setup, an octa-core processor and a massive battery to power it all. The design has some new and some old elements which will be discussed further below.

Pros:

  • Large screen size for entertainment consumption
  • Massive battery to last all day long
  • Fast internal storage

Cons:

  • Older processor
  • Video output at lower frames and resolution

Poco, the spin-off brand from Xiaomi, has been having a productive year thus far. With back-to-back launches under its belt, Poco has quickly filled in its ranks to go up against the likes of Oppo, Vivo, Realme and its own parent company, Xiaomi. Poco has now launched another smartphone under its M-series of smartphones, the Poco M3. The newest addition is packing in a lot of power inside.

POCO M3 Price in India

Poco M3 price in India is Rs. 10,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB + 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 11,999. Poco M3 stands as a great mid-range contender and is sure to get a stunning response from the market.

Poco M3 is a smartphone with a glass front and a plastic back with a plastic frame as well. The back houses the triple camera setup and the quite big POCO branding. The back is also textured to give a good grip to hold on to. The front is a glass front with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The front houses the touchscreen and the front selfie camera along with the earpiece. The power button, which also acts as the fingerprint scanner and the volume buttons are both placed on the right side of the device. The top side has the headphone jack and the IR blaster with the mic, the loudspeaker and the USB Type C port on the bottom side of the device.

The Poco M3 is 9.6mm thick and weighs in at about 198g. The Poco M3 is available in colours of Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black.

Poco M3 is equipped with a 6.53-inch 1080 by 2340 pixels FHD+ IPS LCD panel. Despite the 90.34 per cent of the screen to body ratio, there is some significant bezel present at the chin of the device. The display is of 19.5:9 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of 395ppi. There is a teardrop-shaped notch on the display for the front camera. The display also has TUV Rheinland Reading Mode Certification which ensures protection of one’s eyes from harmful blue light.

Inside, the Poco M3 is being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor. It is built on an 11nm node and can clock up to 2.0Ghz. To help with the memory, we have 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. On the other hand, we have 64GB of UFS 2.1 or 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage options available. The storage can be expanded by the dedicated microSD card slot in the device up to 512GB.

Poco M3 is running on Android 10 with the custom skin of MIUI 12 on top of it.

The camera department on Poco M3 is handled by a triple-camera setup on the back and a single camera on the front.

The triple-camera setup consists of a 48MP main sensor with PDAF, a 2MP macro sensor, a 2MP depth sensor. Lighting is handled by the LED flashlight provided alongside the rear cameras. The video output is capped out at 1080p at 30fps. The front camera is an 8MP wide sensor. The video output via this camera is also capped at 1080p at 30fps.

Poco M3 has a massive 6000mAh Li-Po battery which is powering all of the internals of the device. The battery can be charged at a maximum of 18W via the included power brick. There is mention of 583 hours of standby time, 40 hours of calling, 196 hours of music playback, or 17 hours of video playback on a single full charge. Additionally, Poco claims up to 1000 charge cycles in the Poco M3 battery and up to 25% more life span in room temperature in comparison with the competition.

Poco M3 is a nice package of the specifications and the features which is being offered in a decent plastic body chassis for a smartphone with this kind of price tag. The Poco M3 is worth to consider if one is going to buy a smartphone under ₹12k.

Detailed Specs
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General
Announced On3-Feb-21
Market StatusAvailable
BrandPOCO
Price StatusConfirmed
PriceRs. 10,499
Screen Size6.53 inches
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density395 ppi
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Screen to Body Ratio90.34%
Screen DesignWaterdrop notch
Screen Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen QualityFHD
Peak Brightness400 nits
Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Rear Camera SetupTriple, 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Rear Camera 1 Resolution48 MP
Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.79, Wide Angle (79 degree field-of-view) Primary Camera
Rear Camera 1 Lens2" sensor size, 0.8 micrometre pixel size
Rear Camera 2 Resolution2 MP
Rear Camera 2 Typef/2.4, Depth Camera
Rear Camera 2 Lens1.75 micrometre pixel size
Rear Camera 3 Resolution2 MP
Rear Camera 3 Typef/2.4, Macro Camera
Rear Camera 3 Lens1.75 micrometre pixel size
Rear SensorISOCELL Plus
Rear Aperturef/1.79
Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera FeaturesHDR
Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
Front Camera 1 Typef/2.05, Wide Angle Primary Camera
Front Camera 1 Lens2" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
Front Aperturef/2.05
Front FlashNo
Phone Variants6GB 64GB, 4GB 64GB, 6GB 128GB
Expandable StorageYes
RAM TypeLPDDR4X
Storage TypeUFS 2.1
Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 512 GB
OTG SupportYes
GPUAdreno 610
Operating SystemAndroid v10 (Q)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 662
CPUOcta core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Custom User InterfaceMIUI
Clock Speed2 GHz
Architecture64 bit
Process Technology11 nm
Water ResistanceYes, Splash proof
Weight197 grams
ColorsPower Black, Cool Blue, Yellow
BuildBack: Plastic
Dimensions162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
SAR ValueHead: 0.868 W/kg, Body: 0.865 W/kg
Battery Capacity6000 mAh
Battery RemovableNo
Battery TypeLi-Polymer
Charger TypeFast, 18W
USB Type-CYes
Fast ChargingYes
GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
Audio FeaturesDual Speakers, Hi-Res Audio Certified
NFCNo
Network Support4G
BluetoothYes
FM RadioYes
3.5mm Audio JackYes
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Bluetooth Typev5.0
Audio Jack3.5 mm
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
eSIMNo
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
VoLTEYes
SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Fingerprint Scanner PositionSide
Face UnlockYes
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

Questions

Is the Xiaomi Poco M3 Display HDR10+ compatible?

No, the Xiaomi Poco M3's display does not support HDR10+.
Answered By 
Preeti Enterprises
 on 30th Mar 2022

Is the Xiaomi Poco M3 compatible with Always on Display?

The Xiaomi Poco M3 does not have Always on Display functionality.
Answered By 
Sudhir Kumar
 on 30th Mar 2022

What is the Pixel Density on the Xiaomi Poco M3?

The Xiaomi Poco M3 has a density of 395 PPI.
Answered By 
Vinay
 on 30th Mar 2022

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