We have been using the POCO X3 NFC for quite some time and we absolutely love it. Priced at Rs 31,990, the phone has a lot to offer. From its design to its smooth user experience, there is a lot to like about the phone. In the course of one month we have put the phone through its paces and here is all the good, the bad, and the ugly of the POCO X3 NFC.
POCO X3 NFC Review
One of the best attributes of the POCO X3 NFC is its display. The phone packs a 6.67 inches Full HD (1080 x 2400 pixels) IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen-to-body ratio comes in at 84.6% with a pixel density of 395PPI. The panel is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 giving it protection against drops and scratches.
The main highlight, however, is the inclusion of the 120Hz panel. This gives it an edge over its competitors. This small change makes a huge difference in the overall multi-media experience. Content on the display looks and feel a lot smoother. I noticed the smoothness in everything I did from the graphic-intensive gaming to mundane tasks like just scrolling through the home pages.
The color representation and the overall brightness of the phone are really good. Watching the occasional movies and YouTube videos was an enjoyable experience. The speakers on the X3 NFC are also really good with loud and clear output. Although I definitely wish the output was a bit fuller with a bit more bass, the current offering is really good for the price the phone comes at. Also, there is a vibration output which gives the audio experience a more immersive factor.
The POCO X3 NFC has one of the better cameras in this price range. The phone packs a quad-camera set up made by an f/1.9 64MP wide, f/2.2 13MP ultra-wide, f/2.4 2MP depth, and an f/2.4 2MP macro sensor. The camera sensor is excellent, and it can take some beautiful photos in daylight settings. The image comes out crisp with vibrant colors, just the way I like it. It is also capable of taking some amazing low-light images. However, I noticed some blueish tint on the images taken with the AI Mode turned on. Also, the wide-angle shots are good with a decent dynamic range. The low-light output from the wide-angle lens is something POCO definitely needs to work on its next iteration of the phone.
At the front, sitting inside the center-mounted punch-hole, is an f/2.2 20MP shooter. It can take some amazing selfies and is good enough for the occasional video calls. The low-light self-portraits are also not that bad.
However, if you want to crank up the picture quality, you should definitely try installing Google Camera. This simple change can take your phone’s image quality to a whole new level. The details using the app were simply breathtaking. If you do get this phone, try using this app to click photos. You will definitely be blown away.
The day-to-day experience of using the phone has been absolutely amazing. During my testing of the phone, I didn’t feel like immediately jumping back to my main phone (iPhone 11 Pro Max). It had all the feature set that I needed to use the phone as my daily driver. Not only that but now I am having difficulty going back to a 60Hz panel of my daily driver compared to the 120Hz panel on the POCO X3 NFC.
One thing I definitely will not miss is the heft of the phone. The first thing that I noticed as soon as I picked up the phone is how weighty the phone was. Over time, I got used to it but I would definitely prefer a bit lighter device. The weight, however, comes with its own perk. The device packs a 5160mAh battery which definitely is one of the phone’s strongest suit. The battery life is phenomenal!
The MVP here, however, is the phones charging speed. The 33W charger that comes included in the box can do 62% in just 30 minutes. This is absolutely crazy speed for a flagship phone let alone a mid-tier phone. Kudos to POCO for the inclusion!
While on the subject of Power, let’s talk about the internals of the phone. At the heart of it all sits the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The processor is powerful enough to tear through any task you throw at it. We tried playing graphic-intensive titles such as PUBG and Free Fire on the phone. And man, we are really impressed. The overall experience was smooth with no lags or stutters. We were able to get some amazing gameplay from the phone. If you are looking for a device to game on, the POCO X3 NFC should be your first choice.
And to leave the best for last! The software of the POCO X3 NFC is undoubtedly the best thing about the phone. It is what makes it unique from the rest of the competition. Xiaomi has always been about the software and the community behind it. I am really happy that Xiaomi brought that same level of finesse to the POCO lineup of phones.
The overall OS is super smooth with no lags or stutters whatsoever. The POCO launcher further adds to the experience by giving revamped icons over its Xiaomi counterpart. I enjoyed every aspect of the phone’s software. From the funky animations to the way the phone integrates with the hardware, I love it. The software definitely is the best feature of the POCO X3 NFC.
POCO X3 NFC Review: Verdict
The POCO X3 NFC, simply put, is the best phone you can buy at the Rs 35,000 price bracket. It checks all the right boxes that make up a good smartphone. From its design, display to its cameras, to the raw performance and the user experience, the X3 excels at every stop. If you are looking for a great mid-tier smartphone, you simply can’t go wrong with the POCO X3 NFC. We highly recommend it!
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