Poco has been an impartial model for a yr now, and has launched a number of fashions throughout a number of sequence. The M sequence sits within the common sub-Rs. 15,000 phase in India, and to be able to keep profitable, Poco has simply introduced within the new Poco M3. As its title suggests, the Poco M3 is the successor of the Poco M2. Its value begins at Rs. 10,999 for the bottom 64GB variant whereas the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999 in India. I obtained my arms on the Poco M3, and listed here are my first impressions.
The Poco M3 is available in a brilliant yellow field, similar to most different Poco smartphones. In reality, that is additionally a color possibility on the Poco M3. It’s referred to as Poco Yellow, and that is the color of my unit. I like this brilliant end on the Poco M3, nevertheless it won’t be interesting to everybody, and so Poco additionally provides Cool Blue and Power Black color choices.
The show dimension of the Poco M3 is unchanged in comparison with the Poco M2; it’s a 6.53-inch panel with a dewdrop notch on the prime. It has a full-HD+ decision which is not quite common on this value vary. I discovered the bezels to be thick however acceptable given the worth vary of the machine. The teardrop notch homes an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Poco has packed in a giant 6,000mAh battery, and in consequence the cellphone ideas the scales at 197g. However, Poco has managed the burden distribution fairly properly, and this cellphone doesn’t really feel too heavy to make use of comfortably. The sides are curved as properly, which makes it straightforward to grip. Sticking with present tendencies, the Poco M3 provides a side-mounted fingerprint scanner built-in into the facility button on the appropriate. The buttons are completed in the identical color because the physique of the smartphone, and the position is kind of good. The SIM tray is on the left aspect of the body and has three slots, two for Nano-SIMs and a devoted one for a microSD card.
The Poco M3 has a plastic again with a wonderful texture on it which helps it keep away from selecting up fingerprints. Poco has added a giant design factor across the digicam module that’s completed in shiny black, which makes this cellphone look fairly premium. The colors distinction fairly properly on the Poco Yellow unit I’ve, however this won’t pop as a lot on the Power Black model. The digicam module itself may be very barely raised. The Poco M3 has a triple digicam setup consisting of a 48-megapixel main digicam and 2-megapixel depth and macro cameras.
You get stereo audio system on the Poco M3, which are not quite common on a smartphone at this value. I’ll report on the video playback and gaming expertise in my full evaluation. This cellphone additionally has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the prime together with an IR emitter, which is a standard sight on Poco and Xiaomi smartphones. There’s a USB Type C port on the backside together with the first microphone. Poco has bundled a 22.5W charger with the M3, however it is just able to charging at 18W.
Poco has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor for the M3, and it’s paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. This processor is frequent on this value phase and can also be powering rivals such because the Redmi 9 Power (Review) and the Moto G9 Power. With the Poco M3, you get two storage choices: 64GB and 128GB. There is a slight distinction right here because the 64GB variant makes use of UFS 2.1 storage whereas the 128GB variant has UFS 2.2 storage which could end in a slight velocity distinction. The two variants are priced at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively. There are financial institution provides on the Poco M3 which may probably drive the worth down by Rs. 1,000. The pricing is aggressive and it will be fascinating to see how the Poco M3 performs in our evaluation.
On the software program entrance, the Poco M3 ships with Xiaomi’s newest MIUI 12 pores and skin operating on prime of Android 10. You get the Poco launcher and a lot of preinstalled apps. Poco claims to have saved advertisements in verify for the M3, and I didn’t discover any within the brief time I used to be utilizing it. If the advert scenario is in verify, the Poco M3 is already a step forward of its Redmi cousins.
The Poco M3 provides a brand new design, a succesful processor, and a giant battery at an reasonably priced value. It does appear able to matching or outperforming a couple of smartphones presently on our listing of the best smartphones to buy for less than Rs. 15,000. How properly will all this translate from paper to real-world utilization? Do try our full evaluation of the Poco M3, developing quickly, through which we’ll put it by means of a sequence of gaming, battery life, and digicam exams.