Poco has been an unbiased model for a 12 months now, and has launched a number of fashions throughout a number of sequence. The M sequence sits within the well-liked sub-Rs. 15,000 phase in India, and so as to keep profitable, Poco has simply introduced within the new Poco M3. As its identify 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 bought my palms on the Poco M3, and listed here are my first impressions.
The Poco M3 is available in a vivid yellow field, similar to most different Poco smartphones. In reality, that is additionally a color possibility on the Poco M3. It is referred to as Poco Yellow, and that is the color of my unit. I like this vivid end on the Poco M3, nevertheless it may not be interesting to everybody, and so Poco additionally affords Cool Blue and Energy Black color choices.
The show measurement 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 value vary of the system. The teardrop notch homes an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Poco has packed in a giant 6,000mAh battery, and in consequence the cellphone suggestions the scales at 197g. Nevertheless, Poco has managed the load distribution fairly nicely, and this cellphone doesn’t really feel too heavy to make use of comfortably. The edges are curved as nicely, which makes it straightforward to grip. Sticking with present traits, the Poco M3 affords a side-mounted fingerprint scanner built-in into the facility button on the suitable. The buttons are completed in the identical color because the physique of the smartphone, and the position is sort of good. The SIM tray is on the left facet 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 high quality texture on it which helps it keep away from choosing up fingerprints. Poco has added a giant design aspect across the digicam module that’s completed in shiny black, which makes this cellphone look fairly premium. The colors distinction fairly nicely on the Poco Yellow unit I’ve, however this may not pop as a lot on the Energy Black model. The digicam module itself could be very barely raised. The Poco M3 has a triple digicam setup consisting of a 48-megapixel major 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 evaluate. This cellphone additionally has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the prime together with an IR emitter, which is a typical sight on Poco and Xiaomi smartphones. There is a USB Kind C port on the backside together with the first microphone. Poco has bundled a 22.5W charger with the M3, however it’s only 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 opponents such because the Redmi 9 Energy (Assessment) and the Moto G9 Energy. With the Poco M3, you get two storage choices: 64GB and 128GB. There’s 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 pace distinction. The 2 variants are priced at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively. There are financial institution affords on the Poco M3 which may doubtlessly drive the value down by Rs. 1,000. The pricing is aggressive and it will be fascinating to see how the Poco M3 performs in our evaluate.
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 stored adverts in verify for the M3, and I didn’t discover any within the quick time I used to be utilizing it. If the advert state of affairs is in verify, the Poco M3 is already a step forward of its Redmi cousins.
The Poco M3 affords 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 number of smartphones at the moment on our listing of one of the best smartphones to purchase for lower than Rs. 15,000. How nicely will all this translate from paper to real-world utilization? Do take a look at our full evaluate of the Poco M3, arising quickly, through which we’ll put it by means of a sequence of gaming, battery life, and digicam assessments.