Xiaomi’s PocoPhone brand continues to grow. After years since the first model, the PocoPhone F1, the company announced a new model that was valued at less than $300 with powerful specifications: the Poco X3 NFC. Now, this mobile has a new companion, the Poco M3. It is a mobile phone with a triple camera of up to 48 megapixels, a large 6,000 mAh battery, and an eight-core processor. All this for less than 200 euros.
As I said, the POCO M3 has interesting specifications, but there is no doubt that one of the most outstanding features of this device is its design, especially on the rear. The phone has a rectangular camera module, like other models of the firm. However, Xiaomi wanted to give it a more striking touch by adding a kind of black module that occupies much of the upper area, where you can also see the POCO logo.
The front is already a little more standard, with a screen with barely any frames and a drop-type notch in the upper area. The speaker for the calls is also in the upper frame, so it does not take up space on the screen. Another interesting feature is that the POCO M3 has a fingerprint reader on the side, which also acts as a power and lock button.
Beyond the physical aspect of the phone, the POCO M3 stands out for its great battery. It has a capacity of 6,000 mAh. This great battery lasts for more than 2 days of use. It also has a fast 18W charge.
POCO M3 Datasheet
|Screen||6.53” IPS with Full HD + resolution (1080 x 2,400 pixels)|
|Main Camera||Triple camera: 48-megapixel main sensor, 5 megapixels ultra-wide-angle, 2 MP depth sensor,|
|Front Camera||8 megapixels|
|Internal memory||64 and 128GB|
|Extension||Micro SD up to 256 GB|
|Processor and RAM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, eight cores with 4 GB RAM|
|OS||Android 10 with MIUI 12|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, Infrared Sensor, NFC, 3.5mm Jack|
|Design||Colors: Gray and Blue|
|Featured Features||A fingerprint reader on the power button|
|Price||4 GB + 64 GB: $149|
4 GB + 128 GB: $169
48 Megapixels and Eight-core processor
As for the photographic section, Xiaomi has opted for a triple main camera. The main lens has a resolution of 48 megapixels, while the second sensor is a wide-angle camera with a 5-megapixel resolution. It also has a 2-megapixel sensor for depth of field. The front camera features 8 megapixels.
In performance, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, an eight-core chip that has a configuration of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. There is also a variant with twice the storage capacity: 128GB. This version can be more useful for those users who usually use their phones to take pictures or store videos or heavy applications.
The screen of the POCO M3 is 6.53 inches. It is an IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution, 1080 x 2400 pixels.
Pricing and Availability
The POCO M3 will be available for purchase soon. Neither of the two storage versions available exceeds $200, which puts this phone in a very good position if you are looking for a cell phone with powerful specifications at a lowered price. The model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage will be available for $149. The version with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory will be available for $169.