Poco X3 review: A complete package in the under-Rs 20K segment – Economic Times

Poco X3

Starts at Rs 16,999
HIGHLIGHT: Smooth performance

The X series smartphones from Poco aim to offer powerful specifications at an affordable price. Last year, the company launched Poco X2, one of the more powerful smartphones in the sub-Rs 20K category.

This year, it has come up with its successor — Poco X3 — which starts at Rs 16,999. The X3 features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with 1080×2340 pixel resolution. A coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display from scratches and support from HDR10 enhances the user experience.

The smartphone display offers rich and vibrant colour reproduction, which makes binge watching enjoyable. Users are also allowed to customise the colour scheme for better viewing experience. We did not face any issue with the brightness of the display when we used the phone under direct sunlight.

The smartphone is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor paired with 8GB of RAM. It offers 128GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB by adding a microSD card. The phone managed to offer a smooth and lag-free performance with the help of this 8nm processor. Poco X3 will impress you during long gaming sessions as you will never notice any glitch or lag even with graphic-intensive games like Asphalt 9. You can also easily switch between apps and edit all your photos on the smartphone without experiencing any kind of slowdown in performance.

Like other Poco smartphones, this one also comes with a layer of MIUI 12 based on Android 10. In terms of software, the phone has borrowed the best features from Xiaomi and improved them. The user interface is pretty clean and is easy to use. However, like the other Xiaomi smartphones, this one also comes with some useless pre-installed apps.


X3 sports a quad-rear camera setup, which comprises of 64MP main camera with f/1.89 aperture, 13MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12 m, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with 1.75 m, f/2.4 aperture. Selfie lovers get a 20MP front shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The camera clicks detailed and vibrant images. The shots taken using the ultra-wide angle lens also offered dynamic range and a good amount of detailing.

The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery that lasted more than a day on a single charge of mixed usage. The 33W fast charger ensures the handset is charged up within 2 hours. The X3 is definitely a worthy successor to the X2. It is one of the most affordable smartphones to offer a 120Hz display. Poco X3 is a complete package under the budget of Rs 20,000.

– The writer is with gadgetsnow.com.

Level Up

With the outbreak of Covid-19, and the subsequent shutdown of most public spaces, including gyms, stay fit became a challenge. However, with the right motivation, and determination, this time at home provides the perfect opportunity for you to focus on your health and fitness, and achieve the body goals you always desired. What’s more, is that working out will help you feel happy and ensure your mind stays healthy.
To help you get started with a home fitness routine, here’s a list of workout accessories you require for a good home workout routine.

​Syska SW100 Smart Watch

To help you monitor your health and track your fitness regimen, the Syska SW100 is your go-to buddy. The smartwatch is equipped with features that monitor your sleep cycle, and calorie intake, track your step count, and heart rate, and keep a tab on yoga sessions, to give you a holistic overview of your health, so you can focus on areas of improvement.

​Victory Neo – Gym & Fitness Glove

Wearing gloves is crucial while working out. Gloves protect your hands from any kind of injury, swelling, pain, inflammation, absorbs sweat, and provides odour protection. The Victory Neo gloves shield your fingers from the stress caused while lifting heavy weights or doing anything strenuous. If you’re worried about the fit, you needn’t be. These can be adjusted according to the size of your hand and are padded with foam to improve the grip and comfort.

Goldmedal Electricals i-Sense FM-Bluetooth Music Player (3M)

Almost everyone who works out will attest to the fact that the right music sets the tone for the session. Goldmedal’s i-Sense FM-Bluetooth Player (3M)is stylish yet compact, and can be installed directly into a flush box with any Goldmedal modular plate. The i-sense FM-Bluetooth player not only allows you to listen to the radio or music from any Bluetooth-enabled MP3 device, but also has an additional line output that allows connection to Hi-Fi or multi-room systems. It is also equipped with an in-built stereo amplifier that enables direct speaker connection, as well as has a 3.5mm port for multiple listening options while working out.

​Nodens Gym Ball

Working out using a gym ball can help enhance your flexibility. Gym balls stimulate muscle stability, and help tone your body. This gym ball from Nodens is made with user friendly PVC and is an anti-burst ball. It weights2000lbs and is perfect even for rigorous workouts.