Poco has been an impartial model for a 12 months now, and has launched a number of fashions throughout a number of collection. The M collection sits within the common sub-Rs. 15,000 section in India, and to be able 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 worth 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 arms on the Poco M3, and listed below are my first impressions.
The Poco M3 is available in a shiny yellow field, identical to most different Poco smartphones. In truth, that is additionally a color choice on the Poco M3. It is known as Poco Yellow, and that is the color of my unit. I like this shiny 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 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 high. It has a full-HD+ decision which is not quite common on this worth vary. I discovered the bezels to be thick however acceptable given the value vary of the gadget. The teardrop notch homes an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Poco has packed in an enormous 6,000mAh battery, and consequently the cellphone ideas the scales at 197g. Nonetheless, 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 simple to grip. Sticking with present developments, the Poco M3 affords a side-mounted fingerprint scanner built-in into the facility button on the correct. The buttons are completed in the identical color because the physique of the smartphone, and the location 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 high-quality texture on it which helps it keep away from selecting up fingerprints. Poco has added an enormous design factor across the digital camera 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 digital camera module itself may be very barely raised. The Poco M3 has a triple digital camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel major digital camera 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 worth. 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 high 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 widespread on this worth section and can be powering opponents 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’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 might 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 high of Android 10. You get the Poco launcher and numerous preinstalled apps. Poco claims to have saved advertisements in verify for the M3, and I didn’t discover any within the quick 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 affords a brand new design, a succesful processor, and an enormous battery at an inexpensive worth. It does appear able to matching or outperforming a couple of smartphones at present on our checklist of the best smartphones to buy for less 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, during which we’ll put it by way of a collection of gaming, battery life, and digital camera checks.