If you are looking for an affordable phone, then the POCO M3 Pro 5G could be one of the best options to buy this year.
As usual with Xiaomi/POCO, they have an early bird offer on taking the RRP of the base model down by £40, meaning you can get a 5G phone for just £139.
The POCO M3 Pro 5G is almost identical to the Realme 8 5G, which has an RRP of £199 for its 4GB/64GB base-spec model. It is currently available for £162.38, so you can still save £20+ by picking up the POCO during the early bird period.
Price and Availability
|POCO M3 Pro 5G - Smartphone 6+128GB, 6.5" FHD+ 90Hz...||£199.00||Buy on Amazon|
|realme 8 5G Mobile Phone, Sim Free Unlocked Smartphone with...||£169.99||Buy on Amazon|
POCO M3 Pro 5G comes in two variants, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Both variants will be available to purchase in the U.K. from July 8th.
- 4GB+64GB RRP £179. Early Bird offer £139.
- 6GB+128GB RRP £199. Early Bird offer £159.
The Early Bird offer will run from midday 8th July and end at midnight on July 9th.
|Poco M3 Pro 5G||Realme 8 5G|
|Display||6.5 inches||6.5 inches|
|1080 x 2400 pixels||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|IPS LCD, 90Hz, 400 nits||IPS LCD, 90Hz, 480 nits|
|Dimensions||161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Chipset||Dimensity 700 5G||Dimensity 700 5G|
|Storage||64GB / 128GB UFS 2.2||64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1|
|RAM||4GB / 6GB||4GB / 6GB|
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF|
|2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)||2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)|
|2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)||2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)||16 MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide)|
|Battery||5000 mAh||5000 mAh|
|18W charging||18W charging|
Full Press Release
The POCO M3 Pro 5G will go on sale in the UK on July 8th.
Equipped with the flagship-level MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G* processor, this new and upgraded device offers a brilliant performance and entertainment experience with features including:
- 5G dual SIM support
- Super smooth 90Hz display
- 48mp triple camera array
- Ergonomic 3D curved design
- Optimal power efficiency with an ultra-long battery life
Delivering 5G speeds and dual 5G standby with MediaTek Dimensity 700
POCO is making use of MediaTek Dimensity technology for the first time ever, offering enhanced overall performance and speed. This powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 offers flagship-level performance while maintaining lower power consumption for a long-lasting battery thanks to its 7nm processing technology. With an integrated 5G modem, the device supports dual 5G* standby, providing users with 5G that’s always on without physically swapping out SIM cards.
POCO M3 Pro 5G’s high-level performance also provides an exceptional entertainment experience. The processor sports an advanced octa-core CPU architecture, with two highly capable Cortex-A76 cores operating at up to 2.2 GHz. The CPU is paired with the Mali-G57 GPU, a new GPU architecture that delivers an additional 30% of performance density and energy efficiency. Along with the brand-new UFS 2.2 storage technology, the chipset turns the device into an entertainment fighter that effortlessly loads and plays large graphics-heavy games, video files and more.
“The benefits of a fast 5G network go beyond super-fast downloads, high quality videos and extra smooth gaming – 5G also allows for a more stable network in crowded areas,” said Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing at POCO Global. “By taking advantage of the benefits brought by 5G at the current price point, a rarity in the market, POCO M3 Pro 5G is yet another proof of our promise to offer our users innovations that truly matter.”
Delivering a complete experience with 48MP triple camera array and multi-day battery
At an accessible price, the triple camera array featuring a 48MP main camera along with a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor completes POCO M3 Pro 5G’s all-round user experience. The 48MP main camera enables users to capture clearer and more detailed images, particularly in low-light conditions. A host of camera software features, such as Night mode, Time-lapse video and Timed burst, greatly increases the camera array’s usage scenarios and allows users to get creative with photography and videography.
Supporting all this power is a large 5,000mAh (typ) battery that can last up to 2+ days***. With 18W fast charging support and a 22.5W in-box charger, users can top up the battery and be back on the move in no time.
Play smooth and fast with 90Hz FHD+ display, and more
To match the strong capabilities of the processor, POCO M3 Pro 5G sports a display with a user experience that blows expectations. With the 90Hz refresh rate, POCO M3 Pro 5G offers faster visuals and a smoother experience for users. POCO M3 Pro 5G also upgrades from POCO M3's Dot Drop to a DotDisplay. DynamicSwitch enables the display to automatically switch between 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz and 30Hz**, allowing it to adapt the refresh rate to content while saving power.
The 6.5″ FHD+ display produces images in a clear 1080P resolution and sports dual light sensors on the front and back to enable 360° light detection, allowing it to smartly and precisely adjust between 4096 levels of brightness for optimal visibility.
Stand out from the crowd with ergonomic 3D curved design
POCO M3 Pro 5G foregoes typical smartphone designs in favour of something more unique. Crafted with an ergonomic, 3D curved back design and glossy finish, the device feels natural and comfortable to hold while standing out with a stylish and premium look. The 91% screen-to-body ratio ensures immersive experience and premium feel. Supplementing POCO's bold design language, the phone also comes in three amazing colours: POCO Yellow, Power Black and Cool Blue.
The device is also designed with usability in mind, offering a complete suite of features for ease of daily use, including an IR blaster, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API