Today Xiaomi affordable sub-brand POCO launched their new X3 for a bargain-basement price starting at £199 for the 64GB model and £249 for the 128GB model.
POCO X3 NFC Specification
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
- Rear Camera:
- 64MP main camera – Sony IMX682 1/1.73“ sensor
- 3MP ultra-wide angle
- 2MP macro camera
- 2MP depth sensor
- Up to 4K 30fps, video recording
- Front Camera: 20MP punch hole
- 5,160mAh battery – it can last up to two days on one charge!
- 33W Fast Charge
- Stunning edge-to-edge 6.67” FHD+ DotDisplay
- 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz touch sampling boasting 33% faster response than most flagships
- Brightness: 450 nits (typ) / 380 nits (min)
- Sereo speakers
- IP Rating: IP53
- Colours: Shadow Grey and Cobalt Blue
- Variants: 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB UFS2.1
- If you hadn't guessed, this has NFC
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Availability: £199 and £249 respectively
POCO X3 NFC vs Pixel 4a
To put this into perspective, the recently launched Pixel 4a is £349, has a slower chipset, much smaller battery, slower charging and only one rear camera.
To be fair the Pixel 4a, that one rear camera will likely outperform the X3 by a significant margin, and I am not saying the Pixel 4a is a bad choice, just highlighting the value for money you get with the POCO
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is a good budget chipset for gamers
Qualcomm has stated that the GPU is 18% more powerful than the SD730G, so this should be a good choice for gamers as you have the 120hz refresh rate plus 240hz touch sampling.
Price and Availability + Early Bird Discounts
POCO X3 NFC will be available in two variants – 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, and come in two colours, Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue. Priced at £199 and £249 respectively, both variants will be available for purchase from September 17th on mi.com/uk and Amazon.
Also, an early bird price will also be offered on the 6GB+128GB variant. From 13:00PM (BST) on September 17th, until 23:59PM (BST) on October 7th, customers can purchase this variant at £229, enjoying a price drop of £20. This deal will be available on both mi.com/uk and Amazon.