The spirit of Pocophone F1 continues to live on as part of the newly announced Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3.
The X3 Pro and F3 smartphones both mid-rangers reached a new level with a 120Hz screen, high-end chips, stereo speakers, large batteries.
And today, we're going to explore the cheaper HP Poco X3 Pro – the first Snapdragon 860 carrier – and its best features.
The X3 Pro version uses much better hardware, though it's the first phone to run on the repackaged Snapdragon 860 SoC version of the flagship chip that was (and still is).
Just like the Poco X3 NFC, the HP Poco X3 Pro has an IP53 rating for dust protection and splash resistance, it packs a 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate support, and the same 5,160mAh battery capable of charging 33W fast you also get stereo speakers, microSD slots, NFC, IR blaster, and even a 3.5mm jack.
Surprisingly, the camera is slightly different and not in a good sense (maybe the camera is not very liked by hp game lovers). See, the Poco X3 Pro has a quad-camera on its back with a 48MP primer, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth snappers.
Not bad, it's just that the regular X3 model offers a 64MP main camera and a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and we can't help but feel the X3 Pro version lowered in specifications on this device.
Obviously the most significant improvement since the original X3 is the much improved SoC, which makes it possible to achieve over 60fps on many popular games and take advantage of the full potential of the 120Hz screen.
So for those of you who like games, this HP is highly recommended for you with a mepet budget.
Body: 165.3×76.8×9.4mm, 215g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), plastic frame, plastic back; IP53, dust and splash protection.
Display: 6.67" IPS LCD, 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits (typ), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi; 240Hz touch sampling.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7 nm): Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 Prime + 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 Gold + 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485 Silver); Adreno 640.
Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS 3.1; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
OS/Software: Android 11, MIUI 12, Poco launcher.
Rear camera: Wide (main): 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.0", 0.8μm, PDAF; Ultrawide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 119°; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
Front camera: 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.4", 0.8μm.
Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 1080p@960fps; gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
Battery: 5160mAh; Fast charging 33W.
Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); Infrared port; NFC; Stereo speakers; 3.5mm jack.