And when it seemed that Poco had already presented the two phones with the best price-performance balance of the moment, the company pulled the Poco M3 Pro 5G out of its sleeve as another alternative along that line and that is located in a surprising price range: part with launch promotion from only 159.99 euros.
The POCO company brings with it a new terminal in two configurations, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory and three colors: black, blue and the striking yellow of the brand.
The M3 Pro 5G’s design is ergonomic and curved on the back with a glossy finish. In addition, it has a large screen that covers 91% of the front.
We are talking about a mobile that brings with it technical characteristics of mobile phones with a significantly higher price range. An example of this is 5G connectivity, a 90 Hz screen with dynamic frequency change and a 5,000 mAh battery.
In terms of design, this Poco M3 Pro 5G differs from its 2021 siblings in the camera module that has a completely different finish and is reminiscent of the Galaxy S21 in shape. Although yes, the island does not have the shape of that area, but it is much smaller.
Now, let’s look at their specs compared to its Poco siblings and how it ranks between them in most:
|LITTLE||M3 Pro 5G||M3||F3|
|Screen||6.5 “IPS panel | 2,340 x 1,080 pixel resolution | 90 Hz | Corning Gorilla Glass 3||6.53 “IPS panel | Resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels | Density of 395 dpi | 83.4% of the front is screen | Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Panel AMOLED 6.67 ”| Full HD + | 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution | 395 pixels per inch | 120 Hz | Up to 1,300 nits | HDR10 +|
|Processor||Mediatek Dimmensity 700 5G||Snapdragon 662||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G|
|RAM||4 GB | 6 GB LPDDR4x||4 GB LPDDR4X||6 GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||64 GB UFS 2.2 | 128 GB UFS 2.2||64 GB UFS 2.1 | 128 GB UFS 2.2||128 GB UFS 3.1|
|Main chambers||48 Mpx f / 1.8 main | Macro and depth of 2 Mpx f / 2.4||48 Mpx f / 1.8 main | Macro and depth of 2 Mpx f / 2.4||Main 48 Mpx f / 1.79 | Ultra Wide Angle 8 Mpx f / 2.2 with 119º | Telemacro 5 Mpx f / 2.4|
|Frontal camera||8 Mpx f / 2.0||8 Mpx f / 2.1||20 Mpx f / 2.45|
|Drums||5,000 mAh | 18 W load | 22.5W charger included||6,000 mAh | 18 W load | 22.5W charger included||4,520 mAh | Fast charging 33 W included in the box|
|Operating system||MIUI 12 for POCO + Android 11||MIUI 12 for POCO + Android 10||MIUI 12 for POCO + Android 11|
|Dimensions and weight||161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm | 190 grams||162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm | 198 grams||163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm | 196 gr|
|Price||From 159 euros||From 149 euros||From 349 euros|
It is a mobile that bets on components of previous generation to premium mid-range mobiles, the LPDDR4x RAM memory is not the fastest of the moment, nor is its internal storage staying at UFS 2.2. Thanks to this, considerable savings are achieved which, on this occasion, LITTLE has an impact on the final price.
Certainly if they tell me a year ago that a mobile with the Dimensity 700 by MediaTek We have already tested on mobiles like the realme 8 5G and we know what it yields with 4-6 GB of RAM, it would cost 159 euros, I would not believe it.
We are already testing the terminal and it seems that POCO wants to sweep the market with this mobile since for these aggressive prices little competition can have and it is a terminal more than capable even to move demanding games.
This mobile has two nanoSIM slots and is capable of using 5G in both, it is also compatible with 5GHz / 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth 5 and has an IR emitter.
The screen of the POCO M3 Pro 5G, 6.5 inches IPS 2.340 x 1.080px, has a 90 Hz maximum refresh rate and DynamicSwitch technology which allows automatic switching between 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz and 30Hz to save power based on displayed content. The company promises a maximum brightness of 500 nits which we will check in our review.
The section of the camera is traced to the POCO M3, that is to say a 48 Mpx f / 1.79 main sensor and two 2 Mpx f / 2.4 depth and macro sensors. The software will be very similar to what we already saw in the analysis of the Poco M3.
In terms of battery it is somewhere between the Poco M3 and the Poco F3 since it mounts a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support USB-C PD. In fact, in the box comes a charger with a higher capacity, 22.5W.
Price and availability of the Poco M3 Pro 5G
This mobile can be purchased in Spain from May 20 in the company’s online store, Amazon, MediaMarkt and PCComponentes at prices that vary according to RAM and internal capacity:
- Poco M3 Pro 5G – 4GB + 64GB: RRP: 179.99 euros (introductory offer 159.99 euros)
- Poco M3 Pro 5G – 6GB + 128 GB: RRP: 199.99 euros (introductory offer 179.99 euros)
As we can see, there is a launch offer from May 20 to 26 in which the company reduces 20 euros plus prices that are more than competitive as standard.