Display – Performance – Camera – Battery – Price and purchase options
Just a few weeks after the launch of the original Poco M3, now we get this Poco M3 Pro that, among some other features, adds the 5G community to the whole thanks to the use of a MediaTek 700 processor like the one that has already been seen in some another Xiaomi smartphone.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G datasheet makes it clear that we are facing one of the best mobiles, at least in terms of its value for money, compatible with the new connectivity networks.
Features of the Poco M3 5G
The smartphone maintains the design of the original model but reduces the camera module to the upper left corner, where the brand’s logo is still more than evident. It is a not too big smartphone, with dimensions of 161.81mm x 75.34mm x 8.92mm and a total weight of 190 grams that works with MIUI 12 based on android 11.
The ode Poco phone mounts a Dotdisplay LCD panel with IPS technology where the highlight is being able to enjoy a smoother navigation and a better gaming experience thanks to its 90 Hz refresh rate. This display reaches 6.5 inches, it has FullHD + resolution of 2400 x 1080 px, a density of 405 dpi, maximum brightness of 400 nits, a 20: 9 aspect ratio, 1500: 1 contrast ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against bumps and scratches.
DynamicSwitch display technology allows changing the refresh rate depending on the use we make of the phone, going from 30 Hz to 50, 60 and 90 depending on the content we are viewing on the screen. Poco M3 Pro screen.
Another on-screen tool is an updated 3.0 reading mode with paper texture mode to help reduce eyestrain, while new dual front and rear environmental sensors ensure 360 light detection. °, allowing a natural brightness adjustment.
The MediaTek Dimensity 700 is the processor chosen by the brand, not only to ensure the power of the mobile, but to make it compatible with 5G networks, whether SA or NSA. This processor has been manufactured under a 7nm form factor and has 8 total cores, divided into 2 Arm Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2GHz and another 6 Arm Cortex-A55 at 2GHz. For the good graphics performance of apps and games, it uses an ARM Mali G57 MC2 GPU.
Regarding the memory configuration, we have a 4 GB or 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and a 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage.
The camera is probably the weak point of the phone because beyond an interesting 48 MP main sensor, we do not find great incentives such as a wide-angle sensor that expands the field of view of our shots.
This main sensor has a size of 1/2 ″ and an aperture of f / 1.79 and is accompanied by a macro lens of 2 MP with f / 2.4 and a third sensor also of 2 MP with f /2.4 that provides in-depth information. In front, in the perforated hole in the center of the screen, there is an 8 MP sensor with f / 2.0 aperture that allows us to record videos at 1080p and 30 fps and has tools such as facial beautification.
The rear camera is capable of recording video in 4K at 30 fps. Among the different shooting modes of Poco’s camera app we have Night Mode, Time Lapse, HDR, Panoramic, portrait and the possibility of recording in Slot-Motion.
The phone mounts a large 5000 mAh battery that can last up to more than 2 days without charging if we trust the manufacturer’s word. The device also comes with a built-in 22.5 W charger and supports 18 W fast charging, so it only takes a little over 2 hours to complete the charging of the terminal.
Differences from the original Poco M3
This model is, in addition to being more expensive, better in terms of screen, processor, connectivity and some other minor details.
- Screen: This model mounts a 6.5-inch LCD panel but with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The standard Poco M3 has a larger screen, which reaches 6.3 inches, but remains with a lower refresh rate. , 60 Hz, and a density of pixels per inch slightly lower.
- Processor: To be able to enjoy 5G networks, the Pro model uses a mediaTek 700 processor, while the original Poco M3 launched months ago uses a Snapdragon 662, only compatible with 4G networks and somewhat less powerful than the Pro model option .
- Drums: The two Poco phones have the same 18W fast charging system and a 22.5W charger but this model loses a 1000 mAh battery capacity. This, if we add a higher refresh rate, implies that the autonomy will be much lower than that of its “little” brother.
- NFC: In return, this Poco M3 Pro does have NFC connectivity, something essential if you want to make payments with your mobile (among other things just as important) in the middle of 2021.
Price of Poco M3 Pro 5G in Spain
There are two versions of the device, both compatible with NFC. On the one hand we have the 4 + 64 GB model that can be purchased from 179.99 euros in Spanish stores and, on the other, the 6 + 128 GB version that costs 199.99 euros. We can buy any of them in Power Black, POCO Yellow and Cool Blue.
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