Poco is known for their flagship killing smartphones but they are switching gears now with the new Poco M3.
It is a phone with an entry-level price but it still brings some competitive mid-range features like an awesome battery and speaker. Let’s Check out Poco M3 specifications and features along with its price in Nepal 2022.
Display and Design
Poco M3 has 6.53 inches IPS LCD 400 nits (typ) screen. It is covered by Gorilla Glass 3, with a 1080p resolution and a droplet-shaped notch at the top for the selfie camera. This display is pretty nice, 1080p is great to have at this price point. And its content on the screen looks plenty sharp. The contrast is good with deep enough blacks and the brightness is decent. We measured up to 440nits maximum in auto mode when in bright conditions.
Hardware & Performance
Poco M3 comes with Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm) which is decent in this smartphone. Their performance is some of the best we have heard recently. It has an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) processor with Adreno 610 GPU. It comes with MIUI 12 based on Android 10. It is the same as what you will find running on a recent Xiaomi smartphone.
In MIUI 12 you can split the notification shade into 2 panels, the notification panel and the control panel, like what you had seen on ios. There is an app drawer enabled by default that stores all of your apps and organizes them into categories if you like. Finally, even on our unit, we saw occasional ads within certain apps, or when the virus scanner fires up after installing something from the Play Store.
Under the hood of the Poco M3 is a Snapdragon 662 chipset, which is recently released, but has low-end silicon. It does an okay job for this class but performance is one area in which the budget nature of the Poco M3 shines through. Though you may encounter a stutter from time to time when swiping the home screen or switching between apps. You might encounter some issues when running heavier apps or games unless you turn down graphic settings or even turn down the resolution of the game to 720p.
As far as storage goes you can opt for 4GB Ram & 64GB Internal Storage, 6GB Ram & 64GB Internal Storage, 4GB Ram & 128GB Internal Storage, and 6GB Ram & 128GB Internal Storage, and this is expandable through microSD.
Now, onto the Poco M3 cameras, there are three cameras on the back, but it’s a basic setup. There is a 48MP Quad-Bayer camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a depth sensor. Photos from the main camera come out at a 12MP and during the day these are superb for this class. There is more than enough balanced sharpness, good contrast, and lively colors.
The dynamic range is average and there is a bit of corner softness and visible noise, but overall these photos are much better than we expected. The depth sensor is here to help out in Portrait mode and these photos come out pretty nice. There are good details, proficient separation, and natural-looking defocused backgrounds. Close-up shots taken with the macro camera are okay if there’s enough light. You can get enough detail for 2MP and low noise, but the contrast isn’t good.
Another striking feature of the Poco M3 is the battery life, thanks to its huge Li-Po 6000mAh power pack. You had to be hard-pressed to find a smartphone with better battery endurance. The Poco M3 was able to score an incredible rating of 154 hours in our battery life tests. Charging speed, on the other hand, isn’t too impressive. The Poco M3 supports up to 18W charging, with its bundled adapter. We were able to charge from zero to only 25% in half an hour. A full charge would take almost three hours.
What surprised us about the Poco M3 has three different colors Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black. It has a 3.5mm jack for headphones, but also a pair of dedicated stereo speakers something you usually see on premium devices. They are mounted on the top and bottom of the frame and sound pretty well-balanced. The Poco M3 scored a good mark in our loudness test and you get solid bass and superb mid-tones too.
Waking up and unlocking the Poco M3 is done with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It’s quite responsive though it’s not as fast as some other readers we have seen lately, perhaps due to the unlock animation. Poco M3 user interface is MIUI 12 over Android 10. While many functions are provided by Google’s apps, there are some proprietary ones like the Gallery, Music, or Security apps.
Videos can be recorded in up to only 1080p resolution at 30fps. This footage has okay contract and colors, average detail, and a narrow dynamic range. There is no support for electronic stabilization here. This phone punches above its weight class by offering a large FullHD Screen, incredible battery life, great-sounding stereo speakers, a feature-packed interface, and a surprisingly good main camera.
Poco M3 Specifications
|Screen||6.53-inches “Dot Drop” IPS LCD, 395PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification, NTSC 70%|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm Mobile Platform)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|RAM and Storage||4/6GB RAM, |
64GB UFS 2.1/128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
|Software & UI||MIUI 12 for POCO on top of Android 10|
|Camera||Triple (with LED flash);|
– 48MP, f/1.79 primary lens
– 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
– 2MP, f/2.4 macro sensor
|Selfie||8MP, f/2.05 lens (notch)|
|Other Features||3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speaker, Hi-Res audio|
Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
|Battery||6000mAh with 18W charging (22.5W brick inside the box)|
|Color||POCO Yellow, Cool Blue, Power Black|
Poco M3 Price in Nepal
|Poco M3||Price in Nepal|
|4GB RAM and 64GB Storage||Rs. 18,999|
|4GB RAM and 128GB Storage||Rs. 19,999|