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Xiaomi Poco C31 Review

The Xiaomi Poco C31 is an affordable smartphone from Xiaomi that comes with a decent body and enough inbuilt memory. The handset is just like the Poco C3 in terms of body design and features.

Xiaomi Poco C31

Xiaomi Poco C31

It comes with a 5000 mAh battery and also has a fingerprint scanner. Let look at the device’s full specifications and features

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Xiaomi Poco C31 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
  • Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
  • 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • 32GB, 64GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (rear)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Charging 10W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

 

Design and Display

Just as mention above, the Xiaomi Poco C31 is Poco C3 inside out. Yes, the two phones look identical and if you are not careful you may mistake the former with the latter. The major difference here is that the Poco C31 has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which is not available on the Poco C3 and it also comes in some cool colors.

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It has a body dimension of 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm and weighs 194 grams. On the front, the phone comes with a screen display size of 6.53-inch equipped with an LCD panel and has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a dewdrop notch. It reaches an 81.0% screen-to-body ratio with a small bezel at the bottom of the screen.

Cameras

The camera setup on the handset is a 13MP primary sensor, 2MP macro snapper, and 2MP depth sensor. The camera has LED flash, HDR and it can also shoot [email protected] video quality. Resting on the dewdrop notch is a 5 MP snapper for selfies and video calls. The front camera also has HDR and can shoot [email protected] videos.

Hardware and Software

The Poco C31 is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 chipset based on 12nm process technology while the octa-core processor is handling its assignment at a speed of 4×2.3 GHz. It has a PowerVR GE8320 graphics card and runs on Android 10 OS. The inbuilt memory is 3GB/4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB/64GB eMMC 5.1 storage and you can expand it via micro SDcard.

Battery and Network

The Xiaomi Poco C31 has a 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging. Other features on the phone include dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi, 3.5mm headphone jack, a MicroUSB port, single-band WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.0.

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Xiaomi Poco C31 Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Poco C31 will sell at a price of $114 for the 3GB + 32GB storage and $128 for the 4GB + 64GB storage.

In Nigeria, the handset is expected to sell for 48,000 Naira, about 700 Ghs in Ghana, and 13,000 Ksh in Kenya. It will ship in Royal Blue, and Shadow Gray colors.

Xiaomi Poco C31 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Poco C31:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Royal Blue, Shadow Gray
  • Dimension: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 194 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Triple Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, f/2.2, (wide), 1.12µm, HDR, [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
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Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: No

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 10W
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