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Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro Review

The Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G comes in as a sequel of the regular Poco M3, offering a more a capable smartphone hardware, with the highlights being a more capable processor, more RAM and a design tweak, which is geared towards meeting the needs of enthusiast that desire a better performer.

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5-inch, IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~405 PPI, 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB Built-in storage, With MicroSD Support
  • 48MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
  • 18W Fast Charging
  •  Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery

Design and Display

Taking a spin around the chassis of the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G reveals Xiaomi made some tweaks to the design, which sets it apart from the regular Poco M3. These design tweaks rests on the rear panel.

On the rear, we have got a segrated square like placement, bearing the Poco branding and the cameras, this is opposition to the square like design on the regular Poco M3. Aside from Poco branding on the sqaure, we also have the 5G braidng, which pretty much indicates its a 5G smartphone.

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Moving upfront, we will find a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display bearing a drop notch. The highlights of this display includes a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, density of approximately 405 PPI and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Summary the comparison of the Poco M3 Pro 5G display specs to its less premium siblings shows we have got a slightly high resolution and high refresh rate.

Enthusiasts who desire to purchase this device will have three colour options that includes Poco Yellow, Power Black and Cool Blue.

The Cameras

The cameras on the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G are actually a reminiscence of what we have on the regular Poco M3, taking only the paper specs as a meter, reveals no difference.

On the rear, we have a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video recording with this setup is capped t 1080p @ 30fps.

Upfront, we have got the same 8MP front camera with an aperture of f/2.0. Video recording on this camera is also capped at 1080p @ 30fps.

Hardware and Software 

On the performance side, the Poco M3 Pro 5G optted for a the MediaTek Dimensity 7000 5G processor with a 7nm processor, which is a more capable processor when compared to the Snapdragon 662 processor on the Reguar Poco M3.

Also on the performance side, is the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, options for either 4GB or 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB internal storage and a non-removable 5000mAh battery which is supported by an 18W fast charge mechanism. This battery is 1000 mAh smaller than the 6000mAh on the Regular Poco M3.

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On the software side, we have MIUI 12 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and Low-Enrgy Bluetooth 5.0.

Internet connectivity on the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G is capped at 5G, this enthusiasts will have the luxury of 5G internet speed. Download and uploads are limited to 4G speed.

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Price and Availability

The price of the Poco M3 Pro 5G starts at about $220 for the 4GB / 64GB variant, which translates to about 90,669 Naira in Nigeria, 23,670 KSH in kenya and 1,273 GHC in Ghana. While enthusiasts who desire the maxed out 6GB / 128GB variant will have to pay about $245.

The Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G was announced on May 19 2021 and released for purchase on May 22 2021.

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm) (Octa-core 2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Poco Yellow, Power Black, Cool Blue
  • Dimension: 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400, 20:9 Ratio, ~405 PPI, 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) F/1.8 + 2MP (Macro) F/2.4 + 2MP (Depth) F/2.4
  • Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera, F/2.0, [email protected]
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Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
  • 5G: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C

Messaging

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

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes (Google Maps)

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

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

Battery

  • Battery: Non-Removable 6000mAh Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity
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