Poco X3 Pro review, three months later: All the power you need some MIUI quirks you don’t

It is very necessary, to avoid loss of data after flashing. After you complete the bootloader unlocking process, you can proceed and install custom recovery on the site. Now, here comes the main step, unlocking the bootloader. After you complete the above steps, proceed to unlock the bootloader of the device. The next step is to download the required drivers and tools on your PC.

Press and hold the power button for about six to eight seconds to confirm the installation. Then press the volume down button again to lock the device. The latest update for the Xiaomi Poco X3 is now available for download. This new MIUI version weighs around 90MB and optimizes the device’s performance.

  • Xiaomi offers plenty of customizability for the panel, and you can change the color balance, schedule dark mode, and use the text-focused reading mode.
  • If you prioritize the 5G connectivity and don’t mind the slightly slower charging speed, then the Poco M4 Pro 5G is still a solid option.
  • The ultra-wide module is bad for video, at least when it comes to details, but the color rendition is almost the same as that of the main module, and there is also stabilization.
  • It’s fine for casual use but if you really like your content to pop, you might be a little underwhelmed.

And the fact is that this device, with the Snapdragon 860 inside, has high-end hardware, although not the newest, of course, given that the processor chipset is from 2019. Neither handset offers an in-display fingerprint scanner, as side-positioned scanners – doubling-up as the power button – seem to be increasingly becoming the norm. Of the pair, it’s only the X3 Pro that offers a 3.5mm headphones jack – it’s wireless only for the F3. The Poco X3 Pro is beefed up Poco X3 while the Poco F3 is a rebranded Redmi K40 for the global market. I am looking forward to both devices, and it will be a treat for budget buyers to get such specs at an affordable price. Xiaomi has struck again by offering top-of-the-line specs for affordable prices under their Poco sub-brand. Both these phones should offer excellent value and super-fast performance.

  • The review will show you whether a real “Pro” comes out of this smartphone in the end.
  • As a result, the smartphone is supposed to survive a drop from up to 1.6 meters onto hard, rough surfaces – we didn’t download the stock firmware give this a try, though.
  • It’s not clear why Xiaomi hasn’t enabled the option, but the video quality is, again, not exactly brilliant but acceptable given the price the Poco X3 Pro is offered at.

This part of the rear picks up fingerprints easily, and they stand out even more because the matte areas on either side remain relatively clean. There’s a huge Poco logo in this stripe as well, but it’s outlined and not solid like on the X3, which makes it a bit less in-your-face. In terms of positioning, the Poco X3 costs less than the Poco F1 (Review) did at launch time, although that model received several price cuts and was often discounted on sale. It will compete with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (Review), Realme X7 5G (Review), Moto G60 (Review), and several other popular recent models. The Snapdragon 860 can handle the game without making the phone too hot to handle; the polycarbonate back helps.

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It is also an LCD display and maxes out at only 450 nits of brightness. The touch sampling rate is also lower at 240Hz, which is still plenty fast. This is also the same display found on the regular Poco X3 but maxes out at a lower brightness level which is a bummer since it costs more. Another similarity is that both phones have the volume rocker and power button on the right side of the phone. And this is pretty much where the similarity ends in terms of design for these newly launched phones.