POCO X3 NFC brings Pixel 4a beating specs while being 30% cheaper

Today Xiaomi affordable sub-brand POCO launched their new X3 for a bargain-basement price starting at £199 for the 64GB model and £249 for the 128GB model.

POCO X3 NFC Specification

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  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
  • Rear Camera:
    • 64MP main camera – Sony IMX682 1/1.73“ sensor
    • 3MP ultra-wide angle
    • 2MP macro camera
    • 2MP depth sensor
    • Up to 4K 30fps, video recording
  • Front Camera: 20MP punch hole
  • Battery:
    • 5,160mAh battery – it can last up to two days on one charge! 
    • 33W Fast Charge
  • Display:
    • Stunning edge-to-edge 6.67” FHD+ DotDisplay
    • 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz touch sampling boasting 33% faster response than most flagships 
    • Brightness: 450 nits (typ) / 380 nits (min)
  • Sereo speakers
  • IP Rating: IP53
  • Colours: Shadow Grey and Cobalt Blue 
  • Variants: 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB UFS2.1
  • If you hadn’t guessed, this has NFC
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Availability: £199 and £249 respectively

POCO X3 NFC vs Pixel 4a

To put this into perspective, the recently launched Pixel 4a is £349, has a slower chipset, much smaller battery, slower charging and only one rear camera.

To be fair the Pixel 4a, that one rear camera will likely outperform the X3 by a significant margin, and I am not saying the Pixel 4a is a bad choice, just highlighting the value for money you get with the POCO

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is a good budget chipset for gamers

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The POCO X3 is the first phone to use the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, it is not that much different to the existing Snapdragon 720G or 730G, so don’t get too excited.

Qualcomm has stated that the GPU is 18% more powerful than the SD730G, so this should be a good choice for gamers as you have the  120hz refresh rate plus 240hz touch sampling.

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Price and Availability + Early Bird Discounts

POCO X3 NFC will be available in two variants – 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, and come in two colours, Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue. Priced at £199 and £249 respectively, both variants will be available for purchase from September 17th on mi.com/uk and Amazon.

Also, an early bird price will also be offered on the 6GB+128GB variant. From 13:00PM (BST) on September 17th, until 23:59PM (BST) on October 7th, customers can purchase this variant at £229, enjoying a price drop of £20. This deal will be available on both mi.com/uk and Amazon.

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