Poco X3 NFC review

15 September 2020


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aReefer, 17 Sep 2020Upon further investigation, this phone does not support eit... moreThanks for telling that mate !
I have Sony 1000xm3 and if this phone doesn't have high end audio codecs it's pointless to have good pair of Bluetooth headphones.

MrMing, 17 Sep 2020One more. Viewing angles on a OLED are usually better than ... moreAgain, it's better, but IPS screens are still PERFECTLY FINE.
My Sony Bravia TV has fantastic viewing angles, remaining high quality even at the extremes, and definitely about as good as an OLED screen in terms of image quality, but AT A MUCH LOWER PRICE.
Why thrive so much for brightness when all you really need is a visible screen outdoor, which pretty much all IPS screens can easily achieve? If you're after for brightness, Sony has the successor to Z9D, which can go as high as up to 10,000 nits, and guess what? It's an IPS LCD panel!
OLEDs can't even go beyond 2000 nits, while IPS screens can shine up to that level without consuming too much power, especially with whites.

Driftit, 16 Sep 2020Can't believe people are getting excited over this. T... moreThen don't. Nobody's forcing you to get this.
Go buy that OLED screen with burn in all you want. Not everyone needs the deepest of blacks or the highest contrast in this world.

Arebx, 16 Sep 2020Facts , these people don't understand that even in 400... moreThey would find faults even in the smallest of things.
Sigh*

Anonymous, 16 Sep 2020oled is better than ips. that is why 90percent of flagships... moreIf they were that good enough, then I wanna see gaming laptops and PCs use them as a standard for their screens.

  • MrMing

Shanti Dope, 16 Sep 2020IPS LCDs can shine brighter and be more power efficient at ... moreOne more. Viewing angles on a OLED are usually better than IPS LCD. Again, this is why sometimes a IPS LCD panel suffers in bright lighting. Some laptop/monitor makers can mitigate this with matte displays, but this decreases the effective brightness. Apple uses nano-coated displays for some of their monitors (iMac/iMac Pro), still reduces brightness a bit.

Upon further investigation, this phone does not support either LDAC or AptX-HD BT CODEC protocols, so if you use a halfway decent external BT DAC, or any headphones that support those HIFI Bluetooth standards, you are out of luck.

For me and for anyone else that wants a high quality wireless audio experience, this is a deal breaker.

My old Poco F1 does support both of these CODECs however, so I guess I'll not be upgrading to this new X3 model any time soon. I'll hold out for the Poco F3 I suppose and hope that they get it right this time.

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Can't believe people are getting excited over this. This is the sort of phone you buy your elderly parents.
I wouldn't want to stare at that cheap screen all day. Especially once the refresh rate is turned down to reach that battery rating.

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Anonymous, 16 Sep 2020oled is better than ips. that is why 90percent of flagships... moreThat's a perception but not necessarily true. If you Google ips or tft LCD v OLED or AMOLED, you'll see a list of pros and cons. You can't just say that one is factually just better. It's not as simplistic as that. Cost or value doesn't always denote what is better. Better viewing angles, darker blacks and more vivid colors overall on amoled. Better whites on ips with a more yellow hue to the whites on amoled. Also, better sunlight visibility on ips and the display is generally more durable.

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DIscoverdose, 16 Sep 2020Well I received my X3 yesterday... I switch phone every 2 m... moreEvery 2 months? Wtf...

Arebx, 16 Sep 2020I have the phone and the display is really good , balanced ... moreGlad to hear. Enjoy your new device.

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Shanti Dope, 16 Sep 2020Ghosting isn't even a big problem on phones like this.... moreFacts , these people don't understand that even in 400-500 euros price tag you have to compromise something , no phone is perfect even flagships the fact that you can get all of this for 200 euros is unreal!

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Swordman, 16 Sep 2020Realme 7 pro is much more expensive than Poco X3. Realme 7 ... morerealme 7 is cheaper at 15k. realme 7pro is 2ok for 6gb. poco would be near reame 7pro in price

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Shanti Dope, 16 Sep 2020IPS LCDs can shine brighter and be more power efficient at ... moreoled is better than ips. that is why 90percent of flagships and mid tier mobiles use that.

MrMing, 16 Sep 2020Many OLED panels (depending on quality of course) are brigh... moreIPS LCDs can shine brighter and be more power efficient at the same time compared to OLEDs. And IPS screens are better for sunlight visibility due to higher brightness attainable (some only prevent higher peak brightness due to power consumption constraints and to avoid too much black illumination). OLEDs specializes mostly on blacks, but using dark mode in direct sunlight would be useless, and whites are better handled by IPS screens, where OLEDs would typically consume more power than an IPS counterpart at the same level of visibility. Plus, longer time for OLED pixels to shine at their brightest means faster degradation, while IPS screens rely on a backlight, so they can last much longer.

Response times are indeed better on OLEDs, but it's not like such problem is so massive. Heck, we don't hear HRR IPS monitor owners complain about it even though their units definitely suffer from the same problem as well. It's really just because people are looking specifically for it. If nobody tries to find it, then nobody would notice. Simple as that.
I can now tell that my phone also indeed have some ghosting, but only because this comment section told me about it. If not for those comments, I would still be insanely inloved with the fluidity and smoothness of my 120Hz panel.

Laptops with OLED screens are generally more on media consumption than anything else. Gaming laptops, or productivity ones, however, still trust IPS screens more, not only because OLEDs are significantly more expensive, but the maintenance is ridiculously high for the slightest improvements. Picture quality goes to OLEDs in a 60-40 manner, but reliability goes to IPS big time in a 75-25 tally.

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DIscoverdose, 16 Sep 2020Well I received my X3 yesterday... I switch phone every 2 m... moreWhat sort of temperatures are you getting on battery and CPU?
Did you record 10h SOT? I have got 8h with a mix of 4G/WiFi, occasionally Bluetooth and gps

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ErceylanS, 16 Sep 2020One of the most Annoying issues Im facing in MIUI is that y... moreYou can actually change it. Go to apps > manage apps > three dots > default apps > video. There you go :)

ErceylanS, 16 Sep 2020One of the most Annoying issues Im facing in MIUI is that y... moreI completely agree with you!

Sasha0703, 16 Sep 2020Hello all. I've been debating to myself which is bette... moreNote 9 Pro can game but it was never meant for that. It has no dedicated passive cooling on a plastic frame with glass sandwich design. I have bought the Note 9 Pro for my GF and she loves it and she plays MLBB from time to time without issue. I bought her that phone since X3 is non-existent, now that it exist, there's no point choosing the RN9Pro over the X3 unless you really require having macro with AF.