Poco X3 NFC review

15 September 2020


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  • Anonymous

Lost the AR Core

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.

  • sq2013

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.

  • Sarkirssian

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.

  • Arebx

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!

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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.

  • Patoilo

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

  • Patoilo

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.

  • DIscoverdose

Well I received my X3 yesterday... I switch phone every 2 months and I come from MI10.
And for 169€ (launch price in france) it's amazing.
Can't see ghosting, and speakers are on the same level as Zenfone 7.
Was worried about IPS (my last IPS was on Zenfone 6) and, well that's an ok display. Not amazing, but fine with it.
I can't understand the price difference between X3 and MI10 or even Galaxy 20 lineup.
You can go with the x3, ok camera, ok screen, ok speakers, ok performance, and good battery (~ 10hrs sot on 4G)

  • MrMing

Shanti Dope, 16 Sep 2020Ghosting isn't even a big problem on phones like this.... moreMany OLED panels (depending on quality of course) are brighter than an IPS LCS panel. You are also likely to use the phone outdoors, but not a monitor or laptop. Probably this is why smartphone users tend to favor OLED than LCD. Touchscreen works better in an OLED panel than LCD panel. I think it's quite rare to find a laptop with touchscreen LCD panel (one of the most popular OLED touchscreen laptops, for example, the HP Spectre x360).

One of the most Annoying issues Im facing in MIUI is that you cannot change the video player from the default MiVideo player (in both MIUI 11 and 12)... Im using Note 8 Pro and love the device overall but this is one of the most annoying things for me due to which Im thinking to switch brand.... Sadly back to the less value for money Samsung or OnePlus phones lol.

Hello all. I've been debating to myself which is better to get. Redmi 9 pro or poco x3 nfc. It would really help me to decide if any one can tell me their experience about the battery, is there any heating issues? What about gaming? i usually just game for 2 straight hours.. And mostly i like to listen to music. Thanks.

Ghosting isn't even a big problem on phones like this. Especially not for the price.
I now currently use a K30 5G with the same 120Hz panel, and coming from someone who have used a Galaxy S20 Ultra in 120Hz mode, there's absolutely no visible difference in terms of motion or fluidity of the panel when scrolling.
Maybe I can see them sometimes, but that's only because I'm specifically looking for them.
About the uneven backlighting, I can't tell that it's so severe because I only see halos on my screen around the two punch hole cameras and a little bit on the bottom, which aren't any big of a deal considering it's still a great panel otherwise, with support for HDR10+ and HLG formats. One thing's for sure is, this IPS panel would certainly last longer than an OLED panel, with low risk of burn ins, and is also much cheaper to replace in comparison.

Come on! We're still using IPS PC monitors with high refresh rate for even the most expensive PC sets today, and even the most expensive luxurious cars today still use LCD screens on their dashboards and function screen, so I don't see the reason for the hate for IPS screens when, in fact, they're much more economical and practical in real world usage.
Of course OLEDs have many advantages to IPS screens, but it's not like it's no longer a usable technology. You guys are foolishly crying for every bit of details on something that's actually trying to offer a great value device that many, if not all can afford.
This is NOT a high end phone, so don't treat it like one, and definitely use a more appropriate standard to rate it.

  • Anonymous

Basically one problem is suddenly "so many", my favourite. Anyway I want something else.

Thinking and reading it here, ghosting should better be expected on most current HRR IPS. Are there even any IPS HRR ghosting-free panels around? Sorry Idk any and was never looking up.

About phone. When exactly is 120Hz being used? No manual switching I assume.

Seems the best way is to check phone out in person if possible. (which prevents from quick purchase)

vk, 16 Sep 2020the Realme 7 pro is a better alternative featuring Amoled s... moreRealme 7 pro is much more expensive than Poco X3. Realme 7 will be more acceptable in pricing when compared to Poco X3