Poco F3 isn’t a new smartphone by any means, and there’s even a newer version available today by the name of Poco F3 GT. However, it is still one of the most loved phones in the market. The phone was first announced on the 22nd of March 2021 and released 5 days later on the 27th of March 2021. Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G processor (7 nm), which is considered to be one of the fastest processors in 2021 powers this device. It has an octa-core processor and an impressive AnTuTu benchmark score of 672559 points. The Adreno 650 GPU looks after your gaming experience, which is further supported by the 120 Hz refresh rate.
The device supports connectivity from 2G to 5G. Therefore, if you are looking for a future-proof mid-range phone, Poco F3 definitely deserves your consideration. The Poco F3 supports dual Nano-SIM lacks an SD card slot. However, this shouldn’t be a huge problem as the base variant has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage, while the other variant has 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of internal storage. The price of the base variant is $346 while the price of the other variant is $410. For color, you get to choose between Arctic White, Night Black, and Deep Ocean Blue. It should be noted that the blue variant has major “POCO” branding on the back, which might not impress everyone.
To ensure that you have a smooth multimedia experience, the phone has a 6.67 inches E4 AMOLED screen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The experience is further improved due to the 85.9% screen-to-body ratio and 20:9 aspect ratio. Staying on the subject of multimedia experience, the phone has high-resolution audio and stereo speakers. On the software end, the Poco F3 runs Android 11, with MIUI 12.5.6 for Poco on top. If you are worried about protection, the phones scores big in that aspect as well.
The device has a glass front and back, both of which are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. While some marks should be deducted for having a plastic frame, the device also has an IP53 rating for dust and splash protection. The device weighs in at 196 grams, for which Poco should be credited, as they have managed to keep the device’s weight under 200 grams. The Poco F3 has a powerful 4520 mAh lithium polymer battery that delivers a great battery backup. The phone supports 33W fast charging and can go from 0 to 100 percent in 52 minutes, as per the ads.
The device has USB Type-C 2.0 and USB On-The-Go. For communication, the Poco F3 has dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS. While the device lacks FM Radio support, both NFC and Infrared port are present, which is nice to see. For quick unlock, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Other sensors that are available on this phone are gyro, proximity, compass, and color spectrum.
For taking pictures and videos, the phone has a 48 MP wide-angle camera, an 8 MP ultrawide camera, and a 5 MP macro camera on the rear. On the front, the Poco F3 has a 20 MP camera for taking selfies. The rear camera has features like LED flash, HDR, and panorama and allows you to record videos at 4K and 1080p. On the other hand, the front camera allows you to capture videos at 1080p and 720p. Unlike other areas, the camera performance is average.