(Update, November 4: Our long-term review of the POCO X3 NFC is up!)
In the Philippines, the POCO X3 NFC comes in two variants. There’s a standard version and a premium edition priced at P10,990 (around $226) and P12,990 ($267), respectively.
Those are especially attractive prices for what the X3 brings to the table, including an LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch-sampling rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for added protection against bumps and drops. Not to mention, the battery is rated at 5,160mAh for longer usage and supports 33-watt fast charging out of the box.
The smartphone will be available for purchase close to midnight of September 9 at Xiaomi’s brand store on Shopee Philippines. Your color options are Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue.
As part of its initial sale in the Philippines, the POCO X3 NFC will be priced at P9,990 ($205) and P11,990 ($246), respectively, and will be bundled with freebies from September 9 to 10
As part of the POCO X3 NFC’s initial sale in the country, a 48-hour deal will be offered for the 64GB storage variant on Shopee. This will drop the price to P9,990 ($205) and customers will also receive a free POCO mousepad and Black Shark Fun Cooler with every purchase. The 128GB model, on the other hand, will drop to P11,990 ($246) and will be bundled with a free POCO digital pouch and Fun Cooler for a limited time.
The X3 will also be released at Xiaomi’s brand store on Lazada and offline through Authorized Mi Stores soon.
The #POCOX3 NFC that has #ExactlyWhatYouNeed— POCO (@POCOGlobal) September 7, 2020
☑️ Early bird price starts from €199
☑️ Leading 4G processor Snapdragon™ 732G
☑️ 120Hz refresh rate + 240Hz touch sampling rate
☑️ Flagship-level 64MP quad camera
☑️ 5160mAh battery with 33W fast charge
POCO X3 NFC global pricing
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is a gaming-focused chipset for midrange devices, sporting a performance Kryo 470 Prime that runs at up to 2.3GHz and an overclocked Adreno 618 GPU that delivers up to 15% better performance compared to the previous generation. According to Xiaomi, the POCO X3 can reach north of 300,000 in Antutu Benchmark, which basically crushes the results of most other mobile devices at this price point.
Additionally, the smartphone has LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus that combines a large copper heat pipe with a graphite sheet for better passive cooling. If you need a more aggressive cooling solution, POCO has partnered with Black Shark to make the Black Shark Fun Cooler fan accessory compatible with POCO’s latest midrange entry.
As for the rear-facing quad camera, the POCO X3 NFC is fitted with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor and f/1.89 lens, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a pair of 2-megapixel cameras for macro and portrait shooting. For selfies, the phone is equipped with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera.
Other key specs of Xiaomi’s new handset include a custom Android overlay based on Android 10 as well as NFC, as its name shows, for fast and easy pairing with compatible devices.
Video: POCO X3 NFC global launch, in case you missed the livestream
POCO X3 NFC specs
- 6.67-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate; 240Hz touch-sampling rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 8nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.89 (main), 13-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (depth) rear cameras
- 20-megapixel, f/2.2 /front camera
- Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
- 5,160mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C fast charging (0 to 100% in 65 minutes)
- MIUI 12 based on Android 10
- Colors: Shadow Gray, Cobalt Blue
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