POCO X3 Pro faced with the inevitable question of whether it will become the reference mobile below 300 euros
A few days ago the editors of Engadget we made it quite clear: if you are looking for a good, beautiful and (quite) cheap mobile, the POCO X3 NFC it has no rival. The firm has just introduced its successor, the POCO X3 Pro, and the question is obvious. Will he be able POCO X3 Pro become the go-to phone number?
Of course, POCO has repeated the formula of success, and maintains and improves everything that has made its predecessor a success. What is clear is that the competition will be very difficult to compete with this mobile at this price (and at higher prices).
If it works, don’t touch it (a lot)
Our Xatakamóvil companions made a quick comparison from the current POCO catalog, which currently has the M3, the X3 NFC, the X3 Pro and the F3.
The specs are quite different between the former and the latter, but the thing is more diffuse between the two X3, which are more alike than POCO seems willing to confess.
In fact, the design is practically traced except for the two textures on the back, and what we notice are changes in specifications that mean that the mobile can certainly give more for (almost) the same. We have a more powerful processor, more RAM (in the top variant) and more and better storage.
It will be especially to see how the new set of cameras behaves, which low resolution of main sensor (lowering resolution from 64 to 48 Mpixels) and also ultra wide angle (from 13 to 8 Mpixels).
In the analysis of its predecessor we saw how its set of cameras was correct but it was not at the level of other similar mid-range: these impressions may change with the new proposal.
In the rest, few news: we are facing a terminal that, let’s remember, keep giving up 5G connectivity probably to cut its price a little more – it seems a reasonable sacrifice -, and we still do not have strong water resistance (although it is IP53 certified, more for splashes) or connectivity to the latest generation Wi-Fi 6 networks, already although Of course, we can enjoy Wi-Fi 5 networks (802.11ac).
We are therefore facing a terminal that is the obvious demonstration of “if it works, don’t touch it.” In POCO they have taken advantage of a good part of the POCO X3 NFC bet to develop a model that maybe it has appeared too soon.
That, in fact, may be the only big problem that this POCO model faces.
The ironic and true rival of the POCO X3 Pro is, attentive, the POCO X3 NFC
POCO’s staging is perhaps repetitive, but the most important detail in this range maintains its coherence: the starting price is 249 euros (it was 229 for its predecessor), and in that price range it is difficult to find competitive rivals.
Our experts in Engadget mentioned terminals like the Samsung Galaxy M51, the Realme 7 Pro (or the Realme 7 5G), the OPPO Find X2 Lite, the OnePlus N10 or the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. Everyone has their strengths, no doubt, but probably the most serious competitor of the POCO X3 Pro is, precisely, its predecessor, the POCO X3 NFC.
The reasons are obvious: its price was already attractive at launch, but now it is possible to find it even cheaper (Will they lower the official price while it is still available?) And its performance remains as good as when POCO pulled it out of its sleeve just six months ago.
It hasn’t been that long as for suddenly the POCO X3 NFC has become (far from it) obsolete, and although the new model is more powerful, it will be necessary to see if there are really differences in issues such as the quality of the camera to justify the jump from one to another.
Here it will be interesting to see what POCO does with the X3 NFC: We assume that you will stop selling it while supplies last and it will have fully migrated to the production of the new POCO X3 Pro, but it will be interesting to see what happens with two models that will coexist for a while and that will make the decision of which terminal to choose a little more difficult if we do not want to spend more than 300 euros on our new terminal.