I don’t remember the last time I complained about a phone’s weight, but tipping the scales at 215 grams, the Poco X3 Pro warrants it. To put things into perspective, the Realme 8 Pro weighs in at 176 grams, and another mid-range device, the Oppo F19, weighs just 175 grams. It is not like you download the firmware file can’t lift a 215-gram phone, but it gets rather uncomfortable for prolonged one-handed use. Moreover, if you tend to hold the phone below the halfway point, there’s a good chance the X3 Pro will perform a backflip and land on the ground due to its weight. The phone’s width and thickness of 9.4 mm don’t help ergonomics either. Xiaomi and its spin-off brands have a knack for delivering excellent design and build at an affordable price.
Data speeds on the X3 Pro are comparable to my spare Pixel 4a. But the main issue here is that there is no support for VoLTE. I am in Southern California and am on the T-Mobile network.
Last year, the company introduced a budget flagship phone, named Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro. This phone is really a Flagship killer device in this range, because of its feature and budget. So, overall, the Poco X3 is comparable to Realme 7 Pro and Galaxy M31 in terms of camera performance, but not better than these alternatives. The later two have AMOLED displays and images look punchier on the phone display. There is some degradation in image quality with 13MP wide-angle camera, but that is to be expected in this price segment.
The Poco M4 Pro 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810, an octa-core processor that clocks up to 2.4GHz. The Poco M4 Pro 5G has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 395 PPI. While the M4 Pro is not waterproof, it does come with IP52 protection that keeps the device safe from dust and light splashes.
- With over 11+ hours of video playback time and 17+ hours when browsing the web, the battery life was exceptional.
- One feature that some may consider to be a downside with this phone is its camera.
- You can swipe between Photo, Video, Portrait, and Pro modes.
- Over on the front-facing camera, the 20MP sensor is capable enough, but the processing is a major letdown.
It’s a very impressive all-round phone, though competition is very stiff at this price point. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device. The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro isn’t equipped with 5G, but it offers a solid 4G frequency coverage that should be sufficient to use the device in Germany. Wireless connections are stable and reliable in the test. The small variant with 6/128 GB of storage is available in the Xiaomi store for 250 Euros (~$305).