When the Poco M3 Pro 5G launched back in May 2021, it took the smartphone market by swirl for its pricing. The good news is that it has continued its forte here in Nepal as well. Launched at a price of NRs. 23,999, it might very well be the cheapest 5G phone available to Nepali consumers. But with such a low price tag, what actually does the Poco M3 Pro has to offer, let’s take a closer look.
Poco M3 Pro 5G Overview:
To keep the cost low, the Poco M3 Pro 5G rocks a plastic build. The plastic frame holds together the plastic back and the front panel. Upfront is a 6.5” inch FHD+ DotDisplay protected by a slightly dated Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This is an LCD panel and the brightness here is 400nits that peaks up to 500nits in HBM (HighBrightness Mode). As for the refresh rate, the Poco M3 Pro can switch between 30,50,60, and 90Hz based on the type of content being viewed on the display. There’s a 360-degree ambient light sensor capable of adjusting the brightness minutely up to 4096 levels.
The glossy back panel houses the triple camera module with LED flash and the huge Poco branding. This is the aspect that differentiates it from the Redmi Note 10 5G that it basically is. As for the color options, The Poco M3 Pro 5G is available in three colors: Poco Yellow, Power Blue, and Cool Blue. The device measures 8.92mm in thickness and weighs in at 190 grams.
Performance and Memory:
At the helm of the Poco M3 Pro is the MediaTek Dimensity 700SoC. This octa-core chipset fabricated on the 7nm process features two clusters- two Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 2.0GHz, respectively. It is then paired with 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of UFS2.2 storage expandable via microSD. Do note that this is a hybrid SIM slot.
Handling the graphic duties is the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.
Software and Connectivity:
On the software front, the Poco M3 Pro 5G runs MIUI 12 built on top of Android 11.
When it comes to connectivity, the Poco M3 Pro 5G supports 12 different 5G bands and supports dual 5G standby. There’s dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac as well as Bluetooth 5.1. The Poco M3 Pro 5G does have NFC but it isn’t standard and is available only in select regions.
On the optics side of things, the triple camera setup on the back of the Poco M3 Pro comprises a Primary 48MP f/1.8 camera, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. The primary camera is a ½” inch sensor that helps in low light and shoots 12Mp shots natively with 4-in-1 pixel binning. The bummer here is that the Poco M Pro maxes out at 1080p 30fps video recording.
The selfie shooter is an 8MP f/2.0 lens that can also record 1080p 30fps videos.
Also Read: Poco M2 Reloaded launched in Nepal
Battery and Charging:
Powering up the internals is a 5000mAh Li-Po battery with support for 18Watt fast charging over USB-C and Poco bundles in a 22.5Watt charger inside the box.
Poco M3 Pro 5G Specifications:
|Dimensions||161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92mm, 190 grams|
|Display||6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 90Hz refresh rate with DynamicSwitch, 400 nits (typ), 500nits(HBM), Gorilla Glass 3|
|CPU||MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (7nm) Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Software/OS||Android 11, MIUI 12|
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm , 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, NFC (select region), IR Blaster|
|Battery||5000mAh with 18W fast charging (22.5W charger in-box) via USB-C|
|RAM/ Storage||4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable via micro SD- Hybrid slot)|
|Color Options||Power Black, Poco Yellow, Cool Blue|
Price and Availability:
The Poco M3 Pro 5G price in Nepal for the 4GB/64GB variant is NRs.23,999 and there’s no intel on when the 6GB/128GB variant will make its way here. While the phone has been officially launched, you’ll have to hold your horses a little. As Poco Nepal says it will be available soon via all Xiaomi authorized retail outlets across the country.
|Price in Nepal||NRs.23,999|