POCO launched its first 5G smartphone, the POCO M3 Pro 5G in the global market. It is the budget smartphone with 5G connectivity. The device comes with a satisfactory design, specs, and an affordable price tag. So, let’s get into the specs, features, availability and Poco M3 Pro 5G expected price in Nepal.
POCO M3 Pro Specifications
|Body||161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 190 g|
|Display||6.5 inches, IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ), 500 nits (HBM)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM||4 / 6 GB|
|Storage||64 / 128 GB|
|OS||Android 11, MIUI 12|
|Rear Camera||Triple Cameras|
Primary: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|Video Resolution||Rear: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps |
Front: [email protected]
|Audio||Loudspeakers, 3.5mm headphone slot|
|Security||Fingerprint (side-mounted), Software based Face Unlock|
|Connectivity||5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5. 1, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC, Infrared, USB Type-C 2.0|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Poco Yellow, Power Black, Cool Blue|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 27,000 (4+64 GB) | Rs. 30,500 (6+128 GB) —Expected|
POCO M3 Pro 5G Overview
Display and Design
The M3 Pro flaunts a 6.5-inch centered punch hole IPS LCD screen. The FHD+ display pushes a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This display has a 90Hz refresh rate which automatically adjusts the refresh rate based on the content you are viewing. POCO calls it a DynamicSwitch feature where the phone switches between 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz.
As far as the design of the smartphone is concerned, it features a rectangular module slightly reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S21. However, the camera does not seem to be part of the frame like the Galaxy S21. Also, there’s a Poco branding just below the camera module. Similarly, the device features 3D curved back with glossy finish.
Further, the device measures 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, and weighs 190g. It is available in three colors – Poco Yellow, Power Blue, and Cool Blue.
Performance and memory
The core of the M3 Pro 5G is equipped with a 7nm Dimensity 700 chipset. This chipset surpassed the performance of Snapdragon 662 as well as the Snapdragon 720G processor on AnTuTu. It has eight cores, out of which two of them are Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.2GHz and remaining are Cortex-A55 clocked at 2.0GHz. The GPU is handled by Mali-G57 which has a frequency of 950MHz.
Anyway, you can choose between 4GB and 6GB of RAM configuration. In terms of storage, the handset is offered in 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It has a dual-hybrid SIM slot, so you can either dual 5G SIM cards or a 5G SIM and a MicroSD card (up to 1TB).
On the software front, the M3 Pro 5G boots on MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 11.
For cameras, the phone boasts a triple camera setup. Here, the primary sensor is a 48MP lens with f/1.79 aperture. It is a ½” sensor which outputs 12MP images with 4-in-1-pixel binning. Other lenses in the setup are two 2MP sensors for macro and portrait shots. For features, there’s a Night Mode and a time-lapse mode.
On the front the phone adorns an 8MP selfie camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
Battery and Miscellaneous
M3 Pro 5G gets its juice from a 5000mAh battery capacity that supports 18W fast charging. However, it comes with a 22.5W power adapter in the box. POCO states that it provides 2-days on a single charge depending on the usage.
Further, the phone packs an audio jack at the top alongside an IR blaster. Likewise, it also has NFC (region dependent) with support for payments and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics.
Poco M3 Pro 5G Price in Nepal & Availability
The POCO M3 Pro 5G price is €179 and €179 for the 4GB + 64GB version and 6GB + 128GB version respectively. We expect the POCO M3 Pro 5G price in Nepal to start around NPR 27,000 when it launches here.
|Poco M3 Pro 5G||Global Price||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|4/64GB||EUR 179||NPR 27,000|
|6/128GB||EUR 199||NPR 30,500|