Poco C3 is the latest offering from Xiaomi in the sub 10000INR segment and is clearly aiming at the Realme C series . This pandemic year has been bad for the smartphone industry and so to speak every other industry but it is good to see that the companies are launching so many phones for every price segment.
Yes flagships with those cutting edge technologies and specs are present and competing but the majority of the population at least in India go for the low budget smartphones.With increasing numbers it is ensured that you will get the best.
Coming back to the Poco C3 it’s starting price is 7499 INR for the base variant and the top variant costs 8999 INR.If you compare it with the Realme C12 then it’s starting price is the same as that of the top variant of Poco C3 with almost similar specsheet.Let’ s have a look.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The Poco C3 is minimalistic in design I should say with nothing extravagant.The colours are bright and the edges of the phone are rounded.Bezels are present but it is the minimum you can expect from a phone of this price.
The phone is P2i splash proof.3.5mm jack for wired headphones is available and there is a triple SIM tray for two nano 4G sims and a micro SD card slot.Dimensions of the phone are 164.9× 77.1× 9mm and weight is 194g.
The display is a 6.43″ IPS LCD with 720×1600 resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio.The pixel density is~270ppi and is protected by Panda glass.On the front is a tear drop notch selfie shooter.The almost cinematic aspect ratio ensures immersive video watching experience along with gaming.
Poco C3 runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10.MIUI 12 has received quite good acclaims from tech experts.Yes the skin has a resemblance with iOS but the performance is quite good and bloatware is minimum.Obviously you also get the experience of Poco launcher.
Under the hood is the Mediatek Helio G35 SoC which clocks a maximum 2.3GHz in the octa core processor.The GPU is Power VR GE8320.The processor runs on 12nm technology.This chipset is also a game centric one obviously in the lower price range.
The base variant of the Poco C3 has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage while the top variant houses 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.The phone also features a dedicated slot for micro SD card which can expand storage upto 512GB.
Poco C3 houses a triple camera module on the back with a primary 13MP f/2.2 sensor,a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth/portrait sensor.The camera features AI scene recognition.As is evident from the presence of the depth sensor portraits are quite good.
On the front is a 5MP f/2.2 selfie shooter with HDR.
Videos of [email protected] can be captured from both the cameras.I should mention that the camera specs are identical to the Realme C12.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
Everybody wants a phone with long battery life and the Poco C3 doesn’t disappoint you as it houses a 5000 mAH battery with 10W charging capability.Better Battery 2.0 is a feature of this phone which is said to increase the battery life by 25%.
Arctic Blue,Lime Green and Matte Black are the colour options available.
As I said earlier that the Poco C3 directly competes with the Realme C12.The processor clocks a maximum of 2.3 GHz compared to 2GHz of the Realme phone.Camera specs are identical.The Poco C3 is also a clear winner when you compare the price as the same 3/32 GB variant costs less than the Realme C12.The top variant of 4/64GB can be compared with the Realme C15 which is also higher priced.
Batteries are also same.Moreover the 2MP cameras are similar which I absolutely dislike.
So what are your thoughts on the Poco C3? Please let me know in comments.