I’Ve got it here with me and we’re gon na check it out hi. My name is alex, and today we will have a look at the poco m3. We will see how good it is and, if it’s worth getting one in 2021, Music, just a short info. If you’re not aware of this brand poco used to be under the xiaomi umbrella, and now they went independent well. Sort of poco is well known for producing good value for money, smartphones in the budget and mid range areas they released in the market on august 2018, the famous pocophone f1, which was a flagship killer, then the f2 and some other more now they’ve released in the Market, the latest phone, which is the m3 which we’re gon na check today and it was released on 27 november 2020 on paper. It has good specs, but can it cope in 2021? Can this be the best budget smartphone? The poco m3 comes in this yellow color box, which i really like. Inside the box. We have a smaller one with the sim ejector tool, the user guide, the warranty card and a clear jelly case. Then we have the poco m3 itself, which we will have a look at later. Next, we have the 22 watt charger and the usb type c charging cable let’s get the phone and take off the plastic wrap. Now we can see this entry level smartphone, which looks really good for the price.
The back is made of plastic with rough leatherly texture that offers a good grip and hide any fingerprints at the top. It has the camera setup and the logo both covered by glossy plastic. The logo is quite big and bold. Personally, i like minimal plain subtle design when it comes to the back of the phone, but probably poco’s target is young people gosh. I feel old, as this is an entry level smartphone. You would not expect it to have a fingerprint reader or a dual speaker or even a headphone jack right. But what do you think of dual sim card slot and and a micro sd card slot boom? On one side it has the volume rocker and the power button that can be used as a fingerprint reader. These are easily identified due to their shape and size. On the other side, it has the slot for the sim cards and for the micro sd card at the top. It has the secondary speaker, the headphone jack and the infrared module and at the bottom it has the type c charging port the microphone and the primary speaker. Moving to the front. It has a beautiful and big 6.53 inch, ips lcd display with a 1080p resolution, 400 nits, brightness 60hz refresh rate and cornering gorilla glass 3.. It has a flat display, which i really like they are top bezel and bottom chin, and the aspect ratio is 19.5 by nine. There also is a front facing camera, but we will talk about it a bit later, so nothing too fancy from this smartphone.
In terms of display, it is quite big compared to my s10 plus, which is great for watching. Videos and playing games can also be used for productivity when we have two apps open. At the same time, in terms of interior hardware, this smartphone is packed with a snapdragon 662 chipset, a lower mid range chip released in 2019, 4 gigabyte ram and 128 gigabyte storage, which can be extended up to 520 gigabytes via the micro sd card. Probably the biggest selling point is the battery. It has a massive six thousand million battery fitted in here, whilst other smartphones of this size barely have at least four thousand million batteries combined with the 60hz display and the snapdragon 662 processor. The battery can easily last for 2 days in normal use. The poco m3 has 3 cameras set up. The main one has 48 megapixels and f 1.8. The second one has 2 megapixel and f 2.4, and it is used as a macro camera and the third one has 2 megapixel and f 2.4, and it is a depth sensor when taking pictures in pro mode. It allows you to shoot at full 48 megapixel and save pictures in raw. It doesn’t have a wide angle lens, which is a bit disappointing, as i would rather go for that one instead of the macro lens. But here are some samples, so you can make an idea of what these cameras can do. The pictures taken with the main camera are full of details.
Thanks to the 48 megapixel sensor. It does the job just fine Music. When it comes to the portrait mode. There is some depth of field provided by the third camera. The selfie camera also does an ok job. There is a medium to low level of details and some visible noise. It records at the maximum resolution of 1080p hd at 30 frames per second, and the slo mo is set at 720p and 120 fps. So there is no 4k video. Just by looking at the video. You can see that the contrast and colors are okay, but the level of details is medium and so is the dynamic range. Unfortunately, there is no image stabilization. So if you use this smartphone to point and shoot, you will need a gimbal. What you can see now is the test of the rear, main camera, and this is the quality of the sound. Let me know in the comment section below how it sounds and if this quality can be used for filming youtube videos, now i switch to the front facing camera and the integrated microphone. It has a decent quality that can easily be used for video conferences or video calls. Now that a big chunk of the population works from home. This is an 8 megapixel camera and f 2.1, which also records at the maximum resolution of 1080p and 30 frames per. Second, let me know is this enough to do tick. Tock videos for software poco m3 runs on android 10 with a custom mi ui 12 interface.
Similar to all the xiaomi smartphones, it is a clean interface and if you don’t like it, there are loads of android launchers that can be installed and used. I did mention that the poco m3 is also known as the 129 smartphone. Well, not anymore. Why? Because that price was for the pre order or the early bird and then it went back to the normal price of 169 dollars or even higher. There are two versions: the 64 gigabyte version and the 120 gigabyte version. Mine is the 128 version and i’ve got it from gearbest for 125 pounds or 169 dollars. Yes, it was an offer and i paid exactly the same price. As for the 64 gigabyte version, i will leave the link in the description below go check it out. I bet that you didn’t expect this smartphone to be yellow right. Well, if you don’t like bumblebee, then you can go for the other two options which are black and blue. The poco m3 is a great entry level smartphone and does what you want the smartphone to do. There are things that it does very well like the six thousand milliamp battery, the 48 megapixel camera and the 6.53 inch display, and there are things that it does just. Okay, like the 1080p video, the 60hz refresh rate display the snapdragon 662 processor and the 4 gigabytes of ram don’t, get me wrong. The chipset, combined with a 60hz display and with the massive battery, is a great combo.
Well, it is not the flagship, but what do you expect for 169 dollars now? How does it stand in terms of productivity and daily use? You know what i will switch over to the smartphone for the next month and see how it copes with all the tasks that i have to do daily. If you want to see the outcome you can subscribe and hit the notification bell to be notified when the video is out thanks for watching this video hit the like button.