Thank god for single malt whiskey is all i can say, but today we’re going to be taking a full on tour of the poco x3 pro now fans of the channel may remember. I banged on quite a lot about the poco x3 nfc last year, because it was one of the best budget smartphones of 2020, although it has since been superseded by the likes of xiaomi’s. Redmi. Note 10 pro so that’s, where the poco x3 pro comes in basically boasts a lot of the same specs and features but gives the performance a good old kick up the ass to make it a contender once again so i’m gon na whip, the poco x3 pro Out of its box, take you on a full on tour of the hardware and the software and for more on the latest greatest deck. Please do poke, subscribe and ding that notifications bell cheers welcome to the poco family. Thank you for choosing paco. Oh god, they’ve actually used the word on boarded as well it’s, almost as bad as uh reaching out. Everyone seems to be reaching out to each other in emails. These days, bunch of pervs anywho in this lovely, yellow box you’ve got one poco x3 pro you’ve got a whole bunch of poco stickers, so you can wear those and uh make it abundantly clear what your smartphone of choice is. Thankfully, none of them say i’ve on boarded with poko good to see. You’Ve got a good bit of condom case action, bundled in there to wrap around your poco x3 pro and keep it protected hold on to your pants because it’s, a highly exciting type c.
Usb cable and a big old chunky adapter as well and that’s it for the box and now it’s time to check out the poco x3 pro now. First up the poco x3 pro is proper, hefty at 215 grams, making it just as heavy as quite a lot of the meatiest flagships out there you’ve got a gorilla glass, 6 front end, which is an upgrade over the original nfc, which was gorilla, glass, 5 you’ve. Also got a pre installed screen protector for a bit of extra cover there and flip it around, and it is just your basic budget plastic arse. You can grab the poco x3 pro in three different colors. This is the frost blue model, but you can also grab it in phantom black and metal bronze guessing. It was probably quite late in the day when they were coming up with the names for those colors and by the time they got the third one. They were just like metal bronze, yeah, it that’ll do the more eagle eyed among you may have noticed. There is a subtle bit of poco brandon on the back end. There uh not quite as bad as some previous efforts to be fair, good on me, i’m, not a huge fan of the design on here. It does look quite budgety uh. Nothing particularly thrilling at all. You’Ve got kind of a two tone effect, because you’ve got like two matte strips down at the edges, and then it is sort of glossy in the middle does seem to be picking up a few little greasy prints here and there noteworthy design features include an edge Mounted fingerprint sensor and down below you’ve got that fan favorite the headphone jack let’s just quickly see what the sim tray situation is.
That’S fairly standard stuff you’ve got space for two sims in there, otherwise that second slot can be used for micro sd memory cards. Instead. Okay, so i’m, just going to quickly set up the poco x3 pro and then we’ll tour, the rest of the software and the hardware. All right, putco x3 pro is all set up ready for action. What you get here is the latest freshest android 11, with a bit of poco launcher action as well looks mostly like stock android until you sort of dive into the settings and that’s where you start to see the miui style, uh vibes here, they’ve got tons of Bonus features crammed in there on top of android, so some of those fresh new features like the control center, which was basically ripped straight off of ios, and you know what i’m absolutely fine with that, because it is really really good gives you fast access to all Of your smart home, goodies and absolutely tons of toggles as well all with a single swipe, so that is definitely nifty and, as usual, quick and easy customizations, you can mess around with the grids. The icon packs, all that good stuff. So my favorite bonus features like game turbo and video toolbox are present and correct. Video toolbox is particularly great if you’re watching something on youtube like a podcast or something where you don’t really need the video you just want the audio you’re going to be uh going out and about you want to turn off the screen, but keep on listening.
Just tap this wait for the little annoying countdown thing to finish and then hit ok and then, as you can see, the screen is off, but the audio is still going. Unfortunately, you do get the occasional ads popping up here on the poco launcher, which is a much maligned thing in me, ui to be fair in xiaomi’s, more premium smartphones. I haven’t really seen that happen, but it definitely happens here on the poco x3 pro. Quite rarely, though, usually only when you’re uh installing a new app and occasionally you might get one while using one of xiaomi’s own ads as well, though, touch what i haven’t seen that so far here on the poko, x3 prawn or people occasionally suspect that this is An ad but it’s actually just shortcuts to all of the various features that you’ve got here on the poco x3 pro, but sweet baby, tap dance and jesus. You get a lot of crap where pre installed here on the poco x3, pro lots of apps like tick tock, uh, pubg mobile, actually came pre installed bloody linkedin. They are paying a lot of people to put this bloody app on their bloody phones. Uninstall off your. I love the almost celebratory uh fanfare that happens when you get rid of one of these crappy apps. Now for your security leads, as i mentioned earlier, you do have that edge, mounted fingerprint sensor and so far seems nice and nippy and responsive just basically tap your finger against the scanner.
You don’t even need to push in the button and, as you see just straight in there now, you’ve got a good bit of face recognition as well. So if i just use a finger, i haven’t registered and, as you can see once again, just basically scans your mug and you’re straight in there there’s, absolutely no hanging about that’s for the storage options here on the pockel x3 pro you’ve got either 128 or 256 Gigs, depending on how much cash you throw at poco and it’s ufs 3.1 as well, which is great to see so nice and nippy that’s for that screen. Well, it’s. Basically, the same 6.67 inch ips display you found on the poco x3 nfc pro model once again has a full hd plus resolution reasonably sort of crisp, although obviously because it’s such a big panel, once you look a bit closer you’ll notice, the finer detail is missing. In some of your photos and your high res movies, you’ve also apparently got hdr 10 support here on the poco x3 pro, but unfortunately the likes of netflix, you can’t stream, hdr content. Yet hopefully that will come in a future. Update and colors are sort of reasonably punchy on the saturated display setting, but you can just leave it on the auto and it will adjust the color temperature and everything based on your environmental surroundings. Good wide viewing angles here on the pro, though, and you’ve only got a dinky little selfie orifice poking its way and intrusion on the scene when you are watching something back full screen.
As far as the brightness level goes it’s, not the brightest panel around. But you should just about do your outdoors as long as it’s, not too sunny and once again the poko x3 pro like the poco x3 nfc, before it sports a 120 hertz, refresh rate it’s actually set to 60 by default. You just have to nudge it up. If you want that silky smooth finish so let’s have a shift here. The audio one there’s a stereo speaker, set up here on the poco x3 pro, which is great to see let’s just bump up the volume low and make sure it doesn’t suck it’s a bit of plastic banding around the edges as well. You do actually get a uh, a headphone jack down below, which is something you don’t get those more premium samsung and yeah i’m happy with that output uh. Certainly that top speaker more than pulls its way. You know it’s not quite as strong as that bottom speaker, but it’s, certainly not a tiny waste of space uh, decent clarity on that top volume as well, should be having no problem. Uh you’re not watching a bit of youtube, netflix or whatever in a fairly noisy environment and as well as that headphone jack. Of course, you’ve got full bluetooth. Five support as well support for high res audio, all that good stuff, but the big new upgrade here on the poco x3 pro over that older nfc is the snapdragon 860 chopsticks packed inside freshly jiggered version of that excellent snapdragon 865 chipset, which powered a lot of Last year’s flagship phones, you’ve got a choice of either six or eight gigs of ddr4 ram here on the poco x34.
This is just the six gig model, but absolutely no worries whatsoever. Apps have just been loading up straight away and running absolutely impeccably. Haven’T noticed a single bit of slow down at all, of course, like the standard 865 from last year, the 860 does not come with a built in 5g modem and poco hasn’t shoved one in there either. So it is lte connectivity all the way. If that’s going to bother you, then you might want to get something like the xiaomi mi 10t light instead, which offers 5g on a budget uh. But right now, let’s check out the game and chops of the poco x3 pro with a good bit of call of duty action and, as with all miui devices, you’ve got that excellent game turbo a menu which you can just drag on the screen. This offers all kinds of bonus. Little shortcut features, including notifications blocking uh. You can open up other apps in a dinky little window as you’re playing so it’s, quite handy. If you want to watch a youtube walkthrough or just check your messages, while you’re gaming make sure the boss, man isn’t getting on you all on your grill it’s, a good news for gamers, because there are absolutely zero issues running call of duty mobile on those top Detail settings with the fastest possible frame rate as well. You got that adreno 640 gpu that deals with all that shenanigans, no worries the display supports 240 hertz touch samplings or certainly found it responsive enough, it’s a completely flat panel as well.
So that definitely helps and even if you’re going to be playing for a while, no worries there, because you’ve got that liquid cool tick, which is basically a bit of copper heat, pipe partnered up with some sexy graphite layer, action, there’s, bug, roll difference when it comes To the battery little poco x3 pro sports once again, a 5160 milliamp cell, just like that poco x3 nfc with that 33 watt fast charge and that battery should keep you going all day. Long, no worries, even if you’re absolutely more than the out of this thing. So the last up was fun and exciting. Poco x3, pro unboxing and tour let’s check out that quad lens rear camera tech. Now primary shooter is a 48 megapixel effort, but as with pretty much all smartphone shooters these days, it uses four in one pixel binning. So what you actually end up with is a 12 megapixel image and, as you can probably tell by the fact that that’s a really blurry shot my hand was trembling a little bit there’s, no optical image, stabilization built into that primary camera lens one more time. Keeping this still as humanly possible that’s a bit better now, you’ve got all the usual camera features on here. Give it hdr action which is set to auto by default. You’Ve got that ai mode as well, which can just help to uh analyze your scene and suggest particular mode. So, for instance, if it detects a face, you’ll see that it’ll swap to a bit of portrait action as well as that 48 megapixel primary shooter you’ve also got an eight megapixel ultra wide angle, uh lens, which i’m not expecting great things from i’m sure uh.
You know the color accuracy tends to suffer a bit. It’Ll, probably be quite low, detailed snaps. I know there’s more, certainly no telephoto lens on here, so that is just a two times: digital zoom, the other two lenses, are a basic two megapixel depth sensor for your portrait shots and a two megapixel macro lens. If that’s your kind of thing and if you’re a fan of bonus camera modes, then oh boy, you’re, gon na, be a happy camper because look at all the bonus, crap you get shoved on here. You got a 48 megapixel mod. If you do want to snap at that maximum resolution, you’ve got a night mode which usually comes in quite handy. In those low light conditions could just brighten things up a bit, but a long exposure if you’ve got a tripod or something handy, and you do have full pro controls as well. If you want to mess around with likes the shutter speed, the focus, the white balance and that can once again take shots at 48 megapixels, if you like, and if you’re shooting a whole movie or two well stood at full hd resolution 30 frames per second by Default being above that up to 60 fps or even all the way up to 4k at 30 fps and you do have xiaomi’s track move and object feature as well, which is quite handy if you’ve got a hyperactive kid or whatever. But as you can see there that only works at full hd at 30fps and last up for the poco x3 pro’s many camera lenses.
You’Ve got a 20 megapixel selfie shooter, which uh comes with the usual ei magic you’ve got your beautify action. I can slender myself. I can make my eyes massive sort out. My ridiculously big nose, maybe give myself a hero, chin bump up the chin bump up the lips. Oh i’m, gon na get straight on tinder with that. I don’t know about you, but i certainly would and that she blows the poco x3 pro in a nutshell and it’s great to see you got that snapdragon 860 chipset in there, which seems to handle everything, absolutely fine with gusto it’s assuming i’m going to need 5g Support in there to compete with xiaomi’s on me, 10t light as well, but you know what, if you just want a fast performance smartphone that bought some pretty strong, specs and solid battery life as well, then, basically, job done so be great. To hear your thoughts down below i’ve also been spending some time with the poco f3 uh, which i’ve actually had my sims slipped inside. So my full review of that should be going live around the same sort of time as this unboxing uh. So go check that out.