Here we have another cell phone from Poco this time. The M3, an intermediate device that brings differentiated design and lots of battery. Xiaomi, has been looking to raise the bar of exemplary cost benefit, and the recent Poco models are strong options for those looking for a good phone with a fair price is the M3 also a Good bet and worth more than its rivals, Samsung Motorola and LG Let’s check it out. The M3 has no reused design from the Redmi line for cost reduction.. Here we have an unprecedented look that was designed by Poco itself. It stands out for its rear finish in two materials.. The larger part is made of plastic with a texture that imitates leather. While next to the cameras, there is a large glass block to make the layout more symmetrical.. The texture improves the grip and makes the device less slippery, in addition to accumulating less fingerprint compared to others with glossy plastic finish.. This not only makes the Poco M3 unique, but also gives it a more premium phone feel than rivals such as the Moto G9 Power or Galaxy M21s.. The Poco M3 is not one of the most compact and lightweight, but it is also not a bad device to use with one hand. On the front. We have a more classic design with drop notch and thin edges.. The front glass has Gorilla Glass, 3 protection, which guarantees a good level of resistance against scratches and falls.
Even so, Poco sends a silicone case in the box.. On the left side, there is a micro SD drawer to support 2 chips without having to give up the expansion.. On the other side, we find the volume button and the power button which comes with a built in biometric reader. By default. It always stays on and unlocks quickly when your finger touches the sensor. At the top. There is the infrared emitter, a sound output and a headphone jack, while at the bottom there is another sound jack, USB C jack and microphone for calls.. The design is really cool, but what about the canvas? Poco has adopted a 60 Hz IPS LCD panel with full HD Plus resolution for the price you really can’t wait too long, as rivals also offer a similar panel.. The problem is the very low brightness level, which is less than a lot of input cell phones that we tested.. There is an external way to use outside the home, but it didn’t help much.. At least the contrast level is high to avoid washed colors and grayish black. Screen calibration tends to cooler tones, but you can change the temperature in the settings to reduce the bluish effect of White. We recommend switching from the automatic calibration profile to the default. Due to the two sound outputs. We have stereo audio on the Poco M3 and the best part is that the two speakers deliver balanced, sound different from other cell phones.
That use the call speaker as a secondary channel.. The power is good, with good bass, mid and treble reproduction. Xiaomi does not ship any headphones in the box, but at least there is standard input for you to plug in any headphones. You have to listen to your music.. The Poco M3 comes equipped with Snapdragon 662. The same chip present in Motorola’s rivals, so don’t expect surprising performance, especially when the MIUI 12 has been suffering from a lack of optimization in several Xiaomi phones.. As much as the M3 has 4GB of RAM, it ends up reloading, open applications. In the background quite often.. In our speed test, we had a lower score than rivals: Samsung, LG and Motorola.. This shows that Poco and Xiaomi need to get their software right. In benchmarks. We had results at the same level as the Moto G9 Power, which was already expected since both share the same chip. And in games. The Poco M3 can run lighter games like Subway, Surfers and Asphalt 9. Although the racing game from Gameloft features small gagging on Xiaomi phones. In PUBG, it was only possible to play in the balanced option and in COD Mobile in the lowest quality.. It is clear that this Poco intermediary is for casual players only. If performance is not exciting. The battery, on the other hand, is your highlight.. You have 6000 mAh that yield a lot. You can recharge the Poco M3 every other day. If you are not going to play or watch a lot of videos.
, Even with heavier use, you will still have battery for the whole day with surplus. Poco ships, a 22.5 watt charger in the box.. It is a powerful charger for the category, but it does not make the middleman spend a little time in the socket. To go from 0 to 100. It is necessary to wait almost three hours.. A quick charge of 15 minutes recovers only 10 of the battery, while the half hour guarantees 24 of battery.. The Poco M3 comes out of the box with Android 10 and at the time of publication of this review, it has not yet received Android 11.. The software version is MIUI 12, with the last security package of the system.. You have the same features as others in the past, like tapping the screen twice to turn it on and off two taps of the volume button to open the camera and a shortcut to turn on the flashlight or activate the Google assistant for example.. There is a dark mode that will not help save the battery due to the lack of an OLED screen as well as one handed use. In special features. You will find Game Turbo and the option of floating windows.. The overall experience of the interface is just decent. It lacks quotgasquot even for a device with Snapdragon 662 and in general use. It manages to be slower than rivals at Motorola.. Xiaomi has stood out in software before, but MIUI 12 needs an urgent diet.
. The Poco M3 comes with three cameras at the rear.. The main one has 48 MP of resolution, the secondary one has macro lens, and the last one helps in the blur of scenarios.. It is a pity not to have an ultra wide for wider pictures.. The camera of the Poco M3 is good for category. You will have detailed photos with sharpness and contrast, as we just think that the HDR does not work as well as it should, and some photos taken against the light end up being dark.. You can control this manually. Noise control software does its job well to avoid grainy photos at night.. The Poco M3 has night mode, but the adjustment is smooth and does not light up as much as we have from Motorola. The camera blurs and does just basic.. It does not present many errors in the clipping, but it makes the night photos darker and grainy.. The macro. One is the worst of the set. Lack of autofocus and the focal length of 4 cm does not allow you to get too close. It will be common to have blurry photos with this camera. The front has low resolution and, as a result, we have selfies with little detail. At least the contrast and colors are good.. The portrait mode works well and even helps to highlight the skin of the person photographed already in night shots. It is good to be close to a light source if you do not want to suffer from the grainy selfies.
. The Poco M3 camcorder is also simple and does not record in 4K or even full HD at 60fps.. Catch quality is only average.. There are a lot of shakes due to the lack of a stabilization system, but at least the focus is not slow.. The front end suffers a lot in dark places and presents videos with so many noises that it seems that the filming was done by a R 500 cell phone.. The audio capture is stereo, but there is no effort to cancel out the background. Noise., As you may have noticed, is the Poco M3 full of ups and downs. Is it worth it or does it have better options in the same price range? Its biggest rival in Brazil is the Moto G9 Power which brings the same chip and amount of RAM. Motorola’s is much faster. The battery lasts almost as well and takes a lot less time to recharge. In addition to having better cameras with more efficient night mode. From Samsung, we have the Galaxy M21s, which brings a better screen with its Super AMOLED panel. It is a little more agile in running with many applications, and its cameras are better in addition to having an ultra wide for wider pictures.. Even the LG K62 Plus has a more interesting photographic set and is above the Poco in speed of multitasking and does not lose so much in battery.. The downside of all of the above is that none has stereo sound like the Poco M3.
. The Poco M3 may appeal to you for its distinctive design and generous battery, but that’s, basically, what it has to offer. In addition to stereo audio., The screen could be better, the reload time is slow and the software lacks optimization and is out of date.. It is a cell phone aimed at casual players and can even record good photos during the day but is very limited in dark places.. The M3 is found in the national market, unofficially at around R 1400. Is it worth the price? Well, there are better options, but it is not a bad cell phone. Maybe R 1000 would be a fairer price for it, even more because it has no guarantee like the national ones.. Anyway, we help you find the best deals for him and all the other devices mentioned in this review. Just click on the links below. And take the opportunity to comment on what you think of the accessible cell phone from the Poco family..