Xiaomi has traditionally offered only one brand of smartphones in India – Mi – and has failed to attract the average buyer in the country. For instance, their Redmi 5A can be had for just Rs. 5,999 but it is nowhere close to the Redmi 5 in terms of build quality or build process. The smartphone is nearly a year old, and it has been surpassed by the Redmi 5A Prime (Review) in India. With the Poco F1 (Review) now out and the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) also now out, Xiaomi is left with no reasonable option in India for selling a smartphone for under Rs. 10,000. To fill this gap, the Poco F1 became the latest smartphone from Xiaomi in India, and it has three variants. The base variant features a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display.
The Poco F1 and Poco F1 Lite are also available in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment, which makes it a tough category to stand out in. As usual, this article won’t be focused on price, as we believe a smartphone’s value for money mainly comes from its features, performance, design, and hardware, rather than the actual price tag. In the following sections, we’ll find out if the Poco C3 is the ideal smartphone for its price tag. Xiaomi Poco C3 Specifications The Poco C3 flaunts a 6.2-inch HD+ notched display with a notch at the top. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC which is paired with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics performance. The phone comes in three variants: one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and finally one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Poco claims that the Poco C3’s long battery life will enable you to continue gaming for long hours and still get a good amount of sleep at night. The device’s bottom-firing speaker is just about average and does not sound as great as we would have liked. The Poco C3’s in-display fingerprint scanner works well, but the placement is a little inconvenient as the sensor is right next to the camera module. The phone is splash resistant but does not support expandable storage. The Poco C3 is powered by a decent Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with 3GB of RAM. The Poco C3 features a 6.2-inch notched display that offers good brightness levels and strong colours. However, the device’s tall and narrow display panel makes it impossible to view the screen while sitting sideways.
The Xiaomi Poco C3 is a truly appealing budget smartphone with some truly impressive features. So, without further ado, let’s see what makes the Poco C3 the best phone you can buy in this price segment. Xiaomi Poco Poco C3 Specifications Display: 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display (1440 x 720 pixels resolution), 2.5D curved glass 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display (1440 x 720 pixels resolution), 2.5D curved glass Software: MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, at the back (next to the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor) Yes, at the back (next to the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor) Face Unlock: Yes Yes CPU: Up to 2.0 GHz octa-core Kryo 260 processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 14nm Up to 2.
If you’re an Indian smartphone user, then we believe the Poco brand is a huge deal. The sub-Rs. 10,000 segment is underpenetrated in India and Xiaomi has announced a slew of sub-Rs. 12,000 smartphones this year, including the Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, and the Poco F1. Out of these three smartphones, which is the best choice for you? If the Poco F1 is too expensive, or you don’t fancy the Xiaomi brand, or just don’t want to buy a sub-15K smartphone, then we recommend you to go with one of these 3 smartphones. You won’t be disappointed. Let’s get into it. Note: All of these smartphones are officially priced in India. Xiaomi Poco F1 vs Mi A2 vs Mi A2 Lite vs Realme 1 vs Realme 2 vs Moto G6 Play vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Nokia 6.
Poco, a Xiaomi sub-brand, recently launched the Poco C3 in the country with a price tag of Rs. 9,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It is expected to be priced slightly higher on the retail shelves in the coming days. Let’s find out if it’s worth the purchase. Poco F1 First Impressions Poco F1 First Impressions Poco F1 vs Xiaomi Poco F1: Specifications Poco F1 is a gaming smartphone with a massive 4000mAh battery, which is much larger than the 3500mAh battery present in the Poco F1. Both smartphones also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood and both run the latest version of MIUI. The Poco F1 gets 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage whereas the Poco C3 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Poco made quite an impact in India with the arrival of the first three Poco-branded smartphones, and they were initially available exclusively via Flipkart. However, the company has now partnered with Amazon India, and the three phones are now available at all major online and offline retailers. The Poco F1 has gained massive popularity in India, and Xiaomi believes it will be the company’s next big hit in the country. However, the price of the smartphone has already gone up to Rs. 29,999, and there is no way it is worth this price tag. There is no denying the performance of the Poco F1, but the real-life performance can be somewhat disappointing, and the gaming performance isn’t great as well. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a solid smartphone and does everything well.