Best Smartphone: Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC vs. OnePlus 6

The Poco X3


The Poco X3 might not be a big upgrade on the Poco F1. But if you are looking for an upgrade over the current generation flagships, then the Poco X3 is one of the best options in the segment right now. The main attraction of the Poco X3 is the full-screen display and 3D Face Unlock. The other highlight of the smartphone is its 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage variant, which makes the Poco X3 easily the most powerful smartphone in the sub-Rs. 20k segment. The Poco X3 also offers dual 4G VoLTE, and the smartphone packs in a 3000mAh battery that also supports fast charging. The Poco X3 also offers a headphone jack, and the company’s dedicated Pocophone Sound engine has been upgraded with the new phone.


The OnePlus 6


The OnePlus 6 is another device that has been launched to challenge the Xiaomi Poco X3. You get the same design and specifications as the Poco X3 and also a 6.28-inch FullHD+ display and a Snapdragon 845 chip with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The camera setup has also been changed, but it’s mostly the same with a dual-camera set up on the back and a 20-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The OnePlus 6 starts at Rs 34,999 in India, and it is also getting a Thunder Purple colour option in India, just like the Poco F1. Do you want the POCO X3 or the OnePlus 6? We get straight to the point in this comparison of the two phones, so let’s get started. Display Xiaomi POCO X3 vs OnePlus 6 The Xiaomi POCO X3 features a 6.


Design and Display


The Poco X3 is a slim, sleek smartphone that manages to look every bit the part. There is a notch up top which allows the Poco logo to be displayed, and you can slide the side bezels to get a full view. The fingerprint scanner on the back is very fast, but unlike the Poco F1, you don’t get the IR blaster that allows you to use your phone as a remote control. It also has dual-SIM support. The Poco X3 has a 6.3-inch display that has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The notch at the top houses the selfie camera, earpiece and sensors. The bottom edge has a Type-C USB port, two speaker grilles, microphone, and the IR blaster. On the left side is the power button and the volume rocker while the right side is marked with two microphones and the slot for a MicroSD card.


Performance and Camera Quality


The smartphone is certainly not up to the standard of other high-end Snapdragon 660 smartphones. It’s a bit sluggish at times and it’s not as lightning fast as the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) or the OnePlus 6 (2019). However, it is still worth praising because it should be much better than that, and the smartphone is still fast enough to run A.I. games like PUBG Mobile without lag. The Poco X3 has a dual camera setup on the rear which consists of a 12MP + 5MP sensor which is similar to the Poco F1. However, this time, the secondary lens has a 1.4μm pixel size. So, it offers slightly better performance than that of the Poco F1. However, the X3’s camera performance is still inferior to other flagship smartphones in this price segment like the OnePlus 6T.


Battery Life and Connectivity


Xiaomi has always taken the user experience to the next level. The phone ships with three layers of AI-powered camera features and a Screen Unlock feature which uses the sensors on the side of the phone for authentication. The fingerprint sensor is also accurate, fast, and lightning-fast. The Poco X3 features dual-SIM slots with a dedicated microSD slot as well. It comes with 4G VoLTE support on both SIM cards and you can use both simultaneously. This is a dual-SIM phone, however, you have to choose between 2 SIM cards or a hybrid slot which can accommodate either SIM card. The phone has a USB Type-C port for charging and there are two primary speakers on the Poco X3. As for connectivity, the smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. The phone comes with a 3.



On paper, the Poco F1 and the Poco X3 have a lot in common. The X3 has a larger, 18:9 notched display, 3GB RAM, better selfie camera and AI capabilities. However, in actual use, the X3 comes with some advantages and disadvantages which we will discuss in our full review.


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