No brand has before or since captured the collective eyes of Indian consumers with its first device launch as POCO did back in 2018. It seems that the company is set to repeat history with its latest offering, the POCO M3 Pro 5G. Powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, the POCO M3 Pro 5G brings a high refresh rate Full HD+ display, a triple camera setup, a 5,000mAh battery, and more, all at a starting price of Rs 13,999. The POCO M3 Pro 5G seems to be the device to beat in its price segment. Here’s everything that makes this device special.
MediaTek Dimensity 700 brings powerful performance and Dual SIM 5G connectivity
While 5G seemed to be a feature reserved for high-end smartphones, MediaTek challenged the status quo with its Dimensity 700 processor. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor enables smartphone manufacturers to deliver powerful performance and Dual SIM 5G connectivity at a competitive price. Built using the 7nm process, MediaTek Dimensity 700 is an octa-core processor comprising of two Cortex-A76 ‘Big’ cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. For the graphics, the processor uses a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU clocked at 950MHz.
With the MediaTek Dimensity 700 at its core, the POCO M3 Pro will deliver buttery smooth performance. Not only you will fly through the UI without any stutters, but the phone will also handle demanding tasks like gaming with ease. You are also getting super-fast LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage which makes it four times faster than typical mainstream smartphones with eMMC storage. Needless to say, you are not going to have any performance problems with the POCO M3 Pro. Apart from performance and 5G connectivity, MediaTek Dimensity 700 also enables POCO to deliver other incredible features like a high-resolution camera, longer battery life, high-refresh-rate displays, and more. So, let us check them out, shall we?
Buttery smooth high refresh rate Full HD+ display
The POCO M3 Pro packs a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen that has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels (~405 PPI). Protected by Gorilla Glass, the POCO M3 Pro’s Full HD+ display has a typical brightness of 400 nits and can hit 500 nits of peak brightness. All this mean is that you are getting an excellent screen with crisp visuals. You are going to enjoy watching your favourite TV shows and movies on this device. The panel boasts of 90Hz AdaptiveSync technology that makes the interaction feel silky smooth. The high refresh rate ensures that you get an enhanced experience whenever you are interacting with the smartphone. At the same time, the AdaptiveSync technology ensures that the display automatically reduces its refresh rate when not needed to conserve battery life. The display also supports 180Hz touch sampling rate, which comes in handy when you are playing high-octane games.
Triple rear camera setup with 48MP Main camera
The POCO M3 Pro brings a triple camera set up at the back. Headlining this setup is a 48MP, f/1.79 sensor that can capture an incredible level of details with true-to-life colours. It has a 79-degree wide field of view, allowing you to fit more area in a single picture. The wide field of view comes in handy when capturing a close subject or taking shots of beautiful landscapes. The camera also supports night mode photography, enabling you to capture photos with great details and low noise even in low light conditions. Accompanying the 48MP Main sensor is a 2MP depth sensor that allows the phone to capture beautiful portrait shots.
There’s also a 2MP macro sensor that lets you capture close-up shots. You can shoot some incredible looking photos using this mode. At the front, there’s an 8MP, f/2.0 camera that will take care of all your selfie needs. The POCO M3 Pro’s camera comes with several AI features such as the AI Beautify, AI Portrait mode, digital zoom up to 10x, face recognition, Pro colour, and more. All these features are made possible by the AI-camera enhancements of the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor.
Huge 5,000mAh battery that lasts for days
Powering the POCO M3 Pro is a 5,000mAh battery that can easily last you for two days. Even if you are a power user who takes a ton of photos and videos, and plays games for hours, the phone will easily go through an entire day without needing a charge. The big 5,000mAh is one reason why the POCO M3 Pro can deliver such good battery life, but it’s not the only reason. The efficiency of the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor also plays a role in enhancing the battery life of the smartphone. With its 7nm production process, which is up to 28% more power-efficient than an equivalent 8nm process, and power-saving features such as the MediaTek 5G UltraSave, the chipset ensures that the POCO M3 Pro is sipping the juice when not handling demanding tasks. This not only improves the battery life but also gives you a longer standby time. And when your phone does run out of battery, you can top it up quickly with the included 18W fast charging adapter.
Slim and beautiful design
The POCO M3 Pro sports a durable plastic build that looks beautiful. In a sea of similar-looking budget smartphones, the POCO M3 Pro stands out with its bold square camera cutout and dual-colour scheme. It comes in three colours; Cool Blue, Power Black, and Yellow, each more beautiful than the last. That said, the yellow one does seem to edge out the others, in my opinion. At just 8.9mm thick and 190g in weight, the phone is pocket-friendly and easy to handle, despite sporting a large Full HD+ display and big battery.
Apart from the main highlighting features, the POCO M3 Pro also brings a plethora of small goodies to enhance the overall experience of the smartphone. First, the device comes with a pre-applied screen protector and a case inside the box. You can start using the device the moment you unbox it without any worries. You will also love the side-mounted fingerprint sensor as it is both fast and reliable. You get dual-SIM support and USB-C charging. The POCO M3 Pro 5G is Hi-res audio certified, which means you will have a great time listening to music and watching movies. The phone also supports a microSD card, allowing you to expand the storage capacity without spending too much dough. You also get the latest MIUI 12 (POCO launcher) based on Android 11. That means you have access to the latest Android features and hundreds of customisation options that come baked into MIUI.
POCO M3 Pro 5G is an incredible smartphone for everyone
Considering its bold design, excellent features, Dual SIM 5G connectivity, and powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, the POCO M3 Pro 5G sure seems to bring a lot of value for your money. The device starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB version. You can spend a little more and get the 6GB+128GB version for just Rs 15,999. The phone is available to buy right now from Flipkart.com. Remember that this is early bird pricing, and it might change in the future.