The Poco F3 was launched on 22 March in an online event that started at 5:30 PS IST. The phone is the successor to the Poco F1 and features a completely new and classy look. At some point, it can even be mistaken as the Mi 11 because of the similar rear camera shape. However, a big part of the smartphone community has noted that the Poco F3 is just a rebrand of the Redmi K40 but with better specs. Apart from the new beautiful design, it also packs a punch when it comes to the hardware section. The phone which is 5G compatible is probably going to emerge as one of the best mid-range smartphones of 2021.
Poco F3 Price in India
Sales kick-off from March 27. As the phone comes in 2 models, there are only 2 prices. These are Rs. 31,100 for the 6GB/28 GB model and Rs. 34,410 for the 8 GB/256 GB model. In Euro’s these prices convert to €349 for the 6GB/128GB model and €399 for the 8GB/256GB model.
Specifications, Features and Details
First, the Poco F3 is a perfect choice for a budget gaming phone. Its specifications speak for themselves. It has all the features which are suitable for a gaming phone. The phone features a 6.6 inches AMOLED display which has a Full HD+ screen resolution. It has a 120 Hz screen refresh rate and a 360 Hz touch sampling rate which is perfect for a budget gaming phone. Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC chipset which has a Kryo 585 CPU that provides an uptick in performance compared to Snapdragon 865+, up to 3.2GHz, and utilizes the Adreno 650 GPU. This chipset is paired with 6 GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256 GB of internal storage respectively. It ships MIUI 12 with Android 11 skin out of the box.
The rear of the phone has a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide sensor, and a 5 MP macro sensor, and these cameras can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. The front of the phone has a 20 MP selfie camera which is in a centrally placed punch-hole cutout. A 4520 mAh non-removable battery with 33W fast charging support powers the Poco F3 and is recharged via a USB Type-C at the bottom of the phone.
Other interesting features on the Poco F3 include dual speakers, x-axis linear motor, Dolby Atmos, NFC, GPS, infrared port, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection, and dual SIM support. Sensors onboard include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and color spectrum.
Is the Poco F3 a good gaming phone?
In my opinion, I would say absolutely. Although it isn’t the best for high-end mobile gaming or esports, it is perfect for a budget gamer who can’t afford to buy the latest ROG Phone 5 or the Red Magic 6. Its cheap price, big FULL HD+ AMOLED display, high screen rate, a good amount of storage, and fast chipset make it a perfect budget gaming phone which can also be used as a primary phone for other tasks. The Game Turbo feature and dual speakers are an added advantage.