Poco was launched as a part of the Xiaomi brand in 2018. The name was noticed when it commenced the sale of its first phone, the Poco F1. The name was separated from Xiaomi in 2020. Poco is known for manufacturing phones that offer the maximum number of features at a reasonable price range. What remains to be seen is whether the Poco C3 will live up to the “minimal price, maximum features” slogan or not. This smartphone is being touted as the spun version of the phone – Redmi 9C.
With both the variants priced below Rs. 10,000/-, it is arguably one of the best budget smartphones you will find in the market today. The smartphone will be available in three magnificent colors for you to choose from – Lime Green, Arctic Blue, and Matte Black. The phone is available in 2 variants – 3GB RAM/32 GB storage, and the 4GB RAM/64 GB storage. This ensures that your phone is more than capable of multitasking without any screen lags.
What makes this phone so special is the fact that it offers a triple camera set up at the rear of the phone, along with a 5 MP selfie camera. The triple camera set up includes the main rear camera consisting of 13 MP, along with the 2 MP depth sensor as well as the 2 MP macro sensor. The 2 MP depth sensor will aid in measuring the distance between the two objects and portraying it in the photo akin to how the human eye sees it. This will lead to more realistic and more lifelike images.
The aim of the macro lens will be to capture the size of the object in relation to its surroundings accurately and relay it in the photo to create a lifelike experience. The features provided in the phone camera indicate that at the given price, the smartphone is packed with pro-camera features, to enable you to take better photos and videos. The phone’s fingerprint sensor is located at the back, below the cameras, to allow easy access.
The device also has a proximity sensor which detects when the user is holding the phone to their ear, and switches off the display automatically to prevent any accidental maneuvres on the phone, thereby making its use more convenient. This also helps in conserving the battery of the phone, giving you more usage time after a single charge. The phone is also equipped with an accelerometer, which helps it to center in on its orientation when it is being used by the consumer.
The smartphone has a 6.53 inches Full HD+ display. The device has a nano-coating to make it splash resistant. The phone will run on the Android 10 version coupled with the Helio Mediatek G35 chipset. The phone supports a 5,000 mAh battery, which is huge when compared with the given price range. The only disadvantage here is that it does not support fast charging as it is claimed to be a budget smartphone. The charger of this phone is powered at 10W.
This phone is a classic indication of the budget smartphones where the customers do not need to spend a lot of money to buy a qualitative product. The amazing camera functionality, coupled with the long-lasting battery makes this the best alternative for you if you are aiming for a basic smartphone that can multitask and provide you with quality photos and videos. However, if you are looking for something other than your basic daily usage, you might want to opt for a different model.