POCO X3 Pro Review: The first Snapdragon 860 smartphone is surprisingly good

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Previously called CyanogenMod ROM and later renamed LineageOS, this is arguably the most popular custom ROM and comes with various features. LineageOS is still regarded as one of the best ROMs because it promises more stability and security. The official Pie update of this ROM has been rolled out for many devices.

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Even if Xiaomi improves the F2 Pro’s shooters with a software update in the future, it can’t easily upgrade the hardware to support US 5G — short of releasing a new version, anyway. Although the Snapdragon 860 is based on technology that is almost two years old, which is almost as old as the Bible by smartphone standards, it performs very well in the benchmarks. The Poco X3 Pro is currently one of the fastest mid-range smartphones and can clearly beat the Poco X3 NFC that is equipped with the Snapdragon 732G. Overall, the Poco X3 Pro even comes quite close to the Poco F3, which is powered by the Snapdragon 870. The fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button works very quickly – it unlocks the smartphone immediately after you put your finger on it. The unlocking speed is high here as well, but the detection rate is only good when either the ambient light or the display are bright enough.

  • It’s the fastest 4G chipset ever made by the company and POCO X3 Pro is the only phone that’s getting this chipset (as of now).
  • On the other hand, the Poco X3 Pro has a quad camera that is led by a 48-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture.
  • However, the regular X3 model in 2020 had a 64MP main and a 13MP ultra-wide camera along with the two 2MP sensors.
  • The haptic feedback is definitely better than most smartphones in this price category.
  • But when we move indoors the colors tend to look a bit flat.
  • On the other hand, Custom Recoveries were developed by coding enthusiasts and ROM developers.

It gives a similar experience to what you’d get from the Pixel Experience ROM because they’re both based on AOSP. Also, this custom ROM supports the substratum Theme engine, which can change the appearance of your device. Interestingly, the network connection and battery backup of this custom ROM is efficient, which are among the reasons many people prefer it. Techies have confirmed that this custom ROM delivers a smooth and seamless Android Pie experience on installed devices.

  • The standout feature is the gargantuan 7000mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
  • On the other hand, IPS (In-Plane Switching) screens, like the one of the Poco X3 Pro, are the slowest when it comes to pixel response.
  • When it comes time to charge the phone, the X3 Pro falters a bit.
  • I am a huge fan of side-mounted fingerprint readers as they are ergonomic and fast, and the same stays true for the Poco X3 Pro.

In short, this is one of the best cheap Android phones you can buy. In the PCMark test, the lavishly dimensioned energy storage device achieved an average runtime of 12 hours and 56 minutes. This should allow the vast majority of users to get by for one and a half to two days without a power supply. You can only visually distinguish between the Poco X3 NFC and the X3 Pro by their color. The Pro model is available in blue, black and “metal bronze”, the basic version only in blue and grey. The blue tone of the Pro version is also lighter than that of the NFC model.

But when you face issues during the update, you can use one of the below manual methods to update your mobile. After downloading the firmware from above link, get a functional USB cable, then follow the instructions via this link to https://www.dc.gr/unlock-the-power-of-your-sgh-m919-with-firmware-5/ learn how to flash Xiaomi Fastboot and recovery firmware. Download either the Fastboot or recovery firmware from the link(s) below and follow the recommended flashing instructions immediately after the download options. XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality.