Poco X3 GT Review
Poco recently revealed two GT phones with the Poco X3 GT and Poco F3 GT. The duo is targeting different regions – the X3 is for the Middle East and Asia excluding India, while the F3 is for India. These new GT versions are meant to deliver speed on a budget, and they definitely look interesting. Today we meet the Poco X3 GT and are ready to put it through its paces.
Poco and Xiaomi, two supposedly independent companies, are once again trying their best to confuse us. See, Poco X3 GT is not a new smart phone – it is a hostile renamed from Redmi Note 10 Pro Chinese . The focus here is on the Chinese language , as it has nothing to do with the global Redmi Note 10 Pro . And in case you were wondering, yes, the other F3 GT model is recycled too – it’s the Redmi K40 gaming version for China.
Long story short, the GT pair is not new, in fact, it has been sold in China for some time under the Redmi brand. However, global markets will get it in a different flavor, along with some changes in the user interface.
And with the Chinese Redmi Note 10 Pro unavailable around these parts of the world, we’re quite intrigued to see what the Poco X3 GT can do. It’s a promising offering with a 120Hz LCD screen, a fast Dimensity 1100 5G chip, three cameras, and a large 5000mAh battery with 67W fast charging.
The GT model has a lot in common with the Poco X3 Pro – an attractive IP53-rated design, 120Hz LCD screen, some solid hardware platforms, a triple camera on the back, and a large battery.
But it also improves on the Pro model with the latest Gorilla Glass Victus protection, a better 64MP primary camera (versus 48MP), and much faster 67W charging (versus 33W). Poco also advertises the screen for adaptive refresh rate – it should be able to switch between 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz automatically depending on the content.
The Dimensity 1100 SoC should be as powerful as the Snapdragon 860 inside the X3 Pro model. It’s also very close to the main Dimensity 1200 chip – the only notable difference being the omission of a specific Prime CPU core.
Enough introductions. Let’s go through the specs and start this review.
Xiaomi Poco X3 GT Specifications Glimpse:
- Body: 163.3 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, 193 grams; windshield (Gorilla Victus Glass), plastic back; IP53, dust and water splash protection.
- Screen: 6.60 inch IPS LCD, 120 Hz, HDR10, 450 nits (type), 1080 x 2400 pixels, aspect ratio 20: 9, 399 pixels per inch.
- الرقاقة: MediaTek MT6891Z Dimensity 1100 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)؛ مالي- G77 MC9.
- Memory: 128 GB RAM 8 GB, 256 GB RAM 8 GB; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 11, MIUI 12.5 for POCO.
- Rear camera: Wide (main) : 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra- wide angle : 8 MP, f/2.2, 120°, 1/4.0″ , 1.12 µm; Macro : 2 mega pixels, f / 2.4.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0 µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera : 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; Front camera : 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, 960fps.
- Battery: 5000 mAh. Fast charging 67W, 100% in 42 minutes (advertised), USB Power Delivery 3.0.
- misc: fingerprint reader (side-mounted); Infrared port default proximity sensor.
The obvious missing parts on the Poco X3 GT are the microSD slot and the 3.5-mm audio jack. It also doesn’t have dedicated game launchers like the Poco F3 GT, but we suspect many people will grieve over it. However, it could have made the GT badge more relevant and differentiated the GT model from the Pro model.
Unlock the Poco X3 GT case
Poco X3 GT is shipped inside a black paper box with rich content. Inside the box you’ll find a 67W power adapter and a 6A rated USB cable – the same combo that comes with the flagship Mi 11 Ultra.
In addition to the top-notch charger, the box also contains a transparent silicone case, a USB-C-to-3.5mm adapter, and a set of Poco stickers. And since Poco is all about “everything you need, nothing you don’t need,” we imagine end-buyers definitely need those stickers, right?