Poco M3 Pro 5G First Impressions: Competitive, but Is It Disruptive?

The Poco M3 Professional 5G is a extra highly effective model of the Poco M3 (Evaluation), and provides higher options and efficiency at a barely larger value. It boasts of a brand new design, a giant battery, and a high-refresh-rate show. That is now Poco’s most reasonably priced 5G smartphone, and it goes head-on towards the Realme 8 5G. I’ve simply obtained my arms on this telephone, and whereas there’s a whole lot of testing to be achieved, listed below are my preliminary impressions of it.

Poco provides two variants of the M3 Professional 5G in India, in three colors. I’ve the top-end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant within the Cool Blue trim. That is priced at Rs. 15,999. There is a decrease priced base variant too with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which begins at Rs. 13,999. Inside storage is expandable utilizing a microSD card within the hybrid dual-SIM slot. The opposite color choices are the extra delicate Energy Black, and the distinctive Poco Yellow.

The Poco M3 Professional 5G has a big 90Hz show with a full-HD+ decision


Poco has tried its greatest to masks the thickness of the M3 Professional 5G with rounded edges for the body and again panel. The highest and backside of the body are flattened, which provides to the attention-grabbing aesthetics. You get a headphone jack and IR emitter on the highest, and a USB Sort-C port and speaker on the backside. The Poco M3 Professional is not too heavy and has a pleasant in-hand really feel.

The recessed energy button on the correct additionally homes the fingerprint sensor, which works nicely with both a press or a faucet, relying on the way you set it up. The 6.5-inch full-HD+ LCD panel manages sharp visuals, first rate brightness, and vivid colors. I needed to manually set the refresh fee to 90Hz, after which animations and scrolling via menus felt lots smoother.

The Poco M3 Professional makes use of the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, identical to the Realme 8 5G. On paper, the 7nm SoC appears pretty highly effective for a telephone on this value phase, so gaming and normal multitasking should not be a problem. We’ll know for positive the way it copes with heavy masses as soon as we’re achieved testing it. 5G is after all the massive draw right here, however this characteristic shouldn’t be of a lot use in the mean time since 5G networks are a great distance from being a actuality in India.

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The Poco M3 Professional 5G options all the same old ports, together with a headphone jack and an IR emitter


The Poco M3 Professional 5G runs on MIUI 12.0.2 based mostly on Android 11. Within the brief time that I have been utilizing this telephone, MIUI’s infamously spammy apps equivalent to GetApps have been behaving themselves, and I hope this continues all through the evaluation interval. Poco has diminished the battery measurement to five,000mAh, in comparison with the 6,000mAh one within the Poco M3. That is nonetheless a fairly excessive capability although, and will simply ship greater than a day’s value of runtime. You get an 18W quick charger within the field.

Earlier than we wrap this up, we should always discuss in regards to the cameras, which appear a bit disappointing based mostly on specs. The first 48-megapixel digicam appears helpful sufficient, however Poco has ignored an ultra-wide digicam, which is baffling contemplating the value. As an alternative, you get two 2-megapixel sensors for macros and depth, which aren’t probably the most helpful, for my part. The entrance digicam has an 8-megapixel sensor. We’ll convey you the complete digicam efficiency report together with loads of pattern pictures within the closing evaluation.

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The Poco M3 Professional 5G lacks an ultra-wide digicam, which is shocking


The Poco M3 Professional 5G would not appear to be a phase disruptor just like the Poco X3 Professional (Evaluation), which in my thoughts, is a bit disappointing contemplating all of the hype round it. Actually, in the event you depart 5G out of the equation for a second, telephones equivalent to Xiaomi’s Redmi Be aware 10S and Redmi Be aware 10 Professional appear to be a lot better worth choices for about the identical value because the top-end Poco M3 Professional. I am going to reserve my closing verdict until I’ve completed testing the telephone so keep tuned to Devices 360 for the complete evaluation coming quickly.