POCO F3 Review




They listened to you and created the most powerful POCO so far. A faster and stronger device with no compromises. The POCO F3 features a powerful processor, lightning-fast storage, a brand new high refresh rate AMOLED screen, and that is just the beginning.

POCO F3 Review

This is the first Snapdragon 870 device, which is the same Snapdragon 865 processor but overclocked by about 10%. Though this isn’t the Snapdragon 888, I wouldn’t anyone could spot a difference.

POCO F3 Review

The screen is a 6.7-inch AMOLED, with a refresh rate of 120Hz, also features a touch sampling rate of 360Hz. This makes for an overall smooth experience. I will say that it isn’t as bright as the S21, but it’s a solid display.

Unlike other mid-tier phones which use a plastic body to keep costs down. The POCO F3 uses Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, which adds to the overall premium feel. They also use the same haptic engine as they use in their higher-end models, which I am a huge fan of.

The speakers are very loud and feature zero lag. This means that gaming and movie watching is a treat and I have no complaints about that.

The main 48MP camera may not be much to look at but takes some pretty sharp bright photos. The image processing software on the POCO F3 definitely needs a bit of work but does help to enhance photos I took especially at night. There is an AI mode and a couple of fun camera settings to take advantage of. The 8MP ultra-wide camera isn’t very good at all, the sides seem to lose any definition. The macro-lense is OK, but in this day and age do we really need one.

I am not a fan of the MIUI OS, not only is it bogged down by apps that I don’t want and can’t remove, but it also seems a tad buggy. A couple of times my 120Hz refresh rate was turned off for some reason. But it is a smooth overall experience thanks to the LPDDR5 RAM.

Battery life is impressive, with it going a full 24 hours before I started to worry about having to charge it. This is really heavy youtube use and a lot of TikTok.

Overall, the POCO F3 is one of the best mid-range phones I have ever used. The feature list is impressive, and the screen is just gorgous.

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