POCO, as we already know it similar to Redmi, a sub brand of Xiaomi which focuses on the entry to mid range level smartphone that don’t break your piggy bank.

Today, we are going to take a look this newly launched POCO M3 Pro 5G. This smartphone is based on the new entry level 5G chipset from Mediatek – Dimensity 700. Surprisingly, this phone marks almost full resemblance in specs to the Redmi Note 10 5G.

MediaTek Dimensity 700 and its leading 7nm process offer flagship–level experience and power efficiency. This octa–core CPU operates at up to 2.2GHz, and fast UFS 2.2 storage supports power users with high performance when streaming videos, playing games, or snapping pictures. Supporting all this power is a large 5,000mAh (typ) battery that can last up to 2+ days**. The device also comes with a 22.5W in-box charger and supports 18W fast charging. Meanwhile, the Dual 5G SIM gives you 5G that’s always on.

The phone comes in two configurations : 4+64 GB or 6+128GB and runs on Android 11 MIUI 12. It has a 6.5″ FHD + LCD DotDisplay at 90 Hz. It comes with a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charge (In box charged included is a 22.5W)

At the back of the phone are 2 cameras and on the front is a selfie camera.

48 MP 1/2″ sensor 1.6um 4 in 1 super pixel at f/1.79
2 MP macro camera at f/2.4 with 2 MP depth sensor
8MP f/2.0 front camera

In terms of connecivity, it supports 2.4GHz/5GHz WIFI, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Multi-functional NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 • IR Blaster & FM radio (with headphones).

So, for all these functionalities it’s asking price is merely S$339 (was S$269 when launched). What kind of performance do we get ? Does it overheat ? Read on to find out.

By Harry