The POCO brand entered the scene a few years ago with the POCOPHONE F1, offering flagship-level specs at a lower mid-range price tag. POCO then pivoted to offering mid-range and budget smartphones to better compete in price-conscious markets in Asia and Africa.

POCO M3 Hands-on: A Good-Looking Budget Phone

The POCO M3 (Image Courtesy XDA)

The brand’s European release, the POCO M3 is a steal for its price tag, the impressive device brings not only a quirky design but also a powerful punch of Snapdragon 662, a 48MP primary camera, and a 6000mAh battery which can reverse charge your devices.

On the front, the POCO M3 has a6.53-inch FHD+ (1080p) panel with a waterdrop notch while at the back it hosts a giant camera island taking up one-fourth of the back panel and housing 3 sensors along with very shouting POCO branding.

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The phone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 paired with 4 or 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and a faster UFS 2.1/2.2 flash storage.

“(POCO M3) got sold out in a week’s time. It took us (Xiaomi Kenya) a month to restock and now only a few pieces if not any are left. It is among the top 3 best selling devices on Jumia Kenya.”  Ramadhan Hassan (Xiaomi Marketing) told Techspace Africa.

POCO M3: Specifications

POCO M3 (Power Black, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) : Amazon.in: Electronics

Specification POCO M3
Dimensions and Weight
  • 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
  • 198g
  • 6.53″ FHD+ (2340×1080) IPS LCD;
  • Waterdrop notch
  • 400 nits brightness
  • L1 Widevine certified
  • Gorilla Glass 3 on front
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 662:

  • 4x performance Kryo 260 CPU cores (Up to 2.0GHz)
  • 4x efficiency Kryo 260 CPU cores

Adreno 610

RAM and Storage
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1/2.2 fash storage
Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging support
  • 22.5W fast charger (inside the box)
  • Reverse wired charging
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP, f/1.79, 0.8μ
  • Secondary: 2MP macro sensor, f/2.4, fixed focus
  • Tertiary: 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera
  • 8MP selfie shooter
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual speakers
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Hi-Res Audio certified
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB Type-C, USB 2.0
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • IR blaster
Android Version Android 10 with MIUI 12 for POCO

If you are looking for a budget device in Kenya, the POCO M3 is a decent contender coming in at around Sh14,999. Find it on Jumia Kenya 

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