The Xiaomi Poco C3 is the first mid-range smartphone from the Poco series. The device arrives in India as the rebranded version of the Redmi 9C. It comes with price tags of Rs 7,499.
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The phone major highlight includes a large-sized display, gaming-focused Helio G35 chipset, 13-megapixel, and a 5000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Poco C3 Key Specs & Features
- 6.43 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
- Android 10, MIUI 12
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
- 3GB, 4GB RAM
- 32GB, 64GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
- 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Triple Cameras
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Charging 10W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
On the design, the Xiaomi Poco C3 comes in a polycarbonate-bodied featuring a P2i nano-coating for splash-resistance. It measures 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm and weighs about 194 grams.
The panel is housing the cameras set up and it’s available in Arctic Blue, Lime Green, Matte Black colors. There is no fingerprint scanner on the Poco C3.
The Poco C3 flaunts an IPS LCD screen of 6.53 inches that produces an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and 270 PPI density. It has a tall aspect ratio of 20:9 with Rheinland certified screen which can effectively filter the harmful blue rays.
On the cameras department, the handset is blessed with triple rear cameras in a square-shaped. The camera module includes a 13-megapixel main lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and lastly, is a 2-megapixel depth assist lens with f/2.4 aperture, and also an LED flash for bright photos.
The front camera is 5 MP on the waterdrop notch. Other features on the main camera include 1080p videos and HDR.
Hardware and Software
The MediaTek Helio G35 chipset drives the Poco C3 along with an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2.3 GHz. This is the same chipset on the Redmi 9C and also on some other cheap phones from transition like Tecno Camon 15.
The chip is based on 12nm process technology and also paired with 3 GB / 4 GB of LPPDR4x RAM. There is a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. As for the inbuilt memory, it’s available in GB and 64 GB storage and it also has a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card.
Just like other recent phones, the Poco C3 is a ship with Android 10 out of box coupled with Poco launcher and MIUI 12 user interface on top.
Battery and Network
The smartphone has a 5000 mAh battery, sadly it does not come with fast charging technology. You will get standard charging of 10W only.
It has other connectivity options like a dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, micro USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi Poco C3 Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Poco C3 will sell for $102 for the 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage editions goes up to $125.
In Nigeria, the standard model will cost about 42,000 Naira, while in Ghana, it will sell for 600 Ghs and 14,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Xiaomi Poco C3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Poco C3:
- Platform: Android 10, MIUI 12
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm) Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 3GB, 4GB RAM
- Colours: 32GB, 64GB
- Dimension: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
- Weight: 195 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.43 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Panda Glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Triple Cameras, [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Charging 10W