Last year 2020 we got our hands on the POCO M3 that sure was an upgrade from its predecessor, and now we finally got the POCO M3 Pro version and it’s equipped with triple rear cameras, a 90Hz refresh rate display, and a 5G capable MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. Keep on reading for our quick hands-on.
Feeling light to grip, the POCO M3 Pro 5G has a 3D-curved glossy polycarbonate back with a noticeable POCO branding below its triple camera module. What we have is in the Power Black color, while other color variants available are Cool Blue and a bold POCO Yellow.
This design looks casually hype, however, it is such a smudge magnet so it’s best to put a case on.
For buttons and ports, on the right, we can find the volume rocker together with the power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner.
Meanwhile, on the left side is a hybrid card slot for either 2 nano-SIM cards or 1 nano-SIM plus a microSD card.
On top, we get a 3.5mm audio port and an IR blaster beside the secondary microphone.
At the bottom, you can find its down-firing loudspeakers, USB Type-C port, and main microphone.
Upfront we get a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD Dot Display with averagely slim bezels and a slightly thicker chin part. Similar to the non-pro POCO M3, it’s sealed with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection, but as one of the upgrades, this M3 Pro now has a DynamicSwitch 90Hz refresh rate option that automatically adjusts between 90Hz, 60Hz, 50Hz, and 30Hz—whichever is recommended.
Located on the upper-middle is a small notch for its front camera, and on top of it is the standard call speaker.
As for internals, the POCO M3 Pro is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 that supports 5G connectivity, of course. And it’s paired with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. It also runs on Android 11, skinned with Xiaomi’s modern-looking MIUI 12.
Battery-wise, it packs a large 5000mAh capacity, which is weirdly smaller compared to the POCO M3 non-pro version’s 6000mAh capacity. Nonetheless, we still get an 18W fast charging tech and the included 22.5W charger in the box.
Moving on to cameras, the setup is pretty much similar to its non-pro version. The triple shooters at the back are composed of a 48MP main, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, for selfies, we get an 8MP front camera.
We’ll dive deeper into this department in our full review, but for now, take a look at the few sample photos we got:
The POCO M3 Pro 5G will be available in two variants, the 4GB + 64GB is officially priced at Php8,990, while the higher 6GB + 128GB has a price of Php11,990. If you’re interested, both will be available for purchase at an early bird price of Php7,490 and Php9,490 respectively from June 3 to 4, and June 6 via Lazada.
And that’s it for now. Stay tuned for our full review in a couple of days, and do let us know in the comments what you think about the POCO M3 Pro 5G.
POCO M3 Pro 5G specs:
6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) Dot Display
90Hz refresh rate w/ DynamicSwitch
MediaTek Dimensity 700
ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
Triple rear cameras:
• 48MP F1.79 (main)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
8MP front camera
5G, 4G LTE
GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou
Fingerprint scanner (side)
Hi-Res Audio certification
3.5mm headphone jack
MIUI 12 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm
POCO Yellow, Power Black, Cool Blue