POCO C3
7,499
Highlights
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 6.53 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio G35, Octo Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

POCO C3: Specs Score

  • 3.3
    Camera
  • 3.7
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.7
    Value for Money
  • 3.5
    Performance
Rated at 72.5%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    HD+ 6.53-inch display
  • Camera : 3.3/5
    Basic triple-camera setup
  • Processor : 3.5/5
    Best-in-class chipset
  • Battery : 3.7/5
    Huge battery sans fast charging
  • RAM : 3.3/5
    Limited 3GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G connectivity

POCO C3: Price

POCO C3: Review

Pros
  • Cheap Price tag
  • Big 5,000 mAh battery
  • P2i Splash proof coating
Cons
  • Standard HD+ Display
  • No fast charging support

Poco C3: Design

Poco C3 has arrived as the latest budget offering by the brand in the Indian market. The device features a dual-textured rear panel which gives it an appealing look. The handset features a square-shaped triple-rear camera array along with the LED flash. Right below it is the Poco branding. Moving to the front, the device flaunts a basic design. There are a waterdrop style notch and a thick bottom bezel.  The handset sports a 6.53-inch display which is an LCD panel that has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. This is standard for the majority of the budget smartphones available in the market. The device will be able to stream 720p videos on OTT platforms such as Netflix and YouTube.

Poco C3: Hardware Performance

The Poco C3 uses the MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor as its brain of operations. This is a new entry-level gaming processor which has a clock speed of 2.3Ghz. The processor is paired up with PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle all the graphics. The device comes with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device has an additional up to 512GB microSD card support to suffice all the storage requirements. The smartphone is well equipped to handle day-to-day tasks with ease. The device will also deliver well on gaming with the help of new chipset.

Poco C3: Price To Specs Ratio

The Poco C3 is launched at an asking price of Rs. 7,499. You get the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage at this price. The high-end variant which packs 4GB RAM and 32GB storage option is priced at Rs. 8,999. The device can be purchased in three different shades including Arctic Blue, Lime Green, and Matte Black. The device carries a competitive price tag considering the good set of internals it packs.

Poco C3: Camera Performance

The Poco C3 uses three cameras at the rear form imaging. The square-shaped camera setup features a 13MP primary sensor that has an f/2.2 aperture. There is a pair of 2MP sensors with an f/2.4 aperture that function as the macro and depth sensors. The device can click hardware-based bokeh effects and also offer standard shooting modes such as HDR and Panorama. The waterdrop notch is equipped with a 5MP camera sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. This is used to click selfies and for video calling.

Poco C3: Important/Highlight Features

The Poco C3’s highlight feature is its big 5,000 mAh battery. This huge battery combined with a basic set of hardware allows for a backup of more than a day on a single charge. Since this is a budget smartphone, it comes void of fast charging support and ships with a standard 10W charging technology. The software is handled by Android 10 OS with custom MIUI skin on top. The device comes with P2i splash-proof coating.

Poco C3: Verdict

Poco is a popular brand for budget smartphones in India. The Poco C3 is a well-rounded smartphone in the sub Rs. 10,000 price mark. Its processor is powerful for daily tasks and can handle gaming as well. The rear camera setup is suitable for daylight images. Also, the battery setup is big enough for longer backup.

POCO C3: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 10
Custom UI MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Arctic Blue, Lime Green, Matte Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date 2020
Indian Release Date 06 October, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0 mm
Weight 196 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.53 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35
CPU Octa core 2.3 GHz
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB (eMMC 5.1) Storage
RAM 3 GB (LPDDR4x) RAM
External Storage up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2, rear) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) +2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.2) Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
Infrared Port Yes
USB micro USB
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Splash Resistance
Videos

POCO C3: FaQs

  • How is the Poco C3 selfie camera?

    It has 5MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

  • Does the Poco C3 support 5G?

    The Poco C3 does not support the 5G network.

  • What is the screen size of the Poco C3?

    It has a 6.53-inches HD+ LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

  • What is the Android version on the Poco C3?

    It ships with Android 10-based MIUI 12 out-of-the-box.

  • Does the Poco C3 have a notch display?

    Yes, the handset does feature a notch display.

  • Poco C3 alternatives?

    Realme C15, Galaxy M01 can be considered as the Poco C3 alternatives.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Poco C3?

    yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on Poco C3?

    The Poco C3 is fuelled by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 10W charging technology.

  • Which phone is better, Poco C3 or Realme C15?

    Both handsets come with same MediaTek Helio G35 chipset but the price of the Realme C15 is little higher than the Poco C3. However, the Realme C15 has 13MP quad lens, while the Poco C3 packs 13MP triple lens. The Poco C3 is P2i-rated for splash resistance. So, if you want a cheaper phone, then go with the Poco C3, and if you want a better camera setup at a slightly higher price, then pick the Realme C15.

  • Is Poco C3 good for gaming?

    The handset comes with the gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G35 chipset which can handle daily usage and casual gaming.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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