POCO C31

Launch Date : 30 September, 2021
POCO C31
7,999
Highlights
  • 32GB, 64 Storage / 3GB, 4GB RAM
  • 13MP +2MP + 2MP Primary Camera, 5MP Front Camera
  • 6.53 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio G25, Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

POCO C31: Specs Score

  • 2.9
    Camera
  • 3.6
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 4
    Value for Money
  • 3
    Performance
Rated at 66%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Big HD+ resolution IPS LCD screen
  • Camera : 2.9/5
    Basic triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3/5
    Based on mid-range processor
  • Battery : 3.6/5
    5,000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.1/5
    Base model offers 3GB RAM
  • Storage : 3/5
    Base model offers 32GB storage
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

POCO C31: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    114385 (v8)
  • GeekBench
    175 (Single Core) - 682 (Multi Core) (v5)

POCO C31: SAR VALUE - 1.6W/Kg (over 1 g)

  • Head
    0.506 W/Kg
  • Body
    0.833 W/Kg

POCO C31: TOP COMPETITORS

POCO C31: Price

POCO C31: Review

Poco C31: Design

The new budget Poco offering comes in the form of the Poco C31. The device has been launched with a dual-tone back panel and a big form factor. A square-shaped camera module is placed on the upper-left of the back panel. The Poco C31 flaunts a tall 6.53-inch display with 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen refresh rate is standard here and there is also a traditional waterdrop style notch o=for the selfie camera. The device can play HD videos online which makes it a suitable multimedia device while on the go.

 

Poco C31: Hardware Performance

The Poco C31 has been launched with the Helio G35 SoC which is an entry-level processor for gaming. The octa-core processor has PowerVR GE8320 support to render the graphics. The handset comes with 3GB/ 4GB RAM options, You can select the latter o to be assured of lag-free multitasking. The storage option announced are also dual, i.e, 64GB. For additional storage space, you can use up to a 512GB microSD card.  The device will perform well with low-end games and also general tasks.

 

Poco C31: Price To Specs Ratio

The Poco C31 has been announced in dual options. The base model with 3 GB RAM and 32GB storage option can be purchased at Rs. 8,499. The high-end variant which has 4GB RAM and 64Gb storage option is priced at Rs. 9,499 and can be purchased via online and offline stores in the country. The color options announced are Royal Blue and Shadow Black.

 

Poco C31: Camera Performance

The imaging setup on the Poco C31 features a triple-lens module at the rear where the primary sensor is a 13MP main camera. The other two sensors are a pair of 2MP lenses used for depth amd macro shots. The camera module will deliver average performance with all scenarios. The daylight images would be better compared to the low-light shots. There are some pre-loaded shooting modes that can improve the imaging experience. The handset employs a 5MP sensor for selfies and video calling.

 

Poco C31: Important/ Highlight

The Poco C31 important set of highlights include a physical fingerprint scanner for security and Android 11 OS. The device features a dedicated microSD card slot that supports dual SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. The handset has is backed by a big 5,000 mAh battery unit that supports standard charging speeds. With this size of the battery, the handset is expected to deliver a day of backup.

 

Poco C31: Verdict

The Poco C31 is one of the most competent devices in the sub Rs. 10,000 price segment. The device offers a triple-rear camera module which is still not common in this segment. Another big highlight here is a 5,000 mAh battery that can last almost a day with easy usage. This device is best suited for the audience who are looking for a general phone with all the necessary hardware. 

POCO C31: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI MIUI 12
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Shadow Grey, Royal Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date September, 2021
Indian Release Date 30 September, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
Weight 194 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 G25
CPU Octa core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.8 GHz) Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 32 GB (eMMC 5.1) Storage
RAM 3 GB 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, wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.2, wide) Front Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features 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 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
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 Face Unlock
Videos

POCO C31: FaQs

Does the Poco C31 support the 5G network?

No, the smartphone doesn't support the 5G network.

Poco C31 alternatives?

Realme C20, Moto G8 Power Lite can be considered as the Poco C31 alternatives.

What is the capacity of the battery on the Poco C31?

The Poco C31 packs a 5,000 mAh battery with support standard charging speeds.

Is there is a microSD card slot on the Poco C31?

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

How is the Poco C31 selfie camera?

It has 5MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.2.

What is the screen size of the Poco C31?

The handset has a 6.53-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution and a standard refresh rate.

What is the Android version on the Poco C31?

It ships with Android 11-based custom MIUI UI skin on top.

How many RAM variants are there in the Poco C31?

The phone comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM options.

Should I buy the Poco C31?

If you are looking for a smartphone with a large display, battery, and great processor under Rs. 10,000, can consider the Poco C31.

What is the integrated processor in the Poco C31?

The smartphone comes with the MediaTek Helio G35 processor.

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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