Poco M3 Pro 5G Review | Best affordable 5G phone?
Reviewing Xiaomi’s Poco M3 Pro 5G, a budget friendly smartphone starting from £179 in the UK (or cheaper in Xiaomi’s many sales). You get the same camera tech and MiUI 12 experience as the original M3, but the Poco M3 Pro boosts performance with a Dimensity 700 chipset. That’s great news for gamers who want to play PubG or CODM, while also adding 5G support for a cheap price.
I’ve been testing this budget 5G phone as my full-time handset so here’s my final verdict, check out my unboxing for a full tour.
Starting with the best stuff – the performance is definitely a big upgrade vs the original, so now you can get gaming and everyday shenanigans are smooth. That FHD display is crisp and reasonably bright for the price (although the auto brightness is once again borked) while the battery life is great.
Xiaomi’s MiUI 12 is still very much love or hate. It can be quirky here on the Poco M3 Pro 5G, with loads of crapware stuffed on top, but it adds some great features to Android as well. And while the camera undeniably struggles in tough conditions, it’s fine for everyday pics.
Of course, at this price, the M3 Pro is up against the Poco X3 NFC/Pro, which aren’t much more expensive, plus the Nokia 5.4 with its guaranteed updates and Moto G50 which also boasts 5G.
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Review Chapters:
0:00 – Baldy banging on
0:32 – Design
1:33 – MiUI 12 & Features
2:56 – Screen & Audio
4:47 – Performance & Gaming
5:49 – Battery life
6:19 – Camera testing
8:16 – Verdict
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