Regardless of a limited portfolio, we have seen that Poco has established itself in the Australian market meaningfully – very much like other smartphone giants. Since its inception, the Poco smartphone brand has been growing every year. The company started its 2021 by enticing buyers with its Poco M3 and has now introduced the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G in Australia, which looks and feels like a premium phone at an affordable price tag.
As the name suggests, it’s a successor to the Poco M3 smartphone with many improvements in terms of design and display, such as a 90Hz refresh rate. Some other highlights are related to its 6.5-inch IPS LCD, MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset, 6GB of RAM, triple camera configuration, and 5000mAh battery.
Design & Display
Taking a close look at the overall design of the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphone, it doesn’t look as similar as the Poco M3 device. The rear panel is blessed with plastic, whereas the front is covered with glass alongside Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Moreover, the triple camera configuration looks smooth and it measures 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm in dimensions with 190 grams of weight.
On the front, you find a waterdrop-like notch with a screen size of 6.5-inch under IPS LCD technology. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with a pixel density of 405 PPI. Moreover, it has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.7% and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G is backed by a triple camera setup on the back. This entire setup consists of a 48MP primary camera lens – followed by a 2MP macro camera lens and another 2MP depth sensor for professional photography. Moreover, you get a chance to enjoy an LED alongside other features such as Panorama, HDR, Touch to Focus, Autofocus, and more. Upfront, selfie fanatics will get an average 8MP camera lens for selfies as well as video calls. Both front and back configurations are limited to recording 1080p videos at 30fps only.
Software & Hardware
On the performance side, the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G is loaded with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset, which appears more capable than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset on a regular Poco M3 phone. In addition to the processor, it has got you covered with the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, which is solely responsible for graphics and gaming. In terms of RAM and storage, the phone arrives in two different tiers to choose from – such as 4GB and 6GB with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, respectively.
Battery & Connectivity
A 5000mAh non-removable battery inside the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G is ready to provide you with uninterrupted gaming and movie sessions throughout the day. Furthermore, it’s well-supported by 18W fast-charging technology to restore the battery in a jiffy. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a bunch of regular connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, Hotspot, Bluetooth, as well as USB Type-C 2.0.
Release Date & Price
The Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphone arrived in stores back on May 22nd, 2021. Initially, the phone was only available in its homeland China, and now, Aussies across Australia, i.e., Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, and Adelaide, can go for it right now. The base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is priced at AU$260, whereas the Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G Prices in Australia for 6GB/128GB variant range from AU$290 to AU$330. Considering this price tag, it seems far less expensive as compared to Realme’s 8 5G as well as the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G smartphones.