POCO F3 presented - top (5G) processor, top (120 Hz) display and ...

by Timo22. March 2021

POCO Global today introduced two new smartphones. The new "performance monster" is the POCO F3 with a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G processor and a high-resolution 120 Hz AMOLED display. You can also expect perfect stereo sound with Dolby Atmos support and a triple camera system.

Sales start on March 30, 2021. You can find more details in the article.






Processor and memory
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
GPU: Adreno 650
Internal storage: 128 / 256GB (UFS3.1)
Memory extension: no

Display type: AMOLED DotDisplay
Display diagonal: 6.67 inches
Display resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels
Display frequency: 120 Hz
Display brightness: up to 1300 cd / m²
Screen Protector: Gorilla Glass 5

HDR: HDR10 +
Sampling rate: 360 Hz
Multitouch: 10 fingers

Main camera: 48 MP Sony IMX582 (1/2 ", f / 1.79 aperture)
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP (FOV 119 °, f / 2.2 aperture)
Telephoto macro camera: 5MP (focus: 3-7cm, f / 2.4 aperture)

Front camera: 20 MP (f / 2.45 aperture)

SIM type: Dual Nano SIM
SIM size: Nano SIM
eSIM: No.

GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/66
TD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41
5G NR: n1/n3/n5/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78

WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
Bluetooth: 5.1
Position: GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo

* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
* Proximity Sensor
* Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
* IR blaster

Battery: 4.520 mAh
Fast charge function: 33 Watt
Qi store: no

Operating system: Android 11 (MIUI 12)
Connection: USB-C
Size: 163,7 76,4 x x 7,8 mm
Weight: 196g

POCO F3 in detail

A lot of power: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G

POCO would like to offer a lot of service at a low price again this year. That is exactly what it promises Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G system-on-chip, which is considered the direct successor to the Snapdragon 865 5G and competes with Samsung's Exynos 1080 and MediaTeks Dimensity 1200 in terms of performance. Although this is not Qualcomm's current flagship processor Snapdragon 888, which is built into the Xiaomi Mi 11, among other things, the SoC guarantees sufficient performance in the long term.

The total eight processor cores of the CPU are divided into one Kryo 585 core capable of handling demanding tasks, three Cortex-A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores, which ensure energy efficiency in normal operation and the 4.520 mAh battery save. With 33 watt fast charging Incidentally, the battery can be recharged in just 52 minutes. POCO even includes a suitable quick charger in the scope of delivery. However, wireless Qi charging is not supported.

POCO F3 smartphone back in white

Mobile gamers come thanks to the Adreno GPU 650 at their expense and can enjoy demanding titles such as PUBG or Fortnite in high frame rates. Low temperatures and constant performance are ensured by the LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus realized. Fluid multitasking is optionally possible 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 data storage. The POCO F5 can also find its way around 3G mobile communications. The Snapdragon X55 5G modem offers support for 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequency bands.

120 Hz AMOLED display

POCO also finds a good compromise between price and performance when it comes to the display. The 6,67 inch AMOLED display offers particularly strong colors, HDR10 + and MEMC Support for content as well as a Peak brightness of 1300 cd / m². Gamers benefit not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of the display. Through the 120 Hz refresh rate individual images merge into a fluid display experience. Coordinated with a 360 Hz touch sampling rate the touchscreen reacts precisely and quickly. Robust Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back protects against scratches and breaks. 

POCO F3 front with AMOLED display

Stereo sound with Dolby Atmos & triple camera setup

That promises a detailed sound Stereo Speaker System. For this purpose, there is a main loudspeaker on the underside of the POCO F3 and a second loudspeaker on the top of the smartphone. The Dolby Atmos technology specifies the sound image and enables an impressive sound experience both via headphones and via the integrated loudspeakers.

On the back, the POCO F3 has an AI-based Triple camera setup with a variety of sophisticated and innovative camera functions. Of the Sony IMX582 main sensor with 48 megapixels benefits from 4-in-1 pixel binning. Four surrounding pixels are combined into one pixel. The photo resolution shrinks to 12 megapixels, but this results in a higher light sensitivity with an improved signal-to-noise ratio. The second sensor is a 8 megapixel sensor with 119 ° ultra wide-angle lens. The third sensor in the bundle acts as a 5 megapixel tele macro camerathat supports an auto focus from 3 cm to 7 cm. Selfie lovers benefit from one 20 megapixel front camera with filters, night mode and other software features.

POCO F3 smartphone back in blue

That is a specialty Triple microphone setup, combined with the Audio zoom function. When recording video, “zooming in” captures the sound of distant scenes and generally improves the sound quality. We will check for ourselves how well the feature has been implemented. As soon as a test device reaches us, the POCO F3 will of course be tested at this point.

Price and availability

The POCO F3 will from March 30, 2021 be available in the colors Arctic White, Night Black and Deep Ocean Blue. The model with 6GB + 128GB Storage is at an MSRP of 349,90 Euros available. For the 8GB + 256GB Variant 399,90 Euros demands.

Early birds can buy the smartphone from March 30th for only 299,90 euros or 349,90 euros online at and Amazon. This offer is valid while stocks last.

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Source: Press Release

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The display and processor convince me, but I have the feeling that somehow savings have been made with the camera. I'm curious about the quality of the photos and videos.


And again no wireless charging.


Great, now I can never make up my mind. Redmi Note 10 Pro or the F3?


I'm also faced with the decision. The camera is important to me. Therefore the Note 10 Pro with 108MP is more likely. But wait for comparison tests.