Poco has made its latest bet for the Indian smartphone market with the launch of the Poco X3 Pro. This affordably priced phone — starting at Rs 18,999 and going up to Rs 20,999 — brings with itself a lot of headline-grabbing features and a spec sheet that’s possibly good enough to take on far more expensive phones.
Powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 860 SoC, the Poco X3 Pro, looks to be a well-rounded device. And on paper, possibly even better than a lot of more expensive phones in the market right now.
Today, we pit the phone against two of its biggest competitors, the Realme 8 Pro and the slightly more expensive, Samsung Galaxy F62. While a more in-depth comparison will follow soon, for the scope of this article we’ll only compare the specs, features and pricing of the three phones.
Poco X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy F62: Design and display
The Poco X3 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ resolution display that also supports up to 120Hz refresh rate. The design is typically Poco, with the phone looking very much like its predecessors. The Poco X3 Pro also comes with a selfie camera housed inside a punch-hole. For protection, the screen comes with a layer of Gorilla Glass 6. The device is not the thinnest in the market as it measures 9.4 millimetres in thickness and weighs 215 grams.
In comparison, the Realme 8 Pro features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution Super AMOLED display that has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera up front. The screen is also home to an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is slimmer than the Poco X3 Pro as it measures 8.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 176 grams. The Realme 8 Pro is being offered in three colours: Infinite Blue, Infinite Black and the Illuminating Yellow version that uses fluorescent material and glows in the dark.
The Galaxy F62 features the biggest display of the lot — a 6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses an AMOLED panel with a punch-hole cutout in the top-centre for the selfie camera. The phone is also the bulkiest of the three as it is 9.5 millimetres in thickness and weighs 218 grams.
Poco X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy F62: What’s under the hood?
Talking about the F62 first, this device is powered by the Exynos 9825 processor which comes with an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.7GHz and the Mali0G76 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Moreover, there is an option to expand the storage by adding a microSD card of up to 512GB. It runs on Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 out-of-the-box. The phone is kept alive using a 5,160mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.
The Realme 8 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is also an option to further expand the storage via microSD cards of up to 256GB storage. It runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 out-of-the-box. The Realme 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery that supports 50W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims that the phone can fully charge to 100% in 47 minutes.
The F62 is powered by the Exynos 9825 processor with an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.7GHz with Mali0G76 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Moreover, there is an option to expand the storage by adding a microSD card of up to 512GB. It runs on Android 11 based OneUI 3.1 out-of-the-box. For battery, the phone is equipped with a large 7,000mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.
Poco X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy F62: Cameras
Despite housing some really powerful specs elsewhere, the Poco X3 Pro still brings with itself good enough hardware in the camera department. For cameras, the device brings with itself a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.
The Realme 8 Pro is arguably the best of the lot as it comes with quad cameras on the back headlined by a 108MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP black and white lens. On the front, we have a 16MP selfie camera on the Realme 8 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy F62 is also interesting as it comes with a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field-of-view, a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.
Poco X3 Pro vs Realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy F62: Price
The Poco X3 Pro has been launched in India in two variants, with the entry one bringing with itself 6GB RAM and 128GB storage at a price of RS 18,999. The higher-end 8GB+128GB variant has been launched in 20,999. In comparison, The Realme 8 Pro starts at Rs 17,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant and Rs 19,999 for the 8GB RAM option. On the other hand, the Galaxy F62 is priced starting at Rs 23,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and Rs 25,999 for the 8GB+128GB storage option.