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Poco X3 NFC smartphone - Equipment champion in the mid-range

Price killer! With the Poco X3, Xiaomi showers us with specs: a 120-Hz display, a Snapdragon 732G, up to 128 GB of UFS storage, a huge battery, and all that for less than 230 Euros (~$272). So why spend more?!
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Brian Burriston (translated by Mark Riege),

With the Poco X3 NFC, Xiaomi brings a smartphone to the market that can boast of powerful specs but still costs only 230 Euros (~$272) as its recommended retail price. At its introduction, it was even available for less than 200 Euros (~$236).

For that, buyers will receive a visually modern smartphone, which is also the first model coming with the brand new Snapdragon 732G. In addition, there is 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which can even be expanded via microSD card. Those who need more storage can choose the 128 GB version for 40 Euros (~$47) more. For this price class, the camera equipment that centers around a 64 MP sensor is also astonishing. And the display also offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The Poco X3 offers powerful equipment on the spec sheet. But is this also sufficient to stand up against the more expensive Pixel 4a or iPhone SE? 

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Poco X Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G 8 x 2.3 GHz, Kryo 470 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 64 GB 
, 43.54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio port, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, IR blaster, FM radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE Cat. 15 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 165.3 x 76.8 ( = 0.37 x 6.51 x 3.02 in)
Battery
5160 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (IMX682, f/1.9, 1/1.73", 0.8 µm) + 13 MP (ultra wide-angle, f/2.2, 119˚, 1.0 µm) + 2 MP (macro, f/2.4) + 2 MP (depth sharpness, f/2.4), Camera2 API Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix (f/2.2, 1/3.4", 0.8 µm)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: onscreen, charger (33 Watt), USB cable, protective cover, SIM tool, documentation, MIUI 12 for Poco (Poco Launcher 2.0), 12 Months Warranty, IP53 certification, head SAR: 0.558 W/kg, body SAR: 0.986 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1, fanless
Weight
215 g ( = 7.58 oz / 0.47 pounds), Power Supply: 112 g ( = 3.95 oz / 0.25 pounds)
Price
230 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
10/2020
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
SD 732G, Adreno 618
215 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
81 %
05/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
SD 720G, Adreno 618
209 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
83 %
08/2020
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
SD 730G, Adreno 618
204 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080
84 %
09/2020
Google Pixel 4a
SD 730G, Adreno 618
143 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash5.8"2340x1080
85 %
05/2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
148 g128 GB NVMe4.7"1334x750
81 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy M51
SD 730, Adreno 618
213 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080

Case - A plastic-glass mix for the Poco X3

The Poco X3 NFC is available in blue and gray color. The painted aluminum frame gives a visually high-quality impression and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Even though the back is made of plastic, it still looks high-quality. The prominent camera bump sticks out by an ample 2.4 millimeters (~0.1 in).

Considering the price class, the workmanship is very good. The clearances are tight and even. Only the card tray does not sit flush in the frame but is inserted a little deeper. The plastic frame around the display is not too wide, and a protective foil is applied on the glass in the state of delivery. The Poco smartphone responds to attempts of warping it with audible creaking noises, and the back can be pressed in slightly.

While the Xiaomi smartphone is protected against splashes according to the IP53 certification, it is not waterproof. The battery is built-in and cannot be replaced by the user. 

Size Comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 215 g0.474 lbs165.8 mm / 6.53 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs163.9 mm / 6.45 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 213 g0.4696 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.67 mm / 0.3807 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 69.4 mm / 2.73 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs

Equipment - Filled to the brim

The USB-2.0 port of the Xiaomi phone has the Type-C connector and supports OTG, allowing you to connect external storage media or peripheral devices to the smartphone. 

While storage cards with exFAT file system are supported, they cannot be formatted as internal storage. However, you can still move app data there after the installation. 

In addition to Bluetooth 5.1, there is also an integrated NFC chip for Near Field Communication. Likewise, the smartphone also includes an IR blaster to control media devices, air conditioners, and so on, as well as an analog FM radio. The notification LED is hidden behind the speaker grill on the top. It cannot be configured, but the only option is to turn it on or off. 

Top: infrared, microphone, speaker
Top: infrared, microphone, speaker
Left: card slot
Left: card slot
Right: volume, power button with fingerprint reader
Right: volume, power button with fingerprint reader
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB, audio port
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB, audio port

Software - Poco X3 comes with MIUI 12

The Poco X3 is delivered with the current MIUI 12 from Xiaomi, which is based on Android 10. So far, an update to the current Android 11 has not been announced, but we assume that this will happen. However, considering the price class, additional major updates for the Poco smartphone are in doubt.

In addition to the manufacturer's own apps, Xiaomi has also installed several third-party apps. Those include apps from Facebook, eBay, AliExpress, and numerous more or less well-known games, which can all be uninstalled, though.

Those who want to use all of the developer options have to own a Mi account and give out their mobile number. In addition, the system also displays some ads in some places.

Communication and GNSS - Poco smartphone with good connection characteristics

The Poco X3 has a WLAN module that supports the Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE-802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) connection standard, is dual band capable, and also uses the MIMO antenna technology. The transfer rates using our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router turn out correspondingly high. The range is also good and the small variations while receiving data should not have much effect in everyday usage.

The Xiaomi smartphone can use at most LTE to access the mobile net. While the manufacturer does not specify any maximum speeds, the built-in X15 modem from Qualcomm allows a maximum download rate of 800 Mb/s (upload maximum 150 Mb/s). 5G is not supported. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
668 (592min - 685max) MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
636 (500min - 675max) MBit/s ∼95%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
618 (321min - 653max) MBit/s ∼93% -3%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
341 (334min - 349max) MBit/s ∼51% -46%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
337 (270min - 351max) MBit/s ∼50% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
286 (225min - 321max) MBit/s ∼43% -55%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=600)
282 MBit/s ∼42% -56%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
818 (400min - 892max) MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Adreno 618, SD 732G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
633 (589min - 676max) MBit/s ∼77%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
620 (560min - 703max) MBit/s ∼76% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
325 (318min - 330max) MBit/s ∼40% -49%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
324 (310min - 330max) MBit/s ∼40% -49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=600)
268 MBit/s ∼33% -58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Adreno 618, SD 720G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
256 (247min - 263max) MBit/s ∼31% -60%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (500-675)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø633 (589-676)
GPSTest: supported GNSS
GNSS
GPS Test: outdoors
outdoors
GPS Test: indoors
indoors

To determine its location, the Poco X3 is able to use the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite networks (GNSS). There is no dual-band support, but the SBAS augmentation system can also be used. Outdoors, the satellite fix succeeds very quickly and accurately, but the smartphone was unable to find its location indoors.

We also compare the Xiaomi smartphone with the Garmin Edge 500 bike computer on a bike tour. This results in a difference of 200 meters (~219 yards) between both devices already in terms of the overall route length. A glance on the detailed route recording also shows that the smartphone is less accurate. While the offered performance is surely sufficient for navigation tasks, those who are looking for an accurate route recording will find other smartphones that are better for that.

Garmin Edge 500 - overview
Garmin Edge 500 - overview
Garmin Edge 500 - around the lake
Garmin Edge 500 - around the lake
Garmin Edge 500 - turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - turning point
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - overview
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - overview
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - around the lake
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - around the lake
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - turning point
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC - turning point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The Phone app of the Poco X3 NFC is clearly arranged and hardly differs from those by other manufacturers in terms of the arrangement.

The voice quality of the smartphone is at a good level as long as you hold the phone to your ear. Surrounding noises are filtered out well, and only loud noises can still be heard distorted and chopped in the background. When using the speaker, the microphone range is good, but the voice reproduction has a strong echo. 

The Poco X3 supports VoLTE as well as WLAN calling. Since there is a hybrid SIM slot, up to two Nano-SIM cards can be used simultaneously, if you forego using a microSD card.

Cameras - Quad camera with a Sony sensor in the Poco smartphone

Selfie with the Poco X3

The front of the Poco X3 holds a 20-MP camera, which does not use pixel binning and therefore only achieves mediocre results in darker surroundings. In daylight, the recordings are okay but very soft and blurry. Videos can be recorded at 720/1080p (30 FPS). 

The heart of the quad-camera system on the back is a Sony IMX682 sensor, which also has a resolution of up to 64 MP like its larger sibling, but in contrast to that does not support Ultra-HD videos with 60 images per second. The camera uses pixel binning to improve on the results in bad light conditions among other things. However, this does not always succeed, and in low-light conditions, the recordings are not much better than those from the predecessor.

While the Poco X3 succeeds in taking good pictures in daylight, in various other light conditions, the lenses of the smartphone camera tend to overexpose bright areas and are unable to compensate with an automatic HDR function. In very bright surroundings, the additional ultra wide-angle lens shows noticeable chromatic aberrations around the edges as well as in image areas that are more in the center of the picture. The macro lens and depth sensor complete the whole package, but the latter is not really noticeable and the resolution of the macro lens (2 MP) hardly offers any sensible usage scenario. 

Videos are recorded in Ultra-HD resolution at best and stabilized electronically. The latter works fairly well for panning, but those who are trying to keep the camera sturdy will not find any real help in that. Positive points are the facts that the recordings are not time limited and that you can zoom between the lenses without any gaps. If you start in the ultra wide-angle, you can use up to 2x zoom. On the other hand, if you start with the wide-angle lens, you cannot go back to the ultra wide-angle, but use 6x digital zoom instead. The sound is recorded cleanly, but accompanied by an audible noise. 

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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29.6 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
35.7 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
75.8 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
42 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC: 46.81 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 92.93 ∆E
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7.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
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10.6 ∆E
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2.5 ∆E
3 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC: 5.35 ∆E min: 1.59 - max: 10.62 ∆E
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Wide-angle
Wide-angle
Wide-angle
Wide-angle (64 MP)
Wide-angle
Zoom (2x)
Zoom (5x)
Zoom (maximum, 10x)
Wide-angle
Wide-angle
Zoom (maximum, 10x)
Wide-angle

Accessories and Warranty

The warranty covers only 12 months.

In addition to the smartphone, the box includes a modular 33-watt charger (USB-A), a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a SIM tool, a protective clear silicone case, as well as the usual leaflets with the warranty conditions, safety instruction and quick-start manual. 

Input Devices and Operation - Xiaomi smartphone with fingerprint sensor in the power button

The capacitive touchscreen of the Poco X3 offers a touch sensor rate of 240 Hz, transferring and implementing touch inputs particularly fast and accurately. The refresh rate of 120 Hz is also very high, ensuring smooth display of the contents.

For biometric security, you can use the fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the power button. It worked quite fast in our test, reliably recognizing the stored fingerprint. Optionally, you can also use 2D face recognition, but that is less secure.

There is also an option to turn on the display by lifting up the smartphone or tapping twice on the front of the glass. You have to activate the single-hand mode, which offers various display options, in the settings first.

In addition, you can create a second profile in MIUI, and compatible apps can be displayed as floating windows. The vibration motor works very accurately and convincingly, giving some easily noticeable, short jolts.  

Display - IPS panel with PWM in the Poco smartphone

Subpixel grid

The 6.67-in (16.94 cm) IPS panel of the Poco X3 offers a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and high pixel density of 395 ppi. With an activated brightness sensor and pure white display content, the brightness is even and high, reaching up to 623 cd/m² in the center of the display. With an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL50), the measured value slightly increases even higher (636 cd/m²). However, those who prefer to adjust the brightness manually have to be content with 481 cd/m².

At 0.54 cd/m², the black value is at a decent level, resulting in a good contrast ratio. In the APL50 measurement, the Xiaomi smartphone delivers a similar value (0.55 cd/m²). Not only does the Poco support the reproduction of DRM protected contents, but HDR10 is also nominally supported. However, the contrast and brightness are slightly too low to achieve a representable HDR effect.

The measurements with the oscilloscope also determined that Pulse Width Modulation is used for brightness control. Even though the frequency is fairly high, it could still lead to some trouble for sensitive people.

593
cd/m²
615
cd/m²
597
cd/m²
590
cd/m²
623
cd/m²
586
cd/m²
587
cd/m²
628
cd/m²
583
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 628 cd/m² Average: 600.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.93 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 623 cd/m²
Contrast: 1154:1 (Black: 0.54 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.26
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Google Pixel 4a
OLED, 2340x1080, 5.8
Apple iPhone SE 2020
IPS, 1334x750, 4.7
Samsung Galaxy M51
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Screen
-27%
29%
34%
41%
-23%
Brightness middle
623
622
0%
605
-3%
705
13%
688
10%
626
0%
Brightness
600
612
2%
608
1%
707
18%
659
10%
632
5%
Brightness Distribution
93
94
1%
95
2%
96
3%
92
-1%
94
1%
Black Level *
0.54
0.56
-4%
0.28
48%
Contrast
1154
1111
-4%
2457
113%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.8
3.98
-121%
0.84
53%
0.9
50%
1
44%
2.88
-60%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.7
7.33
-56%
1.8
62%
1.9
60%
2.2
53%
4.97
-6%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.3
4.5
-36%
1.3
61%
1.3
61%
1.7
48%
5.9
-79%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.206 100%
2.211 100%
2.26 97%
2.25 98%
3.441 64%
CCT
6712 97%
7361 88%
6310 103%
6576 99%
6790 96%
6415 101%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
114.9

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2358 Hz ≤ 40 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2358 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 40 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2358 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17507 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The color analysis with CalMAN shows a very natural color reproduction for this price class. The default setting is automatic adjustment to the surroundings, which is fairly balanced and even slightly warmer than the "Standard" profile. The "Saturated" profile uses a slightly enlarged sRGB color space and stronger colors with a cooler display setting.

Grayscale (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Saturated, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Profile: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 22.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 67 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Due to its high brightness, the Poco X3 masters most of the light conditions outdoors fairly well. Depending on the amount of direct light, only the surface reflections of the display glass can become a hindrance. 

The viewing angle stability of the IPS display is very good. However, from very steep viewing angles the brightness drops very noticeably, and a glow effect outshines particularly some dark areas. However, we do not notice any halos.

Viewing angle stability of the Poco X3

Performance - Poco X3 with Snapdragon 732G

The Poco X3 is the first smartphone that uses the Snapdragon 732G. However, compared to the 730G, the changes turn out rather marginal, and there is mainly the additional 100 MHz for the two performance cores. However, the Adreno 618 was also upgraded and now runs at up to 950 MHz, instead of 825 MHz in the 730G or 600 MHz in the SD730.

Particularly the additional performance of the GPU becomes noticeable in the benchmarks and can make the difference between a smoothly running game and occasional stutters in graphically intensive games. 

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
OpenCL Score 5.2 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1291 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1149 Points ∼56% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
1291 Points ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 5532, n=34)
2048 Points ∼100% +59%
Vulkan Score 5.2 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1090 Points ∼62%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1030 Points ∼59% -6%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1007 Points ∼58% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
1090 Points ∼62% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 4789, n=36)
1750 Points ∼100% +61%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1787 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1690 Points ∼52% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1690 Points ∼52% -5%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1646 Points ∼50% -8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
3281 Points ∼100% +84%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1780 Points ∼54% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
1787 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=125)
1943 Points ∼59% +9%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
567 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
559 Points ∼42% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
547 Points ∼41% -4%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
549 Points ∼41% -3%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
1336 Points ∼100% +136%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
548 Points ∼41% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
567 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=125)
554 Points ∼41% -2%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8962 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
8962 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=358)
4916 Points ∼55% -45%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7130 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6263 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
7130 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=421)
5027 Points ∼71% -29%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2638 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2620 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2638 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=421)
1539 Points ∼58% -42%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8101 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7673 Points ∼88% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
7628 Points ∼88% -6%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
8683 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7913 Points ∼91% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
8101 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=528)
5988 Points ∼69% -26%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
8773 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
9027 Points ∼89% +3%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
8941 Points ∼88% +2%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10200 Points ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9075 Points ∼89% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
8773 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=686)
6572 Points ∼64% -25%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2765 Points ∼97% -2%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2686 Points ∼94% -5%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2720 Points ∼95% -4%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2862 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2827 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=179)
2668 Points ∼93% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2427 Points ∼79%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2257 Points ∼74% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2143 Points ∼70% -12%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2150 Points ∼70% -11%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2180 Points ∼71% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2427 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9104, n=179)
3070 Points ∼100% +26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2506 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2353 Points ∼86% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2244 Points ∼82% -10%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2255 Points ∼82% -10%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2302 Points ∼84% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2506 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=179)
2734 Points ∼100% +9%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3438 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3256 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3058 Points ∼89% -11%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3309 Points ∼96% -4%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2898 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3349 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3438 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=531)
2236 Points ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2735 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2551 Points ∼33% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2466 Points ∼31% -10%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2467 Points ∼31% -10%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
7847 Points ∼100% +187%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2465 Points ∼31% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2735 Points ∼35% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=531)
2174 Points ∼28% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2865 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2680 Points ∼47% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2577 Points ∼45% -10%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2615 Points ∼46% -9%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
5688 Points ∼100% +99%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2619 Points ∼46% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2865 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=532)
2027 Points ∼36% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3267 Points ∼81% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3134 Points ∼77% -8%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3329 Points ∼82% -3%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4052 Points ∼100% +18%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3339 Points ∼82% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3425 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=563)
2153 Points ∼53% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4086 Points ∼20%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3803 Points ∼19% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3751 Points ∼19% -8%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3750 Points ∼19% -8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
20135 Points ∼100% +393%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3741 Points ∼19% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
4086 Points ∼20% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=563)
2928 Points ∼15% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3918 Points ∼37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3669 Points ∼34% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3594 Points ∼34% -8%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3647 Points ∼34% -7%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
10699 Points ∼100% +173%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3644 Points ∼34% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3918 Points ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=563)
2457 Points ∼23% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3436 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3152 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3257 Points ∼95% -5%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3247 Points ∼94% -6%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2892 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3331 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3436 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=612)
2114 Points ∼62% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2559 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2369 Points ∼52% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2298 Points ∼50% -10%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2310 Points ∼51% -10%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4573 Points ∼100% +79%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2299 Points ∼50% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2559 Points ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=612)
1833 Points ∼40% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2713 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2507 Points ∼62% -8%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2459 Points ∼61% -9%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2468 Points ∼61% -9%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
4050 Points ∼100% +49%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2469 Points ∼61% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2713 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=613)
1743 Points ∼43% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3382 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3070 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3294 Points ∼97% -3%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3273 Points ∼97% -3%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
2857 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3362 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3382 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=655)
1985 Points ∼59% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3917 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3647 Points ∼40% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3610 Points ∼39% -8%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3629 Points ∼39% -7%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
9218 Points ∼100% +135%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3604 Points ∼39% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3917 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 13305, n=654)
2430 Points ∼26% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3784 Points ∼61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3501 Points ∼57% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3594 Points ∼58% -5%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3543 Points ∼57% -6%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
6168 Points ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3547 Points ∼58% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3784 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9611, n=657)
2083 Points ∼34% -45%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20797 Points ∼61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
20019 Points ∼59% -4%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
20767 Points ∼61% 0%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
15527 Points ∼46% -25%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
33851 Points ∼100% +63%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
21603 Points ∼64% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
20797 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=799)
15611 Points ∼46% -25%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
56640 Points ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
52700 Points ∼25% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
53194 Points ∼25% -6%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
53548 Points ∼26% -5%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
209431 Points ∼100% +270%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
52736 Points ∼25% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
56640 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=797)
27419 Points ∼13% -52%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
40955 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
38671 Points ∼40% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
39491 Points ∼41% -4%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
34678 Points ∼36% -15%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
97290 Points ∼100% +138%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
39944 Points ∼41% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
40955 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=797)
21279 Points ∼22% -48%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
91 fps ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
86 fps ∼34% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
83 fps ∼33% -9%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼34% -8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
250 fps ∼100% +175%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
67 fps ∼27% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
91 fps ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=800)
46.1 fps ∼18% -49%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
55 fps ∼92% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=809)
31.6 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
45 fps ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
42 fps ∼28% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼28% -9%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼28% -9%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
149 fps ∼100% +231%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼23% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
45 fps ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=705)
27.3 fps ∼18% -39%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
37 fps ∼62% +9%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
39 fps ∼65% +15%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼63% +12%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
31 fps ∼52% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
34 fps ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=713)
22.8 fps ∼38% -33%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
33 fps ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
31 fps ∼33% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼32% -9%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼32% -9%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
93 fps ∼100% +182%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼26% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
33 fps ∼35% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=568)
21.9 fps ∼24% -34%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼45% -4%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
29 fps ∼48% +4%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
28 fps ∼47% 0%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +114%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
22 fps ∼37% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
28 fps ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=570)
19.8 fps ∼33% -29%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼18% 0%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼18% 0%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼18% 0%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +445%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
8.3 fps ∼14% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
11 fps ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=324)
11.5 fps ∼19% +5%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
7.5 fps ∼24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7 fps ∼23% -7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.7 fps ∼22% -11%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.6 fps ∼21% -12%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
31 fps ∼100% +313%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
5.4 fps ∼17% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
7.5 fps ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=322)
8.13 fps ∼26% +8%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼28% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼28% -6%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼28% -6%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +233%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13 fps ∼22% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
18 fps ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=328)
17.1 fps ∼29% -5%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
20 fps ∼28%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼25% -10%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼25% -10%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
72 fps ∼100% +260%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼21% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
20 fps ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=327)
19.7 fps ∼27% -1%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
19 fps ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼31% -5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼29% -11%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼29% -11%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
59 fps ∼100% +211%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
14 fps ∼24% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
19 fps ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=493)
14.7 fps ∼25% -23%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼28% 0%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -6%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
60 fps ∼100% +253%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
12 fps ∼20% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
17 fps ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=497)
13 fps ∼22% -24%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
279048 Points ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
275931 Points ∼56% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
273255 Points ∼56% -2%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
269238 Points ∼55% -4%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
489463 Points ∼100% +75%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
247877 Points ∼51% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
279048 Points ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=122)
322931 Points ∼66% +16%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
2373 Score ∼91%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2416 Score ∼93% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
2373 Score ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=89)
2609 Score ∼100% +10%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
1395 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1410 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1365 Points ∼97% -2%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1283 Points ∼91% -8%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1366 Points ∼97% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
1395 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=739)
828 Points ∼59% -41%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3960 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3807 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3864 Points ∼98% -2%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3840 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3875 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3960 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=739)
2557 Points ∼65% -35%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
4041 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
4295 Points ∼95% +6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3752 Points ∼83% -7%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
4544 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
4482 Points ∼99% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
4041 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=739)
1910 Points ∼42% -53%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
6542 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6828 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6305 Points ∼92% -4%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6796 Points ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6606 Points ∼97% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
6542 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=739)
3510 Points ∼51% -46%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
3477 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3542 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3342 Points ∼94% -4%
Google Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3512 Points ∼99% +1%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 3072
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy M51
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3539 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
3477 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=739)
1797 Points ∼51% -48%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Adreno 618, 6144
35458 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
35458 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7575 - 59290, n=13)
31309 Points ∼88% -12%

Due to the fast SoC and 120-Hz display, surfing on the web works smoothly, and the Poco X3 also leaves a positive impression in the benchmarks. In our comparison field, only the iPhone plays in a different league.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
139.668 Points ∼100% +166%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
52.6 Points ∼38% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
52.591 Points ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
50.111 Points ∼36% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
48.527 Points ∼35% -8%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
47.798 Points ∼34% -9%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
46.148 Points ∼33% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=197)
41 Points ∼29% -22%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
278.62 Points ∼100% +208%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
90.6 Points ∼33% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
90.555 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
89.457 Points ∼32% -1%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
87.731 Points ∼31% -3%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
82.347 Points ∼30% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
66.339 Points ∼24% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=628)
47.8 Points ∼17% -47%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
158 runs/min ∼100% +260%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
44.2 runs/min ∼28% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chome 81)
44.1 runs/min ∼28% 0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
43.9 runs/min ∼28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
43.9 runs/min ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=178)
43.1 runs/min ∼27% -2%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chome 85)
41.3 runs/min ∼26% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
40.4 runs/min ∼26% -8%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
146 Points ∼100% +103%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
72 Points ∼49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
72 Points ∼49% 0%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
71 Points ∼49% -1%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
70 Points ∼48% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=266)
69.9 Points ∼48% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
69 Points ∼47% -4%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
69 Points ∼47% -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
48991 Points ∼100% +182%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
17768 Points ∼36% +2%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
17398 Points ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
17398 Points ∼36% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
17303 Points ∼35% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
16399 Points ∼33% -6%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
16197 Points ∼33% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=797)
7984 Points ∼16% -54%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=823)
9690 ms * ∼100% -263%
Google Pixel 4a (Chrome 85)
2949.9 ms * ∼30% -10%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite (Chrome 83.0.4103.106)
2940.5 ms * ∼30% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (Chrome 81)
2794.2 ms * ∼29% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M51 (Chrome 85)
2773.8 ms * ∼29% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
2673 ms * ∼28% -0%
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (Chrome 85)
2672.8 ms * ∼28%
Apple iPhone SE 2020 (Safari Mobile 13.1)
549.9 ms * ∼6% +79%

* ... smaller is better

In our 64-GB version of the Poco X3, there are still 43.54 GB available for the user after the first start. While Xiaomi labels the built-in storage as UFS 2.1, the access speeds in our test point to the storage as a rather slow representative of the UFS-2.0 standard.

The measurements using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 reference card attest the microSD reader of the Poco X3 with decent transfer values, although it does not make full use of the capabilities of the storage card.

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFCXiaomi Redmi Note 9SXiaomi Mi Note 10 LiteGoogle Pixel 4aSamsung Galaxy M51Average 64 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
7%
11%
35%
3%
-6%
-32%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
55.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
54.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
59.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
55.4 (33.3 - 65.3, n=10)
0%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-8%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
75.19 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
74.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
74.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
73.4 (36.8 - 85.4, n=10)
-2%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-8%
Random Write 4KB
112.55
123.6
10%
125.75
12%
187.39
66%
114.5
2%
78.1 (13.6 - 196, n=15)
-31%
37.1 (0.14 - 319, n=895)
-67%
Random Read 4KB
123.43
137
11%
134.57
9%
162.89
32%
123.6
0%
115 (60.6 - 157, n=15)
-7%
60.3 (1.59 - 324, n=895)
-51%
Sequential Write 256KB
173.09
214.8
24%
213.22
23%
246.79
43%
189.8
10%
182 (135 - 222, n=15)
5%
131 (2.99 - 911, n=895)
-24%
Sequential Read 256KB
505.96
496.6
-2%
501.29
-1%
502.06
-1%
491.7
-3%
491 (272 - 687, n=15)
-3%
348 (12.1 - 1802, n=895)
-31%

Games - HFR gaming with the Poco X3

Using GameBench, we analyze the gaming performance of the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC. With the Snapdragon 732G, the smartphone possesses a powerful SoC that, although not offering as much power as the current high-end SoCs, still offers a sufficient amount to display all games smoothly. 

However, the maximum display quality is not always possible. For example, you cannot pick the current Ultra-HD setting in "PUBG Mobile" and even in the HD mode, 30 fps are the limit, but at least those were achieved consistently.  

The 120-Hz display should also allow for smoother display beyond 60 fps, and we are testing this with Armajet, which supports a maximum of 144 Hz. The performance limits of the Poco X3 are also reached here, since it only achieves a maximum of up to 102 fps. Gaming heavy-weights such as the ROG Phone 3 will reach the full 144 Hz, but they also cost a multiple of the Poco X3. 

Otherwise, the Poco X3 does a very good job and offers a very reliable touchscreen, cleanly working sensors, as well as two speakers. 

Armajet
PUBG Mobile
0102030405060708090100110Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; 1.0.0: Ø29.9 (14-31)
; Armajet; 1.15.1: Ø73.9 (56-102)
; Call of Duty Mobile; very high; 1.0.16: Ø56.5 (40-60)
; Call of Duty Mobile; high; 1.0.16: Ø58.3 (49-61)
; Call of Duty Mobile; low; 1.0.16: Ø59.5 (52-62)

Emissions - Effective cooling

Temperature

T-Rex
Manhattan

As expected, the surface temperatures of the Poco X3 remain low during idle operation, but they already climb above the 30-degree mark (86 °F) in some areas. Under load, the values partially increase up to 39 °C (102 °F), which is relatively high, but still absolutely no reason for concern.

In the stress test with the GFXBench battery test, the performance of the SoC remains very stable. While it remains at a constant frame rate in the older T-Rex (OpenGL ES 2.0) as well as the Manhattan scenario (OpenGL ES 3.1), it is also limited at 60 fps.

Max. Load
 38.6 °C
101 F
39 °C
102 F
36.9 °C
98 F
 
 38 °C
100 F
37.7 °C
100 F
38 °C
100 F
 
 36.3 °C
97 F
37.1 °C
99 F
37.9 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
33.4 °C
92 F
36.7 °C
98 F
37.3 °C
99 F
33.8 °C
93 F
36.5 °C
98 F
36 °C
97 F
33.5 °C
92 F
35.6 °C
96 F
35.6 °C
96 F
Maximum: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  25 °C = 77 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.3 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

The Poco X3 has two speakers, one of which is at the bottom and the second in the area of the earpiece with an additional output opening at the top edge. While they play fairly loud, the sound quality is only average and marked by little bass. However, this is more than adequate considering the price class.

The 3.5-mm audio port of the Poco X3 leaves a very good impression. The sound output is very linear and at 91.16 dBFS, the signal-to-noise ratio is also at a good level. In addition, there are more adjustments for wired sound output in the settings, and there are some special modes for Xiaomi's own models.

Those who want to use Bluetooth for wireless sound output can choose among the SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, LDAC, and LHDC audio codecs.

Pink Noise measurements (speaker)
Pink Noise measurements (audio port, max. 91.58 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio (audio port, SNR: 91.16 dBFS)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.530.12521.326.53118.425.84022.5245020.328.16315.828.38015.728.610016.728.312515.133.11601550.420010.651.125014.155.431510.862.340010.962.450010.567.26308.8698001071.1100010.173.1125011.176.1160011.979.620001180.5250012.180.8315012.578400012.778.3500013.478.9630013.874.280001571.1100001467.81250014.162.81600014.162.4SPL24.489.2N0.574.8median 12.5median 69Delta210.132.430.53531.927.126.4262730.431.225.228.822.722.525.522.120.124.719.235.417.839.417.845.916.149.916.655.715.962.514.365.514.770.414.873.614.37114.165.116.369.114.472.313.868.713.970.414.264.414.559.114.666.41568.115.359.115.751.660.964.571.226.98113.817.725.60.948.4median 15median 64.41.610.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Poco X3 NFCXiaomi Redmi Note 9S
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - 5160 mAh ensure a long battery life

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Poco X3 turns out rather moderate, which can mainly be traced back to the 120-Hz display.

Although the Xiaomi smartphone does not support wireless charging, there is fast charging with up to 33 watts. The manufacturer was so kind to include the corresponding charger in the box. Using this, the battery is completely recharged after 66 minutes, despite its size.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.28 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.93 / 2.47 / 2.51 Watt
Load midlight 5.62 / 6.93 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
5020 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
5260 mAh
Google Pixel 4a
3140 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2020
1822 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M51
7000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-9%
29%
48%
45%
21%
0%
18%
Idle Minimum *
0.93
1.5
-61%
0.8
14%
0.49
47%
0.44
53%
0.8
14%
0.93
-0%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=897)
4%
Idle Average *
2.47
2.1
15%
1.1
55%
0.96
61%
1.56
37%
1.3
47%
2.47
-0%
1.756 (0.6 - 6.2, n=896)
29%
Idle Maximum *
2.51
2.5
-0%
1.8
28%
1
60%
1.63
35%
1.8
28%
2.51
-0%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=897)
19%
Load Average *
5.62
5.2
7%
3.7
34%
3.11
45%
2.32
59%
4.8
15%
5.62
-0%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=891)
27%
Load Maximum *
6.93
7.5
-8%
6.1
12%
5.23
25%
4.12
41%
7
-1%
6.93
-0%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=891)
12%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 5150 mAh battery of the Poco X3 ensures a very good battery life, which we tested with the 120-Hz mode activated. So those who want to save a little more power can achieve an even longer battery life by deactivating that. 

The Poco smartphone places very well in our comparison field, achieving a significantly longer battery life in parts, which can always be traced back to its battery size.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
40h 27min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 85)
18h 36min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 48min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 40min
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
5160 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
5020 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
5260 mAh
Google Pixel 4a
3140 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2020
1822 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M51
7000 mAh
Battery Runtime
2%
7%
-20%
-38%
29%
Reader / Idle
2427
2263
-7%
2249
-7%
2270
-6%
1938
-20%
2642
9%
H.264
1188
1269
7%
1370
15%
1045
-12%
681
-43%
1685
42%
WiFi v1.3
1116
1187
6%
1095
-2%
669
-40%
694
-38%
1508
35%
Load
280
279
0%
337
20%
225
-20%
143
-49%
365
30%

Pros

+ modern SoC
+ expandable storage