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Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphone review: 5G phone with strong features at a bargain price

Strong newcomer. With the Poco M3 Pro 5G, Xiaomi presents an exciting offer to budget-conscious buyers. The 6.5-inch smartphone follows in the footsteps of the Poco M3 that was launched at the beginning of 2021 at a bargain price of 150 Euros (~$178) and offered an impressive amount of value. With the Poco M3 Pro 5G, there's supposed to be even more of everything now. We will put it to the test here.
Manuel Masiero, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 ...

Xiaomi sets the bar pretty high with its new budget smartphone: According to the manufacturer, the Poco M3 Pro 5G is intended to offer an unparalleled performance and entertainment experience in this price range. Our review will reveal whether the smartphone can live up to this ambitious claim. In any case, it's already clear that buyers will have to pay more for the Poco M3 Pro than for other Poco budget devices like the Poco M3, for example.

The base version of the Poco M3 Pro 5G comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and has an MSRP of 200 Euros (~$237); 6/128 GB is offered by the top configuration, which has an MSRP of around 230 Euros (~$273). In return, however, you get a faster SoC than in the Poco M3 in the form of the MediaTek Dimensity 700. In addition, there are other new features like NFC, 5G connectivity, and a 90 Hz display. But this puts the Poco M3 Pro 5G very close to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G both in terms of price and features.

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Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Poco M Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 700 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Full HD , glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107.8 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (exFAT supported), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, IR blaster, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Full
Networking
802.11a/ac/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (band 1,2,4,5,8), 4G (band 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,28,32,38,40,41,66), 5G (n1,n3,n7,n8,n20,n28,n38,n40,n41,n66,n77,n78), head SAR 0.54 W/kg, body SAR 0.895 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.92 x 161.81 x 75.34 ( = 0.35 x 6.37 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18-watt fast charge
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix main camera (1/2" sensor size, f/1.79); 2 MP macro camera (f/2.4); 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4), video recording up to [email protected], slow motion [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0)
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker, Keyboard: virtual, USB Type-C cable, SIM tool, protective case, quick-start guide, warranty card, MIUI 12.0, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
07/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
190 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080
79 %
06/2021
Oppo A74
SD 662, Adreno 610
175 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.43"2400x1080
80 %
05/2021
realme 8 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
185 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
79 %
03/2021
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3
205 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"1600x720
78 %
01/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3
SD 662, Adreno 610
198 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080
80 %
06/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2
190 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.50"2400x1080

When it comes to budget smartphones, you shouldn't expect a stylish case design, elegant glass and metal surfaces, or an IP certification. This is what we said in our review of the Poco M3, and it applies almost perfectly to the Poco M3 Pro.

You also have to settle for a plastic case with Xiaomi's latest budget smartphone. With its two-tone design, however, the ergonomically curved back cover looks much better than the rubberized plastic back of the Poco M3. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, which also combines a plastic cover with a colorful look, is very similar in terms of looks and feel. The downside of all this: The glossy back cover attracts fingerprints almost magically.

The prominent Poco logo on the back draws attention. It's located right next to the camera unit, which consists of a triple-lens setup in the Poco M3 Pro 5G (48 MP + 2 MP macro camera + 2 MP depth sensor). The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button on the right. The SIM/microSD slot is found on the left side of the case.

Xiaomi offers the Poco M3 Pro 5G in three colors: "Power Black" like our review sample, or alternatively, in "Cool Blue" or "Poco Yellow".

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Size comparison

164.2 mm / 6.46 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs161.81 mm / 6.37 inch 75.34 mm / 2.97 inch 8.92 mm / 0.3512 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs161.81 mm / 6.37 inch 75.34 mm / 2.97 inch 8.92 mm / 0.3512 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 73.8 mm / 2.91 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs

Connectivity - Up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage

The Poco M3 Pro 5G is available in two storage variants. The base model comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.2 storage and costs 200 Euros (~$237) in Xiaomi's store. If you opt for the top configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, it will cost you 230 Euros (~$273).

A 3.5 mm headphone jack, which also serves as an FM radio receiver when you use the headset cable, is included in the configuration as well. The USB-C slot operates at USB 2.0 speeds and is USB-OTG compatible.

Also on board are an IR blaster, a mono speaker and, like in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, a hybrid SIM slot that can hold either two SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD card. The latter can have a capacity of up to 512 GB and can also be formatted using the exFAT file system.

Left: SIM/microSD slot
Left: SIM/microSD slot
Right: Volume rocker, power button with fingerprint scanner
Right: Volume rocker, power button with fingerprint scanner
Top: IR blaster, 3.5 mm audio jack
Top: IR blaster, 3.5 mm audio jack
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: Microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD card reader

Using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, the microSD slot achieves good sequential read and write speeds in the Cross Platform Disk Test. In contrast, the 13.7 MB/s rate for copying data is very slow.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
36.62 MB/s ∼100% +168%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13.66 MB/s ∼37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13.4 MB/s ∼37% -2%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø36.3 (29.1-46.2)
; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø84.7 (54.8-91.6)

Software - Android 11 and MIUI 12 for the Poco M3 Pro 5G

The Poco M3 Pro 5G runs Android 11 with Xiaomi's MIUI 12 user interface on top. At the time of testing, the Android security patches are still at the level of April 1 and therefore not quite up to date. However, since Xiaomi provides its current smartphone models with patches about every three months, you can expect an update in July.

The Poco M3 Pro 5G supports DRM Widevine L1, making it possible to also stream Netflix content in HD quality, for example. In line with that, Netflix is one of the few third-party apps that come preinstalled on the smartphone. Others include Booking.com, Facebook, and eBay, among others, and they can all be uninstalled. If you don't delete anything, the available storage space in the 128 GB version is around 108 GB.

Communication and GNSS - Low radiation levels and GPS problems

The Poco M3 Pro 5G supports 5G connections on both SIM slots and achieves a good 5G frequency coverage with bands n1, n3, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n77, and n78. There shouldn't be any connectivity problems in the EU region on 4G either (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, and 66). The low radiation values of 0.54 W/kg (head SAR) and 0.895 W/kg (body SAR) are another plus point.

Just like with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, you can also make mobile payments using NFC with the Poco M3 Pro 5G. In addition, the slightly newer Bluetooth 5.1 version is available (5.0 in the Redmi Note 10 5G). However, both smartphones hardly differ in terms of Wi-Fi speed, since they only use Wi-Fi 5 without MIMO antenna technology. Wi-Fi data transfers are correspondingly low, but they remain very stable during our tests.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=302, last 2 years)
438 MBit/s ∼100% +50%
realme 8 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
347 (332min - 353max) MBit/s ∼79% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
346 (324min - 360max) MBit/s ∼79% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
294 (286min - 301max) MBit/s ∼67% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
292 (236min - 352max) MBit/s ∼67%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
284 (186min - 366max) MBit/s ∼65% -3%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
249 (155min - 290max) MBit/s ∼57% -15%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=302, last 2 years)
436 MBit/s ∼100% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Mali-G57 MP3, Dimensity 720, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
366 (347min - 374max) MBit/s ∼84% +4%
realme 8 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
362 (335min - 367max) MBit/s ∼83% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
353 (177min - 358max) MBit/s ∼81%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 700, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
350 (332min - 359max) MBit/s ∼80% -1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
301 (209min - 341max) MBit/s ∼69% -15%
Oppo A74
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
276 (170min - 314max) MBit/s ∼63% -22%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø347 (177-358)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø292 (236-352)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Poco M3 Pro 5G determines its position using GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou. In the test, this only takes a few seconds outdoors and is accurate to up to 2 meters. Positioning indoors is just as precise, but it takes a bit longer.

On a short bike ride, however, the smartphone struggles with its aggressive energy management, which repeatedly stops apps that are running in the background, such as the GPS tool, in an abrupt manner. The recorded route is correspondingly chaotic and disjointed as a result. This is a clear minus point for the Xiaomi phone.

GPS Test: Summary
GPS Test: Summary
GPS Test: Lake
GPS Test: Lake
GPS Test: Turning point
GPS Test: Turning point

Telephone and call quality

The Poco M3 Pro 5G has a hybrid SIM slot, which means it can hold either two SIM cards or one SIM card plus one microSD card. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported.

When held to the ear, speech is transmitted with good clarity. There are no problems in hands-free mode either, as long as you don't move too far away from the speaker. The Poco M3 Pro 5G also handles noise reduction quite well.

Cameras - Triple-camera setup without ultra wide-angle lens

Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera

The selfie camera has a resolution of 8 MP, and it's software is equipped with all kinds of filters and beautification features. In contrast to the normal Photo mode, Portrait mode automatically blurs the background. The selfie camera records videos at a maximum of 1080p and 30 frames per second. It delivers a solid image quality for video calls. Pictures quickly become noisy in low ambient light.

According to the specifications at least, the triple-camera setup uses the same trio of lenses as the Poco M3 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G: A 48 MP main camera that takes 12 MP pictures using 4-to-1 pixel-binning; this is joined by a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. From a marketing point of view, the term "triple camera" may be valid, but you don't actually get 3 cameras - the depth sensor is only used to achieve blurring, and the macro camera is relatively useless, because the digital zoom usually produces better results.

Nonetheless, the quality of the main camera is impressive. It produces decent photos in good lighting conditions, which score points with a high level of detail and a lot of dynamic range, but they still look a bit pale at times. Photos are still okay in low ambient light, but the sensor fails to capture enough details after a certain degree despite the available Night mode, which makes pictures look blurry. The main camera shoots videos of acceptable quality, but only in Full HD at 30 FPS.

Photo taken with the selfie camera
Photo taken with the selfie camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera
Photo taken with the main camera

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.

Daylight - Scene 1Daylight - Scene 25x zoomLow-light photo

Under laboratory conditions and in simulated daylight (upper color chart), the Poco M3 Pro 5G comes pretty close to the reference colors and reproduces the test chart sharply. At 1 lux brightness (lower color chart), however, color deviations are very significant, and the results only manage to deliver a dark and washed-out image of the test chart.

ColorChecker
6.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
4 ∆E
4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G: 4.81 ∆E min: 2.05 - max: 10.04 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
50.4 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
58.5 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
34 ∆E
37.4 ∆E
28 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
61.1 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
71.5 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
73.2 ∆E
67.8 ∆E
50.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G: 43.78 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 73.22 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - 22.5-watt power adapter included in the box

The Poco M3 Pro 5G's package includes a 22.5-watt power adapter along with a suitable USB cable (Type-C to Type-A), a SIM tool, a transparent protective case, a quick-start guide, and warranty information.

Xiaomi provides a 12-month warranty on the smartphone. And of course, the retailer's warranty is also valid. Our FAQ article provides information in this regard.

Input devices and handling - Responsive thanks to MediaTek SoC

The MediaTek Dimensity 700 mid-range SoC turns the Poco M3 Pro 5G into a responsive smartphone that reacts quickly to input. The same is true for the fingerprint sensor, which is integrated into the power button, and the very reliable 2D face recognition.

Xiaomi uses Google's GBoard as the standard keyboard, but it can be replaced with any other keyboard from the Play Store if desired.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - 90 Hz panel with low brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Poco M3 Pro 5G shows its Full HD+ resolution of 2400x1080 pixels on its 6.5-inch IPS panel, providing a high pixel density of 410 PPI.

The refresh rate toggles from 60 Hz to 90 Hz, which ensures a smoother image. If content can't be rendered at 90 Hz, the smartphone automatically switches to 60 Hz and saves battery power as a result. A firmware update should also enable a smooth transition between 90, 60, and 30 Hz in the future.

Nominally, the IPS panel has a maximum brightness of 500 cd/m², but it remains clearly below this mark with an average of 403.8 cd/m², and it's also the least bright device in our comparison field by far. The display of the nominally identical Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G is much brighter. We can get a maximum of 430 cd/m² from the display (APL50 measurement). Up to 426 cd/m² is possible when the brightness sensor is disabled. We measure 1.25 cd/m² in the lowest brightness level.

The IPS panel doesn't use PWM for brightness control, so even sensitive users can use the Poco M3 Pro 5G without concerns.

415
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 427 cd/m² Average: 403.8 cd/m² Minimum: 1.25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 427 cd/m²
Contrast: 2512:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
93.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.3
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Oppo A74
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
realme 8 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
TFT-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco M3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Screen
-56%
-116%
-140%
-19%
-24%
Brightness middle
427
606
42%
576
35%
543
27%
465
9%
550
29%
Brightness
404
606
50%
550
36%
512
27%
428
6%
515
27%
Brightness Distribution
87
98
13%
91
5%
85
-2%
89
2%
86
-1%
Black Level *
0.17
0.7
-312%
0.63
-271%
0.21
-24%
0.32
-88%
Contrast
2512
823
-67%
862
-66%
2214
-12%
1719
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.5
3.6
-140%
3.58
-139%
4.9
-227%
1.7
-13%
1.8
-20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.1
6.2
-195%
6.95
-231%
8.6
-310%
3.5
-67%
3.1
-48%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.6
3.3
-106%
5.7
-256%
6.3
-294%
2.4
-50%
2.5
-56%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.31 95%
2.141 103%
2.23 99%
2.16 102%
2.28 96%
CCT
6652 98%
6704 97%
7922 82%
8120 80%
6664 98%
6326 103%

* ... 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15324 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We get the best image quality from the Xiaomi phone in the "Standard" color scheme (others options are the preset "Automatic" scheme, and the "Saturated" one). In this case, it achieves a contrast ratio of 2,512:1, which is excellent by IPS standards (however, it's slightly lower in the APL50 measurement due to the higher black level) and treats users to rich blacks as well as accurately reproduced colors and grayscales.

Color accuracy (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Color accuracy (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Color space (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Color space (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Grayscales (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Grayscales (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Color saturation (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)
Color saturation (Standard color scheme, sRGB target color space)

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 14 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. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.4 ms rise
↘ 21.2 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. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.8 ms).

The Poco M3 Pro 5G performs well outdoors, but it's best to use it in the shade due to its rather low brightness.

The Poco M3 Pro 5G's viewing-angle stability is not particularly high, at least when it comes to brightness - an effect that we had already noticed in the Poco M3. Content becomes noticeably darker as soon as you stop looking directly at the screen. In contrast, color reproduction remains neutral even from very flat viewing angles.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Fast everyday performance with the MediaTek Dimensity 700

The Poco M3 Pro 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700, a mid-range octa-core SoC that is also found in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G. This is a big improvement over the Poco M3 and its sluggish Snapdragon 662, and it's not only noticeable in terms of benchmarks. The Poco M3 Pro 5G also runs much more smoothly and handles everyday tasks without noteworthy lags.

We were slowed down in other areas, however, because neither AnTuTu v8/v9 nor 3DMark run on the Poco M3 Pro 5G due to Xiaomi having blocked these in their firmware. Using tricks, though, we were at least able to run some 3DMark tests.

The realme 8 5G, which is also equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 700, performs better than the Poco M3 Pro 5G in Geekbench and the system benchmarks, which is likely due to the different UIs and the larger RAM (8 GB). The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G with its MediaTek Dimensity 720 is a bit faster as well.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
454 Points ∼78%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
305 Points ∼53% -33%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
574 Points ∼99% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
472 Points ∼82% +4%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼55% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
547 Points ∼94% +20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (454 - 574, n=5)
541 Points ∼93% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=247, last 2 years)
579 Points ∼100% +28%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1347 Points ∼68%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1234 Points ∼62% -8%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1775 Points ∼89% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1511 Points ∼76% +12%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1275 Points ∼64% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1692 Points ∼85% +26%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1347 - 1775, n=5)
1660 Points ∼84% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=247, last 2 years)
1984 Points ∼100% +47%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1397 Points ∼64%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1418 Points ∼65% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1375 Points ∼63% -2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1375 - 1474, n=4)
1406 Points ∼64% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=142, last 2 years)
2182 Points ∼100% +56%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1346 Points ∼60%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
374 Points ∼17% -72%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1507 Points ∼67% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1525 Points ∼68% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1402 Points ∼62% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1346 - 1507, n=5)
1428 Points ∼63% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=145, last 2 years)
2253 Points ∼100% +67%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
9100 Points ∼87%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7554 Points ∼72% -17%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
10433 Points ∼100% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8965 Points ∼86% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6783 - 10433, n=5)
8543 Points ∼82% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=61, last 2 years)
9924 Points ∼95% +9%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
8311 Points ∼76%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7184 Points ∼65% -14%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
10981 Points ∼100% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6145 Points ∼56% -26%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6042 Points ∼55% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8504 Points ∼77% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (6368 - 10981, n=4)
8541 Points ∼78% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=259, last 2 years)
7935 Points ∼72% -5%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3149 Points ∼90%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1797 Points ∼51% -43%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3340 Points ∼95% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3499 Points ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1797 Points ∼51% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3396 Points ∼97% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3149 - 3449, n=5)
3338 Points ∼95% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=257, last 2 years)
3456 Points ∼99% +10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3319 Points ∼82%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1681 Points ∼41% -49%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3463 Points ∼85% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3805 Points ∼94% +15%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1715 Points ∼42% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3501 Points ∼86% +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3319 - 3501, n=5)
3430 Points ∼85% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=257, last 2 years)
4051 Points ∼100% +22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2669 Points ∼87%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2368 Points ∼77% -11%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2971 Points ∼97% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2730 Points ∼89% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2161 Points ∼70% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3073 Points ∼100% +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2669 - 3535, n=5)
3068 Points ∼100% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=257, last 2 years)
2795 Points ∼91% +5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3277 Points ∼79%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1819 Points ∼44% -44%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3544 Points ∼85% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3713 Points ∼89% +13%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1861 Points ∼45% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3553 Points ∼86% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3277 - 3565, n=5)
3491 Points ∼84% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=278, last 2 years)
4153 Points ∼100% +27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3435 Points ∼65%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1737 Points ∼33% -49%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3637 Points ∼69% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3975 Points ∼76% +16%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1779 Points ∼34% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3664 Points ∼70% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3435 - 3664, n=5)
3593 Points ∼68% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=278, last 2 years)
5258 Points ∼100% +53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2824 Points ∼87%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2182 Points ∼67% -23%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3251 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3018 Points ∼93% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2221 Points ∼68% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3214 Points ∼99% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2824 - 3389, n=5)
3179 Points ∼98% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=276, last 2 years)
2991 Points ∼92% +6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2411 Points ∼91%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1151 Points ∼43% -52%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2343 Points ∼88% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2575 Points ∼97% +7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1173 Points ∼44% -51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2453 Points ∼92% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2343 - 2453, n=5)
2397 Points ∼90% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=253, last 2 years)
2653 Points ∼100% +10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2313 Points ∼82%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
998 Points ∼36% -57%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2206 Points ∼79% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2525 Points ∼90% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2302 Points ∼82% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2206 - 2313, n=5)
2252 Points ∼80% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=253, last 2 years)
2806 Points ∼100% +21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2829 Points ∼89%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2474 Points ∼78% -13%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2991 Points ∼94% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2765 Points ∼87% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼76% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3184 Points ∼100% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2829 - 3508, n=5)
3112 Points ∼98% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=253, last 2 years)
2827 Points ∼89% 0%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2449 Points ∼73%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1152 Points ∼34% -53%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2453 Points ∼73% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2659 Points ∼79% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼35% -52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2497 Points ∼74% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2449 - 2497, n=5)
2468 Points ∼73% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=277, last 2 years)
3371 Points ∼100% +38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2336 Points ∼61%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1015 Points ∼27% -57%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2295 Points ∼60% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2597 Points ∼68% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1032 Points ∼27% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2327 Points ∼61% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2290 - 2336, n=5)
2311 Points ∼61% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=277, last 2 years)
3806 Points ∼100% +63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2948 Points ∼88%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2177 Points ∼65% -26%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3234 Points ∼96% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2901 Points ∼86% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2298 Points ∼68% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3355 Points ∼100% +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2948 - 3355, n=5)
3242 Points ∼97% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=277, last 2 years)
3036 Points ∼90% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2188 Points ∼83%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1113 Points ∼42% -49%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2224 Points ∼85% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2501 Points ∼95% +14%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1096 Points ∼42% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2219 Points ∼85% +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2188 - 2280, n=5)
2231 Points ∼85% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=214, last 2 years)
2623 Points ∼100% +20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2136 Points ∼73%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
968 Points ∼33% -55%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2138 Points ∼73% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2461 Points ∼84% +15%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
963 Points ∼33% -55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2133 Points ∼73% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2133 - 2141, n=5)
2138 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=214, last 2 years)
2938 Points ∼100% +38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2391 Points ∼90%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2349 Points ∼89% -2%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2586 Points ∼98% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2651 Points ∼100% +11%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2124 Points ∼80% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2582 Points ∼97% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2391 - 2956, n=5)
2643 Points ∼100% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=214, last 2 years)
2648 Points ∼100% +11%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
383 Points ∼14%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1103 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1245 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1094 - 1103, n=3)
1100 Points ∼39%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=106, last 2 years)
2825 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1078 Points ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1215 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
369 Points ∼13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1074 - 1083, n=3)
1078 Points ∼37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 8672, n=102, last 2 years)
2934 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
108 Points ∼12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (316 - 321, n=2)
319 Points ∼36%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 2288, n=53, last 2 years)
889 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (312 - 1073, n=2)
693 Points ∼78%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117 - 1982, n=51, last 2 years)
893 Points ∼100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
51 fps ∼85%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼58% -31%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
57 fps ∼95% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +18%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
32 fps ∼53% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
53 fps ∼88% +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (51 - 57, n=4)
53.3 fps ∼89% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=218, last 2 years)
59.3 fps ∼99% +16%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
55 fps ∼51%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
35 fps ∼32% -36%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
63 fps ∼58% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
68 fps ∼63% +24%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼32% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
59 fps ∼55% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (55 - 63, n=4)
59.5 fps ∼55% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 319, n=218, last 2 years)
108 fps ∼100% +96%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
32 fps ∼59%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼35% -41%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
35 fps ∼65% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
54 fps ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
17 fps ∼31% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
33 fps ∼61% +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (32 - 35, n=4)
33.3 fps ∼62% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=216, last 2 years)
46.7 fps ∼86% +46%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
34 fps ∼54%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼30% -44%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
38 fps ∼60% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
41 fps ∼65% +21%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼30% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
37 fps ∼59% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (34 - 38, n=4)
36.5 fps ∼58% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=217, last 2 years)
63 fps ∼100% +85%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
21 fps ∼41%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼25% -38%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
22 fps ∼43% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
51 fps ∼100% +143%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
12 fps ∼24% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼45% +10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (21 - 23, n=4)
21.8 fps ∼43% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=215, last 2 years)
36.5 fps ∼72% +74%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
22 fps ∼51%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼30% -41%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
25 fps ∼58% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
26 fps ∼60% +18%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼30% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼55% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (22 - 25, n=4)
23.8 fps ∼55% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=215, last 2 years)
43.3 fps ∼100% +97%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
12 fps ∼52%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7 fps ∼30% -42%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
13 fps ∼57% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼100% +92%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6.4 fps ∼28% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼48% -8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (11 - 13, n=4)
11.8 fps ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 61, n=213, last 2 years)
22.6 fps ∼98% +88%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
13 fps ∼50%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
7.1 fps ∼27% -45%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
15 fps ∼58% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
13 fps ∼50% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼27% -45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
10 fps ∼38% -23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (10 - 15, n=4)
13 fps ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=214, last 2 years)
26 fps ∼100% +100%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
14 fps ∼47%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.3 fps ∼28% -41%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
14 fps ∼47% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
30 fps ∼100% +114%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.5 fps ∼25% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
14 fps ∼47% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (13 - 14, n=5)
13.6 fps ∼45% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=283, last 2 years)
23 fps ∼77% +64%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
14 fps ∼53%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
8.2 fps ∼31% -41%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
15 fps ∼57% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼64% +21%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼31% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
15 fps ∼57% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (14 - 15, n=5)
14.8 fps ∼56% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=282, last 2 years)
26.5 fps ∼100% +89%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
8.8 fps ∼52%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4.9 fps ∼29% -44%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8.7 fps ∼51% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
17 fps ∼100% +93%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼26% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
8.9 fps ∼52% +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (8.1 - 8.9, n=5)
8.58 fps ∼50% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=283, last 2 years)
15.1 fps ∼89% +72%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
5.5 fps ∼53%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼27% -49%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
5.6 fps ∼54% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
6.2 fps ∼60% +13%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼27% -49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5.5 fps ∼53% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5.5 - 5.6, n=5)
5.54 fps ∼53% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=283, last 2 years)
10.4 fps ∼100% +89%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
198053 Points ∼41%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
356312 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
Points ∼0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (287506 - 356312, n=2)
321909 Points ∼67%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=48, last 2 years)
482716 Points ∼100%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
185542 Points ∼55%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
261067 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
252308 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
183808 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
260248 Points ∼77%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (249843 - 261067, n=3)
257053 Points ∼76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=194, last 2 years)
336734 Points ∼100%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
12011 Points ∼19%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
15832 Points ∼24% +32%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
5225 Points ∼8% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
12331 Points ∼19% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4660 Points ∼7% -61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
11953 Points ∼18% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5225 - 12011, n=4)
9496 Points ∼15% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 273221, n=74, last 2 years)
64854 Points ∼100% +440%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3107 Points ∼84%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2247 Points ∼61% -28%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3011 Points ∼81% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2735 Points ∼74% -12%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2412 Points ∼65% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
3047 Points ∼82% -2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (3005 - 3107, n=4)
3043 Points ∼82% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 7123, n=203, last 2 years)
3710 Points ∼100% +19%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
6148 Points ∼91%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
4921 Points ∼73% -20%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
6712 Points ∼99% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
4995 Points ∼74% -19%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4834 Points ∼71% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
5760 Points ∼85% -6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (5760 - 6712, n=4)
6277 Points ∼93% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 11774, n=203, last 2 years)
6771 Points ∼100% +10%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
4264 Points ∼96%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
2618 Points ∼59% -39%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
4428 Points ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
3281 Points ∼74% -23%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3454 Points ∼78% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
4212 Points ∼95% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (4212 - 4473, n=4)
4344 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=203, last 2 years)
4378 Points ∼99% +3%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2626 Points ∼46%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1832 Points ∼32% -30%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2401 Points ∼42% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
2687 Points ∼47% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1847 Points ∼32% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
2675 Points ∼46% +2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (2398 - 2675, n=4)
2525 Points ∼44% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 15628, n=203, last 2 years)
5757 Points ∼100% +119%
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1353 Points ∼100%
Oppo A74
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 6144
1081 Points ∼80% -20%
realme 8 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1152 Points ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 720, Mali-G57 MP3, 4096
1271 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1098 Points ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 700, Mali-G57 MP2, 4096
1328 Points ∼98% -2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700
  (1152 - 1353, n=4)
1251 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=203, last 2 years)
1279 Points ∼95% -5%

Almost the same SoC hierarchy presents itself in the browser benchmarks as in the synthetic tests. The Poco M3 Pro 5G, together with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G, is ahead of the Snapdragon 662 in the Poco M3 and in the Oppo A74, but it's able to outperform the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G here as well. The realme 8 5G is still at the top.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=185, last 2 years)
49.6 Points ∼100% +38%
realme 8 5G (Chrome 90)
40.447 Points ∼82% +12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 40.4, n=4)
37.9 Points ∼76% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
36.979 Points ∼75% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
36.302 Points ∼73% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
35.973 Points ∼73%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
32.187 Points ∼65% -11%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
32.041 Points ∼65% -11%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=197, last 2 years)
89.5 Points ∼100% +29%
realme 8 5G (Chrome 90)
77.921 Points ∼87% +12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (69.5 - 78.4, n=4)
74.4 Points ∼83% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
71.721 Points ∼80% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
69.546 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
67.301 Points ∼75% -3%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
49.459 Points ∼55% -29%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
47.837 Points ∼53% -31%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=170, last 2 years)
49 runs/min ∼100% +36%
realme 8 5G (Chome 90)
38.3 runs/min ∼78% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (36 - 38.3, n=4)
37.1 runs/min ∼76% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
36.8 runs/min ∼75% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
36 runs/min ∼73%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
29.2 runs/min ∼60% -19%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
26.5 runs/min ∼54% -26%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=205, last 2 years)
78 Points ∼100% +44%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
59 Points ∼76% +9%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
54 Points ∼69%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (50 - 58, n=3)
54 Points ∼69% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
53 Points ∼68% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
51 Points ∼65% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
50 Points ∼64% -7%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=212, last 2 years)
17665 Points ∼100% +11%
realme 8 5G (Chrome 90)
17380 Points ∼98% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (15459 - 17380, n=4)
16421 Points ∼93% +3%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
15976 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
15459 Points ∼88% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
14156 Points ∼80% -11%
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
9125 Points ∼52% -43%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
8958 Points ∼51% -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Poco M3 (Chrome 87.0.4280.101)
4536.9 ms * ∼100% -34%
Oppo A74 (Chrome 91.0.4472.77)
4321.8 ms * ∼95% -28%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=214, last 2 years)
3913 ms * ∼86% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (Chrome 88)
3466.7 ms * ∼76% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5G (Chrome 91.0.4472.101)
3387.3 ms * ∼75%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G (Chrome 90)
3327.7 ms * ∼73% +2%
realme 8 5G (Chrome 90)
3145.4 ms * ∼69% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 700 (2543 - 3387, n=4)
3101 ms * ∼68% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Thanks to its fast UFS 2.2 storage, the Poco M3 Pro 5G scores points in its price range with above-average data transfer rates.

Xiaomi Poco M3 Pro 5GOppo A74realme 8 5GSamsung Galaxy A32 5GXiaomi Poco M3Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-34%
-10%
-8%
-29%
-9%
-16%
-22%
Sequential Read 256KB
953.73
514.5
-46%
969
2%
858.19
-10%
509.23
-47%
939.22
-2%
704 (482 - 989, n=11)
-26%
783 (41.9 - 2037, n=291, last 2 years)
-18%
Sequential Write 256KB
489.13
255.34
-48%
201
-59%
381.69
-22%
269.2
-45%
398.05
-19%
384 (241 - 710, n=11)
-21%
348 (11.9 - 1321, n=291, last 2 years)
-29%
Random Read 4KB
155.75
139.45
-10%
192
23%
174.64
12%
147.03
-6%
151.55
-3%
151 (105 - 208, n=11)
-3%
140 (13.5 - 325, n=291, last 2 years)
-10%
Random Write 4KB
186.06
126.39
-32%
175
-6%
167.15
-10%
154.1
-17%
162.76
-13%
158 (121 - 207, n=11)
-15%
126 (5.2 - 330, n=291, last 2 years)
-32%

Games - Run smoothly for the most part

The Poco M3 Pro 5G runs games smoothly for the most part, as long as you don't increase graphics details too much. However, this is impossible in PUBG Mobile because the HD setting is the limit. But this also results in an almost constant 30 frames per second, just like in our second test game, Armajet. The 90 Hz display doesn't lead to any advantages for the Poco M3 Pro 5G here.

We determine the game frame rates with the Gamebench tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.59.8: Ø29.9 (29-31)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.4.0: Ø30 (28-31)

Emissions - No throttling, solid mono speaker

Temperature

We measure a maximum surface temperature of 38.1 °C (~101 °F) on the Poco M3 Pro 5G under sustained load. Therefore, the smartphone doesn't get any hotter than lukewarm, even in extreme situations, and it always remains pleasant to the touch.

As GFXBench's battery tests show, the internal temperature development reflects the same behavior as the surface. Even after running the T-Rex and Manhattan test scenarios for 30 times each, the frame rates remain as high as at the beginning. If there were thermal problems, you would immediately notice them in declining FPS rates due to the throttling of the SoC performance.

GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
Max. Load
 37.3 °C
99 F
36.4 °C
98 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
 36.3 °C
97 F
36.4 °C
98 F
37.6 °C
100 F
 
 35.5 °C
96 F
34.9 °C
95 F
36 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Average: 36.5 °C = 98 F
33.3 °C
92 F
35.4 °C
96 F
35.8 °C
96 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.6 °C
96 F
35.9 °C
97 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34.3 °C
94 F
34.9 °C
95 F
Maximum: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  26 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.1 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

The mono speaker of the Poco M3 Pro 5G delivers a satisfying audio quality. It can transmit speech well thanks to its balanced sound spectrum, but the lack of bass results in a rather thin sound during videos and music playback.

Better sound is achieved by connecting a headset or external speakers to the Poco M3 Pro 5G via Bluetooth 5.1 or using the 3.5 mm audio jack. The latter provides good quality with a signal-to-noise ratio of 87.12 dBFS.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203046.32526.742.63125.645.84026.141.85036.443.86329.246.3802547.210017.852.812518.351.316018.655.920017.455.425014.255.931515.958.440012.861500146763013.368.380012.276.1100012.378.4125011.981.7160012.883.2200012.784.4250012.184.8315012.983.4400013.280.3500013.479.9630013.678.3800013.478.81000013.981.1125001484.21600014.271.9SPL25.293.5N0.795.9median 13.4median 78.3Delta1.21135.944.92942.825.144.231.445.142.446.132.448.52647.821.547.41549.121.350.9