POCO X3 NFC Philippines Price, Official Release Date, Specs, Key Features, Launch Promo

On Monday - August 7, 2020, though a global online launch mounted on the company's official social media accounts, international handset maker Xiaomi formally introduced their latest flag-bearer in the entry-level category which delivers great features that are meaningful for consumers all while having a price tag that's accessible to many Mi fans.

The all-new POCO X3 NFC gives mid-level smartphone consumers an opportunity to experience high-end features without having to overspend on a new gadget in these trying times.

POCO X3 NFC, POCO X3 NFC Philippines

In fact, here in the Philippines, the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM version of this model dons an official price tag of only PHP 10,990 while the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant goes for as low as PHP 12,990 -- and if you're going to purchase either of them at the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day through the Official Mi Online Store on the e-commerce site, you can get a PHP 1,000 price discount plus a couple of free accessories to make the deal even sweeter!

Featuring a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 5 face, a sleek polycarbonate back panel, and durable aluminum mid-frame, the POCO X3 NFC comes of a slew of features that make it an attractive upgrade for those who are currently using an entry-level Android smartphone and are now planning to get a more powerful device but aren't keen on spending more than PHP 15,000.

Let me give you a quick rundown of the main selling points of the POCO X3 NFC that make it a true midrange king for Xiaomi.

First, we have the 6.67-inch FullHD+ IPS display with ultra-thin bezels and a small punch-hole notch. This large and brilliant screen delivers a totally enjoyable visual experience when watching videos, browsing photos, and even when playing popular mobile games. Also, its 120Hz refresh rate makes screen transitions and touch response appear more fluid.

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Second, POCO X3 NFC comes replete with four cameras at the back - all housed in a circular camera module - giving the user maximum flexibility when taking photos. This set-up is made up of a 64 MegaPixel f/1.9 main camera with a large 1/1.73" sensor that can be relied on for day-to-day point and shoot photography even in low-light conditions, a 13 MegaPixel f/2.2 119˚ Ultra-Wide camera for landscape and architectural photography, a 2 MegaPixels f/2.4 Macro shooter for taking close-up shots of small objects, and finally, a 2 MegaPixels f/2.4 Depth Sensor that enables the phone's Portrait Mode wherein you can add Bokeh Effect or background blur to photos your loves ones to make the images look for interesting and visually interesting. For those who love taking selfies, this handset also has a 20 MegaPixel f/2.2 front-cam housed in the small punch-hole near the top of the screen.

For aspiring vloggers and Youtube content creators, the POCO X3 NFC's main camera at the back can shoot up to 4K videos at 30 frames per second while the front-cam can record FullHD 1080p clips at 30 frames per second. The video recorder at the rear also benefits from Gyro Electronic Image Stabilization which minimizes shaking even when you're taking clips while walking or running.

Third, this smartphone has a powerful set of internal hardware that ensures buttery-smooth gaming and multitasking experience that gives you a glimpse of what flagship smartphones have to offer. POCO X3 NFC runs its MIUI 12 customized Android 10 operating system with an 8nm 2.3GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G that incorporates an Adreno 618 GPU and is complemented by 6GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The phone even comes with a hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot that can take in a microSDXC card so you can conveniently expand storage for keeping more photos and videos.

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Fourth, POCO X3 NFC gets its juice from a humongous 5,160 mAh Li-Po battery that easily ensures up to a whole day of uptime even for heavy users. If you're not a gamer and you don't run resource-intensive applications all that often, I believe you can even get two to three days of uptime from such a high-capacity pack.

What's even more amazing is that this phone supports 33W fast charging which lets you go from 0% to 100% in just an hour and 3 minutes. This means that you will spend less time plugging the POCO X3 NFC to an electrical outlet and enjoy more time doing what you love most using on this mobile device like recording videos or even just playing games.

Finally, I think POCO X3 NFC has a handsome design language that many will find attractive. All the elements featured on its shell combine to make it an eye-catching smartphone that you won't be shy to flaunt in a cafe or even to put on the table on dates or corporate meetings. This phone is available in two elegant colors, namely, Cobalt Blue and Shadow Gray.

For privacy and security, POCO X3 NFC features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, facial recognition integrated with the front-facing camera, and the usual pattern or passcode unlock methods. Now, for connectivity, this handset supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, 4G LTE-A and - as its name suggests - NFC or Near Field Communication technology that lets you make secure transactions, connect to other mobile devices, and transfer files with just a touch.

I would say that all of these features are exactly what many of us need for work, school, and play in the new normal. These days, we truly need a smartphone that lets us enjoy, create, and share content that means a lot to us and I really think that POCO X3 NFC could very well be that ideal device, especially when we consider its budget-friendly price.

POCO X3 NFC Online Launch Viewing

A few hours before POCO X3 NFC's online global launch, our friends Xiaomi Philippines and their PR agency - RED Havas - sent me this Chardonnay Grazing Box to make my virtual event experience more fun and entertaining. I totally appreciated this effort and I must say that I found the online launch very straightforward yet wildly informative and effective.

I can't wait to see POCO X3 NFC in the flesh and also to review it both on our website and through video on TechPinas' official Youtube channel.

To wrap up, let me just remind you that you can enjoy the PHP 1,000 discount on the POCO X3 NFC if you buy it on September 9 and 10, 2020 via Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day. You can grab the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM version for just PHP 9,990 and get a free POCO mousepad and BlackShark Fun Cooler. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant can be purchased for only PHP 11,990 at the sale and its buyers will have a free POCO digital pouch and BlackShark Fun Cooler Pro.

165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
125 grams
6.67-inch, FullHD+, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 395 ppi, IPS LCD
84.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio
120Hz Refresh Rate
Gorilla Glass 5
Quad Rear Camera Module:
64 MegaPixels, f/1.9 Aperture, 1/1.73" Sensor Size, 0.8µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection AutoFocus
13 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 119˚ Ultra-Wide, 1.0µm
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro
2 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Depth Sensor
Front-Facing Camera Module:
20 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 1/3.4", 0.8µm
Video Recorder:
Rear - 4K 30fps, 1080p 30/60/120fps, 720p 960fps, Gyro-EIS
Front - 1080p 30fps
Android 10 Operating System
8nm 2.3GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G
Adreno 618 GPU
64GB, 128GB Internal Storage Options
microSDXC Card Slot (Hybrid, Shared with Secondary nanoSIM Slot)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.1
FM Radio
Infrared IR Blaster
3.5mm Audio Jack
Side-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner
USB Type C Port
33W Fast Charging, 100% in 63 Minutes
Non-Removable 5,160 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Glass Front, Aluminum Mid-Frame, Polycarbonate Back Panel
Cobalt Blue, Shadow Gray

POCO X3 NFC Price in the Philippines
Official SRP:
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM = PHP 10,990
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = PHP 12,990
Official Release Date - September 9, 2020

Philippine Launch Promo at Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day Sale:
September 9 and 10, 2020 via Shopee
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM = PHP 9,990 with free POCO mousepad and BlackShark Fun Cooler
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = PHP 11,990 with free POCO digital pouch and BlackShark Fun Cooler Pro

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