Poco first marked its comeback by opening its new social media account and introducing their two new phones, Poco M2 and Poco C3 in Nepal. Using their sister company, Xiaomi Nepal, to back up their return they’ve managed to catch the user’s attention quite early. However, Poco’s strategy is simple. It is using its sister company not just to back them up with promotions but also to provide a good base in the market. Consequently, Poco C3 is an identical twin to Redmi 9C, with only a few noticeable changes to the features.
Poco C3 Overview
Poco C3’s body features a 6.43 inches HD+ display with 720 x 1600 pixels’ resolution. It has been protected with Panda Glass Protection. Meanwhile, Poco C3 has a plastic back and textured design that helps prevent smudges. This texture design is with separates Poco C3 from Redmi 9C. It is available in Nepal in three colors: Matte Black, Lime Green, and Arctic Blue. However, it doesn’t have any fingerprint scanner, unlike Redmi 9C that came with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. There are two options for storage available for this phone, one is 3GB/ 32GB and the other is 4GB/64GB. But Poco C3 in Nepal is available only in 4GB/64GB.
Performance and Battery
Speaking about its performance, it has MediaTek Helio G35. This chipset is one of the cheapest gaming cheapest MediaTek has to offer. No wonder the phone is being advertised as “The Game Changer”. Its GPU, an IMG Power VR GE8320, operates up to a speedy 680MHz which supports sharp and high resolution. Hence, G35 delivers superpower efficiency with a good gaming experience. Furthermore, Poco C3 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12.
Battery power is justifiable for such a gaming targeted phone. This smartphone is equipped with a non-removable 5000mAh battery. You could get to enjoy up to a 2-day battery for normal usage. Moreover, with Better Battery 2.0 you get 25% more battery lifespan than other budget smartphones. With that, you also get a 10W fast charger that takes about 3 hours to charge fully. However, as a budget phone, it is still stuck with using the old micro USB 2.0.
The camera setup is symmetrical camera cutout, bounded in a square camera module that includes a triple camera and a LED flash. You get a 13MP primary sensor, accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. This setup is the same as what we would get in a Redmi 9C model. And for the selfie camera, it consists of a 5MP wide sensor.
Poco C3 Specifications
- Display: 6.43 inches HD+, Panda Glass Protection
- Body: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9mm; 194g
- OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Power VR GE8320
- Storage: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB (expandable with SD card)
- Triple Rear Camera: 13MP main sensor (f/2.2) + 2MP Macro lens (f/2.4) + 2MP Depth lens (f/2.4)
- Front Camera: 5MP Wide sensor (f/2.2)
- Battery: Li-Po 5000mAh (non-removable), 10W charging
- Ports: micro USB (2.0), 3.5mm jack headphone
- Colors: Matte Black, Lime Green, Arctic Blue
Availability and Price of Poco C3 in Nepal
Poco C3 is already geared up to set its foot in the Nepali market with its cheapest price. It will be available in Nepal for NPR 14,999, but only the highest storage variant of 4GB/64GB is available for now. It will be available in all MI stores or other retail stores and online very soon.