Both the Poco X3 Pro and X3 GT come with Android 11 under MIUI 12.5 for Poco, a side-mounted fingerprint reader and USB-C input. However, the former lacks 5G connectivity, something the X3 GT boasts of. Mind you, only the X3 Pro comes with a microSD card slot for internal memory expansion and 3.5mm headphone jack; the Poco X3 GT lacks it. On the other hand, the X3 Pro comes with 6GB and 8GB RAM, and 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, respectively. The X3 GT has 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. Indeed, the X3 Pro is actually a little lighter on specification compared to the F3, despite the latter not needing to adorn itself with a ‘Pro’ appendage.
- You would want to switch to earphones for enjoying music, but those aren’t present in the box.
- The IPS panel adjusts its brightness using pulse width modulation (PWM).
- On the other hand, Official versions will receive regular patch updates and are stable.
- And in case you were wondering, the audio output via the jack is excellent.
- You’ll see a more advanced camera, a better screen, and more.
After downloading the firmware from above link, get a functional USB cable, then follow the instructions via this link to learn how to flash Xiaomi fastboot and recovery firmware. Many more features are available on this custom ROM that you may not see on others. Also, this ROM proves to offer more stability in terms of strength. CrDroid did not sacrifice some features to provide a stable Android experience; it comes with customizable features and proves efficient.
Poco USB Driver allows you to download the stock firmware connect your Poco Smartphone and Tablets to the Windows Computer and transfer data between the computer and the Poco device. Apart from this, it also allows you to sync data between the device and the Computer, back up your existing data on the Computer or restore the data on the Poco device. The ~/bin directory will contain the git-repo tool (commonly named “repo”) and the ~/android/lineage directory will contain the source code of LineageOS. You can install these using your distribution’s package manager. Below, we have provided the download link to TWRP and OrangeFox recovery. OEM unlocking has been enabled on your Poco X3 Pro device.
Poco clearly had one goal in mind for the X3 Pro, and that was to deliver the best possible CPU performance at around the Rs. 20,000 price level. This is a phone that will do very well for gaming and will feel snappy and responsive for the foreseeable future. If you want a device that feels premium but don’t want to spend too much, this could be a compelling option. There are also other positives – the IP53 rating and stereo speakers are both nice to have, and if you’re looking for bold design, you’ll get it. As for low-light shots, the Poco X3 Pro did struggle in dark environments at night but did an okay job when there was sufficient artificial lighting. Night mode doesn’t always brighten shots much but can improve contrast and make points of light against dark backgrounds look much less blown-out. The camera app is the same that we’ve seen on recent Xiaomi phones.