**** The Official Chinese Phones Thread ****

Associate
Joined
9 Sep 2009
Posts
787
Location
In a small valley
So had the Poco F3 for a week now. All is good apart from a few personal dislikes.
Getting nearly 2 days on the battery with light games, light YouTube etc.
I have not signed in with my MI account and don't use most of the MI apps and nor have I done the debloat. I don't feel I need to to be fair, it's quick, snappy and no lag anywhere.
 
Associate
Joined
5 Nov 2013
Posts
1,289
Location
Ireland
So had the Poco F3 for a week now. All is good apart from a few personal dislikes.
Getting nearly 2 days on the battery with light games, light YouTube etc.
I have not signed in with my MI account and don't use most of the MI apps and nor have I done the debloat. I don't feel I need to to be fair, it's quick, snappy and no lag anywhere.

Thinking of upgrading from my smashed S8 plus to the F3. Where and what price did u get it for ? Not sure what I should be paying for it.
 
Caporegime
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
25,927
Location
London
Thinking of upgrading from my smashed S8 plus to the F3. Where and what price did u get it for ? Not sure what I should be paying for it.
I got it for £350 from Amazon earlier in the year (256GB), but seen it for £300 or less. Definitely worth the price and some but over time I can see it's missing a little polish from the likes of my Galaxy Notes. Very happy with the choice though.
 
Associate
Joined
9 Sep 2009
Posts
787
Location
In a small valley
Thinking of upgrading from my smashed S8 plus to the F3. Where and what price did u get it for ? Not sure what I should be paying for it.
I got mine from MI direct for 294 delivered.
As mentioned it's a solid phone but some areas are not as polished. The MiUI takes a bit of getting used to and the camera really needs OIS.

Black Friday deal is on. 309 but then voucher on top of you get it. Makes it 290.
 
Soldato
Joined
19 Oct 2002
Posts
6,584
Location
Bath
I'm tempted by the Poco x3 pro as it's under £200 (8gb/256gb) direct from Poco, anyone got any real world experience with it? I will be going from a 4year old OnePlus 6T. The wife has a Poco M3 (4gb/128gb) and loves it.
 
Associate
Joined
9 Sep 2009
Posts
787
Location
In a small valley
@BigBoy Would the new Poco MR Pro be better suited to you? The X3 has an LCD screen and 4g chip. If that's not a concern then it is a lot of phone for a small price. I have just got the F3 and it's plently good for anything.
 
Soldato
Joined
24 Dec 2002
Posts
2,637
Location
Barton upon Humber
I'm tempted by the Poco x3 pro as it's under £200 (8gb/256gb) direct from Poco, anyone got any real world experience with it? I will be going from a 4year old OnePlus 6T. The wife has a Poco M3 (4gb/128gb) and loves it.
They were £159 on Amazon a week or so ago so I picked 3 up (one for me, 2 for the kids Christmas) and so far I am very impressed for the price, moving from a Oneplus 7T so the performance wasn't bad on that at any point but the lack of an SD card meant I was struggling for space after 2 years of photos and videos.

There is a little bit of bloat with the MI apps but the ability to have hidden apps means that's where the ones I cant uninstall live now.

I have no need for 5G at the moment and the LCD screen isn't a big issue for me so I am very happy with it at the moment... it is HUGE though!
 
Man of Honour
Joined
17 Oct 2002
Posts
28,467
Location
Ottakring, Vienna.
I'm tempted by the Poco x3 pro as it's under £200 (8gb/256gb) direct from Poco, anyone got any real world experience with it? I will be going from a 4year old OnePlus 6T. The wife has a Poco M3 (4gb/128gb) and loves it.
No issues with my X3 Pro, I have the 8gb/256gb one. The camera is a bit middle of the road, but other than that it's absolutely fine.
 
Soldato
Joined
19 Oct 2002
Posts
6,584
Location
Bath
No issues with my X3 Pro, I have the 8gb/256gb one. The camera is a bit middle of the road, but other than that it's absolutely fine.
Just pulled the trigger Amazon has them for £179 with 2 year warranty could not resist at that price!
 

maj

maj

Associate
Joined
19 Jul 2010
Posts
2,466
Location
Newcastle
Was the Poco X3 8gb and 256gb a lightning deal? Can't see to find it at that price. Can't see the phone cheaper on there at all compared to Xiaomi direct.
 
Soldato
Joined
2 Apr 2006
Posts
3,190
Was the Poco X3 8gb and 256gb a lightning deal? Can't see to find it at that price. Can't see the phone cheaper on there at all compared to Xiaomi direct.
It was a black Friday deal but it expired rather quickly. It might appear again on Cyber Monday if you take a look.:)
 
Top Bottom