Poco has finally introduced its new mid-range smartphone, the Poco X3 for the Indian market. The latest smartphone from Poco has a host of interesting features like 120Hz refresh rate, 6,000mAh battery, quad-camera setup, Snapdragon 732G processor, and more. The Poco X3 price in India starts at INR 16,999 and in this price range, the phone gives a stiff competition to the likes of Realme and OPPO. We have Realme 7 Pro that stands tall in this price segment, while the OPPO F17 is also a good option to consider. In this article, we will pit POCO X3 against the Realme 7 Pro and OPPO F17 to know which one offers a better price to specs ratio and which one is a value-for-money smartphone. So, let’s begin.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Price in India
The POCO X3 price in India starts at INR 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB option, INR 18,499 for 6GB RAM + 128GB model, and INR 19,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB variant. The Realme 7 Pro price is INR 19,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB option and INR 21,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB model. Moving on, the OPPO F17 is available at a price of INR 17,990 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB model and INR 19,990 for 8GB RAM + 128GB option. That said, the POCO X3 turns out to be the winner of this round as the base variant of the phone it is available at a cheaper price point as compared to the one from OPPO and Realme.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Design
In terms of design, all three smartphones have distinct design languages. The POCO X3 comes with a dual-tone finish at the back panel, while the camera alignment is unique as compared to the other two smartphones. The front panel features a punch-hole design and the phone does give you a premium look and feel. Coming to the Realme 7 Pro, it comes with a punch-hole design, which is located at the top-left corner, while the back panel comes with a glossy finish.
The OPPO F17 is offered in leather-like finish and the square-based camera module is located at the top-right corner of the rear panel. If we have to pick one, then we will go for OPPO F17 as leather-feel back surface will attract fewer smudges and fingerprints than the glass present in POCO X3 and Realme 7 Pro.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Display
The POCO X3 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display, while the Realme 7 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen. The OPPO F17 flaunts a 6.44-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel. The Poco phone comes with an IPS display, while the phones from Realme and OPPO have AMOLED screens.
This means you will get better visual experience with crisper display, high contrast ratio, and more on the latter two smartphones. However, POCO X3 has an added advantage as it comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. So, it all boils down at the consumer preference. If you want a higher refresh rate and can settle with IPS panel then POCO X3 is the option for you. But, if you want a good display which is vibrant and colourful then you can choose either Realme 7 Pro or OPPO F17.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Hardware
This is where things get interesting! The POCO X3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The Realme 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset along with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Lastly, OPPO F17 equips the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC with up to 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB of storage. The real competition is between the POCO X3 and Realme 7 Pro as both of them are equipped with Snapdragon 7-series chipsets. Both the chips from Qualcomm offers comparable performance, though the Snapdragon 732G is marginally better. So, this round goes to the POCO X3.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Cameras
In terms of camera, the POCO X3 features a quadruple rear camera with 64MP primary lens with f/1.89 aperture, 13MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens. On the front, you get a 20MP selfie shooter.
The Realme 7 Pro comes with a combination of 64MP primary lens with Sony IMX682 sensor, 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP B&W portrait sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. For the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter. The OPPO F17 flaunts a 16MP primary lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP monochrome lens and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get 16MP for selfies and video calls.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Battery
The POCO X3 packs a 6,000mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging support. The Realme 7 Pro is loaded with 4,500mAh battery and it supports 65W fast charging support. The OPPO F17 gets its power from 4,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging technology. The POCO X3 has better battery backup, while it is Realme 7 Pro that gives you fastest charging solution present in India, 65W Super Dart charge.
POCO X3 vs Realme 7 Pro vs OPPO F17: Final Verdict
The POCO X3 emerges as a better value for money smartphone as it offers 120HZ refresh rate, better processor, and larger battery capacity. The Realme 7 Pro cut it close with AMOLED screen, comparable performance and much faster-charging speed. The OPPO F17 lacks behind the two smartphones. So, if you are willing to buy a new smartphone in this price range and then POCO X3 is a good option for you. Otherwise, if you want better-charging speed and AMOLED screen then Realme 7 Pro is the one meant for you.