{Disarmed} Comparison: how the POCO F3, X3 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro differ

Comparison: how the POCO F3, X3 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro differ

A few days ago, the reader @LucasiAuil asked us about the differences between the POCO POCO X3 Pro and POCO F3 . So well, what better way to respond by conducting a thorough review between both terminals? In our comparison today we wanted to incorporate a third party, the Redmi Note 10 Pro , since it remains in a very similar price range and shares some of the key characteristics of the previous models.

To sum up, the POCO F family is always one notch above the X family —whose nomenclature, in turn, is above the M series . But not everything is what it seems in this Xiaomi sub-brand where the cheapest ones compete to assert themselves . Now, let's go there, these are the key differences between the three components.

Comparison chart


LOW F3

POCO X3 Pro

Redmi Note 10 Pro

SCREEN

AMOLED 6.67 "FHD +

Supports HDR10 +
120 Hz
360 Hz touch

Gorilla Glass 5

IPS 6.67 '' FullHD +

Supports HDR10

120 Hz
240 Hz touch

450 nits
Gorilla Glass 6

AMOLED 6.67 "FullHD +

Supports HDR10

120 Hz

240Hz touch
1,200 nits

Gorilla Glass Victus

PROCESSOR

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
GPU Adreno 650

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

GPU Adreno 640

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G

GPU Adreno 618

RAM

6 / 8GB LPDDR5

6/8 GB LPDDR4X

6/8 GB LPDDR4X

STORAGE

128/256 GB UFS 3.1

128/256 GB UFS 3.1 (up to 1 TB with microSD)

64/128 GB UFS 2.2

REAR CAMERAS

Main: 48 MP, f / 1.79
Wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2
Telemacro: 5 MP, f / 2.4, FF

Main: 48 MP, f / 1.79, AF
Wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 119 °
Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4, FF
Depth sensor: 2MP, f / 2.4, FF

Main: 108 MP f / 1.9
Ultra Wide Angle: 8 MP f / 2.2
Telemacro: 5 MP, f / 2.4
Depth sensor: 2 MP

FRONTAL CAMERA

20 MP, f / 2.45

20 MP, f / 2.2

16 MP f / 2.45

CONNECTIVITY

5G LTE

Dual nanoSIM

NFC

Bluetooth 5.1

WiFi 6

4G

Dual nanoSIM

Bluetooth 5.0

WiFi 5

NFC

4G (there is a new 5G model )

Dual nanoSIM

Bluetooth 5.0

WiFi 5

NFC

OS

MIUI 12 + POCO Launcher
Android 11

MIUI 12 + POCO Launcher Android 11

Android 11 + MIUI 12

Others

Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res
360º triple microphone

Infrared

LiquidCool cooling

Side fingerprint reader

USB-C

3.5 mm jack
Stereo
Infrared
Charger included
Side fingerprint reader

USB-C

IP53 protection

Side fingerprint reader

Stereo speakers
Infrared

USB-C

BATTERY

4,520 mAh
Fast charge 33 W

5,160 mAh
Fast charge 33 W

5,020 mAh

33W fast charge

Dimensions and weight

163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196 g

165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
215 g

164 x 76.5 x 8.1 mm

193 g

Launch price

6 GB + 128 GB = 349 euros
8 GB + 256 GB = 399 euros

6 GB + 128 GB = ( 249 euros )
8 GB + 256 GB = 299 euros

6 GB + 64 GB = 239 euros

6 GB + 128 GB = 299.99 euros
8 GB + 128 GB = 329.99 euros

Collage

And before continuing we must take a look at its aesthetics: the Redmi Note 10 Pro is a very pleasant terminal in aesthetic terms. Balanced, very slim, much of its beauty lies in its featherweight and glossy finishes that neither slip nor mark the marks.

The POCO X3 Pro is the heaviest, most casual and youthful , with a large logo, grated finish, and glitters that play with reflected light. The difference between the two is noticeable: 20 grams.

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Finally, the frosted finish of the F3 is the most "pro", but also the most unfavorable to fingerprints . It weighs little and its curved edges facilitate grip, but it is also a more suffered model.

POCO X3 Pro - Smartphone 6 + 128 GB, 6.67

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro - Smartphone 6 + 64GB, 6.67 "AMOLED DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 732G, 108 MP Quad Camera, 5020 mAh, Onyx Gray (ES version)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro - Smartphone 6 + 64GB, 6.67 "AMOLED DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 732G, 108 MP Quad Camera, 5020 mAh, Onyx Gray (ES version)

RRP in Fnac € 269.00
Today on Amazon for € 279.99 PVP in PcComponentes € 329.00
Xiaomi Poco F3 - Smartphone 128GB, 6GB RAM, Dual Sim, Deep Ocean Blue

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Processors, muscle and memory

F3 Gaming

In terms of processors we are facing a Snapdragon 870 compared to its version of the previous year (Snapdragon 860) and the gaming review of the 732, that is, the 4G Snapdragon 732G processor.

This is something especially noticeable in gaming, where the AMOLED display of the F3 - as opposed to the IPS LCD of the X3 Pro - stands out achieving superior performance, thanks in part to its 360 Hz tactile response, and where the Redmi Note 10 Pro surprises by its good performance. In summary, the classification, under our criteria, would be F3> Redmi Note 10 Pro> X3 Pro .

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It should be noted that the LITTLE F3 wins by a wide advantage. Just take a look at the overall performance in the PcMark benchmark:


LITTLE F3

LITTLE X3 PRO

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 10 PRO

PCMARK WORK 2.0

12452

8,805

8,520

Of course, in none of the three does it get hot enough to compromise the performance of the terminal. The RAM of the POCO F3 is LPDDR5, while that of the other two terminals is LPDDR4X. The difference, in ideal circumstances, leads to a 30% higher LPDDR5 memory, although the voltage is also higher. The bandwidth of the former is 4266 Mbps compared to 6400 Mbps for the LPDDR5.

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As for access to storage, in addition to the quantity, you have to look at the quality: the POCO F3 and the X3 Pro share a structure, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro opts for a slower standard (UFS 2.2), that of the generation previous. If we want a higher speed we would have to go for the new model, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G .

Camera section

F3

The POCO F3 did not exactly get a high note in its cameras section. Recall: it consists of a 48 MP main sensor, 8 MP wide angle with 119 degree field of view and 5 MP telemacro with 2X digital zoom. We can shoot in Pro mode to get data in RAW and post-processing, but let's not expect a high-end camera like the one on the Xiaomi Mi 11 .

The POCO X3 Pro goes one notch further down, although its camera is a better match for its price and overall features . Let's remember:

  • 48 megapixel main sensor (1/2 inch, 1.6 μm pixels) and lens with f / 1.79 aperture. AF, 6P.
  • Ultra Wide Angle: 8 megapixel sensor with 118 degree field of view lens and ƒ / 2.2 aperture.
  • Macro with f / 2.4 aperture and 2 megapixel sensor (FF).
  • 2 megapixel depth sensor with ƒ / 2.4 aperture lens.
  • Front camera with 20 megapixel sensor and lens with f / 2.2 aperture.
Little

As we can see, another sensor is added to have a camera that clones the optimum of F3 and that allows an identical performance in terms of app .

Finally, the Redmi Note 10 Pro bets on the following camera combo:

  • Main camera: 108 megapixel sensor (1 / 1.52 inches, 2.1 μm per pixel) with 6-element lens with ƒ / 1.9 aperture.
  • Ultra Wide Angle: 8 megapixel sensor with 118 degree field of view lens and ƒ / 2.2 aperture.
  • Macro with 5 megapixel sensor and lens with ƒ / 2.4 aperture.
  • 2 megapixel depth sensor with ƒ / 2.4 aperture lens.
  • Front camera with 16 megapixel sensor and lens with ƒ / 2.45 aperture.

Under this set we see the same possibility of recording at 4K and 1080p for the front , despite having fewer megapixels. The overall performance is still. better for its price and once again we can shoot in HDR and in Pro mode to capture the data in RAW.

Battery: an extra is always good

Box

The POCO F3 bets on 4,520 mAh of battery and 33W fast charge . The charger is included in the box. It is fast loading (50% in 22 minutes) but also draining. With the 120Hz refresh rate active it will rarely go beyond 13 hours of life in a full cycle.

The POCO X3 Pro bets on 5,160 mAh and 33W fast charge. The charger is included in the box. In the standard tests we find 23 hours of life at 120 Hz. In 60 minutes it reaches 100% charge and, if we do not use the highest refresh rate, it is possible that the mobile will last for two days of intermediate use. .

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The Redmi Note 10 Pro is the third in contention: 5,020 mAh of battery and 33W fast charge . The tests determine 11 hours of screen time - the lower the power, the longer the battery life. However, the charge is somewhat slower, as indicated in the Xataka analysis : "the full charge from 0 to 100% and with the mobile turned off, occurs in 1 hour and 20 minutes, obtaining 50% of the charges in 25 minutes. " Charger and cable are also included in the box.

Redmi

To conclude, and if we stick to the average yields, the X3 Pro achieves a better balance. However, the POCO F3 is capable of much more in terms of visual performance. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is conceived as a model of special balance.

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POCO X3 Pro - Smartphone 6 + 128 GB, 6.67 "120Hz FHD + DotDisplay, Snapdragon 860, Quad Camera 48 MP, 5160 mAh, Phantom Black

Today on Amazon for € 213.79
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro - Smartphone 6 + 64GB, 6.67 "AMOLED DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 732G, 108 MP Quad Camera, 5020 mAh, Onyx Gray (ES version)

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RRP in Fnac € 269.00
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The Comparative news : how the POCO F3, X3 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro differ was originally published on Xiaomi World by Isra Fdez .

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