Poco C3 design
The Poco C3 is a pretty large phone. It measures 9mm in thickness and is also fairly heavy at 194g. I definitely struggled to use it comfortably with one hand. However, the build quality is decent. The back and side frame are made of plastic and you get rounded edges on all sides. Poco claims the C3 has a P2i coating, which should help protect it against accidental splashes of water. I have the Lime Green colour, which honestly, looks more blue than anything. It’s also available in Matte Black and Arctic Blue. The majority of the back panel has a textured pattern, which helps grip the phone better and also prevents it from picking up fingerprints easily.
2020’s been an important year for Poco. Despite the lockdowns and disruptions to supply chains, the company has managed to launch some interesting phones at very competitive price points. However, one of the most competitive devices it launched this year was the Poco C3.
Seemingly a basic, run of the mill smartphone, which also looks very much like a rebrand of an existing Redmi smartphone — the Redmi 9C that was launched in Malaysia earlier in the year. However, a closer look at the device reveals there’s a lot more to the phone than what meets the eye.
While a strictly budget offering in terms of the specifications on offer, the phone does position itself uniquely as it’s the most affordable smartphone launched by phone maker Poco to date. Available in two variants in India, the Poco C3’s entry variant comes with 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage. This variant is currently available at Rs 7,999. The higher-end variant gets 4GB RAM paired to 64GB storage is retailing for Rs 8,999. Both the variants are available in three colours — Arctic Blue, Lime Green, and Matte Black.
As we mentioned above, the phone is the most affordable offering from Poco to date, and at the price point, it also puts Poco in a direct battle with the likes of Realme and also Redmi, which has a very strong presence in the sub Rs 10,000 segment of the smartphone market.