Poco has finally launched two new contenders for midrange and flagship killer i.e., Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3. Now, in this article, we will limit our discussion to Poco F3. We all have witnessed the humongous success of Poco F1. Now, after its success, people have waited for the arrival of its next generation. But, in reality, that didn’t happen. Rather, now they have launched Poco F3.
On March 22nd 2021, Poco F3 seems to satisfy some of the users and fans expectations. Under the hood, Poco F3 is more or less a similar smartphone to the Redmi K40 series. But, there are some noteworthy changes along with killer pricing. So, let us have a closer look at this new Poco smartphone. Also, a google camera APK to download with a stepwise guide for your better reference.
Poco F3 key specs and GCam APK download:
First of all, most of the specs in Poco F3 and Redmi K40 are similar. So, let us start with the display. In Poco F3, you get large 6.67 inches AMOLED display with a 120 Hz variable refresh rate. It has around 86% screen to body ratio, thanks to those thin bezels and centre punch hole, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Specs aside, it will the most feature-rich display that you can get for the price. In short, no arguments there.
On a quick note, let us have a look at the dimensions. We all agree to the fact that smartphones are becoming bulky and thick in recent times. But, Poco F3 seems to be on the edge of a compact phone for the large display and battery. It weighs just 196 grams with a 7.8 mm thickness. Under the hood, Poco F3 features the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with up to 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage. SD 870 is an octa-core process based on the 7 nm fabrication process. Anything that you throw at this powerhouse, it will handle them well.
To support it, you get a 4520 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging in the box. To sum up, it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, Dual-band Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, NFC, etc. But, no 3.5 mm headphone jack. Overall, Poco F3 offers value for money. If you missed out, the pricing starts at around 350 EUR that converts to 30k INR.
Coming to the cameras, you get a 48 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide, and 5 MP macro camera. Now, the camera setup does not justify the price. Because Redmi Note 10 has the same primary and ultra-wide sensor. And that phone starts at just around 12k INR. So, here is a stepwise guide to download and install Google camera (GCam APK).
Step 1: Download the APK from the link below
Step 2: After that, go to the downloads sections and install it.
Step 3: If you get any error, turn ON Install from unknown sources in the device settings.
Step 4: Finish the installation and start clicking photos.
In summary, Poco F3 is a nice option for those who are looking to buy a new smartphone in this price segment. Also, we can expect it to compete against OnePlus Nord, Mi 10T, Realme X7 Pro, etc. But, there is no official word on that. Till the time being, share this article with your friends and Poco fans.