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OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3; an on par comparison

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3, we are comparing today two mostly similar phones.

OnePlus is an affordable smartphone from OnePlus tracing the company’s roots back to the original OnePlus One. Poco X3 is also a pocket-friendly option from Xiaomi. These phones approach the problem of budget-friendliness in different ways but they are more similar than meets the eye. Let’s take a look at how these compare and figure one which one should you go for.

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3
OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3: Design and Display

Both feature almost similar design with the familiar rounded rectangular form factor that we have been used to on smartphones these days. There’s the volume rocker and power buttons on the right; accented one on the Poco X3. The difference becomes apparent when taking a closer look at the displays. The OnePlus Nord model features a full-screen display smartphone with a dual punch-hole cutout for the front camera. Poco X3, on the other hand, features a single punch-hole camera.

The display is FHD on both models, OnePlus offers a 6.4-inch setup with a 90Hz refresh rate and the Poco X3 offers a 6.67-inch display (120Hz refresh rate with the DynamicSwitch). OnePlus features an OLED panel whereas the Poco X3 comes with an IPS LCD display.

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3: Camera and Specs

Poco X3 takes the cake here offering a primary 64 Megapixel camera paired with a 13 Megapixel and two other 2 Megapixel cameras. This features AI algorithms to improve the overall setup. OnePlus Nord on the hand features a primary 48 Megapixel camera paired with an 8 Megapixel camera, a 5 Megapixel camera and a 2 Megapixel camera.

Snapdragon 765G powering the OnePlus Nord is powerful than the 732G found on the Poco X3. Both devices feature 5G support but the Nord is available in multiple configurations of 6/8/12GB RAM whereas the X3 is only available in 6GB configuration. Poco also features a larger 5160 mAh battery while the OnePlus model only gets a 4115 mAh unit. The Nord comes with a 30W fast charger out of the box whereas the Poco X3 has slightly higher 33W charger.

OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3: Price and Conclusion

OnePlus Nord is a $399 smartphone and the Poco X3 is priced at $233. Both phones have their own advantages. Where the OnePlus exceeds in is by offering a powerful CPU, a bloat-free OS and a good set of cameras. The Poco X3 also got a great camera game going on over here and the CPU has more power to slice whatever you throw at it. It comes down to the price, are you willing to shell out $100 more for the Nord or stick with the X3 for the time being?

Rishi Ramesh

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