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Poco F3 vs Motorola Edge X30: King of all budget Kings

The Motorola Edge X30 is no exception. Despite costing $43+ more than the Poco F3, it offers first of a kind features that many flagship are yet to unveil.

poco f3 and motorola edge x30

Indeed there can be only one king in a kingdom, for long the Poco F3 has been the budget king of the budget tribe of the kingdom.

In specification comparison, we will find out if the Motorola Edge X30 will be able to dethrone the Poco F3.

Brief details about these brands

Poco is a company established by Xiaomi to cater for it's flagship killers. Since the days of the Poco F1, Poco has been delivering amazing price-value devices up to date.

Motorola (hellomoto) has been in the mobile phone industry for as long as anyone can remember.

A few years ago, Motorola had a financial crisis which resulted in the brand selling its smartphone brand to Lenovo.

Well since then, Lenovo has been doing wonders with the Motorola brand.

Highlights of the Poco F3

poco f3

Apart from its affordable pricing, the Poco F3 has specifications only available to flagship devices.

Hardware like the Snapdragon 870 [7nm] chipset, UFS 3.1, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected front and rear.

Top features of Motorola Edge X30

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is not only a first of its name, it's also new. The chipset is so new it was launched in December 2021. It only took Motorola a few days to announce that the Motorola Edge X30 comes equipped with the amazing chipset.

The Motorola Edge X30 comes with a whooping 50mp macro super secondary, making it a king in this department, yeah I said what I said Sammy.

Specs comparison: Poco F3 vs Motorola Edge X30.

Poco F3Motorola Edge X30
Battery
Poco F3
4520mah
Motorola Edge X30
5000mah
Chipset
Poco F3
Snapdragon 870 (7nm)
Motorola Edge X30
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 [4nm]
Connectivity
Poco F3
5G, Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 6, IR blaster and NFC.
Motorola Edge X30
5G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, and NFC.
Display
Poco F3
6.67" FHD
Motorola Edge X30
6.7" FHD
Fast charge
Poco F3
33W, 100% in 52 min (advertised)
Motorola Edge X30
68W, 100% in 35 min (advertised)
Fingerprint scanner
Poco F3
Side-mounted
Motorola Edge X30
Side-mounted
Memory
Poco F3
UFS 3.1, DDR5 8/256GB
Motorola Edge X30
UFS 3.1, DDR5 12/256
OS
Poco F3
Android 11, miui 12.5.6 for Poco.
Motorola Edge X30
Android 12, MYUI 3.0
Rear Camera
Poco F3
48/8/5mp rear
Motorola Edge X30
50/50/2mp rear
Selfie Camera
Poco F3
20mp
Motorola Edge X30
60mp

Verdict

Poco/Xiaomi/Redmi used to be the go-to name when searching for the best price-to-value device/smartphones.

motorola edge x301

Recently Motorola has been testing these value-for-money waters, and they have dropped some very convincing smartphones that will turn any heads.

The Motorola Edge X30 is no exception. Despite costing $43+ more than the Poco F3, it offers first-of-a-kind features that many flagships are yet to unveil.

The Edge X30 is clearly the winner of this comparison, for allroundreview tradition's sake, I will do the count.

Display

The Poco F3 is fitted with an AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak), 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 PPI density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Motorola Edge X30 on the opposite end flaunts an OLED panel with support for up to 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 700 nits (HBM), 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 PPI density) and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Arguably, an AMOLED panel [made by Samsung] offers deeper color production when compared to an OLED panel [made by LG].

Poco F3 wins this round thanks to better screen brightness, PPI, and compatibility.

Chipset

Motorola Edge X30 wins this round thanks to its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 [4nm] chipset, Adreno 730 GPU.

The Poco F3 comes with the much older snapdragon 870 [7nm] chipset, Adreno 650 GPU.

Optics

The Edge X30 also takes this crown with an amazing triple camera configuration of 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.55", 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS.50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76", 0.64µm2 MP, f/2.4, (depth).

Added Features: Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDRVideo: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 720p@960fps, 10-bit HDR10+, gyro-EIS.

Front camera: 60 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.8", 0.61µmor60 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.8", 0.61µm, under displayFeatures: HDRVideo, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps.

The Poco F3 isn't that bad either, as it comes with a reputable triple rare camera setup of 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide)5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (macro), 1/5.0", 1.12µm, AFFeatures: LED flash, HDR, panoramaVideo 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS

Front camera: 20 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.4", 0.8µmFeatures HDRVideo, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps.

Price

The Motorola Edge X30 With all its amazing features retails at a price of $543 for its 12/256GB variant, while the Poco F3 sells for $500 for its 8/256GB top model.

Fast charge: Edge X30 [68watts], F3 [33watts].Battery: Edge X30 [5000mah], F3 [4520mah]

 

Conclusion.

There is no shame in defeat, this is the only consolation one can proffer to the Poco F3 as regards to this outing. But bear in mind that the Poco F3 was launched in March this year, while the Motorola Edge X30 is only but few days old.

We will see how other brands like Xiaomi, Redmi, Samsung, Oppo, and even Poco will react to this pricing and specifications of the Motorola Edge X30.

We will be bringing you a full review of the Motorola Edge X30 soon, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and also follow our social media handles to stay updated.

Source: GsmArena

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