Xiaomi launched the Poco X3 NFC at a virtual launch event on 7 September and it’s on sale in the UK right now, with savings of up to £30 on the phone.
The Poco X3 uses a Snapdragon 732G chip that packs powerful mid-range performance. The only thing you’ll miss is 5G connectivity – which isn’t really a bad thing (here’s why). Instead, the phone packs a massive 5160mAh battery, 33W fast charging, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an incredibly vivid 6.67in LCD screen that might be one of the best in the budget range.
We were very impressed with the Poco X3 during our time using the device, giving it a score of 9/10 in the full review. It also currently sits top of our best budget phone chart.
How much does the Poco X3 cost?
The Poco X3 is available in two configurations and price-points:
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – £199
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – £249
You can pick the phone up in Shadow Grey or Cobalt Blue.
Best Poco X3 SIM-free deals
The Poco X3 was discounted over the Black Friday season, and many of the offers remain. Here are the details:
As you can see, you can now save £30 on the 64GB model from Xiaomi, but Amazon has £30 off if you want more storage.
There are other attractions of buying through Amazon, including fast (often same or next-day) delivery via Prime and the ability to trade-in your old phone to put towards the cost.
However, this isn’t the cheapest price we’ve found. You can currently buy the phone from AliExpress from just £75.92 at the time of writing, although it’ll have to be shipped from China. An additional £2.32 ‘New User Coupon’ is available if you haven’t used the site before, while there are also discounts if you bundle the phone with wireless earbuds or a budget fitness tracker. Delivery is free, but it takes much longer – the listing says shipment to the UK will take anywhere between 43-60 days, so won’t arrive in time for Christmas.
The other option to consider is eBay, but be mindful that all the products listed are from individual sellers. Pay using PayPal if at all possible, and if anything looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Should any further retailers stock the phone moving forward, they’ll be displayed below.
Can you buy the Poco X3 on contract?
Unfortunately, none of the major carriers in either the UK or US are currently offering the phone on contract, so all versions available above are unlocked and so should work with your existing UK SIM. We update this article if the situation changes.
Should I wait until closer to Christmas?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but there are plenty of great deals available all year round. That’s especially true at the moment, with Christmas just around the corner.
A few retailers’ Black Friday sales are continuing, and there may be further discounts later in the month, but our advice remains the same. With so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what we will see, we suggest you don’t wait around. If you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.