• Daniel Chaparro

Xiaomi Poco F3 - Battery Performance Score

SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 4520


Smartphone Battery Performance: Ranking #34


In the lower half for Battery Performance within the

Mid Tier Ranking Table


Battery Performance Testing and Review - June 2021

Product


The latest member from the Poco family has just been launched by Xiaomi, is the successor of Poco F1 and Poco F2. An economic bet by Xiaomi that offers few high-tier features for telephones on its price range. Its FHD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 970 chipset offering 5G connectivity and a 4520mAh battery to assure decent autonomy.

Release Date: March 2021


Product Features and Specification

  • Design: Celan and sober design.

  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26 mm (wide) 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF.

8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide).

5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (macro), 1/5.0", 1.12µm, AF.

Video 4K@30fps, 1080@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS.

  • Front Camera: 20 MP, f/2.5 (wide), 1/3.4”, 0.8µm.

Video: 1080@30fps, 720@120ps

  • Battery: 4520 mAh (33W fast charge, 100% in 52 mins (advertised)).

  • Display: 6.67" AMOLED, 120 Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)

  • Size: 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8mm

  • Weight: 196g

  • Memory: 128/6 GB RAM 256/8GB RAM

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)

  • Android: Android 11, MIUI 12 for POCO

  • Software Version: RKQ1.200826.002 test-keys

Battery Performance


Introduction


The Xiaomi Poco F3 is classed as a mid-tier device (between 200 and 500 EURO) in the ViserMark list. The fast Snapdragon 870 chipset is inside the phone assuring 5G connectivity and delivering more than enough power to match the user expectations.


The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.


From the Xiaomi Poco F3 test results, we have given this Smartphone a ViserMark Battery Performance Score of 49. The Battery Performance Label being further from 100 indicates that this is not one of the best-performing phones. It has been ranked in 34th place of the best Battery Performance Smartphones as tested by SmartViser.

Testing Results


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


Through the ViserMark testing protocol, the Xiaomi Poco F3 battery lasted almost 50 hours with a 60 Hz refreshing rate and 48 hours with 120 Hz obtaining a Battery Life score of 2 Days of Use.


The average ViserMark Battery Life score of a Mid Tier Smartphone is 1.9 Days of Use. Being ranked 41, this score places the Xiaomi Poco F3 slightly above average within its tier. However, it is still behind some of its main competitors, one being the Realme 8 Pro.

CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


To reach the full 100% the Charging Time was 1 hour and 3 minutes. The average Charging Time is 1:39 for a Smartphone within the ViserMark Mid Tier.


  • Best Smartphone for Charging Times: Ranking #13

  • One of the Top 5 Mid Tier Smartphones with the Best Charging Times

Test Graphics


Our testing is based on real smartphone usage from 100% battery level down to Power Off. When testing Smartphones, the testing protocol includes common daily life activities, for instance: Calls, Web, Video and Music streaming, Gaming, Social networks, Picture & Video capture and standby.


All testing is performed under strictly controlled test conditions with all activities being executed in a defined order and timeline.



Figure 1. Battery test at 90 Hz


Xiaomi Poco F3 Testing Graphics

There are a number of power-efficient processors, within today's Smartphones, that are able to cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


Xiaomi Poco F3 achieved an overall Power Efficiency Score of 1.5



  • Best Smartphone for Power Efficiency: Ranking #57



Conclusion


To conclude, the Xiaomi Poco F3 autonomy sits in the middle of most devices in its price range, offering 2 days of autonomy through the ViserMark Test Protocol. To compare it with other Mid Tier Smartphones, its battery does not perform as well, for example, the Samsung View 5 Plus with a performance score of 68 and the Xiaomi Redmi 9T 5G having a score of 55. There is still some work is to be done by the Chinese manufacturer to reach the Top of ViserMark ranking and deliver 4 days of autonomy.

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

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Background


Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality

technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. Is focused on being the most user-centric mobile internet company. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014 and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand. Xiaomi is headquartered in Beijing, China and has offices in Asia-Pacific, India, and Brazil.



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