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The best affordable 5G phones to buy right now (2021 Edition)

The best affordable 5G phones to buy right now (2021 Edition)

4G skyrocketed smartphone sales and 5G - with the promise of blazing speeds, reliability and enhanced responsiveness - is taking it to a new dimension. As infrastructure grows at a steady pace, 5G enabled smartphones, for now, are just about doing what 4G phones do, only a little quicker; but that’s enough for 5G smartphones to be the talk of the town.

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POCO M3 and its huge 6,000 mAh battery are now official

POCO M3 and its huge 6,000 mAh battery are now official

As earlier leaked, Xiaomi sub-brand POCO just revealed the POCO M3 to the world. And, just as those same leaks claimed, it is a giant among its peers in its price range. Although most of the specs won't be anything worth writing home about, it will be the battery that will carry the POCO M3's name in the market, with a ginormous battery and price tag that will put most mid-tier smartphones to shame.

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POCO M3 to take on OnePlus Nord N100 in Europe

POCO M3 to take on OnePlus Nord N100 in Europe

Once upon a time, Xiaomi spun off a new brand that tried to one-up OnePlus at its own game. To some extent, it succeeded in offering premium or mid-tier specs at a cheaper price but that came at the cost of less premium materials. POCO, previously also known as Pocophone, seems to have taken a backseat recently, especially after it started launching what were basically rebranded Xiaomi and Redmi models. On Tuesday, however, it will try to return to the stage, at least in Europe, with a POCO M3 that will try to again steal the spotlight from OnePlus' new line of affordable mid-range phones.

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POCO X3 specs point to an upcoming mid-range Snapdragon chip

POCO X3 specs point to an upcoming mid-range Snapdragon chip

Xiaomi sub-brand POCO has been rumored to be working on another model to add to its collection, that despite having already released two phones earlier this year. That said, the POCO X3, as it is currently being called, is expected to sport a slightly different design that will set it apart even from Xiaomi's other phones. That, however, might not be its only new feature as leaked specs hint at a slight upgrade from the POCO X2.

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POCO X3 might finally break away from Xiaomi design

POCO X3 might finally break away from Xiaomi design

POCO, or Pocophone, burst into the smartphone scene with an unbelievable offer of mostly high-end specs at a price that would make even OnePlus jealous. It had a few catches, of course, like the use of cheaper materials for its body. One thing that people seem to have also noticed is how POCO's phones resemble their Xiaomi or Redmi cousins, making them look more like rebranded phones rather than products in their own right. The POCO X3 might be changing that perception, though it remains to be seen if it will be a good change after all.

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Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

The POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro, is a highly decent smartphone. It was released in May of 2020 running Android 10 with MIUI 11 inside. This device has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen up front with no camera to interrupt its rounded-corner rectangle face. This is one of the few smartphones to have ever been released with a mechanically operated pop-up front-facing camera module - and it comes in several colors, both wild and decent.

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POCO F2 Pro official: 6.67-inch quad-camera 5G phone with a shocking price

POCO F2 Pro official: 6.67-inch quad-camera 5G phone with a shocking price

The POCO F2 Pro has been officially revealed, and as promised the Android smartphone is enough to make you wonder why we're spending so much on flagships in the US. Xiaomi's sub-brand's latest has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 865 processor, and four rear cameras, along with a pop-up selfie camera, and for a price that that starts under $550.

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POCO F2 Pro coming next week, next-gen cooling teased

POCO F2 Pro coming next week, next-gen cooling teased

Xiaomi's newest sub-brand POCO surprised the mobile world when it launched the POCO F1 or Pocophone F1 that almost undercut OnePlus with its blend of premium features and ridiculously low price. It didn't happen without cutting corners, of course, but it garnered enough fans and sales to warrant a successor. The POCO X2, however, may have rubbed some of those fans in the wrong way and the POCO F2 Pro might debut next week amid similar cautious optimism.

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Pocophone F2 Pro suddenly pops up in a price leak for Europe

Pocophone F2 Pro suddenly pops up in a price leak for Europe

OnePlus' prestige as the affordable flagship killer was almost stolen in 2018 when Xiaomi's sub-brand launched the Pocophone F1 or simply POCO F1 in some markets. Of course, that didn't turn out to be the case because, as impressive as the specs were, Xiaomi did cut some corners to get that sweet price point. It was, to some extent, still a success the people have been wondering about its longevity. It seems that the brand is still alive but this Pocophone F2 Pro might not exactly be what its fans expect.

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POCO F1 Android 10 stable update might just be a few days away

POCO F1 Android 10 stable update might just be a few days away

Affordable smartphones, whether mid-range or the rare high-end, aren't uncommon but you may sometimes get what you pay for, especially in terms of software support. A good number on this tier are lucky to even see a single major update, much less the usual two. The POCO F1, sold as the Pocophone F1 in some markets, is in a rather curious spot in between mid-tier price and high-end specs. Fortunately, Xiaomi has taken the latter factor when it came to Android updates and might be rolling out its second and last major update in a matter of days.

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New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

New $200 Poco X2 looks like Samsung’s best smartphone

A rising smartphone brand called Poco just revealed a phone called Poco X2, and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a Samsung Galaxy S10. Not because it's the same color - it's certainly not - and not because it says SAMSUNG on the back - it doesn't. But with Android inside, several cameras at its back, and a pill-shaped punch-hole full-screen display up front, do you really need to pay 3x the price for a phone from Samsung?

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POCO X2 poses for the camera in live photos leak, hints at some features

POCO X2 poses for the camera in live photos leak, hints at some features

The Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flipo, and the new Motorola Razr may soon hog the spotlight but they won't be the only notable phones coming soon. Back in 2018, Xiaomi made heads turn when it announced the Pocophone F1, or POCO F1 in some markets, cramming flagship hardware in a plastic body and selling it for half the price. The newly spun-off subsidiary will try to make lightning strike twice with the POCO X2 which was generous enough to be leaked for everyone to gawk at before its debut next week.

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