Poco C61 first impression | Gadgets 360

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Poco has been delivering decent products for quite some time, mainly catering to different price ranges. The X-series offers flagship-grade features, while the M-series delivers a punch in the mainstream range. However, it is the C-Series that provides the real value for money proposition. The latest addition to the range is the Poco C61, which brings a refreshing design language with a good combination of software and hardware, all at a starting price of Rs. 6,999 is. But how does it fair against the competition? We’ve had some hands-on time with the device, so here’s our first look.

Starting with the design, Poco has brought a new perspective to this segment, where most phones offer a standard design language. The phone comes in three colors: Diamond Dust Black, Ethereal Blue and Mystical Green. We got the Mystical Green color option, and it definitely stands out from the crowd with the new radiant ring design. The back panel is made of glass with a large circular ring that houses the camera module. Poco has also made sure to add some details to the ring to make it look more attractive and premium. From the back panel, you feel it is a mid-premium smartphone, which is good. The flat frame also makes it easy to hold in the hand. The phone is 8.3mm thick and weighs 193 grams, which despite the price tag feels really light and attractive.

Flip it over, and you’ll see a larger screen with the same bezel around the edges. It is not the slimmest in the segment, but strikes a perfect balance. The phone also has a punch-hole cutout that houses the selfie camera. Coming to the display, you get a 6.71-inch HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a screen resolution of 1650 x 720 pixels. The phone also supports 500nits peak brightness and 89.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The screen is bright enough to enjoy your video content on the go. We will get into it in detail in our next review.

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As for performance, the Poco C61 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 processor, MediaTek’s chipset for entry-level gaming smartphones. The handset also has 6GB of RAM and 6GB of virtual memory, bringing the RAM up to 12GB. Additionally, the handset also packs up to 128GB of storage, which is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card slot. With smooth scrolling and switching between different apps, the performance of the device seems very satisfactory in a short period of use. On the software front, the phone runs on Android 14 operating system. However, we are yet to test the full capabilities of the device, so stay tuned for a detailed review.

As for the camera, the Poco device offers a dual rear camera setup with an 8-megapixel primary sensor and a flimsy secondary camera. On the front, you get a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Although the phone doesn’t seem to have massive power in terms of sensors in the camera department, the company has added some cool features like AI portrait mode, time burst, film filters and more to make it more interesting. Apart from this, the phone also packs a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging support. In terms of connectivity, you get a 3.5mm audio jack, single speaker, Bluetooth, GPS, Type-C port and more.

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That said, there are still a lot of things we need to explore about the latest Poco C61 to see if it can compete head-to-head with the likes of Lava O2, Infinix Smart 8 Plus and more. So, stay tuned as we vest Poco’s new budget phones in shining armor.

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