Recently, we saw the Poco brand that has since been a sub-brand under mother-company, Xiaomi, putting on its big boy pants and going independent.

One of the last devices to get launched by Poco and one that made so many headlines was the Poco X3 NFC. The device’s spec-to-price ratio is still very lucrative.

Poco X3 NFC

Picture this, the base model that comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage runs on the Snapdragon 732G chip, comes with a 5160mAh battery, a 64MP main camera, and a 6.6-inch display. All this runs you a mere $250.

That is a lot of value for not that much money. However, and as is often the case with any smartphone, there are a few issues dogging this device.

According to users, the Poco X3 NFC’s camera has a few issues that surround its ability to focus and the camera app freezes a lot.

poco x3 nfc camera issues

The main camera on my Poco x3 is no longer focusing, the wide-angle does but the main struggles.
I reported this and i was told to wait for a software update, the recent software update has caused so many problems, my screen keeps getting dull and switching to standard mode when I’ve got it set on saturated.

The last week i noticed that my main camera and zoom dont focus. Sometimes it works for a few hours, then it gets stuck again. Usually between 20 – 50cm away from the camera. Wide Angle works perfectly. Restarting didnt help at all. What could cause this? It seems like a software issue.

Does anybody else’s rear camera give a blurry photo. I can’t seem to get a sharp image no matter what I do, which is disappointing because the front camera is brilliantly sharp. But it makes taking pictures a bit awkward screen backwards. Is there anyway to fix this? I’ve tried using the Google cam app as well with no luck.


The other grave camera issue that users of the Poco X3 NFC are reporting has to do with the app’s instability. The app seems to be crashing for a number of these device owners (1,2,3).

My Poco X3 NFC camera freezing when I turn on stabilization icon on video. This bug fixes for a while after rebooting the telephone. But it occurs after some time.

I am facing the issues of freezing the camera on Poco X3 NFC when trying to switch between selfie and main camera, to ultra wide camera etc..also it takes too much of time to switch. how to solve this

Back in October, we saw a moderator on the community forum promising fixes in an upcoming update. Since then, the November update has rolled out but that changelog didn’t mention any optimizations.

Seeing as the Poco X3 NFC is a fairly new device, it is safe to assume that it is in line for an update to Android 11. Recently, we saw reports that the company is already testing Android 11 for this device, more on that here.

We shall continue to keep an eye on these Poco X3 NFC camera issues and update as and when we get more info so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb for that.

NOTE: We have these and many more Poco stories in our dedicated Poco section.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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