POCO X3 NFC 2020 year bestseller quadruple camera, on offer for less than 200 euros: Last September little, the Xiaomi sub-brand, launched its latest mobile, the X3. A device capable of delivering all the most desired specifications in a terminal without triggering its cost.

As the company's product marketing manager Angus Ng remarked during the presentation :" our device nails every category: camera, design, performance, autonomy and, of course, price."

A price that today Amazon becomes even more competitive by offering the POCO X3 NFC to 199 euros instead of the usual 229 euros for which it sells. This is a perfect entry-level model for those looking to get the desired performance on a mobile without compromising their pocket.

Thus, it has a 6.67-inch screen and a refresh rate of 120 Hz that allows for smoother scrolling and navigation. It comes with the Snapdragon 732g, the latest Qualcomm processor and an eight-core CPU, which ensures good performance. It also incorporates NFC chip to make mobile payments.

You won't have to worry about constantly charging this phone. With a 5,160 mAh battery and 33W Quick Charge, the POCO X3 promises up to 2 days of battery life. It also includes the charger.

POCO X3 NFC 2020 year bestseller quadruple camera

Today one of the most desired elements in a mobile is a powerful camera with which to take high-quality photographs. And here the terminal meets again.

The device comes equipped with a quad camera AI that allows you to take wide-angle photos, portrait mode and macro mode. The main lens is 64 megapixels, wide angle 13 megapixels, a macro sensor 2 megapixels and a depth 2 megapixels. Along with this it also incorporates a perforated selfie camera of 20 megapixels.

As for the design, it is available in 2 colors, gray (shadow gray) and blue (cobalt blue), has glass back and weighs 215 grams.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Stars, this device is able to offer all the details you can ask of a mobile at a more than competitive price for a model just arrived on the market. "For 199 euros is a spectacular mobile. It holds the most demanding games with solvency and the camera is quite a show, " says one of the ratings.

In addition, shipping on Amazon is free to any part of Spain for orders over 29 euros.

POCO X3 NFC 2020 year bestseller quadruple camera

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These are the tricks that telecos use to deploy fiber optics faster (and cheaper)

Spain is one of the leading countries in the world in fiber optic coverage and deployment. This has been achieved thanks to the significant effort and investment made by the main operators in Spain, but also thanks to the most favorable regulations and conditions. In fact, according to data from the European fiber Council, Spain has more facilities connected to fiber (in the FTTH mode) than the sum of France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom (10,261).

In addition, this leadership has more merit as major telecom operators have opted for the highest-quality (and also the most expensive) type of deployment.

We are talking about the FTTH (fiber to the home) approach, the most coveted of fibers. The connection of this fiber goes from the central to the home where it is contracted directly and without interference or blockages. These types of lines allow a speed of gigabits. It is the model par excellence that we can find in the connections of Telefónica, Orange or Yoigo.

A more economical approach is the predominant one in the deployment of Vodafone, inherited from the purchase of ONO. This is the case with FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) approaches. These lines do not go directly to the facilities where it has been hired but arrive at a stand located near the location. These meeting points are known as cabinets or cabins and are located no more than half a kilometer from their final destination. Thanks to this implementation the installation costs are much lower because in the last stretch the classic copper cable is used. Because of this, the performance of this line is lower (but not excessive) in favor of a much lower deployment cost for telco.

Finally, and very similar to the FTTC, is the FTTS (fiber to the street) and very similar to its predecessor. The cab distance is smaller, the ride is with copper cable and the performance and costs are lower. In fact their monthly rate is quite competitive. These deployments are, in our country, virtually residual.

The main operators in Spain compete fiercely in the race to position themselves as the number one in fiber optics in our country. In 2016 Telefónica set itself the challenge of obtaining optical fiber for 25 million Spanish households. Although they did not reach their final target, they remained very, very close (FTTH 23.6 million), according to information provided by the company led by Pallete in the results of June 2020.

In the case of Orange, its plan started in 2017 and the goal was to achieve 16 million homes with fiber optics by 2020. According to the latest data provided by the Orange company, 15.1 million households have been covered, achieving coverage of more than 65% in populations over 5,000 inhabitants.

Vodafone, for its part, does not usually offer very marked objectives in terms of fiber optics, although in September 2019 it already exceeded 10 million households with installed fiber optics.

Currently, according to the latest official data, 43% of households that have contracted fiber optics fall under the umbrella and domain of Movistar. The rest is shared between Vodafone, Moremobile, Adamo and Orange.

But in order to speed up these deployment times and do so at a reasonable cost to their shareholders and investors, telecom operators sometimes pull an arsenal of technical tricks and shortcuts.

A good example of this is that it is not the same that fiber is deployed in a building and that its inhabitants can connect to it. On many occasions, especially in low-income neighbourhoods, 'telcos' estimate lower demand than there is and do not provide sufficient connections (free pairs) for all neighbours. With this practice-common even in neighborhoods of Madrid's own capital, such as Puerta del Ángel-companies record a large number of households with access to fiber optics, inflating their statistics, despite the fact that this deployment is half at least.

Another very common practice in recent years, already far from the controversy of the previous one, are the alliances that seal the own 'telco' to share their respective networks in areas where there is not enough demand to justify their installation costs by different companies. This is the case of Másmobile, who reached an agreement with Orange to be able to jointly deploy nearly three million FTTH units by 2023. From the group argue that about 5 million a year can be saved from wholesale costs if a reasonable market share is achieved.

Orange is, in fact, the company that has generated the most strategic alliances, reaching last year another similar agreement with Vodafone to share infrastructure in areas where the population is smaller. With this deal, both will provide each other with access to fibre networks. In this way, Vodafone will be able to bring its fibre offerings and converging services to one million households that were previously covered by Orange.

Some of these alliances are guided or imposed by regulatory authorities. Four years ago, the National Commission for markets and competition (CNMC) forced Movistar to share its fiber with all of Spain (with the exception of certain cities and exceptions). Thanks to this intervention, which sought to compensate for the former monopoly of telecommunications enjoyed by this brand, in the regulated cities at least one fifth is operated by one of the other three alternatives to Telefónica.

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