POCO M3 vs Apple iPhone 12 mini – Review, specifications and prices

The new POCO M3 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor chipset and a battery of 6000 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 12 mini also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature POCO M3 Apple iPhone 12 mini
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 5.4 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 12/12 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 12 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 1500 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The POCO M3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 260. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2000 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on Android 10 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 mini has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on Android 10 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The POCO M3 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 610,950 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 12 mini has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The POCO M3 battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 39900% (percent) more powerful than the 15 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 mini. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Apple iPhone 12 mini battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15 W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5 W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 mini is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 5.4 in (inches).

As we can see here, the POCO M3 is a 20.9% bigger than Apple iPhone 12 mini screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

POCO M3 Apple iPhone 12 mini
1500:1 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
2.5D curved glass screen 2000000:1
70% NTSC 625 cd/m² typical brightness
Capacitive Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Ceramic Shield
Multi-touch Haptic Touch
Scratch resistant Multi-touch
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wildvine L1 certified Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the POCO M3 is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the POCO M3 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 mini.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The POCO M3 comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 64 gigabytes.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the POCO M3 is 128 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Apple iPhone 12 mini with 256 gigabytes

Apple iPhone 12 mini gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The POCO M3 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX582 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.79 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 mini rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 respectively.

Apple
POCO M3 Apple iPhone 12 mini
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 2x optical zoom
Autofocus 5-element lens (#2)
Color Focus 5x digital zoom
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Cinematic video stabilization
Face detection Continuous autofocus
Geotagging Continuous shooting
HDR Deep Fusion
ISO settings Digital zoom
Movie Frame Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Night Mode Exposure compensation
Panorama Face detection
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#2) Geotagging
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#3) HDR
Scene mode ISO settings
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Macro mode
Self-timer Night Mode
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Optical image stabilization
Touch focus Optical zoom
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Quad-LED flash
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The POCO M3 comes with a 8 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 12 mini has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

POCO M3 Apple iPhone 12 mini
8 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture:f/2.0.05 12 MP
Face detection Aperture:f/2.0.2
Face unlock Cinematic video stabilization
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Deep Fusion
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

POCO M3 Apple iPhone 12 mini
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+ EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
LTE Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 18(221.0/1.2 Gbit/s)
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
Sub6/mmWave – A2172
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The POCO M3 price is $129 (64 GB + 4 GB) or $159 (128 GB + 4 GB) and the Apple iPhone 12 mini price tag is $700.