POCO M3 vs Google Pixel 4a – Review, specifications and prices

The new POCO M3 device 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 Google Pixel 4a also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

POCO M3 vs Google Pixel 4a
POCO M3 vs Google Pixel 4a

Specifications

Feature POCO M3 Google Pixel 4a
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 5.81 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 3140 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz Kryo 470 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 470. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M Security Module. 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 Google Pixel 4a has the Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics processor.

Battery

The POCO M3 battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 91% (percent) more powerful than the 3140 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 4a. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Google Pixel 4a battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and USB Power Delivery 2.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 4a is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels and a screen size of 5.81 in (inches).

As we can see here, the POCO M3 is a 12.3% bigger than Google Pixel 4a screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

POCO M3 Google Pixel 4a
1500:1 Always-on Display
2.5D curved glass screen Ambient EQ
70% NTSC Capacitive
Capacitive Corning Gorilla Glass
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 HDR (UHDA certification)
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Wildvine L1 certified

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 Google Pixel 4a is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the POCO M3 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Google Pixel 4a.

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, the POCO M3 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Google Pixel 4a.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 4a gets you or 128 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.

Xiaomi POCO M3 camera
Xiaomi POCO M3 camera

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 4a rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 respectively.

google pixel 4a camera
google pixel 4a camera
POCO M3 Google Pixel 4a
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 240 fps
Autofocus Autofocus
Color Focus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings Optical image stabilization
Movie Frame Optical zoom
Night Mode Panorama
Panorama Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#2) Scene mode
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#3) Self-timer
Scene mode Touch focus
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) White balance settings
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Google Pixel 4a has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

POCO M3 Google Pixel 4a
8 MP 2 NIR cameras
Aperture:f/2.0.05 8 MP
Face detection Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Face detection
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Face unlock
HDR
NIR dot projector
NIR flood emitter
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm

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 Google Pixel 4a
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
LTE
Titan M Security Module
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The POCO M3 price is $129 (64 GB + 4 GB) or $159 (128 GB + 4 GB) and the Google Pixel 4a price tag is $350

 

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