POCO M3 vs OnePlus Nord – 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 OnePlus Nord also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature POCO M3 OnePlus Nord
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.44 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 48/8/5/2 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 32 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 4115 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 765G.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.42 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Hyper Boost 3.0 acceleration engine. 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 OnePlus Nord has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The POCO M3 battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 45.8% (percent) more powerful than the 4115 mAh offered by the OnePlus Nord. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The OnePlus Nord battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the OnePlus Nord is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.44 in (inches).

As we can see here, the POCO M3 is a 1.3% bigger than OnePlus Nord screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

POCO M3 OnePlus Nord
1500:1 90 Hz
2.5D curved glass screen Capacitive
70% NTSC Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
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 OnePlus Nord is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the POCO M3 gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than OnePlus Nord.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the POCO M3 is 4 gigabytes ,which is a 200% smaller than the OnePlus Nord with 12 gigabytes

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 OnePlus Nord.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the POCO M3 is 128 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the OnePlus Nord with 256 gigabytes

OnePlus Nord gets you 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 OnePlus Nord rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Sony IMX586 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

OnePlus
POCO M3 OnePlus Nord
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
Autofocus 82-p @ 240 fps
Color Focus Angle of view – 119° (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Autofocus (#4)
Geotagging Closed-loop focus motor
HDR Continuous autofocus
ISO settings Continuous shooting
Movie Frame Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Night Mode Digital image stabilization
Panorama Digital zoom
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Exposure compensation
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#2) Face detection
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Fourth reear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Scene mode Geotagging
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Macro mode
Touch focus Optical image stabilization
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The OnePlus Nord has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

POCO M3 OnePlus Nord
8 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.05 Angle of view – 105° (#2)
Face detection Aperture:f/2.5
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.5 (#2)
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Digital image stabilization
Face unlock
Secondary front camera – 8 MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor model:Sony IMX616

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 OnePlus Nord
EDGE 5G NSA
GPRS 5G SA
HSPA+ EDGE
LTE GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
Snapdragon X52 modem
TD-SCDMA

Price

The POCO M3 price is $129 (64 GB + 4 GB) or $159 (128 GB + 4 GB) and the OnePlus Nord price tag is $450 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $550 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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