POCO M3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro – 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature POCO M3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 64/8/5/2 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 16 MP
Battery 6000 mAh 5020 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 720G.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 465. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2300 MHz (megahertz). 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 618,750 MHz (megahertz),Antutu gpu – 72232 graphics processor.

Battery

The POCO M3 battery capacity is 6000 mAh which is a 19.5% (percent) more powerful than the 5020 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 33W in-box charger.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the POCO M3 is a 2.1% smaller than Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

POCO M3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
1500:1 1500:1 contrast ratio
2.5D curved glass screen 2.5D curved glass screen
70% NTSC 450 cd/m² typical brightness
Capacitive 84% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Scratch resistant Oleophobic coating
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification Scratch resistant
Wildvine L1 certified TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification

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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro.

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.

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) 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.

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Meanwhile the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 64/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Xiaomi
POCO M3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 2 cm shooting distance (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) Angle of view – 118° (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Color Focus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
HDR Fourth rear camera – 5MP (macro)
ISO settings GalaxyCore GC8034 model also available(#2)
Movie Frame Geotagging
Night Mode HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) Macro mode
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#2) Panorama
Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Scene mode Pixel size – 1.12 μm (#2)
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Pixel size – 1.12 μm (#4)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Pixel size – 1.75 μm (#3)
Touch focus Scene mode
White balance settings Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Sensor version – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor version – OmniVision OV8856 (#2)
Sensor version – Samsung S5K5E9 (#4)
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Sony IMX582 versions also available
Third rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

POCO M3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
8 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.05 Aperture:f/2.0
Face detection Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Face unlock Sensor model:OmniVision OV16A1Q
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+
LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro price tag is $269 (4 GB + 64 GB) or $300 (6 GB + 128 GB)