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Poco M3 vs Redmi 9 Power: in-depth comparison

by Ronil Thakkar
Redmi 9 power vs Poco m3

They are siblings from the same brand. They both have the promise of excellent results and specs. Both have spectacular designs. And more like sheets of spec. And the starting price is even the same: 10,999 Rs. Which one – the POCO M3 launched recently or the Redmi 9 power launch – offers the best value for your Rs 10,999. Let’s try and find out.

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Design:

The size and weight of these two phones are exactly the same – 162.3×77.3×9.6mm and the two size tips are 198g. But beyond this accuracy, the resemblance stops. Although both phones are fitted with plastic backrests and fingerprint scanners, you cannot confuse one with the other. The Redmi 9 Power (above) is more flashy and has a major “Redmi” vertically written on the back. The Redmi 9 Power is made of the camera unit at the rear. The Poco M3, on the other hand, has a single color on the back, but it has a rather striking yellow edition (see below) and the back often feels more textured.

A dark rectangle stretches across from the camera unit and gives the Poco a two-tone look with large letters vertically on it. The Redmi 9 Power is probably the phone to you, but personally, I’d go for the M3 if you want a blingy, brilliant looking. It’s oozing a little more.

Winner – Poco M3

Specifications:

Both phones are similar carbon copies of each other with regard to hardware. Both include an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 6.53-inch Full HD screen with a drop-office. They both have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and 64GB (UFS 2.1) and 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage options which can be extended to 512GB using a card (specific slot). However, the amount of RAM is different for the 6GB RAM of the M3, whereas the 4GB RAM of the Redmi 9 Capacity. But if this gives the M3 a bottom line, the 9 Power is back in motion with a 45-pixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens compared to a triple camera setup on the M3, the two handsets have a 48-megapixels primary lens.

Winner – Tie

Software:

The MIUI 12 is on Android 10 (while the operating system has been over a year, but that is another story), but interfaces between the two devices are different. Both devices are running Android 10 (sorry, really. This is partly due to the slightly bare POCO UI that comes with MIUI The POCO M3 (talk of being multi-layered). But the POCO UI is proud that it has no advertisements at all. MIUI is no longer as heavy as the previously used. That gets the vote in my book, even if the majority of consumers seem to have little respect for advertising.

Winner – Poco M3

Camera:

Perhaps the main difference between the two devices is that the Redmi 9 Power (above), in comparison to the three on the POCO M3, has four cameras in the back of them (below). But they both have the same 48-megapixel main sensor and two 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. In terms of an ultra-wide 8-megapixel sensor, the Redmi 9 power is a spec edge. Will this make a change? Now, the two handsets are taking very similar photos in actual results, however, we thought the 9 Power had slightly better color handling while either did not give punchy colors.

If the light is not right, the M3 appears to provide slightly washed-out shots. In addition, the ultra-large version increases the 9 Power. None of the phones is perfect for low-light photography, but in good light conditions, they provide high results and sufficient data. Even so, with very close 8-megapixel snapshots, neither handset can be the biggest fit. I got a little dumb, but luckily I didn’t get over the best-beautified vanity shots. The Redmi 9 Power also features videos that tend to have a minor advantage due to its superior handling of colors. The extra camera is 8 megapixels, not mostly ornamental depth and macro snappers This and the extra camera. 

Winner – Redmi 9 Power

Gaming:

The combination of full-HD+ screens and Stereo Speakers is very unusual (at this price point). On the two appliances, the visual experience and hearing experience were broadly identical. Often the Redmi 9 Power display seemed a little more noticeable in bright sunlight, but the difference was negligible. With regard to plays, the two phones come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor which is not strictly intended for high-end playback but can easily manage casual titles and, as long as you have moderate setup, even the strange spell for Call of Duty and Asphalt. However, the more RAM of the POCO M3 (figure above) seemed to make a difference here. Games seemed to work on the M3 a little better, and moving was a much more seamless phone experience, while Redmi 9 Power seemed often a little lagged.

Winner- Poco M3

Battery Life

Both cellphones are fitted with 6,000mAh batteries and come with an 18W fast charge, but the Redmi 9 Power is fitted with a 22.5W charge, while the Poco is fitted with an 18W charge. I see no 22.5W charger giving the 9 Power an edge here as both phones load at 18W. However, with regards to battery life, the POCO M 3 is obviously longer than the Redmi 9 Capacity, whether due to a cleaner UI or a larger RAM, which results in better app management. The Redmi 9 Power took me to a single charge a little over a day and a half. However, the POCO M3 was supplied for almost two days. Both phones are charged within a few hours, but this round is won by  Poco M3 for better battery life.

Winner – Poco M3

Day to Day performance

With regular everyday activities including social networking, surfing the Web, making and getting calls, both phones are totally neck and neck. The two phones have to be handled every day. Yes, as I have pointed out, the additional RAM of the POCO M3 does seem to improve and give a smoother experience if you are the sort that runs multiple apps together, but In general, the routine performance makes no real difference. You have two very reliable solid performers with outstanding screens, excellent sound, and great battery life.

Winner – Tie

Price:

In terms of price, Rs10,999 has a base version of 64GB storage and a larger storage variant (128GB) at Rs10,999 for both the Redmi 9 power (above) and the POCO M3. There is a discrepancy – while the Redmi 9 Power versions have 4GB of RAM, the POCO M3 versions have 6GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 Power, as I pointed out, gives you a supplementary camera. But I think the additional RAM is a bigger difference in terms of pure output than the extra camera. So this round is too long for the POCO M3, except for the very big landscape snaps you desire!

Winner – Poco M3

Conclusion

This is never closely balanced by two devices. As a look above will show, though, the POCO M3 in most departments only draws the Redmi 9 Power. Other than one. And for others, the cameras could make a difference. The Redmi 9 Power, the extra ultra-wide sensor that gives it a small edge in this department, will boost the value of camera output. However, the POCO M3 has plenty to do when the camera isn’t a big part of your mobile plans. The M3 comes with 6GB RAM, which makes a distinct difference when several tasks or heavy tasks are performed. In comparison, I am a little cleaner and battery life, and my vote goes to the POCO M3 right now. It could be Rs 10,999’s best smartphone to buy.

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