Xiaomi’s Poco brand just announced its initially 5G phone in India, the entry-level Poco M3 Pro. Though it has 5G, which technically tends to make it next-gen to some extent, it is truly a mid-cycle refresh of the price range Poco M3 which was launched barely 4 months ago. Poco is applying a brand-new method-on-chip, a more rapidly screen and a tweaked style in the Poco M3 Pro — all updates that matter — but it is the price tag of the phone that tends to make it truly stand out. This is a phone constructed from ground up to take on Realme even as Poco requires a shot at attempting to slow down the Oppo spin-off brand’s speedy strides in 5G.
Poco M3 Pro is Poco’s answer to Realme 8 5G. It is priced and packaged on really equivalent grounds. Though it is not an precise spec-to-spec comparison. There are places exactly where the Realme 8 has a clear edge, even though there are some places exactly where it is undoubtedly benefit Poco. This implies, each phones have their special promoting points which tends to make this competitors all the more fascinating. We will of course have more to say about the Poco M3 Pro quickly, but for now, let’s take a rapid look at how it stacks up against the Realme 8 5G.
The M3 Pro has a 6.5-inch 1080p LCD show with a 90Hz “dynamic” refresh price and centrally aligned hole punch reduce-out. The Realme 8 has a smaller sized 6.4-inch screen with 1080p resolution which can also refresh 90 occasions per second, but Realme is applying a Super AMOLED panel which can also get slightly brighter. Also, Realme’s corner implementation of the hole punch is a thing I personally choose but your mileage might differ. The M3 Pro has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection even though which tends to make it more sturdy than the Realme 8, at least on paper. For biometrics, even though the Realme 8 has an optical in-show fingerprint reader, Poco is applying a traditional side-mounted reader in the Poco M3 Pro.
Under the hood, each phones have the similar 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC but even though Realme pairs its phone with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, Poco caps the Poco M3 Pro at 6GB RAM even though it is applying more rapidly UFS2.2 storage (up to 128GB). More particularly, the Poco M3 Pro comes in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB configuration even though the Realme 8 comes in 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB configurations. Both phones assistance expandable storage but only the Realme 8 has a devoted micro-SD card slot. Both phones are powered by a 5,000mAh battery and assistance 18W quick charging.
Both phones have a equivalent 3 camera setup on the rear with a 48MP most important and two 2MP camera, one for depth and one more for macros. The Realme 8 has a 16MP front camera. The Poco M3 Pro has an 8MP front camera.
Both phones are based on Android 11 with custom UI (Realme UI 2. in Realme 8 and MIUI 12 in Poco M3 Pro).
The Poco M3 Pro begins at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage even though the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the phone will set you back by Rs 15,999. On June 14, when the phone will go on sale for the initially time, Poco will sell it at lowered costs of Rs 13,499 and Rs 15,499, respectively.
Realme 8 5G begins at Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB/64GB model. The 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB models of the phone price Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively.