The Poco M3 budget smartphone was introduced by Poco today in India. The telephone, priced at Rs 10,999, succeeds the Poco M2, one of the 2020s most successful budget phones. In contrast to the Poco M2, here’s all that’s improved with the current Poco M3.
Poco M3 vs Poco M2: Specifications
With Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top, the Poco M3 and the Poco M2 display the same 6.53-inch FHD+ screen. The new Poco M3 is, however, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC over the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset of the Poco M2. Although both of these chipsets should give you approximately the same efficiency, after we get our hands on the new Poco M3, we will wait to give you the exact comparison.
The Poco M3 and Poco M2 both feature 6 GB RAM as standard, aside from the chipset. The new Poco M3, however, uses LPDDR4X RAM that should give you slightly faster performance on the Poco M2 than the LPDDR4 RAM chips.
In addition, while the Poco M2 and Poco M3 both have 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage on the two available storage models, the M3 has a faster form of storage. Compared to the eMMC 5.1 storage on the Poco M2, the UFS 2.1 (on the 64GB variant) and UFS 2.2 (on the 128GB variant) storage can give you faster reading and writing speeds.
Poco M3 vs Poco M2: Camera
The Poco M3 and the Poco M2 both feature somewhat different camera configurations. With a 13MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor, the Poco M2 has a quad-camera system on the rear. In the meantime, with a 48MP main camera sensor, a 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro sensor, the Poco M3 features a triple camera setup. An 8MP camera is featured on the front of both phones.
While the Poco M3 dismisses the ultra-wide sensor, like the primary camera lens, it has a larger 48MP sensor that should give you much better images than the Poco M2’s 13MP sensor.
It’s a matter of personal preference, though, whether you want a 48MP camera or a 13MP camera with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. If you do a lot of landscape photography that captures broad scenarios, the ultra-wide sensor of the Poco M2 will give you the edge. On the other hand, the larger 48MP sensor on the Poco M3 should be a better choice than the Poco M2 if low light camera output is important to you.
Poco M3 vs Poco M2: Battery life, charging
A 6,000mAh battery is available on the Poco M3, which is larger than the 5,000mAh battery on the Poco M2. The increased capacity will allow the Poco M3 to last longer than its predecessor. Both phones, however, feature 18W fast charging, so the Poco M2’s comparatively smaller battery can fill up faster than the larger Poco M3 battery.
Poco M3 vs Pock M2: Other features
Compared with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor of the Poco M2, the Poco M3 also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor gives you a cleaner look back, although this one is again a matter of personal preference, and also helps you to unlock the phone without picking it up when it is put on a flat surface.