Poco has refreshed its M-series smartphone lineup with the launch of Poco M3 (above). The new smartphone succeeds the Poco M2 that was launched in India in September this year. Both the phones pack a 6.53-inch display and a single selfie camera. However, the new Poco M3 has triple cameras at the back, while the Poco M2 comes with quad rear cameras. In case you're wondering how the two phone fare against each other, here's all you need to know.
Starting with the design, the Poco M3 (L) and Poco M2 carry a water-drop notch on the front panel that houses the selfie camera. Both the phones feature a 6.53-inch display with 1,080x2,340 pixels screen resolution. In terms of colours, the Poco M3 is available in Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black finishes. The Poco M2, on the other hand, has Pitch Black, Slate Blue, and Brick Red options.
The Poco M3 powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC accompanied by Adreno 610 GPU. It also packs 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. Whereas, The Poco M2 features the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, paired with Mali G52 GPU and 6GB RAM. It also comes with up to 128GB onboard storage.
Coming to the cameras, the Poco M3 comes with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, there's an 8-megapixel shooter housed inside the waterdrop notch. On the other hand, the Poco M2 has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calls.
Other features on the Poco M3 (R) include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging via USB-Type C port. Its price starts at $149 (approx Rs 11,000) for the base 4GB + 64GB storage variant. The Poco M2 packs by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and its price in India in starts at Rs 10,999 for the 6GB + 64GB model.