What if we compare some technical specifications of Redmi Note 9 Pro versus POCO X3 NFC edition. Both devices are known as Xiaomi phone but basically they come from two different sub-brands: Redmi and Poco.
Redmi Note series are known for its mid-range specs which are almost closer to flagship series.
On the other hand, POCO is known for its high-end specs but with reduced frame and body material. The brand itself is popular as the flagship killer.
Thanks to its first product Poco F1.
Recently, the brand has rolled out Poco X3 NFC.
How good is this phone compared to the strongest mid-ranger Redmi Note 9 Pro?
Let’s see it side by side.
|Specs||Redmi Note 9 Pro||POCO X3 NFC|
|Dimensions||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm||165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm|
|Body weight||209 grams||215 grams|
|Display||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, IPS LCD||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|Chipset & CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|RAM & Storage||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, MIUI|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|Main Cameras||Quad 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP f/1.9, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.2||Quad 64 + 13 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4|
|Front Camera||16 MP f/2.5||20 MP f/2.2|
|Battery||5020 mAh, Fast charging 30W||5160 mAh, fast charging 33W|
Design and Display
Well, we can say that design is something relative and subjective.
You may like Redmi Note 9 Pro for its simple design but others may love POCO X3 for its geeky-like design.
Both phones come with a waterdrop notch design. Thanks to its modern punch-hole display in which the front camera sits in.
POCO X3 NFC boasts an aluminum frame but with a plastic back.
Redmi Note 9 Pro sports a glass back body and a plastic frame. At this point, X3 has the advantage.
The later ships with a newer type of IPS LCD screen. Hence, this gives better image quality especially those who love games with creative graphics.
Redmi Note 9 Pro, however, comes with thinner body. Personally, the thinner is the better for us.
The price of POCO X3 NFC starts from €229/$270 for its lower variant.
Redmi Note 9 Pro price is ranging from €220/$260 to €230/$270.
The actual price may be different depending on your local.
Pros and Cons
Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Very affordable
- Same cameras as the Mi Note 10 Lite
- Inferior display and hardware
POCO X3 NFC
- Highest value for money
- Better cameras
- 120 Hz display
- Stereo speakers
- Splash proof
- Faster charging tech
- IPS display