Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Which One Should You Buy?


Are you on the hunt for a smartphone priced around Rs. 20,000? If so, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G and the Vivo T3 5G are two devices worth considering in this price segment. Each phone packs a punch with unique features and drawbacks. So, if you’ve been eyeing either of these smartphones, we are here to help. In this article, we determine which one fits your needs. Let’s begin.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Price

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
Rs. 19,999 (8GB RAM + 256GB Storage) Rs. 19,999 (8GB RAM + 128GB Storage)
Rs. 21,999 (12GB RAM + 256GB Storage) Rs. 21,999 (8GB RAM + 256GB Storage)

The Tecno Pova 6 Pro and the Vivo T3 have the same prices, as shown in the table above. However, Tecno offers more baseline storage overall, and its higher variant also packs more RAM. This might appeal more to users looking for higher specifications for the same price.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Display, Design

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED
1080 x 2460 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
120Hz refresh rate 120Hz refresh rate
1300 nits of peak brightness 1800 nits of peak brightness

If you’re seeking a slightly larger screen for an improved viewing experience, consider the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G. The colours are vibrant yet not overly saturated when watching Netflix shows and YouTube videos. Additionally, the maximum brightness may feel inadequate under intense sunlight.

In contrast, the Vivo T3 5G boasts a bright and vivid display, offering ample brightness even in harsh sunlight. It also offers a higher peak brightness, and in our testing, the content remained legible even during the harsh sunlight. As for the design, the Vivo T3 5G boasts a shimmering aesthetic that imparts a decently premium appearance. With its plastic construction, the back panel remains free from smudges.

Regarding design, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G stands out with its distinctive look, thanks to 200 LEDs that add flair to the device. If you prioritise aesthetics, the Pova 6 Pro 5G should be your top choice, given that such a design option is rarely seen at this price point.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Performance

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6080 5G MediaTek Dimensity 7200
Mali-G57 MP2 GPU Mali-G610 MP4 GPU
256GB Storage 256GB Storage
Antutu v10 Benchmark: 436206 Antutu v10 Benchmark: 722662
Geekbench 6 Single-Core Test: 767 Geekbench 6 Single-Core Test: 1188
Geekbench 6 Multi-Core Test: 2008 Geekbench 6 Multi-Core Test: 2652

The Vivo T3 5G scored better than the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G if one goes by synthetic benchmark scores. If you’re seeking a smartphone tailored specifically for gaming, the Vivo T3 5G unquestionably takes the lead. We tested it with games like Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM), BGMI, and CarX Street, and the experience was smooth without any stutters or lags.

The rear panel of the phone started to warm up after hours of gaming, but nothing that would have hindered our experience. In terms of everyday usage, the Vivo T3 5G can handle social media browsing, switching between apps, texting, and calling very easily.

vivo T3
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Tecno Pova 6 Pro
AnTuTu Overall benchmark score analysis

Conversely, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G encountered occasional stutters and lags during gameplay. After extended gaming sessions, it heated up, so we had to remove the phone case, which helped the phone cool down. Nevertheless, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G remains a good choice if you prioritise everyday smartphone tasks such as social media browsing, casual gaming, multitasking between apps, messaging, and calling.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Cameras

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
108MP Main Camera (f/1.9) 50MP Primary Camera with OIS (f/1.79)
2MP Portrait Camera 2MP Bokeh Camera (f/2.4)
32MP Selfie Camera (f/2.2) 16MP Selfie Camera (f/2.0)

Vivo T3 5G stands out if you prefer natural colour accuracy in well-lit conditions. Surprisingly, its low-light shots are decent, but the crispness and details could have been better. However, the overall camera performance of the Vivo T3 is quite good and in line with what one typically gets in this particular price segment.

On the other hand, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G excels in capturing sharp portraits with accurate edge detection. However, it produces noticeable noise in low-light conditions and photos lack details. But in regular daylight, the camera performance is quite good. It’s important to note that the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G does not include an ultra-wide camera, which may be a deal-breaker for some users.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Software

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
HiOS 14, based on Android 14 Funtouch OS 14, based on Android 14
Does not guarantee future updates Two years of OS updates
Three years of security updates

The Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G offers personalised customisations based on your usage, including features like Floating Windows, Game Mode, and Smart Panel. Vivo ensures a seamless UI experience with the T3 5G, although it does come preloaded with apps like Amazon and Facebook.

The good news is that you can uninstall all the pre-installed apps. Vivo also has the edge regarding OS and security updates, while Tecno has yet to share details.

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G or Vivo T3 5G: Battery and Charging

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G Vivo T3 5G
6,000mAh Battery 5,000mAh Battery
70W Fast Charging 44W Fast Charging

Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G requires 1 hour and 30 minutes to fully charge its 6000mAh battery, while the Vivo T3 5G takes nearly 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes to reach 100%.

Regarding battery life, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G stands out as the winner, lasting two full days with light to moderate usage. In contrast, the Vivo T3 5G holds its own, delivering a full day of use even under moderate to heavy usage.


The Rs 20,000 segment is critical in India, which also explains why companies such as Vivo and Tecno have launched new offerings at this price mark. This segment has a lot of competition, with options such as the iQOO Z9, Realme Narzo 70 Pro, and the Redmi Note 13. So yes, both Vivo and Tecno have some competition to face.

If you’re looking for a smartphone primarily for gaming with higher settings and excellent camera performance in daylight conditions, the Vivo T3 5G is an ideal choice. On the other hand, if an appealing design, long-lasting battery life, and seamless everyday usage are your top priorities, then the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G is the perfect fit.