POCO India launched the POCO M2 Pro in India a couple of months ago. The smartphone has seen high demand in the market since the launch, all thanks to the price to performance ratio of the device. Due to the high demand, people had a really hard time buying the device in the weekly flash sales. Now, POCO India has announced that POCO M2 Pro will be available on Open sale, which means, you can now buy the device anytime any day of the week.
POCO M2 Pro vs Redmi Note 9 Pro
POCO M2 Pro is a lot in common with Redmi Note 9 Pro, be it processors, cameras, or the battery. Though, there are a couple of major changes between the devices. POCO M2 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro both feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 resulting in a pixel density of about 395ppi. The display on both the devices comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has a punch-hole notch up-top which houses the front selfie shooter. Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 450nits brightness compared to 480nits on the POCO M2 Pro, so the POCO M2 Pro should have better outdoor visibility compared to Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Coming to the processor, both the devices sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G which is an octa-core processor built on 8nm process, while Adreno 618 clocked at 750MHz handles all the GPU duties. These devices feature LPDDR4X RAM coupled with UFS 2.1 storage along with a dedicated Micro-SD card slot.
POCO M2 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro feature a quad-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary rear camera with f/1.79 aperture which happens to be Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. The primary sensor on both the devices is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 119° field-of-view, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. Coming to the front side, a 16MP sensor can be found on both the devices which is used for face unlock too. The front camera on the POCO M2 Pro has support for Night mode too which is missing on the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Coming to the battery and charging, both these devices pack a 5020mAh battery with Type-C charging port, but the POCO M2 Pro features a faster 33W charging compared to the 18W on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Out of the box, both these devices run Android 10 based MIUI 11. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on both these devices which is embedded in the power button, while the 3.5mm audio jack can be found at the bottom.
Redmi Note 9 Pro is available in 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant which is priced at Rs 13,999, the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs 15,999, while the top-end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 16,999. POCO M2 Pro is priced at Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB, Rs. 14,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB while 6GB RAM and 128GB costs Rs. 16,999.
POCO M2 Pro looks like a better offering compared to its sibling Redmi Note 9 Pro as it comes with a better design, brighter display, and faster-charging support at 33W. Which one will you pick amongst these devices? Do let us know in the comments below.