Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared

Samsung's new mid-range 5G smartphone looks to compete with the Realme 9 5G and the Poco M4, but which one is better?

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy M series smartphones in India this week, and the new devices Galaxy M13 and the Galaxy M13 5G offer varied options for buyers in different price brackets. Samsung has found great success with the Galaxy M lineup, and it continues to churn out more devices in the market that are sure to catch the eyes of consumers in India. 

But Samsung Galaxy M13 series faces tough competition in its respective budget, and over here, we are looking at the Galaxy M13 5G variant, which competes with Realme 9 5G and the Poco M4 smartphones. Here is our detailed comparison of these three smartphones and we tell you which one gives you better value. 

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy M13, Galaxy M13 5G Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Price in India 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G prices in India start from Rs 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB model and you have to pay Rs 15,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant. 

The Realme 9 5G gets a starting price tag of Rs 14,999 which gives you the 4GB + 64GB model. The 6GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 17,499.

Poco M4 base model has a starting price of Rs 12,999 which comes with 4GB + 64GB storage. Poco also has the 6GB + 128GB storage option, which is priced at Rs 14,999. 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Design 

Samsung goes with the tried-and-tested design approach for the Galaxy M13 5G. The back panel is made of plastic, and so is the frame on the sides. Durability is not really a strong suit for smartphones in this segment, but Samsung manages to pack this device into a bulky unit of 195 grams that gets 8.8mm in thickness. The dual cameras at the back sit vertically integrated into the main unit. 

Realme 9 5G takes the flashy route with a glossy plastic panel that can easily pick up your fingerprints. It definitely looks a lot more premium than the Galaxy M13, and for some buyers, that might do the trick. This phone weighs 188 grams and with a thickness of 8.5mm which makes it comparatively lighter to use with one hand. 

Poco M4 tries to stand out from the crowd but within its allocated budget. The company has used plastic for most parts of the phone, but it is hard to ignore the giant camera module at the back. The chin is smaller than the screen on the other two phones. However, Poco M4 is the heaviest of the three at 200 grams, and its thickness of 8.9mm does make it unwieldy. 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Display 

Samsung has opted to go with a 6.5-inch LCD HD+ display on the Galaxy M13 5G that supports 90Hz refresh rate and produces 720×1600 pixels resolution. The screen gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, gives you a pixel density of 270 PPI and comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 81 per cent. 

Realme 9 5G features a 6.5-inch LCD display as well but with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen supports 90Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 600nits. The pixel density of the display is 405 PPI and it has an 83.9 per cent screen-to-body ratio. 

Poco M4 5G gets a 6.58-inch LCD display which supports Full HD+ resolution along with 90Hz refresh rate. The screen gets additional protection via Corning Gorilla Glass 5, offers a pixel density of 401 PPI and an 83.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio. 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Performance and UI

Galaxy M13 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset, paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The RAM is virtually expandable using internal storage, which does support a microSD card slot.  

Realme is using the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor to power its smartphone. The handset comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also has a dedicated card slot for storage. 

Poco M4 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset as well, and you get it with 4GB or 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. Poco is offering an additional 2GB of RAM via virtual RAM support. You have the microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 512GB.

Samsung is offered the One UI Core 4 version based on the Android 12 OS on its smartphone. While Realme 9 5G still runs on the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 version. Poco M4 comes with the MIUI 13 version which is built over the Android 12 operating system. 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Cameras

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G version comes with a dual camera setup that consists of a 50MP primary sensor and a 2MP sensor. The phone gets a basic 5MP selfie shooter.

Realme 9 5G features a triple-camera setup at the back which includes a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth and a 2MP macro sensor. For selfies, the phone gives you a 16MP shooter at the front.

Poco M4 includes a dual-rear camera setup that has a 50MP main sensor along with a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone has an 8MP snapper. 

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Battery 

Samsung has loaded the Galaxy M13 5G phone with a 5,000mAh battery that lets you charge at a 15W charging speed. 

Realme 9 5G also comes with a 5,000mAh battery but it supports 18W Dart Charge fast charging. Poco M4 includes a 5000mAh battery as well and it also supports 18W fast charging out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G vs Realme 9 5G vs Poco M4: Verdict

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G proves to be a valuable addition to this price bracket but the 5G variant feels like a mixed bag compared to the Realme 9 5G and the Poco M4 for multiple reasons. Firstly, Samsung is only giving you an HD+ display, while the other two have Full HD+ support for the display. 

The overall build quality of the Samsung phone feels inferior compared to the other two phones, and the charging speed supported by the Galaxy M13 5G is also slower. If you need the latest Android version then choose the Poco M4, or else, the Realme 9 5G proves to be the ideal pick of the three.

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