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Xiaomi has a new POCO M. But is it better than the previous model? This is what has changed.

Xiaomi's mobile catalog has a new member. Xiaomi has presented its new POCO M3 Pro 5G, a renewed version of the successful POCO M3 launched at the beginning of the year, and which in recent months has become one of the most popular terminals in the affordable range segment.

But, What novelties does the new model bring? Since we are talking about two terminals with very similar prices, the logical thing would be to think that there are not too many differences between the two models. However, the new installment brings with it several more than interesting changes that we are going to review.

All the news of the Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G

Xiaomi POCO M3 vs Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G
specsXiaomi POCO M3Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro
Dimensions162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
198 grams
161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92 mm
190 grams
Screen6.5-inch Full HD + IPS6.5-inch IPS DotDisplay
2400 x 1080 pixels
Refresh rate of 90 hertz
360º ambient light sensor
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 662MediaTek Dimensity 700
RAM4GB4 & 6 GB
Operating systemMIUI 11 based on Android 10MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 12
Storage64/128 GB64/128 GB
-48 MP (f / 1.79)
-Ultra Wide 8 MP 118 °
-Macro 2 MP
Frontal-8 MP
- Main 48 MP f / 1.79. 1/2 ″ sensor size
- 2 MP macro camera
- 2 MP depth camera
- 8 MP f / 2.0
Drums6,000 mAh capacity5,000 mAh capacity
18W fast charge
OthersSide fingerprint reader
USB Type C
Infrared emitter
3.5mm headphone port
Side fingerprint reader
USB Type C
Infrared emitter
3.5mm headphone port
Starting priceFrom 129 eurosFrom 179 euros

An equally colorful design and a smoother screen

The The main change we find between the POCO M3 and the POCO M3 Pro has to do with the screen. The new version maintains the 6.5 inch and the resolution Full HD +, but add one refresh rate of 90 hertz, 30 more than in the original version.

Otherwise, the plastic construction, with a back that comes in different colors, including black, blue and the popular yellow which first introduced the POCO M3.

We continue to count on side fingerprint reader, 3.5 mm headphone port and infrared emitter. As a novelty, it includes Gorilla Glass glass It protects the phone screen.

Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G

The design of Xiaomi's POCO M3 Pro 5G.

More power and 5G in the "Pro" model

With this new generation, Xiaomi has chosen to integrate a processor signed by MediaTek, more specifically the model Dimensity 700.

The main virtue of this processor is its integrated 5G modem, which gives the device the ability to connect to new types of networks for greater speed.

With respect to POCO M3's Snapdragon 662, we are talking about a significant performance improvement, especially when adding a configuration with 6 GB of RAM.

However, we also find some cuts, such as the reduction in battery capacity, which goes from 6,000 to 5,000 mAh. We have, yes, with 18W fast charge, and Xiaomi ensures that the device is capable of reach two days of use.

Xiaomi POCO M3 vs POCO M3 Pro 5G

The Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro brings some interesting changes from the POCO M3.

The camera also undergoes changes

Even if the POCO M3 Pro has three cameras on the back, exactly the same as the previous model, the type of sensors has changed.

The main camera remains fixed on 48 megapixels. However, the camera with ultra wide angle lens, in favor of a 2 megapixel sensor for macro captures, and another of the same resolution, which allows depth information to be captured.

The LITTLE M3 Pro hits the market at a price starting from 179 euros in its most affordable model, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. This are 50 euros morethan the POCO M3 in its basic version.

In return, we get a smartphone with a better quality screen, a more powerful processor and the added value of 5G, but details such as the 1,000 mAh extra battery capacity wave camera with ultra wide angle lens.

Do not forget that the POCO M3 Pro 5G is exactly the same mobile as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5GOnly the POCO model has a different design on the back. Therefore, if you are thinking of buying the new terminal at the best price, do not rule out the Redmi version, because since it has been on the market for a few more weeks, its price could drop in the coming weeks, before the price of the model with the POCO stamp does.

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