Is Poco M3 the ideal lower budget phone to start 2021?

Poco M3 colors
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The new Xiaomi Poco M3 is released in Europe and the US. It comes in a demanding price category as far as the Bangladeshi consumers are concerned. The European price is ৳15,500 4/64 GB and ৳17,500 4/128 GB. If we see the configuration, it is overall an attractive device for everyday usage for almost all sorts of consumer groups. But the question is, do we have any valuable upgrades?

The 4/64 GB version of Xiaomi Redmi 9 is officially available in Bangladesh for ৳14,999. This is currently rocking the lower-midrange segment. We also have the Poco M2 starting from ৳15,999 for 6/64 GB version. Both these phones are coming with a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset whereas the Poco M3 has a Snapdragon 662 chipset from Qualcomm. If you consider the overall score, you may put Snapdragon 662 slightly ahead but the difference in performance isn’t that big. Moreover, Poco M2 has 6 GB RAM and here we are getting just 4 GB which is a clear disadvantage. But then, we have a faster UFS 2.1 (64 GB) and UFS 2.2 (128 GB) storage compared to eMMC 5.1 storage of the previously released phones.

However, the main difference is in the camera. We are having an upgraded 48 MP main triple camera. There is no ultrawide lens though like the other devices, but the upgrade in main camera quality is much more important for most users than having a lower quality ultrawide lens. We also have a bigger 6000 mAh battery as well as an additional reverse charging facility. There are more advanced 24-bit/192kHz audio and dual speakers. The fingerprint is placed on the side which can be considered more stylish and unique compared to the back-mounted fingerprint option of Redmi 9 and Poco M2. The design of M3 also looks more unique with the newer kind of back camera design.

Overall, we can see a few worthy updates in Poco M3 at an attractive price which can help consumers to slide well in 2021.