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Poco M2 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Complete Comparison


Poco has recently launched the Poco M2 which is the toned-down version of the M2 Pro. The budget-friendly device is one of the best out there alongside the Redmi Note 9. This made us want to compare the two to see who emerges victorious.

By Sagnik Das Gupta - 
9th Sep 2020
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Highlights of the Story

  • Poco M2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC
  • Redmi Note 9 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC
  • Both the phones have 18W fast charging support
  • The devices have quad rear camera setups

Poco M2 had a livestream yesterday which officially revealed the product. Both the Poco M2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 are incredible devices for the price that they come in. However, there are certain differences which really does set them apart. Therefore, we have come up with a detailed comparison of the two to come up with the better device.

Poco M2 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Specifications


The Poco M2 features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The Redmi Note 9’s has the exact same size and resolution as well. However, the difference lies in the layer of protection for the phones. While the Poco M2 has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the Redmi Note 9 has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This clearly indicates that the later can easily handle drops better than the former.

Processor And Performance

On the processor and performance front, the Poco M2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. The processor is paired with the Mali G52 GPU and 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 9 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The processor is paired with the ARM Mali-G52 GPU along with 4GB and 6GB of RAM variants. The internal storage of both the devices are available till 128GB. Furthermore, the internal storage on both the phones are expandable up to 512GB as well.

Also read: Vivo V20 Series Could Launch In India In October

The Poco M2 runs on MIUI for Poco and the Redmi Note 9 runs on MIUI 11 out of the box. Both the phones are based on Android 10 as well with the exact same UI experience.

Camera Setups

On the camera front, the Poco M2 has a quad rear camera setup. Additionally, the setup includes a 13-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel sensor with a macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

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On the other hand, the Redmi Note 9 has a quad-camera setup as well. However, the setup includes a much better 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a better 13-megapixel selfie shooter as well.

Battery Backup

The battery backup on both the devices is pretty similar too if not technically the same. While the Poco M2 packs a 5000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 9 has a slightly better 5020 mAh battery. The difference barely counts but there is one. Also, both the phones come with 18W fast charging support.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy M51 To Be Powered By Snapdragon 730G

Poco M2 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Price Details

The Poco M2 price in India starts from Rs 10,999 (6GB/64GB) while the Redmi Note 9 price starts at Rs 11,999 (4GB/64GB). The 6GB/128GB variant of the Poco M2 is priced at Rs 12,499. On the other hand, the 4GB/128GB variant of the Redmi Note 9 is priced at Rs 13,499 and the 6GB/128GB at Rs 14,999.

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