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Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime – Which of the two to choose ?

Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime – Which of the two to choose ?

Poco finally launched the anticipated Poco M2 this week in India and is already getting enough attention before its availability and first sale on Sept 15. We will be doing a Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime comparison to bring more clarity.

While it was anticipated ever since the leaks doing rounds that Poco M2 is going to be the rebranded Redmi 9 Prime that there was enough curiosity towards the recent addition to the Poco Family. Besides enough hints had been thrown by Poco itself to highlight what al could be the unique selling points of the new smartphone. As a result many would like to see a comparative analysis i.e. Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime.

Poco M2 happens to be the most economical of any of the Poco devices launched till date and becomes another near 10k segment device which was soon depleting. The 6.5″ FHD+ smartphone was launched with a starting price of ₹10,999 powered by a Helio G80 with minimum 6GB RAM and is enough to garner attention. Though it has its set of similarities with the Redmi 9 Prime, there are some unique features which make it different from the device it for rebranded from.

Let’s have a look at some of these points showcasing the similarities and differences between Poco M2 and Redmi 9 Prime.

Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime – Similarity

Both the devices have a Full HD+ Display (6.5″) with a drop notch in the center of the screen. As mentioned the processor powering the devices happens to be Mediatek’s Helio G80 (Hyperactive Gaming Technology) with AnTuTu score in the 200,000 range, which makes both of them very attractive choices.

The battery capacity on both devices is 5000+ Mah and are supported by 18W Fast Charging. The battery is enough to last more than a day. Redmi 9 Prime though only carries an inbox 10W charger thereby a need to buy separate 18W fast charger.

5000+ MaH Battery on both Poco M2 and Redmi 9 Prime
5000+ MaH Battery

There is a Quad camera set up on the two devices with a combination of 13MP Primary sensor with 8MP Ultra-wide, 5MP Macro and 2MP Portrait camera. The front/selfie camera being a drop notch 8MP sensor. There is a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is slightly disappointing when Glass 5 bare minimum protection is most seeked.

Quad Cameras on Poco M2 and Redmi 9 Prime
Quad Cameras on Poco M2 and Redmi 9 Prime

Both Redmi 9 Prime and Poco M2 as of now are on MIUI 11 (Android 10), while Poco announced its M2 will shortly have MIUI 12.

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Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime – Difference

Now let’s pay attention to areas where the two devices vary from eachother.

The biggest difference which is also the selling point of Poco M2 is the minimum 6GB RAM benchmark. While Poco M2 lower variant has a 6GB+64GB, Redmi 9 Prime starts with 4GB RAM and same 64GB of storage. While the higher variants of the two devices have once again same storage i.e. 128 GB but difference in RAM (4GB vs 6GB).

Poco M2 starts with 6GB RAM
Poco M2 starts with 6GB RAM

Besides Poco M2 starts with a price of ₹10,999 considering more RAM whereas Redmi 9 Prime starts with ₹9,999 making it still retain the below 10k title. While the higher variants are priced at ₹11,999 and ₹12,499 respectively. Here also Poco M2 again takes a lead and only has a price difference of ₹1,500 in two it’s variants as compared to ₹2,000 on Redmi 9 Prime.

Poco M2 Pricing
Poco M2 Pricing

Considering the look and feel of the phone matters a great deal these days. Redmi 9 Prime is available in four colors – Space Blue, Mint Green, Matt Black & Sunrise Flare. Sunrise Flare being the newest of the colors available and catches on to eyes. On the other hand Poco M2 comes in three colors – Slate Blue, Brick Red & Pitch Black.

Poco M2 vs Redmi 9 Prime Color Variants

Verdict

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While there are enough similarities between the two phones there are remarkable differences and its upto the consumer discretion to make a choice. While Poco M2 with 6GB RAM attains an edge and can be choice for performance driven users, Redmi 9 Prime would suit anyone’ s pocket not wanting to go over that 10k mark. However with Poco M2 coming over it won’t be ruining the chances of Redmi 9 Prime since both of them together offer multiple variants and choices which are devoid of being completely identical.

Poco M2 launched as on Sept 7 will have its first sale via Flipkart on Sept 15th, 12 Noon. While Redmi 9 Prime is going through flash sale via Mi.com and Amazon India.

Poco M2 First sale on Sept 15th, 12 Noon

There is an instant discount of ₹750 as a launch offer on Poco M2 for purchase through ICICI and Federal Bank Cards.

Instant discount of ₹750 as a launch offer on Poco M2 for purchase through ICICI and Federal Bank Cards.
Instant Discount ₹750

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