Poco is creating some real competition in the Nepali market. With the latest launch of devices like Poco M2 and Poco C3, Poco is surely going to get some positive attention. In our previous article, we compare Poco M2 with Samsung Galaxy M11. Today, we will be having look at the 15K segment. So, let’s have a look between Poco C3 and Samsung Galaxy M01 as both of them are priced at Rs.14,999 in the Nepali market.
Poco C3 vs Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01
Dimensions & Weight
164.9 x 77 x 9 mm, 196 gm
147.5 x 70.9 x 9.8 mm, 168 gm
6.43 inches, HD+, IPS LCD Display
5.7 inches, HD+, PLS TFT Display
Helio G35, Octa-Core at 2.3 GHz (12nm)
Snapdragon 439, Octa-core at 1.95Ghz (12nm)
MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE
Triple Camera setup (13MP f/2.2+ 2MP macro f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4 depth)
5MP f/2.2 front Camera
Dual Camera setup (13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 depth)
5MP f/2.4 front Camera
5000mAh, 10W charging
4000mAh, 10W charging
P2i splash resistant body
Design & Display
While comparing the design aspect of both the device, Poco C3 is a much large device with 6.43 inches HD+, IPS LCD Display at the front with a dewdrop notch at the top. Comparing with Samsung, which has 5.7 inches of HD+ PLS TFT display with a similar notch. Both of the devices are completely made out of plastic, here Poco went with a dual-tone texture back.
While Samsung has a plain matt back with the speaker grill at the bottom left corner at the back of the device. If you want a compact and light device then Galaxy M01 is the one you should go for. But, if you are someone who wants a larger display then the Poco C3 is definitely for you.
Performance & Software
While talking about the performance, we see some differences here. As Samsung went with the Snapdragon 439 along with Adreno 505 GPU and in the Poco, we get MediaTek Helio G35 SoC with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Both are octa-core SoC, but Helio G35 begin the newer one with higher clock speeds, we could see a clear advantage here. Poco C3 has yet another advantage, as it comes with 4GB of RAM compared to the only 3GB on Samsung. This extra RAM will definitely come in handy for multitasking.
Here, Samsung Galaxy M01 comes with Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top whereas Poco C3 runs on MIUI 12 skin on top of Android 10.
For the camera’s we have a triple camera setup on the Poco C3 with 13MP f/2.2 primary shooter, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, and 2MP f/2.4 macro lens. Whereas the front has a 5MP f/2.2 shooter. Compare to Samsung M01, which has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP f/2.2 main camera along with a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
On the front Samsung went with a 5MP f/2.2 single shooter. Both the camera setup will do a decent job considering their price. These devices, generally suffer a lot in the low lighting condition. Whereas for the videos, both can shoot up to 1080P @ 30fps.
All this is powered by a 5000mAh battery on Poco C3, which makes it a tad bit heavy at 196g. Whereas Samsung Galaxy M01 has a 4000mAh battery, which is the main reason for the device being light at just 168g. Both can take 10W charging via the micro USB port.
This was the primary reason to compare these devices as they are priced the same. For the 3GB+32GB variant of Samsung Galaxy M01, you have to pay Rs. 14,999/-. While at the same price of Rs. 14,999/- you will get the 4GB+64GB variant of the Poco C3. As of now, these are the only variant of both the devices available in Nepal.
Price in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy M01 (3GB+32GB)
Poco C3 (4GB+64GB)
Pros and Cons
Bigger & Better display
4GB+64GB variant for the same pricing
Splash-proof nano P2i coating
Latest Bluetooth v5.0
Only 10W charging
Samsung Galaxy M01
Compact and Lighter
No 4GB RAM variant
Only 10W charging
So, this was our specs comparison between two entry-level devices from Poco and Samsung in the Nepali market. What are your thoughts about these devices please, let us know in the comment section below? Also, don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for more coverage on such new devices.