POCO M3 Pro 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M32 – Specs Comparison

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POCO M3 Pro 5G is currently the most affordable 5G smartphone in Nepal, with its 4GB/64GB variant being launched at Rs. 23,999/-. Just to provide 5G on a budget has POCO sacrificed on the other aspects? We will find that out today as we will be comparing POCO M3 Pro 5G with similarly priced Samsung Galaxy M32. Though there’s not much of a difference in the base variant of both of these devices, we can see a lot of differences as both of them are targeting different sets of audiences. 

POCO M3 Pro 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M32 – Specs Comparison 

POCO M3 Pro 5G Samsung Galaxy M32 
Display 6.5 inch, FHD+, IPS LCD, 90Hz  6.4 inch, FHD+, Super AMOLED, 90Hz
Processor Dimensity 700 5G, 7nm, Octa-core at 2.2Ghz, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU Helio G80, 12nm, Octa-core at 2.0Ghz, Mali-G52 MC2 GPU 
Memory 4GB+64GB, UFS 2.2 4GB+64GB, 

6GB+128GB, eMMC 5.1

Software Android 11, MIUI 12 Android 11, One UI 3.1
Camera Quad Rear Camera

48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera 

8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)

Quad Rear Camera

64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF

8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, (ultrawide), 

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera 

20MP f/2.2 (wide)˚

Battery 5000 mAh 

Fast charging 18W

6000 mAh 

Fast Charging 25W

Price 4GB+64GB – Rs. 23,999/- 4GB+64GB – Rs. 24,999/-

6GB+128 – Rs. 27,999/-

 

Design & Display

We get plastic build on both of these devices, and the weight is almost similar on both of them. POCO is thinner at 8.9mm compared to the 9.4mm thickness of M32. POCO M3 Pro 5G offers a 6.5-inch, 90Hz IPS LCD display whereas we get 90Hz AMOLED on the Galaxy M32, which is also an FHD+ display. the one on the POCO is an FHD+ panel while we get an inferior HD+ panel on the Samsung Galaxy M32. We get a stereo speaker setup on the POCO whereas the M32 has a single bottom-firing speaker. 

Camera and Software

Samsung has a good lead here as we get a quad-camera setup with a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera along with an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and 2MP each depth and macro sensor. While on the POCO M3 Pro 5G we get a primary 48MP f/1.8 sensor along with a 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. While on the front we get 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter on the Poco while the Samsung packs a 20MP f/2.2 sensor. Both the devices can record FHD video at 30fps from both front and rear cameras. Samsung always has a lead when it comes to cameras in the mid-range devices and here also we get the same results. 

Talking about the software we get Android 11 on both of these devices, with MIUI 12 on the POCO and Samsung’s One UI 3.1 on the M32. 

Performance and Battery 

This here where Poco makes a comeback, Samsung M32 has an old MediaTek Helio G80 SoC along with Mali-G52 MC2 graphics. This along with eMMC 5.1 storage and 4GB/6GB RAM, will provide you a decent performance. While on the Poco M3 Pro 5G we get a much more powerful Dimensity 700, 5G SoC with faster UFS 2.2 storage and Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Talking about RAM we only get a 4GB variant in Nepal, which is kind of a bummer. 

For battery, we get a 5000mAh cell on the Poco M3 Pro 5G which can be fast charged via an 18W adapter, and the adapter is provided in the box. Whereas Samsung M32 packs a bigger 6000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support but we only get a 15W adapter in the box. So, it’s a mixed bag. 

Price in Nepal

Talking about the price of the Samsung Galaxy M32 in Nepal, for the 4GB/64GB variant, it will cost you Rs.24,999 while the higher 6GB/128GB variant is available for Rs.27,999. While we only get the 4GB/64GB variant of Poco M3 Pro 5G at Rs. 23,999. 

 

POCO M3 Pro 5G vs Samsung Galaxy M32 – Pros and Cons

POCO M3 Pro 5G 

Pros 

  • Better Performance
  • 5G Ready
  • Modern Dot notch display

Cons 

  • Mediocre Camera setup 
  • No 6GB RAM variant in Nepal 

Samsung Galaxy M32 

Pros 

  • Better Cameras
  • 90Hz AMOLED Display
  • 6000mAh battery 
  • 25W charging support 

Cons 

  • Bulky on Hands
  • Average Performance