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POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: price in India, specifications and features compared

POCO C31 is the latest budget offering from POCO. The smartphone is an updated version of the POCO C3, and goes up against smartphones in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment in India.

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Last week, Realme announced the Narzo 50i with a starting price of Rs 7,499. The POCO C31 costs Rs 1,000 more than the Narzo model, but it does manage to offer some additional features. Priced similarly, the Micromax In 2b that debuted earlier this year is also another rival for the POCO C31 and Narzo 50i. Is the POCO C31 capable of beating its competitors? Let us find out through a specifications-based comparison between the three smartphones.

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: complete specs

Specs POCO C31 Realme Narzo 50i Micromax In 2b
Display 6.53-inch HD+ LCD (60Hz) 6.5-inch HD+ LCD (60Hz) 6.52-inch HD+ LCD (60Hz)
Processor MediaTek Helio G35 Unisoc SC9863A Unisoc T610
RAM 2GB |4GB 2GB |4GB 4GB | 6GB
Storage 32GB | 64GB 32GB | 64GB 64GB
OS POCO UI based on Android 11 Realme Go UI based on Android 11 Stock version of Android 11
Rear cameras 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 8MP 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Fast charging 10W charging 10W charging 10W charging
Dimensions 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm 165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm 164.3 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm
Weight 194g 195g 190g
Price Rs 8,999 starting price Rs 7,999 starting price Rs 8,499 starting price

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: price in India

The POCO C31 comes in two options in India such as 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. They are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively. It comes in Royal Blue and Shadow Grey. Both configurations will be sold for Rs 7,999 and Rs 8,999 during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. In addition, buyers will also benefit from 10 percent discounts through ICICI and Axis debit/credit cards.

The Realme Narzo 50i also comes in 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variants. They cost Rs 7,499 and Rs 8,999, respectively. It can be purchased in Carbon Black and Mint Green hues.

At launch, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage models of the Micromax In 2b were priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively. Last month, the company hiked the pricing of both models to Rs 8,499 and Rs 9,499, respectively. It can be purchased in colours like blue, black, and green.

Winner: Micromax In 2b

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: display

The POCO C31, Narzo 50i, and Micromax In 2b have almost the same-sized display that measures around 6.5 inches. These phones are fitted with LCD panels and sport a waterdrop notch design. All three phones support HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 400 nits brightness.

Winner: Tie between POCO C31, Narzo 50i, and Micromax In 2b

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: performance and software

Micromax In 2b

Micromax In 2b features the Unisoc T610 chip

The MediaTek Helio G35 with up to 4GB of RAM powers the POCO C31. The POCO UI-based Android 11 promises a cleaner experience. The Narzo 50i is powered by the modest Unisoc SC9863A chip and up to 4GB of RAM. It ships with Realme Go UI-based on Android 11.

The Micromax In 2b is powered by the Unisoc T610 chip. It offers a stock Android 11 experience. The low-powered Unisoc SC9863A powered Narzo 50i phone loses out to POCO and Micromax phones. The T610 has outscored the Helio G35 in benchmark tests like Geekbench and AnTuTu. Hence, the Micromax In 2b promises better performance as compared to the POCO C31.

Winner: Micromax In 2b

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: cameras

The C31, 50i, and In 2b are fitted with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The C31 gets a triple camera unit includes a 13-megapixel primary lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The In 2b has a dual-camera setup on its back, which consists of a 13-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Narzo 50i has a single 8-megapixel rear camera. The POCO C31 wins this round for offering a dedicated macro camera.

Winner:  POCO C31

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: battery

The C31, 50i, and In 2b are all packed with a 5,000mAh battery. Since these are entry-level offerings, they only come with 10W charging. POCO claims that the battery of C31 offers a longer lifespan. The Narzo model carries support for reverse charging.

Winner: Realme Narzo 50i

POCO C31 vs Realme Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: other features

POCO C31 (1)

POCO C31 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner

The POCO C31 and In 2b are equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Narzo 50i only supports face unlock since it lacks a fingerprint reader. The C31 and In 2b also support facial recognition.

The POCO and Realme models feature the older microUSB 2.0 port, whereas the Micromax phone features the newer USB Type-C port. The Narzo 50i is the only phone among the three to feature a splash-resistant build. The three phones offer common features like dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Since the Narzo 50i has a weaker chip, it supports only single-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The other two phones promise better connectivity as they have equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Winner: Micromax In 2b

POCO C31 vs Narzo 50i vs Micromax In 2b: conclusion

The Narzo 50i loses out to POCO C31 and Micromax In 2b in important aspects like performance and cameras. The competition is stiff between POCO and Micromax. However, the latter has an upper hand in departments like chipset, RAM, operating system, and connectivity, and emerges the ultimate winner in this comparison.

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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvinraj has been writing about smartphones and other gadgets for over 10 years, with 10,000+ articles published to date. He owns a POCO X3 Pro and Realme X7 Max 5G. His interests include exploring new places, reading, photography, and church activities. At Pricebaba, he covers breaking news and features.