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POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: price in India, specifications and features compared

POCO has done it again! Wondering what? The smartphone maker has launched its latest M-series smartphone called the POCO M4 Pro 5G in India today, which is a blatant rebadging of an existing Redmi smartphone. The POCO M4 Pro 5G was launched in the global market back in November 2021. It has now arrived in India as the successor to the POCO M3 Pro 5G (review).

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The POCO M4 Pro 5G directly competes with the Redmi Note 11T 5G in India, which also happens to be its twin, albeit not identical. These smartphones share every detail down to the dimensions and weight except for the design, charging speed, variants, and price. Another strong contender is the Realme 8s 5G (review) from last year. Let’s find out how POCO M4 Pro 5G stacks up against these contenders in India.

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: complete specification

POCO M4 Pro 5G Redmi Note 11T 5G Realme 8s 5G
Display 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (90Hz) 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD (90Hz) 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD (90Hz)
Processor Dimensity 810 Dimensity 810 MediaTek Dimensity 810
RAM 4GB | 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB 6GB | 8GB
Storage 64GB | 128GB 64GB | 128GB 128GB
OS MIUI based on Android 11 MIUI based on Android 11 Realme UI based on Android 11
Rear cameras 50MP + 8MP 50MP + 8MP 64MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP 16MP 16MP
Battery 5,000mAh 5,000mAh 5,000mAh
Fast charging 18W fast charging 33W fast charging 33W fast charging
Dimensions 163.56 x 75.78 x 8.75mm 163.56 x 75.78 x 8.75mm 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8mm
Weight 195g 195g 191g
Price Rs 14,999 starting price Rs 16,999 starting price Rs 18,999 starting price

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: price in India

Variant POCO M4 Pro 5G price in India Redmi Note 11T 5G price in India Realme 8s 5G price in India
4GB+64GB Rs 14,999
6GB+64GB Rs 16,999
6GB+128GB Rs 16,999 Rs 17,999 Rs 17,999
8GB + 128GB Rs 18,999 Rs 19,999 Rs 19,999

As we can see from the table above, the POCO and Redmi offerings come in three configurations with different base variants. The POCO M4 Pro 5G starts at Rs 14,999 for 4GB + 64GB variant. The top two variants are 6GB and 8GB with 128GB storage priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999, respectively.

The Redmi Note 11T 5G, on the other hand, is available in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 128GB storage for Rs 16,999, Rs 17,99, and Rs 18,999, respectively. On the other hand, the Realme 8S 5G is available in the same two configurations as the 128GB variants of the other two and is priced identical to Redmi Note 11T 5G.

Considering POCO M4 Pro is a more value for money proposition for the top-end models and offers a cheaper base variant, it bags this round.

Winner: POCO M4 Pro 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: availability in India

Realme 8s 5G

Realme 8s 5G comes in Universe Blue and Universe Purple colours

The POCO M4 Pro 5G is available only on Flipkart and can be purchased in Cool Blue, Power Black, and POCO Yellow colours. The Redmi Note 11T 5G can be purchased from Amazon India, Mi India official online store, major retail stores, and Mi Home stores in India. It’s available in Aquamarine Blue, Matte Black, and Stardust White. The Realme 8s 5G is also widely available from the official online store, Flipkart, Amazon India, and major retail stores in India. It can be purchased in either Universe Blue or Universe Purple colours.

Winner: Tie between Redmi Note 11T 5G and Realme 8s 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: display

POCO M4 Pro 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G features a 50MP dual-camera setup

Coming to the display, both POCO M4 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G feature a 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 240Hz touch sampling rate. The Realme 8s 5G comes with a smaller 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate but up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. Additionally, the POCO M4 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G feature a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer, which is missing on the Realme 8s 5g.

Winner: Tie between POCO M4 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: performance and software

Redmi Note 11T 5G

Redmi Note 11T 5G features a 90Hz display

Coming to the performance, all three smartphones are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. These smartphones offer up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. On the software front, all three boot Android 11 with Realme 8S featuring Realme UI 2.0 and the other two shipping with MIUI 12.

This round boils down to Realme 8s 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G because of the virtual RAM expansion. The former offers RAM expansion up to 5GB, whereas the latter only supports up to 3GB.

Winner: Realme 8s 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: cameras

All three smartphones in contention here ship with a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The Redmi Note 11T 5G and POCO M4 Pro 5G have a similar 50-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear panel. And Realme 8s 5G comes with a 64-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel setup. While Realme 8s 5G has more cameras, the 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor on the other two is more useful than the 2-megapixel duo.

Winner: Tie between POCO M4 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: battery

All three smartphones here ship with a 5,000mAh battery, which is impressive. The POCO M4 Pro 5G, the Redmi Note 11T 5G and Realme 8s 5G also support 33W fast charging.

POCO M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8S 5G: conclusion

It’s evident here that the Redmi Note 11T 5G is the strongest contender with a virtual RAM extension, powerful cameras, good specs, and fast charging. The POCO M4 Pro 5G has identical specs and if you don’t need the extra RAM, the POCO M4 Pro 5G actually comes out ahead. Lastly, the Realme 8s 5G offers the highest virtual RAM support and a cleaner Realme UI, which many might prefer over the MIUI 12.5.

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Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.