Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 13 Pro in various global markets, starting with India. Following closely behind is the release of the Poco X6. Despite their different names, these smartphones are actually very similar, with the main differences lying in their primary cameras and rear finishes.
Poco X6 5G
The Poco X6 comes with a downgraded 64MP main camera compared to the 200MP snapper on the Redmi. This single hardware change allows the Poco X6 to be sold at a much cheaper price point. In fact, the Poco X6 is exclusively available for purchase online.
In India, the base variant of the Poco X6 5G starts at ₹21,999 for the 8GB + 256GB memory configuration. The higher variant with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage retails at ₹24,999.
On the other hand, the Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G starts at a higher price of ₹25,999 and its base variant is limited to 128GB storage and 8GB RAM. There is no 512GB version available for the Redmi Note 13 Pro.
The higher memory variants of the Redmi Note 13 Pro, with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, are priced at ₹27,999 and ₹29,999 respectively.
Considering the pricing, the Poco X6 seems like a better deal compared to the Redmi Note 13 Pro if you don’t prioritize the higher-megapixel camera. However, it’s important to note that the Poco X6 is only available for purchase online, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro can be bought both online and offline.
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
Moving on to the specifications of these devices, both the Redmi Note 13 Pro and Poco X6 feature a 6.67-inch centered punch-hole OLED display. The display offers a resolution of 2712 x 1220 pixels (1.5K), a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Additionally, the screen supports 1920Hz PWM dimming, 1800 nits peak brightness, and Dolby Vision.
In terms of camera capabilities, both devices feature a triple camera system consisting of an 8MP ultrawide unit and a 2MP macro snapper. The primary camera is a 200MP sensor on the Redmi Note 13 Pro and a 64MP sensor on the Poco X6. Both devices also have the same selfie camera.
Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 5G capability, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, and USB Type-C. Additionally, both devices come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos-supported dual stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Lastly, both the Redmi Note 13 Pro and Poco X6 are equipped with a 5,100mAh battery that supports 67W wired charging.
In conclusion, the Redmi Note 13 Pro and Poco X6 are very similar smartphones, with the main differences being their primary cameras and pricing. The Poco X6 offers a more affordable option for those who don’t require a higher-megapixel camera. However, it’s worth considering that the Poco X6 is only available for purchase online, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro can be bought both online and offline.