Xiaomi’s sub-brand, POCO, just released its latest midrange offering to the market.

The POCO M2 Pro was launch in India as a roughly rebranded version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro global variant. Sitting in the sub INR13,999 (~Php9,200), it offers a couple of features that justify its price tag.

But, that’s not your only option in this category. One of Xiaomi’s biggest competitors, Realme, also has a top contender in this price range with the Realme 6.


Just like the former, it comes with a set of specs and features that you’d rarely see in this segment.

With that, here in our POCO M2 Pro versus Realme 6 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which between these below INR15,000 devices is right for you. Let’s start.

POCO M2 ProRealme 6
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Android 10
Realme UI
Dual standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.67-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
6.5-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
90.6% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
Processor2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core
GPUAdreno 618Mali G76 GPU
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
Front Camera16-megapixel
Night mode
Night selfie
120fps slow-mo selfie
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
5-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
4K video recording
Ultra Nightscape mode
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EIS stabilization
64-megapixel (f1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
2-megapixel (portrait)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
4K video recording
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super NightScape 2.0
Slow-mo video
AudioHeadphone jack
Ultra-linear speaker
Headphone jack
Single loudspeaker
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE, VoLTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1
IR blaster
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
Dimensions165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8mm162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9mm
BodyFront: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Back: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
P2i splash proof
Front: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Back: Plastic
Splash resistant
ColorsTwo Shades of Black
Out of the Blue
Green and Greener
Comet White
Comet Blue
33W fast charger included
4,300mAh battery
30W Flash Charge
PriceIndia (PH direct conversion)
4GB/64GB: INR13,999 (~Php9,200)
6GB/64GB: INR14,999 (~Php9,900)
6GB/128GB: INR16,999 (~Php11,200)
4GB/64GB: INR12,999
6GB/128GB: INR14,999
8GB/128GB: INR15,999
4GB/128GB: Php11,990
8GB/128GB: Php13,990


Weather a phone looks good or not will depend on your personal preference. But to help you decide which one is better, we’ll give you the facts.

Realme 6

The Realme 6 is available in Comet White and Comet Blue, The namesake came from the unique reflection on the back, which looks like a striking comet from the universe.

On the other hand, the POCO M2 Pro inherits the design of its Redmi siblings. We’ll spare you the mouthful names: it’s available in Black, Blue, and Green.


But if you’re all about durability, then you might prefer the M2 Pro better. It’s sandwiched with a sturdy Gorilla Glass 5, while the former only has Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and plastic on the back. Although, both devices come with splash resistance for minor water contact.


One of the Realme 6 and 6 Pro’s bragging right is their smooth 90Hz refresh rate. It will basically make everything smoother and faster than the traditional 60Hz screen that normal smartphones like the POCO M2 Pro have.


Both devices has a similar size of about 6.6-inches. But, it goes without saying that the Realme 6 won this round. We also like how its punch-hole is in the corner, instead of in the middle where it’s a little distracting.


The Snapdragon 720G of the POCO M2 Pro is newer than the Helio G90T of the Realme 6. But despite that fact, benchmark tests reveal that MediaTek’s mid-range chipset is still more powerful than Qualcomm’s.


Partner that with the Realme 6’s 90Hz screen and you’d be getting a faster and smoother performance out of this.

But since the Snapdragon 720G is the newer chipset, it gets to have the latest Bluetooth 5.1. It’s also built in a smaller 8nm process, while the Helio G90T is at 12nm. This translates to better power efficiency and less overheating.



Another win for the Realme 6. As you saw in our specs comparison table above, it boasts a 64-megapixel main camera, while the POCO M2 Pro only has a 48-megapixel main sensor. It also comes with a 120fps slow-mo selfie that’s cool to play with.

Realme 6

But if you really want to get the POCO device, and you don’t mind settling with a 48-megapixel main camera, then you’d be glad to know that both phones share identical 16-megapixel selfie cameras, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and extra macro and depth sensors.


Here’s a clear win for the POCO M2 Pro. As you can see, it has a bigger 5,000mAh battery than the 4,300mAh of the Realme 6. Since it uses a regular 60Hz screen, you can expect even better longevity out of this.

Xiaomi also won by an inch with its 33W fast charger, while the competition has 30W.



The Realme 6 offers a faster screen, better cameras, and a processor that should handle most games and heavy workload better. The best part is, at a starting price of INR12,999, which cost less than the INR13,999 SRP of the competition. Both comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.


However, the extra INR1,000 on the POCO M2 Pro entitles you to a sturdier build, bigger battery, faster charging, and a processor that is — although may lag behind in performance a little — more power-efficient and has newer connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and even an IR blaster.

We still don’t know if the POCO M2 Pro will arrive in the Philippines, but considering that it’s bigger brother F2 Pro is now here, there’s a good chance that it will also come soon.

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