Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Same interiors, contrasting exteriors! Which one to buy?

    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Both are based on the Chinese Redmi Note 11 5G! Which one should you buy then?
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Feb 16 2022, 07:39 PM IST
    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Poco seems to have offered a much better offering this time.
    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Poco seems to have offered a much better offering this time. (HT Tech)
    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Poco seems to have offered a much better offering this time.
    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Poco seems to have offered a much better offering this time. (HT Tech)

    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G! Both these phones are based on the Chinese Redmi Note 11 5G! And both are selling for similar prices in India. Then which one should you pick? Other than the design, both of these phones are essentially the same. The Poco with a lower RAM and storage variant starts at a lower price, thereby making it the most affordable smartphone with a Dimensity 810 chip.

    The Redmi Note 11T 5G, on the other hand, comes as standard with 6GB RAM on the base model and hence, is more expensive than its predecessor. We had reviewed the phone last November and were left impressed with the overall package. For an affordable 5G phone, it does a lot of things right. However, it isn’t as nice as the Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S 4G models that launched just a few weeks ago.

    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: The Similarities

    Redmi Note 11T 5G relies on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset. 
    Redmi Note 11T 5G relies on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset.  (Amritanshu/HT Tech)
    Redmi Note 11T 5G relies on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset. 
    Redmi Note 11T 5G relies on the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset.  (Amritanshu/HT Tech)

    -Both the Poco and Redmi have the same 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of Full HD+, a variable refresh rate of up to 90Hz, and DCI-P3 colour gamut. Both have the camera cutout right in the center.

    -The Dimensity 810 powers both these phones. This is a fairly capable entry-level chip that supports 5G connectivity and can do some decent quality of gaming as well.

    -Both ship with Android 11 out of the box. While Redmi offers the standard MIUI 12.5 interface with lesser pre-loaded apps, Poco offers its customised Poco Launcher on top with a different icon pack and more bloatware.

    -A 5000mAh battery services both the Poco M4 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11T 5G. The 33W charger does a 0-100 percent refill in just around an hour. We expect the same case to be with the Poco M4 Pro 5G.

    - Another common factor is the camera setup. A 50MP main camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera sits on the rear, performing decently in daylight. The 16MP front camera takes care of selfies and video calls.

    - Both phones feature a dedicated stereo speaker setup along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: The Differences

    Poco M4 Pro 5G has a new design reminiscent of the Poco M3.
    Poco M4 Pro 5G has a new design reminiscent of the Poco M3. (Poco)
    Poco M4 Pro 5G has a new design reminiscent of the Poco M3.
    Poco M4 Pro 5G has a new design reminiscent of the Poco M3. (Poco)

    -The biggest one is all about the design. The Redmi Note 11T 5G goes for a fancy look with matter gradient paintjob and shiny camera bits. The Poco M4 Pro 5G looks more like a toy with its pastel colours and the large rectangular decal around the camera.

    - The other one is with regards to the price. With a 4GB/64GB base variant, the Poco M4 Pro 5G starts at Rs. 14,999, thereby making it more affordable. The 6GB/128GB variant costs Rs. 16,999 while the 8GB/128GB variant costs Rs. 18,999. The Redmi Note 11T 5G starts at Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant but is Rs. 1,000 more expensive than the Poco for the other two storage variants.

    Poco M4 Pro 5G vs Redmi Note 11T 5G: Which one should you buy?

    Get the Poco M4 Pro 5G if you want to save a few bucks and want some dashing looks on your everyday affordable 5G phone. Go for the Redmi Note 11T 5G if you seek a cleaner MIUI experience and a more elegant design.

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    First Published Date: 16 Feb, 07:38 PM IST
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