Weekly poll results: the Poco M3 Pro 5G needs to prove that it is better than its 4G siblings
You can get a 5G phone on a budget, but how many people actually want a budget 5G phone? Judging by last week’s poll, there are a large number of people interested in next-generation network technology, but the Poco M3 Pro is not necessarily their choice of 5G phone.
Some already snatched one during the early bird deal that beat € 20 off the price – in this segment it’s a significant discount. But now that the deal is over, people are holding on until the reviews come out.
Others are not waiting, they have already settled on other 5G models that they like better. But it may not be the 5G phones that the M3 Pro really competes with. In the comments, many picked up the Poco X3 (do not forget the NFC version), which costs about the same but has a better screen and camera, more premium build and faster charging, as it is only 4G, it is not considered much of a problem .
People were not very happy that the Poco M3 Pro is really a Redmi Note 10 5G with a different back panel. Worse yet, some worried that the two phones might not be as identical as they initially seemed – does the Redmi-branded phone get better software that supports the Poco-branded one? If we look at previous models, e.g. Poco M2 Pro and Redmi Note 9S (which are almost identical), we see that Redmi got Android 11 in February, while Poco is still waiting. In January, a Poco director said it would come in “a few weeks”, but in April it was still in the testing phase and it is not back yet.
In any case, we would not count the Poco M3 Pro out yet. Poco has shipped over 3.2 million units of vanilla M3, and the two are not that far apart in terms of price. Further down, as the early bird deal is over, of course, but we doubt it’s the only discount the Pro will ever get.
Unless you think the vanilla M3 is better than the M3 Pro – soon we will have more to say about the matter as we have just received a Pro for review (and we have already reviewed the vanilla model).