Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the POCO C3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 64GB) might be a slightly better choice.

POCO C3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 64GB) 
POCO C3 Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual
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Excellence Score
22.9
23.1
Value for Money Score
70.4
70.1
Price ₹ 7,999 onwards ₹ 8,202 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2020 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.53 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight Mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio G35Ranked #67 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439Ranked #88 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length; PDAF, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Macro camera, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor 13MP: 5P Lens; f/2.2 aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: 3P Lens; f/2.4 aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size, PDAF
Secondary Camera 5MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI Beautify 5.0, HDR, Screen flash, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Portrait selfies, Palm shutter F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes (Wireless)
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9 mmThick 9.4 mmThick
Weight 196 gmHeavy 188 gmMedium
Width 77.0 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well-built, sturdy design - the unique dual-tone ridged pattern similar to other Poco phones at the back looks really nice
  • The front carries a dew-drop notch with decent bezels, which works for the price
  • The textured back surface feels grippy and doesn't attract fingerprints
  • The Face Unlock works decently in well-lit surroundings (though it leaves you at the helm of the passcode at night)
  • It doesn't feel too thick or heavy even though it measures around 9mm and weighs 194g
  • Good 6.53-inch IPS HD+ display - the viewing angles and colours are pretty good, better than those of the Realme C12 and C15
  • The brightness is also adequate (though, it could have been better)
  • MIUI 11 is as feature rich as ever, the overall interface on the phone is user friendly - Android 10 is running beneath all the jazz
  • Decent entry-level performance from the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC - good for day-to-day tasks and can handle a bunch of light to medium apps at once (though, there's some noticeable stutter in the animations and opening apps at times)
  • Decent triple rear cameras for the price - a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • The quality of photos from the main camera is decent, given enough light - shots came out looking crisp and vivid
  • The macro camera works nicely, it produces usable photos in well-lit conditions for social media
  • Portrait mode works fairly well, even for objects
  • The 5MP selfie camera can produce decent selfies during the day - photos maintain good color, and exposure levels
  • Very good battery life - easily able to go about a day and half or even longer, on a single charge
  • The Poco C3 is a good smartphone for first-time buyers, or for those wanting a cheap secondary phone
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • It packs in plenty pre-installed bloatware, the ads are still here, it isn't the perfect user experience
  • The Redmi 9 really struggles in low light - details are generally weak when shooting at night
  • Video quality is strictly average
  • The phone doesn't support fast charging and an hour of charge could only fill the battery to 40-percent charge
  • Thought if you can spend little more, there are better options available from Xiaomi and Realme
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Expert Reviews
  1. The Poco C3 is a decent pick
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Poco C3 is a good smartphone for first-time buyers
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Poco C3 does not beat its competitors in terms of the performance on offer, but it does offer three cameras at the back and good battery life
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Poco C3 is an entry-level smartphone that gets you the basics at a low price tag
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A pocket-friendly phone
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
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