Poco M3 and Nokia 5.4 are powered by the same chipset.
Nokia 5.4 is available at a starting price of Rs 13,999.
Poco M3 uses a 6000mAh battery.
Nokia 5.4 is available for purchase in India starting today. In essence, the Nokia 5.4 is a typical upper budget-segment device from the company, offering a clean Android experience and a decent amount of power under the hood. Starting at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and going up to Rs 15,499 for the model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, the Nokia 5.4 represents the company's latest bet for this crucial price segment.
However, before it can be called a success, the Nokia 5.4 will have to fend off competition from a number of rivals that already populate the market. One of these is the Poco M3. The phone is among the most popular smartphones in the price bracket, offering comparable specs to the Nokia 5.4, albeit at a more affordable price point.
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3: Price
As mentioned above, the Poco M3 is the more affordable device at a price of Rs 10,999 for the entry-level variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. There's also a higher-priced variant retailing for Rs 11,999. It offers the same amount of RAM paired to 128GB of storage.
In comparison, the Nokia 5.4 is a little pricey starting at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant and going up to Rs 15,499 for 6GB+64GB one. Available on Flipkart and Nokia's website, the phone is up for purchase in Polar Night and Dusk colour options.
Nokia 5.4 comes with a 6.39-inch display.
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3: Design and display
The Nokia 5.4 is the lighter of the two devices at 181 grams and is more compact in size at 161x76x8.7 mm. The Poco M3 is heavier and slightly bigger at 162x77x9.6 mm and 198 grams in weight.
Part of the reason why the latter is bigger is its 6.53-inch display. In comparison, the Nokia 5.4 flaunts a 6.39-inch panel. This panel is also inferior to the one on the Poco M3 as it's an HD+ display running at a fixed resolution of 720×1,560 pixels. The panel's aspect ratio is 19:5:9 and it offers 400nits brightness. The Poco M3 offers a slightly better IPS LCD Full HD+ panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 395 PPI.
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3: What's under the hood?
The Poco M3 hides beneath its display a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC that's been paired to 6GB of RAM and depending on the variant of your choice either 64GB or 128GB of storage. This is expandable using a microSD card of up to 512GB. For the software, the phone runs a tweaked variant of the MIUI 12 based on Android 10, called the Poco Launcher.
The Nokia 5.4 also uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset paired to 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB storage. This is further expandable up to 512GB using a microSD card. The phone runs Android 10 OS out-of-the-box.
Poco M3 comes with a triple-lens camera set-up at the back.
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3: Cameras
The Nokia 5.4 features a quad camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary lens sat next to a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. This hardware can record videos in 4K at 30FPS and 1080p at 30FPS. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout.
Contrarily, the Poco M3 brings with itself a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the notch. The rear camera set-up also records videos in 1080p at 30FPS.
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3: Battery
The Nokia 5.4 is kept alive using a 4,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging. In comparison, the Poco M3 is fitted with a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Even though we haven't compared the battery performance on both the phones yet, the on-paper numbers clearly show that the Poco M3 should offer a better battery life and faster-charging speeds.