Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Poco X2: Which device should you buy?

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India as the successor of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device competes with the likes of the Poco X2 and the Realme 6 Pro. To recall, the Poco X2 is the first smartphone from the independent Poco brand.

In this post, we will compare the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Poco X2 to help you decide which device to go for.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Poco X2: Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxPricePoco X2Price
6GB + 64GB₹14,9996GB + 64GB₹15,999
6GB + 128GB₹16,9996GB + 128GB₹16,999
8GB + 128GB₹18,9998GB + 256GB₹19,999

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The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available from Amazon India, Mi online store and Mi Home stores from March 25 in Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black colour options.

On the other hand, the Poco X2 is available exclusively from Flipkart in Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple and Phoenix Red colour options.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Poco X2: Specifications

DeviceXiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxPoco X2
Display size6.67-inch6.67-inch
Resolution2400 x 1080 pixels2400 x 1080 pixels
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
ProtectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Android versionAndroid 10, MIUI 11Android 10, MIUI 11
ChipsetSnapdragon 720GSnapdragon 730G
Rear camera64MP primary64MP primary
8MP ultra-wide8MP ultra-wide
5MP macro2MP depth sensor
2MP depth sensor2MP macro sensor
Selfie camera32MP20MP primary
-2MP depth sensor
Fingerprint sensorSide-mountedSide-mounted
Battery5,020mAh4,500mAh
Fast charge33W27W

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Poco X2: Display

The main highlight of the Poco X2 is its 120Hz high refresh rate display, which is a first for a budget device in the country. The high refresh rate allows smoother animations and a better viewing experience.

On the other hand, the Realme Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a regular 60Hz LCD display. It has a center punch-hole design which is similar to the recently launched Galaxy S20.

In terms of display, the Poco X2 is ahead of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max due to the 120Hz display. Apart from this, both the devices have similar displays.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Poco X2: Design

Coming to the design, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a premium design. It has a glass back with a metallic frame and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device sports a rectangular camera module which has a significant bump.

The Poco X2 features a 3D curved design with Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the back. The quad camera setup is placed in a rectangular module with a circle design around it. It sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Verdict
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and the Poco X2 are quite close in terms of specifications and have been priced competitively. While the Redmi Note 9 Pro features a better design, bigger battery and faster charging, the Poco X2 offers a better display, powerful processor and improved cameras.

See also:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max vs Realme 6 Pro: Which device to go for?

Poco X2 vs Realme X2 Phone: Battle for the best budget smartphone in India

Poco X2 review: Poco makes a super-smooth comeback
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