The mid-range is more interesting than ever, its characteristics undoubtedly no longer have much to envy to certain high-priced mobiles that we find in the market, and they satisfy our needs more than ever. Two good examples are LITTLE M3 Pro 5G Y Samsung Galaxy A 22 5G, which offer very powerful features for very little money.
Getting a 5G mobile today is more affordable than ever, as we have seen in recent months, in which we have known phones that have cost even less than 200 euros, when until not long ago it was necessary to pay a minimum of 600 euros to have a phone with this connectivity. Today precisely these before two of the mobiles with this cheapest connectivity.
Screen and dimensions
In this aspect we are facing two phones that offer us a somewhat different size, and also somewhat different weights. For example in the LITTLE we have an IPS screen of 6.5 inch with resolution Full HD +, which also has a refresh rate of 90Hz and a perforated camera on the screen. On the opposite side is a larger screen of 6.6 inch with resolution Full HD +, TFT technology and a refresh rate of 90Hz with a drop-shaped notch.
Therefore we are facing two mobiles that have a high refresh rate, as well as a similar size, although in the POCO there is more screen available as it does not have a notch. On the dimensions, the mobile of Xiaomi is more compact, with 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm and a weight of 190 grams, while the Samsung measures somewhat more, 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm and is also heavier with 203 grams having the same battery.
Performance and memory
In general we are facing two phones that in many respects are like two drops of water, in the case of performance something similar happens, since we run into the same processor in both models. These are two mid-range phones with 5G, connectivity that they have thanks to the processor MediaTek Dimensity 700, which is the one that also provides great performance for the mid-range. The models that we have chosen to compare are the cheapest in both cases, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which in turn is expandable via microSD cards.
Therefore, in this aspect, we undoubtedly run into almost identical performance between the two phones, which will only vary depending on the layer of personalization they have. In the case of POCO we have the operating system Android 11 under the MIUI 12 customization layer, which is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Like the one that comes with the A22, a phone that also has Android 11, although in this case with the popular One UI 3.1 layer. Obviously both phones will receive their respective updates to Android 12 and 13 in the next two years. Therefore a performance section where the two phones prove to be very solvent.
The same happens to us in this section, since in both cases we find almost the same camera in absolute terms. They both have a triple rear camera, which has a 48-megapixel main sensor, in both cases with an aperture of f / 1.8. There are differences in the macro sensor, since in the case of the Xiaomi mobile it is 2 megapixels with f / 2.4 aperture while in the Samsung it is 5 megapixels with f / 2.2 aperture. . In the case of the depth sensor, both have the same, a 2 megapixel that has an aperture of f / 2.4.
At the time of recording video, we check that They both do it at the same Full HD resolution1080p in the case of the POCO and 1152p when we talk about the Samsung, so the differences are quite limited in this regard. In front, the camera of the M3 Pro 5G is 8 megapixels and has an aperture of f / 2.2, while the Samsung for its part has an exactly the same sensor, with the same specifications. So except in the case of the macro sensor, which has a higher resolution in the A22, the reality is that in the photographic aspect the two phones are almost identical.
Battery and connectivity
These two are quite important aspects in any phone, and especially in the case of the battery, it can be a determining factor when choosing one model or another. In this case, the truth is that, as in other aspects, we have come across the same batteries, with an identical capacity of 5000mAhAlthough when it comes to charging, fast charging is somewhat different. In the Little we have a somewhat faster of 18W, while the Samsung offers 15W, so the differences should not be too noticeable between them.
If we look at the connectivity, we see that the two come quite complete, starting with their Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual band, which offers us the possibility of connecting to the 5G Wi-Fi networks of our home. In the Bluetooh connectivity we find the standard 5.1 in the POCO and the 5.0 in the Samsung. Both have GPS and A-GPS, while it offers us a USB type C connector to charge the battery. Both have the fingerprint reader integrated into the side power button, something that has become a trend in recent months after having been somewhat marginal in Sony phones for many years.
Both also offer us the possibility of making mobile payments, thanks to the NFC connectivity, so in this aspect the functionality is maximum. In the case of POCO, it must be remembered that it also has an infrared port like all Xiaomi, with which we can control thousands of devices that work with one of these controls.
Price and conclusion
We are facing two terminals that undoubtedly offer many similar characteristics, almost identical in some cases, so we could place the two at the same level except for minute details. In the case of LITTLE we must recognize that we have a size more compact, screen more attractive, with camera perforated, while the load is somewhat faster, we cannot find greater advantages since it is very similar to its rival. In the case of Samsung stands out for a camera that has a best macro sensor, with more resolution, there are not many more differences.
Therefore we have to opt for one or the other based on its price, which is where we really see differences. Because while he LITTLE M3 Pro 5G we can currently buy it from 145 euros, which is almost a gift for a 5G mobile, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G we can buy it for a starting price, at least on Amazon, of 229 euros. Therefore we are talking about 80 euros of difference that are undoubtedly capital to opt for the Poco. A mobile that stands out for offering practically the same as its rival, but for a much more adjusted price.