POCO F6 and POCO X6 Pro compared: what are the differences?

The POCO F6 recently launched as India’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset-powered phone. Retailing around Rs 30,000, the device has big shoes to fill as it competes in the competitive price segment. 

In this price range, the POCO X6 Pro, with its MediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra, is the best alternative to the POCO F6. Let’s see how well the POCO F6 fairs against the POCO X6 Pro. 

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: specs at a glance



POCO X6 Pro 


6.67-inch 1.5K AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits, 446ppi, 1220×2712 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

6.67-inch 1.5K AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 1800 nits, 446ppi, 1220×2712 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5


160.5 x 74.5 x 8 mm

160.5 x 74.3 x 8.3 mm





Android 14-based HyperOS

Android 14-based HyberOS

Rear camera

50MP primary, 8MP ultrawide

64MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro

Front-facing camera

20MP selfie shooter

16MP selfie snapper

Video capture

4K at 60fps

4K at 40fps


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3

MediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra

Battery & charging

5,000mAh battery, 90W charging

5,000mAh battery, 67W charging


8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB UFS 4.0 storage

8GB/12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB UFS 4.0 storage 


Black, Green, Titanium

Black, Yellow, Gray

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: price in India



Rs 29,999 for 8GB/256GB

Rs 26,999 for 8GB/256GB

Rs 31,999 for 12GB/256GB

Rs 33,999 for 12GB/512GB

Rs 28,999 for 12GB/512GB

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: design

The POCO F6 has a plastic unibody design, flat edges, and a textured, shimmery back panel. The phone is lightweight and comfortable for extended use, weighing only 179 grams. Additionally, it’s IP64-rated for dust and water resistance.

The POCO X6 Pro boasts a prominent camera deco that protrudes slightly, preventing wobbling when placed flat and has curved sides for a comfortable grip. At 179g, it’s lighter and should be more comfortable using one hand. However, it won’t be a good idea to expose it to heavy rain, as the handset is only IP54 certified.

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: display

The POCO F6 features a 6.7-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with 2,400 nits peak brightness, ensuring excellent readability in direct sunlight. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the display and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for an enhanced viewing experience. 

The POCO X6 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, peak brightness of 1,800 nits, and Gorilla Glass 5. You also get Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support.

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: performance

The POCO F6 (review) performs excellently, scoring over 1,500,000 on AnTuTu and achieving impressive Geekbench scores of 1,930 (single-core) and 5,017 (multi-core). Despite significant throttling during the Burnout CPU throttle test, this was not noticeable in real-world usage. 

The phone handled heavy multitasking and demanding games like BGMI, Call of Duty, and Real Racing 3 smoothly. After 30 minutes of gaming, the device heated up by about 15 degrees but maintained a stutter-free and frame-drop-free experience. 

The POCO X6 Pro (review) also delivers impressive benchmark scores, with 1,331,887 on AnTuTu, 1,355 (single-core), and 4,315 (multi-core) on Geekbench. In the CPU throttle test, it performs at 81 percent of its peak output without significant heating. The POCO X6 Pro handles BGMI at maximum graphics and frame rate settings without hiccups or frame drops. Although it warms up slightly with extended use, it maintains reasonable thermal control. 

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: cameras

The POCO F6 (review) features a 50MP OIS Sony IMX882 primary sensor and an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 119-degree field of view. While the ultra-wide lens has consistent colour calibration with the primary sensor, it suffers from edge warping and lacks detail.

The 20MP front camera captures nearly accurate skin tones in daylight but has underwhelming facial detail and noticeable smoothing. The portrait mode has good edge detection, but the bokeh effect can appear unnatural. Low-light images have more noise and less detail, and while night mode reduces noise, it further compromises detail.

The POCO X6 Pro features a 64MP primary camera with OIS and EIS for improved stability, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro camera, and a 16MP front camera. It produces sharp images even in low light but with some noise and underwhelming detail exposure. Macro shots are acceptable in good lighting, and selfies are pleasing but smooth out facial details. The portrait mode needs better edge detection.

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: battery and charging

The POCO F6 is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery. It scored 11 hours and 42 minutes on the PCMark battery test. However, after 30 minutes of heavy gaming, the battery life dropped by 24 percent. Despite this, the phone can easily last a day on a single charge. It comes with a 90W in-box charger that can charge the device from 20 to 100 percent in about 30 minutes.

The POCO X6 Pro also features a 5,000mAh battery with 67W Turbo Charging. It charges from 0 to 100 percent in approximately 40-45 minutes and lasts an entire day, even with gaming. Users can expect 5-6 hours of screen-on time with daily activities. The POCO X6 Pro scored 12 hours and 25 minutes in the PC Mark battery test.

POCO F6 vs POCO X6 Pro: software

POCO F6 and POCO X6 Pro come with HyperOS, based on Android 14, straight out of the box. Both devices will receive three years of major software updates and four years of security updates. 


Considering every aspect of both phones and their asking price, the POCO F6 seems a better pick over the POCO X6 Pro in almost every use case. However, all this comes with a higher price tag than the POCO X6 Pro. Thus, if you’re on a tight budget, picking the POCO X6 Pro won’t disappoint you as you won’t miss out on much.