POCO X4 Pro 5G vs Realme 9 Pro: Which ‘Pro’ should you go for?

Both smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and offer up to 8GB RAM.

POCO X4 Pro 5G smartphone was announced earlier today with a 120Hz AMOLED display, triple rear cameras, and an affordable price tag. It’s the successor to the POCO X3 Pro from last year and gets hardware upgrades along with a new design. POCO India has announced the pricing and availability of the smartphone as well. The phone uses the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, which is also found on other phones such as Realme 9 Pro. Therefore, we decided to compare the smartphone with the Realme competitor to see which one’s a better deal. In this POCO X4 Pro 5G vs Realme 9 Pro comparison, we will take a look at the price, specifications, design, and more. Let’s get started.

POCO X4 Pro vs Realme 9 Pro: price in India

ModelVariantPrice
POCO X4 Pro 5G6GB + 64GBRs 18,999
6GB + 128GBRs 19,999
8GB + 128GBRs 21,999
Realme 9 Pro6GB + 128GBRs 17,999
8GB + 128GBRs 20,999


The POCO X4 Pro 5G is available in India in three RAM+storage capacities. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is priced at Rs 18,999. For Rs 19,999, you will get 128GB storage alongside the 6GB RAM. The top variant gets 8GB RAM and 128GB storage at Rs 21,999. The phone will be available for purchase via Flipkart starting April 5th and offer three color options – POCO Yellow, Laser Black, and Laser Blue. 

Coming to the Realme 9 Pro, this smartphone starts at Rs 17,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. For 8GB RAM, you’ll have to shell out Rs 20,999. It’s available for purchase online in Midnight Black, Aurora Green, and Sunrise Blue color options. 

Looking at the pricing, the Realme 9 Pro seems to be a better deal. Now, let’s compare the specifications, design, and other features to find out which one is worth the price. 

POCO X4 Pro 5G vs Realme 9 Pro: Design, specifications, and features

Design

POCO’s latest smartphones have unique designs, and that’s the case with the latest X4 Pro 5G. From the front, and the sides, the phone resembles the Redmi Note 11 Pro series. That’s not really a surprise since the X4 Pro 5G is basically a rebranded Note 11 Pro+ with subtle design changes and different color options. The POCO phone has a centrally located punch-hole cutout on the front with slim bezels and a noticeable chin. It has flat sides with the volume and the power button on the right side. At the back, the phone features a large camera module that spreads across the top part of the phone with the POCO branding. A 5G symbol is placed at the bottom of the rear panel. The phone is available in POCO Yellow, Laser Black, and Laser Blue colours. 

POCO X4 Pro design

The Realme 9 Pro, on the other hand, has a rather simple design. It features a punch-hole cutout on the front, which is placed at the top left corner. The power button with the fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side, whereas the volume buttons are on the left. At the back, a rectangular camera module houses a triple camera setup. The rear panel features a texture and the Realme logo. The sunrise blue and aurora green color options will definitely stand out more than the POCO X4 Pro 5G as it has a striking rear panel. 

Processor, storage, RAM

In the hardware department, both smartphones offer similar features. The POCO X4 Pro 5G and the Realme 9 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. This processor should offer enough performance for all kinds of tasks, including gaming. Both devices offer a maximum of 8GB RAM, but the POCO X4 Pro is available with three storage options. You get a maximum of 128GB of internal storage on both phones, and a microSD card slot is available for storage expansion. 

Display

Coming to the display, the POCO X4 Pro 5G has a better panel. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ resolution AMOLED display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and features a central punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. It gets slim bezels and a chin at the bottom. The display offers good brightness and a 360Hz touch response rate. 

Realme 9 Pro+ display

The Realme 9 Pro also offers similar display specs but comes with an LCD panel. Its 6.6-inch panel also gets a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The panel offers a 240Hz touch response rate. 

Cameras

Realme 9 Pro+ camera

Both smartphones feature a triple rear camera setup that comes with the same sensor set. They both get a primary 64-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide unit, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. For selfies, both phones use a 16-megapixel sensor housed inside a punch-hole cutout in the display. Since both phones have a very similar camera setup, we can expect similar camera performance from them.

Battery

The POCO X4 Pro 5G comes with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging, which can charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent in 41 mins. Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro also gets a large 5,000mAh battery, but only gets 33W fast charging support. 

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, both smartphones offer pretty much the same features. You get a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, 5G, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The POCO X4 Pro also gets an infrared port and FM Radio.

POCO X4 Pro 5G vs Realme 9 Pro: Verdict

The POCO X4 Pro 5G and the Realme 9 Pro are excellent mid-range 5G smartphones and share the same hardware when it comes to processor, RAM, and storage. The triple camera setups on both devices are also very similar. The difference arises in the type of display panel used, charging speeds, and price. The POCO X4 Pro offers an AMOLED screen whereas the Realme 9 Pro comes with an LCD panel. You get 67W charging on the POCO, while the Realme only offers up to 33W fast charging. The Realme 9 Pro is Rs 1,000 cheaper than the POCO offering, which is the only reason you might want to get this phone. If you’re okay with splurging another Rs 1,000, then you should probably get the new POCO X4 Pro 5G.