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Lenovo K12 Note vs POCO M3 Specs Comparison

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Today, we have the Lenovo K12 Note going head-to-head against the POCO M3 for a new under PHP 8K specs comparison. Let's see who offers better value!
Lenovo K12 Note vs POCO M3 Specs Comparison
Lenovo K12 Note vs POCO M3

Lenovo K12 Note vs POCO M3 Specs Comparison

DeviceLenovo K12 NotePOCO M3
Display6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD (IPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi6.53-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi
CPU
2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor
2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 610Adreno 610
RAM4GB4GB LPDDR4X
ROM128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)64GB UFS 2.1/128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera48MP f/1.79 w/ AF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash48MP f/1.79 w/ AF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera8MP f/2.28MP f/2.05
Battery
5,000mAh w/ 20W Fast Charge
6,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OSAndroid 10
Android 10 w/ MIUI 12
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Galileo, dual SIM
WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, water-repellant coating, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Forest Green, Sapphire Blue
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, Splash-proof nano-coating, Hi-Res audio, stereo speakers, dual-mic, USB-C, Colors: Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, Power Black
Dimensions165.21 x 75.73 x 9.18 mm162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm
Weight
200 g
198 g
PricePHP 6,990
PHP 6,990 (4GB/64GB), PHP 7,990 (4GB/128GB)


Bang-for-the-buck fight

Lenovo K12 Note
Lenovo K12 Note

Build/Design
- The two devices using polycarbonate materials for the backplate and the frame. The front panels are made out of glass. POCO M3 has a textured back while the K12 Note seems to have a glossy finish. The design of the POCO M3 is more unique-looking for us. The Lenovo K12 Note has a small square camera bump.

Display - The Lenovo K12 Note has a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD (IPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi pixel density.

POCO M3 has a 6.53-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protected LCD (LTPS) screen with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution and 395 ppi pixel density.

Both devices have similar-sized screens but the POCO M3 takes the lead with its FHD+ resolution versus Lenovo K12 Note's HD+ resolution.
POCO M3
POCO M3

Specs - For performance, Lenovo K12 Note has an 11nm 2.0GHz Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB, 128GB expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charge.

POCO M3 has a 2.0GHz 11nm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM,  up to 128GB UFS 2.2 expandable storage, and a 6,000mAh with 18W  fast charging.

Both have the same CPU and GPU. If we are talking about the specs in the same price range, the Lenovo K12 Note takes a slight lead in storage as it has a base 128GB expandable storage compared to 64GB for the POCO M3. 

For the batteries, POCO M3 wins with a 6,000mAh capacity while Lenovo has a faster 20W fast charge.

Cameras - The Lenovo K12 Note has a triple-camera setup with a  48MP f/1.79 w/ AF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. For selfies, there's a 8MP f/2.2 sensor.

POCO M3 has a triple-camera setup with 48MP f/1.79 w/ AF + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash. For selfies, it has an 8MP f/2.05 sensor.

It is a tie in terms of the rear camera and selfie camera specs here.

Other features - Lenovo K12 Note WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Galileo, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, water-repellant coating, dual-mic, USB-C.

The POCO M3 has WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, IR Blaster, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Splash-proof nano-coating, Hi-Res audio, stereo speakers, and USB-C.

Both devices are running Android 10 out of the box.

Lenovo K12 Note advantages - better base storage size, faster charging
POCO M3 advantages - FHD+ screen, more extra features

Our thoughts

Focusing on the PHP 6,990 variant, the Lenovo K12 Note makes a case for itself. It has the same CPU and GPU, bigger storage at the price, and faster charging. It also has the same cameras.

However, POCO M3 has a better screen and a bigger battery capacity.

In conclusion, based on specs, the real winner is us, the consumers.

What do you guys think?
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