Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Which device is best?

In 2021, Samsung launched the Galaxy A32, and in 2020, Xiaomi released the Poco X3. Samsung’s phone is also in the midrange category, while Xiaomi’s phone is in the budget category. Here, to aid you to determine the better smartphone for your requirements, we compare and contrast Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3.

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Galaxy A32 Poco X3
Pros
Pros
  • Lighter-weight
  • Better quality Super AMOLED screen
  • 4K recording
  • Faster chipset
  • Higher battery capacity
  • Stereo speakers
  • Lower price
Cons
Cons
  • Plastic back
  • Large size
  • No Telephoto camera
  • No 4K video recording
  • No stereo speakers
  • Plastic back
  • Large size
  • Heavier
  • No OLED display
  • No Telephoto camera

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Specifications

Galaxy A32 Poco X3
CHIPSET
CHIPSET Mediatek Helio G80 Snapdragon 732G
CPU
CPU Octa-core Octa-core
GPU
GPU Mali-G52 MC2 Adreno 618
RAM
RAM 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB 6GB or 8GB
STORAGE
STORAGE 64GB or 128GB
MicroSD
64GB or 128GB
MicroSD
DISPLAY
DISPLAY Super AMOLED
6.4 inches
1080 x 2400
411 ppi
IPS LCD
6.67 inches
1080 x 2400
395 ppi
REAR CAMERA
REAR CAMERA 64 MP main
8 MP ultrawide
5 MP macro
5 MP depth
1080p@30fps
64 MP main
13 MP ultrawide
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
4K@30fps
FRONT CAMERA
FRONT CAMERA 20 MP selfie
1080p@30fps
20 MP selfie
1080p@30fps
BATTERY
BATTERY 5000 mAh
Fast Charging
6000 mAh
Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Design

The Galaxy A32 has a size of 158.9 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm with a weight of 184 g. On the other hand, Poco X3 is 165.3 x 76.8 x 10.1 mm in dimension and has a weight of 225 g. Each handset, thus, has a large size. Each phone is therefore not that easy to use with a single hand. Samsung’s phone also has a lower weight compared with the Xiaomi’s phone.

Because both devices use plastic for the back and the frame with glass as the material for the front, both only have low build quality.

With bezel-less front sides, both phones offer elegant looks and a bigger screen to body ratio.

Both handsets don’t have waterproofing. Thus, both devices are less durable, and around the water bodies, we ought to be careful.

Galaxy A32 is available in Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Black, and Awesome Blue colors. Poco X3, on the other hand, arrives in colors Cobalt Blue and Shadow Gray.

Overall, Galaxy A32 and Poco X3 are of comparable build quality. We can, hence, consider it a tie.

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Display

Galaxy A32 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. On the other hand, Poco X3 comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Both displays also have an aspect ratio of 20:9.

Each handset’s high-resolution display delivers vibrant colors. So, both of them are excellent for viewing videos. Each of them also gives wonderful graphics for gaming. Thanks to the OLED technology, the display of the Samsung’s phone also has a deep black color.

The display refresh rate of the A32 is 90Hz, while the refresh rate of the Poco X3 is 120Hz. The higher refresh rates allow for lively visuals on both phones.

Xiaomi’s phone also delivers a broader range of colors with HDR10.

Galaxy A32 display has a small notch at the top. On the other hand, the display of the Poco X3 comes with a small hole-punch at the top. However, they both are not that distracting.

Thanks to the better Super AMOLED technology, Galaxy A32 has a higher quality display than the Poco X3.

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Camera

Rear camera

Galaxy A32 features a 64 MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8 MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 5 MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 5 MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4. On the other hand, Poco X3 comes with a 64 MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.9, a 13 MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2 MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2 MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4.

The primary cameras of both handsets have similar photo quality. Both of them deliver great daytime image quality. Daytime photos have a higher amount of detail as well.

Both phones feature phase detection autofocus for the main camera. As a result, they both have fast and accurate focusing.

Both main cameras support HDR to take photos with a wider color range.

Xiaomi’s phone also features a Dual-LED flash at the back to illuminate a longer distance.

The ultrawide cameras of both phones provide a higher field of view. As a result, we can easily capture wide group photos and wide landscape photos with both of them.

The depth cameras of both phones capture the depth information required for the portrait mode. Because of these cameras, both phones support the bokeh effect in the portrait mode.

The main camera of the Galaxy A32 can capture 1080p videos at 30fps. On the other hand, Poco X3 main camera can record 4K videos at 30fps.

Both phones come with similar quality rear cameras. As a result, we can call this a tie.

Front camera

Each phone comes with a 20 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2.

Poco X3 selfie camera also supports an HDR mode to provide higher quality selfies.

Both phones are also capable of recording 1080p selfie videos at 30fps.

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Performance

Galaxy A32 uses the Mediatek Helio G80 chipset. It has an Octa-core CPU. On the other hand, Poco X3 uses the Snapdragon 732G chipset. It also has an Octa-core CPU. However, the CPU of the Snapdragon 732G has a higher processing power than the CPU of the Mediatek Helio G80.

The chipset of the Galaxy A32 has the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The chipset of the Poco X3, on the other hand, comes with the Adreno 618 GPU. Moreover, Adreno 618 provides a higher graphics performance than the Mali-G52 MC2.

The following diagram shows the AnTuTu V8 performance benchmarks for the two phones.

Samsung Galaxy A32

183264

Xiaomi Poco X3

278843

Both phones have an average CPU and GPU performance. Therefore, both of them support gaming at decent quality settings. They both also work well for day-to-day use.

Samsung’s phone has 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB of memory, whereas Xiaomi’s phone comes with 6GB or 8GB of memory.

Each phone also has either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Each of them also features expandable storage.

Thanks to the better chipset, Poco X3 has a better performance than the Galaxy A32.

Samsung Galaxy A32 vs Xiaomi Poco X3: Battery and charging

Galaxy A32 comes with a 5000 mAh battery. On the other hand, Poco X3 features a 6000 mAh battery. Xiaomi’s phone also provides a longer battery life thanks to the bigger battery.

Both phones also come with fast charging.

Sound comparison

Each phone features a 3.5 mm headphone jack and we can easily use our headphones with them.

Samsung’s phone has a single speaker and only provides a mono sound. On the other hand, Xiaomi’s phone comes with stereo speakers and provides better sound quality.

Software and additional features comparison

Galaxy A32 comes with Android 11, whereas Poco X3 comes with Android 10.

Galaxy A32 has an under-display optical fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, Poco X3 features a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner.

Samsung’s phone comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and Xiaomi’s phone comes with Bluetooth 5.1. As a result, they both work well with the latest Bluetooth devices.

Both phones also feature a USB Type-C port.

Conclusion

Poco X3 is the winner between the two. As a result, if you need a phone that comes with a faster chipset, 4K video recording, a larger battery, and stereo speakers, Poco X3 is the better choice. However, Galaxy A32 has a lighter weight and a Super AMOLED display. Therefore, A32 is also a worthy option.