Xiaomi POCO C50 vs C40: Breakdown of Design, Performance, and More

by Shumail Ali
POCO C50 vs POCO C40

The Xiaomi POCO C50 and C40 are two new phones that are good for people just starting. Both devices are part of the brand’s affordable line and have similar features, but there are some key differences between them. This article will compare the POCO C50 and C40 in design, display, performance, camera, and pros and cons.

Xiaomi POCO C50 vs Xiaomi Poco C40 Specs

FeaturesXiaomi POCO C50Xiaomi POCO C40
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1 mm, 192 g169.6 x 76.6 x 9.2 mm, 204 grams
DISPLAY 6.52 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), IPS LCD 6.71 inches, 720 x 1650p (HD+), IPS LCD
PROCESSORMediatek Helio A22, octa-core 2 GHzJLQ JR510, octa-core 2 GHz
MEMORY2 GB RAM, 32 GB –  3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWAREAndroid 12 Go EditionAndroid 11, MIUI for POCO
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERADual 8 + 0.08 MP f/2.0
5 MP f/2.2 front camera
Dual 13 + 2 MP, f/2.2 + f/2.4
5 MP f/2.2 front camera
BATTERY5000 mAh6000 mAh, fast charging 18W
ADDITIONAL FEATURESDual SIM slot, dust and splash resistantDual SIM slot, dust and splash resistant


The back of the POCO C50 looks like the back of the Xiaomi 11 series, which makes it look more modern and sleek. The C50 is also smaller because the screen and battery are both smaller. On the other hand, the C40 has an older look but a slightly bigger screen and a bigger battery. Both phones can handle dust and water, but neither has an IP certification.

Xiaomi POCO C50 vs C40: Breakdown of Design, Performance, and More


The only difference between the two devices’ screens is the diagonal size. The screen’s diagonal on the POCO C40 is 6.71 inches, while the diagonal on the POCO C50 is only 6.52 inches. Both screens are IPS LCDs with HD+ resolution and 400 nits of brightness. But the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass, and the fingerprint reader is on the back of the phone, not the front.


In terms of performance, the hardware of the POCO C40 is better. It has a better SoC, even though the processor is made by a company no one has heard of. The C40 has a JLQ JR510 chipset that was made using an 11 nm manufacturing process. It has an octa-core architecture with four Cortex A55 CPUs that can run at up to 2 GHz and four Cortex A55 CPUs that can run at up to 1.5 GHz, as well as a Mali G57 MC1 GPU. The POCO C50 has a worse MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, built on a 12 nm process, and can go up to 2 GHz.

Xiaomi POCO C50 vs C40: Breakdown of Design, Performance, and More


When it comes to the camera, the POCO C40 has a better setup than the POCO C50. The C40 has a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP depth sensor, making it a dual-camera phone. This setup can take photos with a good amount of depth and bokeh effects that are clear and colorful. There are also a number of camera features on the C40, such as Night mode, panorama mode, and beauty mode, which can be used to improve photos.

The POCO C50, on the other hand, has two cameras: an 8 MP main camera and a depth sensor with less than 1 MP resolution. This camera setup isn’t as good as the one on the C40, and the pictures it makes aren’t very clear or accurate in terms of color. Also, the camera features are not as strong as those on the C40.

The C50 and the C40 have a 5 MP selfie camera on the front. Both phones can take good selfies with great detail and accurate colors. But the C40’s camera setup is better than the C50’s.

If you care most about camera quality, the POCO C40 is the better choice. But if you don’t mind giving up some camera quality in exchange for a smaller size and the latest software, the POCO C50 could be a good choice.


The POCO C40 is better than the POCO C50 in terms of battery life. The C40 has a bigger 6000 mAh battery, one of the biggest batteries you can find in a smartphone this year. This means the C40’s single charge will last longer than the C50’s. Also, the C40 supports 18W fast charging, which means you can quickly charge your device and return to using it. The POCO C50, on the other hand, has a 5000 mAh battery, which is still a good size but not as big as the C40’s. Also, the C50 doesn’t have fast charging, so you’ll have to wait longer for your device to charge.

If you are concerned about how long your battery lasts and how quickly it charges, the POCO C40 would be a better choice.

Pros and Cons

The POCO C50 has the advantage of being more compact and lightweight, with a great price, and runs on the latest Android 12 Go Edition. However, its camera capabilities are inferior. On the other hand, the POCO C40 has better hardware, a wider display, a bigger battery, faster charging, and better camera capabilities. But it runs on Android 11 out of the box.

Both phones offer some unique features, but the POCO C40 is better in terms of camera, performance, and battery. On the other hand, the POCO C50 is smaller and lighter and has the latest Android version. The choice between the two will ultimately depend on the user’s specific needs and priorities.

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