Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30: Design, Hardware, Camera, Price
Which one among these redefines budget Android niche?
The launch of two new smartphones have spurred up a whole new in the budget segment: Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M30. While Samsung is trying really hard to take on Xiaomi, the latter is not taking it lightly either.
Xiaomi launched two new phones in the country: Note 7 and Note 7 Pro.
Samsung too have revamped its budget smartphone lineup in India with six new smartphones: three Galaxy M devices and three Galaxy A devices including the premium Samsung Galaxy A50 with in-display fingerprint sensor.
So, today we are doing an in-depth comparison between the Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Let’s find out who’s the new king in the under 15K category.
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30: In-Depth Comparison
Both the smartphones come at a almost similar pricing, and are yet to go on sale.
Design & Build
Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a glass sandwich body protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. It does look good and where Galaxy M30 majorly uses polycarbonate. In terms of durability, your chances of surviving a couple of drops would go with Galaxy M30 though.
In terms of looks, Redmi Note 7 Pro appear more cooler and classy.
Samsung Galaxy M30 and Note 7 Pro both come with water drop notch displays with slim bezels around the display. Both have heavy chins, but on the up, bezels are slightly thinner on the Galaxy M30.
Samsung Galaxy M30 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display. In comparison, Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3 inch Full HD+ LCD display. Note 7 Pro’s display has a higher pixel density of 409 ppi compared to pixel density of 394 ppi on Galaxy M30’s.
The reverberation can’t be noticed visually.
Though, Galaxy M30 with a Super AMOLED display compared to the LCD display on Redmi Note 7 does keep M30 ahead because of the panel and better colour reproduction.
Samsung Galaxy M30 has an in-house Exynos 7904 SoC. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro outperforms M30 with Snapdragon 675 SoC. Both are Octa-Core CPU units, where Exynos 7904 has two Kryo 260 Gold cores and six Kryo 260 Silver cores.
In comparison, Snapdragon 675 has four Kryo 460 cores and four Kryo 460 Silver cores.
Galaxy M30 with Exynos 7904 can handle day to day tasks easily, but Redmi Note 7 Pro with Snapdragon 675 has an edge with more cores and 11 nm fabrication technology.
Galaxy M30 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS with Samsung’s custom UI. While the Note 7 Pro runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with custom MIUI 10. Both come with heavy bloatware, but Android 9 Pie on Note 7 Pro is an added advantage.
Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro both are available in two storage options: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Both support memory expansion via an external microSD card.
Galaxy M30 supports up to 512GB and Redmi Note 7 Pro supports up to 256GB.
Samsung has a dedicated slot for the microSD card, while the Note 7 Pro has a hybrid SIM, where it uses slot 2 for memory expansion.
This is a game-changer. Both the smartphones have some top level rear camera systems. Galaxy M30 sports a triple rear camera system consisting of 13MP PDAF sensor, 5MP ultrawide sensor and a third 5MP depth sensor.
While Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor.
The 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor on the Note 7 Pro outperforms most of the images captured on Galaxy M30. The latest technology offers better colour reproduction with high definition contrast.
The front camera on both the smartphones can capture decent shots. Galaxy M30 has a 16MP selfie camera while the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 13MP sensor.
Both the smartphones come with rear fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared and dual-SIM support.
Samsung Galaxy M30 runs on a massive 5,000 mAh battery. On the other hand, Note 7 Pro is powered by the same 4,000mAh unit. Snapdragon 675 on the Note 7 Pro will help the smartphone less power run more. Redmi Note 7 Pro also supports 18W fast charging while the M30 supports 15W fast charge.
Samsung ships a 15W fast charger, while Redmi Note 7 Pro offers a standard 10W charger in box.
Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro both are available in two storage options: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy M30 (64GB): Rs 14,990
Samsung Galaxy M30 (128GB): Rs 17,990
Redmi Note 7 Pro (64GB): Rs 13,999
Redmi Note 7 Pro (128GB): Rs 16,999
Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30 (Quick Comparison Guide)
|Design||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy M30|
|Hardware||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Software||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Camera||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy M30|
|Pricing||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
CONCLUSION: Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30
Samsung has been able to deliver an awesome mid-budget smartphone at the price, but Galaxy M30 can’t stand against Redmi Note 7 Pro’s excellent combination of features.
Samsung Galaxy M30 is not a bad smartphone, neither it’s overpriced, but Redmi Note 7 Pro wins big against Galaxy M30.
The combination of a top processor and a great camera throws Redmi Note 7 way ahead. To wrap up, Samsung Galaxy is a great smartphone at the price, but Note 7 Pro is here to rule the market.