Redmi K30 Pro vs Poco X2: K30 Pro To Come To India As Poco X2 Pro?
Redmi K30 Pro to launch in India as Poco X2 Pro or Poco F2? The new Redmi K30 Pro can actually be termed a flagship killer. With the same pop-up camera notch-less design, the K30 Pro packs in almost all the best of technology available.
Poco X2 is also one of the best devices available under Rs 20,000.
Redmi K30 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 64MP quad camera setup, Wi-Fi 6 support, notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 4,700mAh battery and 33W fast charging support.
Comparing Poco X2 with Redmi K30 Pro decoding each feature and function.
Design, Display: Poco X2 vs Redmi K30 Pro
With an all new design on the out, the Poco X2 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate in an 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone comes with dual hole-punch cameras upfront with curved edges on the sides.
It’s not an AMOLED panel, and operates at 1080 × 2400 pixels.
In comparison, Redmi K30 Pro comes with a pop-up selfie camera design featuring a 6.67-inch Full HD+ notchless Super AMOLED display.
It’s a HDR10+ certified display on K30 Pro offering 1200 nits of peak brightness with a 5000000:1 contrast ratio. Redmi K30 Pro comes with a touch sampling rate of 180Hz but only supports 60Hz refresh rate with an in-display fingerprint scanner embedded beneath.
Poco X2 has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and K30 Pro has an in-display sensor. Also, Poco X2 offers 120Hz refresh rate, while Redmi K30 Pro offers 180Hz touch sampling rate, but has a HDR10+ certified Super AMOLED panel backing it.
Hardware, Storage: Redmi K30 Pro vs Poco X2
Redmi K30 Pro is powered by the latest Qualcomm flagship chip. It’s the 2.84GHz octa-core Snapdragon 865 SoC and it pairs with a 5G modem and up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM. The smartphone will be available with up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Redmi K30 Pro as the predecessor will focus on gaming again, and the handset has been claimed to have the largest vapour chamber (VC).
K30 Pro will offer high-end liquid cooling to dissipate heat during hardcore extended gaming sessions keeping its temperature at the lowest.
On the other hand, Poco X2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G. Poco X2 is available in three different storage models: the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, a mid-end model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and finally the top model will come with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Snapdragon 730G shares similar features and specs as it’s original SD 730 with the same CPU configuration, GPU and connectivity options. Snapdragon 730G is built on an 8nm process sporting a Kryo 470 octa-core CPU paired with Adreno 618 GPU.
Redmi K30 Pro is a hands-down winner here, but Poco X2 with Snapdragon 730G also offers easy performance with anything and even some high-end gaming as well.
Software, UI: Redmi K30 Pro vs Poco X2
Both Redmi K30 Pro and Poco X2 run on the latest Android 10 with MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. Poco X2 only has a special Poco launcher on top.
The UI comes loaded with features and bloatware, and delivers a clean performance as any other non-stock device.
There’s Android 10 on both, so you don’t have to worry about anything in terms of the latest updates.
Cameras: Redmi K30 Pro vs Poco X2
Coming to optics, Redmi K30 Pro sports a quad camera setup at the back featuring a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor with OIS, a 5MP macro lens, a 13MP wide-angle lens with 123-degree field-of-view, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The special Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition features a similar setup but with 8MP telephoto lens with OIS and 30x zoom support instead of the 5MP macro sensor. The cameras have Xiaomi’s AI, EIS, and 8K video recording.
Upfront, Redmi K30 Pro has a 20MP shooter inside the pop-up camera.
Poco X2 also features a rear quad camera setup. The four cameras include the same 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the main camera, further supported by a 2-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel wide angle camera.
Upfront, Poco X2 flaunts a dual selfie camera setup inside the capsule shaped punch-hole sporting a 20-megapixel front-facing primary sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Battery, Fast Charging: Poco X2 vs Redmi K30 Pro
Finally, coming to the battery, the Poco X2 houses a sizable 4,500mAh battery. It’s good enough to run for more than a day. Poco X2 also supports 27W fast charging tech, and will ship with the 27W fast charger with the box.
Redmi K30 Pro and the Zoom Edition house a 4,700mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The device will ship with the 33W fast charger in the box.
Pricing, Availability: Redmi K30 Pro vs Poco X2
Poco X2 price in India has been set at a very strategic point. Poco X2 price starts at Rs 15,999 for the base model comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The mid-end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 16,999.
The top model of the three, Poco X2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will sell at Rs 19,999. Poco X2 is available exclusively in India on Flipkart and Mi.com.
Redmi K30 Pro price starts at RMB 2,999 (around Rs 32,500) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM model with 128GB storage is priced at RMB 3,399 (around Rs 36,600) and finally the top-end 8GB RAM with 256GB variant is priced at RMB 3,699 (around Rs 40,000).
Xiaomi India may choose to go with a special 4G model of Redmi K30 Pro in India as it did with Poco X2 (rebranded Redmi K30), which may let Redmi K30 Pro India price start at under Rs 30,000 in India.
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition price starts at RMB 3,799 (around Rs 41,000) for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top-end 8GB RAM model with 256GB variant is priced at RMB 3,999 (around Rs 43,000). Redmi K30 Pro comes in: Sky Blue, Moonlight White, Starry Purple and Space Grey colour options.
Redmi K30 Pro initial sales will begin from April 4 in China, and the smartphone is expected to come to India by May 2020.