Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30: Which One Should You Buy?

Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30

Redmi Note 7 Pro (left) goes head to head against the Samsung Galaxy M30

In the Indian market, 15,000 clauses have always been important, and many manufacturers have tried to identify themselves by presenting smartphones for good value in this price category.

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While it is good to have lots of options, a lot more options can be a bit overwhelming. Two such options that are quite popular at this time are Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy M30.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC
  • Samsung Galaxy M30 sports a full-HD+ Super AMOLED display
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro offers better cameras but heats up under load
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung M30 design

Redmi Note 7 Pro has been in discussion for the kind of performance, it provides for the bucks. 13,999 price points


On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M30 is one of the few smartphones to sport super AMOLED panels at this price. So what should you buy? We have two heads to help you make decisions.


Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung M30 design

While these two phones are available in the same price segment and the same audience has been targeted, the design method is slightly different.

With the Galaxy M30 (review), Samsung has opted to finish a gradient that looks modern, but the body is made of plastic, which does not look as premium as Redmi Note 7 Pro (review).

Xiaomi also provides a gradient finish with a standard black version, which we kept for our review.

Redmi Note 7 Pro's build quality is quite good because Xiaomi has left behind Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

While it looks and feels good, we found it as a fingerprint magnet, which requires us to wipe the phone several times a day.

The Samsung Galaxy M30 manages to hide better fingerprint than the Redmi Note 7 Pro in 9 14,990.

Both smartphones have Watermarks Nokia and both have a display of more than 6 inches. These panels have thin bezels on the edges, but lower rods are quite thick.

None of these phones are waterproof, but there is P2i Hydrophobic coating in Radmi Note Pro 7, which the company says will help to oppose the water shipments to some extent.

Both the volume and the power button are located on the right side of the smartphone, and they are a little harder to reach them.

The fingerprint scanners are positioned on the back, but we found that there was a better placement in the Redmi Note 7 Pro, while the Galaxy M30 needed us to take a phone in our hand.

Both phones have SIM SIM on the left. While there are dual sim slots in both phones, the Galaxy M30 has a dedicated MicroSD card slot while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a hybrid dual-sim slot.

Both of these phones play USB Type-C ports at the bottom with their loudspeakers.

You get a 15W charger with a 10W charger and Galaxy M30 with Radmi Note 7 Pro. Note 7 Pro supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 standard, but you have to buy a compatible charger separately.

You get the 3.5mm headphone jack on both phones, but there is also an IR emitter in Radmi Note 7 Pro that can work.

Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual-camera setup on the back side with dual-LED flash, while the Galaxy M30 has Triple Camera setup.

We found that the camera module at Radmi Note 7 Pro is slightly spreading so that the phone can be placed on a flat surface.

The camera module on the Galaxy M30 sits almost flush with your body.

Overall, in terms of design, it is Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, which is designed better and uses more premium content, which helps to score this point for the design.


Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung M30 

specifications and software

Although these smartphones are in the same price segment, the hardware they are playing is very different.

The Galaxy M30 has a 6.4-inch Full-HD + Super AMOLED display that is crisp and has good angles to look at. On the other hand, Xiaomi has opted for the 6.3-inch full-HD + LTPS display.

While the two panels are good, Samsung has got an edge over the brightness and crunchiness.

Samsung has chosen its Exynos 7904 SoC, which has two ARM Cortex-A73 Cores at 1.8GHz and six ARM Cortex-A53 Core 1.6GHz.

This smartphone is available in two variants, which cost 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 14,990 (Buy Now), and another with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, which costs Rs. 17,990 The dedicated MicroSD card slot lets you extend up to 512GB of storage.

Xiaomi has selected the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC with eight Qualcomm Kryo 460 CPU cores that can run up to 2GHz.

The Redmi phone has the same RAM and storage configuration, but the cost of these variants is Rs. 13,999 (Buy Now) and Rs. Respectively 16,999 The storage is expandable up to 256GB, but at the expense of double sim functionality.

With a 5000mAh large battery, it's amazing that Samsung has managed to keep the weight down to 172 grams. Redmi Note 7 Pro has a comparatively small 4000mAh battery but its weight is 186g.

The connectivity options on the Galaxy M30 include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, dual 4G, and dual VOLETE support. Radmi Note 7 Pro has support for Bluetooth 5, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Dual 4G and VOLTE, and IR.

Software is where we see a big difference between the two competitors. The Samsung M530 ship with the Samsung Experience 9.5 UI on top of the Android 8.1 Oreo, which is now quite dated.

This February safety patch was going on when we reviewed it, which was acceptable. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro ships with the latest MIUI 10 on top of the Android 9 pie, and there was also February safety patches in it.

There is a bit of customization in both the UIs that wanders from stock Android. We found preinstalled apps and had to deal with spam ads and notifications on both phones.

Since Redmi Note 7 Pro is in the latest version of Android, so it gets some points on the Galaxy M30. This can be a decisive factor for some people.



Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung M30 

performance and battery life

Neither the phone showed any malfunction or stutter, and we had no trouble with day-to-day work and multitasking with some apps in the background, but Samsung takes some time to do the same work. The Radmi Note 7 Pro snapper feels and can handle more load than the Galaxy M30.

We also found that the fingerprint scanner on Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was quick to unlock, compared to the Galaxy S30.

Face recognition is available on both smartphones, and it is easy to set up, but it was again the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which managed to unlock itself a bit faster than the Galaxy M30.

We have to run a benchmark on these two phones to see how much difference is there between these two phones in terms of performance.

Starting with the AnTuTu Benchmark, Redmi Note 7 Pro scored 1,78,570 points, but the Galaxy M30 could manage only 1,07,495 points.

In Geekbench 4, Redmi Note 7 Pro, respectively, managed 2,389 and 6,593 in single-core and multi-core tests. The Galaxy M30 scored less, in the same test 1,328 and 4,171

Radmi Note 7 Pro also played a leading role in the performance of the graphics and succeeded in returning GFXBench's T-Rex and 41fps and 15fps in Manhattan 3.1 scenes respectively.

Samsung's Galaxy M30 scores 22fps and 7fps respectively in these tests. Clearly, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is much more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy M30.

We ran PUBG Mobile on both of these phones, to see how they would rent. Redmi Note 7 Pro defaulted on high settings but the Galaxy M30 settled on medium setting.

We saw the strikers occasionally on these two phones and had to reduce the graphics settings on both for smoother gameplay.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro became hot after playing for a long period, while the Galaxy M30 could keep its cool.

We played a 15-minute match on both phones in the same situation and found that both showed 2 percent battery drain at the end.

The battery capacity is different on these phones. The Galaxy M30 offers a larger 5000mAh battery compared to the 4000mAh unit at Radmi Note 7 Pro.

Despite its large battery and super AMOLED display, the Galaxy M30 gave a slightly damaged battery life in our HD Video Loop Test.

It managed 17 hours and 4 minutes, compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro, in 19 hours and 23 minutes, the exact test was done.

With our normal use, both phones have been able to run on the same charge easily for one day. Since incorporating the 15W charger, there is a slight increase in the Galaxy M30 compared to 10W Xiaomi Charger.



Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung M30 cameras

Xiaomi chose 48-megapixel primary sensor with f / 1.79 aperture and 48-megapixel depth sensor.
 

The Redmi Note 7 Pro has a dual camera set up while the Galaxy M30 sports a triple camera setup

The Galaxy M30's triple camera setup has a 13-megapixel primary camera with AF / 1.9 aperture; 5-megapixel depth sensor; And a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with the 123-degree area.

We tested these phones on how they compare. Redmi Note 7 Pro shoots at 12-megapixels by default, while Samsung offers 13-megapixel images. Both phones can light the lights properly and focus on shooting in the daylight.

In landscape shots, we saw that Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro could manage faster results, and the objects were more recognizable at a distance. The Galaxy M30 could not get the same detail as Redmi Note 7 Pro.

However, while taking the landscape Galaxy M30 is of little benefit, because the wide-angle sensor can be used to fit more people or objects in one frame, but we keep in mind the quality drop.

Radmi note 7 can take full-resolution shots at Pro 48-megapixels, which has a better extension, but overall production was low.

While shooting macros, we found that it is best to concentrate on both phones to ensure quick results.

Both phones were successful in the separation between subject and background, but the Redmi Note Pro 7 produced better details and better-defined edges.

We saw that macros taken with Radmi note 7 Pro were warm colors and the colors were less accurate.

Shooting against light enables automatic HDR on both of these smartphones. Galaxy M30 reduced shots a bit, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro managed to capture good shots.

In low light, there was a slight increase due to the broad aperture of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Photos taken with the Redmi Note 7 Pro were fantastic and we had a better description than the video shot with the Galaxy M30.

However, we still found that low-light shots taken with Redmi Note 7 Pro were hotter than the Galaxy M30's shots.

While taking portraits, we found that both phones can recognize the edges well, but the Galaxy M30 also gave us the option of adjusting the blur levels before taking the shot.

On the Redmi Note 7 Pro, we saw that the images taken with the enabled AI camera mode were better than those taken without it.

The selfie taken with both phones was fast and good, which went directly to social media. Beautification options, as well as filters, are available on both devices, and you can tweak the levels before taking your selfies.

The video recording for the Samsung Galaxy M30 is at maximum 1080p while Redmi Note 7 Pro 4K can record 1080p at 60fps.

The Galaxy M30 lacks stabilization, which results in unstable production, but Xiaomi distributes stationary video. However, we noticed the focus hunting issue during shooting at 1080p 60fps on Redmi Note 7 Pro.

In terms of camera performance, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is better than the Galaxy M30 overall, because it gives you better-looking images and the option to record videos at higher resolutions.



Verdict

These two smartphones are pretty much the best that Samsung and Xiaomi have to offer in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment, but when compared against each other they bring pretty different stuff to the table.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review) is more powerful, offers better cameras, has more up-to-date software, and is actually priced lower. However, the smartphone has a tendency to heat up when stressed.

What the Samsung Galaxy M30 has going for it is its excellent Super AMOLED panel and battery life that's as good as the Redmi Note 7 Pro, in addition to the fact that it runs cooler. So if those are the attributes you care about the most, pick up the Galaxy M30.

But overall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro seems to be the more rounded pick. Sadly, getting your hands on one won't be easy, since it's only available in limited quantities through periodic flash sales, and has been going out of stock very quickly each time.

Selfies taken with both phones were sharp and good enough to go on social media directly. Beautification options, as well as filters, are available on both devices, and you can tweak the levels before taking your selfie.

Video recording maxes out at 1080p for the Samsung Galaxy M30 while the Redmi Note 7 Pro can record at 4K as well as 1080p at 60fps. The Galaxy M30 lacks stabilization which results in shaky output, but the Xiaomi delivers stabilized video.

However, we did notice a focus hunting issue when shooting at 1080p 60fps on the Redmi Note 7 Pro. In terms of camera performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is better than the Galaxy M30 overall, as it gives you better-looking photos and has the option to record video at higher resolutions.

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