The budget and mid-range smartphone segment in India has become very competitive in the recent years and with the launch of the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy M30, it is not easy for interested buyers to decide which device to buy.
Samsung, which was once the leading smartphone maker in India has been facing tough competition from other companies and to tackle this, it recently announced the Galaxy M series. The Galaxy M30 is the third device as part of this series and it takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India.
In this post, we will compare the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy M30.
Starting with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, at first look it reminds us of the Redmi Note 6 Pro, however, it is very different from its predecessors. This time, Xiaomi has opted for a glass back on the Redmi Note 7 Pro, along with a gradient finish. The Redmi Note 7 Pro features a similar U-shaped notch like the Galaxy M30 and is available in three color options - Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black.
Coming to the Samsung Galaxy M30, it has a plastic back like other Galaxy M devices, Samsung has added a gradient design at the back to give it a premium look. Samsung has used the Infinity-U display for the device, meaning it sports a U-shaped notch to house the selfie camera. It is available in Gradation Blue and Gradation Black color options.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution 2.5D curved glass LTPS in-cell display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Xiaomi has used a waterdrop notch, which gives it a U-shaped notch at the top for the selfie camera.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M30 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. While Samsung is offering a better display with the Galaxy M30, it is lagging behind when it comes to protection.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with Adreno 612 GPU. In terms of memory, the device has been launched in two variants - 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 SoC coupled with Mali-G71 GPU. In terms of memory, the device has been launched in two variants - 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
The camera department is one of the main highlights of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It features a dual camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, phase detection autofocus, f/1.79 aperture, EIS and a 5MP secondary camera. On the front, the device sports a 13MP selfie camera.
Coming to the Galaxy M30, it sports a triple camera setup at the back, consisting a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP 123-degree ultra-wide angle camera. On the front, the device sports a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support (18W fast charging).
On the other hand, the Galaxy M30 is powered by a significantly bigger 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
Pricing and availability
The Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at ₹13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and ₹16,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. It will be available from Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores starting from March 13.
The Samsung Galaxy M30 is priced at ₹14,990 for the 4GB RAM variant and ₹17,990 for the 6GB RAM variant. It will be available from Amazon India and Samsung Online store starting from March 7.