Galaxy M30 v/s Redmi Note 7: Which one is better?
Xiaomi's much-awaited Redmi Note 7 will launch in India on February 28. So far, the phone has received plenty of hype thanks to its mighty 48MP rear camera, waterdrop notched display and gradient design. However, Samsung has upped the ante by announcing to launch its triple camera-powered Galaxy M30 on February 27. So, which one is worth your money? Here's our specs-wise comparison.
Up front, the Redmi Note 7 sports an edge-to-edge display with a waterdrop notch and a sizeable bottom bezel. On the back, it has a glass-like body with gradient design, dual cameras, and a fingerprint scanner. In comparison, the Galaxy M30 will feature a similar Infinity-U screen but with slimmer bezels, and triple rear cameras. Winner: Redmi Note 7 for its attractive gradient design.
The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch display with a waterdrop notch, 2340x1080 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. On the other hand, the Galaxy M30 is likely to sport an Infinity-U AMOLED display with a 2220x1080 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Winner: Redmi Note 7 for its taller, sharper display.
The Redmi Note 7 sports a dual rear camera setup comprising a 48MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, paired with a 5MP depth sensor and LED flash. Meanwhile, the Galaxy M30's triple camera unit will comprise a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor, 5MP (f/2.2) wide-angle sensor and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. Winner: Galaxy M30 for offering a wider-range of camera optics.
The Redmi Note 7 sports a 13MP selfie camera whereas the Galaxy M30 will reportedly offer a 16MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Winner: Galaxy M30 for its better camera.
Redmi Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. In comparison, the Galaxy M30 will be backed by an Exynos 7904 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Winner: Tie, considering both the processors are at par with each other.
Both phones will come with a standard set of sensors including an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of software, the Redmi Note 7 runs on Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 while the Galaxy M30 is said to come with the latest Android Pie-based One UI. Winner: Galaxy M30 for running the latest OS.
In terms of connectivity, both the phones will offer standard options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port, headphone jack, dual-SIMs, and 4G VoLTE. In terms of battery, Redmi Note 7 houses a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support whereas the Galaxy M30 is tipped to house a 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. Winner: Galaxy M30 for its bigger battery.
While both the phones are yet to officially launch in India, the Redmi Note 7 is expected to come at a starting price of Rs. 15,000. On the other hand, the Galaxy M30 will reportedly be priced under Rs. 15,000 for the solo 4GB/64GB model.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 is a well-made phone with modern styling, mid-level internals, and a talk-worthy 48MP rear camera which will essentially offers good 12MP images. In comparison, the Galaxy M30 will possibly be some bucks cheaper and offer a bigger battery, latest OS features, mid-level specs as well as a triple camera setup to try out different photography features. Winner: Galaxy M30.