Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30

by March 13, 2019 0 comments

Xiaomi, a Chinese company which has gained a huge popularity in India by offering a diverse portfolio of smartphones with healthy prices toppled Samsung to grab the top spot in the calendar year 2018. In 2019, the company split up and created Redmi an independent brand. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the first smartphone from the company’s stable to come with 48MP rear camera that uses Sony IMX 586 sensor.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M30 is designed for tech savvy millennials. The smartphone is power-packed with triple rear camera, super AMOLED infinity U display and a huge battery.

Let’s see how both these smartphones compete against each other.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30

Design and display

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes in an ‘Aura Design’ offering an ergonomic fit and at the same time is lightweight, sleek and feels premium. Both the front and rear panels are protected from Corning Gorilla Glass 5, thus Redmi Note 7 Pro can withstand scratches and light falls. However, there is no protective coating at the back in Galaxy M30 as the smartphone uses plastic unibody body design.

It was really disappointing to see Samsung use a plastic body in M30 when majority of smartphone players such as Nokia, Honor, Vivo have started pushing glass panels in the same price segment.

The ‘Aura Design’ in Redmi Note 7 Pro is further complemented by a dot notch display that measures just 6.3 inches with a 19.5:9 2340 x 1080-pixel LTPS panel which is not only elegant to look at but is also energy efficient. And for the first time on the Redmi Note line-up, the Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a gradient design in the Nebula Red and Neptune Blue colour variants.

The Galaxy M30 on the other hand features a 6.4-inch sAMOLED full-HD+ Infinity U display which is slightly bigger than the Redmi Note 7 Pro and is also great to look at. The placement and look of notch is identical in both the smartphones.

Samsung is clearly the winner in the display and the Galaxy M30 offers much more improved brightness, contrast ratios when looking side by side on both the devices. Playing games and streaming videos look livelier in the Galaxy M30 than the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

The Galaxy M30 also comes with Widevine L1 certification meaning users will be able to stream content on Netflix and Prime Video and other streaming platforms in true 1080p resolution. There is no such thing present in Redmi Note 7 Pro.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro retains the Sunlight display feature found in previous generation of Note line-up which improves contrast ratios and boosts brightness for an easy viewing in the outdoors. And for low-light, the smartphone is equipped with ‘Reading’ mode that further improves readability in night and reduces the amount the amount of blue light emanating from the screen.


The Redmi Note 7 Pro is also one of the first smartphones to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. The eight Kryo 460 cores on the Snapdragon 675 consist of two ARM Cortex-A76 and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores that make the SoC ideal for all users.

The Galaxy M30 is powered by Samsung’s latest Exynos 7904 octa-core processor that not only enhances user experience through excellent network speed, but also allows smooth multitasking and low power consumption.

As both the devices come in 4GB and 6GB variants, the performance of these two are more or less the same. Majority of games, everyday productivity tasks can be well handled by both these smartphones. However, hard core games, beware, these are not the devices for you.


The 48MP primary camera of Redmi Note 7 Pro is more than good enough for your everyday shots and for mobile photographers for their Instagram feeds, if there is plenty of light. The camera captures great details and the images look pleasant on the screen. The Sony IMX586 sensor provides four times the dynamic range which you can clearly see while capturing photos.

The Galaxy M30 is one of the cheap phones that comes with a triple camera to address the millennials’ need for capturing important moments on the go.

The triple camera set up on Galaxy M30 comprises of a 13MP primary rear camera with f1.9 aperture, a 5MP ultra-wide lens for capturing wide frames and a 5MP live focus lens to create bokeh effect photos. That’s not all; Galaxy M30 also sports a 16 MP front camera with selfie focus.

Overall, in performance, the camera of Redmi Note 7 Pro was slightly better in capturing details and retaining colours as compared to Galaxy M30. However, with the ultra-wide angle sensor in Galaxy M30, you will be able to squeeze more of the landscape and people in the images.

And since Xiaomi combines adjacent four megapixels into one Super Pixel to produce more details in the photos in the night mode, the camera images look better in Redmi Note 7 Pro than the low-light shots of Galaxy M30.


The Galaxy M30 is priced at Rs 17,990 for the 6 GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will cost Rs 14,990.  The Redmi Note 7 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.


Harnessing power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, sporting a 48MP rear camera and an gradient finish design, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro looks a much more refined smartphone at its price than Galaxy M30. But, if display is what pleases you the most, Galaxy M30 is the one for you.

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