Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30 Detailed Comparison

Updated on 2019-03-17 by Sylvester Avijit Gomes

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Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30 is the comparison being listed in this article. Both of these smartphones are top bet from Redmi and Samsung in the Note and M series respectively. Based on your requirements and usage, each of the phones can be termed as the best phones under 15000. But for you to find out which one is best in which features, we compare the Note 7 pro vs M30 to help you make the proper decision.

The Redmi lineup has predominantly dominated the budget segment in the Indian market. The Redmi note 7 Pro being the latest and greatest offering in the midrange category from Xiaomi. Will the Galaxy M30 Samsung latest midrange competition be able to keep up or will it loose to the Redmi series as always. Read on to find out.

We have kept the comparison to 6 points and they go as:

1. Design and build quality

2. Internal hardware and performance

3. Display and battery

4. Software

5. Camera

6. Price

For this comparison we would be going inside out what do we mean by that is that means is that we would be beginning with the internals and going into the aesthetics and build.

1. Design and Build Quality Comparison

Going into the design The Redmi Note 7 pro packs a beautiful gradient back glass design. Not only this, but it is also protected by a Gorilla glass 5. This gives the phone an extremely premium feel like none of its competitor provide.

Stating this you might have already understood that the M30 is also no match. But that does not mean that the M30 has a bad design or anything, in fact, it does have a pretty ergonomic design. However, sadly the back panel is not glass but the plastic that has a paint job giving it a glass appearance. This is no match for the glass design that the 7 Pro has to offer.

Both the phones have a Type C port, headphone jack, and memory card expansion too. Just when we think the M30 is on equal grounds with the 7 Pro on something it gets beaten by the addition of the IR blaster on the 7 Pro.

Winner: Redmi note 7 Pro

2. Hardware and Performance Comparison

The Samsung galaxy M30 sits on top of the Newest M series lineup and runs on the in-house Exynos 7904. This is a 14nm process manufactured processor. The CPU consists of a set of Cortex A-53 cores and a set of Cortex A-73. The low powered A-53 cores are clocked at 1.6GHz whereas the High-powered Cortex A-73 cores are clocked at a 1.8 GHz. The GPU is handled by the mid-range Mali-G71 MP2. The Exynos 7904 lies between the Snapdragon 636 and the 660. The performance is slightly better than the midrange Snapdragon 636 but falls short when compared to the Snapdragon 660. By this, we don’t mean that the processor is bad or anything, day to day task do absolutely fine making it a daily driver material. However, its to be noted that there are better options.

The Redmi series has always provided great value for money and like we said before it had been a major market dominator in the budget segment. This time around Redmi Note 7 pro has definitely kept up to the name of its predecessor but also has built build on that legacy by miles and bound. The Note 7 pro comes with a monstrous Snapdragon 675. This is a processor which has never been seen under the 20K mark let alone under the 15K mark. The SD675 is built on the extremely power efficient 11nm manufacturing process. The 675 hits a total clock speed of 2.0GHz and is also the only 600 series processor to be built on the Kryo 460 architecture giving it a set of 6 Cortex-A55 and 2 Cortex-A76 cores. This is complemented by the Adreno 612 on the GPU making the SD675 a double-edged sword. Day to day and multitasking is a breeze on this chap and games like PUBG play like butter.

All in all the Exynos 7904 does not come close to the performance offered by the Snapdragon 675.

Winner: Redmi note 7 Pro

3. Camera Comparison

Now we come to probably the most awaited feature on thee phones. The camera.

Let’s get the specs cleared out of the way first.

The Redmi Note 7 pro has a dual camera set up at the back. This consists of a 48MP F1.79 primary camera while being assisted with a 5MP depth sensors for portrait shots. Apart from this, the front notch on the display houses the 13MP camera for selfies.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy M30 takes a completely different approach packing a trio camera 13MP+5MP+5MP set up at the back. It has a primary 13MP lens at F1.9 aperture. The 2nd lens is a 5MP F2.2 Portrait shot. Finally, the last lens is an ultra-wide 5MP lens.

This is probably going to be our most subjective comparison because before buying any of the phones you need to ask yourself an important question. Do you absolute great detail and amazing video capabilities with the best EIS stabilization for your phone? Then the Redmi Note 7 pro is the way to go. This is the only phone in this entire price segment that is going to give you amazing video stabilization. Again, thanks to the EIS and the F1.79 aperture low light photography gets a huge advantage over the M30.

Now if you want to fit in as much scenario within the frame as you can and wide angle is your cup of tea then the only phone offering such capabilities is the Galaxy M30. It’s not only the pictures that gain an advantage of the massive 123 degrees field of view but also the video that you capture has the option of utilizing the wide-angle lens. The overall camera output from the M30 is also pretty decent.

There is no clear winner here as the camera offers unique features under the 15k price segment. However quality wise Redmi Note 7 Pro has an upper hand.

4. Software Comparison

On the software side of things, we have both the phones running on the latest Android 9 Pie. However, the Note 7 pro runs on Xiaomi’s much popular MIUI. This time around MIUI 10. MIUI is basically the result of Xiaomi’s years of hard work and refinement tweaking the UI with what they believe is the best version of Android. However, with the latest complain coming in from the users about adds being slapped into their face everywhere from the file’s app to the phone settings this is a much less desired change.

Samsung, on the other hand, has tweaked their Experience UX with V9.5 and it definitely feels a lot smoother than it used to. The UI is much better than its previous iterations. However, it would have been nice to see Samsung’s latest One UI on the M30 at it is the closest thing to androids much appreciated Stock UI.

But we have to choose a winner and we think that it goes to MIUI as the pros that the UI has to offer outnumbers the cons.

Winner: Redmi Note 7 Pro

5. Display and Battery Comparison

M30 is the only phone in this budget segment that comes with a beautiful 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ infinity U display. This simply means that content on the M30 is just going to be a pleasure to watch with deep blacks and vivid eye-popping colors. This doesn’t mean that the 7 pro has a bad display in-fact it comes with a decent LCD panel. At 6.3-inch Full HD+ it is a great LCD panel with accurate colors. However, it is no-where close to the screen offered on the M30.

The teardrop notch on both the phones is almost of the exact same dimensions too. At the very least they are at least of the same size. So that’s a tie between the 2 phones.

Also, the M30 takes a huge leap is in the battery division. The M30 comes with a huge 5000mAh battery while the 7 pro comes with a 4000mAh one. This in the most natural sense means that the M30 is going to last longer with better battery backup. The Note 7 pro with its 4000mAh battery is no slouch but the M30 wins this round. 

Both the phones support fast charging via Type C port, however, the fast charger is not bundled in the box in the Note 7 Pro.

Winner: Samsung galaxy M30

6. Pricing and Availability

Finally coming to the last and probably the most awaited round. The pricing comparison of Note 7 Pro vs Galaxy M30

At the time of writing this comparison, Galaxy M30 is available in 2 models, the first model priced at Rs 14990 model gets you a 4GB RAM and 64GM internal storage whereas the second one at Rs 17990 model gets you a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant. This is a great value for what you get is what we would have said, provided the Redmi Note pro 7 never existed.

This is because currently the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant of the Note 7 pro comes at rupees 13999. This is almost 1000 rupees lesser than what Samsung is offering at its base variant. While the Note 7 Pro 6GB variant is priced at 16999.

Both the phones have a lot to offer but given all the parameters of comparison, the Note 7 Pro races ahead. This, however, does not mean that the M30 does not offer value however the Note 7 pro just offers that tad more than what the M30 has to offer.

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Features Comparison


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.3" Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 48MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 13999

Samsung M30 Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6.4" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP+5MP+5MP Triple Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 14999

Pros Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Pros

  • Note 7 Pro comes with beautiful gradient color looks
  • Powered by Snapdragon 675 which is a very powerful processor for a budget range device.
  • Type C port and support for Quick charge 4.0 for fast charging.
  • Camera performance is excellent. The images are crisp, well saturated colors and a new night mode.
  • 4000 mAh battery easily provides a backup of more than 1.5 days.

Samsung M30 Pros

  • The AMOLED display looks gorgeous with punchy colors and great viewing angles.
  • The massive 5000 mAh battery will give 2 days of battery backup with medium usage.
  • Phone comes with Type C port and a fast charger is included in the box.
  • Both front and rear cameras perform well in day-light and low-light conditions.
  • The phones comes with a dedicated MicroSD Slot.

Cons Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Cons

  • Fast charger not available in the box.
  • Hybrid sim slot so you can either use it as a dual sim device or expand the storage

Samsung M30 Cons

  • The software is bloated and comes with a lot of preinstalled applications.
  • No EIS or OIS for video recording is available.

Ratings Comparison

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Samsung M30

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Specifications Comparison



Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Samsung M30
Operating System Android 9.0 Android 8.1
Chipset Snapdragon 675 Exynos 7904
Memory(RAM) 4GB 4GB
Intenal Storage 64GB 64GB
Expandable Storage Upto 256GB MicroSD Upto 256GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 48MP + 5MP Dual Camera 13MP+5MP+5MP Triple Camera
Front Camera 13MP 16MP
Battery Capacity 4000mAh 5000 mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes No
Screen Size 6.3 6.3
Screen Resolution Full HD Plus 1080p Full HD 1080p
NFC No No
USB Type C Yes Yes
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 186gm 186 gm
Thickness 8.1mm 8.8mm

See full review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

See full review of Samsung M30

Conclusion

So which one is your pick from the comparison of Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30? We believe the Note 7 Pro has a clear edge in most of the departments but at the same time, Galaxy M30 also has a lot to offer for under 15k budget smartphone. The war is one and surely the users are polarized based on their experiences and brand loyalty.

We hope with this comparison, you can choose the best phone under 15k for yourself.


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