Hello! The comparison of Samsung Galaxy M30S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, according to tradition, I will start with the appearance.
These smartphones have some similarities in size and design, but a closer look reveals a lot of differences.
The housing of the Galaxy M30S is made of plastic. The device turned out to be 159 millimeters long, 75.1 millimeters wide, and 8.9 millimeters thick. It weighs 188 grams. The smartphone has a large screen with narrow frames and a teardrop-shaped cutout for the front camera, above which the speaker is located. The volume and power buttons are located on the right side. On the opposite side is a slot in which you can simultaneously install 2 nano-SIM cards and a microSD memory card. On the bottom of the smartphone are a speaker, microphone, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, and a USB Type-C charging port.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received a glass case. It is slightly longer and wider than the Samsung Galaxy M30S. It’s length is 161.4 millimeters, and the width is 76.4 millimeters. At the same time, the thickness turned out to be slightly less – 8.8 millimeters. The weight of the device is exactly 200 grams. The smartphone received a screen with narrow frames and a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera, above which the speaker is located, and next to that is an infrared sensor. On the right side of the smartphone, there are volume and power buttons. On the left is a slot for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. Below is a 3.5 mm jacks for headphones, a Type-C port, a microphone, and a speaker.
The Galaxy M30S is available in black, blue, and white colors. The surface of the back cover has a beautiful gradient transition, shimmering in the light. Of the work items on the back of the smartphone there is a fingerprint scanner and a module consisting of three cameras and a flash.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass at the back. The smartphone is available in four colors: white, black, red, and blue with a transition to black in the center of the back cover. As for the main camera module, it is located in the center. Below it is a fingerprint scanner.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy M30S is 6.4 inches. The Super AMOLED matrix is used with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9. The screen of the smartphone, in its capabilities, isn’t particularly inferior to Samsung’s flagships last year. It gives a good and bright picture, which is clearly visible in the sun. There are many settings and useful features, including Always On Display, adaptive brightness, and eye protection.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received a screen with a diagonal of 6.53 inches and an IPS matrix. The screen aspect ratio is 19.5 to 9, and the resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels. The matrix has a bright and color-rich picture, as well as good viewing angles. In the settings of the smartphone, there is a vision protection mode and selection of color gamut.
As for the software, the Samsung Galaxy M30S is running Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s proprietary shell – One UI. In this shell, part of the functional elements of the interface is located at the bottom of the display, and the space above is reserved for headers and their contents. OneUI has a night mode that looks great on the AMOLED screen and ensures the comfortable use of your smartphone in the dark. Users can change the location of the navigation buttons or hide them and use gesture controls. The shell interface is intuitive and has basically zero learning curve. For a comfortable pastime, the Samsung Galaxy M30S has a Game Booster program that provides smooth graphics and natural movement of objects in the game plot. It also has well-optimized battery consumption and processor temperature.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with a proprietary shell – MIUI 10. In the latest update, the shell received new features and has undergone a number of changes in design and standard applications. Gesture management and a new voice assistant have appeared, and the quality of photos has also improved. In addition, optimization has been carried out for longer battery life. Also, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has Game Turbo 2.0 technology, which optimizes the smartphone during games.
The main camera of the Samsung Galaxy M30S is 48 megapixels. With its help, it is possible to create pictures with high detail at any time of day. In addition, the smartphone received an ultra-wide camera with 8 megapixels with a viewing angle of 123 degrees – as well as a 5-megapixel camera with a depth sensor, which allows you to adjust the sharpness of the photo both before and after shooting. The camera has a 4x optical zoom. It can blur the background and eliminate unwanted background noise from pictures, making them look more professional. Video recording can be shot in 4K resolution with a frequency of 30 frames per second. There is also a slow motion mode of 240 frames per second with HD resolution. The front camera of the Samsung Galaxy M30S, with 16 megapixels, can take bright and clear pictures with blurring background effects.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a 64 megapixel sensor as the main camera, which can be switched to 16 megapixel shooting mode if desired. The smartphone also received an 8-megapixel wide-angle module, depth and macro sensors, each of which has 2 megapixels. The Note 8 Pro uses a dual LED flash. Video recording can be shot in 4K resolution with a frequency of 30 frames per second. The front camera of the smartphone received a 20 megapixel sensor.
The Galaxy M30S has an 8-core Exynos 9611 processor with a clock frequency of 2.3 gigahertz. The smartphone received 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of internal memory. There is also a version with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of internal memory. If desired, the device’s memory can be increased with a 512 gigabyte microSD card.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro received the 8-core Mediatek Helio G90T processor. It has 6 gigabytes of RAM, and 64 or 128 gigabytes of internal storage capacity. The internal memory can be supplemented with a 256 gigabyte memory card. In the AnTuTu Benchmark performance test, the Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone almost doubled its rival’s score, gaining more than 280 thousand points.
The Samsung Galaxy M30S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro support dual-band Wi-Fi, including the AC standard and 4G mobile networks. The devices use Bluetooth version 5.0. An NFC-module is present in both smartphones.
The Galaxy M30S received a large capacity lithium-polymer battery. It has a 6000 mAh capacity, which will ensure the long-term operation of the smartphone. The device supports fast charging, which will fully charge the device in less than 2 hours. The smartphone is able to work up to 29 hours in video playback mode and up to 130 hours in music listening mode.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. In active use mode, the device works for more than a day. The smartphone has support for fast charging technology, but wireless charging is not supported.
I analyzed the reviews on the internet that the owners of the Samsung Galaxy M30S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro have left. Let’s take a look at what people like and don’t like about these smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy M30S
- The case is made of plastic
- Small amount of internal memory
- Does not support wireless charging
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Big and heavy
- The camera protrudes strongly
- The smartphone heats up while playing games
Samsung Galaxy M30S
- The battery lasts for 2 days
- Large and bright Super AMOLED screen
- Fast fingerprint scanner
- 48 megapixel camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- 5 cameras, one of which is 64 megapixels
- Large battery capacity
- There is an NFC module
- Supports fast charging
So, the Samsung Galaxy M30S, unlike its opponent, has a battery with a larger capacity and a screen with a Super AMOLED matrix. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro received a more powerful gaming processor and 64 megapixel camera. In addition, it has a glass case with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. In the description box below this video, you’ll find links to online stores where you can compare prices for these smartphones.