Samsung Galaxy M30s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9T

The Samsung M series has been an attempt by Samsung to regain some of its dwindling Indian market share that has been eaten away by Xiaomi and most recently Realme.

The Samsung Galaxy M30 was only launched in February this year, but Samsung is already updating it with an S model and it launches in the UK on November the 18th.

The phone has a massive upgrade from the previous Galaxy M30s switching from the Exynos 7904 to the Exynos 9611 which now features 4x Cortex-A73 cores @2.3 GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 cores @1.7 GHz, this does mean it can’t quite compete with the other two devices compared here, but I think for the price it is well worth your attention.

Price

I will point out the price first, as Samsung is the cheapest, so its sub-par chipset compared to the other two phones is justifiable. This is up for pre-order from Amazon for just £229.00 with 6GB/128GB

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is £240 for 6GB/64GB while the Xiaomi Mi 9T 6GB/64GB is £267.00.


Redmi Note 8 pro 6+64GB ARM Mali G76 MC4 6.53inch 45oomAh (White)

  • 64 million AI four photos
  • 20 million AI beauty camera
  • Professional game chip Helio G90T
  • 6.53 inches (diagonal)Full screen of water droplets
  • 4500mAh


Xiaomi Mi 9T Dual SIM 64GB 6GB RAM Carbon Black

  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10, Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • 64 GB, 6 GB RAM

CPU

The Samsung can’t really compete, but it is no slouch either, it sits somewhere between the Snapdragon 665 and the Snapdragon 712 in terms of benchmarks.



The Redmi Note 8 Pro has the most powerful chipset with the Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm) which is great for gaming.

Then the Xiaomi Mi 9T uses the Snapdragon 730, this is the none G model so it isn’t quite as powerful.

Camera

The Samsung has a solid camera for the money including:

  • 48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor

Both the Xiaomi devices outclass it with their hardware, but I wonder what the end results are like, Samsung are well know for the image quality on their flagship devices and the software processing goes a long way.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has

  • 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor

While the Xiaomi Mi 9T has

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
  • 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm

Battery

The Samsung has possibly the largest battery in the industry (ignoring random Chinese brands) at 6000mah which should last you two full days at least.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has an impressive 4500mAh, but that’s still 25% smaller than the Samsung.

Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 9T has a 4000 mAh battery

Overall

Ok, so the Samsung doesn’t quite compete overall, but the other two phones are more expensive. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro still probably represents better value for money, the price isn’t that far apart and you get a lot more phone for the price.

I perhaps should have chosen other phones at a similar price point. If you look at the popular Motorola moto g7 which costs £220 you get a Snapdragon 632, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage and a dual camera.

Comparison Table

  Samsung Galaxy M30s Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9T
Dimensions 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 in) 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.35 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz) 200 g (7.05 oz) 191 g (6.74 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio) 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio) 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
420 nits max brightness 500 nits max brightness HDR
HDR
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Exynos 9611 (10nm) Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm) Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-G76 MC4 Adreno 618
Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot) No
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
UFS2.1 UFS2.1
Rear Camera 48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm 8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera) 13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
Front 16 MP, f/2.0 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
Features HDR HDR, panorama HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic 24-bit/192kHz audio
Dolby Atmos sound Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No Yes No
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording FM radio, recording FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 15W Fast battery charging 18W Fast battery charging 18W
Colors Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, Pearl White Black, Red, Blue, White Carbon black, Red flame, Glacier blue
Price $ 269.00 / £ 216.90 / ₹ 13,999 $ 210.12 / £ 182.00 $ 278.99 / £ 255.49 / ₹ 19,999

Post from: Mighty Gadget – Gadget and Technology Blog

Samsung Galaxy M30s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 9T

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