Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Realme 3: Which One To Buy?

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The mid-range segment never seems to be out of action especially in the Indian mobile market. Samsung has recently announced its the Galaxy M30 (review) while Xiaomi has debuted Redmi Note 7 in India. Realme 3 (review), on the other hand, is another smartphone that has joined this club. (हिंदी में पढ़िए)

So, like always we decided to see which one’s better value for your money. Here’s a quick comparison of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Samsung Galaxy M30 and Realme 3.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Realme 3 Comparison: Specifications

Model Redmi Note 7 Samsung Galaxy M30 Realme 3
Display 6.3 inches, 2340 x 1080 pixels 6.38 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Processor 2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 7904 2.1 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P70
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) Hybrid Slot 64GB (expandable up to 512GB)

Dedicated Slot

32/64GB (expandable up to 256GB) Dedicated Slot
Software Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI Android 8.1 Oreo, Experience UI Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS
Primary Camera 12 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera 13 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP Triple Camera 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 13MP 16MP 13MP
Fingerprint sensor Yes, rear Yes, rear Yes, rear
Battery 4000mAh 5000mAh 4230mAh
  • 3GB + 32GB – Rs. 9,999
  • 4GB + 64GB – Rs.11,999
  • Rs 14,990 – 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage.
  • Rs 17,990 – 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage.
  • 3GB + 32GB – Rs. 8,999
  • 4GB + 64GB – Rs. 10,999

(*) – speculative specs

Samsung Galaxy M30: Everything You Need To Know

Samsung has taken an aggressive stance in 2019 and it seems in no mood to change. After launching the Galaxy M20, the company has launched M30 in India. The phone flaunts a 6.4-inch Infinity-U AMOLED panel display with a resolution 2210 x1080 pixels (FHD+). Aesthetically, this one gets a fresh look with gradient black that should appeal to brand-conscious consumers.

In the rear camera department, it sports a triple camera setup which includes a 13MP primary camera along with a 5MP secondary ultra-wide sensor and a tertiary 5MP depth sensor. As for the front camera, it’s has a 16MP shooter.

Under the hood, the phone runs on an Exynos 7904 chipset. This Samsung phone dons Android Oreo-based Experience UI. The phone comes with 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charger bundled within the box. It is offered in two configurations: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Both variants support microSD card up 512GB. Samsung has priced them aggressively at Rs 14,990 and Rs 17,990, respectively.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Everything You Need To Know

The phone has launched in India alongside a pro variant. It differs from the Note 7 launched back in its homeland. The phone houses 12MP + 2MP camera at the back. Though the rear camera scene differs from its Chinese counterpart, the front camera remains the same 13MP sensor. The company, however, has hopes up for the AI’s play in camera optimization. Thus you could expect a better portrait mode, smart beauty features, and scene recognition support with this brand new Note 7.

Upfront, a tiny waterdrop notch resides on a 6.3-inch display with 2340 x 1080 resolution. Xiaomi also packs a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Though, the bundled adapter supports up to 10W charging only. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset like the Pro variant. You could grab the device in a combination of 3GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs. 9,999. Or else, go with the higher 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage variant for Rs. 11,999.

Realme 3: Everything You Need to Know

Realme 3 (review) has a dewdrop notch on its 6.3-inch screen with HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This notch houses a 13MP front camera. The primary camera at the back shares the same 13MP pixel size and is paired with a 2MP secondary sensor. The camera app packs the usual features and much more like Portrait mode, Panorama, and Nightscape mode. Thanks to Camera API 2.0 native support, you could install Google Camera and enjoy the enriched experience.

The phone runs on MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of onboard storage. The 4230mAh battery should suffice for a day’s usage. However, Realme hasn’t given fast charging support. Realme’s Android Pie based Color OS has you covered on almost all features with the caveat of seemingly bloated experience. But again, that’s subjective to each of our taste. For what it’s worth, this one is the cheapest one of the three. So, Realme 3 has price playing in its way.

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