Redmi K30 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2: Price, Specifications Compared

Redmi K30, Realme X2, and Redmi Note 8 Pro, all three phones pack a 64-megapixel main camera.

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Redmi K30 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2: Price, Specifications Compared

Redmi K30 packs a quad rear camera set-up, akin to the Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro

Highlights
  • Redmi K30 and Realme X2 are powered by Snapdragon 730G SoC
  • Of the three, only Realme X2 offers an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Redmi K30 is the only phone of the trio to pack dual front cameras

Redmi K30 is official. The latest entrant in the Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi's K-series, the Redmi K30 will be offered in 5G and 4G variant. While the markets like India that are still waiting for 5G will get the 4G variant, China and Europe will receive the 5G as well as the 4G version of the phone. Going by the Redmi K30's specifications, it will go head to head against the likes Realme XT 730G aka the Realme X2 that is all set to launch in India on December 17. Interestingly, if one were to convert China price of Redmi K30 in Indian currency, it falls in the same ballpark as Xiaomi's acclaimed Redmi Note 8 Pro. Here's how the Redmi K30, Realme X2 and Redmi Note 8 Pro compare in terms of pricing and internal hardware.

Redmi K30 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2 price  

Redmi K30 has been priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,100) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage options will set buyers back by CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,100), the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option costs CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,100), while the top-end 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model is priced at CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 22,100). It comes in Deep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade Fantasy colour options.

Realme X2 Will Be the Name of Realme XT 730G in India, Company Reveals

The Realme X2 aka Realme XT 730G has been priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,200) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone's 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option carries a price tag of CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,300). It comes in Silver Wing White, Avocado Green, and Star Map Blue colour options.

redmi k30 body Redmi K30

Redmi K30 features a pill-shaped hole-punch that houses two selfie cameras

 

As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, it starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB variant, while the 6GB RAM + 128GB model will set buyers back by Rs. 15,999. The top-end 8GB RAM + 128GB configuration is priced at at Rs. 17,999. It is currently available in Electric Blue, Gamma Green, Halo White, and Shadow Black colour options.

Redmi K30 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme X2 specifications  

The dual-SIM Redmi K30 packs a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) display with 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The Realme X2 sports a smaller 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. As for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, it features a 6.53-inch full-HD (1080 x 2340 pixels) HDR display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop notch.

Redmi K30 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM. The Realme X2 also draws power from the Snapdragon 730G SoC ticking alongside up to 8GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, on the other hand, has the octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T SoC at its heart ticking in tandem with up to 8GB of RAM.

Redmi K30 packs a 4,500mAh battery with 27W charging, and there is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. In comparison, the Realme X2 Pro packs a 4000mAh with support for 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0, and has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, and features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.

Redmi K30 vs Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro cameras 

Coming to the imaging department, the Redmi K30 packs a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the main rear camera with f/1.89 aperture. It is accompanied by a 2-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8 -megapixel wide-angle snapper with 120-degree field of view. On the front sits the 20-megapixel selfie snapper assisted by a 2-megapixel selfie snapper.

As for the Realme X2's camera hardware, it also packs a 64-megapixel main snapper with an f/1.8 aperture. It is assisted by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle shooter, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a dedicated 2-megapixel macro snapper. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes equipped with a 64-megapixel main camera with an f/1.89 lens, accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. There is a 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the front for selfies and video calls.


Is Realme X2 better than Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Redmi K30 vs Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro comparison
  Redmi K30 Realme X2 Redmi Note 8 Pro
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GENERAL
BrandXiaomiRealmeXiaomi
ModelRedmi K30X2Redmi Note 8 Pro
Release date10th December 2019December 201929th August 2019
Launched in IndiaNoNoYes
Dimensions (mm)165.30 x 76.60 x 8.79158.70 x 75.20 x 8.60161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81
Weight (g)208.00182.00200.00
Battery capacity (mAh)450040004500
Removable batteryNoNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryVOOCProprietary
ColoursDeep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade FantasyPearl White, Pearl BlueHalo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Electric Blue
Body type-GlassGlass
Wireless charging-NoNo
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.676.406.53
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:919.5:919.5:9
HARDWARE
Processor2.2GHz octa-coreocta-coreocta-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 730GQualcomm Snapdragon 730GMediaTek Helio G90T
RAM6GB8GB6GB
Internal storage64GB128GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256-512
Dedicated microSD slotNoYesYes
CAMERA
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.89, 0.8-micron) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.8, 1/1.72-micron) + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear flashYesYesYes
Front camera20-megapixel (0.8-micron) + 2-megapixel (1.75-micron)32-megapixel20-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear autofocus-YesYes
Pop-Up Camera--No
Front autofocus--No
Front flash--No
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
SkinMIUI 11ColorOS 6MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
NFCYes--
Number of SIMs222
Wi-Fi DirectYes--
USB Type-C-YesYes
Active 4G on both SIM cards-YesYes
USB OTG--Yes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYesYesYes
Fingerprint sensorYesYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
Gyroscope-YesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium looks, good build quality
  • Good cameras
  • Very fast charging
  • Smooth gaming performance
  • Bad
  • Low-light video recording could be better
Display6.40-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Front Camera32-megapixel
Rear Camera64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM8GB
Storage128GB
Battery Capacity4000mAh
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Versatile cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • HDR display
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Sub-par low-light video performance
Display6.53-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera20-megapixel
Rear Camera64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity4500mAh
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
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