Finally, the Xiaomi subsidiary Redmi has unveiled its much-awaited Redmi K30 smartphone in an event in China. As expected, it comes in two different variants; Redmi K30 5G and standard Redmi K30 (4G). There some significant differences between these two devices. In this article, we will be differentiating Redmi K30 5G vs. Redmi K30 standard 4G variant. Without any further delay, let’s get started!
Redmi K30 5G vs. Redmi K30 4G Specifications Comparison
|Redmi K30 5G||Redmi K30 4G|
|Display||6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ LCD||6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ LCD|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (both front and rear)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (both front and rear)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 618|
|Rear Camera||64MP, f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP depth + 5MP macro||64MP, f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP depth + 2MP macro|
|Front Camera||Dual 20MP + 2MP||Dual 20MP + 2MP|
|Battery||4500 mAh, 30W charging||4500 mAh, 27W charging|
|Storage & RAM||6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage||6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage|
|OS||Android 10;MIUI 11||Android 10;MIUI 11|
|Price||6GB/64GB - 1999 CNY
6GB/128GB - 2299 CNY
8GB/128GB - 2599 CNY
8GB/256GB - 2899 CNY
|6GB/64GB - 1599 CNY
6GB/128GB - 1699 CNY
8GB/128GB - 1899 CNY
8GB/256GB - 2199 CNY
|Availability||January 7, 2020||December 12, 2019|
|Colors||White, Blue, Red, Purple||White, Blue, Red, Purple|
Hardware and performance
The Redmi K30 5G variant is powered by the latest Snapdragon 765G chipset coupled with Adreno 620 GPU. The standard K30 4G variant, on the other hand, gets the older Snapdragon 730G chipset. According to the Qualcomm, company behind the Snapdragon chipset, claims that the latest Adreno 620 has 20% faster graphics and better power efficiency. Considering the CPU, both SD 765G and SD 730G use Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 combination. But the clock speed is higher on Snapdragon 765G.
Another significant advantage for the Redmi K30 5G is that it comes with 5G support, as the name suggests. If you want to use your device at least for the next few years, you should invest in the latest 5G technology. The 5th generation of internet connectivity offers faster speeds and is the future of wireless technology. There is no doubt about Redmi K30 5G has better performance compared to the standard Redmi K30 4G variant.
This is another department where the Redmi K30 shines. The Redmi K30 5G variant sports 64MP Sony’s IMX686 primary sensor combined with 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 5MP dedicated macro lens. However, there is no major difference in camera arrangement on both the variants, but Redmi K30 4G uses a 2MP macro lens instead of 5MP used on the 5G variant. Both the devices arrive with dual 20MP + 2MP punch-hole front-facing camera to take selfies. Overall, the camera is equally good on both devices.
Display, Battery, and More
Besides, both variants include the same features. The Redmi K30 incorporated the 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ IPS LCD display with slim bezels and thin chin. The other key highlight is the 120Hz refresh rate to the IPS panel. It means the touch response is smoother in comparison to Redmi 20 series. Because the K20 uses standard 60Hz display, meaning Redmi K30 has as much as twice a faster touch response. The full glass design crafts the device. Both front and rear side utilizes the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.
The handset packs 4500 mAh non-removable battery to keep the lights on. The 5G variant gets the 30W fast charging support, whereas, 4G variant has been restricted to 27W fast charging support. There are minimal changes in terms of charging capabilities; otherwise, both the devices are well capable of charging at a decent rate. Further, the device runs on the latest Android 10 based on MIUI 11 custom skin on the top. All the essential connectivity options are present on both the device. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is embedded for enhanced security as well as a face lock option.
Redmi K30 Pricing and Availability
Both the Redmi K30 variants multiple storages and RAM variants. Starting with Redmi K30 5G, it starts from 1,999 CNY for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The same amount of RAM with 128GB storage costs 2,299 CNY, 8GB RAM with 128GB will cost 2,599 CNY, which goes up to 2,899 CNY for the top variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The 4G variant starts from 1,599 CNY for 6GB RAM / 64GB storage. Another variant with 128GB storage costs 1,699 CNY, 8GB RAM / 128GB storage options is priced at 1,899 CNY and top variant is valued at 2,199 CNY offering 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. As far as availability is concerned, Redmi K30 4G is already up for pre-orders and will start selling from December 12 in China. The Redmi K30 5G sales will take place from January 2020.