Realme finally launched its first-ever 5G smartphone dubbed the Realme X50. Speaking of 5G smartphones, we have already seen a bunch of other 5G devices from the other companies, like the Redmi K30 and the Vivo X30, thereby making it difficult and confusing as to which smartphone one should go for. Well, if you are one of those who are confused as well, we will try our best to clear that confusion as we will compare the above-mentioned smartphones on the basis of their respective price tags, as well as the specifications and features they have in store, to make your buying decision somewhat easier. So, without waiting any further, let’s compare the Realme X50, the Redmi K30, and the Vivo X30 smartphones.
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Price
Starting off with the Realme X50 smartphone, the company has launched the device in three variants (plus a Master Edition, of course) – the variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately INR 25,000), the variant with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 2,699 (approximately INR 27,000), and the one with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage onboard is priced at CNY 2,999 (approximately INR 30,000).
Coming to the Redmi K30, the device is launched in four memory combinations. The base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage is priced at CNY 1,999 which roughly translates to around INR 20,140. The 6GB/128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,299 or around INR 23,150. The 8GB/128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,599 or around INR 26,200. The 8GB/256GB variant of the Redmi K30 5G comes with a price tag of CNY 2,899 or around INR 29,200.
Lastly, the Vivo X30 is available in only one memory configuration as of now – 8GB/128GB priced at CNY 3,300.
If the price is the concern, the base variant of the Redmi K30 which has 6GB/64GB storage, is the least expensive of them all.
Winner: Redmi K30
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Display
Coming to the displays of the devices, the Realme X50 smartphone features a 6.57-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a dual punch-hole selfie camera located at the top left corner. The display has support for 120Hz refresh rate. The Vivo X30, on the other hand, features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel, but one won’t find a 120Hz refresh rate here. Lastly, the Redmi K30 smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch full HD+ LCD display with a dual punch-hole selfie camera located at the top right corner. Just like the one found on the Realme X50, the Redmi K30 also features a 120Hz refresh rate.
When it comes to choosing the winner here, it would depend on two prime factors – the screen type and the refresh rate. If you are concerned about the screen refresh rate, you might be well off with either the Realme X50 or the Redmi K30. If you want an AMOLED experience, the Vivo X30 is the better choice out of the three smartphones that we are comparing.
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Performance, Software
Speaking of the processors, both the Redmi K30 and the Realme X50 smartphones utilize Qualcomm’s mid-range 5G chipset dubbed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. The Vivo X30, on the other hand, runs on (and is the first one to run on) the Samsung’s Exynos 980 chipset. All three smartphones, therefore, utilize pretty potent SoCs. As far as OS is concerned, all the three devices that we are comparing run on different skins built on top of Android 10. The Realme X50 runs on Realme UI (which, as claimed by the company, is close to stock Android), the Redmi K30 runs on MIUI 11, and the Vivo X30 makes use of FunTouch OS. While the Realme UI is still in its nascent stages, MIUI has seen pretty substantial improvements lately, so we will give this one to the Redmi K30.
Winner: Redmi K30
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Camera
When it comes to the cameras, the Realme X50 smartphone features a quad rear camera setup (64MP main + 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP macro, 4K video recording) and a dual front camera setup (16MP main + 8MP ultrawide). The Redmi K30, too, comes with almost similar setup at the back (64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor + 8MP super-wide-angle sensor + 5MP macro lens + 2MP depth sensor) and a dual front camera setup (20MP primary + 2MP). The Vivo X30 features a 64MP primary sensor, a 32MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultrawide lens. At the front, the device features a single 32MP selfie snapper.
When it comes to sheer numbers, the Realme X50 takes the lead here. Of course, the real-life results seldom depend on mere statistics, but we have to give it to the Realme X50 at least for the on-paper specifications.
Winner: Realme X50
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Battery and Charging
When it comes to the battery and the charging, the Vivo X30 features a 4,350mAh battery that has support for up to 33W Flash Charge. The Redmi K30, on the other hand, is fueled with a 4,500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. Lastly, the Realme X50 packs in a 4200mAh cell with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging. In terms of numbers, the Redmi K30 has a slight advantage over the other two, owing to the bigger capacity battery, but the Vivo X30’s 33W fast charging could make up for the same with its faster-charging capability. This round, therefore, ends up in a draw, as the battery specifications of all three handsets are almost the same.
Realme X50 vs. Redmi K30 vs. Vivo X30: Verdict
All three smartphones that we have compared are pretty solid offerings. That said, we have to find out a winner here and the Redmi K30 smartphone turns out to be just that. It has a bigger battery with almost comparable charging speed, a 120Hz refresh rate display, a solid processor, and it costs the least amongst the three.