Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi recently announced the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max smartphones in India. The price point the Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphone is introduced at, puts it right into competition with the likes of devices like the Realme 6 and the Samsung Galaxy M30s. If you are interested in buying any of the devices that we mentioned, but are confused at which one to go for, you are in the right place. Today, we will compare the Redmi Note 9 Pro with the Realme 6 and Samsung Galaxy M30s devices and try to find out the best choice of a smartphone for you. So, without waiting any further, let’s jump right into the comparison.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Price in India
Starting with the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the device is launched in two memory variants in India – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 12,999 (roughly around $175) and one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs 15,999 (roughly around $215). Realme 6, on the other hand, the company has introduced three memory variants of the device – a 4GB/64GB variant for Rs 12,999, 6GB/128GB variant for Rs 14,999, and 8GB/128GB variant for Rs 15,999. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M30s is available in two memory configurations in India – 4GB/64GB for Rs 13,999 and 6GB/128GB for Rs 16,999.
If the price is your primary concern, the base variant of Realme 6 is the cheapest of them all.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Display Features
As far as the display is concerned, the Redmi Note 9 Pro flaunts a relatively large 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The device comes with a single punch-hole selfie snapper, which is located in the very middle. The Realme 6, on the other hand, features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The device features a 90Hz refresh rate. Just like the Redmi Note 9 Pro, the Realme 6 also features a single punch-hole selfie camera, but the punch-hole is located in the top left corner of the Realme 6. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M30s sport a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with an Infinity-U notch.
When it comes to display, the choice of the smartphone would rely on so many factors, including the display type, display size, and the type of the front camera arrangement. If you are willing to buy an AMOLED device, you can opt for the Samsung Galaxy M30s. If you want a large display, the Redmi Note 9 Pro provides you with just that. If high refresh rates are your thing, Realme 6 is the best choice amongst the three devices that we are comparing.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Processor and Software
Let’s talk about the processors first. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, making it the first Redmi Note smartphone to be powered by a Snapdragon 7-series processor. The processor is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme 6, on the other hand, comes with a 2.05GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, which is paired with an ARM G76 GPU, 4GB/6GB/8GB of LPDDR4x quad-channel RAM, and 64GB/128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M30s is equipped with the company’s in-house Exynos 9611 processor that is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. When it comes to the processing power, both MediaTek G90T and Snapdragon 720G are pretty potent chipsets.
Speaking of the software, both Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 ship with the latest Android 10 OS out of the box, but the Samsung Galaxy M30s is still to receive the latest Android update. That being said, all three smartphones have different skins baked on top of Android. Realme 6 runs on Realme UI, Redmi Note 9 Pro makes use of MIUI 11, and Samsung Galaxy M30s utilizes One UI. The choice would ultimately boil down to personal preference.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Camera Features
Coming to the cameras of the devices, the Redmi Note 9 Pro quad rear camera setup, which includes a 48MP primary wide-angle camera (with night mode), an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree Field of View, a 2MP depth sensor with AI portrait mode, and a 5MP macro camera with up to 2cm focus distance. At the front, the device comes with a 16MP selfie shooter.
The Realme 6, on the other hand, sports a quadruple rear camera setup – a 64MP Samsung GW1 wide-angle camera (f/1.8) + an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens (f/2.3) + a 2MP B&W portrait lens (f/2.4) + a 2MP macro camera (f/2.4). The front camera is a 16MP unit.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M30s features a triple rear camera setup, which includes a 48MP primary sensor, a 5MP depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens. At the front, the Samsung Galaxy M30s also comes with a 16MP selfie shooter.
When it comes to cameras, mere numbers are not sufficient enough for anyone to decide as to which device is better, but the Realme 6 still takes the lead owing to a much larger 64MP sensor, at least on paper.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Battery Features
Realme 6 sports a 4,300mAh battery, which has support for up to 30W of fast charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a large 5,020mAh battery, but with a relatively slower 18W charging. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M30s features the largest battery out of the three smartphones that we are comparing – 6,000mAh, but its charging speed is 15W.
When it comes to batteries, the Samsung Galaxy M30s has the largest battery, but the Realme 6 has the fastest charging speeds. You can, therefore, make your buying decision accordingly.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s: Verdict
All three smartphones that we have compared today come with value-for-money specifications and features. The Realme 6 is a better device when it comes to fast charging, high refresh rate, and cameras. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the hot choice when it comes to a large display and a decent battery. The Samsung Galaxy M30s should be your go-to device if you are interested in an AMOLED display smartphone and let’s not forget the 6,000mAh battery.