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Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): which phone is more worth buying?

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): which phone is more worth buying?

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-12-12 898 0

After the release of Redmi K30 4G and 5G phones, there are official news revealing that the OPPO’s sub-brand Realme will launch the Realme X2 On December 17. And it has been widely believed that the Realme X2 will be the Realme XT 730G, so most specs of the Realme X2 will be the same as the Realme XT except the upgraded 730G processor. However, you may be faced with a dilemma, as the Redmi K30 4G version and the upcoming Realme X2 offer very similar specs and even the price tag. Which one should you choose? The following detailed analysis may help you.

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G)

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): specs

 

Redmi K30 4G version

Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G)

Display

6.67-inch dual punch-hole LCD screen

6.4-inch AMOLED water drop screen

Screen resolution

2400 x 1080 FHD+

2340 x 1080 pixels

Screen refresh rate

Max 120Hz

60Hz

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G

Rear camera

● 64MP primary lens, Sony IMX686 image sensor, 1/1.7” photosensitive area, f/1.89 aperture

● 8MP ultra wide angle lens, FOV 120 degree, f/2.2 aperture

● 2MP macro lens, f/2.4 aperture

● 2MP depth lens, f/2.4 aperture

● 64MP primary lens, Samsung GW1 image sensor, 1/1.72” photosensitive area, f/1.8 aperture;

● 8MP ultra wide angle lens, FOV 118 degree, f/2.25 aperture;

● 2MP macro lens, f/2.4 aperture

● 2MP depth lens, f/2.4 aperture  

Front camera

20MP main lens + 2MP portrait blur lens

32MP, f/2.0 aperture

Operating system

MIUI 11 based on Android 10

ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie

RAM

6GB / 8GB

6GB / 8GB

ROM

64GB / 128GB / 256GB, UFS 2.1

64GB / 128GB / 256GB, UFS 2.1

Battery capacity

4500mAh

4000mAh battery

Fast charging

27W fast charging

30W fast charging

3.5mm headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Multifunctional NFC

Yes

Yes

Infrared remote control

Yes

No

Fingerprint sensor

Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

In-screen fingerprint sensor

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0

Price

● 6+64GB: 1599 yuan (about $227)

● 6+128GB: 1699 yuan (about $241)

● 8+128GB: 1899 yuan (about $270)

● 8+256GB: 2199 yuan (about $313)

● 6+64GB: 1599 yuan (about $227)

● 6+128GB: 1799 yuan (about $256)

● 8+128GB: 1899 yuan (about $270)

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): design

The two phones adopt different design. The Redmi K30 4G phone comes with 6.67-inch dual punch-hole LCD screen with the resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, while the Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G) adopts 6.4-inch AMOLED water drop screen with the resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Compared to the LCD screen, the AMOLED screen offers more excellent colors and improved brightness, and it also supports Always-on Display feature. However, the AMOLED screen may cause more eyestrain than the LCD screen.

Redmi K30 4G phone

On the back, both the phones offer vertical-aligned quad camera lenses, but they are put in different places. The quad camera lenses on Redmi K30 are placed in a polished circular panel in the upper middle of the back panel, while it’s located in the upper left of the back panel on the Realme X2.

Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G)

In addition, the two phones adopt different fingerprint solutions. The Redmi K30 comes with an integrated side-placement power button with a fingerprint sensor, while the Realme X2 offers an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): camera

The two phones offer same 64MP quad rear cameras, which consists of a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth lens.

However, there are some differences in details. The 64MP primary lens of the Redmi K30 4G phone adopts the latest Sony IMX686 image sensor, while the Realme X2 primary lens adopts Samsung GW1 image sensor. Presently, we still don’t know which image sensor is better.

Redmi K30 4G phone rear camera

In addition, their front camera setup is also different. The Redmi K30 4G phone is equipped with dual front cameras, which consist of a 20MP primary lens and a 2MP portrait lens, while the Realme X2 offers a 32MP front camera.

Redmi K30 4G phone dual front camera

Therefore, if you like taking selfie, the Redmi K20 4G phone will offer you better image qualities thanks to its additional 2MP portrait lens.

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): Processor and performance


Now, let’s talk about the key part - processor. Both Redmi K30 4G and Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G) are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset.

Snapdragon 730G processor on Redmi K30 4G and Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G)

The Snapdragon 730G is fueled by an 8nm process and adopt dual-cluster structure, which consists of 2x Kryo 470 Gold with the clock speed of 2.2 GHz and 6x Kryo 470 Silver with the clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Compared to the Snapdragon 730, the Snapdragon 730G offers up to 15% faster graphics rendering.

In the AnTuTu Benchmark test, the Snapdragon 730G scores 2,59,109 points, which is 52027 points higher than that of Snapdragon 730.

The "G" means the "Gaming", so the Snapdragon 730G also offers better gaming performance than the basic chip. It supports Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Quad HD+ Display, which will greatly optimize the gaming performance.

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): gaming performance

If you are a gamer, the screen refresh rate is also an important spec you should consider, as the high screen refresh rate will offer you smoother gaming experience. In this aspect, the Redmi K30 4G phone does better than the Realme X2, as the Redmi K30 4G phone supports up to 120Hz screen refresh rate. Presently, only a few of high-end gaming phones like ASUS ROG Phone 2 support this high refresh rate. However, the Realme X2 only supports normal 60Hz screen refresh rate.

Redmi K30 4G 120Hz screen refresh rate

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): battery and charging


In terms of battery, the Redmi K30 4G phone offers larger 4500mAh battery with the support of 27W fast charging, while the Realme X2 is equipped with a 4000mAh battery with the support of 30W fast charging.

Redmi K30 4G phone 4500mAh battery

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): operating system and other aspects


The newly released Redmi K30 4G phone runs the latest MIUI 11 operating system based on Android 10, while Realme X2 Chinese edition runs the ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie. However, it’s possible that the Realme X2 will come with built in ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 in the upcoming Inida launch event.

Redmi K30 4G phone runs MIUI 11 operating system

In other aspects, both Redmi K30 4G phone and Realme X2 remain the 3.5mm headphone jack and support multifunctional NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. In addition, the Redmi K30 4G phone also supports infrared remote control, with that you can conveniently control the infrared supported devices like air conditioner, etc.

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): price and which phone is better?


As both Redmi K30 and Realme X2 are only available in Chinese market, so the prices we compared here are their Chinese price tag and they are as follows:

Redmi K30 4G phone:

● 6+64GB: 1599 yuan (about $227);

● 6+128GB: 1699 yuan (about $241);

● 8+128GB: 1899 yuan (about $270);

● 8+256GB: 2199 yuan (about $313);

Realme X2:

● 6+64GB: 1599 yuan (about $227);

● 6+128GB: 1799 yuan (about $256);

● 8+128GB: 1899 yuan (about $270);

As we can see, the two phones are offered at almost the same price. The only difference is that the Redmi K30 4G phone 6+128GB version is a little cheaper than the Realme X2.

So, which phone offer betters value for money?

In fact, it all depends. As there are not a big difference between the two phones. If you prefer a phone with larger display, better selfie quality and smoother gaming performance, we recommend you to buy the Redmi K30 4G phone.

However, if you like AMOLED screen and faster charging speed, the Realme X2 is also a good choice.

Realme X2 pre-order in India

Redmi K30 4G vs Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G): availability

The Redmi K30 4G phoen has been released in China, and it will go on sale at 10:00 on December 12. The Realme X2 (Realme XT 730G) has been available in China, and it will be released on December 17 in India. In addition, Realme has officially announced that customers who pay a deposit during Dec.10th -16th will enjoy a 500 rupees discount and get 100% chance to buy the new Realme X2 in advance. If you want to buy it, please head to the official online website to know more details.


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