Samsung M30s and Realme XT were launched in September 2019 and are packed with some of the fantastic features that make it a hot property in the mid-range smartphone market.
In this article, we compare the two smartphones across 11 parameters, including camera, processor and pricing, to make it easier for you to choose one. Do read the article till the end to get a comprehensive analysis of the smartphones.
Samsung M30s runs on Exynos 9611 processor supported by a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The quad-core Cortex A-73 on Samsung M30s clocks at speeds up to 2.3 GHz.
Realme XT is powered by 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 712 (8 x Kryo 360), which clocks at speeds up to 2.3 GHz; Adreno 616 GPU supports it.
Both the chipsets use the 10nm fabrication process.
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Samsung M30s has a triple rear camera setup comprising of a 48MP (F2.0) primary lens with a 5MP (F2.2) depth camera and an 8MP (F2.2) ultra-wide camera. The Realme XT does one better — on paper — with a quad-lens setup, including a 64MP (f/1.8) primary shooter, an 8MP (f/2.25) wide-angle lens, a portrait and macro lens.
Samsung M30s sports a 6.4 inches super AMOLED full HD+ screen with a contrast ratio of 78960:1.
Realme XT also boasts 6.4 inches super AMOLED full HD+ screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Both the M30s and the XT sport a similar design scheme at the front with a tear-drop notch and at the rear with a glossy finish.
Realme XT has an under-the-display fingerprint sensor at the front while the Samsung M30s has it at the rear. Realme XT feels a bit lighter at 183 grams than M30s, which is about 5 grams heavier.
In the battery section, M30s leads by a considerable margin with a 6000 mAh battery. Realme XT comes with a 4000 mAh battery.
Both the devices are equipped with fast charging.
Both the smartphones run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and are unlikely to be upgraded to Android 10.
Memory and Storage
Samsung M30s comes in two variants — 6 GB and 4 GB RAM — while Realme XT comes in a single variant that features 8 GB RAM.
Samsung M30s comes with an internal storage of 64 GB and 128GB, which is expandable up to 512 GB, while Realme XT comes with 128 GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB.
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Both the devices support Bluetooth 5.0. While the Samsung M30s supports WiFi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, the Realme Xt supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Realme XT features GPS/Beidou/Galileo, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Magnetic induction sensor, Gyro-meter, Acceleration sensor, PedometerG-sensor, In-Display Fingerprint.
Samsung M30s features GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Virtual Light Sensing.
Samsung M30s comes in three colour variants: Opal Black, Sapphire Blue and Pearl White.
Realme XT has two colour variants: Pearl White and Pearl Blue.
The 6GB version of Samsung M30s costs around INR 16,999 while the 4GB version costs INR 13,999.
Realme XT will cost you INR 15,999.
When we look at the specs, both the smartphones pack some powerful features. It all depends on what you want from the smartphone — if you are a camera person, then the Realme XT is just the device for you. On the other hand, if you want more battery life, Samsung M30s is the right choice for you. For gamers, both the devices are powered by SoCs powerful enough to handle most of the games.
|Category||Samsung M30s||Realme XT|
|Display||6.4 inch super AMOLED full HD+||6.4 inch super AMOLED full HD+|
|Camera||Rear: 48 MP, f/2.0 + 8 MP, f/2.2 + 5 MP, f/2.2 Front: 16 MP, f/2.0||Rear: 64 MP, f/1.8 + 8 MP, f/2.3 + 2 MP, f/2.4 + 2 MP, f/2.4 Front: 16 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery||6000 mAh||4000 mAh|
|ROM||64GB/128GB, expandable upto 512 GB||64GB/128GB, expandable upto 256 GB|
|Colours||Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, Pearl White||Pearl White, Pearl Blue|
It all depends on your budget and the need. Both the smartphones are pretty impressive for this budget. So, which one would you prefer? Tell us in the comments below.
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Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations.
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