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Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy A30 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 XSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)09Points
Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A30 X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)vsRedmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
+165 grams (5.78 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs190 grams (6.65 ounces)
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD IPS
+6.4"2%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 13MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 version A2DP
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
403 PPIvs+409 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(dual camera) 16MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP187%
Higher resolution main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+P2i certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

37 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (51GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front / Plastic body, glass front/back
16 million
1080x2340 pixels
LED flash
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
ModelGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM) M1908C3JG, M1908C3JE,M1908C3JH
Country or region availableLatin AmericaChileColombiaPeruUruguay
Latin America, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay
India(Global, International)
India, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateMarch, 2019September, 2019
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedP2i certified: water repellent nano-coating
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.4" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100M1908C3JG version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12/13
VoLTE

M1908C3JG version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm 1/4" 1.12µm)
2MP macro (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue
- MIUI 10
- 19.5:9
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W18W
Talk time autonomy1380 minutes | 23 hours | 1 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.316W/kg (head) | 0.404W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered