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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer vs Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer vs Samsung Galaxy A30 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
6.21"
AMOLED

1080x2248

12
MP

20mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer X
Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Mi 8 Explorer18 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorervsGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
+2.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core69%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (110GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (24GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)1%
Thinner
vs7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP15%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 16MP + 5MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+(front) 20MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 16MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs+165 grams (5.78 ounces)7%
Lighter
1080x2248 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels4%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+403 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.21"vs+6.4"3%
Larger screen
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
3000 mAhvs+4000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

28 Common items in both devices
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+21 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
ModelMi 8 ExplorerGalaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Other model names小米8 透明探索版, Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer 8GB RAM + 128GBGalaxy A30 SM-A305G/Dual-Sim (32GB + 3GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)ChinaHong Kong
(Global, International), China, Hong Kong
(Latin America)
(Latin America)
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release date6/1/20183/2/2019, Announced: 2/25/2019
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 154.9 millimeters (2.94 x 6.1 in)74.7 x 158.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 1.1 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7904 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzARM Mali-G71 MP2 (770MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 96550 (v7)
Geekbench: 4146 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 4.6fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
32GB (24GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.21" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2248 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display features600nits[typ]
HDR10
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-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/upload1024/150 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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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 supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+

📷 Camera

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.456mm1/3.4"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels4608x3456 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 registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedMono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 4+
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered23 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black (transparent back)
- MIUI 10
- Always-On Display
- WiFi display
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red

☢️ Radiation rate

Xiaomi Mi 8 ExplorerSamsung Galaxy A30 (SM-A305G/DS 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.316W/kg (head), 0.404W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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