Redmi just launched a new variant of the K30 5G: one of the first 5G mid-rangers. The new version is called Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition and it comes with improvements to the hardware department and a new color variant. Is it the mid-ranger to go for in the actual period or there is something better? In order to establish this, we decided to compare the new amazing handset to other best-buys actually available to purchase. For this in-depth specs comparison, we chose the new Realme 6 Pro and the Oppo Reno3 5G.
|Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition||Oppo Realme 6 Pro||Oppo Reno3|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm, 208 g||163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm, 202 grams||160.3 x 74.3 x 8 mm, 181 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz||Mediatek Dimensity 1000L, octa-core|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, MIUI||Android 10, Realme UI||Android 10, Color OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP, f/1.9, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4 front camera
|Quad 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8, f/2.5, f/2.3 and f/2.4
Dual 16 + 8 MP f/2.1 and f/2.2 front camera
|Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/1.8, f/2.2 and f/2.4
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||4500 mAh, fast charging 30W||4300 mAh, fast charging 30W||4025 mAh, fast charging 30W with VOOC Flash Charge 4.0|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
Starting from the display, while Oppo Reno3 comes with a standard waterdrop notch, Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition and Realme 6 Pro adopt a dual punch-hole design. But despite that, Oppo Reno3 5G remains my favorite device in terms of aesthetics. It is the most compact device of the trio and even the thinnest one. Further, it has an aluminum frame and a glass back, unlike the Realme 6 Pro which comes with a plastic frame and a glass back. The Oppo Reno3 5G also comes with a more minimalistic rear side than Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition.
Do you prefer an AMOLED display with a standard refresh rate or an IPS panel with a high refresh rate? If your answer is AMOLED display, go for the Oppo Reno3 offering more vivid colors, deeper blacks, and an in-display fingerprint reader. If you prefer having a high refresh rate because you want the smoothest viewing experience, choose the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition which also offers the HDR10 certification. The Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition also comes with a wider diagonal. Realme 6 Pro has a 90 Hz IPS display.
The strongest hardware department belongs to the Oppo Reno3. It is equipped with a Dimensity 1000L (including 5G support, but no mmWave) and up to 12 gigs of RAM. Right after, we got the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition with the new Snapdragon 768G mobile platform and 6 GB of RAM. Realme 6 Pro takes the third place, but it is still a very performing handset with its Snapdragon 720G SoC and up to 8 gigs of RAM. Android 10 is installed out of the box on all of these devices. Note that Redmi K30 and Oppo Reno3 support 5G, while Realme 6 Pro does not.
The most impressive cameras belong to the Oppo Reno3: the only handset to support OIS. The device also sports an awesome 32 MP front camera. The silver medal goes to the Realme 6 Pro which is also the only device of this trio to come with a telephoto lens and 2x optical zoom. Further, it is the only with an ultrawide dual front camera. If you are looking for the greatest camera phone, simply do not choose the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition.
Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition sports the biggest battery, but 5G is very energy-demanding. With its 4300 mAh battery, Realme 6 Pro should last more on a single charge because it does not support 5G. Oppo Reno3 has 5G and the smallest battery, but we believe it will still be satisfying. In each case, you get 30W fast charging with blazing charging speeds.
Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition is priced €260/$280, Oppo Reno3 starts from €440/$475, and Realme 6 Pro is priced €200/$216 in its base variant. Overall, Redmi K30 5G Racing offers a more interesting display, Oppo Reno3 is the only with an AMOLED panel and it has a better camera, while Realme 6 is inferior to both but offers a higher value for money. Which one would you pick?
- 120 Hz display
- Biggest battery
- Wide display
- Inferior cameras
- Best front cameras
- 90 Hz display
- Telephoto sensor
- Global availability
- No 5G
- Inferior hardware
- Amazing hardware
- Great cameras
- Compact design
- AMOLED display
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