Realme 3 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M30 vs Samsung Galaxy A20: Best Smartphone Under Rs 15,000

The sub-Rs 15,000 segment is probably the busiest smartphone segment of India. And now the introduction of Realme 3 Pro has made the competition tougher all other mid-range devices. Launched at a starting price of Rs 13,999, Realme 3 Pro competes with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Samsung’s Galaxy M30 and Galaxy A20. To make it more clear among the buyers, we thought of running a spec sheet comparison to see which one is the real king of the mid-range devices on-paper.

Display

  • Realme 3 Pro: 6.3-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 6.3-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 6.3-inch full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: 6.4-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) display

Winner This one should be hard when you have Samsung devices included there. Despite the similar resolutions of 2340 x 1080 pixels, we can crown Samsung Galaxy M30 as the winner.

samsung galaxy m30

Price Comparison

  • Realme 3 Pro: 4GB+64GB (Rs 13,999), 6GB+128GB (Rs 16,999)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4GB RAM+64GB (Rs 13,999), 6GB RAM+128GB (Rs 16,999)
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 4GB + 64GB (Rs 14,990), 6GB+128GB (Rs 17,990)
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: 3GB + 32GB (Rs 12,490)

Winner Being a low budget device, Galaxy A20 has a smaller price point. But if you calculate on the overall basis, adding a little more can get you a brand new Realme 3 Pro or Redmi Note 7 Pro with double the storage and more RAM. So we think Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are both winners here with similar prices.

Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro

Processor

  • Realme 3 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE Processor
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: Octa-core Exynos 7904 processor
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: Octa-core Exynos 7884 processor

Winner There is no doubt that the Realme 3 Pro has the best processor among all. Though Samsung claims that the octa-core chip M30’s Exynos 7904 is as good as anything but we still believe that the latest Qualcomm chipset on Realme 3 winner

Operating System

  • Realme 3 Pro: ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Oreo
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: Samsung Experience UI v9.5 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: Samsung Experience UI v9.5 based on Android 9.0 Pie

WinnerSamsung Experience UI is surely a better choice over the MIUI but ColorOS also has its own advantage. However, probably the only major drawback that Samsung Galaxy M30 has got is an outdated Android version. So we will give it to the Samsung Galaxy A20 and Realme 3 Pro.

Samsung Galaxy A20 and Realme 3 Pro.

RAM Options

  • Realme 3 Pro: 4GB and 6GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4GB and 6GB
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 4GB and 6GB
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: Only 3GB

Winner This is surely a tough one since three of them has similar RAM options. But considering the price at which you are getting these option, we think Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro wins.

Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro

Storage Options

  • Realme 3 Pro: 64GB and 128GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 64GB and 128GB
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 64GB and 128GB
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: Only 32GB

Winner The same theory of RAM will be applicable here as two of them is cheaper than Galaxy M30 for the similar storage options making Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro the winner.

Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro

Rear Camera

  • Realme 3 Pro: 16MP (f/1.7 aperture) + 5MP (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 48MP (f/1.79 aperture) + 5MP (aperture unspecified)
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 13MP (f/1.9 aperture) + 5MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 5MP (ultra-wide-angle)
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: 13.0MP (f/1.9 aperture) + 5MP (f/2.2 aperture)

Front Camera

We can see the 48MP from Xiaomi shining right at the top of everyone else. But the camera tests from Xiaomi have turned out to be disappointing. Samsung Galaxy M30 has given promising results with the triple-setup rear camera making it the winner.

  • Realme 3 Pro: 25MP (f/2.0 aperture)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 13MP (aperture unspecified)
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 16MP (f/2.0 aperture)
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: 8MP (f/2.0 aperture)

Winner We have to give it to the Realme 3 Pro, not for its 25-megapixels, but for its amazing camera samples from low light. Realme 3 Pro beats all other in terms of selfies and especially in low-light conditions

Realme 3 Pro color

Battery

  • Realme 3 Pro: 4045mAh with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: 4000mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy M30: 5000mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy A20: 4000mAh

Winner With 5000mAh of power, Samsung Galaxy M30 has to be a winner here. Though, not giving any fast charging technology will be annoying when you will charge the device. So, people can consider Realme 3 Pro that comes with the popular VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 support.

Samsung Galaxy M30

Conclusion

All the on-paper comparisons seem similar among three of the four devices. However, we think the latest Realme offering- Realme 3 Pro is a better device among all due to its certain advantages over the Samsung and Redmi smartphones. But someone with a low budget can still go for Samsung Galaxy A2 considering the fact that it’s available for Rs 12,499.