Xiaomi and its sub-brand, Redmi, just released their latest smartphones in the sub-Php20,000 price category.
The first one is the Redmi K30 Pro 5G. This device came from a popular line of flagship devices with midrange prices. Talk about bang-for-the-buck.
It is easily one of the best devices that you can get for the price. However, Xiaomi has launched another smartphone in this category to go against its own blood.
Meet the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, a cheaper alternative to the company’s flagship line. Just like the former, it aims to be your top choice in this category.
Today, we have the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G versus Redmi K30 Pro 5G specifications and features comparison and we’ll help you decide which between these devices is right for you.
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G||Redmi K30 Pro 5G|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Display||6.57-inch FHD+ AMOLED|
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
|6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED|
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core||2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
Vapor Chamber Cooling
Qualcomm X55 5G modem
(6GB/128GB model: LPDDR4x)
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 650|
expandable via microSDXC
(6GB/128GB model: UFS 3.0)
|Rear Camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)|
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
AI Scene Detection
4K video recording
|64-megapixel (6P lens, OIS)|
5-megapixel (macro, 2x optical zoom)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
Super Night Scene 2.0
AI Scene Detection
up to [email protected]
up to [email protected] slow-mo
HiRes Audio certified
Single Super Linear Speaker
Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus
|Security||In-display fingerprint scanner|
|In-display fingerprint scanner|
|Connectivity||HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS
WiFi 6, dual-band
dual-frequency GPS, Galileo, BDS, QZSS, A-GPS
|Dimensions||TBA||163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9mm|
20W fast charging
33W fast charging
|Price||EUR349 (~Php19,800)||6GB/128GB: CNY 2,999 (~Php21,700)|
8GB/128GB: CNY 3,399 (~Php24,600)
8GB/256GB: CNY 3,699 (~Php26,700)
Well, I guess we have a clear winner here. As you just saw in the comparison table above, the Redmi K30 Pro’s flagship specs are just too hard to pass for the price.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is cheaper, which makes it a great alternative if budget is the main concern. But the thing is, Xiaomi phones — even Redmi ones — have become really affordable that midrange and flagship devices are almost in the same price range.
The biggest reason to go with the K30 Pro is its processor. This thing comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset — the same processor you can get in more expensive flagship smartphones today.
But the Snapdragon 765G on the Mi 10 Lite is not too shabby either. It’s powerful enough to provide fast and reliable performance. Like its Mi 10 Lite, it’s also equipped with 5G connectivity.
But other than 5G, the Snapdragon 865 brings the newer WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity features to the Redmi K30 Pro. Those should make it more future-proof than what the Mi 10 Lite.
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To credit the Mi 10 Lite, you can also get it with up to 8GB of memory. It even comes with a microSD card slot for storage expansion, something that the Redmi device lacks. But if speed is really what you’re after, the Redmi K30 Pro does come with a faster UFS 3.1 storage.
The Redmi K30 Pro 5G also has a bigger 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen. The full display features for the Mi 10 Lite is yet to be revealed, but we do expect it to also have HDR10 support and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 — but still smaller than the K30 Pro.
Other than being larger, the Redmi device has a cleaner and notch-less screen. It has a pop-up mechanism, which lights up when it levitates. A much clever feature than the traditional notch that the latter has.
Speaking of which, the Redmi K30 Pro also has a better set of cameras. This handset comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera, while the Mi 10 Lite only has a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The K30 Pro comes with a 64-megapixel primary camera with optical stabilization, 13-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel optical zoom, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Just like most Snapdragon 865 smartphones, it can also record 8K videos.
Still, the quad-camera array on the Mi 10 Lite shall be decent enough for the price. It comes with a 48-megapixel main camera (no OIS), 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi K30 Pro has more features that make it a better option than the Mi 10 Lite. There’s the bigger 4,700mAh battery (vs 4,160mAh), faster 33W charging (vs 20W), better speakers and wireless audio, and Vapor Cooling Chamber that lets you play for hours without overheating.
But that doesn’t mean that the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is a lousy competitor — for as long as Xiaomi will price it right. If we look back, the Mi 9 SE launched in the Philippines for a price of Php15,990 — if Xiaomi stays within that range, the Mi 10 Lite 5G is a more logical budget alternative to the Redmi K30 Pro.