Redmi K30 Pro vs Redmi K30 Ultra: what has changed?

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Xiaomi have just announced the Redmi K30 Ultra, a cheaper version of the Redmi K30 Pro, or say the Poco X2 Pro. Now, there are some tiny and negligible differences between the older K30 Pro and the all new K30 Ultra. But the main difference between the two phones is the CPU that run on the Inside.

Redmi K30 Pro vs Redmi K30 Ultra: what has changed? 1
K30 Ultra

For the older K30 Pro, the premium Snapdragon 865 mobile processor is the king in there, and the device is sold starting from $399. But pandemic lock-down is still on, and it is not everybody that will be willing to dish out that much on a phone, and that is where the Redmi K30 Ultra come in.

The K30 Ultra drives it power from an octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ CPU. This Chipset is based on ARM Cortex A77 architecture pegged with Mali-G77 GPU. It is a 5G processor, which means like the K30 Pro, the Ultra support 5G SA/NSA band as well.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra specifications features and price
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Zoom

Another notable area of differences between the two smartphone is in the battery wing. The older K30 Pro benefits from extra 200mAh juice over the 4500mAh battery used in the K30 Ultra, but there is a catch: only 30W fast charging is available on the K30 Pro, while the K30 Ultra enjoys additional 3W fast charging.

Then display, and even though both Redmi K30 Pro and K30 ultra have same 6.67-inches FHD+ screen, the former use Super AMOLED screen with 60Hz refresh, while the later (K30 Ultra of course), although uses AMOLED screen, but with a high 120Hz refresh rate. It even come with dual stereo speakers, which is absent in the K30 Pro.

Aside the three difference above, other specifications remains fairly similar. The table below tells more.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro vs K30 Ultra specification comparison

Redmi K30 Pro vs K30 Ultra

 Redmi K30 ProRedmi K30 Ultra
Display6.67-inches AMOLED FHD+ with
HDR10+
Gorilla Glass 5
500nit
6.67-inches AMOLED FHD+ with
HDR10+
Gorilla Glass 5
500nit
120Hz
CPU (GPU)2.84GHz Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) CPU and Adreno 650 GPU2.6GHz Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ (7nm) CPU and Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
Storage
(RAM)
128/256/512GB ROM, 6/8/12GB RAM and No SD card128/256/512GB ROM, 8GB RAM and No SD card
Cameras64MP main snapper f/1.9
13MP ultrawide f/2.2
5MP telephoto macro f/2.2
2MP Depth f/2.4
*gyro-EIS, PDAF, Dual LED
*20MP Pop-up selfie
64MP main snapper f/1.9
13MP ultrawide f/2.2
5MP telephoto macro f/2.2
2MP Depth f/2.4
*gyro-EIS, PDAF, Dual LED
*20MP Pop-up selfie
OS (UI) Android 10 Based on MIUI v11Android 10 Based on MIUI v12
Data2G/3G/4G/5G
support Wi-Fi (upto 6GHz) & Bluetooth 5.1
2G/3G/4G/5G
support Wi-Fi (upto 6GHz) & Bluetooth 5.1
BatteryBuilt-in 4700 mAh Li-po Battery with 30W fast chargingBuilt-in 4500 mAh Li-po Battery with 33W fast charging
Additional
Features
Dual SIM, Fingerprint Sensor (under-display), USB Type-C
Dual SIM, Fingerprint Sensor (under-display), USB Type-C
*Stereo Speakers
Dimension
(Weight)
163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm, (218 grams)163.3 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm (213 grams)
Antutu
Score
Within 541,225 markWithin 511,363 mark
Price at launchStarts at $399Starts at $289

Redmi K30 Pro vs K30 Ultra comparison summary

Before deciding on which of these devices to buy, it is important to note that the Redmi K30 Ultra might not be crossing the border of China anytime soon.

Currently, Xiaomi does not have a clear plan for the global launch of Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphones, Redmi K30 Ultra smartphones….

..says Daniel D, Senior Product Marketing Manager and Global Representative of Xiaomi.

What this mean is, International buyers currently eyeing the K30 Ultra will either have to buy via online Chinese smartphone dealers, or may have to wait until Xiaomi decide to bring the K30 Ultra to the international space.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra specifications features and price

The K30 Pro on the other hand is already available internationally, and even known as the Poco F2 Pro in some regions like India.

Getting the factor above out of the way, the Redmi K30 Ultra is truly a worthy deal for folks on budget, and the added stereo speakers and 120Hz refresh rate is an icing on the cake.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra specifications features and price
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Grey

But if a $120 dollar difference is not a big deal to you, the Redmi K30 Pro is surely worthy of every penny spent on it. You can pick it up in many regions currently, without having to wait for order delivery from China. Beside the K30 Pro is one among the few Snapdragon 865 running device priced under $400 USD.

What do you think? Do share your thoughts with us via the comment section below on which of these two phones offers the best value for money.

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