Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M: specifications, prices, and features compared

Redmi K30i and Realme X50M are affordable 5G phones with a lot in common

  • Redmi K30i and Realme X50M have a lot of specifications in common
  • Both smartphones come with 5G support, 120Hz displays and the Snapdragon 765G SoC

Redmi K30i was launched in China earlier this week as a new entrant to the K30 series. The handset is the third model in the series after the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro. The Redmi K30i is notable as it is one of the most affordable 5G phones from the brand. The phone is also interesting as it is very similar to the Realme X50M 5G that was launched in April in terms of specifications and features. We’ll be comparing the Redmi K30i with Realme X50M to see how the two affordable 5G phones compete against each other. Both these phones are exclusive to China as of now, but considering Xiaomi’s and Realme’s presence in India, we can expect them to come to the country in some form in the near future.

Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M: Design

Redmi K30i and Realme X50M are also similar in terms of design and display. The Redmi phone has a slightly bigger form factor, owing to a slightly bigger 6.67-inch LCD that bears FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and elongated punch-hole in the top right corner. The rear panel of the phone houses quad cameras, vertically-aligned in the circular module at the centre, with LED flash just below. The Redmi K30i comes in white, purple, blue, and red colours.

The Realme X50M, on the other hand, features a 6.57-inch FHD+ display that also supports 120Hz refresh rate and features a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout on the top left corner. The phone’s back panel has quad rear cameras vertically-aligned in the top left corner instead of at the centre. The Realme X50M is available in Starry Blue and Galaxy White colours.

Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M: Performance and software

Redmi K30i and Realme X50M both are 5G smartphones thanks to the Snapdragon 765G chipset. Snapdragon 765G is a mid-range gaming-centric 5G chipset from Qualcomm. While the Redmi K30i has just one 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, Realme X50M comes in two RAM and storage variants: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB.

Software-wise, the Realme X50M boots Realme UI atop Android 10. The Redmi K30i comes pre-loaded with MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M: Cameras

Moving to the optics, the Redmi K30i 5G features a quad-camera setup, headlined by 48MP Sony primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP super macro unit, and finally a 2MP depth unit. At the front, the handset gets a 20MP main camera and a 2MP depth camera for taking selfies and video calling.

Realme X50M quad rear cameras are similar to the Redmi K30i in that it also comes with a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone gets a 16MP main selfie camera and a 2MP depth sensor. 

Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M: Battery and connectivity options

The Redmi K30i houses a 4,500mAh battery, supports 30W fast charging support, and sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, Type-C port, and GPS/ GLONASS.

In contrast, the Realme X50M has a slightly smaller 4,200mAh battery, but the phone also supports 30W fast charging. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and comes with connectivity features such as 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, Type-C port, and GPS/ GLONASS.

Redmi K30i vs Realme X50M prices compared

The Redmi K30i price in China is set at RMB 1,999, which roughly translates to Rs 21,300 in the Indian currency. Meanwhile, the Realme X50M is prices at RMB CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 21,500) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at CNY 2,299 (approx Rs 25,000). So pricing-wise, both the phones are almost similar and should compete against each other in the Rs 20,000 segment if they launch in India.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi K30i
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | 6 GBProcessor
6.67 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
20 MP + 2 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery