Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G vs Huawei Honor 30S – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor chipset and a battery of 4820 mAh. On other side, the Huawei Honor 30S also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Huawei Honor 30S
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.67 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 820 5G
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/8/2/2 MP 64/8/8/2 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 16 MP
Battery 4820 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 6 cores of 1.85 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Three-dimensional liquid cooling and 11 temperature sensors. Running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750GBoth phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G. the Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 820 5G.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Honor 30S has a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 820 5G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.36 GHz Cortex-A56, 3 cores of 2.22 GHz Cortex-A56 and 4 cores of 1.84 GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2860 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,NPU(Neural-network processing unit),Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 and Link Turbo. And it’s running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 619 gpu in the interior and the Huawei Honor 30S has the ARM Mali-G57 MP6 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G battery capacity is 4820 mAh which is a 20.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Huawei Honor 30S. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Huawei Honor 30S battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The handset is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Huawei Honor 30S is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is a 2.6% bigger than Huawei Honor 30S screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Huawei Honor 30S
120 Hz refresh rate 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen 96% NTSC
240 Hz touch sampling rate Aluminosilicate glass
450 cd/m² Capacitive
Capacitive HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
Scratch resistant Multi-touch
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification Oleophobic coating
Scratch resistant
TUV Rheinland Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Huawei Honor 30S is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Huawei Honor 30S.

At the more expensive edition, both device present the same ram capacity:8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Huawei Honor 30S gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 108/8/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 0.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Huawei Honor 30S rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 64/8/8/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 80 mm , a pixel size of 0.8µm and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f /2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Huawei
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Huawei Honor 30S
1080p @ 60 fps 3-element lens (#4)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 5-element lens (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 6-element lens (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Cinematic Filters Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Autofocus (#3)
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital image stabilization
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Digital zoom
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Fixed focus (#2)
Macro mode Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Movie Frame Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Photo Movie Panorama
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#4) Scene mode
Pixel size – 2.1 m (9-in-1 pixel binning) Second rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Scene mode Self-timer
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Third rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer Touch focus
Super Night View 2.0 White balance settings
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus
Video Tag
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Huawei Honor 30S has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Huawei Honor 30S
16 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Face detection Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Face unlock
HDR

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G Huawei Honor 30S
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Balong 5000 modem 5G
EDGE EDGE
EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+
HSPA+ LTE Cat 21
LTE TD-
TD- TD-SCDMA
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G price is $300 and the Huawei Honor 30S price tag is $330 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $370 (8 GB + 256 GB)

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