Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T vs Huawei Honor 30S – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor chipset and a battery of 5000 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 9T Huawei Honor 30S
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.53 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 800U Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 820 5G
Operating System MIUI V12 (Android 10) MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/2/2 MP 64/8/8/2 MP
Front Camera 13 MP 16 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T runs on MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 and 6 cores of 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on MIUI V12 (Android 10) operating system.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U is a less powerful chipset processor than 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 9T is carrying a ARM Mali-G57 MC3,3 cores gpu in the interior and the Huawei Honor 30S has the ARM Mali-G57 MP6 graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Huawei Honor 30S. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 22.5W in-box charger.
The Huawei Honor 30S battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The device is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 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 9T is a 0.4% bigger than Huawei Honor 30S screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T Huawei Honor 30S
1500:1 2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen 96% NTSC
450 cd/m² Aluminosilicate glass
84% NTSC Capacitive
Capacitive HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
DotDisplay Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Oleophobic coating
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certified Scratch resistant
Widivine L1 Certified TUV Rheinland Certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is carrying a ram memory of 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1800 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 9T gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Huawei Honor 30S.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Huawei Honor 30S with 8 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Huawei Honor 30S.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T is 128 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Huawei Honor 30S with 256 gigabytes

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

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5KGM2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 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 9T Huawei Honor 30S
2 cm shooting distance (#4) 3-element lens (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
Autofocus 6-element lens (#3)
Digital image stabilization 720p @ 960 fps
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Face detection Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Geotagging Autofocus
HDR Autofocus (#3)
ISO settings Continuous shooting
Macro mode Digital image stabilization
Panorama Digital zoom
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Exposure compensation
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4) Face detection
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Fixed focus (#2)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3) Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Scene mode Geotagging
Secondary rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing) HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Sensor version – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3) Panorama
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sony IMX582 versions also available Scene mode
Third rear camera – 2MP (macro) Second rear camera – 8 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Third rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T comes with a 13 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 9T Huawei Honor 30S
13 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.25 Aperture:f/2.0
Face detection Digital image stabilization
Face unlock Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
HDR
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm

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 9T 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 Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s) TD-
TD- TD-SCDMA
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T price is $230 and the Huawei Honor 30S price tag is $330 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $370 (8 GB + 256 GB)

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