A few hours ago, the Motorola X30 Pro went global with the launch in the European market, but under another moniker: Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. Meanwhile, it has been available in Asia for a while and a lot of experts on mobile devices are considering it as their next purchase. However, there are several other handsets to consider. One of the best alternatives is definitely the Redmi K50 Ultra, which is the latest flagship from the Xiaomi sub-brand. The specifications of these two devices are very similar, but which one is worth choosing with the actual prices? This is a comparison between the main specifications of the Motorola Moto X30 Pro and the Redmi K50 Ultra which will hopefully answer this question if you were wondering which one to go for.
Motorola Moto X30 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra
|Motorola Moto X30 Pro||Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161.7 x 73.5 x 8.4 mm,|
|163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm,|
|DISPLAY||6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), OLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2712 pixels (Full HD+), OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, octa-core 3.19 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, octa-core 3.19 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, MYUI||Android 12, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 200 + 50 + 12 MP, f/2.0 + f/2.2 + f/1.6|
60 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Triple 108 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/2.4|
20 MP front camera
|BATTERY||4610 mAh, fast charging 125W||5000 mAh, Fast Charging 120W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||5G, dual SIM, splash and dust resistant||5G, dual SIM|
So which of these phones has the best design? The answer is immediate: the Motorola Moto X30 Pro. Its curved screen at the edges, with very narrow bezels, is simply impressive. Further, this phone is equipped with a glass back and it is splash and dust resistant. Last but not least, it is slightly thinner and lighter than its rival. The Redmi K50 Ultra, which should soon hit the global market under the Xiaomi 12T lineup, is nothing special if we talk about the design. It has a rear side reminding me of the Xiaomi 12 series and a flat display with a punch hole placed centrally. If you are looking for suggestive aesthetics, the Motorola is definitely the right choice for you.
The display of the Redmi K50 Ultra is very interesting. It is one of the few devices in the market sporting a panel produced by TCL. It is an OLED display with a 1.5K resolution, which sits in the middle between Full HD+ and Quad HD+. It has a diagonal of 6.67 inches, it shows up to 68 billion colors, it has a 144 Hz refresh rate, the HDR10+ certification, and Dolby Vision, as well as an in-display fingerprint scanner. Despite this display being very nice in terms of color reproduction, the Motorola Moto X30 Pro is a valid opponent thanks to the presence of an OLED display with one billion colors, a Full HD+ resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and the HDR10+ certification. The panel has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an in-display fingerprint reader. These handsets are equipped with stereo speakers, but they do not have a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Specs & Software
One of the most important advantages of these handsets is the processor: they are fueled with the best Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. It is an SoC built with a 4 nm production process sporting an octa-core architecture composed of a Cortex X2 CPU running at a max frequency of 3.19 GHz, three Cortex A710 CPUs running at 2.75 GHz, four Cortex A510 CPUs running at 1.8 GHz, and an Adreno 730 GPU. On both handsets, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is paired with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. So, on the hardware side, it is essentially a draw, the different thing is the software. The Motorola has Android 12 customized by MYUI, while the Redmi has Android 12 customized by MIUI.
The Motorola Moto X30 Pro is undoubtedly the best camera phone of the duo. It is the world’s first phone with a 200 MP main camera, it supports OIS and it has two amazing secondary cameras: a 50 MP ultrawide lens and a 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. Last but not least, an awesome 60 MP selfie camera. The Redmi K50 Ultra is not able to compete with this device, but it still comes with a decent camera departing: it sports a triple camera with 108 + 8 + 2 MP resolution, OIS, and a 20 MP selfie shooter.
If your goal is to get a bigger battery and a longer battery life, then you should go for the Redmi K50 Ultra without thinking twice: it has a huge 5000 mAh battery with 120W fast charging bringing it to 100 percent in just 19 minutes. The Motorola Moto X30 Pro has a smaller 4610 mAh battery and a shorter battery life but, on the other hand, it supports wireless charging with a power of 50W, as well as a 125W fast charging technology.
You need at least €550 or $550 to purchase the Motorola Moto X30 Pro, while the starting price of the Redmi K50 Ultra roughly translates into €430 or $430 at the actual change. The former has better cameras and wireless charging, the latter has a bigger battery. Which one would you pick?
Motorola Moto X30 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra: PRO and CONS
Motorola Moto X30 Pro
- Better rear cameras
- Better front cameras
- Beautiful design
- More compact
- Wider availability
- Smaller battery
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra
- Bigger battery
- Interesting 1.5K display
- Better connectivity
- Very advanced software
- Limited availability