The competition between Samsung and Xiaomi seems to be never ending especially in India. Samsung kicked off its M series lineup with the launch of Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 in the early days of February. The company has now launched the Galaxy M30 in India. Meanwhile, Xiaomi India launched the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India on Thursday. The Redmi Note 7 goes against the Samsung Galaxy M20 while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a clear competition for the Galaxy M30. Let’s talk about the how Redmi Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy M20 differ from each other in terms of specs and price.
Both the Samsung Galaxy M20 and Redmi Note 7 come in two variants. The base model of Samsung Galaxy M20 comes packed with 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage and is priced Rs 10,990, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs 12,990. The Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, India price starts at Rs 9,999 for the base model that includes 3GB RAM/32GB storage while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model of the phone comes for Rs 11,999. The Galaxy M20 is already available in India while the Redmi Note 7 will go on sale in India for the first time on March 6.
Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is curved from the edges and includes a plastic back. The Samsung phone looks basic and there’s no awestruck factor about it. That’s not the case for the Redmi Note 7. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes with Aura design or gradient finish and looks beautiful. The Redmi Note 7 includes Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back which makes it a sturdy phone. The Galaxy M20 comes packed with a 6.3-inch Infinity-V display paired with Full HD+ screen resolution while the Redmi Note 7 includes a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS display. The phone comes with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Hardware and Software
The Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy M20 includes 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 processor inside and is paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Xiaomi phone includes a 4000mAh battery inside paired with Quick Charge 4 support; on the other hand, the Samsung phone is backed by a massive 5000mAh battery. On the software front, the Samsung phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Experience UI 9.5 on top while the Redmi Note 7 comes with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on MIUI 10.
Both the Samsung and Xiaomi phones include dual camera system on the back panel. The Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with 13MP + 5MP configuration on the back while on the front it includes 5MP front-facing camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a 12MP primary shooter on the back along with a 2MP depth sensor. And on the front, it offers a 13MP selfie camera which is taken straight from the Redmi Note 7 Pro, so it definitely delivers better photos than the Galaxy M20.