The recent advancement in technology has seen a lot of advancement in various sectors, with telecommunications not left out. Nowadays, we have smartphones that support super-fast data transfer speeds (4G or 5G technology) with solid specs, while also retaining the primary functions of smartphones.

Our comparison today sees two 5G smartphones come head-to-head in the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 match-up.

Both devices are 2020 smartphones, launching in August last year. The Note 20 launched alongside the Note 20 Ultra, while the K30 and K30 Ultra launched together.

We will be taking a closer look at the features and specifications both sides bring to the party, while we also bring you those characteristics that sets one apart from the other.

Our first stop takes us to the specifications both smartphones have to offer in a side-by-side manner.


Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Comparison Table

Here, we catch a first glance at what both smartphones really pack underneath.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra Samsung Galaxy Note 20
2G, 3G, 4G, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
6.67 inches, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, AMOLED display 6.70 inches, 2400 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, Super AMOLED display
Android 10 with MIUI 12 Android 10 with One UI
Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ (7nm), 2.0GHz Octa-core Exynos 990 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, 2.0GHz
20MP pop-up selfie camera 10MP selfie camera
64MP + 13MP + 5MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash 12MP + 64MP + 12MP triple rear cameras with LED flash
128/256/512GB internal storage 256GB internal storage
4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charge 4,300mAh battery with 25W fast charge
₦109,200/₦120,240/₦136,600/₦147,635($287/$316/$359/$388) ₦380,000($1,000)

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Where The K30 Ultra Has The Advantage

The K30 Ultra brings a smaller display with a higher screen refresh rate, boasting a 120Hz refresh rate. It also offers a bigger battery with faster charging technology than its rival, meaning that users can enjoy a better internet experience with a solid battery to bank on.

In the optics department, it boasts an extra rear camera in its outlay, while it also wields the stylish 20MP pop-up selfie camera. Its camera specs offer slightly higher specs than the Note 20, but when it comes to camera comparisons, numbers alone do not do justice to both devices.

When it comes to storage size, it offers different variants (at different price points). However, its onboard storage cannot be expanded as there is no provision for extra memory. It also costs significantly less than its rival, as it is available for less with different variants to choose from.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Where The Note 20 Has The Advantage

The Note 20 brings a slightly bigger display with a better chipset to call on, letting this device operate more smoothly than its counterpart. It also brings the Android 10 OS to the table.

It also offers 8GB of RAM and provides 256GB of memory (with no external memory). Another interesting feature of this device is its S pen Stylus which also offers Microsoft Office stylus integration, allowing users convert handwritten notes to PowerPoint presentations.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra Launched With S Pen support

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20: Which Of These Devices Should You Opt For?

Both devices support 5G technology, offer solid chipsets with good processor speeds, boast decent-looking camera specs and provide solid batteries to carry their impressive specs. But, which smartphone should you get eventually?


The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra is a cheaper option than its counterpart, bringing a number of decent specs to the table too. It shares a number of features with its rival like its RAM and Android version.

The Note 20 brings a larger display to the table, it also offers better chipsets (depending on the region you get this device) than its Xiaomi rival. It also boasts decent cameras, while providing S pen support for users who’d like to convert handwritten notes to word documents.

This match-up sees the Note 20 trump the Redmi K30 Ultra. In spite of its far higher price point, it offers better specs with a better chipset to call upon.



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