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Need Suggestion for Future Phone

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Been using my Redmi 5A for a year and 8 months, and needs to change because the performance deteriorates already.

Been searching since yesterday, got both Samsung Galaxy M30 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (or the upcoming 8 one).

 

My daily usage are just for social media, like Twitter or WhatsApp, and LINE. Usually opens 9GAG either. And I really do a lot of multitasking in between apps.

Sometimes I do some gaming, only for 2-3 hours a day when I'm bored, not that game freak on mobile tho.

 

Samsung's M30 got a nice battery of 5000 mAh, that's why it's my primary choice, and it's got AMOLED, which I will use dark themes and wallpapers, but I got interested in Redmi Note 7 or 8's SoC that got a better perfomance. Redmi Note 8 won't be released until next week tho.

 

Here's the comparison in GSMArena.

 

Need help to choose between both phones tho. Or any kind of suggestions are appreciated either.

Or if someone actually have the phone, u can tell the experience using it either.


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I would go for the samsung,

Phones these days are fast enough and you rarely notice a faster SOC unless you are gaming or something.

Compare that to the battery capacity difference that you will notice very often it's an easy choice imo.

 

 


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29 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

 

Any of the devices you mentioned will be a huge upgrade over your 5A.

If you want the absolute best performance, then the RN8 is clearly ahead. You will probably only notice the difference in demanding games. It is also the better pick if you care about the camera, by far. Regardless, make sure the one you get is the 6GB model.

 

Kind of hard to make suggestions without knowing price/availability of phones in Indonesia. How much more is a Mi 9T compared to the RN8?


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12 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

I would go for the samsung,

Phones these days are fast enough and you rarely notice a faster SOC unless you are gaming or something.

Compare that to the battery capacity difference that you will notice very often it's an easy choice imo.

 

 

Differences are about 750-800 mAh tho, Samsung wins the battery, kinda significant but with 11 nm fabrication that Note 8 use, will it actually use it more efficiently? despite the higher clockspeed tho.

 

5 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

Any of the devices you mentioned will be a huge upgrade over your 5A.

If you want the absolute best performance, then the RN8 is clearly ahead. You will probably only notice the difference in demanding games. It is also the better pick if you care about the camera, by far. Regardless, make sure the one you get is the 6GB model.

 

Kind of hard to make suggestions without knowing price/availability of phones in Indonesia. How much more is a Mi 9T compared to the RN8?

i dont really do game on phone tho, mostly on my laptop here lol. so probably samsung is good?

 

price differences (in 64 GB variant so it will fair enough) are between Rp 1.200.000 - 1.600.000, roughly US$ 84 to 113. Redmi Note 8 price are actually REALLY depends because the sales here depends on flash sale, and the stock always limited into few hundreds a day, which actually sucks because it made the prices in offline retailer a lot higher than the official price. 


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7 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

Differences are about 750-800 mAh tho, Samsung wins the battery, kinda significant but with 11 nm fabrication that Note 8 use, will it actually use it more efficiently? despite the higher clockspeed tho.

There is probably an efficiency difference, but if you are just casually scrolling around the SOC isn't pushed so it won't use a lot of power either. The thing that will use the most power is the screen. Turning the brightness up or down will have a bigger impact on battery life than the SOC.


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15 minutes ago, dhannemon13 said:

i dont really do game on phone tho, mostly on my laptop here lol. so probably samsung is good?

 

price differences (in 64 GB variant so it will fair enough) are between Rp 1.200.000 - 1.600.000, roughly US$ 84 to 113. Redmi Note 8 price are actually REALLY depends because the sales here depends on flash sale, and the stock always limited into few hundreds a day, which actually sucks because it made the prices in offline retailer a lot higher than the official price. 

Sounds like the M30 is the best option for you. Get the M30if its available there. Again, get the 6GB variant.

 

The M30s is an M30 with more powerful chipset (more big cores), 6000mAh battery, and better cameras.


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