Just a handful of hours have passed since the presentation of the new Redmi K30 Pro and the K30 Pro Zoom Edition variant and the first controversies are already beginning, for example on the choice to equip the device with a display with a refresh rate of only 60 Hz. Others instead they wondered what the real differences were between the Redmi K30 Pro and precisely the Zoom Edition variant, which as the name suggests certainly boasts a greater zoom in the photographic field, but there are also other features to differentiate the two top of the range.
Redmi K30 Pro vs. K30 Pro Zoom Edition: here are the 4 main differences
1. Optical stabilization
Although both models have the same number of cameras, their specifications are different. In fact, only in the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition variant do we find the presence of an optical stabilization (OIS), while the standard model uses only the electronic one (EIS) In detail, only the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition has an optical stabilization , unlike the Redmi K30 Pro which only has electronic stabilization.
In addition, Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition also boasts a DUAL stabilization system, which in addition to taking advantage of the main sensor Sony IMX686 64 MP, also makes use of the 8 MP telephoto lens, significantly improving the quality of the final movie.
2. Number of lenses
A bit as seen for other models, such as Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, even the two new top of the range from Redmi differ in the number of lenses that make up the main lens. Both models use the 686 MP Sony IMX64 as primary sensor, but on Redmi K30 Pro we find a total of 6 lenses while in the K30 Pro Zoom Edition variant, the lenses rise to 7. The importance of this is given by the fact that as As a general rule, the more lenses or crystals we find on a lens, the greater the light that its photographic sensor will be able to capture obtaining a better definition in the final shot.
3. Zoom vs. Macro
Another difference lies in the functions delegated to the individual sensors, while still enjoying excellent photographic performance. Redmi K30 Pro offers the possibility to take macro photographs thanks to the dedicated 5 MP sensor, with which it is possible to focus on close-up subjects at only 3 cm. On the K30 Pro Zoom Edition, however, this lens has been replaced as its name suggests, by one with 3X optical zoom and up to 3X digital zoom functions. In this case we are talking about an 8 MP telephoto lens, which as mentioned above also offers the possibility of double stabilization during video recording.
4. Type of memory and RAM
Finally, it should be noted that although both models have been equipped with UFS 3.1 memory and LPDDR5 RAM, the smaller cut variant of Redmi K30 Pro differs from the others. In fact, in the variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, we find an LPDDR4X type RAM and UFS 3.0 storage, slightly different characteristics that make it cheaper.
We have therefore revealed the real differences between the two devices, hoping to dispel any doubts and above all that they can be useful in the purchase phase. We just have to wait for the developments, to know if these devices will also arrive in the global market and if in the form of a POCO F2 rebrand or like Xiaomi Mi 10T / S etc ..