Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Is The New Value Champion with 8GB RAM & Impressive 48MP camera
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is a part of the new K series of smartphones from Redmi. It is the flagship smartphone and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. This smartphone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display which makes it the first Redmi smartphone with an AMOLED display. The big display dominates the front of the smartphone and the K20 Pro has a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It is a FHD+ HDR panel and has good viewing angles and adequate brightness to be visible outdoors. The phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection against scratches and bumps.
- Eye-catching design,Blazing fast performance,Impressive 48MP camera
- Camera blows out highlights and HDR mode too aggressive,HDR playback only on YouTube,Weird keyboard positioning that requires getting used to
Xiaomi has also opted for a unique gradient pattern for the back which helps the device stand out. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the front and the back which helps the smartphone resist wear caused by daily use. The Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, priced at 393.49 USD Dollars and 435.65 USD Dollors respectively.
It sports a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor and an 8-megapixel tele-photo sensor. It has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. These cameras deliver good photos during the day and we liked the smartphone’s macro performance. Portraits were very good and the phone did manage edge detection well.
The Redmi K20 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. The UI does have useful features but is riddled with spammy notifications throughout the day. The Redmi K20 Pro packs in a 4,000mAh battery that delivers more than a day and a half of battery life and supports 27W wired charging that means you can juice your phone to 58% in just half an hour. It ran very well in our HD video loop test and we manage to go beyond a day with our usage.
The advantage the K20 Pro has over its competition is in terms of price. It is the most affordable smartphone with a Qualcomm 855 SoC. However, Xiaomi’s sale model might make it hard to get your hands on one. While the price does come close to what other Snapdragon 855-powered flagships ship for, it’s still the most affordable flagship you can buy right now that comes with all the bells and whistles that are in vogue this year.
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Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Specifications
|Performance||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Camera||Triple (48MP + 13MP + 8MP)|
|Screen Size||6.39 inches|
|Pixel Density||403 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Touchscreen type||Capacitive, Multitouch|
|Color Reproduction||16M Colors|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Screen to body percentage||91.9 %|
|Operating System||Android, v9.0 (Pie)|
|Rear||Triple (48MP + 13MP + 8MP)|
|Rear Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection|
|Selfie Camera Features||Rear Flash|
|Physical Aperture||Rear (F/1.75 + F/2.4 + F/2.4), Selfie (F/2.2)|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Quick Charge 4+|
|GPS||Yes, Dual Band, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, with dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Network||4G VoLTE, 4G|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|SIM Configuration||Dual, Nano-SIM|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|CPU||2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485|
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, In-Display|
|Other Sensors||Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|