Xiaomi has successfully marked in place in Indian as well as the Nepali smartphones market after 2014 by selling the MI 3 with the Qualcomm’s flagship processor Snapdragon 800 at a very minimum price. But the company is now focusing on entering to mid-range mobile phones manufacturing, to secure its level for premium smartphones. Now, through the new Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi is paving its way towards the high-level territory with the starting price at Rs. 27,999. It is introducing the new high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
The Redmi K20 Pro was labelled as the “Flagship Killer 2.0” and thanks to the new teasers and possible leaks of the device; it is creating a lot of buzz in the smartphone market both in India and Nepal as well. The phone is offering features and specifications of other high-end mobile phones like Oneplus 7 Pro. It is now the smartphone with the lowest price having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
So, does the new Redmi K20 Pro live up to the hype, read our review here:
|REDMI K20 PRO||SPECIFICATIONS|
|DIMENSIONS||156.7mm x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191 Gms.|
|DISPLAY||6.39” screen size with Super AMOLED FHD+ Screen, Gorilla Glass 5 having 1080 x 2340 Pixels Resolutions, 19:5:9 ratio.|
|MEMORY||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 64-Bit, Adreno 640, Octa-Core 1x 2.84 GHz, Kryo 485 3x 2.42 GHz, Kyro 485 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485|
|RAM||6/8 GB LPPDDR4x, 2133MHz|
|INTERNAL MEMORY||64/128/256 GB, Expandable memory unsupported|
|CAMERA||Triple 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP + 13MP, 20MP Pop-up Front Selfie Camera|
|BATTERY||4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 27W fast charging with Non- removable battery|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM card with dual standby|
|SOFTWARE||Android Pie 9.0, MIUI V 10|
|SENSORS||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Light, Proximity, In-display fingerprint sensor, Compass, Hall, Step counter, Step detector,|
Redmi K20 Pro Specifications:
Similar to the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, the design of the new Redmi K20 Pro is also extraordinary, in fact, better than the previous. The outlook is fresh and eye-catching.
The company offers Redmi K20 Pro in three attractive colours: Flame Red, Glacier Blue, and carbon Black. The front and back glass are gripped firmly by a metal side rail and have a metal-glass structure. It has a 3D curved design layered with a Gorilla Glass 5 that gives it a unique, appealing look in comparison to gradient colours offered in other affordable smartphones in the market.
Recently, competitive flagships are experimenting with a new look and design to their phones. Xiaomi also introduces an innovative feature to the Redmi K20 Pro with a front pop-up selfie camera, resulting in a notch-less full display. The 48MP primary sensor in the triple camera mode is outlined with an accent colour ring.
The device has a 6.39” AMOLED frontal display with a screen-to-body ratio of a whopping 91.9 per cent. With this feature, the Redmi K20 Pro is the first smartphone from Redmi to have an AMOLED display.
Although the Redmi K20 Pro has Gorilla Glass 5 on both the frontal and backside, the device is not resistant to water. Some rubber cases are offered in the box, which is appreciable. The device also has a p2i nanocoating which helps in splash resistance.
The Redmi K20 Pro has got a 3.5mm audio jack at the top of the device with a secondary microphone. At the bottom, it has the primary microphone, a USB Type-C port, the SIM tray, a loudspeaker grille. But the left side of the phone has nothing.
The Xiaomi’s new K-series that includes Redmi K20 and K20 Pro is the first mobile phone series from the company to offer the AMOLED display. The display is one of the eye-catching features of the Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi has done an impressive job in balancing the size of the display while offering an expansive screen for elements. The device is also very easy to get on hands.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a screen size of 6.39 inches. The device flexes a Super AMOLED FHD+ screen. The frontal display has a Gorilla Glass 5 with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The display is a 1080 x 2340 Pixels of resolutions, so streaming movies and videos from online platforms like Netflix and Prime Video are delightful. Redmi K20 offers a pop-up frontal selfie camera providing a notch-less full display, resulting in a 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
The brightness of the Redmi K20 Pro is quite good, that goes up to 430 nits. This is enough for clear visibility during daylight. The display has a perfect sharpness between the screen size and the resolution. Although the display looks slightly saturated if you are using the default display settings, it is user-friendly and also contrast-rich. You can also switch to the standard display panel for a better experience.
HDR playback is available in the display of the Redmi K20 Pro, and an extra feature Widevine L1 support makes the device terrific for the consumption of media.
Performance and Software:
The Redmi K20 Pro stands out performance-wise and has no complains at all. The device runs on the QUALCOMM Snapdragon 855, based on the 7 nm process which is the current best Qualcomm chipset available having a tri-cluster architecture. A fantastic combination of Qualcomm SoC, an 8GB RAM and a fast UFS 2.1 results in an impressive performance in the Redmi K20 Pro.
The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a pop- up front selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The in-display fingerprint is quite fast but not as quick as other competitive brands in the market. It takes slightly more time for the face scanner as the front camera pops up and retracts after scanning the face.
The Redmi K20 pro is quite fast, and you won’t experience any lag or stuttering while using the smartphone. The UI is very responsive and applications open and load quickly without any lagging. The Redmi K20 Pro has a custom graphene cooling tech. The technology maintains the system, keeping it cool by 8 °C when extreme usage of the phone.
There is a gaming mode in the phone that has unique features like nighttime visibility, enhanced touch response. Clearly, the Redmi K20 Pro shines at gaming and has the performance of smoothly playing current high-end games. PUBGruns with HDR quality and at a great frame rate graphics configuration. Redmi has offered a Game Turbo feature to enhance performance and stop notifications while enjoying the game.
Coming to the software of the Redmi K20 Pro, the phone runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 with Android Pie 9. The phone has been enhanced with features like the Poco Launcher, navigation gestures, animation, dark mode, autofill support and Picture-In-Picture mode. The phone is within the radar of update in Android Q.
The Redmi K20 Pro has some pre-installed apps and games like Block Puzzle Guardian, Ludo Master, Dailyhunt, Facebook, Google Duo, Amazon, WPS Office, and Paytm. We can also find Xiaomi apps like Mi Video, Mi Music, Mi Community, Mi Store, Mi Pay and security app. The ads and notifications are much lesser in the Redmi K20 Pro as claimed by Xiaomi.
Xiaomi has installed a triple camera setup at the rear panel of the Redmi K20 Pro. The primary 48 MP uses Sony IMX586 sensor that has 1.6-micron pixels and f/1.75 aperture. The camera also has a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera having an f/2.4 aperture and 124.8-degree field view. The last 8MP camera has an f/2.4 aperture and a 2x optical telephoto lens. The camera also has a feature of laser autofocus and PDAF as well.
Besides the default photo and video mode, the camera offers different modes like Slow Motion, Short Videos, Night Mode, Portrait, Pro and Panorama.
The detailing and text on objects are on point in photos taken during daylight with the Redmi K20 Pro. For the ultra-wide camera, the company has installed a distortion correction feature. The images taken by the primary camera are lesser bright than those by the telephoto camera. The camera is able to maintain a decent depth effect between the background and the subject. It is also fast to focus and detect what it is capturing. K20 Pro captures photos with good details, and the edge correction is also impressive.
The night mode also turned out to be good in the Redmi K20 Pro. Photos taken using the wide-angle camera aren’t much impressive and leave sharpness, but telephoto camera produces good images at night mode.
Now talking about the front camera, the Redmi K20 Pro has a pop-up selfie camera. The photos captured by the front camera are decent, having good exposure to subjects and background as well. Managing the correct colour tone and detailing is very impressive in the pop-up camera.
The Redmi K20 Pro packs with a non-removable 4000 mAh battery. At an average usage of the device, the phone can last through a day. At multiple background apps and continuous use, the battery degrades faster.
The phone supports Quick Charge 4+, but the box contains only an 18W charger. So, customers have to buy a fast charger separately. It is recommended to buy the 27W sonic charger that was launched by Xiaomi.
While playing high-end mobile games like PUBG with maximum settings, the battery level decreases by 13 per cent in a time of 30 minutes.
The Redmi K20 Pro manages to be worth the value of money. The device comes with the best Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor and an impressive AMOLED display with HDR support. The camera is not as remarkable as the mobile’s price, but if you are not a camera person, it has a decent camera setup as well. The battery backup is also impressive in the Redmi K20 Pro.
Though there has been a lot of commotion about the phones’ pricing, it is still a value for money as other brands with higher prices have the same features as the Redmi K20 Pro. So, it is recommended to buy if you are looking for performance.
Redmi K20 Pro Price In Nepal:
The Redmi K20 Pro was launched in Nepal on 8th August and will be available to purchase from 11th August on Daraz Shopping and other offline retail MI stores. Only the higher variant of the K-series has been launched in Nepal. Lower level variant will be released soon as claimed by Xiaomi.
The price of the Redmi K20 Pro in Nepal is Rs. 49,999.