Redmi K20 with the under-display fingerprint sensor, triple rear cameras, popup selfie camera and much more with the added flagship K20 Pro. Here we are with Redmi K20 Review with Pros and Cons.
Redmi launched two smartphones in India as Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. These were originally launched in China back in May before the INDIA launch in July. Two of the smartphones have identical specifications except for one fact that one of them is a mid-range phone while the other is a flagship device. Common features include:
- Under-display fingerprint sensor
- 48MP Camera with the triple camera set up
- Popup Selfie Camera
But are these phones really worth the price they are launched at? Here we are with the Redmi K20 Review with pros and cons to help you out with certain points that are unknown to you.
Redmi K20 Review with Pros and Cons
Price and Specifications
The Redmi K20 is launched for Rs 22000 for the base variant with 4/64GB Storage while the other one with 6/128GB is for Rs 24000. And as we mentioned there is K20 Pro too which is launched for Rs 28000 and Rs 32000 for the respective variants.
Specifications are very similar but there is one major difference that makes the huge gap in the price of the devices. The Redmi K20 has Snapdragon 712 Soc running inside while the other one has a Snapdragon 855 processor. This makes a significant drastic change in performance of these two because SD 855 is a flagship processor whereas the 712 is just a mid-range Soc. Then we have a popup selfie camera and the 48MP Rear camera with the triple camera set up. We also have a glass build with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back. The display also includes an under-display fingerprint sensor. And, thankfully they haven’t removed the headphone jack. While NFC is not there and the USB Type C is again a great thing.
Enough about the Specifications, let’s discuss Redmi k20 Review with pros and cons.
PROS AND CONS
- The phone has a glass build design on both front and back and also there is the Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the side,
- The display is the AMOLED panel and colors are punchy.
- the display does not include any punch or notch because Redmi has moved the selfie camera in a popup mechanism.
- In the rear they have ca 48MP Primary camera and a 13MP Secondary camera and also an 8MP Wide angle lens.
- And, if you are looking to take videos you can use all three lenses with the 4k support.
- The k20 runs on Snapdragon 712 while the other one the k20 Pro runs on Snapdragon 855 soc.
- You can run PUBG very smoothly with this hardware and if you are looking for how much time you can play it then the 4000 mah battery lets you use the phone for about a day.
- Also, there is Vidvine L1 certification to stream HD Content on the phone.
- The camera is quite good but it struggles a bit in low light situations.
- Though the cameras allow you to shoot awesome videos due to lack of OIS, you get shaky footage.
- You get Videvine L1 certifications but as of now it allows you to stream HD Content on Netflix but not on Amazon Prime.
- They are trying to make the Oneplus 7 a bit cheaper but thankfully they haven’t removed the headphone jack. But they do drop the NFC and support for Micro SD Card.
- And, talking about Oneplus we also have increased prices from Chinese variant and even from the whole industry. The K20 is a mid-range phone which is priced above Rs 20000.
- And, we also have the MIUI that has inbuilt ads going on.
- The battery is definitely good enough and also has fast charging but you only get an 18w fast charger, not the 27w one.
The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are quite good smartphones but the problem is their pricing. because the Redmi K20 Pro is seen as the successor of Poco F1 which was launched last year but the price difference is almost 10000. We can understand the changes in a lot of department and making it a complete flagship device but it should have been somewhere around Rs 25000. And, again with the k20 too which is a mid-range phone which shout have been priced around 15000 to 18000 segment.
Otherwise, the phones are excellent and the K20 pro is the best in the price with the SD 855 Processor but K20 is not at all worth the money. Because we have Realme X launched just a day ago giving same specs. And, if you are looking for the same processor then the Vivo Z21 also has the Snapdragon 712 at just Rs 15000. After Redmi K20 Review with Pros and Cons, we can say only one thing that the phones are good but have very stiff competition from the likes of Vivo Z21, Realme X, Realme 3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M40, etc.
This was Redmi K20 Review with Pros and Cons, let us know your thoughts about the phone.
Redmi K20INR 21999
- GREAT DESIGN
- POWERFUL HARDWARE
- GOOD CAMERAS
- UNDERDISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR
- AMOLED PANEL
- HEAVILY PRICED
- NO NFC AND SD CARD
- NO HD CONTENT ON AMAZON PRIME
- POOR CAMERA QUALITY IN LOW LIGHT
- NO FAST CHARGER