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Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Review: Mid-Range Premium Smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Review: Mid-Range Premium Smartphone
Written by Gaurav Joshi

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Review: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has recently launched its new K series of smartphones from Redmi, K20 Pro. Xiaomi is considered to be one of the leading smartphone brands in India and the reason for that is their in-budget smartphones. But at the same time, the brand has also failed to sell premium phones multiple times.

In regard to breaking this image, Redmi K20 Pro is launched in order to offer a phone in the more premium price segments. Xiaomi has previously also tried to make this effort so many times, but this is the first time ever that its budget-focused Redmi brand is being used to target buyers that is in the mid- to premium divisions.

The company has also confirmed earlier that the Redmi K series is going to be a new range, and that there is going to be more (presumably premium) phones in this price range in the coming days.

The K20 Pro is the flagship smartphone and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The smartphone comprises of a 6.39-inch AMOLED display which also marks the first-ever Redmi smartphone with an AMOLED display. Xiaomi has also picked for an exclusive incline pattern for the back which helps the device stand out. The screen resolution comprises of 1080×2340 pixels with the Aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 protection, not only in the front but also at the back in order to resist any wear caused by daily use.

The Redmi K20 Pro also supports fast charging, but at the same time, the company doesn’t comprise of a fast charger in the box, just like it doesn’t comprise of any headphones in the box.

It also interesting to find out that Redmi K20 Pro does uplift Xiaomi’s Redmi brand into a new price division, but at the same time it also keeps some of the elements of the reasonable pricing Redmi series. For example, the phone comprises of a premium as well as colorful glass finish on the back, but it doesn’t include the curved designs that big companies such as OnePlus and several others have approved. But that doesn’t even hardly matters as considering the price range of this smartphone as compared to expensive brands like OnePlus 7.

Also, in order to cover all its bases, the Redmi K20 Pro has also had three cameras on the back along with a pop-up front camera. This smartphone comprises of wide-angle (13MP), telephoto (8MP) and a standard (48MP) camera on the back. Comparing the quality of imaging from the standard camera, you can say that it is very similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

There are in general total of two variants of Redmi K20 Pro. The first variant comprises of 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and the second one of 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, which are priced at Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 30,999 respectively.

The Redmi K20 Pro is definitely not that smartphone that an Apple iPhone, Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy buyers will buy but at the same time, it is also a perfect alternative for OnePlus 7 or Honor View 20 buyers in terms of the price range.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Review: Mid-Range Premium Smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Full Specifications

  • Release date: 28th May 2019
  • Form factor: Touchscreen
  • Body type: Glass
  • Dimensions (mm): 156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80
  • Weight (g): 191.00
  • Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
  • Screen size (inches): 6.39
  • Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
  • Processor: 2.8GHz one-core (1×2.84GHz + 3×2.42GHz + 4×1.8GHz)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal storage: 128GB
  • Expandable storage: No
  • Front camera: 20-megapixel
  • Rear camera: 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
  • Operating system: Android Pie
  • Number of SIMs: 2
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • Headphones: 3.5mm
  • Active 4G on both SIM cards: Yes
  • 3G/4G/ LTE: Yes
  • Face unlock: Yes
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
  • Proximity sensor: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Ambient light sensor: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
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