Most of Xiaomi’s premium Mi series phones, despite their impressive features, have failed to have an impact on premium and high mid-range. Now Xiaomi is taking advantage of the Redmi series brand to discuss the above $ 20,000 segment. The first two phones in the new Redmi K series include the K20 Pro (starting at $ 27,999) and the Xiaomi K20 ($ 21,999). Here’s our take on the K20.
Xiaomi is making massive progress in the design department. The Xiaomi K20 , like its more expensive sibling, looks sharp with the bezel-less front panel and dual-tone finish, which is in vogue these days and with a shiny glass back with a great appeal to younger viewers.
The bezel-less design, first seen on the Vivonex, gives the Xiaomi K20 a narrow appearance (74.2 mm), giving it a slimmer look than any of the new Xiaomi phones, including the Redmi Note 7 Pro (measures 75.2 mm sideways). While the K20 is slim and fits comfortably in the palm, it feels far from ergonomic. At 191 grams, it weighs more than the Redmi Note 7 Pro and also feels a bit slippery due to the glass back.
The front camera module has been placed at the top and pops up automatically for selfies and video calls.
The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the screen and flashes as you lift the phone or tap it on the screen. It does not feel gimmicky and is even faster than many of the in-screen fingerprint sensors we have come across.
Xiaomi K20 Display
Xiaomi K20 is one of the few phones to embrace the bezel-less design fully. It covers the entire front panel while offering full immersion while watching screen movies and gaming. Unlike most phones at this price point, which use LCD screens, the K20 provides an AMOLED (6.39 inch) screen, which means better color, contrast and darker blacks, and thus watching movies becomes very enjoyable. Is. Xiaomi has topped it with a fair resolution of 2,340×1,080p and has also used the Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it from scratches or unexpected drops from small heights like a table.
Xiaomi K20 has a big surprise UI. Instead of the regular MIUI, which Xiaomi has used in all Redmi phones, it runs on a Poco interface, used in Xiaomi Poco smartphones. It is similar in origin but has a much more customizable option. Some may find it a bit more cluttered. However, for mainstream users who often like to tinker with the interface, this is by far the best custom UIs out there.
What departs the K20 form is the K20 Pro hardware. While the latter runs on the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, found only in the top of the line phones and among immediate rivals in the Asus 6 “and OnePlus 7, the former mid-range processor is powered by Snapdragon 730. It is based on the new 7nm architecture Based and slightly faster than the Snapdragon 675 used in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Although it was able to handle the game well, avid gam For ers, the K20 Pro or Asus 6 “is a better bet.
Internal storage has stood at 64 GB and is expandable via microSD card. The only dissatisfaction is that the memory card is no different and is clubbed with one of the SIM slots, so if you use both SIMs, you cannot take advantage of expandable memory.
The 4,000mAh battery lasts longer than the OnePlus 7 and can last a full day comfortably on a single charge.
Xiaomi K20 Camera
The triple camera module on the K20 Pro includes a 48-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera. The 4G megapixel camera is not active by default and has to select specific mode to switch to. The camera moves a lot with its detailing and captures impressive landscape shots. Low light shots are regular and look noisy. The night mode does not feel gimmicky and is ideal for capturing photos at night parties.
The 20-megapixel front camera is a mixed bag and works best under bright light. We have seen better selfie cameras at this price point.
Xiaomi K20 is a solid smartphone with a lot going for it. For buyers looking for a new smartphone in the vicinity of $ 20,000, it has a lot to offer with a lot on par. Among rivals, the Motorola One Vision comes close with its punch hole performance design that looks better than a notch or teardrop cutouts. It is also a lot handy-worth- with just 180 grams, offers 128 GB internal storage and provides a stock Android interface. However, it runs on a slightly inferior Exynos processor. If you are more into gaming, we would recommend the K20 Pro or Asus 6 “over the K20 for their faster processors.