The Redmi K20 Pro is the real flagship killer. It comes with a lot of cool hardware at a rather reasonable price. Activities on the K20 Pro is super fluid and fast, you will not have any issues with any high-performance activities.
Battery life is also great, the speakers are good but the camera leaves me wanting a little more but this is just my personal preference because like I feel that the images are not saturated enough it is a bit less saturated than the actual thing that I’m shooting so I can’t say it is the best.
We can hope that maybe Redmi senses update to give me better-looking images.
But at the end of the day is this the flagship killer? Yes definitely. Is this better than OnePlus 7 Pro? Well, that depends. Some of you guys might prefer closer to stock Android experience but if you ask me I’ll definitely be happy to save some money and get a k20 Pro instead.
So Let’s get started.
|Release date||28th May 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, Flame Red|
|Screen size (inches)||6.39|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2.8GHz (1×2.84GHz + 3×2.42GHz + 4×1.8GHz)|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|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|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY.
The display here is also really good. It is a good AMOLED display panel and you get good viewing angles and great visibility even outdoors. So watching videos on the K20 Pro is really a dream come true with its fully notchless design.
It’s worth noting that the bezels all around and chin at the bottom are also pretty slim.
Obviously, the Redmi K20 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 855 and 8GB of RAM. Performance is blazing fast so you will find everyday operations superfluid and even though MIUI is not like stock Android, the gestures here work very smoothly.
The phone is powerful. In many regions, this will be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 smartphone money can buy and it combines that with an 8 layered of cooling system and the thermals on this phone are really good.
The K20 pro pulls nearly 370 thousand points on m22. That should tell you most of what you need to know about performance but in case it needs it clarifying yes it’s really snappy.
The software MIUI 10 is no match for this kind of hardware, every animation feels fast and uninterrupted and the visual overhaul feels great compared to MIUI 9.
The navigation gestures on the Redmi K20 Pro are some of the easiest and the most intuitive and it’s great to see that the phones Android Q beta build has already been released
I’m telling you. I used to hate using the gestures on Android phones and usually just go with on-screen navigational keys but the K20 Pro here is just so smooth and the gestures that I’m fully using it now.
It is just so smooth and it doesn’t really stutter here and there, it’s just a very nice smooth experience.
So moving on. let’s talk about gaming. Again, the Redmi K20 Pro comes with the 855 and 8 GB of RAM so I really don’t know why you guys are expecting. However, any game you throw at the K20 Pro will run without issues.
The frame rates here are high and you never faced any lags. Another point to note is that the game loading times are also pretty quick so that’s definitely good if you are playing very heavy games.
Some may be wondering maybe it can run PUBG or Mobile legends, but from what I can tell is that what you need to worry more here is your skill to shoot in PUBG or to kill in mobile legends instead. You already have the best hardware in your hands but it’s not really up to you to kill it in that game.
Moving on let’s talk about the heating, so Redmi has mentioned that they have some kind of a cooling system built into the hardware but from my personal experience is that I have never faced much heating with the Redmi K20 Pro so it has always been pretty cool even under hours of gaming.
Next, let’s talk about the speakers. At the bottom of the Redmi K20 Pro, you get a single firing speaker that sounds good it’s not a best in the market because it’s not stereo speakers but it’s definitely better than most of the other single speaker smartphones in the market right now.
The sound clarity is good so soundwise I would give it a thumbs up here for this single firing speaker.
Redmi K20 Pro BATTERY LIFE.
In the case of the battery life of the Redmi K20 Pro even with a 4000mAh battery, I wouldn’t say that it lasts like super or exceedingly long.
But you’ll definitely be able to get through a full day with one charge if you don’t game that often. But for myself, I’m seeing a screen on time of about six hours under my usage but seriously it really depends on your personal usage.
I do a lot of social media and gaming so being able to get through a full day with one charge is good enough for me.
While we’re talking about battery life, let’s talk about the charging speed here so the Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W charging but as you already know the charger that came in a box is an 18W unit.
It took about 1 hour and 30 minutes to go from zero to a hundred per cent but for reference sake, it got from zero to 45 per cent in just 30 minutes so that’s pretty quick considering its a large battery.
Arguably, the most important part of the Redmi K20 Pro review is the camera department. I mean in terms of hardware, everything about the K20 Pro is just looking so good.
But let’s talk about a camera here for a minute so daytime shots look pretty good I mean nothing spectacular here but it’s definitely good enough for social media and terms of night shots with the night mode on it may just look great but there is this some visible noise here and there.
One thing I really like about the camera is the portrait mode because it is really good. I love how it’s actually better than the iPhone XS max in such that it is able to distinguish not just your faces but even small items like the straws in your cup.
So the blur effect here is very natural. Once again just like any other smartphone with a 48-megapixel sensor, I don’t find it necessary for you like to take a 48 MP shots because the quality is very similar to the standard shot.
One thing you need to know is that the 48-megapixel shots take up to 16 megabytes per image whereas the standard one is only about 4 to 5 megabytes per image and the quality is really very similar unless you have to zoom all the way in.
And as there’s no memory card support here, you’ll be filling up your internal storage pretty quickly if you just keep shooting with the 48-megapixel sensor so this is just something that I thought I should mention and if you are worried about your storage just use the standard mode.
So that’s it for the full review and all the information that I have to share with you.