Everyone is so hyped up after the China release of the super popular Redmi K20 Pro and the Redmi K20 which really took the world by storm and Manu Jain of India also announced the Demon King will launch in India in 6 weeks time via his official twitter account. This has excited many people in China and in India.
Tech Specs of Redmi K20:
- · Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 Octa-core processor 8nm (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- · Adreno 618 GPU
- · 6GB/8GB of RAM LPDDR4x 2133Mhz
- · 6.39-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- · 1080 x 2340 pixels FHD+ (~403 ppi pixel density), 60,000:1 contrast ratio, 19.5:9 Ratio, NTSC 103.8%
- · High color saturation, 430nit, Corning Gorilla 5
- · Glass Back Battery Cover Edge to Edge Round Edge (CG5)
- · Black, Fiery Red, Glacier Blue
- · 64GB / 128GB of storage / 256GB of storage
- · 48 MP, f/1.75, FOV 79.4, 1/2″ Light Sensing Area, 1.6µm, SONY IMX 582
- 8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto) 1/4″, 1.12µm, Laser/PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 10x Digital Zoom
- 13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
- · 20 MP front camera, f/2.2, 0.8µm, 3D Beauty, Portrait Mode, Front HDR, Saphire Glass Cover Pop Up Motorized
- · 7th Generation On Screen Finger print scanner
- · Dual SIM (nano sim size)
- · 3G, LTE, 4G+ Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE Calls
- · LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8 LTE TDD Network Bands: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (This is from the Redmi K20,will update once we get official from Mi9T)
- · Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Single Band GPS Phone, A-GPS, NFC
- · 4000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0 Supported, 18 Watts Fast Charging (18W Charger Included)
- · 2×2 MIMO Technology to support MU-MIMO
- · Sensors: Ultrasonic distance sensor, Under Screen Ambient Light sensor, Gyro, Vibration Motor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Electronic
- Compass, Camera Laser Sensor
- · 3.5mm Audio Jack High-Res Audio
- · Android Pie 9, MIUI 10.3
- · USB-C port, UFS 2.1
- · 156.77 mm x 74.3 mm x 8.8 mm
- · 191 Grams
The Redmi K20 is exactly the same as the one being used by the Mi 9T and when we interchanged the case provided, it fits seamlessly, which proves that the phone itself is exactly the same, just that the Redmi Series will release in China and India while the Mi9T series Globally. Now we see that the screen is a 6.39″ Super Amoled and it totally blows my mind away when watching UHD 4K movies. The glass back is curved to the edge which makes holding the phone enjoyable, and both front and back are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 similar to the Redmi Note 7, I wonder if I can smash watermelons with this one, just that it might rock the world of the pop up camera’s mechanism. This is a total facelift for the Mi 9 series in my opinion since it took away the notch which is quite undesireable for me.
Display and Audio
We were expecting a lot from the display side as we discovered that its sporting a Samsung AMOLED, this is the first for the Redmi Series. The Full HD display did blew me away with its awesome rendering of photos and videos, and probably one thing that is not good with AMOLED is the burn in problems like those on the Samsung Galaxy Flagship Series that we have heard about. We watched several movies and I can say its pretty crisp and detailed especially playing 4K quality movies. The sound was excellent, especially the loudspeaker it was really really loud! Even it is not stereo sounds, but it really blew me away when it said WELCOME TO MOBILE LEGENDS. Bluetooth connectivity of headset is also no problem on this unit upon transferring files from Mi MIX 3, Mi Drop was also seamless. Playing games like PUBG was not a problem tho we cannot access the highest definition, just don’t forget to access the Mi Game Turbo Mode inside the security app.
Please watch this under UHS 4K setting as I render the goodness of the display of Redmi K20.
Audio Format supported by the Redmi K20
1217 Xmax 0.4mm large amplitude super linear speaker
Smart PA 10V Boost boost large volume external release
0.9cc large sound cavity design
3.5mm headphone jack | HiFi sound quality | Hi-Res Audio certification
MP4 | M4V | MKV | XVID | WAV | AAC | MP3 | AMR | FLAC | APE
Video Format Supported by the Redmi K20
– HEVC, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9 and other video formats
One of the few devices that sports the latest 7 Series chipset from Qualcomm is Redmi K20, the Snapdragon 730 SoC has 8 cores and can run up to 2.2Ghz of computing speed. Now of course powered together with the Adreno 618, and of course a generous serving of 6GB or 8GB of RAM, it will give you the best midrange experience up to date. Not mentioning that it can run even the most graphics hungry games like PUBG and NBA 2K19, not to mention Mobile Legends. We ran several stress test on this unit and we did not see any lags nor any slowdown on the opening of any apps in the Redmi K20, multitasking was a breeze. I can only say that it is almost as good as last year’s flagship processor the SD 845.
Antutu rewarded it with a 212,897 which is not bad as compared to last years SD 845 inside the Mi8 scoring around 250k points.
Support MI Turbo
Support defragmentation I/O performance optimization | Support application startup speed optimization
Simulation 18 months use, reduce aging carbon 25%*
Support for Game Turbo 2.0
Support for perceived game complex scenes, intelligent scheduling system resources | Support custom game touch parameters 丨 support custom game display enhancement;
gun battle game 4D shock | game toolbox supports display CPU, GPU occupancy and FPS; support one-click switch network card Other functions*;
support game performance enhancement, optimize touch response, support custom edge suppression range | support to turn off automatic brightness, three-finger screen capture, eye protection mode.
Color AOD display | Dark mode
The Redmi K20 supports 10 different LTE bands Band 20 is missing in this midrange which is by far the most popularly demanded band. It’s pretty easy to switch to LTE network inside the settings, and it also supports Dual 4G mode as well. You can freely choose which sim you want to use your LTE data, since this is a Dual LTE, Dual standby smartphone. Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac is also smooth and it also supports Wi-Fi Direct. Wireless screen mirroring is also available via the Miracast protocol, tethering data is also working perfectly. Bluetooth 5.0,GPS, and GLONASS are all present, NFC (Near Field Communication) is also present to support Mi Pay, Android Pay and it enables you to send data to a fellow NFC user with just tapping your phones together. Transfering data from older phones using Mi Mover was also a breeze as well. This only have single band GPS unlike the more powerful variant the Redmi K20 Pro it supports Dual Band GPS for better accuracy.
Supported LTE Bands:
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
LTE TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
Note: LTE B41 (2535–2655 120MHz)3G:
CDMA EVDO: BC02G:
CDMA 1X: BC0
WLAN Protocol: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WLAN Frequency: 2.4G WiFi | 5G WiFi
supports MU-MIMO, supports WiFi Direct, WiFi Display
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, Qualcomm TrueWireless TM Stereo Plus
supports AAC/LDAC/ aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive
The Redmi K20 is have one of the better cameras in the market right now, of course not better than that of the Redmi K20 Pro. I was impressed by the camera shots that I took, even on low lights its still a performer, even the EIS was not bad and it wasn’t really shaky even that I intentionally shake the camera while taking sample videos.
Redmi K20 Battery and Benchmark:
The Redmi K20 supports the Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 and up to 18W of speed. We charged the Redmi K20 and it took in 9V 2.1 Amperes based on our testing using the supplied charger and cable. We charged the phone from 18% to 100% in just 1 hour and 31 minutes and it was quite good for a 4000mAh capacity phone. We recorded a 14 hour 36 minutes endurance test Redmi K20 6GB/128GB version under the PC Mark battery stress test. If these statistics are true on a normal daily use, then it’s really a good sign for the said smartphone, and based on my daily usage for several days, the battery almost last me a day without hitting the charging dock. The SD 730 is known to be more battery efficient than the more powerful SD 855.
The Redmi K20 is definitely a performer of its class, utilizing the SD 730 which is more power efficient that the SD 855, this phone is better aimed at the more daily users and non gamers as it can last you longer throughout the day. The camera is quite good tho compared to the K20 Pro it is still a bit behind but not far. This is for sure a good upgrade from the Redmi Note 7 and by far I’m lovin the performance.