The new Redmi K20 Pro builds on the popular Redmi name but takes Xiaomi back into high-end territory. Priced starting at Rs. 27,999 with its top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which keeps it against directly to the competition with OnePlus 7 Pro. More or less both offers same features and it’s few differences that will help you choose the one.
The screen has native full HD+ resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Being an AMOLED panel it theoretically offers infinite contrast which means the dark mode looks appealing on the phone. Xiaomi has also introduced Always On feature that it terms Ambient Display. The user can schedule it to turn on/off or continuously keep it on.
The screen is bright, vivid and as sharp as the best available options in the segment. We tested the panel under direct Sun and it was comfortably legible. The K20 Pro display also supports HDR content and DC Dimming. It comes with Widevine L1 certification and has been whitelisted by Netflix and Prime Video for HDR content streaming as well. Also, the MIUI 10 has controls to adjust contrast and colors tones under display settings.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a triple camera setup at the back. The primary camera uses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.6 micron pixels. There’s also a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 124.8 degree field of view and an f/2.4 aperture. The third camera is an 8-megapixel unit with a 2x optical telephoto lens and f/2.4 aperture. The Redmi K20 Pro offers laser autofocus as well as PDAF. At the front, this phone has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera which has sapphire glass to prevent scratches.
The 7nm process-based Snapdragon 855 that drives the handset is currently the best Qualcomm chipset and has a tri-cluster architecture. There is one extreme performance cores clocked at 2.84GHz followed by a couple of performance cores ticking at 2.41GHz, and four most power-efficient cores at 1.78GHz
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery. With normal day-to-day usage, it lasts through a day without breaking a sweat. With more demanding use, the battery depletes fast. Overall, we are happy with the mileage we are getting. The phone supports Quick Charge 4+ out of the box which means it can handle much more faster charging.
However, Xiaomi ships it with only an 18W charger. There aren’t many QC 4.0 chargers available in case you wish to buy one separately. Currently best fast charging option for Redmi K20 Pro will be the 27W sonic charger that Xiaomi launched in India recently for Rs 999. Wireless charging fans will be disapointed with Xiaomi.
The Redmi K20 Pro is overall a great phone. The back camera is great and at low light scenes performs better than expectations. The front camera is not up to the mark with over exposure. The benchmarks are great for this device. If you have more budget then you can go for OnePlus 7 Pro which also has 90hz display rather than this phone’s 60hz. The display is better on the OnePlus 7 Pro. This has the potential to perform really well in gaming department.