Xiaomi has pushed the envelopes with their new launches the redmi k20 and k20 pro. The k20 series by xiaomi has been advertised as the flagship killer but are they worth the price? Let’s dive into a deep discussion about the same. Both the phones were launched on 17th July on flipkart and will be going on open sale on 22nd July for the first time. Since the launch event has already revealed the prices the k20 being sold at 21,999 for the base variant and 23,999 for the upgraded version with more bumped up storage and RAM while the pro version costs 27,999 for the base version and the 30,999 for the upgraded version which offers support for 27W charger and much more. Is the k20 too pricey? Xiaomi’s Manu jain in his open letter to the fans explains the price for both the phones, stating that Xiaomi hasn’t compromised in any aspect while making the phone and has mentioned that there might be more attractive prices for the same in the future. So, who knows we might be looking towards a discount in the near future? Here’s a detailed comparison between the two phones.
Both the k20 and k20 pro support a Super AMOLED display with a screen size of 6.39 inches which offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen to body ratio of 19.5:9. The full HDR display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Both the phones come out of the box with android 9 based MIUI 10. Talking about the chipset, the k20 pro is packed with octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) with one core clocked at 2.84 GHz, three at 2.4 Ghz and the last four at 1.8 GHz coupled with the GPU Adreno 640. On the other hand the k20 comes with octa-core Qualcomm SDM730 snapdragon 730 (8nm) with 2 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and the rest 6 at 1.8 GHz coupled with GPU Adreno 618.
Talking about the memory both the phones lack the option of expandable storage for which the company has made up by providing huge storage space. The k20 pro comes in two variants, the costlier version comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage while the cheaper version offers 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. In the case of k20 the costlier version offers 6 GB of RAM and 128 Gb of storage while the cheaper version comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage which isn’t really attractive.
The camera is one the highlights for both the phones. During the launch event the company promised that the pop up camera has gone through all sorts of quality and durability checks and comes with saphire glass coating to prevent any scratch or minor damage. The sensors close the camera on falling to protect the pop up camera. Talking about the specifications. Both the phones have triple rear mounted camera setup along with pop up camera for selfies and face unlock.
The main camera is 48 MP shooter bundled with a 8 MP telephoto lens and a 13 MP ultrawide angle lens. All three of the lenses can shoot 1080p videos at 960p unlike other flagships in the same price range or higher and as well as 2160p videos at 30fps. The camera app has a lot of AI feature with the main focus being where you can change the sky color and lighting of your photos with a single click.
Talking about battery both the phones come with a big battery of 4000 mAh but the k20 supports only a charging of 18 W while the k20 pro supports 27 W charger which is quick charge 4+.
Both the phones come with in display fingerprint sensor along with other basic sensors like gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensory and others. Both phones come with Type-c ports and nope, the company hasn’t ditched you on the 3.5mm jack so be assured about using your wired earphones.
While both the phones are amazing in their price segment things like lack of expandable storage does bring it down when compared to the other phones in the price segment.
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Written by – Aditya Arya