Xiaomi Redmi K20 (128GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 22,493 onwards

launchJul, 2019

64.8

excellence score

84.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Xiaomi has gone big on the design front this time - the Redmi K20 has a glass back with one of the most evocative gradient patterns you'll come across on any phone today - it's both premium to feel, and stunning to look at
  • The gradient effect that kicks in under the right lighting condition is quite mesmerising
  • The front is modern and sharp too, with a 'full screen' notch-less display (the selfie camera is a 'popup' one)
  • Decent in-screen fingerprint sensor - reasonably quick and reliable
  • Face unlock mechanism is a little clunky - you have to first wake the screen and swipe up for the camera module to engage (this might get sorted via a software update though)

Display

  • Excellent 6.39" AMOLED display - high brightness, HDR10, and notch-free

Software

  • MIUI is one of the most refined and fluid Android UIs around
  • The K20 also adds the POCO Launcher on top of MIUI - which brings the Dark Mode and App drawer to the K20
  • One issue with MIUI in recent times is the ads in the interface - those are still there (though a little less intrusive) - and while there are ways to disable them, it's a technical solution that a lot of prospective buyers will not even be aware of

Performance

  • Excellent, butter smooth performance backed by the new, powerful Snapdragon 730 (very similar in overall performance to last year's flagship Snapdragon 845, and a step above the Snapdragon 710) - everything from daily use to games is butter smooth, as expected

Camera

  • Great all-round camera experience on all three rear snappers, photo and video
  • Decent selfies too from the pop-up front camera
  • Overall, this is now the best camera phone in the under Rs 25k price bracket - the overall quality and versatility you get are a notch above what the competition offers
  • The pop-up selfie camera mechanism is a bit on the slow side

Audio

  • Has a 3.5mm jack, that a lot of flagships these days tend to skimp on
  • Loud (single) downward firing speaker

Battery

  • Great battery life, with a 4000mAh battery and a very power efficient chip - you can get up to 2 days of use, from this beast
  • Fast charging support - the supplied 18W charger fills 45% of a depleted battery in 30 mins - a full charge takes about 100 mins

Verdict

  • The K20 is an excellent 'close to Flagship level' device from Xiaomi that seems set to disrupt the mid-range market in India - along with the new Realme X, it offers an excellent high-end, modern experience, at a relatively low price - all ingredients of a likely blockbuster hit

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  1. A very balanced smartphone that excels in almost everything...Given the chance, we're sure it's a phone which will delight you, so it earns our recommendation
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The most heavily specced and feature-laden ‘non-flagship' phone...none of the alternatives can compete with the overall value offered by the K20
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Value-for-money phone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Impeccable...looks like another success story for Xiaomi
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Excellently balanced ...the best mid-range smartphone on the planet
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you can afford it, get the Redmi K20...it shines in many areas
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. One of the best smartphones under Rs 25,000
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. There are some really capable phones that you can choose from if you have a budget of around Rs 20,000....but all things considered, we would say that the Redmi K20 should sit at the top of the shortlist
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. For buyers looking for a new smartphone in the vicinity of ₹20,000, Redmi K20 has a plenty to offer with very few equals
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A sweet deal...offers great value at its price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi K20 (128GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.39 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • HDR
  • Always-On Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Ranked #13 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 618
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, Quick Charge 3.0 (18W), Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight191 gmHeavy
Thickness8.8 mmMedium
Width74.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 13MP + 8MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.75 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); 1/2" Sensor Size; 1.6um Pixel Size
  • 13MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (Ultrawide); 1/3" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; 124.8° Wide-angle lens
  • 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 53mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; 2x Optical Zoom
  • PDAF
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Portrait mode
  • Night More
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps; 720p@120/240/960fps
Secondary Camera20MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Motorized Pop-up Camera
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 0.8um Pixel Size
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Game Turbo 2.0
  • Hi-Fi DAC Audio
  • Hi-Res Audio

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