Redmi K20 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the Redmi series in India this week. Here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the smartphone.

Box Contents

  • Redmi K20 6GB + 64GB in Glacier Blue color
  • 2-pin fast charger (5V-2A/9V-2A)
  • USB Type C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Hard Protective Case in Black color

The K20 features the same 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio Horizon AMOLED display with support for HDR and DCI-P3 color gamut with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection as the K20 Pro. It has 1.85mm side, 2.1mm top and 3.8mm bottom bezels, which looks good, even in bright sunlight since it offers up to 600nit brightness in high brightness mode. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730 8nm Mobile Platform with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and has up to 128GB UFS2.1 storage. This doesn’t have a graphite sheet like the K20 Pro. There is a small earpiece on the top. On the bottom there is a small bezel. The phone also has a seventh generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor that has a large area that detects your fingerprint better for quicker and more accurate unlocking.

There is a 20-megapixel pop-up front camera, which the company says has been tested 300,000 times. It has auto drop protection so that the camera is automatically retracted when dropped. The camera lens  has a sapphire glass protection to prevent scratches. There is also a notification light present inside the pop-up camera module, so the whole camera part glows in Blue color.

Coming to the button placements, the volume rockers and the power button (in red color) are present on the right side. The 3.5mm audio jack, secondary microphone and the pop-up camera is present on the top. Unlike the K20 Pro, this doesn’t have the Qualcomm Hi-Fi DAC. On the bottom there is a speaker grill, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and a dual SIM slot. The phone doesn’t have a microSD card slot, which might be a deal breaker for some who choose the 64GB version.

The phone has triple rear cameras that includes a 48MP primary rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1/2″ Sony IMX582 sensor,  8MP 1/4″ OV8856 telephoto lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture for 2x loss-less zoom and a 13MP 1/3″ Samsung S5K3L6 124.8° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture. It has EIS and 4K 30 fps video recording for all the cameras and 960 fps slo-mo recording. It doesn’t have Laser Auto focus that is present on the K20 Pro.

The K20 has the same Aura Prime 3D curved back design with a flame pattern, and the Carbon Black version with unique kevlar gradient, as the K20 Pro. There is also a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back. The phone has a Splashproof P2i coating, similar to other Redmi Note 7 series phones. It has a 4000mAh battery with support for 18W Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

Priced at Rs. 21,999 for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and Rs. 23,999 for the 128GB version, it will be available from Flipkart, and Mi Home stores from July 22nd.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram