Xiaomi’s Redmi brand launched the Redmi K20 smartphone in India last week month starting at Rs. 21,999. We already brought you the unboxing and first impressions and benchmarks, here we have the camera samples from the phone. The phone packs a 48-megapixel primary rear camera with single LED Flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1/2.0″ Sony IMX582 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, 6P lens has support for PDAF, EIS along with a secondary 13-megapixel 124.8° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture and an 8MP 1/4″ telephoto lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture for 2x loss-less zoom.
There is also a 20-megapixel pop-up front camera with 0.8μm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture.
The camera UI is familiar with other Xiaomi smartphones running MIUI 10 with flash, HDR, AI, color modes (Normal, Vivid, Film, Amour, Latte, Sun, Cookie, Calm, Soda, Gourmet, Glow, Berries, B&W and Fade) on the top. Pressing the menu option shows timer, square, tilt-shift, straighten and Google lens. There is a front camera toggle on the bottom along with option to select modes such as Short Video, Video, Photo, 48MP, Portrait, Night, Square, Panorama and Pro mode to adjust white balance, shutter speed (1/1000s to 32 seconds). Beautify option for the front camera lets you adjust several features, in addition to smoothness.
Coming to the image quality, daylight shots came out well with good dynamic range, thanks to the large sensor. HDR shots are better, and macro shots are good as well with good amount of details. 48MP mode that offers a lot of details, but the images are about 15MB in size. Wide-angle shots are good as well, and the telephoto lens is useful for 2x zoom. Portrait shots were decent, and the edge detection was good as well even though it uses software-based blur, and the images are zoomed.
Low-light shots are good, thanks to 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology that lets the camera’s sensor hardware combine 4 pixels into a single 1.6μm large pixel, and the night mode is even better making the images brighter offering more details, but there is still noise when there is hardly any light. Images with flash are good and the flash is not overpowering. Daylight front camera shots are decent, but low-light shots are just average. Portrait shots have decent edge detection.
Check out the camera samples (Click the image to view the full resolution sample.).
It can record videos at 4k resolution at 30 fps, 1080p at up to 60 fps, and it also has slow motion 720p resolution video recording at up to 960fps, but this seems like 240fps converted into 960fps since the Snapdragon 730 officially support only 240fps slow motion recording. Check out the video samples below.
Check out full Redmi K20 review here.