Redmi K30 review: Best Seller of 2020
Xiaomi is actively developing its sub-brand in the name of Redmi. The successful budget line has grown into a full-fledged player in the smartphone market and launches really top-end devices under the Redmi shielding. The best example is the Redmi K30. A step away from flagship for the right price.
Redmi K30 - specifications, price, release date
A smartphone from the middle price category will please you not only with a pleasant price tag, but also with a new quality standard for this market segment. Since the Redmi K30 is equipped with a Snapdragon 765G processor, which supports 5G networks. Performance Redmi K30 is probably its main trump card in the fight against all sorts of Samsung and Huawei. The smartphone will be sold in two variations - the Redmi K30 is simpler based on the Snapdragon 730G and the Redmi K30 abruptly on the aforementioned 775G dragon. By the way, the results of synthetic tests for evaluating performance are already on the network - the top version scored more than 300,000 points. Just an incredible result. The Redmi K30 with the Snapdragon 730G scored 220,000 points, which is also a good result for a mid-range smartphone.
Since the launch of the Redmi lineup, its main feature has been battery life. Phones with the prefix "Redmi" always worked longer than opponents. Redmi K30 is no exception. The manufacturer generously endowed the almost flagship smartphone with a hefty 4,500 mAh battery, which supports fast charging at 30 watts. 100% Redmi K30 will charge in just one hour. By the way, before the presentation of the Redmi K30, there were rumors that the smartphone will receive a charging unit with a bandwidth of 100 watts. This information has not been confirmed. Most likely, Xiaomi saved the technology for Xiaomi Mi10, which will be available in the first half of 2020. A smartphone with a similar charging speed can charge up to 100% in 20 minutes.
Six cameras are responsible for the photographic capabilities of the smartphone: two in front and four in the back. On the back side, Sony's new 64MP sensor - IMX686 - is dominant, which will provide high-quality photos in conjunction with Xiaomi's post-processing technologies.
Another important feature of the Redmi K30 is the availability of Hi-Res Audio certification. This will distinguish the smartphone from its competitors, since not all smartphones have high-quality sound from external speakers in their arsenal. In addition, an annual subscription to SoundCloud and Tidal comes with your smartphone, so there’s where you can listen to music from. Of the other chips: there is an NFC chip, a fingerprint scanner on the side and a dual-frequency GPS module.
On the front of the smartphone flaunts a rather large and high-quality display: the screen diagonal is 6.6 inches. This is an LCD display with Full HD + resolution, frame refresh at 120 Hz and 20: 9 ratio. Such a screen is a sign of high quality and premium class devices.
The design of the device can hardly be called outstanding and beautiful, but there is still something in it. Front - a custom cutout for a dual front camera. The rest is occupied by the matrix - about 92%. Behind it a smooth body that at some point goes into a loose circle, which focuses on the vertical track from the main cameras and the flash. All together looks very good. It's hard to find fault. Especially when there are such bold and interesting colors: coral, blue, purple, gray, black. Redmi K30 is running Android 10 with MIUI 11.
In China, the smartphone went on sale on December 10, 2019.
Redmi K30 Specifications:
Dimensions: 167.69 x 78.41 x 8.8 mm
Screen: 6.6 ”, FullHD + 20 x 9
Processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G / Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM: 4/6/8 GB
ROM: 64/128/256 GB + microSD up to 512 GB
OS: Android 10 + MIUI 11
Main camera: 64 megapixels (f / 1.76) + 12 megapixels +8 megapixels +5 megapixels
Front camera: 13+ 5MP (f / 2.0) + face unlock
Battery: 4500 mAh
Charger: 30 W
Connectors: USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Other: Bluetooth 5.0, FM-radio, 2 SIM-cards, NFC-module, GPS, Hi-Res Audio, finger optic scanner
Price: from $ 300