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Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Smartphone Review: A 5G smartphone with a 120 Hz screen at a bargain price

Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Alex Alderson), 02/19/2020

Buttery smooth. The Redmi K30, sold as the POCO X2 in India, relies on high-end features like 5G connectivity, a 120 Hz panel and the new Sony IMX686 image sensor. It starts at around 250 Euros (~$270) though, undercutting even a significant portion of most current mid-range smartphones. There are downsides though, as our review will discuss.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G

The Redmi K30 5G from Xiaomi, available since January of this year, is the first smartphone with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 765G SoC. In contrast to the “regular” 4G Redmi K30, which is based on the Snapdragon 730G, the Redmi K30 5G has slightly faster wired charging and supports the newer Bluetooth 5.1 standard.

The design of the Redmi K30 models differs only marginally, too. In both cases, Xiaomi has adorned the front with a 6.67-inch IPS display, specifically one with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and there are quad rear-facing cameras. The new 64 MP Sony IMX686 also acts as the main camera for both devices.

The cheapest Redmi K30 SKU comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Currently, the device can be purchased for around 260 Euros (~$281) from third-party retailers like Trading Shenzhen. However, the cheapest 5G model starts at about 300 Euros (~$324), a surcharge of 40 Euros (~$43). Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line model, the Redmi K30 5G with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, currently retails for 430 Euros (~$465). Xiaomi sells the Redmi K30 as the POCO X2 in India, albeit through the newly established POCO sub-brand. We expect the device to launch as the Pocophone X2 in Europe too, although Xiaomi is yet to confirm that this will be the case.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Redmi K Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, LCD IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 5G: N41/N78; 4G: FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B5/B8; TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41; 3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz; 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.79 x 165.3 x 76.6 ( = 0.35 x 6.51 x 3.02 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Sony IMX686 with an f/1.89 aperture, 120° ultra-wide-angle with f/2.2 aperture (8 MP), macro camera with f/2.4 aperture (5 MP), 2 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture. Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix 20 + 2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, modular 30 W power supply, USB cable, case, MIUI 11, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
208 g ( = 7.34 oz / 0.46 pounds), Power Supply: 89 g ( = 3.14 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
260 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Device Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
02/2020
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
208 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
79 %
01/2020
realme XT
SD 712, Adreno 616
183 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.4"2340x1080
81 %
07/2019
Xiaomi Mi 9T
SD 730, Adreno 618
191 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.39"2340x1080
79 %
11/2019
Nokia 7.2
SD 660, Adreno 512
180 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy A51
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
172 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.5"2400x1080
79 %
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080

Case - The Redmi K30 has a 3.5 mm jack

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Colour variants of the Redmi K30 5G
Colour variants of the Redmi K30 5G

The front of the Redmi K30 5G is made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which Xiaomi has rounded off into the device's metal frame. The curved back is also made of glass and comes in blue, red, purple or white. The Redmi K30 remains comfortable to hold because of its rounded back panel, but it is not exactly compact at 165.3 x 76.6 mm and 200 g.

The quality of workmanship and choice of materials are beyond any criticisms considering the device's modest pricing. The built-in physical buttons on the right-hand side of the device also sit firmly within the frames. The Xiaomi phone does not have IP certification, though.

The 6.67-inch IPS display has thin bezels too, with Xiaomi only interrupting it with a punch-hole front-facing camera. The latter looks quite massive because of the presence of a dual-camera array though, like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. The Redmi K30 has an 86% screen-to-body ratio, for reference.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G

Size Comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.79 mm / 0.3461 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs159.92 mm / 6.3 inch 75.15 mm / 2.96 inch 8.25 mm / 0.3248 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs

Connectivity - A mid-range Xiaomi smartphone with UFS 2.1 storage

In addition to a fingerprint sensor and dual-SIM functionality, the Redmi K30 includes a "classic" 3.5 mm jack, an IR port and Miracast support. However, the device's Widevine DRM Level 3 certification limits it to streaming DRM-protected content in SD. This may only apply to the Chinese version, though.

After the initial setup, our review unit offers about 107 GB of its 128 GB internal storage. If you need more space, then we would recommend buying the 256 GB version as the device does not support microSD card expansion.

The Redmi K30 also has a Type-C port, which operates on the older USB 2.0 standard. The port supports USB-OTG for connecting external peripherals like USB sticks. The Redmi K30 does not support wireless charging.

Underside: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C port, microphone, speaker
Underside: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C port, microphone, speaker
Left-hand side: SIM slot
Left-hand side: SIM slot
Top side: IR, microphone
Top side: IR, microphone
Right-hand side: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor
Right-hand side: volume rocker, fingerprint sensor

Software - MIUI 11 and Android 10 out of the box for the Redmi K30

As usual, Xiaomi ships the Redmi K30 with MIUI, its custom version of Android. Our review unit arrived running Android 10 builds of MIUI 11, specifically V11.0.9.0.QGICNXM. The build includes the January 2020 set of Android security patches.

Please keep in mind that Xiaomi does not include Google services (GMS) like the Play Store with Chinese versions of its handsets. The company preinstalls its versions instead, but you can sideload GMS if necessary. Third-party retailers like Trading Shenzhen offer a How-To on how to do so, as do other websites. You may still run into trouble using this method though as your handset will not be Google certified. Xiaomi sells European, Global and Indian versions of most of its smartphones too, though.

However, it remains uncertain whether Xiaomi will release a global version of the Redmi K30. The POCO X2 should ship with GMS, though. There is no official word yet on whether the device will hit European shores at the time of writing.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Quick settings and notification shade
Quick settings and notification shade
Default launcher
Default launcher
Settings
Settings

Communication & GPS - 5G and NFC for the Redmi K30 5G

Xiaomi equips the Redmi K30 5G with two nano-SIM card slots for dual-SIM functionality. The Redmi K30 5G supports LTE on both SIM cards, albeit with a relatively small coverage of LTE bands. The device only supports 11 LTE bands, with the likes of Band 28 and Band 20 being some notable omissions. These will likely become more readily used in the future. The Qualcomm Snapdragon X52 modem in the Redmi K30 5G also supports 5G, theoretically allowing the device to reach up to 3.7 Gb/s download speeds. You must be connected to a 5G network to achieve these speeds, though. Bluetooth 5.1 is available, as is NFC.

The integrated Wi-Fi module supports up to IEEE 802.11ac and can connect to 2.4 or 5 GHz networks. The Redmi K30 5G has MIMO-2x2 antennas too, which helped our review unit average close to 700 Mb/s download speeds. Transfer speeds could be more consistent though, with the Redmi K30 fluctuating between 345 Mb/s and 697 Mb/s when connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
687 (min: 345, max: 697) MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia 7.2
Adreno 512, SD 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
344 (min: 336, max: 352) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Adreno 618, SD 730, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
333 (min: 297, max: 343) MBit/s ∼48% -52%
realme XT
Adreno 616, SD 712, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
322 (min: 162, max: 367) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
298 (min: 185, max: 350) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1014, n=504)
244 MBit/s ∼36% -64%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189 (min: 80, max: 224) MBit/s ∼28% -72%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
341 (min: 280, max: 399) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
297 (min: 189, max: 335) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Nokia 7.2
Adreno 512, SD 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
296 (min: 223, max: 308) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Adreno 618, SD 730, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
293 (min: 161, max: 346) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
realme XT
Adreno 616, SD 712, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
248 (min: 105, max: 306) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 966, n=504)
227 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
224 (min: 197, max: 260) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø674 (345-697)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø341 (280-399)
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors

The Redmi K30 5G uses BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS and GPS, for location services, along with SBAS. Our review unit achieved a satfix with up three metres accuracy almost immediately and regardless of where we tested it.

We also took the Redmi K30 5G on a bike ride to compare its location data against that recorded by a Garmin Edge 500, one of our reference bike computers. There was only 30 metres between the mid-range Xiaomi and the professional navigation system at the end of our almost 5 km test route, demonstrating the accuracy of the Redmi K30 5G here. It plotted our route precisely, too.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Curves
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Curves
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Overview
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Overview
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Loop
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Loop
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Curves
GPS test: Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G - Curves

Telephone Functions & Call Quality - A Xiaomi smartphone that masters dual VoLTE

MIUI 11 dialer
MIUI 11 dialer
MIUI 11 dialer - settings
MIUI 11 dialer - settings

Our review unit also has good call quality. Disruptive dropouts did not occur during our tests, although we found that the person on the other end of the line sounded somewhat tinny. Likewise, voices often sounded overly quiet, especially during video calls. More pressingly, our review unit's microphones generate a strong beeping sound when using Skype. Trading Shenzhen will be kindly sending us another device to determine whether this is a more widespread issue.

The Redmi K30 5G supports dual voice over LTE (VoLTE), too. However, only Chinese carriers support this functionality on the Chinese model, according to Xiaomi.

Cameras - Quad cameras with a 64 MP IMX686 main sensor

Taking a selfie with the Redmi K30 5G
Taking a selfie with the Redmi K30 5G

The Sony IMX686 uses pixel binning as the IMX586 does, meaning that it combines 2x2 adjacent pixels to form one large pixel that contains more light than a regular single pixel would. In practice, this means that the Redmi K30 5G takes 16 MP photos by default. While pixel binning offers better low-light performance than shooting in 64 MP would, this discipline is a weak point of the Redmi K30 5G compared to the current smartphone elite. Overall, low-light photos are poorly lit, grainy and lacking sharpness. By contrast, the Redmi K30 5G has no such issues in daylight conditions, where it captures objects in high levels of detail and with good colour reproduction. The camera still fragments some pixels at the edges of images, though. In short, the Redmi K30 5G produces comparatively sharp shots for a smartphone at this price.

The 120° ultra-wide-angle sensor, which has an f/2.2 aperture, also offers good image sharpness. However, sharpness levels visibly drop off outside the centre of the image. The ultra-wide-angle sensor cannot compete with the detail and brightness that the 48 MP Sony IMX586 offers, for example. The same applies to the 5 MP macro sensor, the image quality of which is rather disappointing.

We shall be publishing an IMX586 vs. IMX686 article shortly, too. We shall provide a link when this is live.

16 MP shot - pixel binning
16 MP shot - pixel binning
2x zoom
2x zoom
Ultra-wide-angle shot
Ultra-wide-angle shot
Camera settings
Camera settings
Camera - Pro mode
Camera - Pro mode
Camera - Automatic mode
Camera - Automatic mode
Camera filters
Camera filters

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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We also examined the colour accuracy of the IMX686 under controlled lighting conditions. According to ColorChecker reference colours, the 64 MP sensor tends to over-brighten colours. X-Rite ColorChecker Passport shows that the sensor has solid colour accuracy overall, though. However, white tones always look too warm for our liking.

We used our test chart to assess how sharply the IMX686 can reproduce fine details and structures. Under controlled lighting conditions again, the IMX686 succeeds with decent sharpness levels at the centre of the shot, but there are some colour artefacts. Image blur is limited to peripheral areas, though.

ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
28 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
76.4 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
93 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G: 46.91 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 92.95 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.7 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
1 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G: 5.36 ∆E min: 0.98 - max: 14.19 ∆E
A cropped photo of our test chart
A cropped photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart at 1 lux

Accessories & Warranty - Xiaomi includes a case and a 30 W charger in the box

A look at the 30 W charger included with the Redmi K30 5G
A look at the 30 W charger included with the Redmi K30 5G

In addition to the Redmi K30 5G, Xiaomi includes a 30 W charger, a corresponding USB cable and a silicone case. Trading Shenzhen bundles an EU adapter too, but Xiaomi would include a region-specific charger with Global units.

Xiaomi also grants the Redmi K30 5G a 12-month limited manufacturer's warranty. However, importing a Chinese model from retailers like Trading Shenzhen means that you must return the device to China for a warranty repair. However, retailers should grant separate warranty coverage, too. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation - The Redmi K30 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor

The 10-point multitouch touchscreen implements inputs quickly and reliably, even into the corners of the Redmi K30 5G's 6.67-inch display. Using the device feels buttery smooth too, principally because of the display's 120 Hz refresh rate.

Xiaomi has also equipped the Redmi K30 5G with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which doubles as a power button. We have no complaints about either the speed or the recognition rate of the sensor, but its positioning may take some acclimatisation. You could use the front-facing camera to unlock the device too using its 2D face-recognition software. The facial recognition worked reliably and quickly during our tests, but it is not as secure as using a fingerprint.

Using the default keyboard app in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard app in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard app in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard app in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard app in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard app in portrait mode

Display - A Xiaomi smartphone with a 120 Hz IPS panel

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The 6.67-inch display in the Redmi K30 is a 120 Hz LCD panel. The HDR-10 certified display also operates natively at 2340x1080 pixels, yielding a pixel density of almost 400 PPI. The latter measurement puts the Xiaomi smartphone on par with our comparison devices, for reference.

Our review unit achieved a peak average brightness of 643 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2, although the display uses pulse width modulation to regulate luminosity. Additionally, while the panel in our review unit is 93% evenly lit, we noticed some slight halos around the front-facing cameras.

Additionally, the more practical APL50 test, which evenly distributes light and dark areas across the display to measure luminosity, records an average peak value of 654 cd/m². This only applies to when the display is set to automatic brightness though, as peak luminosity drops to 528 cd/m² on manual brightness.

640
cd/m²
664
cd/m²
649
cd/m²
615
cd/m²
658
cd/m²
661
cd/m²
627
cd/m²
639
cd/m²
634
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 664 cd/m² Average: 643 cd/m² Minimum: 2.25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 658 cd/m²
Contrast: 1343:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
98.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
LCD IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
realme XT
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.4
Xiaomi Mi 9T
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Nokia 7.2
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Samsung Galaxy A51
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.5
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Screen
-64%
-1%
-47%
-16%
-40%
Brightness middle
658
414
-37%
589
-10%
604
-8%
589
-10%
507
-23%
Brightness
643
414
-36%
589
-8%
593
-8%
589
-8%
481
-25%
Brightness Distribution
93
97
4%
96
3%
92
-1%
94
1%
88
-5%
Black Level *
0.49
0.4
18%
0.38
22%
Contrast
1343
1510
12%
1334
-1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.8
4.4
-144%
2.5
-39%
5.1
-183%
2.22
-23%
4.72
-162%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.4
11.2
-155%
4.9
-11%
10.3
-134%
8.24
-87%
7.84
-78%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
4.3
-13%
1.6
58%
6.4
-68%
2.6
32%
5.5
-45%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.31 95%
2.24 98%
2.23 99%
2.111 104%
2.158 102%
CCT
6255 104%
6532 100%
6544 99%
8149 80%
6508 100%
7596 86%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2358 Hz ≤ 43 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2358 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 43 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2358 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 50 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17067 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Compared to the OLED competition, the LCD panel in the K30 5G clearly is at a contrast and black value disadvantage. However, it still achieved a respectable 1,343:1 contrast ratio. APL50 measures a contrast ratio of 1,234:1 and a black value of 0.53 cd/m², which are both slightly lower than what X-Rite i1Pro 2 measured.

Photo spectrometer and CalMAN analysis determined that the Redmi K30 5G has DeltaE deviations of 1.8 for colours and 3.8 for greyscale from the sRGB colour space when set to the standard colour profile. Both are impressively low for a mid-range smartphone, especially one with an LCD panel. Likewise, our review unit's colour temperature of 6,255 K is only slightly warmer than the ideal value of 6,500 K.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Grayscale - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Grayscale - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space; Original colour profile
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Grayscale - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Grayscale - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile
CalMAN: Colour saturation - sRGB target colour space; Standard colour profile

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 15.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 25.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

The LCD panel works well outdoors, too. In short, content should remain readable even in direct sunlight.

Using the Redmi K30 5G outdoors
Using the Redmi K30 5G outdoors
Using the Redmi K30 5G outdoors
Using the Redmi K30 5G outdoors

The Redmi K30 5G also has good viewing angles. Even acute angles are no problem for the display, with content remaining colour accurate and without any distortions.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - A Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 8 GB of RAM onboard

The Redmi K30 5G is equipped with the Snapdragon 765G. The SoC has two clusters, with two ARM Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. While the latter can clock up to 1.8 GHz on each core, the former contains a prime core that can reach 2.4 GHz and a gold core that peaks at 2.2 GHz.

There is also an Adreno 620 GPU onboard that supports up to 1080p displays and 120 Hz refresh rates. The G version of the Snapdragon 765 also includes select Snapdragon elite gaming features like Game Smoother, Game Fast Loader and Game Network Latency Manager.

The Qualcomm CPU made a decent impression in synthetic benchmarks. The Redmi K30 5G sits at the forefront of our benchmark comparison tables, but the leap from the Snapdragon 730 to the Snapdragon 765G is not groundbreaking. The situation is different with the graphics benchmarks, though. The Adreno 620 represents a leap forward in graphics performance from the Adreno 618 or Adreno 616, for example.

Overall, the new mid-range processor and built-in 8 GB of RAM ensure good system performance in everyday life. Applications load quickly, for example, particularly because of the device's fast UFS flash storage. Likewise, the high refresh-rate display makes animations look very smooth.

Geekbench 5.1
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1035 Points ∼61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
1035 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (118 - 4043, n=29)
1684 Points ∼100% +63%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1212 Points ∼74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
1212 Points ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=27)
1636 Points ∼100% +35%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1520 Points ∼77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
1520 Points ∼77% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (782 - 3531, n=37)
1973 Points ∼100% +30%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
569 Points ∼98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
569 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (145 - 1342, n=37)
578 Points ∼100% +2%
Geekbench 4.0
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
7997 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7755 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
7997 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (600 - 12668, n=83)
3837 Points ∼48% -52%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
7661 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6900 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
7661 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (918 - 12169, n=128)
4096 Points ∼53% -47%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3072 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2547 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3072 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (391 - 5109, n=128)
1413 Points ∼46% -54%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
9989 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8276 Points ∼83% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7533 Points ∼75% -25%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
5917 Points ∼59% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5649 Points ∼57% -43%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼60% -40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
9989 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=438)
5517 Points ∼55% -45%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
10689 Points ∼96%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
11143 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9049 Points ∼81% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6416 Points ∼58% -40%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼68% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
10689 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=601)
6014 Points ∼54% -44%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2588 Points ∼93%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2069 Points ∼74% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2786 Points ∼100% +8%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2207 Points ∼79% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2161 Points ∼78% -16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2196 Points ∼79% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
2588 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=105)
2672 Points ∼96% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3167 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1885 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1917 Points ∼61% -39%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1141 Points ∼36% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1438 Points ∼45% -55%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
796 Points ∼25% -75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3167 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=105)
2795 Points ∼88% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2978 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1923 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2060 Points ∼69% -31%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1278 Points ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1554 Points ∼52% -48%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
927 Points ∼31% -69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
2978 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=105)
2532 Points ∼85% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2965 Points ∼91%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1982 Points ∼61% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3241 Points ∼100% +9%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2693 Points ∼83% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2311 Points ∼71% -22%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼65% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
2965 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=444)
2043 Points ∼63% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3554 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2147 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2176 Points ∼61% -39%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1256 Points ∼35% -65%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1530 Points ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼24% -76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3554 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9345, n=444)
1882 Points ∼53% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3412 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2108 Points ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2347 Points ∼69% -31%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1425 Points ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1654 Points ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼28% -72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3412 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 7982, n=445)
1748 Points ∼51% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3198 Points ∼97%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1946 Points ∼59% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3296 Points ∼100% +3%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2640 Points ∼80% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2336 Points ∼71% -27%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼63% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3198 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5209, n=473)
1954 Points ∼59% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5367 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3248 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3316 Points ∼62% -38%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2007 Points ∼37% -63%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1993 Points ∼37% -63%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼23% -77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
5367 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=473)
2498 Points ∼47% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4643 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2828 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3312 Points ∼71% -29%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2120 Points ∼46% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2060 Points ∼44% -56%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼30% -70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
4643 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=473)
2105 Points ∼45% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3256 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2617 Points ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3227 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2649 Points ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2217 Points ∼68% -32%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼68% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3256 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=524)
1946 Points ∼60% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3287 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1928 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2008 Points ∼61% -39%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1181 Points ∼36% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1473 Points ∼45% -55%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼22% -78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3287 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=524)
1571 Points ∼48% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3277 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2048 Points ∼62% -38%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2192 Points ∼67% -33%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1347 Points ∼41% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1592 Points ∼49% -51%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼26% -74%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3277 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7012, n=525)
1504 Points ∼46% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3432 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2619 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3239 Points ∼94% -6%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2632 Points ∼77% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2225 Points ∼65% -35%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3432 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=565)
1814 Points ∼53% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5115 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3100 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3184 Points ∼62% -38%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
1913 Points ∼37% -63%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2027 Points ∼40% -60%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼17% -83%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
5115 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11488, n=564)
2053 Points ∼40% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
4654 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2978 Points ∼64% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3196 Points ∼69% -31%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
2037 Points ∼44% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2068 Points ∼44% -56%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼22% -78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
4654 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8866, n=567)
1774 Points ∼38% -62%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23203 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13698 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
19433 Points ∼84% -16%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
18094 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
20393 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
23203 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=715)
14596 Points ∼63% -37%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
68634 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
37657 Points ∼55% -45%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
46605 Points ∼68% -32%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
28898 Points ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
25086 Points ∼37% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
68634 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=713)
23210 Points ∼34% -66%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
47824 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
27117 Points ∼57% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
35557 Points ∼74% -26%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
25513 Points ∼53% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23866 Points ∼50% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
47824 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=713)
18684 Points ∼39% -61%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
95 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
77 fps ∼81% -19%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
50 fps ∼53% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
46 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
33 fps ∼35% -65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
95 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=732)
40.1 fps ∼42% -58%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
86 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
58 fps ∼67% -33%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
46 fps ∼53% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
40 fps ∼47% -53%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼36% -64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
86 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=741)
29 fps ∼34% -66%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
54 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼70% -30%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
23 fps ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24 fps ∼44% -56%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼33% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
54 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=636)
23.3 fps ∼43% -57%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
48 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼71% -29%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
21 fps ∼44% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼33% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
48 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=645)
20.2 fps ∼42% -58%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
37 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼73% -27%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
15 fps ∼41% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
15 fps ∼41% -59%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼32% -68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
37 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=501)
18.9 fps ∼51% -49%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
33 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
23 fps ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼73% -27%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
13 fps ∼39% -61%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼42% -58%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼33% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
33 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=503)
17.5 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8.9 fps ∼88%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9 fps ∼89% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9.3 fps ∼92% +4%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
4.9 fps ∼49% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.5 fps ∼54% -38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼42% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
8.9 fps ∼88% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=236)
10.1 fps ∼100% +13%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
13 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.9 fps ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.1 fps ∼47% -53%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
3.2 fps ∼25% -75%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.5 fps ∼27% -73%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼20% -80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
13 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 39, n=234)
7.1 fps ∼55% -45%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼71% -29%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
7.7 fps ∼37% -63%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.1 fps ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼30% -70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=240)
15 fps ∼71% -29%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼70% -30%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
8.7 fps ∼38% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼30% -70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
23 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=240)
16.7 fps ∼73% -27%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼71% -29%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼76% -24%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
9 fps ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼30% -70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=426)
12.8 fps ∼61% -39%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
19 fps ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13 fps ∼68% -32%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
8.2 fps ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.6 fps ∼45% -55%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7.3 fps ∼38% -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
19 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=430)
11.4 fps ∼60% -40%
Basemark GPU 1.1
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
23.1 (min: 11.15, max: 38.98) fps ∼77%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16.91 fps ∼57% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
23.1 fps ∼77% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 773, n=72)
29.9 fps ∼100% +29%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
fps ∼0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13.56 fps ∼84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 63, n=63)
16.1 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
21.97 (min: 12.98, max: 44.43) fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15.51 fps ∼71% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
22 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 71.6, n=61)
20.1 fps ∼91% -9%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3258 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2000 Score ∼61% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3258 Score ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=69)
2430 Score ∼75% -25%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
1378 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1004 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1099 Points ∼80% -20%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
998 Points ∼72% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
1378 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=668)
778 Points ∼56% -44%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5087 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3031 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3559 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2168 Points ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1466 Points ∼29% -71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
5087 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=668)
2206 Points ∼43% -57%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
5278 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3026 Points ∼57% -43%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
4646 Points ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1605 Points ∼30% -70%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2993 Points ∼57% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
5278 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=668)
1619 Points ∼31% -69%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6870 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5198 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6760 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4738 Points ∼69% -31%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4909 Points ∼71% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
6870 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=668)
3145 Points ∼46% -54%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
3990 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2630 Points ∼66% -34%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3329 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
634 Points ∼16% -84%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2153 Points ∼54% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
3990 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=668)
1580 Points ∼40% -60%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
56728 Points ∼94%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
38440 Points ∼63% -32%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
26647 Points ∼44% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
38475 Points ∼63% -32%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
60649 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
56728 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=53)
46667 Points ∼77% -18%
MEM (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
60481 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
41759 Points ∼69% -31%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
32883 Points ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
43405 Points ∼72% -28%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
35479 Points ∼59% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
60481 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (16319 - 100390, n=53)
50474 Points ∼83% -17%
GPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
93039 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
61715 Points ∼66% -34%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
35936 Points ∼39% -61%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
36821 Points ∼40% -60%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
28697 Points ∼31% -69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
93039 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5938 - 214615, n=53)
89526 Points ∼96% -4%
CPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
86677 Points ∼91%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
76522 Points ∼81% -12%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
62411 Points ∼66% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
62594 Points ∼66% -28%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
60900 Points ∼64% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
86677 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (40620 - 178616, n=53)
94932 Points ∼100% +10%
Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
298925 Points ∼100%
realme XT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
218436 Points ∼73% -27%
Nokia 7.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 4096
157877 Points ∼53% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
181295 Points ∼61% -39%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
185725 Points ∼62% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
298925 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (84645 - 599843, n=53)
281636 Points ∼94% -6%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
8591 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7795 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
8591 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=336)
4742 Points ∼55% -45%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
6213 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6871 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
6213 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13279, n=396)
4795 Points ∼70% -23%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 8192
2689 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2527 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
2689 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=396)
1454 Points ∼54% -46%

The K30 5G does a good job when surfing the web, too. With the subsequently installed Chrome browser, navigation within complex websites is quick and smooth. The Redmi K30 5G also achieved good results in browser benchmarks and placed well ahead of the Xiaomi Mi 9T.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
53.145 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
53.1 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
47.131 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=133)
37.1 Points ∼70% -30%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.333 Points ∼59% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
27.681 Points ∼52% -48%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
94.8 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
94.778 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
87.488 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
51.257 Points ∼54% -46%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
50.919 Points ∼54% -46%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
50.163 Points ∼53% -47%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=564)
43.6 Points ∼46% -54%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
54.9 runs/min ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
54.9 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
46.46 runs/min ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=121)
40.6 runs/min ∼74% -26%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.4 runs/min ∼57% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
29.1 runs/min ∼53% -47%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
86 Points ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
80 Points ∼93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
80 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=196)
67.6 Points ∼79% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
57 Points ∼66% -29%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
52 Points ∼60% -35%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
47 Points ∼55% -41%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
18809 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
18809 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
17501 Points ∼93% -7%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
10328 Points ∼55% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
10194 Points ∼54% -46%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
9549 Points ∼51% -49%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=725)
7128 Points ∼38% -62%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=750)
10258 ms * ∼100% -268%
realme XT (Chrome 79)
4382.8 ms * ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
4375.1 ms * ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
4317.8 ms * ∼42% -55%
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G (Chrome 80)
2787 ms * ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2787 ms * ∼27% -0%
Xiaomi Mi 9T (Chrome 75.0.3770.101)
2563.9 ms * ∼25% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Likewise, the device's fast UFS 2.1 storage performed well in AndroBench benchmarks. Read and write speeds could be slightly higher, though.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5Grealme XTXiaomi Mi 9TNokia 7.2Samsung Galaxy A51Huawei P30 Lite New EditionAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-37%
-12%
-55%
-17%
48%
-4%
-64%
Random Write 4KB
100.99
25
-75%
107.82
7%
13.38
-87%
104.4
3%
171.6
70%
90.8 (18.2 - 250, n=45)
-10%
26.1 (0.14 - 259, n=802)
-74%
Random Read 4KB
96.8
112.46
16%
128.65
33%
79.64
-18%
110.8
14%
198.7
105%
138 (96.8 - 161, n=45)
43%
51.3 (1.59 - 226, n=802)
-47%
Sequential Write 256KB
312.76
173.74
-44%
179.19
-43%
161.4
-48%
184.9
-41%
391.1
25%
213 (182 - 503, n=45)
-32%
107 (2.99 - 729, n=802)
-66%
Sequential Read 256KB
889.67
483.79
-46%
492.74
-45%
290.83
-67%
496.1
-44%
800.3
-10%
759 (427 - 912, n=45)
-15%
295 (12.1 - 1781, n=802)
-67%

Games - An Adreno 620 provides graphics power in the Redmi K30 5G

The Adreno 620 GPU supports complex 3D games. Current titles like Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile remained at a steady 30 FPS on high graphics, for example. Better still, Dead Trigger 2 can run at 120 FPS, which we determined with Gamebench. All sensors and the touchscreen gave no cause for criticism during our tests, either.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG Mobile
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; Balanced: Ø39.9 (35-41)
; HD: Ø29.9 (29-31)
Asphalt 9: Legends
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø29.9 (27-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.5 (23-31)
Dead Trigger 2
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: Ø120 (116-120)

Emissions - The Redmi K30 5G is a cool customer

Temperature

The housing of the Redmi smartphone only heats up slightly even under sustained load. We also analysed the temperature behaviour of the Qualcomm SoC under continuous load by running GFXBench battery tests on a loop. We ran each 30 times in succession and logged any changes in battery status or frame rates.

According to our results, the Redmi K30 5G throttled only marginally in the demanding Manhattan test, which is based on OpenGL ES 3.1. Hence, performance drops in everyday use should be very unlikely.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Max. Load
 33.1 °C
92 F
32.8 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 31.4 °C
89 F
30.9 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.2 °C
92 F
29.2 °C
85 F
31.2 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
28.9 °C
84 F
30.6 °C
87 F
31.2 °C
88 F
Maximum: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.2 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260 / Fluke t3000 FC
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The K30 has only one speaker, which sits on the bottom edge of the device. The sound quality is satisfactory, even if music playback sounds a bit tinny to our ears. Likewise, the speaker distorts at maximum volume. As expected, the speaker cannot reproduce bass tones. On the contrary, audio tends to be dominated by highs, which the speaker reproduces linearly.

There is also a 3.5 mm jack onboard for connecting external audio equipment like headphones and speakers. The one in our review unit reproduces audio loudly and unobtrusively.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.2292524.428.93127.324.84022.723.2503333.56326.7268023.426.41002125.512517.62816018.245.520014.744.52501549.83151653.740015.756.350014.461.663014.362.580014.269100014.272.5125013.874.2160014.974.8200014.574.9250014.675.2315014.374.8400014.476500014.976.4630014.473.8800014.673100001573.81250015.167.51600015.557SPL26.785.9N0.863.8median 14.7median 69Delta0.611.229.829.125.229.521.629.424.724.129.627.122.524.325.121.120.125.819.938.520.849.417.651.717.655.317.458.516.159.913.963.814.566.216.167.214.572.414.473.513.675.313.976.214.578.114.47814.876.114.779.114.878.314.977.215.176.11566.215.155.126.9880.972median 14.9median 67.21.511.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi K30 5Grealme XT
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.9% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (1.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 24% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

realme XT audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - A Xiaomi smartphone with a 4,500 mAh battery

Power Consumption

The Redmi K30 5G is not an economical smartphone. Comparatively speaking, our review unit consumes a lot of power, especially under load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.09 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.66 / 2.37 / 2.42 Watt
Load midlight 6.8 / 7.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
4500 mAh
realme XT
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T
4000 mAh
Nokia 7.2
3500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A51
4000 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
38%
44%
1%
11%
1%
0%
14%
Idle Minimum *
0.66
0.55
17%
0.54
18%
0.77
-17%
0.9
-36%
0.95
-44%
0.66
-0%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=818)
-33%
Idle Average *
2.37
1.39
41%
0.95
60%
2.32
2%
1.7
28%
2.1
11%
2.37
-0%
1.741 (0.6 - 6.2, n=817)
27%
Idle Maximum *
2.42
1.44
40%
1.08
55%
2.41
-0%
1.8
26%
2.4
1%
2.42
-0%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=818)
16%
Load Average *
6.8
2.97
56%
2.7
60%
4.44
35%
5.2
24%
4.2
38%
6.8
-0%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=812)
40%
Load Maximum *
7.5
4.92
34%
5.4
28%
8.79
-17%
6.6
12%
7.7
-3%
7.5
-0%
5.99 (1.2 - 14.2, n=812)
20%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The 4,500 mAh lithium-polymer battery in the K30 5G proved surprisingly enduring in our battery life tests, though. In our Wi-Fi test, for example, where we set the display to about 150 cd/m², our review unit lasted almost 13.5 hours. Reducing the refresh rate from 120 Hz to 60 Hz extended that runtime by two hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
34h 43min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
13h 22min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 14min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 03min
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
4500 mAh
realme XT
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9T
4000 mAh
Nokia 7.2
3500 mAh