Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix 20 + 2 MP
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Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
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.
Poco F2 Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition first impressions, will this SD865 flagship replace my old Galaxy S10+ as my main phone? It looks promising. It starts at 467 euros only for the base model.Full in-depth review is in the works. The Poco F2 is rumored to be a rebadged Redmi K30 Pro... or will it be the Mi 10T? Maybe both?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2020
If you are not in a hurry to upgrade 5G, and you want to wait for the 5G tariffs to be gradually lowered and the 5G construction to be fully completed, then “check-in and get on the car”, and have higher requirements for a comprehensive experience beyond the high refresh rate screen and performance. The price is sensitive, so the 4G version of K30 can be completely included in the first choice. For those who want to upgrade 5G but can’t afford too much budget, the Redmi K30 5G version is “cheap and sufficient”, with a minimum cost of 1999 yuan. It is really worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2020
When it comes to the cameras, the Redmi K30 5G includes two front cameras and four rear cameras. The rear cameras are the new 64MP Sony IMX686, an ultrawide 8MP sensor, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The two front cameras are a 20MP selfie camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera caters for heightened sharpness in good light settings. However, the rather flat color profile of the model does not entirely support varied skin tones, making the image quite unpleasant. The camera also features RAW format support, Mimojis, Super Night Scene Mode and other AI-based features. The Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G holds a 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Well, as the claims have it, this could possibly charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent within an hour. As far as the software is concerned, the model incorporates MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out-of-the-box. There is also an added feature within the Redmi K30 5G known as Mi Share, which allows seamless file transfer between other Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme and Oppo devices. This phone comes in various colors including Blue, Red, Purple and White. This gives more options for users to choose from, as some are more concerned about the colors available than the specs themselves. However, it should be noted that despite it being the cheapest 5G smartphone as of now, the Redmi K30 5G will only work on sub-6Hz networks and not mmWave.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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