In a bid to offer the latest technologies and user-friendly features for a budget to mid-range smartphone users, there are many smartphone brands that are continuously making efforts for it. The recently launched smartphones show that the trends for pop-up selfie camera or high RAM configurations are now not only limited to flagships but are also seen in the company’s mid-range smartphones. Among them, there are two new smartphones that have been launched in a short span “Realme X” and “Redmi K20”. Let us try to find out which phone can be your next buy without creating many holes in your pocket.
Launched in the month of July, the new Realme X is designed to attract customers through not only a premium design but by also offering a decent list of specifications. From a pop-up selfie camera module to a dual rear camera setup that houses a 48MP primary sensor, the smartphone ticks all the right boxes on paper. Whereas Redmi K20 comes with a triple camera set up along with pop-up selfie feature.
Realme X Vs Redmi K20
Realme X comes with a 6.59-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Redmi K20 has a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Realme X sports a dual rear camera setup that houses a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5MP secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. On the other hand, Redmi K20 flaunts a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, a 13MP secondary sensor with a super wide-angle f/2.4 lens and an 8MP tertiary sensor with a telephoto f/2.4 lens. And for selfies, Realme X packs a 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie sensor that has an f/2.0 lens on top and is featured on the pop-up module. The Redmi K20 has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera with an f/2.2 lens.
The Realme X houses a 3,765mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 technology. But, the Redmi K20 has a more powerful battery as it packs 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
One of the major differences in both the devices is that Realme X is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, coupled with Adreno 616 GPU and up to 8GB RAM. Redmi K20 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 730 SoC, paired with up to 8GB RAM. Realme X runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top and Redmi K20, on the other hand, comes with MIUI 10 based on Android Pie.
Realme X would be available in two variants, starting at Rs 16,999 for the 128GB variant with 4GB RAM. The top variant with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM would cost Rs 19,999. And Redmi K20 with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 21,999 and the 128GB variant will cost Rs 23,999.
As the price of Redmi smartphones has left many users disappointed, Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain wrote an open letter to Mi fans on Twitter and explained why these Redmi devices are expensive.
According to Manu, the specifications of both the devices are much faster than previous generation phones — Redmi K20 Pro is 45 percent faster while Redmi K20 is 40 per cent faster.
“We realized while millions have shown interest in the product series, but there are a few who are critical of the pricing. Xiaomi has always actively sought feedback being able to listen to our users and exchange thoughts and ideas to essential to our though and operating process.
“We want to tell you that we worked day and night to ensure Redmi K20 series provided a truly flagship experience to all our consumers without compromises,” wrote Jain.
Some of the users have complained that Redmi K20’s India price is higher than the price in China.
“Realme X has a better chance now. Now most of them with <20k go with realme X. Pls don’t cheat Indians in the name of honest pricing. Everyone knows @ what price it launched in China. Stop being oversmart,” a user tweeted.