Xiaomi Redmi K30 Hands-on Reviews: With 120Hz Display and 64MP Resolution, This Update is Surprising
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Xiaomi Redmi K30 Hands-on Reviews: With 120Hz Display and 64MP Resolution, This Update is Surprising

With smoother display plus stronger cameras, it may be the biggest update of the Redmi K series.

Redmi is growing rapidly in the year 2019. By launching a different series of phones to cover diverse price ranges, Redmi is becoming famous for its good value for money. They also made a great breakthrough in products such as K20 Pro

This afternoon (Dec.10), Xiaomi Redmi K30 is released officially. The phone packs a display with a high refresh rate and Sony flagship CMOS, which has the chance of becoming a top-selling product again. Tech Insider gets the phone in advance, and let’s see together!


Appearance and Design

Although the appearance of Xiaomi Redmi K30 has generated a discussion, when Tech Insider gets the phone, we found that there are some differences between reality and imagination. The part that makes Xiaomi Redmi K30 outstanding is the round glass design around the rear camera modules, called Bright Eyes. 


Different from the “Oreo design”(black and round rear camera modules) of other manufacturers, Xiaomi Redmi K30 adopts a traditional vertical camera arrangement, to emphasize that a special circle is added beyond cameras. Even they are two different crafts on glass, but more color gradient is added to not make four vertical cameras strange. Look, they shine like the bright eyes of a cat.

The new purple color is also a highlight, which looks much fashionable. Meanwhile, a fingerprint scanner is side-mounted in the power button to quickly unlock the phone with a higher success rate, which is different from the previous K series.


120Hz Front Punch-hole Display

A high refresh rate could bring impressive using experience, which gradually becomes a consensus in 2019. The first key feature of Xiaomi Redmi K30 is a 6.67-inch LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate, officially called Flowing Display. It’s a phone integrated a display with a 120Hz refresh rate after Razer and ROG.


The high-refresh-rate display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a resolution of 2400*1080, which results in a smoother experience of Xiaomi Redmi K30 for daily use. Whether for reading Weibo and news or for any daily activities, the experience is smoother than a 60Hz display. The nonlinear animation from MIUI 11 greatly reflects the fluency.


Besides, the whole frame with COF craft is spectacular. The thickness of the upper border is 2.05mm, of the lateral border is 1.85mm, and of the border below is 4.25mm. Even if it’s not surprising like the 3D curved glass, the screen-to-body ratio reaches 91% which makes the phone look elegant.


The front punch-hole display is also worthy of attention. The holes are much smaller than holes on Galaxy S10+, which hardly influences the look.

First SONY 64MP Camera Sensor

From the early launch event, we have already known that Xiaomi Redmi K30 features the photograph. As the first phone adopted with the latest SONY flagship camera sensor, cameras of Xiaomi Redmi K30 create expectations.


The 1/1.7-inch SONY IMX686 sensor could distinguish ultra-clear pictures whose resolution is up to 9248*6944. The resolution ratio is 34% higher than the 48MP IMX586 sensor. Users not only could take clearer pictures, but also enable more possibilities for post-editing.



Regarding actual photography, the images taken from a 64MP camera have amazing sharpness and color rendition. What’s worth paying attention to is that the size of a single picture is above 30M, so it’s convenient to choose a phone with more storage.


Based on this camera, Xiaomi Redmi K30 chooses a quad-camera set up to cover most scenes of daily life, including an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. You also could explore a new world with macro mode.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 features 20MP+2MP front cameras. The 2MP camera could bring the depth of field in photography for better selfies. What’s more, the front cameras could create a super wide-angle panorama by using a software algorithm, but could not switch wide-angle and not wide-angle like S10+.

Performance, Battery, and Others

The biggest difference between Xiaomi Redmi K30 4G and 5G is the CPU. Xiaomi Redmi K30 4G version uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, but the 5G version adopts Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which uses an 8nm process and Adreno 618 GPU with 2.2Ghz main frequency. The rendering speed of Snapdragon 765G is 15% quicker than Snapdragon 730 with the result that the gaming experience is better.


From experience, there is no problem with the processor in daily use and gaming. 

Xiaomi Redmi K30 packs a 4500mAh big battery and adopts a setup of the MIUI system and Snapdragon 730G processor. Even with a 120Hz refresh rate, it’s enough for 24-hour use. You could charge more than 40% in half an hour with 27W fast charging. There is also a 3.5mm earphone jack remained at the bottom, which is rare in the phones launched at the end of 2019.


In conclusion, Redmi gradually occupies the market by K series phones after a year of attempts. Featuring impressive configurations, personable appearance design, and user-friendly MIUI 11 system, Xiaomi Redmi K30 is sincere. 

The price of the 4G version starts from 1599 yuan (for the 6GB+64GB version, it costs roughly $299.99). The price of the 5G version starts from 1999 yuan (for the 6GB+64GB version, it costs roughly $289.99). The phone is much cost-effective, which will be an important reason for purchasing it.









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