Xiaomi Redmi K30 – Nice, but not great? [Xiaomify]

Xiaomi just released the followup of the Redmi K20 (Xiaomi Mi9T) : The Redmi K30. But is it really such a great improvement? Let’s find out! – Find the K30 on AliExpress here:
Or on Banggood here:
And Gearbest here:

The Redmi K30 is a bit bigger than the Redmi K20; sporting a 6.67 Inch display. It has a few improvements besides the size: its screen refresh rate is 120Hz, it has a 4500 mAh battery and the camera has improved with a 64MP main camera, a portrait lens, a wide-angle lens and a macro lens.

The fingerprint scanner has been moved from the in-screen fingerprint scanner as found on the Redmi K20 to be in the power button. -It’s really fast, (like… Real fast!) but if it is a better experience than having it in-screen is debatable.

Like most of Xiaomi’s phones, it comes with 27Watts Quick charging; it has an infrared blaster, and pretty much all the features we’ve come to expect from Xiaomi by now.

And even though it is a really good and fast performing mid-tier smartphone with a pretty decent camera, not that much has improved over the K20.

The K30 comes shipped with MIUI11; the latest version of Xiaomi’s Android-based operating system. This has all the features you have come to expect from Xiaomi but somehow it IS missing the support for the newly introduced always-on-display. Perhaps this is something that will be added in a software update soon, but I found it weird to be missing.

Xiaomi also released a Redmi K30-5G model with an improved processor but besides that (and a minor, minor change in the macro-photo lens) there’s also not much difference with the K30.

So bottom line: Yes it’s a good mid-tier smartphone. It shoots decent photos, it’s got some good specs for its price but it’s not the groundbreaking changes you’d expect from a new model in Xiaomi’s evergrowing range of smartphones.

If you’re on a tighter budget the K30 might be a great phone to pick up as it is very well priced but if you have a bit more to spend Xiaomi does offer a lot more and you might even want to still pick up the K20 (Mi 9T) as it probably will be on discount soon.

#RedMi #RedmiK30 #Xiaomi

23 Replies to “Xiaomi Redmi K30 – Nice, but not great? [Xiaomify]”

  1. Other Stuffs

    Hi everyone! May I ask if a 'flashed global rom' was installed in a phone (that redmi k30 for example), will it also be able to receive OTAs just like those with official global roms?

    I mean, the flashed roms (by some online shops) were also official since it was used in the India version which is Poco X2 so my question really is,

    if a Redmi K30 (china ver.) with a flashed globa rom can also receive OTAs just like those versions officialy released for global use?

    I'll appreciate your future response(s)! Tyyyyy

  2. insertusernamehere

    Let me get this right so this Redmi K30 is basically the Poco X2 but just re branded? I think most people will be happy with this phone. Also as a phone guy you should have already known that an LCD IPS display won't support an always on display feature.

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