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:
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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.
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