Redmi K50 hands-on review

Redmi K50 and K50 Pro Hands-on Review, Price in Bangladesh

Xiaomi’s Redmi K50 and K50 Pro are flagship killers despite being budget smartphones.

It’s really amazing how Xiaomi was able to make a device that features a Dimensity 9000 chipset and 2k OLED Display and sell it for a price of just $470 or BDT 40,673 in Bangladesh.

Yes, i’m talking about the Redmi K50 pro. Xiaomi has always been the budget king since its inception but this is on a whole new level. This is the full review of the Redmi K50 Pro.

Design

The design of this device can be likened to that of the Infinix Zero X pro, one color at least. The color here is kind of like a gradient one, phasing from black to a crystalline color which shines under sunlight.

The back is protected by a sheet of glass, not sure which type but the front is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and the frame is awfully plastic.

Design of the K50 rear camera island isn’t really an appealing one. Its like three cameras forming a triangular shape inside a circular ring which is on top a round square module.

On the left and right sides, you’ll find the volume rockers and and the power button which doubles as a fingerprint reader.

the top and bottom sides feature a mic, an IR blaster, dual/double stereo speakers, SIM card tray, and a USB type-c port.

Redmi K50 and K50 Pro also follows the ‘flagship trend'( no SD card slot and no 3.5mm audio jack). The display is top notch, its a 6.67 inch OLED screen with 2K resolution and 120Hz of refresh rate.

the resolution is default on FHD+, so be sure to change it to 2K so you can have the best experience. it doesn’t have LTPO technology, but it does have something to cover for that absence which is called DC dimming adaptive colors.

Redmi K50 Performance

The Redmi K50 Pro comes with the Mediatek Dimensity 9000 chip as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 left everyone disappointed due to its overheating issues ( some nicknamed it “the mini oven”). these are the various benchmark  scores of this device on various platforms:

AnTuTu : 959,592

Geekbench: singlecore- 1,299

multicore- 4,454

3D benchmark : 7,897

These are just benchmarks though, lets talk real stuff. the device played Genshin impact on the highest graphic settings at 56fps for 20 mins, loosing a total power of 6%. max temperature was at 46°C.

Though, this was at a low resolution. putting the resolution in 2K caused a decrease in fps and an increase in power consumed and temperature, though its only a little. you can get this device at 8GB RAM or 12GB RAM.

Redmi K50 Photography 

The main camera on the Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro is 108MP, and for the first time, a Redmi device features OIS technology, enabling it to take better photos even in low lighting conditions.

photo from the Redmi K50

photo from the Redmi K50 source: Gizchina

photo from the Redmi K50 main cam

photo from the Redmi K50. source: Gizchina

the other two auxiliary cameras are 8MP ultra wide and 2MP macro sensors.

overall, the device gives fairly good photos, considering that the device was made with gaming in mind. it’s not really ideal for photography lovers.

Charging and Battery

This section of the Redmi K50 pro is mind-blowing. the device features a 5000Mah lithium-polymer (Li-Po) battery and a charging rate of 120W.

The fast charging is due to the Surge P1 chip that’s on the inside. this same chip is used in the Xiaomi 12 pro.

wanna here a cool stuff, at 19 mins your Redmi K50 is fully charged and it doesn’t consume much power when in use.

Conclusion

These are killer specs for a phone of $470 (Pro version) and $370 (standard version) though the standard version specs isn’t really up to the Pro model and it costs less.

The price of these devices in Bangladesh is BDT 40,673 for Pro model and BDT 32,019 for the Standard model.

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