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Xiaomi Redmi K30S Long Term Review

Redmi K30S
Redmi K30S
Redmi K30S

Redmi K30S was officially announced on October 27, 2020. Xiaomi is delivering latest and prominent features in this smartphone. Here are the specs of the device.

Price in Pakistan:

Price in Rs.      Rs. 42500

Price in USD    $406

Its price in India is Rs. 20000 and price in Bangladesh is BDT. 24550.

It’s an affordable mid-range price of such a feature-packed device.

Colours and variants:

The smartphone is available in two majors that are beautifully blended and give a pleasant tone and that is Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver.

The smartphone comes in two variants based on internal storage that are:

8GB RAM + 128GB Storage

8GB RAM + 256GB Storage

Design and Feel:

Xiaomi is having a record of launching re-branded versions with slight differences to give a distinct feel. Unlike other smartphones of Xiaomi that feature matte texture,  Xiaomi Redmi K30S feels glossy.  The dimensions of the phone are 165.1*76.4**9.3mm. The smartphone weighs 216 grams. The front and back of smartphone feature Gorilla Glass 5 and frame is made up of aluminium. Redmi k30S is a dual SIM smartphone with dual SIM standby and accepts Nano-SIM.

Redmi K30S
Redmi K30S

Display:

The display of the smartphone is made up of IPS LCD of 144 Hz. The brightness of the display is of 500 nits and 650 nits at peak.  Means the device is providing good quality viewing even in bright light. The LCD is 6.67 inches (107.4cm2) tall which is approximately 85.2% screen to body ratio. The resolution of the device is 1080*2400 pixels and the pixel density is ~395 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 provides protection to display.

Hardware:

Redmi K30S is powered by Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 and the size is 7nm+. The chipset has CPU of octa-core (1*8.24GHz Kryo 585 & 3*2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4*1.80 GHz Kryo 585). The GPU is composed of Adreno 650. The smartphone is powered by Android 10 based on MIUI 12.

Software and performance:

Redmi K30S works on GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE/5G network technology. If we talk about its internal storage that it’s having  8GB RAM + 128GB and 256GB storage being its two variants. There are stereo speakers and frequency of audio is 192KHz but 3.5mm jack for wired headsets is lacking. The battery capacity is good enough and there is Li-Po 5000 mah non-removable battery.

The battery of the smartphone gets charged fast and delivers 3.0W power. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 5.1, GPS with dual-band A-GPS, NFC, infrared port and USB.  The device is lacking built-in Radio. Sensory options include accelerometer,  gyro,  proximity,  compass and side-mounted fingerprint. The overall performance of the device is pretty good.

Camera:

The device has a triple rear camera setup at back with 64MP, f/1.9 and 26mm   (wide).   Ultrawide is of 13MP  with f/2.4 and macro is of 5MP, f/2.4. The video quality of the main camera is of 8K @ 24/30fps. The front camera is of 20MP, f/2.2, and 27mm(wide). Video quality of the front camera is of [email protected] Other features of the camera include LED flash,  HDR and panorama.

Competitors:

The competitors of Redmi K30S include Samsung Galaxy M51, Apple iPhone 7, Infinix Hot 10, Realme 6i and Infinix smart 4. Samsung Galaxy M51 is available with higher capacity but lower RAM than Redmi K30S. Apple iPhone 7 has lower RAM,  lower battery capacity and short display than Redmi K30S.

Infinix Hot 10 has a processor of Mediatek Helio G70. It has lower RAM than Redmi K30S and lowers display resolution.  Realme 6i has less RAM, less RAM and less battery capacity than Redmi K30S.  Overall Redmi K30S gives all necessary features with a mid-range price.

Verdict:

Xiaomi Redmi K30S is a budget-friendly mobile and making it economical. Its powerful battery capacity gives adds value to the money and one can enjoy long talks. The camera quality is not bad but there is no next level photography.

Redmi K30S
Redmi K30S

The weight of the smartphone is quite and makes handling difficult but the overall display is unique. Fingerprints and smudges are visible because of the glossy touch of a smartphone. You can game as well. Storage can be expanded via SD card.  In short, if you looking for a budget mobile you should surely try this one.

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