Redmi K20 Pro (review) is the so-called Flagship Killer 2.0 phone from the Xiaomi stable. The brand goes all in stuffing the phone with high-end specs and features. It was launched on July 17 in India amidst a lot of pomp and show. Now that the sale has begun, you might want to clear some doubts and queries regarding the phone before making the buy.
Keeping this in mind, we have curated a list of frequently asked questions and their answers down below. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the answers.
Redmi K20 Pro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What are the Redmi K20 Pro specs?
A. Let’s first put specs out of our way. Here’s the full list.
Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 Specification
|Specs||Redmi K20 Pro||Redmi K20|
|Platform||Android 9 based MIUI 10||Android 9 based MIUI 10|
|Screen||6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED display, 19:5:9 aspect ratio||6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED display, 19:5:9 aspect ratio|
|Biometrics||In-screen fingerprint (optical)||In-screen fingerprint (optical)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 730|
|RAM||6/8GB LPDDR4x||6GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||128/256GB UFS 2.1||64/128GB UFS 2.1|
|Main Rear Camera||48MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX586||48MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX582|
|Secondary Rear Camera||13MP (f/2.4)||13MP (f/2.4)|
|Additional Rear Cameras||8MP (f/2.4)||8MP (f/2.4)|
|Battery||27W Quick Charge 4+ fast charging support||18W fast charging support|
Design and Display
Q. How’s the design of Redmi K20 Pro? How heavy is it?
A. Redmi K20 Pro ushers in a full-screen display with slender bezels, a motorized pop-up camera and a fresh take on the 3D curved gradient glass back. It weighs around 191g but feels very manageable, even when you put it in the bundled case.
The only downside its that the design elements like LED on the pop-up and the gradient colors feel a tad too flashy.
Q. Is the motorized pop-up camera module durable?
A. The front camera is a 20MP sensor peeking from a motorized pop-up module claimed to rise in 0.8s. This has a cool Camera Edge Lighting effect. It is advertised to sustain 300,000 cycles, backed by sapphire glass on the camera front, and accidental drop protection.
Q. Can you turn off the Camera Edge Lighting effect?
A. Yes, you can disable the LED lighting effect on the Redmi K20 Pro pop up.
Q. Can you change the fingerprint unlock animation?
A. Yes, you can customize the fingerprint unlock animation. You get to choose between four animation effects- starlight, neon, rhythm, and pulse.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro have a dark mode feature?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro features native dark mode support, which could be turned on from the settings.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro have a Glass, Plastic or Metal body?
A. The Redmi K20 Pro has a glass-metal sandwich body where the front and rear glass are framed by a metal side rail. The 3D curved design presents a carbon fiber pattern beneath the Gorilla Glass 5 layer, giving it a premium appeal.
Q. What are Redmi K20 Pro dimensions?
A. 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (height x width x thickness)
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro offer Gorilla glass protection?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro display is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro feature an in-display fingerprint scanner?
A. Yes, it does support a seventh-generation in-display optical scanner.
Q. Is the Redmi K20 Pro in-display fingerprint scanner responsive enough?
A. Yes, it is responsive, secure, and fast enough.
Q. What’s all in the Redmi K20 Pro box?
A. Here’s what you’d get in the box
- Redmi K20 Pro handset
- A USB cable (Type-C)
- 18W Wall charger
- Sim ejector tool
- Hard plastic case
Q. Do you get a USB Type C or Micro USB?
A. Yes, it has a USB Type-C port.
Q. How is the Redmi K20 Pro Display?
A. Upfront, you get an edge-to-edge 6.39-inch (2340×1080) FHD+ resolution Super AMOLED screen with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 86% screen-to-body ratio. It is sufficiently bright, vivid and sharp. The MIUI 10 has controls to adjust contrast and colors tones under display settings. It supports DCI P3 color space, HDR, lux level up to 600 nits, and DC Dimming.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support Auto brightness? How is outdoor visibility?
A. Yes, it does support Auto-brightness. It is sufficiently bright outdoors with lux level up to 600 nits.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro feature Always-on-display?
A. Yes, it does come with an Always-on-display called “Ambient display”. You get to customize the clock style and background of this Ambient display. You could also enable its scheduled activation and deactivation.
Q. Do you need a case for the Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro includes a hard plastic case in the retail box. It is recommended to put on a case or cover to protect the glass back from damage.
Q. Does the phone come with an eye protection filter?
A. Yes, it features a TUV certified reading mode and dedicated dark mode within the settings under Display section.
Q. Is the Redmi K20 Pro water-resistant?
A. No, Redmi K20 Pro is not water-resistant. But it comes with p2i nanocoating for splash resistance.
Q. Is the battery of Redmi K20 Pro removable?
A. No, the battery is sealed inside the phone.
Q. Is there a notification LED on the Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Yes, the phone has a notification LED light.
Q. Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi K20 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?
A. No, there is no IR blaster on the Redmi K20 Pro. So, sadly you won’t be able to control your home appliances like TV or Ac wirelessly using IR remote option.
Q. What colors are the Redmi K20 Pro going to be available in?
A. You could choose between Carbon black, Flame red, Glacier blue colors.
Q. Which mobile processor is used in Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro runs on a 2.84 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset based on 7nm architecture. The graphics load is borne by the Adreno 640 GPU.
Q. What are the RAM and storage variants available with Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro comes in two LPDDR4x RAM plus UFS 2.1 ROM combination. This include 6GB+ 128GB and a 8GB + 256GB option. Both configurations should be powerful enough for all classes of users. You can still consider the 256GB storage variant to err on the side of caution in the long run.
Q. What are the gaming features on the Redmi K20 Pro and are they effective?
A. Redmi K20 Pro offers a smooth gaming experience aided by the Adreno 640 GPU and 8 layer custom graphene liquid cooling. Xiaomi has baked in a brand new Game Turbo 2.0 feature to give you holistic gaming experience.
You can tinker settings to optimize performance, control headphone/sound quality, prioritize WiFi/ mobile network, along with touch enhancements, etc while gaming. In our testing, there was no frame drops or performance dips while playing PUBG at maxed settings.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro have any heating issues while gaming?
A. During our internal testing, we didn’t come across any heating problem, whatsoever.
Q. Which Android version runs on the Redmi K20 Pro? Will it get Android Q update?
A. Redmi K20 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10. Yes, it is under the radar for Android Q update, but there is no specific timeline yet.
Q. What is the AnTuTu score of Redmi K20 Pro’s Snapdragon 855?
A. In our test, Redmi K20 Pro scored 371702 points in the AnTuTu benchmark.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support MicroSD card storage expansion? Is it a dedicated slot?
A. No, it doesn’t support expandable storage.
Q. Is there Widevine L1 support on the Redmi K20 Pro for HD playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc?
A. Redmi K20 Pro has DRM Widevine L1 support and is HD streaming ready. So yes you can stream HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos.
Q. Which is the default launcher on Redmi K20 Pro?
A. The default launcher on Redmi K20 Pro is Poco Launcher which supports an app drawer, dark mode, among many other features.
Q. Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Yes, it does feature App Lock. You can find it in the Settings menu.
Q. What is the battery size on Redmi K20 Pro? Does it support fast charging? Is the fast charger bundled?
A. Redmi K20 Pro packs a 4000mAh battery that supports a 27W Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging. However, Xiaomi ships it with only an 18W charger. The 27WSoniCharge adapter is sold separately at Rs. 999 available through Mi stores.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support wireless charging?
A. Unfortunately, no Redmi K20 Pro doesn’t support wireless charging. So, that lack of reverse wireless charging goes without saying.
Q. How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi K20 Pro out of the box?
A. Out of the box, we got roughly 118 GB free out of 128GB total storage in our review unit. Rest is consumed by a feature-packed MIUI 10 OS and the coupled system resources.
Q. Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A. You cannot uninstall the pre-installed core apps. Besides that, there isn’t much bloatware as such.
Q. Does the Redmi K20 Pro offer navigation gestures?
A. Yes, you can manually activate Full-Screen Navigation Gestures. Additionally, you get to selectively enable Full-Screen mode for some apps.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro feature App cloning or Parallel Dual Apps?
A. Yes, it has Dual Apps and Second Space feature in the settings.
Connectivity and Others
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support Dual SIM Dual VoLTE?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro is equipped with Dual SIM (nano) Dual VOLTE. So, you can use two Jio SIMs in tandem without a problem.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Yes, you get a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom right next to the USB Type-C port and a single bottom-firing speaker. The output is optimized by built-in HiFi DAC rendering high-quality audio at 24-bit/192kHz.
Q. How’s the audio experience on Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Although the brand boasts technologies like HiFi audio, and Smart PA audio, the audio experience is average at best.
Q. What sensors are there in Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro has bagged sensors like a Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support call recording?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro has included automatic call recording feature in the K20 Pro. Find this option hidden within System app settings> Call settings> Call recording.
Q. Does the Redmi K20 Pro feature FM radio?
A. Yes, FM radio is present on Redmi K20 Pro.
Q. Does the handset support USB OTG?
A. Yes, you can connect external pen drive using USB OTG feature.
Q. Does it support NFC?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro does support NFC.
Q. What are the connectivity options available with Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro supports these connectivity solutions – dual-band A-GPS, Dual SIM Dual VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot.
Q. How is the call quality from Redmi K20 Pro?
A. The call audio was clear and audible without any problem.
Q. Can you click 48MP photos on the Redmi K20 Pro?
A. By default, the rear camera output is 12MP employing pixel binning technology. However, it comes with a dedicated 48MP mode to utilize the full capacity of that sensor.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support PDAF focusing technology?
A. Yes, Redmi K20 Pro is equipped with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and Laser Autofocus systems.
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro has face unlock?
A. Yes, you get Face Unlock in Redmi K20 Pro. However, a slower pop-up mechanism slightly slows down the face unlock.
Q. Does the Redmi K20 Pro front camera support Portrait shots?
A. Yes, the Redmi K20 Pro front camera feature portrait shots to capture beautiful bokeh snaps.
Q. Can you record slow-motion videos on Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Yes, you can record slow-mo videos in [email protected]
Q. What are the camera modes available in Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro has a simple-to-use camera app packed with features like AI scene detection, 48MP mode, Portrait, Night, and Slow Motion.
Q. Can 4K videos be recorded on the Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Yes, you can click UHD [email protected] videos (in all 3 camera lenses).
Q. Does Redmi K20 Pro support Camera2API and Google camera app (GCam)?
A. Redmi K20 Pro comes with full Camera2API support out of the box and thus, GCam should work.
Pricing and Availability
Q. What’s the price of Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs. 27,999. Its 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model is priced at Rs. 30,999.
Q. Where and when can you buy Redmi K20 Pro?
A. Redmi K20 Pro will hit the Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home store. starting on the 22nd of July at 12noon. Next sale is set for the 29th of July at 12 noon. It would be soon available across all retail partners or Mi Preferred partners as well.
Redmi K20 Pro FAQs
We have answered some of the most asked Redmi K20 Pro related questions. If you have a particular question in mind, you can ask us in the comment section below and we will try and get back to you as soon as possible.
That said, here are the pros and cons of Redmi K20 Pro:
- Design and build
- Battery mileage
- Retains 3.5mm audio jack
- Average haptic motor
- No IR blaster
- No OIS