The Redmi K30 by Xiaomi is a mid-range phone by the brand which has gained immense popularity in the market with its features and specification and is available at an affordable mid-range price. The phone has received a lot of praise for its display along with its powerful battery. Not only so, but the phone can also easily fall in the premium smartphone category with the quad-camera system at the rear and the dual-camera system in the front. The Redmi K30 is available in 3 variants with the base model having a 6GB RAM and 64GB internal space.
|Price in India||Rs.16,100 onwards|
|Launch Date in India||10 December 2019|
|Rear Camera||64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0", 1.75µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)|
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4", 0.8µm 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor|
|Image Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS|
|Display||6.67 inches; IPS LCD|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Internal Storage||64GB, 128GB|
|Network||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Audio Features||Loudspeaker and audio jack – 3.5mm|
|Build Material||Glass front and back|
|Dimension||165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm|
|Colours||Blue, Red, Purple, White|
Available in three primary colours and one secondary colour, the Redmi K30 is a phone which has a design similar to the S10 range of phones by Samsung. The phone has a notch display to the right side of the screen along with a vertical rear camera system. This phone is equipped with Gorilla glass in the front and back and is quite sleek in its overall design. With a weight of 208 grams, the phone is neither too heavy nor light and the body of the phone is Aluminum-built.
The Redmi K30 is a true flagship phone which is filled with features and outstanding specifications for its price. Having a mid-range phone with a quad-camera in the rear and a dual-camera in the front along with a whopping 6GB RAM is something very few phones have to offer in the market currently. Even though the display of the phone comes in LCD, the 6.6-inch screen size and the 1080x2400 pixel display makes up for it. The phone is also available with an 8GB RAM and 128GB internal space storage. The K30’s storage is not expendable and only contains internal storage. However, with an extensive list of features, including an octa-core processor, makes up for anything lacking in the phone.
The 6.6-inch LCD screen of the Redmi K30 provides a flawless display along with 16M colours. The K30 provides a screen to body ratio of 84% and also comes with a top-notch screen resolution of 1080x2400 pixels.
In the physical aspect of the phone, the K30 is equipped with Gorilla glass in the front and the back for protection of the phone. Even though, the features inbuilt in the phone is good for its price range, the K30 could do better with some aspects such as providing an AMOLED display instead of just an LCD.
The K30 comes with some impressive hardware to its name providing a tough competition to the other players in the market in this segment. The phone is equipped with a Qualcomm SDM 730 Snapdragon 730G chipset and an octa-core processor. The K30 also has some top-notch graphics display with the Adreno 618 graphic chipset for the graphic processing unit (GPU) of the phone.
Coming to the software, the flagship phone is equipped with stock Android with the latest version of the operating system, Android 10. Not only so, the K30, like all the other phones manufactured by the brand is also equipped with the latest version of Mi’s interface, MIUI11.
With this, the user can not only access the various applications from Google’s Play Store but also have direct access to the applications and features from MIUI as well, providing the user with the best of both interfaces.
The rear quad-camera is probably the biggest strong point of the Redmi K30. For a price tag of Rs.16,100, having a quad-camera in the rear and a dual-camera system for the front-camera is big. Along with a whopping 64MP wide lens, the K30 is also equipped with three secondary cameras with an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens and another 2MP tertiary point of the depth camera. With an impressive camera structure, the K30 beats most of its competition in this mobile phone segment.
To add, the dual-camera system in the front includes a 20MP primary camera along with a 2MP secondary camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 is enabled with all networks until 4G. The network technology of the phone includes GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO and LTE.
Under connectivity, the phone is enabled with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac along with dual-band technology as well as, WiFi Direct software and WiFi Hotspot. The phone also comes with inbuilt Bluetooth connectivity with the Bluetooth 5.0. In addition, the K30 is also GPS enabled along with NFC and an Infrared port.
With a lithium-polymer 4500 mAh battery, the K30 is equipped to handle the heavier applications which could include editing software or even games. The battery also is enabled with Redmi’s fast charging with a 27W fast charger which can give you up to 100% charge in 68 minutes approximately.
With all its features, specifications, its advantages and disadvantages, the Xiaomi Redmi K30 comes out as one of the fiercest phones out in the market today. Even with its hits and misses, the K30 packs a powerful array of specs in today’s market which is ‘camera-obsessed'. The quad-camera for the rear and the dual-camera for the front along with its powerful battery and a 6GB RAM makes the phone among the top in the list.