Redmi K50i Review: As with any review I do, this one stands out because of its specific target market appeal; although not universal in design, due to its affordable pricing it should be accessible to almost anyone.
Starting at Rs 25,999 for its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model, and Rs 28,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant of Redmi K50i 5G on Amazon starting July 23, 2022 at noon; Phantom Blue, Stealth Black and Quick Silver colors are available to choose from.
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Redmi K50i review
Performance and software
A phone with the slogan “Live Extreme” better be tough. Redmi K50i delivers on its promise and motto. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 is a mid-range and inexpensive Android SoC. The phone also performs well, but that’s superfluous.
I don’t usually include AnTuTu scores in my evaluations, but I did this time to see if the hoopla was justified. The K50i’s AnTuTu score is 8.22 lakh, according to Redmi. Redmi K50i review device with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage scored 7.98 lakh on AnTuTu. Not as nice as stated, yet decent for Rs 28,999. The Redmi K50i provides steady, lag-free performance, which is vital to users.
On the phone, I played BGMI for hours. Smooth graphics + 90fps went smoothly on the Redmi K50i. Toggling HDR visuals reduces frame rate to Ultra, roughly 40 fps. The Redmi K50i didn’t overheat or feel warmer than typical. When I filmed a 15-minute video, which is when most cellphones get heated, the same thing happened. The Redmi K50i didn’t get dangerously hot. I’ll even whine about the mild warmth. The phone may have stayed chilly in the vapour cooling chamber.
The Redmi K50i has MIUI 13, based on Android 12, preloaded. MIUI 13 enhances several parts of the OS. Prioritizing processing resources and optimizing file storage are examples. Animations didn’t lag or jerk. Some third-party apps are beneficial. LinkedIn, Netflix, Facebook, Zillow, etc. Tap and hold the app until it wiggles, then swipe up to eliminate it if it’s too big.
Redmi K50i 5G has a 6.60-inch, 144Hz LCD screen with 1080 x 2460 pixels. 270Hz touch sampling. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen, but the back and frame are plastic.
- LCD display may be a game-changer for some clients.
- I rarely use LED panels because AMOLED displays are so much better.
- I don’t care whether my phone has a good processor because I don’t play games; software, cameras, and screen matter to me.
- IQOO Neo 6 5G (review) costs Rs 30,000 instead of Rs 26,000 because it features an AMOLED screen and a more powerful chipset for free.
- Redmi sacrificed a robust build and AMOLED screen to cut costs.
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- The screen’s high-quality LED display means you won’t have any trouble playing games or watching YouTube videos; the refresh rate is 144 frames per second.
- The device supports Dolby Vision and Widevine L1.
- Refresh rates range from 60Hz to 144Hz. 650 nits of brightness makes smartphone use outside easier.
- Display difficulties should be limited to personal preference.
Redmi K50i comes equipped with dual speakers that sound excellent; their quality will exceed all expectations. Furthermore, this gadget features two microphones and supports 22 MIMO carrier aggregation so making and receiving calls should not present any difficulties.
As expected, this device features a 3.5mm audio jack for output; but why?
This smartphone was made for gamers, so its best experience should be had using wired headphones.
Redmi had to take some short cuts to provide a phone with a high performance unit at a lower price than the competitors. Design is one such field. The phone’s plastic back and frame may not give it a particularly high-end look or feel. The Stealth Black color seems boring because of the sleek, modern style, but the Phantom Blue is my favorite. This Quick Silver model of the Redmi K50i was provided for evaluation purposes.
Because tastes in design are entirely personal, I’ll let you decide. You should realize, however, that the phone has a satisfying weight in your hand and provides a secure hold. The frame is flat, but the back is curved for a comfortable hold. The thickness of the Redmi K50i is 8.87mm, and it weighs around 200 grams.
There is a hole punched in the top middle of the front. There is a substantial chin on the phone. The fingerprint scanner on the side of the Redmi K50i allows for speedy unlocking. On top, it features the ever-popular infrared blaster. As a bonus, the phone boasts an IP53 rating, which is only seen in a few other devices in its price range.
Redmi k50i camera review
I was delighted by the Redmi K50i’s camera quality. To date, smartphones from Xiaomi and Redmi priced at less than Rs 30,000 have not shown impressive photography performance. The Redmi K50i’s camera is noticeably superior to that of competing devices like the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge.
There are three cameras on the back of the phone. The main camera is a Samsung GW1 64MP model, and there are other 8MP and 2MP ultrawide and macro lenses included. The images captured by the primary camera are crisp and colorful, with a wide dynamic range. Generally, the colors were not oversaturated but rather enhanced to make the images more visually appealing, making them “Instagram-ready,” as the term is sometimes used. The camera’s exposure is increased in dim conditions to provide brighter photos while reducing noise and grain. However, when looking closely for details, especially in darker areas, the photographs appear a bit mushy.
Images captured by the 8MP ultrawide camera have a little bluish tint because of the camera’s capture of colder color temperatures. Even though it has a 5MP tele-macro camera, my frequent use of 2021 Redmi mid-range smartphones like the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has made me long for the 5MP macro camera they included. Concerning finer points, clarity, and depth of field, its 2MP sensor falls far short. Cropping the image in the 64MP mode will yield better results.
There’s a 16MP camera up front that may use some tweaking. The camera captures accurate colors and sharp images, but it gives people’s skin a little red tint. The portrait mode has excellent edge detection, but the skin tones are off once more.
The Redmi K50i 5G has a 5,080 mAh battery and supports wired fast charging at 67W, allowing you to go from 1% to 100% battery life in just 46 minutes.
The battery life is another variable that is specific to each individual user.
A day of use is possible thanks to the power-saving MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor. In addition, the Redmi K50i 5G’s 67W fast charging is very useful; however, you should never be without the appropriate charging cable and adapter, as the phone will not accept 67W from any other charger.
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