Xiaomi recently announced the Redmi K20 alongside Redmi K20 Pro for starting prices of Rs 21,999 and Rs 27,999 respectively. While the K20 Pro is designed to compete with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, the standard Redmi K20 joins the ranks of premium mid-range smartphones that are available for in and around Rs 20,000.
Here we take a look at the five best alternatives which you might want to buy in case you don’t want the latest Redmi K20.
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The Vivo Z1 Pro comes in a 6GB+128GB configuration for a price of Rs 17,990. Announced earlier this month, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor along with Adreno 616 GPU and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ hole-punch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
For primary imaging, the Z1 Pro features a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The device equips a 32-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture inside the hole-punch display. The Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android Pie based Funtouch OS 9.
Pros: Large battery, Powerful performance but not better than K20, Fast charging, Decent display
Cons: Body attracts smudges, the UI needs some getting used to, camera not comparable
Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 in August 2018 but the phone is still a bestseller since the last 11 months and is available for a price of Rs 22,999 for the high-end 8GB+256GB variant. It’s more powerful than the Redmi K20 as it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU and LiquidCool technology. However, the front of the phone only features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display (compared to the AMOLED screen on the K20) with a notch at the top and a 2246 x 1080 pixels resolution.
The phone runs on Android Pie based MIUI 10 and is backed up by 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The Poco F1 features a combination of 12MP primary Sony IMX363 sensor with dual pixel autofocus, with dual LED Flash, 1.4μm pixel size and a 5MP secondary Samsung sensor. It has a 20MP selfie camera along with support for IR face unlock feature.
Pros: Infrared Face unlock, Higher performance than K20, daylight camera quality is good
Cons: Polycarbonate body instead of glass, no AMOLED display
The Realme X is priced at Rs 19,999 for the 8GB+128GB model. Announce this month, the device features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED full screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a pop-up 16MP selfie camera which keeps the front of the phone all-screen. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 with Adreno 616, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The smartphone comes with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor along with an LED flash. The Realme X runs on ColorOS 6.0 UI based on Android 9 Pie and is backed up by a 3765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support.
Pros:All-screen display like Redmi K20, Consistent daily driver, good set of cameras
Cons: Lots of bloatware, Small battery
Announced last month, the Galaxy M40 ispowered by a Snapdragon 675 processor coupled with 612GPU and features a6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The front of the phone houses the hole punch display which is home to the16MP selfie camera.
TheGalaxy M40 implements a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 32MP primary sensor, 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP wide-angle lens with 123-degree viewing angle and f/2.2 aperture. The device runs on Android 9 Pie-based One UI and is backed up by a 3,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Pros: powerful performance, daylight camera, smooth experience through One UI, premium design
Cons: Low light photography could be better,No 3.5mm audio jack,Sound On Display technology is inadequate
Oppo K3 (8GB+128GB) | Rs 19,990
Oppo launched its K3 smartphone earlier this month for a price of Rs 19,990 for the highest8GB+128GB configuration. The device comes powered by theQualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU and features6.5-inch AMOLED display that will offer full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
The Oppo K1 comes with a16MP pop-up front facing camera at the top. It’sequipped with a 16MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary sensor. The Oppo K1 runs on Android 9 Pie based ColorOS 6 and is backed up by a3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.
Pros: Solid design in unique colours, all-screen AMOLED display, decent mid-range performance
Cons: rear camera isn’t up to competition, Bloatware, battery capacity could have been more