The Best Android Phone You Can Buy For Under $400
The price of smartphones seem to keep getting higher and higher. Yet, not everyone wants or can spend $1000+ on a phone each year. Redmi is launching the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, which has everything most people need from a flagship smartphone and it costs less than $400.00. That’s about $700 less than the latest iPhone. It’s also significantly cheaper than the Samsung Fold or the even the Samsung Galaxy.
Redmi is actually launching two separate smartphones—the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. The Pro model is perhaps the best Android phone you can buy for under $400. In this article, we will provide an overview of Redmi’s new flagship.
The K20 Pro has a stunning glass back and a 6.39-inch OLED display screen. This gives the phone a sleek, modern aesthetic. The full-screen also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
As far as specs go, the K20 Pro features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 as its processor, which is a 7nm octa-core processor. It comes with a 4,000mAh battery that has 27 watt charging system. From what we could observe, the phone charges rather quickly. The company claims the phone charges to 100% in about 70 minutes. Other features include Game Turbo 2.0 and a 3.5mm earphone port.
The camera has a triple rear camera. The core camera is a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera, while there is also 8MP 2x telephoto sensor and a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide camera. With this camera setup, you’ll have a 124.8 degree field of view. You’ll also have access to a 20-megapixel pop-up camera, which makes taking selfies a breeze.
Other features include Bluetooth and GPS. The phone comes in three colors: red, blue, and carbon-fiber black. The phones aren’t solid, though. They have a flame-like pattern so they don’t look remotely cookie-cutter. The 6GB/64GB model costs about $362, while the 8GB/128GB model costs about $405. The 8GB/256GB version costs about $434.
The Redmi K20, while similar to the Pro version, has a few important differences. The cheaper version has a Snapdragon 730 processor, an 18 watt charging system, and a 48MP Sony IMX582 camera. The Redmi K20 costs about $289 for the 6GB/64GB model and $304 for the 6GB/128GB.
Overall, we really enjoy the look of the Redmi K20 Pro. The minimalist design is attractive and the slim, lightweight design makes it easy to carry in your pocket or purse. The body of phone is constructed out of durable plastic, which we think looks just as attractive as aluminum.
We also like that the phone comes with the Snapdragon 855 chip. A lot of people assume any phone that is affordable is automatically going to have a low-range or mid-range processor. Yet, the new Redmi smartphone proves that this is not always the case. Redmi’s biggest competitor is the OnePlus Pro, which has the same processor but costs $750.
Many people likely have never heard of the brand Redmi. Redmi started out as a line of phone by the Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi. Yet, earlier this year, Xiaomi made Remi its own standalone brand. If you’re looking for an inexpensive phone that still has the processing capabilities of a more expensive phone, the Redmi Pro might be the phone you have been waiting for.