Dozens of smartphones are launched every month; you have to choose the best for your experience within the limits of your budget. Here, we compare two value for price smartphones from Redmi that have great features, Note 8 and K20 Pro. Note 8 works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor that is capable of delivering extraordinary gaming experience. It has a high-performance octa-core processor, and comes with a 3rd generation AI engine for a boosted AI computing performance. K20 Pro works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor that delivers power in performance, and is definitely a plus point over Note 8. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is built on 7nm process technology which makes it a blazing fast processor with incredible power efficiency for all your pursuits. Note 8 comes with a type-C port two-day battery with 4000mAh capacity and 18W fast charger, so that you can do more and get full charge in no time. K20 Pro also comes with 4000mAh high-capacity battery along with fast charging so that you can use your phone for work and play uninterrupted.
Note 8 has IPS LCD screen while K20 Pro has 16.23cm horizon amoled display that breaks all boundaries to give you a stunning visual experience every time you unlock your phone. Note 8 has a water drop notch with a 20MP front camera but, you can unlock K20 Pro with a pop-up face unlock 20MP pop-up camera. Note 8 is the smartphone for you if you love reading ebooks. It has TÜV Rheinland certified reading mode. Its 16cm full high-definition display is designed to reduce harmful blue light and keep your eyes protected. It also has protection by P2i to repel accidental spills and light rains. It has super linear speakers with auto cleaning functionality that are designed to deliver unmatched sound quality. A 0.93cc-equivalent sound chamber offers powerful bass 0810 high-volume earpiece, for clear phone calls even in noisy environments. The Redmi K20 Pro delivers an unmatched audio experience integrating the Qualcomm WCD9340 independent audio chip. The smartphone also supports Hi-Fi DAC audio playback at 192KHz/24-bit.
Redmi Note 8 comes with a 48MP ultra-high-resolution Quad camera; 13MP selfie camera; 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and 2MP depth sensor. K20 Pro has AI triple rear camera consisting of 48MP Sony IMX586 ultra high-resolution sensor camera; 8MP telephoto camera; and 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. Now you can capture a selfie with your whole group of friends or family with Note 8’s panorama selfie feature. It has a 13MP selfie camera that comes with a choice of beautifying filters. K20 Pro’s 20MP selfie camera pops up smoothly once you open the camera app. This leaves ample room for the magnanimous display. Just like Note 8, panoramic selfies with the group can now be taken with the phone. Simply turn the phone from one side to another to capture the whole group, no selfie stick required. You can take in scenes 2.2 times larger, and yet not worry because AI distortion correction prevents curving around edges. Its intelligent scene recognition automatically reminds you to activate ultra wide-angle mode when you are capturing large photos.
Note 8’s night mode is superb for capturing clear images in the dark; and it supports 4K UHD video recording and EIS stabilization. Its 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens enables you to capture a wider view each time. The 120° ultra-wide-angle lens allows you to capture vivid landscapes in all their beauty. You can click ultra-wide landscape shots up to 124.8° wide for K20 Pro has AI Scene correction to prevent distortion in ultra-wide shots. Note 8 comes with a 2MP macro lens so that you can capture even the minutest subject with complete clarity. It has a minimum focus of 2 cm at distance 1.75μm so that your image has ultra-large pixels for high image quality. It has a 2MP depth sensor with Xiaomi’s class leading AI Semantic segmentation, that allows the camera to create beautiful portraits with a bokeh background. Its background portrait mode can help you click photos comparable to studio effects.
The K20 Pro’s 8MP telephoto camera delivers crystal clear pictures no matter what the scene. You can zoom effortlessly from 0.6x to 2x to capture a far-off subject. It has spectra 380 ISP with computer vision built into the hardware for an incredible camera performance. If you love beautiful slow-motion videos you are going to love K20 Pro. It has 960fps HD slo-mo recording feature that allows you to emphasize every moment in cinematic detail. Its dedicated night mode takes clear and well-lit night shots because it has a 1/2-inch large sensor and the all new AI algorithm. The smartphone has motion tracking feature and you can use it as a motion-tracking camera to capture your subject in action. The camera will move with your subject without you having to move the device and capture uncut smooth movement. Its powerful camera setup allows you to shoot 4K videos that are seamless, richly detailed and perfectly coloured.
Both the smartphones have up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM so whichever of these you pick, you can say goodbye to hangs and lags. K20 Pro comes with 2 models. The 6GB model has 128 GB storage while the 8GB model has up to 256 GB storage. With up to 512GB expandable storage you will have enough room for all your photos, videos, music and any other files. To provide the full screen bezel-less view, the K20 Pro integrates an in-display fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your phone in a faster, smarter and more secure way. Note 8 has a fingerprint sensor on its rear. The smartphones allow you to use dual 4G SIM cards and feature a dedicated microSD card slot with up to 512GB expandable storage. K20 Pro has slots for dual VoLTE sims. K20 Pro has double-sided heat dissipation structure; smart notification light; game turbo 2.0 flagship hardware and software and dual band GPS.
The graceful yet contemplative design of K20 Pro comes to life once light hits it. The 3D curvature weighs just 191g fitting comfortably in the hand offering an incredibly smooth feel. It has an impressive 91.9% screen-to-body ratio, HDR range and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Note 8 weighs 200 grams. It has a small chin and bezels and a 90% high screen-to-body ratio in its 16cm full high-definition display. Both the smartphones have corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. The 4 corners of K20 Pro have been further reinforced to protect the screen. Both the smartphones come with a new aura fluid design. The Note 8 has 2.5D reflective glass back which gives is a distinct bold finish. It is available in a new range of colors including space black, neptune blue, and moonlight white. K20 Pro comes in dazzling colours: carbon black, flame red, and glacier blue. K20 Pro was launched on July 22, 2019 while Note 8 was launched on October 21, 2019. Note 8’s 4GB+64GB model is priced INR 9,999 and its 6GB+128GB model is priced INR 12,999. K20 Pro’s 6GB+128GB model is priced INR 27,999 and its 8GB+256GB model is priced INR 30,999. Now, you can choose any of these great smartphones and get a rich experience without distempering your budget.