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Redmi K50i 5G First Impressions: Best Suitable Nothing Phone (1) Rival?


For Redmi, the K-series has been on the up and up. This is the most expensive phone from the brand, precisely because it tries to cram some of the best technologies that you will find in a mid-range phone. The Redmi K50i is the latest phone to carry that feature. The new phone isn’t a direct successor to the Redmi K20 Pro, which made some noise back in 2019, but it tries to grab people’s attention through its performance-focused approach. The Redmi K50i 5G is the most awaited phone from the brand so far this year, and what makes it even more important is its competition with the likes of Nothing Phone (1) and the OnePlus 10R.

At a starting price of Rs 25,999, the Redmi K50i turns out to be an attractive phone. Take a look at the specs specifications of the phone and you will immediately appreciate what it brings to the table. It is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, phones in the under Rs 30,000 price segment. Gaming should be fun on this phone. Its performance is one that will appeal to people like me who spend most of their time on Netflix series. Ideally the phone battery takes less time to get fully charged. Right mix of features. I spent some time with the Redmi K50i and here is my first impression about this brand-new phone.

The Redmi K50i box comes with a 67W fast charger.

Redmi K50i Display and Design

When I first held the Redmi K50i, it didn’t feel heavy. But I was struggling to keep my grip on the phone because of how long it is. I have big hands and if it was unbearable for me, I’m sure people with small hands would find it difficult to play the game for long periods of time. A silicone case will bring some relief from the slightly sharp edges. I wouldn’t judge a phone for its looks. This is because it is subjective. But if you ask me, I am not a fan of the Quick Silver colorway that I have. I think the Stealth Black variant, which has a matte finish, looks better.

The Redmi K50i sports a 6.6-inch FullHD display that uses an FFS panel. Now, there’s a lot of literature out there making FFS displays better than IPS panels, but to deduct that small, FFS has better viewing angles. If you talk about color accuracy it sits somewhere between LCD and OLED. He shows. Everything on the display looks super crisp and with the “Vivid” mode on, more saturated. It’s not as good as an OLED, but definitely better than an IPS. The difference is visible.

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Gamers are going to love the 144Hz mode, which enables 90fps mode in Battlegrounds Mobile India. In terms of gaming, I have not yet fully tested the phone. I will reserve my thoughts on that. Considering the display supports Dolby Vision, I think I’d love to watch the show on Netflix. Although I ended up watching Stranger Things Season 4, I’ll be checking back only to see just how beautiful (or bad) the reds and blues look on screen. I will tell you more about the display performance in my review.

Redmi K50i performance and battery

On top of the display on the Redmi K50i is the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor. Now, I have used this processor on phones like Realme GT Neo 3. Needless to say, everyday chores are going to go smoothly. But the real test is when you play heavy on it. I played a very brief session of Genshin Impact on the Redmi K50i. I didn’t notice any stutter or frame drop. The phone didn’t break either, but then again, it was only for a short time that I used the game. I’ll be rolling out the processor to handle more tasks over the next few days and I’ll be sure to let you know in my review.

Fast performance requires a huge amount of power, but Redmi’s right choice of processor saves the phone’s battery from fast draining. The Dimensity 8100 processor is power efficient, hence, for mundane tasks, the phone uses very little power. Anyway, this is the 5080mAh battery inside the Redmi K50i. Generally, the battery should last about a day, if not more. I have not used the phone to such an extent that I can tell you how good or bad the battery backup is. But wait for my review to know that. There’s support for 67W charging and it makes it easy to get enough juice on the phone quickly.

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redmi k50i camera

The Redmi K50i isn’t a camera-focused phone, but it’s by no means a phone that ignores the photography part. There is a 64 megapixel main camera on the back of the phone. I clicked a few shots with this camera including some tricky shots. It looked like the phone was struggling to lock focus quickly on the subject. Outdoor shots turned out well. I liked the dynamic range, but the color accuracy seemed a little off balance to me. I haven’t taken pictures in different lighting conditions yet, so I’ll put my final thoughts on the cameras. The phone packs an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera on the rear system. For selfies, you have a 16-megapixel camera inside the punch-hole.

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Redmi K50i Quick Verdict

At Rs 25,999, the Redmi K50i is a bang for the buck. It’s not trying to be excellent, but still delivering a mix of hardware that stands out from the crowd in the price segment. The design is mostly vanilla, so probably not many people into gaming will like it. But the Redmi K50i is not a gaming phone. It appeals to all kinds of users, including those who play a lot of games and who are always connected to some streaming app to watch their favorite shows. The cameras look good, but I have little hope for them as the competition is brash about the photography prowess of their phones. I can’t yet call the Redmi K50i an all-rounder, as I have to review it in full, but I can leave you with the idea that this phone will be good enough for most users.

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