Redmi K50i 5G Review After Five Months of Usage9.2/10 (Expert Score)
Redmi K50i Review in Short
- Powerful smartphone under ₹ 20000.
- Attractive 6.6-inch Full HD LCD display with Dolby Vision support.
- Widevine L1 certification.
- Battery life is impressive with 67W charger.
- Minimum heating even during heavy usage.
- Has Stereo speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Average camera performance.
- 4K video recording Mode available.
Redmi K50i 5G Review: A Comprehensive Review After Five Months of Usage
With over three months of personal usage I can confidently share my experience with its build quality, design, performance, battery life, display, and camera. So i assure this Redmi K50i 5G review will make you take better decision with highlighting the pros and cons of the Redmi K50i.
Build and Design of Redmi K50i 5G
After using the Redmi K50i for three months the weight distribution felt slightly heavy especially if transitioning from a lighter phone other than there have been no issues in day-to-day usage.
Display Quality of Redmi K50i 5G
- The Redmi K50i 5G has a 6.6″ FHD+ 144Hz Fluid, Dolby Vision display with 1 billion colors.
- The display is accurate, vibrant, smooth, and responsive for all gaming experience and multimedia usage
- It has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and a clean, sharp, flat frame design for aesthetics and comfort.
- Redmi K50i 5G is a Full HD LCD with Dolby Vision and Widevine L1 certification.
- It has an impressive brightness level of 650 nits for indoor and outdoor use.
- While it’s not an AMOLED screen, the higher refresh rate and Dolby Vision enhance the overall experience.
Enhanced Gaming Experience with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 Storage
The Dimensity 8100 SoC is combined with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage providing blazing-fast data transfer speeds by elevating the gaming experience to new heights. The device maintains sustained peak performance and better heat dissipation through its large vapor chamber cooling system with 7 layers of graphite.
Battery Life of Redmi K50i 5G
A 5080mAh battery powers with 67W charger is best for normal to moderate usage and you expect up to one and a half days of battery life. Even under heavy usage it can last an entire day. This impressive battery performance is due to the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, a 5-nanometer-based processor.
The 67W in-box turbocharger can charge the device in a jiffy ensuring your device is always ready when you need it.
Heating Issues on Redmi K50i 5G
In my experience, the Redmi K50i exhibited minimal heating even during heavy usage when playing high end games and this is likely due to the phone’s Vapor Chamber cooling system and its plastic build, which helps dissipate heat effectively.
The stereo speakers on the Redmi K50i provide an enjoyable audio experience especially during entertainment consumption. The prence 3.5 mm headphone jack is a bonus for gamers and audiophiles alike.
The dual stereo speaker setup with support for Dolby Atmos brings out superior sound quality providing rich, deep bass, accurate mids, and super crisp highs providing for a consistent listening experience. The display and audio setup combine to bring an unparalleled experience keeping you engrossed in your games and multimedia.
Software and Updates
The Redmi K50i runs MIUI with Android 12, but the brand has been lagging in providing timely updates and security patches. Redmi has promised two major upgrades and three years of security patches but they need to improve their software support to stay competitive in the market.
- Redmi K50i 5G has a triple camera setup with primary sensor is 64MP ISO CELL
- Other lenses are 8MP Ultra-Wide and 2MP Macro
- AI noise reduction algorithm for better low light images
- 4K video recording capability
- Front camera is 16MP, rear setup has 64MP, 8MP, and 2MP lenses
- Front camera performance is satisfactory but, not as good as previous Redmi devices (personal opinion)
- Rear camera performs decently, but could use improvements in future updates.
- Impressive performance with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset
- Long battery life
- Good display with Dolby Vision support
- Stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack
- 4K video recording capability
- Dual Space availability: The phone supports dual space allowing users to maintain separate profiles or accounts on the same device.
- Gaming Performance: Capable of running popular games like PUBG at 90fps and Free Fire Max Ultra graphics up to 90fps.
- Dolby Atmos support: Enhanced audio experience with Dolby Atmos support for immersive sound quality.
- 5G Dual SIM standby: The phone supports dual SIM standby with 5G connectivity for both SIM cards.
- NFC support: NFC enabled for contactless payments and easy data sharing.
- Notification light: The device comes with a notification light, making it easy to see when you have new alerts.
- Splash-proof: IP53 rated, providing protection against water splashes and minor spills.
- Capturing high-quality Slomo videos
- Average camera performance
- Slow software updates and security patches
- No memory card slot
Specification: Redmi K50i 5G Review After Five Months of Usage