Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Full review

(Last Updated On: March 28, 2022)

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In today’s article, I’m going to give you a complete review of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. I’m going to give you a complete spec sheet. I’m going to review the Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming


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Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming:

So, this year we’ve seen amazing smartphones from Xiamoi with the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro which is the fastest phone in this Xiaomi lineup right now. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming launches with amazing features. So, let’s review it.

Display:

Type AMOLED
Size 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9
PPI 395 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz
HDR support Yes, HDR10
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen-to-body ratio 86%
Display features – DCI-P3
– Always-On Display
-Dc Dimming

The display of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming is on another level. Which is the most amazing display on the 2022 Flagship phone. Its Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10, and 702 nits (peak) brightness display.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 395. Which makes it punchier and more powerful, more colorful, and more efficient than the last Gen Poco X3 Pro. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 120Hz display and also the content watching will be brighter. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. There will be no issues using this display outside because of this 1212 nit’s brightness. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming is using the Super AMOLED panel. Which is good that can save more battery. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Which is strong enough to protect the phone. The display features an always-on display. The display is fast and power-efficient. Screen to body ratio is also 86% which means thinner bezels.



DESIGN & BUILD:

Height 162.5 mm (6.4 inches)
Width 76.7 mm (3.02 inches)
Thickness 8.5 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 210 gramm (7.41 oz)
Rear material Glass
Frame material Metal
Colors Black, Gray, Blue
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button

The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming has one amazing design. With the new design, it looks more futuristic and stronger than the last-gen Xiaomi Redmi K40. The rear is made of glass. The frame is made of metal, which makes it a little heavier. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistant, IP53 splash-proof certification. In this Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming, we got to see the better design and the better back. It’s protected by a metal frame that’s why it makes a little heavier by 210 grams. Talking about the design, the Camera bump is quite a good place. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with a home-button fingerprint sensor. Which is fast and quick.

Performance:

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Max. clock 3000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4)
Architecture – 4 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A510
– 3 cores at 2.5 GHz: Cortex-A710
– 1 core at 3 GHz: Cortex-X2
L3 cache 4 MB
Lithography process 4 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 730
GPU clock 818 MHz

 Now let’s talk about the performance of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Which tops the Antutu 9 benchmarks. It also makes the phone experience much smoother. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level. Thanks to a Super AMOLED display and 120 Hertz refresh rate with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Adreno 730 is one of the powerful GPUs in a Flagship phone, which makes the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming more powerful than other Flagship smartphones. You can play PUBG Mobile at a high frame rate thanks to big performance cores. one core is clocked on 3GHz which is Cortex X2, and 3 cores of Cortex A710 are clocked on 2.5Ghz. This chipset is fabricated using 4NM which will also help to save battery and produce less heat. The GPU clock is 818MHz which is also fast and will be power efficient. The L3 caches memory is 4MB which is fast. This chipset is very good at heat management. You can play games in a long term and this chipset will stay cool. I already published an entire article on this chipset.


MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size 8, 12 GB
Memory type LPDDR5
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 3.1
Memory card No

The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with two variants of ram 8GB and 12GB Ram that’s amazing giving 12GB of ram with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The ram is based on LPDDR5 which is clocked on 2750MHz, the ram is 2 channels. Which is not fast as the 4 channel, but still strong enough. There are also two storage options. The based one is 128GB and the high variant has 256GB of storage. This is a Flagship phone so there is also SD card support on this Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. The storage is based on UFS 3.1 which is the fastest in the Flagship phones. The combination of LPDDR5 ram with the UFS 3.1 based storage is quite good with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single Core 1250
Multi core 3666

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 1250. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance also the multi-core which is 3666. Which is a lot faster than the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The single-core performance is good. This means the application opening will be faster and quicker. The multi-core scores are also good. This can hold applications in the background for a long time. And it won’t affect the speeds. Qualcomm Snapdragon is known for its speeds.

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 209827
GPU 421332
Memory 154569
UX 158601
Total score 953755

Now let’s talk about the Antutu 9 scores. The GPU is greatly optimized and has good scores, which is 421332 for a Flagship smartphone. The GPU is faster than the Snapdragon 888. The CPU scores are 209827. Which are faster than the last-gen Snapdragon 888 Plus. The CPU scores great thanks to the 4NM fabricator which keeps the CPU cool. The CPU also has a good architecture based on big Cortex X2 and A710 cores. The memory scores great. Which is 154569. The UX scores 158601. Which is fast enough to handle the dynamic refresh rate of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. This processor can support the screen refresh rate at 120Hz. So, the UX also shows the best scores for a Flagship Processor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scores more than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus in the Antutu 9 benchmarks in the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. Total scores are 953755. This is a gaming device so this Chipset will be great for gamers to play games at high FPS with no lags and no delays.


Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM MIUI 13

The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with Android 12. Which is more efficient and more powerful than Android 11. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming also comes with an MIUI 13, which is their own custom UI. It is much smoother than MIUI 12.0.

Battery:

Capacity 4700 mAh
Charge power 120 W
Battery type Li-Ion
Replaceable No
Wireless charging No
Reverse charging No
Fast charging Yes (50% in 8 min)
Full charging time 0:17 hr

When it comes to charging. This phone can support fast charging of 120 watts. It is quite impressive that this phone can charge fully in 17 minutes. There is no fast wireless charging support. The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with a 4700Mah battery. Which is just enough for daily usage. The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming has a full day battery, on a single charge, it can live long up to a day.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 64 megapixels
Image resolution 9248 x 6936
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 960 FPS (720p)
Angle of widest lens 120°
Lenses 3 (64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP)

Now let’s talk about the Camera. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with a Quad Camera setup. The main camera is 64 megapixel F/1.7. There is no telephoto lens but there is an ultra-wide lens of 8 megapixels. The main camera is 64MP which means the photos will contain more details. This sensor can record 4K at 60 FPS. There is no 8K support. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is optical image stabilization on the main lens. The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. Also supported the slow-motion 720p at 960FPS. This is the same sensor that was used in many flagship smartphones. This sensor is sharp and big. That collects more light at night thus taking good shots at night time. This sensor was also used in the Poco X2. The angel view of the ultra-wide is 123 degrees. Which is wide enough to take good shots. Now let’s talk about the lenses in detail.


Lenses:

Wide (main) lens – 64 MP
– Aperture: f/1.7
– Focal length: 26 mm
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1/1.73″, Sony IMX686 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
Ultra-wide lens – 8 MP
– Aperture: f/2.2
– Pixel size: 1.12 micron
– Sensor: 1/4.0″ (CMOS)
Macro lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 64MP. Which is Sony IMX 686. Sony IMX 686 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the Flagship category like Realme X7 Pro, Poco X2, etc. The main camera saves 12-megapixel images by default. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G also has a depth sensor like the flagships model does, portraits are excellent with detailed and sharp subjects and good separation. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture f/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range at harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good depth of field. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G doesn’t turn night and day but can take best night shots. It is a 64MP sensor so, combining that with great software can result in the best in smartphone photography. The autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

There is also an ultra-wide lens of 8Mp. Which is Sony IMX 355. This sensor can be also seen in many devices like Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro, Poco X3, Poco F3, etc. This is also a great sensor considering its capabilities. The 8-megapixel ultra-wide photos are ok for this price range. But nothing great you get enough contrast and wide dynamic range but they come out soft with a low level of detail and the colors are a bit off. In harsh lighting conditions, this camera sensor suffers a lot because of its aperture which is only f/2.2. This sensor cannot take enough light to take good shots at night. The 8-megapixel ultra-wide photos taken at night time are not really usable.  They’re incredibly dark and noisy. Unlike the regular Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro on the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming model, there’s no night mode for the ultra-wide cam you can force HDR on getting a better result, and you will end up with less noise. In the video, this camera sensor has a lot of noise. Which is very annoying. You can’t use this ultra-wide camera at night time because it will contain so much grain and noise in the videos and pictures. The sensor aperture is F/2.2 which cannot collect more light at night time thus can take average shots at night time with more noise.

There is also a 2mp macro lens. Which is not used regularly. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, amazing sharpness. The main lens also has optical image stabilization. Which is not as good as the flagship phones but still can do a good job while taking photos or making videos.



SELFIE CAMERA:

Megapixels 20 megapixels
Pixel size 0.8 microns
Sensor type Exmor-RS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2″
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 60 FPS

The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming has a 20-megapixel Selfie Camera. It is good on the phone but, I’m so disappointed to see that there is no 4K recording on the Selfie Camera. Their recording is only kept on 108p up to 60 FPS. But considering this Selfie Camera is 20 megapixels. This means it will contain more details. It’s also F/2.2. So, that makes a little brighter at night time.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2
NFC* Yes
Infrared port Yes

The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with Wi-Fi 6E with the Bluetooth version of 5.2. Which can give high speeds with more coverage area. Thanks for the Wi-Fi 6E. It gives you a better upload and download speed. There is also an NFC port. Which is quite useful for today’s technology. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes with the USB type C 2.0, which makes Charging faster and more efficient.


Network:

Number of SIM* 2
Type of SIM card Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby
eSIM support* No
Hybrid slot Yes
LTE Cat* 20
5G support Yes

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming also has 5G support with the best bandwidth. This smartphone also has the support of LTE Cat 20 which contains a lot of bandwidth which makes the download speeds and upload speeds faster. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming can support dual Sims at 5G. There is no Esim support. But we do get the Hybrid slot. The download and upload speeds are also great thanks to the latest modem of this Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

SOUND:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack No
FM radio No
Dolby Atmos Yes

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming doesn’t have a headphone jack. It’s a Flagship smartphone so, it has Stereo speakers with Dolby atoms support. The speakers sound well. You can listen to music and can take calls with these speakers. It’s also supported by Dolby atmos which makes the sound experience on another level. The speaker has a nice amount of bass in the sound. You can feel the beat with the nice sound. There are two-speaker one at the bottom and another at the top. The top speaker is also used to take calls. The sound quality of Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming is A+. There is no 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack because it’s a flagship phone.

Colors:

Colors Black, Gray, Blue

 The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming comes in three colors. There is Black, Gray, and Blue. I personally like the black color, because it gives a natural look to the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. There is three colors available on this smartphone. But I know everyone is going to put a case on the back of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming.


Final Thoughts:

Considering this phone for gaming then it’s a good option. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming is rich in specs. It has an amazing display with a new design a bigger battery and with whopping 120 watts of fast charging. The performance of this smartphone is also great thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Which makes the performance of this smartphone to the next level. This chipset is also 5G which is also a plus point for those who have 5G in their city. I highly recommend this phone to buy if you are looking for a Gaming smartphone.

So, this was my review of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming. If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles as well as my YouTube channel.

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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