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Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 vs Asus 6z: Which is India's best flagship killer?

Redmi K20 Pro vs Asus 6z vs OnePlus 7: Comparison

Carlsen Martin

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi K20 Pro in India. The K20 Pro is the company’s second take on the flagship killer, coming on the back of the highly successful Poco F1. But unlike the Poco F1, the K20 Pro comes with a much higher price tag.

The Redmi K20 Pro starts at Rs 27,999 in India, that is Rs 7K more than the Poco F1’s Rs 20,999 launch price. While no other handset could compete with the Poco F1 at the time of launch, there are a few capable of going toe-to-toe with the K20 Pro, namely, the OnePlus 7 and Asus 6z.

All specs mentioned in the table are for base variants of the different handset.
ModelRedmi K20 ProAsus 6zOnePlus 7
ChipsetSnapdragon 855Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 855
Display6.39-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED, 403 ppi6.4-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, 403 ppi6.41-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 402 ppi
Memory6GB/128GB6GB/ 128GB6GB/128GB
Battery4,000 mAh4,000 mAh5,000 mAh
Charging27W fast charging30W Warp Charge18W Quick Charge
Rear Camera48MP, f/1.8 + 8MP, f/2.4 + 13MP, f/2.448MP, f/1.6 + 8MP, f/2.448MP, f/1.8 + 13MP, f/2.4
Front Camera20 MP, f/2.216 MP, f/2.0NA
OSMIUI 10 based Android 9.0OxygenOS based Android 9.0ZenUI 6 based Android 9.0
Fingerprint ScannerIn-displayIn-displayRear-mounted
3.5mm jack YesNoYes
Starting PriceRs 27,999Rs 32,999Rs 31,999

Design - Asus 6z & Redmi K20 Pro (Tie)

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Both the Redmi K20 Pro and Asus 6z come with refreshed designs, worthy of a 2019 smartphone. The OnePlus 7, on the other hand, looks no different from the OnePlus 6T. In our view, the Redmi K20 Pro looks more edgy, while the Zenfone 6 or 6z features a more classy, no-nonsense design.

Performance - Three-way Tie

The Snapdragon 855 SoC on all three phones ensures performance is up to the mark, no matter the task at hand. However, the OnePlus 7 also has the added benefit of UFS 3.0 storage as compared to UFS 2.1 standard on the 6z and Redmi K20 Pro, but this won’t impact performance by much.

Display - Redmi K20 Pro

While the Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7 sport AMOLED panels, the 6z features an LCD screen, which is good but not as good as an OLED. However, the Redmi K20 Pro incorporates a Super AMOLED screen, which is a more advanced version of a regular AMOLED panel. According to Samsung, “Super AMOLED offers 20 percent better brightness, 20 percent lower power consumption and 80 percent less sunlight reflection.”

Camera - Asus 6z

In terms of camera, the Redmi K20 Pro gets a triple camera setup as compared to the dual rear cameras on the Asus 6z and OnePlus 7. While we can rule the OnePlus 7 out for the lack of an ultra-wide lens, the 6z’s flappable camera packs some excellent features; using the rear camera for selfies doesn’t hurt. Xiaomi might have a marginal lead in back camera scenario, but Asus is the clear winner in front camera performance.

Price - Redmi K20 Pro

When it comes to price, the Redmi K20 Pro is the clear winner. At Rs 4K lesser than Zenfone 6 and Rs 5K less than the OnePlus 7, the K20 Pro easily comes out on top here. However, the question here is not "which is cheaper" but "how much has Xiaomi compromised". And, the answer; "nothing". Unlike the Poco F1, Xiaomi has gone all out with the K20 Pro.

Verdict - Redmi K20 Pro

The battle for India's best flagship killer comes down to the Redmi K20 Pro and Asus 6z. On the 6z, you get a bigger battery and the best selfie camera on a smartphone, but the Redmi K20 Pro does offer a slightly better rear camera as well as an excellent display, let's not forget the additional Rs 4K less.

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First Published on Jul 18, 2019 06:07 pm
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