Redmi K20 Pro Durability Test! – Is Value Worth it?!

Redmi K20 Pro Durability Test! – Is Value Worth it?!

The Redmi K20 Pro, something Redmi calls the
Alpha Flagship, has been out for a while now,
but it’s been requested by you guys quite
a bit.
And since it’s one-third the price of a brand
new Galaxy Note 10, I figured it was a good
time to compare the two and talk about how
good inexpensive feature-rich phones are getting.
And oh boy does this K20 Pro look crazy.
It’s kind of like the abyss that Gandalf fell
into when fighting the Balrog.
Or some freaky glimpse into the upside down.
It’s time to find out if the K20 Pro is durable.
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Let’s get started.
Seriously though, I can’t get over this color
It’s like if 9 year old me wanted a Charizard
themed smartphone.
This would have been my number one choice.
Nine year old me would also be super pumped
about this motorized pop-up camera.
I mean, current me is also still pumped about
Especially because the thing lights up on
either side of the lens as it pops out of
the frame.
If that’s not the kind of innovation we’ve
all been waiting for, I don’t know what is.
The accent lights are only visible from the
front and only turn on when the camera is
motorizing up and motorizing back down.
There’s also a very unique sound being made
each time the camera moves.
This can be changed of course, and there are
several to choose from.
[Different sounds] I’m going to go with the
magical sound because that’s what nine year
old me would have wanted.
[Magical sound]
Looking at the K20 Pro you might be wondering
if all this loud bling is totally necessary…and
it’s probably not.
But I’m definitely not complaining.
The LEDs that shine up into the pop up camera
also include a ring on the outside of the
phone for notifications and a charging indicator.
It’ll be cool to see how this whole light
contraption works when I take the phone apart
to see the inside.
Redmi has also included this same drop protection
feature that we’ve seen in the OnePlus and
Oppo pop-up cameras, where if the phone senses
a fall, it’ll start to close the camera automatically.
Personally it feels kind of slow.
The phone will probably bounce once or twice
before the camera retracts, but it’s a good
Let’s get to work.
The reason I want to compare this $350 smartphone
to a $900 smartphone like the premium Note
10, is because when you look at both phones
side-by-side on paper they’re eerily similar.
Both have the same screen size and resolution.
And even though the Note 10 is using Gorilla
Glass 6 and the K Pro is using Gorilla Glass
5, they both scratch the same with scratches
at a level 6 and deeper grooves at a level
Both phones have wall to wall bezel-less screens
and nearly non-existent earpieces.
Instead of a cheerio cut out in the display
like the Note 10 has, this K20 Pro has a 20
megapixel pop-up camera.
And the lens that protects the camera is made
from glass.
The red side LED light up bars are made from
plastic – a kind of translucent red acrylic.
The whole thing feels very secure though.
I’ll test this out more in just a minute,
but the back of the camera is also made from
He’s a happy little guy.
The sides of the phone are made from aluminum
with a metal volume rocker and a metal power
If we rotate the phone up here to the top,
we get the motorized pop up camera and some
more metal.
And instead of the s-pen, the K20 Pro has
a headphone jack.
I’m sure there are a few people who would
gladly make that trade.
The top of the pop-up camera is made from
plastic which is fine because there’s plenty
more metal on the other side of the phone.
The bottom has a loudspeaker, a USB-C port
that can quick charge at 27 watts.
The regular Note 10 is a 25 watt fast charge.
Very similar.
And neither the Note 10 nor the K20 Pro has
an SD card slot.
One perk the $950 Note 10 has over the $350
K20 is water resistance.
But since Samsung doesn’t warranty or guarantee
any of that water resistance, it’s more of
a helpful perk and not something you should
be totally trusting anyway.
Even the back panels of the two phones are
Both made of a psychedelic glass catering
to our inner child.
And each phone has three different perspective
A 12 megapixel ultra wide angle at the bottom,
a normal 48 megapixel main camera in the center,
and an 8 megapixel 2x optical zoom lens up
These are the exact same perspectives as the
Samsung Note 10.
The similarities just keep coming.
Both phone have under screen fingerprint scanners.
Yeah, the Note 10 is an ultrasonic and this
K20 is optical, but they both accomplish the
exact same thing in basically the same time
And both of them can handle being scratched
up by level 7 deeper grooves.
One perk the K20 has over the Note though
is a bigger battery.
It’s a 4,000 milliamp hour which is quite
a bit bigger than the Note 10’s 3500.
You might be thinking that I’m trying to roast
the Note 10, which I’m definitely not.
There are software differences of course that
need to be taken into consideration and warranties
and customer service and durability and camera
So many factors go into choosing a phone,
but if you need a car to get you to work and
back, you probably aren’t going to go buy
a Ferrari when a Honda Civic will work just
The same goes for cellphones.
Both the Note 10 and the K20 have 1080p AMOLED
displays that recover when the flame is taken
And both phones are incredibly flashy and
good looking.
Let’s see if the K20 pop-up camera can handle
a bit of abuse.
I’ve tested the OnePlus 7 and Oppo Reno pop-up
cameras and each time I’ve been impressed
with the mechanical build quality.
And so far, this K20 is no different.
Rated for 300,000 protrusions like the others,
it’s probably also being built with the same
hardware and design as it’s predecessors and
can handle me pulling it out and pushing it
in with no adverse reactions.
The K20 Pro pop-up camera can take a beating.
I might make fun of the wispy black and red
coloring, but I’m actually glad that phones
are getting loud designs.
The ring around the camera is an LED by the
It’s just a super reflective colorful coating.
Jumping into the bend test.
When the K20 Pro is bent from the back, there’s
a minor flex to the phone, but no creaks or
Flipping it around to bend from the front
we get similar results.
No flex or permanent damage to the frame.
The screen is still fine.
The K20 Pro is a solid well-built device with
premium materials and I’m a fan.
Let’s be real.
Everyone can choose themselves whether they
want to spend $350 to browse social media
or spend $1000 to browse social media.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with buying
a $1000 flagship, but it’s just good to keep
in mind that there are plenty of good options
for a fraction of the price that accomplish
the exact same thing.
Whether it’s last year’s model or a brand
new budget phone like this K20.
There are plenty of ways to keep money in
your pocket.
Don’t buy a Ferrari if it makes your wallet
I forget to mention Redmi includes a little
protective case in the box which is nice of
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100 Replies to “Redmi K20 Pro Durability Test! – Is Value Worth it?!”

  1. Hi Jerry, big fan…..

    Can you please make a video on the teardown of Xiaomi's first phone without a headphone jack : Xiaomi A2.

  2. My iPhone 6 plus is dying on me. Should I buy this, or Samsung Note 9? Can't decide, I'm a little affraid of chineese phones..

  3. Jerry, please know that i love your videos and i have been watching it for years now. out of all phone reviewers, you are undoubtedly at the top of my list. now, may i request you to send me a phone you have finished reviewing and also your signature (as birthday gift for me in October next month)? i will definitely have it framed, because this is one my wishes. you may or may not read this, but i'm really hoping you would. thanks!

    PS: i recommended your videos to a lot of my friends and family members, and they've been checking them out for durability tests on phones they like (because, yeah, they're quite clumsy). thanks and bless you!

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