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Redmi K20 Pro vs Pocophone F1 Specs Comparison – A Worthy Upgrade?

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Pocophone F1 has aged well in its first foray into the budget-flagship category. That said, its fanbase is strongly optimistic about a potential successor. However, we haven’t heard anything about it, not even the words “Poco F2”. Instead, we were greeted by the Redmi K20 Pro. Coming from the same parent company, Xiaomi, people around the tech world is calling it the Poco F1 successor. If that’s the case, is it a worthy upgrade?

READ: Redmi K20 Pro gaming to launch with Snapdragon 855, 48MP camera, P19k price

Redmi K20 Pro and Pocophone F1 Differences

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Redmi K20 and K20 Pro

Advantages of Redmi K20 Pro

  1. Super AMOLED panel
  2. metal and glass build (more premium)
  3. slightly larger 6.39″ display
  4. HDR support
  5. Snapdragon 855
  6. 48MP triple-main camera
  7. full-screen display
  8. pop-up selfie camera
  9. 24-bit audio support via headphone jack
  10. under-screen fingerprint scanner
  11. 27W Quick Charge 4+
  12. NFC

Advantages of Pocophone F1

  1. polycarbonate and glass build (more durable)
  2. microSD card of up to 256GB
  3. face unlock via infrared
  4. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner (faster and more accurate)

Redmi K20 Pro and Pocophone F1 Similarities

  1. 4000mAH battery
  2. Corning Gorilla Glass
  3. 1080p+ resolution
  4. 20MP selfie sensor
  5. stereo speaker
  6. audio jack
  7. BT 5.0
  8. Wi-Fi ac
  9. USB Type-C
  10. Android 9.0 Pie based on MIUI 10

Which is a better buy between the Redmi K20 Pro and Pocophone F1?

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Philippines

Design

Perhaps, the biggest difference is build quality. The Redmi K20 Pro carries a more premium look, thanks to glass and metal build construction. It only gets even better with the use of a pop-up camera to pave the way for a full-screen display.

Display

Speaking of, there’s also a significant difference in display quality. The use of Super AMOLED panel by the K20 Pro over an IPS LCD, means better contrast ratio, saturated colors, and deeper black color. Furthermore, Xiaomi is introducing here HDR support for better picture quality when watching HDR-supported content.

Performance

While there’s already a 7nm-based Snapdragon 855 on the K20 Pro, the SD 845 of the Poco F1 is every bit as capable as its predecessor. And with both running on MIUI 10, the experience is basically identical. One thing to take note of is the presence of a microSD slot on the Poco phone, unlike its competition.

READ: Redmi K20 vs Realme X Specs Comparison – Which Affordable Mid-Range Phone Should You Get?

Camera

In the year of triple cameras, the K20 Pro also adopts this feature — sporting a 48MP f1.8 wide + 8MP f2.4 + 13MP f2.4 ultrawide. It’s a huge upgrade over the Poco F1 if we’re talking about camera capability.

It’s a different story, however, for the selfie cameras. Both are using 20MP sensors, with Poco F1 having a wider f2.0 aperture.

Battery

With both budget flagship phones using 4000mAH batteries, the difference lies in how fast they top up. Thanks to Quick Charge 4+ on the K20 Pro, it can deliver up to 27W via its wall charger.

Price

Pocophone F1 had a starting price of P16,990 (6GB/64GB) while the Redmi K20 Pro starts at $380USD in China or roughly P19k(6GB/64GB) without taxes in the Philippines.

Conclusion

Xiaomi truly delivered a knockout punch with its Redmi K20 Pro. For a small price increase, you’re getting a full-blown, modern flagship smartphone built for 2019. Although the Poco F1 is still a capable device, it’s hard not to be impressed by its so-called successor.

READ: Redmi K20 Pro is the Pocophone killer, Sold 200,000 units in first sale

SpecsRedmi K20 ProPocophone F1
Display6.39-inch Full FHD+ Super AMOLED screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, fullscreen display6.18-inch IPS LCD FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, notch
Dimensions156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191g155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm , 182g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 630
Memory256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM + microSD slot of up to 256GB
Main Camera48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF+

5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor

Front CameraMotorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, hotspot, BT 5.0, LE, aptxHD, USB Type-C, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 ac, hotspot, BT 5.0, LE, aptxHD, USB Type-C, headphone jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (27W fast charging)Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (18W fast charging)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10-Poco Launcher
Official Price~P19k before taxes (6GB/64GB)P16,990

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