Xiaomi has launched the Redmi K50i in India today. The device is globally known as the Poco X4 GT and Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus in China. It packs a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, 144Hz screen refresh rate, 67W fast charging, and much more. It is priced under Rs 30,000 price segment and will take on the other flagship killer devices in the mid-range space. But how does it fairly comparable to the other recently launched mid-range devices such as the Oppo Reno 8 and the OnePlus Nord CE 2? We will find that in our specifications-based comparison.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Price in India
The Redmi K50 comes in two storage configurations in India: 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 25,999 and 8GB+256GB variant priced at Rs 28,999.
The Oppo Reno 8 retails in a single storage configuration in India. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is priced at Rs 29,990.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is available in two storage configurations, 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 23,999 and 8GB+128GB variant priced at Rs 24,999.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Design
The Redmi K50i has a plastic build on the back with a plain design. It has a vertical rectangular module that houses three sensors and a LED flash. On the bottom left corner, it has Redmi branding. The device is available in three colours; Blue, Black and Silver. The blue colour variant can change its colours as per the intensity of light. It weighs 200 grams and is 8.87mm thick.
The Oppo Reno 8, on the other hand, has a plain back made of plastic without any textures. There is a massive camera cutout that houses three camera lenses and a LED flash. It has flat edges. It weighs 179 grams and is 7.67mm thick. The phone is available in two colours; Shimmer Gold and Shimmer Black.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 has a vertical rectangular camera module on the back to house three camera lenses and a LED flash. There is a power button on the right, whereas the volume rocker is present on the left. It has a glossy finish and is available in two colour options; Blue and Gray. It is 7.32mm thick and weighs around 173 grams.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Display
The Redmi K50 comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. It has a 144Hz refresh rate support, the highest of all the phones in this price segment. The display supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision content. It has a punch hole cutout on the center. It can reach up to a max brightness of 650 nits. It has a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection from scratches.
The Oppo Reno 8 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. It has support for a 90Hz refresh rate. It can reach up to 600 nits of peak brightness.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display. It is a Full HD+ resolution display and supports up to a 90Hz refresh rate. The display is HDR10+ certified for a better media viewing experience. It features a punch hole cutout on the top left corner.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Performance & UI
The Redmi K50i is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chipset that is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It boots on the company’s own MIUI 13 skin based on Android 12 out of the box.
The Oppo Reno 8 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC and is available only in a single configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It runs on Android 12 based ColorOS 12.1 out of the box.
Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 has a MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. It boots on Android 11 based Oxygen OS 11 out of the box.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Cameras
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The Redmi K50i has a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor in its back that is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, it features a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
The Oppo Reno 8 features a triple camera setup on its back. The camera module houses a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. It has a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor on the front for selfies and video calls.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 has a triple-camera setup on the back. It comes with a 64MP main camera sensor that is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro camera sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP Sony IMX471 front camera.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Battery
The Oppo Reno 8 and the OnePlus Nord 2T pack a 4,500mAh battery unit. However, the Oppo Reno 8 supports 80W charging while the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is limited to 65W charging speed.
The Redmi K50i comes with a 5,080mAh battery unit and supports 67W charging speed. Xiaomi claims that the device can charge from 0 to 50% in just 15 minutes. All three devices pack chargers inside the box.
Redmi K50i vs Reno 8 vs OnePlus Nord CE 2: Verdict
The Redmi K50i is the most affordable Mediatek Dimesnity 8100-powered smartphone in India that you can buy right now. It packs some prominent gaming features such as a high touch sampling rate of 270Hz, a 144Hz refresh rate, liquid cooling, and much more. For gaming enthusiasts, this is a good phone and they can consider picking it up under Rs 30,000 price segment.
The Oppo Reno 8 and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 attempts to compete with the Redmi K50i 5G but misses out in some aspects. Therefore, we can recommend you get the Redmi K50i 5G.
Which one is your pick? Let us know in the comments section.
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