Yes, Redmi K20 Pro Is The Fastest Smartphone; But Can It Beat OnePlus 7 Pro In Power & Performance? (Shocking Results!)
Xiaomi’s latest marketing campaign has been generating a lot of hype with teasers saying that Redmi K20 Pro is the fastest smartphone in the world. Indeed it scored the highest on AnTuTu listing, and yes, it has overtaken OnePlus 7 Pro to become the fastest among all.
But, does that mean Redmi K20 Pro is the best smartphone out there?
It’s important to understand why other flagships, be it the OnePlus 7 Pro or Galaxy S10, there’s a lot under the belt that needs to be discussed. As Xiaomi has repeatedly been targeting OnePlus, today we have a few pointers why the fastest smartphone does not necessarily mean the best.
Snapdragon 855: The Superpower!
Both Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro are powered by the same chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The new flagship chip from the maker has been built on a 7nm architecture with some major capabilities.
Snapdragon 855 has played a major role in Redmi K20 Pro scoring such a gigantic figure on AnTuTu.
All the top smartphones on the list run the same Snapdragon chip.
So, both OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi K20 compliment each other in terms of processing power. The hardware’s same, and a just a thin difference in AnTuTu score doesn’t make Redmi K20 Pro a better phone than OnePlus 7 Pro in any way.
MIUI vs OxygenOS: Making A Big Difference!
Of all the operating UIs based on Android, OxygenOS remains the most sought-after OS among all. It’s undoubtedly the most clean and less customised UI with the least of bloatware. The OxygenOS users know it very well. OnePlus is very serious about improvements, and keeps on pushing updates on a regular basis.
In comparison, MIUI is heavily customised. The OS has a ton of bloatware and loaded with in-system ads.
The end user experience is going to make a huge difference.
While Redmi K20 Pro has the highest score on the list, the MIUI turns out to be a huge letdown if compared to any near stock Android interface. Also, the company takes a lot of time to push updates and new features.
Though, a UI is at the end of the day a very personal choice. There will be users who may prefer Xiaomi’s MIUI over Oxygen OS.
But in terms of a clean and very organised interface, the OxygenOS would get a thumbs up. The UI is specifically designed with what you need and what you would use. This helps to enhance the user experience drastically making OxygenOS a preferred choice.
More The Fast, More The Power?
Not necessarily. The AnTuTu points won’t prove that Redmi K20 Pro is the best smartphone in the market. It definitely could be the fastest Android smartphone in the market, but certainly not the most powerful. Apart from the hardware, the software and optimisation of the system will play a major role in terms of real life performance.
Redmi K20 Pro could generate a lot of hype with the new position on AnTuTu, and also price, the debate for the best would go on.
Just being the fastest smartphone won’t justify it being the best.
OnePlus 7 Pro has its own advantages, while Redmi K20 Pro will play a price war. The Xiaomi flagship also packs in a wide range of top features like a rear three camera setup including the Sony IMX 586 sensor, pop-up camera, full-screen display and much more.
It’s going to be a top fight in the entry-level premium market, and it’s too early to say that Redmi K20 Pro is the best smartphone just because of the highest AnTuTu score.