The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra is the Mediatek version of the previously released Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro. It replaces the Snapdragon 865 processor with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. It also offers a slightly lower battery. These changes facilitate a drop in price when moving from the Redmi K30 Pro to the K30 ultra.
Where to Buy Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra Specs & Features
- 6.67-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 395 PPI
- Android 10.0; MIUI 12
- Octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ (7 nm)
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB / 512GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 13MP + 5MP + 2MP Quad Rear Cameras
- Motorized pop-up 20 MP Front Camera
- 5G Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Under-display)
- 33W Fast Charging
- 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Aesthetically, the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra is pretty much the same as its siblings in the Redmi K30 series. It features the same chassis build as well as design.
There is no telling which is which unless you have knowledge on the color variants peculiar to them. Here we have got three color variants which include Moonlight White, Midnight Black, Mint Green.
Build properties of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 ultra chassis comprises of Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear on the rear, Gorilla glass 5 upfront, and aluminum on the frame.
Upfront we have a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, and 395 PPI density. Xiaomi was able to achieve a display void of the camera cut out, by making do with a pop-selfie camera.
Moving on to the rear panel, we have a circular camera module that houses four cameras. Below that camera module is an LED flash and below the LED flash near the bottom is a Redmi branding which sorts of indicates its a Xiaomi smartphone.
The Camera on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra is a reminiscence of what we saw on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro. At the same time a bit far off what we saw on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro.
The rear camera department comprises a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, a 13MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4, a 5MP telephoto / macro camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
This camera setup lets you record videos maxed at 4k @ 30fps. You also get 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps. You also get HDR and Panorama mode for photos.
Selfies are manned by the same 20MP pop-up selfie camera we saw on the Redmi K30 pro and on the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro zoom. This camera lets your record videos maxed at 1080p@30fps. You also get 720p video recording up to 120fps.
Hardware and Software
Over the past few months, Xiaomi has shown an ample measure of faith in MediaTek processors. So much so that they have featured it on may of their smartphones.
Xiaomi made a shift from Qualcomm to featuring the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor as opposed to the Snapdragon 865 processor we saw on the Redmi K30 pro.
The other performance facilitators on the K30 ultra includes a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, storage options that include 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. It also offers 6GB and 8GB RAM variants.
Giving juice to this smartphone is a non-removable 4500mAh battery, which is by 200mAh smaller than that of the Redmi k30 pro. You also get a 33W fast charge backed by Quick Charge 4+. Xiaomi claims this fast-charge mechanism should give you a 100% charge in 58 min.
On the software side, we have MIUI 12 running on the Android 10 operating system.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra a USB Type C port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. Please note that it doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and as such requires type-c headphones or wireless headphones for private audio listening.
Internet connectivity is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts living in areas with 5G reception can utilize 5G speed for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra Price and Availability
The price of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra starts around $398 for the base 6GB / 128GB variant. This price translates to 153,835 Naira in Nigeria, 42,993 KSH in Kenya, and 2,302 GHC in Ghana.
The price of the maxed out 8GB / 512GB variant of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 ultra is around $498. This price translates to 192,486 Naira in Nigeria, 53,795 KSH in Kenya, and 2,880 GHC in Ghana.
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra:
- Platform: Android 10, MIUI 12
- Processor: Octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ (2.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A77 & 2.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
- Memory: 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Moonlight White, Midnight Black, Mint Green
- Dimension: 163.3 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 213 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 x 2400, 120 Refresh Rate, 395 PPI
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) f/1.9 + 13MP (Ultrawide) f/2.4 + 5MP (Telephoto, Macro) f/2.2 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-tone Flash, HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: 20MP Motorized Front Camera
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: 2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G: 1, 3, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Under Display (Optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 4500 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Quick Charge 4+ (33W (100% in 58 min))