In the first half of this year, the Redmi K50 was considered a popular smartphone in the Android market due to its high-quality display and exceptional energy efficiency, thanks to its Dimensity 8100 processor. At the end of the year, the K60 series was introduced. Can the Redmi K60 match the success of the K50?
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Redmi K60 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2022, December 27
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Green
- Dimensions: 162.8 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm.
- Weight: 199 g.
- Screen: 6.67" inc, 1440 x 3200, OLED
- Camera : Triple, 48MP
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1x3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3x2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
- Battery: 5500, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
- Operating system: Android 13, MIUI 14
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
Design and display
The Redmi K60 comes in four different styles. The middle frame is made of matte metal, and the edges are processed with CNC technology. The back near the middle bezel is reduced in width, resulting in a more seamless connection between the screen and the bezel. The phone is only 8.59 mm thick, which makes it comfortable to hold and use without causing fatigue, even with prolonged use.
The front of the phone features an OLED flexible straight screen with a central hole. The screen measures 6.67 inches with a resolution of 3200*1440 and supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz. Local peak brightness reaches 1400 nits. Support for 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming ensures exceptional display quality. Also, the straight screen design makes it easier to put a glass protector on the screen compared to a phone with a curved screen.
The Redmi K60 is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, so if you're looking for better performance, you might want to consider the Redmi K60 Pro. However, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 still performs well. If you play games like "Genshin Impact", you may be able to maintain a high frame rate without sacrificing screen brightness.
For 30 minutes of playing Genshin Impact, it averaged around 55fps and heated up to a temperature of 45.9°C.
In addition, Redmi K60 is equipped with 1012+1016 dual stereo speakers providing surround sound quality. It also runs on MIUI 14 OS, offering a streamlined experience with native apps.
The Redmi K60 is equipped with a built-in 5500mAh battery that efficiently powers its 2K screen display. Even with higher usage intensity, battery life will not be a problem. In terms of charging, it supports 67W wired charging, which is on par with the Redmi K50.
The most impressive aspect of this charging feature, however, is the 30W wireless charging capability. While it's not high-speed wireless charging, it's more than enough for office and other similar usage scenarios. The 30W charging power is suitable for many users in these environments, and the convenience of wireless charging is a significant advantage.
The Redmi K60 does not place a strong emphasis on its photography capabilities, as is typical of the Redmi K series. However, the camera setup is unique with a vertical arrangement of three cameras. The top camera is the main one with an aperture of f/1.9 and the ability to capture 64-megapixel images with OIS optical image stabilization.
The middle camera is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and the bottom camera is a 2-megapixel macro camera, not a telephoto lens.
The camera performs well in well-lit environments, with clear and detailed images from the main camera. However, the night scene mode struggles to capture colors accurately, resulting in poor performance. Also, shadows tend to be darker under these conditions. Overall, the camera is usable but not exceptional.
When you come across an ultra-wide camera with only 8 million pixels, it's important to keep in mind that its image quality is just average and only recommended for those times when you can't capture the entire scene with the main camera.
Similarly, the 2-megapixel macro camera barely meets the minimum requirements. However, for users who have low image quality requirements, the Redmi K60 setup with three cameras on the back is suitable.
It boasts a high resolution 2K screen that should please those who value display quality. When it comes to performance, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 holds up well and can handle heavy gaming with impressive heat dissipation. Also, its wireless charging support is a bonus in the Redmi series. If photography isn't a top priority for you and you're looking for a high-performance, cost-effective smartphone, the Redmi K60 is a great choice.
Xiaomi Redmi K60 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi K60 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.