Since Redmi was in charge of Lu Weibing, the K-series mobile phones launched from the K20 can be said to have set off waves of popularity. In addition to making Lu the general manager of Redmi and the partner of Xiaomi Group, the phone also made Xiaomi the same year. A lot of the essence of starting a business has been taken over, so many rice fans claim that only Redmi can turn over Xiaomi.
It can be said that the current Redmi K series is the Xiaomi mobile phone 1 that bombed the field with 1999 yuan.
After a mobile phone is successfully made, it will naturally produce a lot of side branches to segment the market. In addition to the standard Pro and Pro+, Redmi brought a new product of the game line for the first time last year, the K40 Game Enhanced Edition, this mobile phone. Even in the current market, it is very competitive, especially third-party channels can give a price of around 1600, which can be called a big kill.
This year, the K series has reached the K50, and the first model of the K50 series is the K50 e-sports version. From the naming, it can be seen that its positioning is different from the previous model. The K40 game enhanced version feels like a major improvement. A certain point is used as a reinforcement, and the K50 e-sports version is naked to capture the e-sports mobile phone market, so you can regard this mobile phone as the genuine work of the Redmi K series gaming mobile phone, and it is also the beginning of this year’s K50 universe. do.
The specific configuration parameters of the Redmi K50 e-sports version are as follows:
The outer packaging box of the K50 e-sports version abandons the “environmental protection” style advocated by Apple, and marks the eye-catching K50 font at the very center of the front. At the same time, the two red waistlines also correspond to the design of the back shell of the mobile phone. The carbon fiber texture also metaphors the strength of the machine in terms of racing and performance.
There are many selling points printed on the side of the mobile phone: Dolby sound, JBL tuning, 120W flash charging logo, etc. Each item is unique to the current flagship mobile phone.
The charging head, data cable, three packs of manuals and mobile phone case are all included in the box, and they can be used immediately without purchasing additional third-party accessories, which is simple and convenient.
The Redmi K50 e-sports version is equipped with a 6.67-inch OLED flexible straight screen with a central single-hole design, a resolution of 2400 × 1080, and supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming to solve the stroboscopic problem of conventional OLEDs at low brightness. 10bit color depth display, support for P3 color gamut, support for HDR10+ high dynamic range, video super-resolution enhancement, MEMC motion compensation, etc. At the same time, the screen has also passed the DisplayMate A+ certified high-quality screen, and achieved 15 screen records.
In fact, from the perspective of screen size alone, the K50 e-sports version and the previous generation K40 game enhanced version are exactly the same in size and have the same resolution, but the internal quality has been greatly improved, such as 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, 10bit color depth, etc. These are only equipped with flagship phones. The screen of this phone comes from the domestic panel manufacturer Huaxing Optoelectronics. The domestic screen has been chasing the global first-line speed in recent years just like the domestic mobile phone. I can’t wait to give you all the best things at once. Add it in, and then only sell the price of mid-range phones. One advantage of this is that it can quickly popularize high-quality screens. Another point is that it can speed up the replacement of screens and lower the price of mobile phones. No matter how you think about it, it is a good thing.
In terms of imaging, the K50 gaming version uses a 64-megapixel AI ultra-clear three-camera combination, the main camera is Sony IMX686, 64-megapixel, supports four-in-one 1.6μm large pixels, and also supports hardware Remosaic, 64-megapixel ultra-clear photo out. The other two rear cameras are a 2-megapixel macro lens and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The ultra-wide lens has a wide angle of 120°.
The design of the lens is very distinctive. At first glance, you think it is a continuation of the design of the previous K40 game enhanced version. After all, the breathing light and the lightning-shaped flash are still there, but after a closer look, you will find the lens module. The design is symmetrical with the rear case of the fuselage. It can even be said that the rear case of the K50 e-sports version is reduced as a lens and placed in the upper left corner of the phone.
Next, let’s look at the rear shell. The rear shell of the K50 e-sports version adopts a smooth and matte full-body process design, and then divides the rear shell of the fuselage into two through a high-gloss waistline. The black line processing of the light makes the black line look and feel very similar to the heating wire on the rear windshield of the car (maybe it can also cool the phone?), I don’t know if this design is also adopted. inspiration.
In addition to this, the K50 e-sports version is covered with cars and symmetrical elements. For example, its volume button is also designed with an X-shaped three-dimensional cutting design, which corresponds to the waistline of the back shell of the mobile phone; on the lens module There is also such a waistline design, and a 16 million-color breathing light is added; the speaker adopts a sound wave design, which is also symmetrical to the left and right, and looks like a car exhaust hole.
In addition, the position of the symmetrical speakers is very “scientific”. When you play mobile games on the horizontal screen, the left and right speakers are just above the mobile phone, so that your left and right hands will not block the speakers of the speakers when holding them. You can get For a better sound field experience, the JBL wide-band four-unit speaker can show its power at this time. Of course, when you use the phone like this, the two magnetic shoulder buttons are just above the phone, which seems reasonable. In fact, the user experience of the mobile phone needs to be adjusted through a lot of research and internal stacking of the mobile phone, in order to finally show this just right use effect.
Although the K50 I got is not the K50 championship version in cooperation with the Mercedes-Benz AMG F1 team, Redmi has also given enough highlights in the design of the ordinary version, especially for Chinese aesthetics, symmetry is the king of integration. .
In addition, the K50 e-sports version I received this time is also equipped with a black shark heat dissipation back clip and a dedicated mobile phone back shell. In the traditional form, if a mobile phone without magnetic suction wants to use this heat dissipation back clip, it needs to be installed on the mobile phone. A special product is attached to the rear shell, but after wearing this rear shell, it is not needed, and can be directly adsorbed and used.
Moreover, this mobile phone case also supports the pop-up and closing of the magnetic shoulder keys, which does not affect the experience of gamers at all. If you have purchased the K50 e-sports version, you can purchase these two accessories together, and the game experience can be further improved.
2. Taking pictures
In terms of taking pictures, we have already mentioned the specific parameters of the three lenses of the K50 e-sports version, and we will not repeat them here. As a mobile phone with the main game experience, in fact, everyone’s expectations for taking pictures themselves are not high, and the official warm-up I didn’t mention it too much at the time, but after the author’s personal proofs and real shots, the K50 e-sports version has some chats in this regard.
Let’s go directly to the proofs and talk. The daytime shooting proofs of the K50 e-sports version are as follows.
It can be seen from the proofs that the dandelion seeds have a trace of “hair”, and the mottled tree trunk in the background in winter reflects the bleak feeling of northern winter very well; another leaf In the photos, I mainly look at the blur of the background and the subject. Personally, I like this kind of thing. The photos are not cut too open. The photos of the blur and the subject will make me feel a bit split, more like repaired. Photo.
The other two photos mainly look at the presentation quality and artistic conception. It is no exaggeration to say that the proofs of the K50 e-sports version look very tasty on its own A+ screen.
The telephoto end of the K50 e-sports version only supports up to 10x digital zoom. Let’s take a look at its sample performance at different focal lengths.
0.6x ultra wide angle
Gaming phones are usually dominated by a main camera lens. The main camera of the K50 e-sports version is Sony’s IMX686, an old friend, so naturally there is no need to worry about the quality. Coupled with the optimization of the Redmi imaging team, it can be used daily. is absolutely OK.
In fact, many mobile phones now have little problem in taking pictures, because most of them are mainly in automatic mode. Even if the professional mode is turned on, you don’t know how to use it. Therefore, if the mobile phone is to be popularized by the public, you should actually do this automatic mode well. Coupled with a good screen to show the proofs better, this is enough to meet the needs of users.
In terms of night scenes, the K50 e-sports version is mainly based on the optimization of the system itself this time. It is worth mentioning that its night scene shooting speed is very fast. There is a state of waiting for a few seconds to be blurred for the system to fix the picture, but in fact it is really opened and it is the photo you took, which is very amazing.
The night scene photos are actually in line with expectations. The lines of the buildings are not blurred, the lighting processing is not blurred, and the background sky is relatively pure. The most important thing for people in the night scene is not to be chaotic, orderly and clear. the greatest effect.
The e-sports version of the K50 chose a new generation of Snapdragon 8 on the processor this time. Compared with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 selected by the previous generation K40 game enhanced version, in addition to the performance improvement, the most important thing is the platform replacement.
The author thinks the reason for this is that the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 shipped early, as everyone knows, MediaTek’s new flagship Dimensity 9000 was released earlier than the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, but it is currently equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Several new phones are on sale, but the new phone of the Dimensity 9000 has not been officially announced, and the Redmi K series, as the most popular model among Xiaomi products, cannot be delayed so late, so I simply put the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is released as an e-sports version, which is also in line with the performance positioning of this mobile phone, not to mention that this time there is the blessing of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG F1 team, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is not a price drop.
Another reason is to pave the way for the new flagship of Dimensity 9000/Dimensity 8000. It is well known that Qualcomm Snapdragon is higher than MediaTek. If Redmi uses the Dimensity 9000 processor as the flagship replacement chip this time, there may be Users feel that it can’t compare to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Although the Dimensity 9000 is dominant in the industry’s word of mouth, after all word-of-mouth is word-of-mouth, and sales are sales, so put the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 on the K50 e-sports version of the branch line, and put The Dimensity 9000 is used on the original K50 Pro or Pro+, and such a platform division will be easier for everyone to accept.
In short, it can be said that Redmi really put a lot of thought into pushing the Dimensity 9000 to a high-end flagship this time.
Regarding the parameters and performance of the new generation of Snapdragon 8, everyone must have read it by heart.
After the actual test of AnTuTu V9, the 12+256G top version of the K50 e-sports version in the author’s hands has a running score of 1,032,356 points.
In terms of sub-scores, the CPU score is 232,770, the GPU score is 453,855, and the storage test score is 72,012. The reading speed reaches 1895.8MB/s, the writing speed reaches 1424.8MB/s, and the AI runs The score is 2703343 points.
Earlier in the news report, it was said that Qualcomm’s processor does not have any official cooling solution, so how much heat the chip will generate after being placed in the mobile phone and how to solve the heat depends on the manufacturers themselves. At that time, the solution for the heat dissipation of the K50 e-sports version was given, which is officially called the “Frozen Universe Multi-dimensional Three-dimensional Cooling System”.
The first is that the main heat dissipation material is super large area double VC, with a total area of up to 4860mm², which may be the largest VC heat dissipation system in the industry at present; the second is the combination of super large area graphene + 3D high-power graphite + second-generation aerospace graphite, with thermal conductivity The thermal conductivity and thermal conductivity have been qualitatively improved; finally, the whole machine has formed a three-dimensional cooling system without dead ends through 7 major innovations and 5 major material upgrades.
The official wording sounds relatively tall and difficult to understand. It is actually easy to understand when converted to a mobile phone, because you only need to open a few large games and play for dozens of minutes, and you can feel the K50 power through the palm of your hand. The strength of the competition version in terms of heat dissipation.
4. Games and Battery
In terms of games, after the author played “Peace Elite” for 30 minutes, the remaining battery power dropped from 76% at the beginning to 60%. The battery consumption of the K50 e-sports version was 16%, and the game picture quality and frame rate are currently the highest. Only smooth +90 frames can be turned on, and at the same time, the GPU high-quality mode is turned on in the game acceleration app, and the game mode is adjusted to the performance mode.
Old games like “Peace Elite” are actually less stressful for current gaming phones, and the 90-frame game screen is also popularized by more and more mobile phones. The K50 e-sports version is Redmi’s flagship launched in 2022. Gaming phones are naturally no problem to play. The 16% battery consumption is slightly more than some conventional flagship phones, but it is normal for gaming phone products.
In the test of another game “Genshin Impact”, after 30 minutes of game time, the picture quality was turned to the highest and the limit and the refresh rate of 60Hz, the remaining power display of the K50 e-sports version dropped from 98% to 81%, power consumption 17% is also a normal power consumption. If you compare it to “Peace Elite”, it can even be said to be more “power-saving”. The entire game experience is very smooth, even if the picture quality and frame rate are turned to the highest They are relatively stable, and it is normal to occasionally drop frames. After all, there is no mobile phone that can stabilize “Yuan Shen” in a straight line.
The heating situation during the game is very ideal. The words “Frozen Universe” are not nonsense. Let’s take a look at a set of comparison charts of the heating conditions of “Genshin Impact” during the 30-minute game time.
Temperature without cooling back clip
Wear the heatsink back clip temperature
It can be seen that even if the mobile phone is playing games with bare metal, the temperature of the back of the mobile phone is not very high, close to the temperature of the human body. After wearing the special mobile phone back shell and the black shark heat dissipation back clip, the temperature has plummeted to only 27.1. No matter how long the game is, it will not burden the experience. It can be said that it is an exclusive accessory product that gamers must buy.
The K50 e-sports version has a capacity of 4700mAh and supports 120W fast charging. After Redmi put 120W fast charging on the Redmi Note11 series, we once again saw this “fairy second charging” technology on the e-sports version.
In the actual charging test, the remaining power consumption of the battery is 2% to start charging. Use the 120W original charger set that comes with the box to charge. It takes 18 minutes to fully charge the entire phone. The official one is 17 minutes to fully charge 100 %, in contrast, the data are relatively close, and the difference of 1 minute may be due to different environments.
The phone can be charged to 38% in 5 minutes and 66% in 10 minutes. For a 4700mAh battery, this charging speed is also the first echelon of the current time. In fact, the game phone is equipped with 120W fast charging. It seems to be a matter of course, because the stacking material is really too fierce, we are more looking forward to seeing when we can go further and shorten this fast charging time to about 10 minutes, that is really goodbye to electricity anxiety from now on. .
As an old user of the previous generation K40 game enhanced version, I actually look forward to this generation of K50 game phones. The experience of Dimensity 1200 is very good, and the 5000mAh+ battery is enough. Every time I play “Genshin Impact”, it can bring at least For more than 4 hours of battery life, when the battery drops to 20%, drink water, get up and go to the toilet, and when you come back, it will be almost recharged.
The author originally thought that the game version of the K50 will continue to be equipped with the MediaTek platform, and the Dimensity 9000 has such a good reputation. This time as a game exclusive, it will not take off, but who knows that the K50 e-sports version is equipped with sales. 8 Gen1, for various reasons, I have also given guesses above, but that is just the author’s guess.
Although the K50 e-sports version is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 this time, the gaming experience does not have a crotch at all, especially in terms of heat dissipation, which everyone is worried about. The Dragon 8 Gen1 is fully developed, and the Redmi K series of gaming phones have always been a favorite point for the author. The design is not excessive. You can use it as an ordinary flagship phone. It will be too exaggerated, the performance will be completely stacked to the top, and the applicability will naturally be higher.