The number of new mobile phones in the market has really increased significantly. But for some users, a brand or a model with a certain standard gets more attention than others. Take cost-effective mobile phones as an example. In today’s mobile phone market, many users support and recognize it. At the moment, more brands now consider cost when working on their mobile phones. After the official release of the Redmi K60, it has indeed attracted the attention of many users. However, there are a few people who feel that this device is not as worth buying as the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition.
The Redmi K60 is the successor of the Redmi K50 series and the Extreme Edition is the top model of the K50 series. How much has the Redmi K60 upgraded relative to the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition? This is a question that begs for an answer.
Redmi K60 vs. Redmi K50 Extreme Edition
First of all, there is indeed some gap between the hardware of the Redmi K60 and Redmi K50 Extreme Edition. To be honest, the most controversial part of these two products is the problem with the processor. Many users feel that the low-frequency version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor on the Redmi K60 really has no way to compare with the full-blooded version of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition.
This is true. If you consider the ultimate performance, the advantages of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition are indeed very obvious. Even if the Redmi K60 has the advantage of a very violent engine, there will still be some gaps. But this gap will not be particularly large, at least when running mainstream games. It is difficult to see the difference between the products, which is also a normal thing.
Moreover, the difference in power consumption of the Redmi K60 powered by the low-frequency version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is not particularly small. It is basically the same as the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, but it can only be said to be slightly better. In terms of power consumption, the Redmi K60 is slightly better. Thus, users naturally need to make a trade-off when choosing, so as to meet their own usage conditions.
For gamers, the competition value of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition may be slightly higher. However, the Redmi K60’s performance improvement in terms of gaming is not also poor. In fact, only professional gamers may notice the difference.
Looking at the peripherals of the Redmi K60 and Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, there is still not a big gap between the two. From the screen point of view, both mobile phones come with a 6.67-inch OLED center punch-hole straight display. These displays also support a 120Hz refresh rate as well as 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. The only difference between the displays is that the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition screen is 1.5K, while the Redmi K60 has a 2K resolution. Although they are all Chinese screens, the effect brought by the new device is better with a brightness of 1400 nits.
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From a practical point of view, the resolution of the Redmi K50 Extreme is sufficient. The power consumption is slightly lower, and the cost performance is high. If it is from the pursuit of the ultimate experience, the screen of the Redmi K60 is obviously better.
In terms of battery life, the Redmi K60 uses a 5500 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. This device also supports 30W wireless fast charging. The Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has a built-in 5000 mAh battery capacity and supports 120W wired fast charging. It is easy to see that the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has a higher charging power and battery capacity, though smaller is sufficient. The Redmi K60 has a slightly larger battery capacity and though the charging power is lower, it is mainstream.
Camera & other features
In the camera department, the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition uses HM6’s 100MP main camera. This sensor supports 4K video recording and OIS. Although this sensor is not exactly excellent, it is not bad either. As for the new flagship Redmi K60, this sensor comes with an OV64B main camera. This sensor is used as the main camera of mid-range phones or the telephoto or wide-angle of high-end phones. It is not very strong, but it supports 8K video recording and OIS.
In terms of the software, there is no big difference between these devices. They both support upgrading to the MIUI 14 system and there will be no problems with the fluency of daily use. As for features such as NFC, infrared remote control, dual speakers, and X-axis motor, they are also standard configurations. These features are key to promoting user experience and both mobile phones have them.
In terms of the pricing between the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition and the Redmi K60, there are no obvious differences. In fact, even in the memory configuration, both mobile phones are basically the same. However, the price of the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has dropped a whole lot after some price cuts and discounts. The memory combination also seems to have a little advantage.
In other words, if you like high-cost performance, you can consider the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition. For users who like high-resolution and wireless charging, the Redmi K60 is also a very good choice.
Which of these devices will you consider? Let us know your choice in the comment section below