This is redmi’s first gaming, smartphone and it’s also the cheapest entry in the gaming phone market. Instead of starting a new phone product line for this phone, redmi has put it in the k40 series, while the k40 gaming edition seems perfect. There is one aspect where buyers need to pay attention watch this review to the end, to know the points that you should keep in mind. Welcome to gizmo china and i’m kieran redmi emphasizes that this k40 gaming edition focuses on solving the three major pain points of gaming phones, thick, heavy and flashy. If you just look at the official data, the phone is 8.3 millimeters thick and weighs 205 grams. So this phone is not really thin and lightweight as compared to regular smartphones, but when you compare it with other gaming phones, it is indeed lighter and thinner. This time the frame is made of metal and the back panel is made of glass, so it’s, not using plastic to reduce weight and the quality is better than k40 and real me gt neo. The back looks less flashy than the other gaming phones, the camera module is still placed in the upper left corner the lens protrudes very little, and the design of the pattern is still very restrained. The main gaming design elements are around the lens. The words freezing speediest are on both sides of the lens, so there are two rgb lights around it. If there are unread notifications or if the phone is charging or if you are playing a game, these lights will flash, but these lights, while gaming may not be always bright, the lightning flash and the new speaker cutout, are very gaming.
Centric, the top and bottom frame are straight and with the pop up trigger on both sides, it really feels like you were playing on a handheld gaming console. In addition, the new antenna, design and third microphone added to the side all confirm its identity. As a gaming phone, there is nfc and ir blaster, but the lack of a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack is not very gaming. Focused the k40 gaming edition uses 120 hertz fhd, plus flexible oled straight screen because of our subpar display experience on the mi 11 lite 5g. Let’S take a look at the screen pixel arrangement. This time the screen supplier is from a chinese company and uses diamond like pixels. The screen’s fineness is not much different than samsung’s ammo led it supports hdr, 10 plus, and the protective glass is corning gorilla, 5th generation glass. Also because the flexible screen uses the cop packaging processes. The width of the lower bezel is made very narrow, and the plastic protection layer is also very small and looks more beautiful than other non gaming phones, but also because of the non samsung flexible screen. The camera cutout at the front is a little larger than the k40. The peak brightness is lower than the k40 as well. Although the screen performance is not very good in terms of hardware, the narrow bezel still gives a good impression. The k40 gaming edition is the second phone to use the mediatek dimension 1200, which was also used on the realme gt.
Neo let’s compare the benchmark results: 1922, the phone scores 686 thousand six hundred and four in 3d mark 4147 in gfx bench, opengl, 1741 and in manhattan 3.1. It scores 4136 since it’s a gaming edition. The gaming experience is the main focus for a good gaming experience. The k40 gaming edition uses a new type of thermal material which can control the antenna heating up without blocking the signal, transmission and reception. It is also equipped with the same type of pop up trigger as the black shark 4.. The trigger pops up when you toggle the switch on the sound and feel of the switch can be really addictive because it is a physical trigger. It feels more comfortable than other triggers that are pressed through vibration feedback. The feedback is more direct while the latency is lower. However, the current system version does not allow the trigger to be customized for shortcuts. So right now the trigger can only be turned on to start the game space. When you play pubg like real me gt neo, it does not support hdr, graphics, extreme frame rate option, but with smooth graphics, you can turn on 90 fps frame rate. The k40 gaming edition can run at near full frame rate in this setting the same light load game. Cod mobile is also available in full frame. This time, redmi and mi hoyo have worked together to optimize genshin impact, but the actual results don’t look very different from the realme gt neo.
The average is 50.99 fps. The phone has slightly less lag than the real me gt neo, but there is still a performance gap with the k40. Redmi does not have a frame rate limit for brightridge averaging at 41.56 fps, although it is still able to play smoothly the temperature breaks 50 degrees celsius at the front and 49 degrees celsius at the back, and because it is a metal frame, it will feel much Hotter than a phone with a plastic frame, so the gaming experience is not very good. The three lenses of k40 gaming edition are 64 megapixel main camera. Although the parameters are very similar but it’s not the same cmos sensor as the main camera of the k40, there is an 8 megapixel sensor for the ultra wide lens and a 2 megapixel macro lens instead of a telephoto macro. Although it is usually said that the photo quality of the game phone is not good, the k40 gaming edition uses optical glass in the phone lens for the first time. This means it features a one glass plus five plastic lens set. It can improve the quality of the picture, but the actual effect seems less obvious. The colors in the main camera are vibrant and brighter. The white balance is also much closer to what the eyes see on the k40. The dynamic range is also higher and the daytime performance is excellent at night when there are more lights, the auto mode performs basically the same as during the day.
However, lens flare issue is more serious occupying a very large part of the picture, and the lens will reflect wherein you’ll see a small circle inside a large one in the samples could be caused by the glass piece in the lens set. The performance of the night mode is not so good and the dynamic range and exposure have been reduced as well, but if you feel the images are a bit dark or if you want to improve the photo’s exposure and dynamic range, you will have to decide whether To use the night mode according to the situation for the ultra wide camera during daytime, unlike the k40, which has a greenish tint in its wide angle, samples, the gaming edition’s ultra wide shooter, is much more normal, but the automatic hdr activation probably is low. So you often need to manually enable hdr. The control of highlights at night is very poor, often overexposed at the lights, but it returns to normal after turning on the night mode, the other parts are the same as the main camera. The macro lens is just an ordinary macro lens, so don’t expect much from it. The video performance is impressive, and the stabilization on this one is very good. Compared to the last dimension. 1200 phone. The main camera supports 4k 30fps with very high usability. The ultrawide angle supports up to 1080p 30fps, which should be no problem for extended shooting time. The redmi k40 gaming edition has also partnered with two other brands.
This time around, one is a collaboration with razer to customize the keyboard skin and typing sound. The other is a collaboration with jbl to improve the dual speaker tuning still compared to the me11, which one do you prefer: harman, kardon tuning or jbl tuning Music, Music Music. This time the box design is mecca style and it contains a charger and charging cable. The charger and charging cable are now yellow and black, instead of the usual white and it’s a little smaller than the mi 11 ultra charger. The charging cable also uses the l shaped charging head for the first time, making it more convenient for users to charge while playing games. The 67 watt charger is the same power as the mi 11 ultra, but the charging speed is slower than the mi 11 ultra. Taking 43 minutes to fully charge, but given that in the first 15 minutes the phone charges to 51, the charging speed is still almost as fast. Although the body is only 8.3 millimeters thick, it still packs a 5 065 milliampere hour battery half an hour of tick. Tock consumed four percent: another half an hour of 1080p video consumed five percent, a gaming session of pub g drain, nine percent, half an hour of gentian impact trained twenty percent and bright ridge for twenty minutes strained. Thirteen percent such a level of battery life can be credited to its large battery redmi ceo, mr liu, said this. In an interview.
After the k40 gaming edition launch, the gaming phone industry has entered a dead end cycle, the product has deviated from users needs, and now all we have to do is return to user needs. The low profile design allows most people to also accept the use of gaming phones as their daily driver and then, as more phones are sold, the selling price of the phone can be pulled further down forming a vicious circle. The k40 gaming edition is different from traditional gaming phones, in the sense that it doesn’t have 6 or 8 triggers. Nor does it have the snapdragon 888. But what it has is a cheaper price, more restrained, appearance and better feeling physical triggers that have made it possible for the k40 gaming edition to offer a good gaming experience without the traditional gaming phone features. It should have sold well internationally too, but it was prevented from doing so. For one reason: it can’t install gms, which means it doesn’t support all google related apps, so users who don’t live in china must be aware of this problem. I hope xiaomi will update the system to support gms or launch a global version of k40 gaming edition. We are eager to hear your thoughts about this feel free to share it with us.