Hello Folks! Today I’m going to take a look at the Redmi Note 7 Review. So I have been using this phone for about close to one week, and I know there has been a lot of reviews out there talking about this phone, but after using it one week, I feel like I can give you guys my thoughts on this device right now. So let’s get started-
Design & Build
The Redmi Note 7 design is beautiful, and I know you guys are all kind of concerned about this plastic edge don’t be guys, once you get this in your hand, you’ll see what I mean. It just feels so great, and it almost feels like, it’s hardened plastic for sure but if you had told me that it was metal with kind of like plastic gloss over it.
At the back, you have your glass back, and this is a Gorilla Glass back, and at the front, we also have a Gorilla Glass front display over here. So this is both Gorilla Glass, and it should hold up pretty well over time.
At the top, we have your 3.5mm headphone jack, and at the side, we have the IR blaster. Right now I do not have any notifications by the notification LED sits right at the bottom. It is a very tiny LED notification.
At the bottom, we have your USB type-C part and nearby a single firing speaker so although you will see two sections but only the right side has a speaker, and the left is a mic.
It doesn’t have IP rating or any certification so don’t dip it in water or something. Also, water damage is not covered by warranty. The buttons on this phone feel sturdy too, overall the build quality is pretty impressive.
The Display is a solid looking IPS LCD 6.3-inch panel, and you got that Snapdragon 660 that’s going to do great work for you, it’s still a solid chip now. The display is a 2340x1080p resolution unit, so it comes with 409 PPI that means it’s really clear and it is sharp.
Moving the screen from side to side, although the screen is a bit reflective, the colours to maintain is fibrinous, so it is adorable to look at this display.
It is pretty good I’ve been using it like I said a couple of days now almost one week and so far it has never failed me. The display is obvious and it bright outdoors. Everything you will see on this display is sharp as well.
You also got a notch on the top but it doesn’t distract me, and one downside is you can’t side the notch so you’ll always be able to see the notch but eventually you’ll get used to it, and this is what you get.
So one thing about the display that I don’t really like is that in certain apps, you cannot use the full screen, for example, YouTube in full screen it will still show the black bars at the side even though I have turned on the whole display mode in settings. So other than that the display is an excellent display.
The speakers on this device like I say it’s a single firing device speaker but it is perfect and I’m impressed with the speaker that comes on this phone. The speaker here is really good, and it doesn’t crack even at high volumes so you can expect to have decent sound coming from the Redmi Note 7.
The Redmi Note 7 is currently powered by a Snapdragon 660 with RAM option goes from 3GB all the way up to 6 gigabytes. It also comes with 64 gigabytes of internal storage, and you can expand it via a memory card. This phone supports up to 256 gigabytes expandable storage.
The benchmarks scores are better than the like of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the Realme 2 Pro, both of which have underclocked Snapdragon 660 processor. So the benchmark scores of the Redmi Note 7 are high but when it comes to the real world performance usual day to day usage and gaming have been pretty good.
So the game like PUBG is playable on this device. It is decently smooth, but if you’re used to liking gaming on other higher-end devices, you will get feel that this device is not as fluid to play with. Again, I would say that this is playable it’s just that not as smooth as other higher-end devices.
It works pretty well, loading times is a bit slow I would say, but otherwise you get a decent experience playing on this device I mean you’re paying like 150 dollars for this phone, so you can’t expect like 500 dollars kind of experience.
Next question you may ask me is doing this device feel warm after playing a lot of games on this device. So what I can tell you right now is that it gets a little warm, but it is not to the point of being uncomfortable. You still feel warm on any other phone you game on so this is acceptable for me, and I think that this isn’t a significant matter that you should worry about of this device getting too hot, it doesn’t feel that way.
The Redmi Note 7 packs in a massive 48-megapixel f/1.8 sensor along with the secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. Now, the 48-megapixel here is the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor, and so far the photos that it takes are pretty impressive being the usual photos or the portrait mode photos.
Now, this is a real right 48-megapixel camera not in that sense because it does output to 12-megapixels, but I don’t care. The shots speak for themselves, and the shots are great. I think if you’re using 1080p at 30fps for video and if you’re using the standard, just Auto mode with HDR and AI Camera enabled you’re going to have a great time shooting with Redmi Note 7.
Let’s start with the Daylight photos taken on the Redmi Note 7 as you will see the pictures taken in bright, daylight turns out nice, and everything isn’t too noisy on the images. The Portrait mode shots are average not very good. At night time, pictures turn out pretty decent as well I mean for a phone at this price the image quality from the night shots is better than a lot of other phones in the market right now. So I feel that photos at night are pretty okay and usable for your social media.
One thing that if you put both the 12-megapixel and the 48-megapixel photos side by side you’ll notice that the image quality is similar if you look at it from afar so unless you want to zoom in then you will have to use the 48-megapixel Pro mode.
Here, you guys have a ton of questions as well like Why is the EIS is not working and how does it work?
So let me tell you, if you go into videos you’ll notices that there is three different kind of video quality that you can shoot from 1080p at 30 or 60fps or HD at 720p. So, of course, you would choose either one of the two above so if you should look at 60 frames per second EIS will not turn on, and EIS only works at 30fps besides that it also comes with time-lapse mode and a slo-mo mode which isn’t too great.
The Redmi Note 7 comes in a huge 48-megapixel with the f/1.8 sensor and the secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. Now, the 48-megapixel here is the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor, and so far the photos that it takes are pretty impressive being the usual photos or the portrait mode photos.
The Redmi Note 7 has Bluetooth v5.0, this may not sound like a big deal, but not only it provides faster speeds, greater range, lower power consumption and less latency compared to Bluetooth v4.2. Also, it is not a common even on some newly arrived pricier phones, for example, the $400 Huawei Nova 4 and the flagship model Mate 20Xis still stuck at Bluetooth v4.2.
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 4000 milliamp-hours battery. So basically I can get about 3 hours and half of the screen on time if I game heavily on this device and take a lot of pictures and videos. But otherwise, on a regular day, I would be able to hit 7 hours and a half hours on this device. Charging this device up is not as quick because you get a slow charger instead of the fast charger.
So if you charge from 10 to 100%, you would take about a 1 and half hour to go full. So charging time is not quick but if you want to charge it up quick, you can always get yourself a fast charger.
Well, that was a good look at the new Redmi Note 7, and honestly, this phone has impressed me so far, and I think that this should have been the Redmi Note 6 or the Redmi Note 6 Pro. It just looks like Xiaomi upped their game after seeing the disappointing response to the Redmi Note 6 Pro. I mean yes, I’m yet to test the Redmi Note 7 extensively, but the phone is well on course to become the next budget smartphone king.
So My final thoughts after using this device for one week. So I really like this phone for the price it offers like 150 dollars for this device I think it is an excellent phone I mean you could play game on it, you could take pretty decent photos on it, and overall it is very smooth and it doesn’t have any lags I feel that everything opens up very quickly. It is very responsive, the build quality is outstanding, the glass back and the glass front makes it feels fantastic in hands. So, It’s pretty clear that the Redmi Note series is back with a bang.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Redmi Note 7||Coming Soon||Rs. 10,000|
|Redmi Note 7||Coming Soon||$150.00|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano)|
|BODY||Dimensions||159.2mm x 75.2mm x 8.1 mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CAMERA||Rear||48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||MIUI 10, Android 9.0 Pie|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|CPU||Octa-Core up to 2.2GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|External||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, Wifi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, Infrared port, Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker and 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 4000 mAh|