Xiaomi has become one of the most popular and trusted brands in India in the past few months. Their specialties to offer good specs at a great price made them count in the top brands in India. Xiaomi has made a good grip at the Smartphone market by providing best-featured phones under a great price segment. Xiaomi has released two of its best quality phones in India, Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro which houses a 48-megapixel rear camera.
This year, 2019 started as a great transition in the smartphone technology as many other Smartphone manufacturers launched their flagship phone at MWC 2019. However, the majority of phones launched at MWC 2019 were premium phones available at high cost. But on the other hand, Xiaomi has targeted its biggest market in India with an under-budget phone having many premium features including a 48-megapixel camera which was usually found in the smartphones launched at MWC. Today, we will be reviewing the Redmi Note 7 to find, Is this phone really a worth buy?
Build Quality and Design
You might have already looked over to the Redmi Note 7 as it already launched back in China last October. Honestly saying, Redmi Note 7 is one of the best-looking smartphones by Xiaomi most promptly when you compare it with other smartphones at this price segment. It features a tough glass panel at the back which has gorgeous gradient design which shines when the light strikes on them just like some Huawei and Honor smartphones. At the sides of its body, Xiaomi has given a metal finish with curved edges which makes it easier to grip as well as it easily fits in your pocket.
Redmi Note 7 comes in three color variants – Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. As for its build quality is concerned, Xiaomi has packed this phone with tough quality chassis that wouldn’t bend easily. In addition to the durability, this smartphone is very slim giving it a premium look. On the right side of the panel, power button and volume buttons are placed while at the left, a hybrid sim-tray is placed with Dual-4G LTE support. At the top, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack, an infrared sensor, and a microphone while at the bottom, you get a MicroSD port and stereo speakers.
At the front, Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution display based on IPS technology with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and has waterdrop notch or Dot notch on the front. In addition, the screen is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it from minor scratches and bumps.
Specifications and Software
In addition to a great design and display, Redmi Note 7 houses great specifications also. It is powered by a mid-range octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which is coupled with Adreno 512 GPU to deliver great performance. It comes with two RAM and inbuilt storage variants. One is 3GB/32 variants which the other is the 4GB/64GB variant. Also, this inbuilt storage can be further extended upto 256GB via a MicroSD card.
As mentioned above, Redmi Note 7 comes with a hybrid sim card which means you can either place two nano sim cards or a single sim card and a MicroSD card at the same time. In addition, this phone is rich in connectivity options as it includes Dual-4G LTE support, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, Infrared sensor, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Furthermore, Redmi Note 7 runs on the MIUI 10 which is based on the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box with a couple of pre-installed apps including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. It features a clean and immersive UI which makes it easier for the user to handle this phone. Also, Xiaomi has provides some cool themes in its theme store to revamp the complete UI of the phone. It also supports a list of gestures and some additional features like Dual Apps, Quick Ball etc.
Performance, Camera, and Battery Life
As we talk above, Redmi Note 7 is powered by SD 660 SoC which is made to deliver good performance. It easily handles the multi-tasking without any lag. While testing, we run a couple of apps simultaneously and got no lag at all which was amazing at this price range.
Above all, the gaming performance was excellent too. We have tested a couple of high-end games like PUBG at medium graphics setting and got almost negligible drops in the frame rate. We also tested few other games like Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 9: Legends and they too performed well in this phone. So overall, it delivered great performance.
Now coming to the Camera, Redmi Note 7 sports a 48-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with an f/1.8 aperture sensor which is paired with a 5-megapixel f/2.4 aperture depth sensor. For selfies, it houses a 13-megapixel selfie shooter which sits inside the notch.
Talking about the rear camera, the huge 48-megapixel shoots great pictures with plenty of depth and details. It let you to choose either from 12MP setup or 48MP setup. However, at our test, 12MP shooter is a bit better than 48MP setup as it covers more details than the 48-megapixel setup at the daylight. But during low light conditions, the 48-megapixel setup works great.
At the other end, 13-megapixel selfie shooter also captures pictures with good details and depth. However, the HDR and AI technology settled in the selfie camera doesn’t work well as expected. But overall, the camera of Redmi Note 7 performed well for this price segment.
At another end, Redmi Note 7 is fuelled by 4,000mAh battery which is capable enough to run this phone through the day. However, it lasted for around 15 hours on continuous usage which includes few hours of Gaming, social media for about an hour, some online videos streaming and YouTube and about an hour of music playback which looks fairly good. Also, it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging technology and can charge your phone from zero to 60 percent within an hour which is amazing.
As per our review, Redmi Note 7 is one of the best phones under the mid-range segment of Rs 11,999. It houses some latest and powerful specification which is amazing at this price range. One of the best features of this phone is its 48-megapixel rear camera setup which is unbelievable at this price segment. So overall, this is a worth buy product from Xiaomi.
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