Redmi Note 7 review

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Review: Xiaomi started the year 2019 with a surprise as it announced Redmi as an independent sub-brand with the concept that in future all the phones launching under the Redmi brand will come at the affordable price range and mainly focus on online sales. While on the other hand, the Mi or Xiaomi brand will focus more on the launching of high-end smartphones. So as per the declaration, the first smartphone has come from the new “sub-brand” is the Redmi Note 7. Here we are going to discuss the Redmi Note 7 review full review.

With its launch in the Chinese market, it creates a sensation due to its 48MP camera, larger battery and most importantly starting price around $150.

In the Chinese market, the price of Redmi Note 7 starts at

CNY 999 (around 10,300) for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant.

CNY 1,199 (around 12,400) For the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant.

CNY 1,399 (around 14,500) For the 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant.

Redmi Note 7 Review

So, we decided why not to observe this device bit more closely which creates a big hype after its launch and we do need to point out some things here that we found in our Redmi Note 7 review which you will have to consider before opening up your wallet.

Design

Though it is the first smartphone from the independent sub-brand Redmi there isn’t anything special in it. In our Redmi Note 7 review what we found is it looks similar to most of the 2018 midrange smartphones.

The company says the Redmi Note 7 has gone through the same quality control as Xiaomi’s high-end smartphones. Redmi is so confident in the build quality of the phone that it even offers the handset in China with 18-month warranty as opposed to the standard 12-month period.

The front and the back comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 and with dimension 159.21×71.21×0.8mm provides extra durability.

The front panel comes a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display. Redmi minimizes the side bezels in order to provide full view experience but comes with slightly thick chin and upper bezel. On the backside, it houses a fingerprint sensor in the middle. A dual camera set up along with an LED flash at the top left corner of the phone.

The sides of the phone are made of glossy plastic and thus feel less slippery comparable to metal and glass. The top of the phone houses the 3.5mm audio jack, a secondary microphone for noise cancelation and IR blaster.

The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right side comfortable to your reach. The SIM card tray is on the left. The bottom part resides the speaker grilles and the USB-C connector for charging and data sharing.

What we found in our Redmi Note 7 review is with 186g weighs, the phone feels a little bit heavy, but on the other hand, it gives the device more sturdy and solid feel in hand.

Display

Redmi Note 7 review

It comes with the 6.3-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio type display with a standard full HD Plus resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels and 409 ppi pixel density. As I said before both on front and back there is the protection of Corning gorilla glass 5 to protect your device against odd drops.

When it comes to picture quality, we can’t say the display is perfect but it offers maximum brightness of 479 nits and a decent contrast ratio of 1338:1 in the default color mode. Which is applicable at this price range.

The sunlight contrast ratio of the display shows that despite the high maximum brightness, the reflective surface of the screen can interfere with visibility in a bright sunny day.

Camera And Sensor

Redmi Note 7 review

The big highlight of this device is present at the back. As it comes with 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor of aperture f/1.8 and supported by a 5MP secondary camera of aperture f/2.4 for depth sensing. In Redmi Note 7 review, this is one of the most important things to consider.

Under the MIUI the camera app offers several modes like  Portrait, Pro and Night modes. In the completely “normal” photo mode, you can able to take pictures only with 12 megapixels.

But to use the 48 megapixels of the Samsung sensor, one has to enable the Pro mode in which the user can select the 48 megapixels. So, for a 48-megapixel photo, four 12 megapixel photos are grouped in a square under a filter of the same color in order to give the 48-megapixel photo.

On the front, there is a 13MP selfie shooter of aperture f/2.0 and supports various modes like HDR, AI beauty, portraits, and mirror function etc.

Apart from the rear-mount fingerprint sensor Redmi Note 7 also include some more sensors. A gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, and an infrared sensor.

Video Recording

In the Redmi Note 7 review, we found that the device supports video recording at 1080p@30fps and 1080p@60fps which is a bit strange. Because this device equipped with Snapdragon 660 which can easily handle videos at 2160@30fps.

The device can also support slow-motion videos in 1080p or 720p at 120fps.  You can also choose between H.264 and H.265 video encoders.

However, we found sharpness is good in 30fps mode. The EIS works well in 1080p@30fps while the videos lose some detail in @60fbs. Exposure is better and can get quite unstable even though the EIS is still working to some extent.

Software

The Redmi Note 7 comes with MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. In the typical MIUI style, you won’t find any app drawer and not an option to enable it too.

The task switcher and the notification shade have gone through a major improvement. The quick toggles are more in line with the stock Android 9.0 Pie design while the display brightness slider pops out in style.

Unfortunately, there is no shortcut to the settings menu is found. It is a extensive troublesome if you are used to navigating to settings menu from quick toggles.

When you swipe right it will bring you to the so-called App vault gives you quick access to commonly used apps like Notes, news, etc. The recent app menu is vertically stacked, but instead of displaying just one at a time, it shows four recent used apps on the screen at once.

Pressing the volume rocker brings out a pop-up window as volume controller right next to the buttons.

Now the volume rocker controls the media volume instead of controlling the ring volume.

Tapping on the three dots will display the ring and alarm controls with the quick access to the silent mode and DND toggles. You can even enable the DND mode till when you needed.

The full-screen display sub-menu gives you the option to choose between standard navigation buttons and navigation gestures. They are nothing new to the MIUI, but with the latest build, Xiaomi has further refined the gestures.

Processor And Performances

The Redmi Note 7 equipped with Snapdragon 660 SoC which is an Octa-core processor with Quad core, Kryo 260 clocked at 2.2GHz and Quad core, Kryo 260 clocked at 1.8GHz.

Which ensures sensibly better performance over the Snapdragon 636, for example, but at the cost of efficiency. This processor is built on 14nm technology.

In addition with you can choose from 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM+64GB internal or the 6GB RAM+64GB internal storage variants.

Battery

The Redmi Note 7 is backed with an impressive 4000mAh battery under the hood. As it is paired with highly energy efficient Snapdragon 660 SoC CPU. In our test, we found that the battery can last up to 12 hours on normal uses.

The device supports quick charge 4.0. But due to the low price range of the handset, Xiaomi didn’t include a Quick Charge 4.0-capable charger in the box. Instead, it comes with the standard 5V/2A 10W brick.

The included charger charges the device from 0 to 30% in 30 minutes It is quite slow and not appropriate for a big 4,000 mAh capacity.

Conclusion

As a great mid-range device Redmi Note 7 touched all the aspects but it clearly lacks in some points. There is no fast charger inside the box, there is no 4K video recording support where the chipset is surely capable of it.

There is also no support of NFC so mobile payments in many countries become inactive. The glass back can be considered as an benefit over most competitors with plastic builds, but it also turns out as a disadvantage. Bexouse, glass is easier to break.

One can’t overstep the good features that we found in Redmi Note 7 review such as very long battery life, powerful SoC at low price range, solid build quality, noticeable camera experience.

On the other hand presence of connectivity options like USB-C port, loving 3.5mm headphones jack, IR blaster, a dedicated slot for micro SD and many more.

After getting the Redmi Note 7 review full review you may be waiting for its India launch. Well, your waiting is over. Redmi has officially announced the date. It will launch on 28 February. For the Redmi Note 7 Specification

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