realme 7 design
Realme 7 has a mirror-split design, which creates interesting patterns when light falls. We had the Mist Blue color option of the phone, but the phone comes in White color as well. Overall, the Realme 7 looks different from the back than the previous model, which the company desperately needed as the rest of the phone didn’t change much.
In the rest of the design, the Realme 7 is largely similar to the Realme 6. Fingerprint sensor, SIM tray and all the ports are given on the bottom side on both the phones. The Realme 7 is actually thicker (9.4 mm) and heavier (196.5 grams) than the 6. The credit for this goes to its big battery. Texting or photography with one hand is not as easy because of the extra weight.
The Realme 7 feels sturdy. It still comes with plastic in the frame and back panel. The SIM tray houses three slots for two nano-SIMs and a microSD card. It comes with a 6.5-inch full-HD+ LCD panel with hole-punch cutout and Gorilla Glass 3 protection for scratch protection. Like Realme 6, it gets a 90Hz refresh rate. Display can be very bright and colors appear well saturated. We did notice off-axis vining at the edges of the screen when there was a light background, but it wasn’t an attention-grabbing problem.
Overall, the Realme 7 feels solidly built for a budget phone. Though we are not too happy about the increase in weight, which definitely makes it feel heavy in everyday use.
Realme 7 performance and software
Realme 7 is the first phone to come with MediaTek Helio G95 processor. This is an updated version of the Helio G90T that was seen on the Realme 6, but it is not a major upgrade. The only change is that the clock speed of the included Mali-G76 GPU has been increased from 800Mhz to 900MHz. Rest of the specifications of the chipset look the same. It is still a 12nm octa-core chip.
The base variant of Reality 7 has 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, which costs Rs 14,999 and its 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage costs Rs 16,999. Like before, it comes with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 flash storage.
The performance of the phone is good. Realme 7 runs on Realme UI based on Android 10. It recognizes faces quickly and accurately and its side-mounted fingerprint sensor is also fast. The interface is simple, which feels fast when you have 8GB of RAM. Apps generally load quickly and scrolling through menus is smooth and felt thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate. Features like live wallpaper and smart sidebar, built-in screen recorder and many gestures and shortcuts are good add-ons.
Realme 7 is also good at gaming. Battle Prime looked great at the highest graphics settings and gameplay was smooth. Racing games like CarX Drift Racing 2 also provide a good experience. The Game Space app helps you organize all your games in one place and gives you easy access to things like screen recordings and WhatsApp messages while you’re playing.
realme 7 battery life
The Realme 7 packs a 5,000mAh battery, which is much bigger than the 4,300mAh capacity of the Realme 6. Even with normal to heavy usage I easily got a full day and a half backup on a single charge. The Realme 7 lasted a little over 24 hours in our HD video battery loop test, which is great performance.
The Realme 7 comes with 30W Dart Charge fast charging support, which allows it to charge from zero to 100 in around 65 minutes. If the realme charger you have doesn’t work, you can also use the fast charging with 15W USB-C Power Delivery.
realme 7 cameras
The third major change in Reality 7 compared to Reality 6 is the primary rear camera. It’s still 64 megapixels resolution, but Realme has a Sony IMX682 sensor instead of the Samsung GW1 sensor. Realme also says that the company is using a new “ultra high definition” algorithm for 64 megapixels, which will give better clarity and detail than the sensor on the Realme 6. ,
Here’s a comparison of the cameras of the Realme 7 and the Realme 6, which will give you a clear idea of how much the camera setup has changed. If we zoom in on a section of the buildings, we see that the Realme 6 captured a clear picture with less grain, but the textures were quite smooth. Reality 7 takes better texture, but some grains are found in the photo.
However, when shooting in the default photo mode, there is a noticeable improvement in pixel-bind images captured by the Realme 7. It also comes with better dynamic range and exposure, with better detail than the Realme. Low light photos look very clear. Shots captured using Night Mode look good. Overall, the new sensor is a bit better than the old one and it’s not bad.
Realme 7 also works well with close-ups. Detail and colors are good and autofocus works well. However, the rest of the cameras are very similar to what we have already seen on the Realme 6. You will get the same experience in both the phones to a large extent.
The ultra-wide-angle camera captures a larger area, but details and colors appear weaker than the primary camera sensor. This problem is more visible after cropping the photo. Portrait shots were generally good and you get the option to adjust the background blur before shooting. The 2-megapixel macro camera isn’t special and even photos taken in good light look pretty bad.
We found that the 16-megapixel selfie camera is fine. Selfies taken during the day look decent, but we would have liked if HDR had worked better. Portrait mode is useful, as it crops the background correctly. You can get usable selfies in the evening or at night, provided there is good lighting all around. Night mode is available, but selfies appear sharp in our experience.
The Realme 7 doesn’t come with any major upgrades over the current Realme 6, but it is sufficiently a little better with its bigger battery and better primary camera sensor. Overall performance is great, battery life is tremendous and the 90Hz panel performance makes general use smooth and smooth. The Realme 7 looks great, but it is heavier and thicker than the Realme 6 and the video recording quality in general could be better. It offers good value at a starting price of Rs 14,999.
We think Realme 6 users need not worry about the upgrade as they will not feel much difference in Realme 7 as compared to their current smartphone. Although the base variant of Reality 7 is a good pick for those who want a high refresh rate screen but have a tight budget.