Redmi Note 7 Pro Design
redmi series Budget smartphones of India are generally known for standard design language. But the Redmi Note 7 Pro is very different. Xiaomi has used premium glass sandwich design for this phone. It is very beautiful to look at, yet strong as well. At first glance, this phone from the Redmi sub-brand looks more expensive than its price, which is a good thing.
There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides of Redmi Note 7 Pro. Plastic rims have been used on the edges. The edges of the glass rear panel are curved. For this reason, the phone gives a good feeling in the hands. We reviewed the Space Black variant of the phone. All we can say in praise of this is, it looks amazing. We liked the reflective finish. There is also a small Redmi logo on the back.
Now let’s talk about the shortcomings. Fingerprints fall easily on the phone. Stains are clearly visible in the black color variant. The rear cameras are protruding. Such a wide camera bulge has not been seen in recent times. Users of Redmi Note 7 Pro will have to settle for these two shortcomings. The good thing is that these shortcomings can be overcome with a protective cover. Redmi Note 7 Pro will also be available in Neptune Blue and Nebula Red colours. Both these phones have a metallic gradient design.
The protection of Gorilla Glass 5 creates a lot of trust. Xiaomi has said that the edges of the Redmi Note 7 Pro are such that it gives protection from breaking the screen.
The company says that the parts inside the Redmi Note 7 Pro come with some degree of liquid damage protection. This has been made possible due to the water tight seals and rubber insulation in the SIM tray, volume rocker and power button. The company has used P2i hydrophobic nano-coating.
It is worth noting that the Redmi Note 7 Pro has water splash protection. It is not water or dust resistant.
The fingerprint sensor is on the back. According to us, the volume buttons on the right side are a little far away. It is difficult to reach them with one hand. Power and volume button feedback is good.
On the left is the hybrid dual SIM tray. That is, users will have to choose between the second SIM card and the microSD card. The phone has support for microSD card up to 256 GB. The 3.5mm headphone jack is on the top. There is also an IR blaster with it. The speaker and USB Type-C port have got a place at the bottom.
On the front is a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) LTPS in-cell display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 409 ppi pixel density. In the words of Xiaomi, there is ‘Dot Notch’ at the top.
The color reproduction of the display is good. Viewing angles will also have the same date. Contents appear sharp on the screen. However, we found that the reflection is smooth on the screen. We had to set the brightness level to 90 percent to be able to read on the screen in direct sunlight. If you want, you can control the color temperature and contrast of the display.
There’s also a Reading Mode that warms up the color tone of the screen to make reading easier.
Due to the dimensions of 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro cannot be called a small smartphone. Despite this, we liked the design and build quality. It is not easy to reach every part of the screen with one hand.
Overall, it will be said that Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the most beautiful looking handsets in its price segment. And it is strong too. In the retail box, you will also get the smartphone, protective cover, USB Type-C cable, 10W charger, SIM eject tool and some documents.
Redmi Note 7 Pro Specification and Software
Xiaomi has always been known for providing powerful hardware in affordable handsets. Redmi Note 7 Pro is also no different. You will find this type of hardware in more expensive devices. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor has been used in the smartphone.
Based on RAM and storage, there are two variants of this phone – 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage with 6 GB RAM. The cost of the expensive variant is Rs 16,999.
The inbuilt storage can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card. But the hybrid SIM design means that you will have to sacrifice another SIM to increase the storage. The phone comes with Widevine L1 certification. This means that users will be able to watch HD content on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR emitter, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.
Redmi Note 7 Pro will run on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. It has the February security patch. According to us, MIUI is a matter of your own choice. For those upgrading from a Xiaomi smartphone, the experience will remain the same. But users using stock Android or any other skin can get confused with MIUI.
Long press on the screen brings up the personalization options. Here wallpapers, apps, widgets, screen layouts and transition effects can be personalized. The user interface of Redmi Note 7 Pro is very smooth. If you want, you can enable gesture navigation. But it was not that smooth.
MIUI comes with many unwanted apps. Redmi Note 7 Pro also suffers from this shortcoming. The Mi Browser, Mi Video, Mi Community and Mi Pay apps are pre-installed on the phone. Many third party apps are also available.
Third party apps can be uninstalled. But it is possible to force stop the in-house apps. But it is also important to know about the biggest drawback of MIUI. You will be bothered by many unwanted advertisements.
By the way, MIUI also has many useful features. You can define gestures for multiple functions if you want. With the help of adaptive battery, users can choose the apps they do not want to run in the background. This will reduce battery consumption. You’ll also have the option to put some restrictions on background apps without closing them.
Redmi Note 7 Pro Performance, Camera and Battery Life
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor has been used in Redmi Note 7 Pro. Use of the same processor is expensive Vivo V15 Pro has happened in We have no complaints regarding the performance. Whether web browsing, or multi tasking. The phone runs smoothly. Even with 10-12 apps open in the background, switching between them is smooth.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro proved itself to be a capable performer in gaming as well. Games with less powerful graphics run smoother. Games with powerful graphics like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends were also smooth. Both the games ran on high graphics and default performance settings. But we did get complaints about frame drops. This shortcoming went away when the graphics settings were set to medium. After that our gaming experience was excellent.
Even though Redmi Note 7 Pro plays with ease in general use. But there are complaints about it getting hot. After playing PUBG Mobile or Modern Combat 5 for about an hour, the phone got very hot. Especially in the fingerprint sensor part. The temperature of the phone had increased too much. Because of this, we had to keep the phone idle for a while to keep it cool. We hope Xiaomi will rectify this shortcoming with OTA updates in the future.
In case of phone calls, Redmi Note 7 Pro works fine. Call quality is clear and was clear. The rear fingerprint sensor is very fast and accurate. The Face Unlock feature also worked quickly. But it works a little slower in low light conditions.
At the time of the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi had said a lot about the capability of its camera. The company compared it iPhone XS Max was done from Talking about the hardware, Redmi Note 7 Pro has a 48-megapixel primary camera with F / 1.79 aperture, with Sony IMX586 sensor.
With this a depth sensor of 5 megapixels has been given. The camera is equipped with AI Portrait Mode, AI Studio Lightning, AI Dynamic, Slo-Mo Video Recording and 4K Video Capture. There is a 13-megapixel sensor for selfie on the front panel. It is equipped with AI Portrait Mode, AI Studio Lightning and AI Beautification.
Redmi Note 7 Pro works to take smartphone photography to another level in its price range. It captures images with lots of detail, high dynamic range and great vibration. In the close up shot, the device emerges as the champion. Colors live. Gradients reproduced well in our sample shots.
At times to enhance the contrast, the colors came out oversaturated and at times the background was underexposed. There are some drawbacks. But compared to other smartphones in this price range, Redmi Note 7 Pro captures better quality pictures.
By default, photos are captured at 12-megapixel resolution. The Redmi Note 7 Pro uses a technology called pixel binning, which collects data from four adjacent pixels to form a single large pixel. If you want, you can manually capture 48 megapixel shots by choosing 48 megapixel mode.
Shots with 48 megapixels capture more detail than shots with the default 12 megapixel resolution. But they do give a slight dim and softening feel. On the other hand, 12 megapixel shots come out sharper, more vibrant and with more depth. Apart from this, there is more noise in the shots taken by the 48 megapixel camera in low light.
Redmi Note 7 Pro captures excellent portrait shots. Edge detection is perfect. Especially in bokeh shots taken in daylight.
Even in the matter of photography at night, Redmi Note 7 Pro overtakes its rivals. Night mode works to brighten up the photos taken at night. During this, fine details are also captured. However, we found that due to increasing exposure, colors are not accurate in night mode and grainy textures become part of the photo. It is worth noting that you will not be able to capture pictures in 48 megapixel resolution in Night Mode.
Selfies taken with the 13-megapixel front camera are sharp and have good color reproduction. You also have many beautification features.
With Redmi Note 7 Pro, you will be able to record full-HD and HD videos. Electronic image stabilization proves effective. However, 4K recording does not have EIS. With the front camera, you will be able to record full-HD video. But due to the lack of stabilization, the videos record shaky.
Redmi Note 7 Pro will be known for strong battery life. Even after using it for a whole day, 15-20 percent battery was left in it. The 4000 mAh battery lasted in 19 hours 23 minutes in our HD video loop test.
Redmi Note 7 Pro supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology. Regrettably, the company has given a 10W charger in the retail box. The 10W charger took 54 minutes to charge the Redmi Note 7 Pro from zero to 50 percent and it took 2 hours 14 minutes to charge 100 percent.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro presents a very strong challenge in many respects. Eye-catching design, smooth performance, great cameras and strong battery life, these aspects make it a powerful handset. Due to the aggressive pricing, this phone of Xiaomi is sure to emerge as the champion.
This does not mean that the Redmi Note 7 Pro does not have any drawbacks. The phone heats up quickly during gaming. The MIUI is annoying with advertisements and fingerprints fall easily on the body.
In the price segment of less than Rs 20,000, Redmi Note 7 Pro will be challenged by many handsets. For example, Oppo K1 ,review) comes with in-display fingerprint sensor and AMOLED display. spending a little more money Samsung Galaxy A50 ,reviewIn ) you will get triple rear camera setup, super amoled display and indisplay fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy M30 ,review) you will find the third ultra-wide camera on the rear. Nokia 6.1 Plus (Review) Stock Android is known for smooth performance and great design. in this price segment ZenFone Max Pro M2 ,review) And Realme U1 ,review) can also be considered.
All these handsets offer strong claims, but Redmi Note 7 Pro overtakes due to its looks, cameras, processor, battery life and price. In the end we will say this, Redmi Note 7 Pro is a strong smartphone. It is possible that this will prove to be another champion phone of Xiaomi.