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Realme 7 5G Smartphone Review - Cheap Chinese cell phone with fast mobile communication

Turbo radio. The realme 7 5G is quite closely related to its 4G brother, but brings a bit more power and of course the possibility to use 5G mobile networks. The price is much higher, so is it worthwhile to go for this variant?
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realm 7 5G
realme 7 5G (7 Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 800U 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD slot (dedicated, up to 256GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​2/​3/​4/​5/​7/​8/​12/​17/​18/​19/​20/​26/​28/​38/​39/​40/​41/​66), 5G (n1/​3/​5/​7/​8/​20/​28/​38/​40/​41/​77/​78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 162.2 x 75.1 ( = 0.36 x 6.39 x 2.96 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 30W Dart Charge
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​30fps (Camera 1); 8.0MP, f/​2.3, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 3); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.1, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Ladegerät, USB-Kabel, SIM-Tool, Silikon-Bumper, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
279 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
80 %7
11/2020
realme 7 5G
Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3
195 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
80 %7
11/2020
realme 7
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
196.5 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
79 %7
11/2020
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
203 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
84 %7
08/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
SD 765G, Adreno 620
192 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.57"2340x1080

Case, features and operation - Dual SIM with 5G capability

The realme 7 and the 5G variant look very similar at first glance. Only the camera module on the back of the 5G model reminds you of the realme 7 Pro in terms of layout. The dimensions are even slightly smaller than the realme 7, but you will hardly notice the differences with the naked eye. The case with the asymmetrical split at the back and the chic light reflexes looks good and has a solid construction.

5G is possible with both SIM cards, but mmWave networks are not supported. Modern Bluetooth 5.1 is on board. Even though NFC is not mentioned anywhere on realme's website, it is available in our test device, so you can use mobile payment services. In our test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the WiFi 5 module even cuts a slightly better figure than on the realme 7. The 5G model is also available internationally in a version with 8 GB RAM, but in Central Europe the smartphone is currently only available with 6 GB RAM.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button on the right. It can be easily felt and unlocks the device quickly.

Größenvergleich

162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 196.5 g0.4332 lbs163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs162.2 mm / 6.39 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 74.4 mm / 2.93 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
628 (545min - 662max) MBit/s ∼100% +77%
realme 7 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
355 (300min - 365max) MBit/s ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
339 (294min - 351max) MBit/s ∼54% -5%
realme 7
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
290 (252min - 311max) MBit/s ∼46% -18%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
668 (618min - 677max) MBit/s ∼100% +93%
realme 7 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
346 (334min - 352max) MBit/s ∼52%
realme 7
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
343 (209min - 355max) MBit/s ∼51% -1%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
300 (259min - 320max) MBit/s ∼45% -13%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø355 (300-365)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø346 (334-352)

Cameras - realms with 48 Megapixel

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The camera equipment is identical between realme 7 and the 5G version. So our test device also has three usable camera lenses on the back and a field depth sensor, which is used to calculate blur effects in portraits.

The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels, but by default it always combines 4 pixels into one, which results in a higher light output. If you want, you can also take 48 megapixel photos, but then you have to live with less brightness in the pictures. The pictures of the main camera look dirty in detail, especially in bright areas details are lost quickly. For the price range, however, the image quality is ok, and the smartphone also performs well in low light and high contrasts. The wide-angle camera could be a bit sharper, but it has a decent dynamic range and quite good color reproduction.

Videos can be recorded in 4K and with 30 fps. The image quality is quite good.

On the front side is a 16 megapixel camera, which makes quite a few selfies, which can be enlarged a bit because of the sharpness.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker
29 ∆E
48.6 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
43 ∆E
57.5 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
34 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
28 ∆E
59.6 ∆E
59 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
46.2 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
66.5 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
61.4 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
49 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 7 5G: 42.64 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 66.49 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 7 5G: 6.9 ∆E min: 1.21 - max: 12.25 ∆E

Display - 120-Hz display for under 300 Euro

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The realme 7 5G comes with a 120 Hz display, the realme 7 had to make do with 90 Hz. This is a great thing in this price range, even if you hardly notice the difference between 120 and 90 Hz.

Like the realme 7, the screen of the realme 5G does not offer a very high contrast. As the average brightness is even a bit lower and the black level higher, it turns out even worse on our test device than on the related smartphone with 4G. Thus, the smartphone is also significantly darker than the other comparable devices. The brightness on its own is still okay, but those who like to use their smartphone outdoors will find better alternatives.

The color display is on a medium level, grayscales on the other hand are displayed quite accurately. The display shows no PWM flickering even at low brightness.

433
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
490
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
467
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 490 cd/m² Average: 455 cd/m² Minimum: 3.09 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 490 cd/m²
Contrast: 710:1 (Black: 0.69 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.01 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 2.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
98.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
realme 7 5G
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
realme 7
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.57
Response Times
-6%
64%
64%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34 (17, 17)
38 (19, 19)
-12%
10 (5, 5)
71%
10 (5, 5)
71%
Response Time Black / White *
18 (9, 9)
18 (7, 11)
-0%
8 (5, 3)
56%
8 (5, 3)
56%
PWM Frequency
125
241.5
Screen
3%
21%
39%
Brightness middle
490
525
7%
584
19%
584
19%
Brightness
455
512
13%
586
29%
583
28%
Brightness Distribution
84
90
7%
95
13%
97
15%
Black Level *
0.69
0.55
20%
Contrast
710
955
35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.01
4.4
-10%
2.09
48%
1.17
71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.1
6.75
17%
7.96
2%
2.95
64%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.6
4.3
-65%
2.2
15%
1.7
35%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.3 96%
2.084 106%
2.231 99%
CCT
6828 95%
7472 87%
6512 100%
6341 103%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / 1%
43% / 32%
52% / 45%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9725 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - All new SoC

The new Dimensity 800U from MediaTek is used in the realme 7 5G. Thus the processor of our test device offers a significantly higher maximum clock rate than in its predecessor: 2.4 GHz are possible. The SoC is also manufactured in a more modern process, so it should work a little more economically. In the benchmarks, the 5G variant actually shows itself slightly faster, and the graphics performance is also higher. In everyday life the differences are small, but power reserves are of course always a good thing.

UFS 2.1 memory is now common in the price range, the real 7 5G is not very fast. Our reference microSD Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 is again read and written quite fast.

The maximum temperature under load stays within limits. The loudspeaker can't really convince us with the realme 7 5G: At maximum volume, highs roar unpleasantly in the ears, below that the sound seems a bit muffled. But you get clean sound to your ears via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack.

In our battery test, the smartphone lasts 20 minutes longer than the 4G variant. With over 17 hours, it should be enough for two or three days without battery charge under normal use. The smartphone is charged with a maximum of 30 watts, if the battery is completely empty, you have to wait a little over 1 hour until 100% is displayed again.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
1778 Points ∼92%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1622 Points ∼84% -9%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1387 Points ∼72% -22%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
1908 Points ∼99% +7%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
1778 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=168)
1936 Points ∼100% +9%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
598 Points ∼89%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
506 Points ∼75% -15%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
347 Points ∼52% -42%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
673 Points ∼100% +13%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
598 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (63 - 1604, n=168)
559 Points ∼83% -7%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
11047 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
9797 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5080 Points ∼46% -54%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
7786 Points ∼70% -30%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
11047 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=566)
6084 Points ∼55% -45%
Work performance score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
16039 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
14164 Points ∼88% -12%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5777 Points ∼36% -64%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8730 Points ∼54% -46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
16039 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=715)
6701 Points ∼42% -58%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3497 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3213 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1463 Points ∼42% -58%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3495 Points ∼100% 0%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3497 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=575)
2292 Points ∼66% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3201 Points ∼89%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2682 Points ∼75% -16%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1499 Points ∼42% -53%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3589 Points ∼100% +12%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3201 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=575)
2292 Points ∼64% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3262 Points ∼90%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2784 Points ∼77% -15%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1491 Points ∼41% -54%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3605 Points ∼100% +11%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3262 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=576)
2116 Points ∼59% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3512 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3249 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1402 Points ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3492 Points ∼99% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3512 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=606)
2210 Points ∼63% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4457 Points ∼84%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3148 Points ∼59% -29%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1995 Points ∼37% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5335 Points ∼100% +20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
4457 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=606)
3144 Points ∼59% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4206 Points ∼86%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3170 Points ∼65% -25%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1824 Points ∼37% -57%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4893 Points ∼100% +16%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
4206 Points ∼86% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=606)
2581 Points ∼53% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3473 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3261 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1415 Points ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3425 Points ∼99% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3473 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=655)
2167 Points ∼62% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3063 Points ∼92%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2599 Points ∼78% -15%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1436 Points ∼43% -53%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3321 Points ∼100% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3063 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=655)
1908 Points ∼57% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3146 Points ∼94%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2722 Points ∼81% -13%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1431 Points ∼43% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3346 Points ∼100% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3146 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=656)
1811 Points ∼54% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
3479 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3247 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1390 Points ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
3452 Points ∼99% -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
3479 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=697)
2039 Points ∼59% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4609 Points ∼79%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3254 Points ∼56% -29%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2011 Points ∼34% -56%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
5832 Points ∼100% +27%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
4609 Points ∼79% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=696)
2548 Points ∼44% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
4299 Points ∼92%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3252 Points ∼69% -24%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1829 Points ∼39% -57%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
4693 Points ∼100% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
4299 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=699)
2175 Points ∼46% -49%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
22364 Points ∼100%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
18136 Points ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
13103 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
20429 Points ∼91% -9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
22364 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=841)
15961 Points ∼71% -29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
34605 Points ∼50%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
36546 Points ∼53% +6%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21688 Points ∼31% -37%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
69506 Points ∼100% +101%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
34605 Points ∼50% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=839)
29172 Points ∼42% -16%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
30852 Points ∼68%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
29819 Points ∼66% -3%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
18932 Points ∼42% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
45304 Points ∼100% +47%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
30852 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=839)
22285 Points ∼49% -28%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
12 fps ∼92%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5.6 fps ∼43% -53%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
13 fps ∼100% +8%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=365)
11.8 fps ∼91% -2%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
8 fps ∼94%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
7.7 fps ∼91% -4%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3.6 fps ∼42% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
8.5 fps ∼100% +6%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
8 fps ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=363)
8.25 fps ∼97% +3%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
20 fps ∼95%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
19 fps ∼90% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
9.2 fps ∼44% -54%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
21 fps ∼100% +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
20 fps ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=369)
17.6 fps ∼84% -12%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 7 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 800U, Mali-G57 MP3, 6144
22 fps ∼92%
realme 7
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
21 fps ∼88% -5%
Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7.8 fps ∼33% -65%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Adreno 620, 6144
24 fps ∼100% +9%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 800U
 
22 fps ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=369)
20.2 fps ∼84% -8%
realme 7 5Grealme 7Samsung Galaxy M31sXiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
16%
7%
70%
14%
-35%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
59.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
60.2 (8.4 - 72.4, n=42)
-5%
51.6 (1.7 - 87.1, n=564)
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
73.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
76.4 (13.4 - 88.3, n=42)
-9%
69.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=564)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
95.1
151.3
59%
117.1
23%
138.47
46%
115 (18.2 - 290, n=74)
21%
40.2 (0.14 - 319, n=935)
-58%
Random Read 4KB
92.6
153.3
66%
105
13%
156.45
69%
144 (92.6 - 239, n=74)
56%
63.1 (1.59 - 325, n=935)
-32%
Sequential Write 256KB
188.4
200
6%
318.4
69%
476.87
153%
250 (182 - 511, n=74)
33%
139 (2.99 - 1321, n=935)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB
877.1
529
-40%
490.3
-44%
979.54
12%
779 (427 - 999, n=74)
-11%
363 (12.1 - 2037, n=935)
-59%

Temperature

Max. Load
 40.9 °C
106 F
37.6 °C
100 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
 40.9 °C
106 F
37.3 °C
99 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 40.4 °C
105 F
37.2 °C
99 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 40.9 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
35.6 °C
96 F
37 °C
99 F
39.6 °C
103 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36.6 °C
98 F
41.4 °C
107 F
34.4 °C
94 F
37.5 °C
100 F
39.8 °C
104 F
Maximum: 41.4 °C = 107 F
Average: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20.7 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.4 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.931.42533.733.5312528.94029.326.4503330.46325.625.58020.817.910022.621.812515.317.816014.227.72001239.32501146.831510.853.64009.352.25009.853.36301159.380011.262.5100012.865.7125013.670.3160012.872.4200012.770.1250013.868.5315014.36740001563.6500015.762.1630016.766.4800017.669.61000018.4731250019.360.31600020.143.6SPL66.366.326.980.1N18.719.50.744.5median 13.8median 62.1Delta2.71142.83437.532.629.334.431.929.637.832.529.123.419.519.419.920.516.517.314.826.813.133.412.542.110.850.410.555.614.861.8146513.466.913.569.512.169.611.772.81269.613.164.213.569.614.572.115.471.316.367.316.968.517.872.918.463.519.247.666.569.771.626.681.620.725.524.90.850.6median 14median 651.912.6hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme 7 5Grealme 7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme 7 5G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.6% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

realme 7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

realme 7 5G
5000 mAh
realme 7
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy M31s
6000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
4160 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1026
1006
-2%
1309
28%
884
-14%
714 (223 - 2636, n=805)
-30%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 06min

Pros

+ 120 Hz display
+ 5G possible with two SIM cards
+ chic, well manufactured housing
+ no PWM
+ good performance values
+ long lifetimes

Cons

- Screen relatively dark...
- ... and low contrast
- moderate speaker

Verdict - Modern cell phone with good equipment

On test: realme 7 5G. Test device provided by realme Germany.
On test: realme 7 5G. Test device provided by realme Germany.

In comparison to the normal realme 7, the 5G variant is even more powerful: 120Hz display, more power, even more modern in the equipment. For less than 300 Euro it is currently difficult to find a smartphone with 5G capability.

The realme 7 5G is also a good smartphone in its own right, with a lively WLAN, decent cameras for the price range and a flicker-free display. However, the brightness of the screen shouldn't matter that much and the loudspeaker also performs rather moderately.

The realme 7 5G is a modern smartphone that offers good features and the latest mobile phone standard for little money.

But if you can't or don't want to use 5G in the foreseeable future, the realme 7 in the 4G version will save you a lot of money and will have a very similar equipment except for details.

realme 7 5G - 11/26/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 67%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
34 / 64 → 53%
Application Performance
82 / 86 → 95%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 90 → 62%
Camera
56%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-11-26 (Update: 2020-11-26)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.