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Xiaomi Redmi 7 Smartphone Review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Katherine Bodner), 04/29/2019

Mid-range phone at a discount. Redmi = affordable. Offering a good price-to-performance ratio has been Xiaomi's formula of success in the past. The Redmi 7 is no exception: It is available for around $150 and has quite a lot to offer. However, its competition is right on its heels. Find out how the Redmi 7 fares in our review.

Xiaomi Redmi 7

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 has now arrived in the western hemisphere and is available in a similar price range as in its country of origin (China). The 32-GB version is available for around $150, which is very cheap for a smartphone with a mid-range processor. But if you know the Redmi series, you will know all about its great price-to-performance ratio. Xiaomi Redmi smartphones offer the connectivity and features that are usually reserved for significantly more expensive phones. 

The Redmi 7 is the seventh generation of the original Redmi smartphone and fans of the brand have been eagerly awaiting its release. Meanwhile, other manufacturers have started to realize that they must up their game in the $150-and-below price segment if they want to keep up. Therefore, today's test unit has to face a larger group of competitors than the Xiaomi Redmi did several years ago. For example, we have the Motorola Moto G7 Play - a powerful mid-range smartphone - or the Huawei P Smart from 2018, which is now positioned in a similar price range as our test unit. The Wiko View 2 Go is a traditional device of the lower mid-range segment. We shall also be comparing the Redmi 7 to its predecessor, the Redmi 6, in order to find out what changes have been made.

Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.26 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (dedicated), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 158.7 x 75.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.25 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​2.2, phase detection Auto Focus (AF), LED flash, videos @1080p/​60fps (camera 1); 2.0MP, depth of field (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speeaker on bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, silicon case, FM radio, LED for notifications (one color); SAR value: 0.577W/​kg (head), 1.251W/​kg (body); LTE speed: 300 MBit/s (download), 150 MBit/s (upload), fanless
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
139 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case – the device has a stable plastic case

The large battery makes the Xiaomi Redmi 7 rather heavy. At 180 grams it weighs significantly more than most other devices in this price range. However, it also offers the largest display thanks to narrow bezels and a waterdrop-shaped notch for the camera. This makes it look a lot more modern than its predecessor, which had wide bezels. The best the other competitors have to offer is a standard-width notch. The smartphone is one of the thickest among its competitors at 8.5 millimeters, but the difference is hardly worth mentioning.

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 is available in three colors: classic black, red and blue - each with a smart color gradient on the back. The frame is matte while the back has a shiny surface and shows up dirt and fingerprints quite easily. 

The Redmi 7 is a very stable smartphone. It can neither be warped nor does it respond to pressure on the front or back of the device.

Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Xiaomi Redmi 7

Size Comparison

158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs153.6 mm / 6.05 inch 73.1 mm / 2.88 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs150.1 mm / 5.91 inch 72.05 mm / 2.84 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 146 g0.3219 lbs147.3 mm / 5.8 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.99 mm / 0.3146 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs

Connectivity - various options for the Redmi 7

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 is available with three storage options: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB. The difference in price between the smallest and largest storage configuration is around $30. While the larger configuration of the predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi 6, was still equipped with 4 GB of RAM, today's version offers the following combinations: 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM for 32 GB and 64 GB of storage. Our test unit is equipped with 32 GB. All devices offer a dedicated microSD slot that can be used in addition to two SIM cards. 

Xiaomi continues to use the traditional micro-USB port and also offers a 3.5-mm audio jack. The device includes FM radio and even features an infrared sensor, which means the smartphone can be used as a remote control for numerous devices with the help of an app.

Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: volume rocker, standby button
Right: volume rocker, standby button
Bottom: microphone, micro-USB port, speakers
Bottom: microphone, micro-USB port, speakers
Top: IR port, 3.5-mm audio jack, microphone
Top: IR port, 3.5-mm audio jack, microphone

Software – current Android software on the Redmi 7

The Redmi 7 runs on Android 9 in combination with Xiaomi's own user interface MIUI. This offers numerous tools, many of which cannot be removed, even if they are not needed. The device also has two ad apps - but at least these can be deleted easily. The interface lets users clone apps - for example in order to have two WhatsApp accounts running on the same phone.

The phone also has several other useful functions, such as being able to set up a second profile, as well as an enterprise mode for companies that limits access to certain websites for employees or monitors their activities (available upon agreement with the manufacturer).

Xiaomi did not organize Widevine certification for this smartphone, so that many providers only let you stream content in low SD quality.

The security patches are dated March 2019 and are therefore quite up-to-date at the time of testing. This alone is remarkable for a device in this price range.

Software Xiaomi Redmi 7
Software Xiaomi Redmi 7
Software Xiaomi Redmi 7

Communication and GPS – average positioning

Xiaomi has not improved the LTE speeds of the Redmi 7. Like the Redmi 6, this device offers maximum download speeds of 300 Mb/s and upload speeds of 150 Mb/s. The variety of available frequencies is rather limited too but should be fine within the US. However, make sure you check connectivity before traveling to places that are further off. Reception is good and we had no issues using the phone indoors in urban surroundings.

Wi-Fi continues to be limited to 802.11b/g/n, so Gigabit Wi-Fi is not an option. The device cannot even make full use of the 100 Mb/s that the n standard offers. Its speeds remain between 51.4 and 55.4 Mb/s. This is a normal value, although the predecessor was a couple of Mb/s faster than today's test unit. While this difference should not be noticeable in everyday use, the Redmi 7 cannot stand out from its competition in terms of Wi-Fi performance.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=418)
223 MBit/s ∼100% +334%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
62.1 (min: 30, max: 62) MBit/s ∼28% +21%
Wiko View 2 Go
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
54.7 (min: 53, max: 57) MBit/s ∼25% +6%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.7 MBit/s ∼23% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.4 (min: 49, max: 54) MBit/s ∼23%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34.8 (min: 27, max: 44) MBit/s ∼16% -32%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=418)
212 MBit/s ∼100% +283%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.5 (min: 47, max: 59) MBit/s ∼26% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.4 (min: 52, max: 61) MBit/s ∼26%
Wiko View 2 Go
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53 (min: 36, max: 58) MBit/s ∼25% -4%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 MBit/s ∼24% -9%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11.6 (min: 2, max: 36) MBit/s ∼5% -79%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø51.1 (49-54)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.5 (52-61)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The smartphone recognizes several satellites indoors but does not manage to get a signal that is strong enough to position us. Positioning is fast and accurate within five meters outdoors.

We took the phone for a bike ride together with the Garmin Edge 520 in order to test its navigation properties. The results are okay. The Redmi 7 only managed to vaguely track our path. It did not track our precise route - not when riding in narrow alleys nor on wide open roads. The Redmi 7 should only be used for navigation when you do not depend on precision. 

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – roundabout
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – roundabout
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – overview
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – overview
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – roundabout
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – roundabout
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – bridge
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 7 – bridge

Telephone and Voice Quality

The telephone app comes from Xiaomi and has the keypad as its centerpiece. Above that, the app displays a list of recent calls. Xiaomi does not yet offer a dark mode as it is available on Google's standard app.

The voice quality over the earpiece is not bad but could be a little louder. At least there is no droning even at maximum volume and our call partner's voice is clear and easy to understand. The microphone also transmits our voice clearly at all volumes, although there is some distortion when talking forcefully. We can still understand our call partner clearly on speakerphone, but they had some difficulty understanding us when we spoke quietly.

Cameras – better resolution on the front

Picture taken with front camera
Picture taken with front camera

The resolution of one lens has been reduced in comparison to its predecessor, while another's has been increased. The third lens remains the same: The main camera on the back continues to take pictures with 12 MP and seems to be equipped with the same sensor as its predecessors Redmi 6 and Redmi 5, while the additional lens that is used for bokeh effects only offers 2 MP. The front camera now has a resolution of 8 MP instead of 5. 

The predecessor already offered decent image quality considering its price range and produced good images in normal lighting. The Redmi 7 has similar characteristics. It offers good image quality and color reproduction, although more-expensive cameras manage to capture significantly more details. The photos turn out quite well even in bad lighting, which is good for a device of this price.

Videos can be recorded at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps and we are quite impressed with the fast and smooth automatic exposure control. The image quality of videos is decent as well.

The front camera takes good pictures in good lighting, but the fixed focus means you need to find the right distance to get a sharp image.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We put the main camera through a few tests under controlled lighting in our lab. We photographed our test chart, which poses a series of challenges to the camera, and our color chart, which we compared to a reference photo.

The details of the test chart appear slightly blurred while color fields are displayed precisely. The camera easily handles text on colored background and also offers fairly accurate colors - although some appear a touch too dark.

Photo of test chart
Photo of test chart
Detail of test chart
Detail of test chart
ColorChecker: The bottom half of each field displays the reference color
ColorChecker: The bottom half of each field displays the reference color

Accessories and Warranty – the Redmi 7 comes protected

The smartphone comes with an AC adapter plus USB cable as well as a silicone case.

While there is warranty in some countries, this is not the case everywhere and even if there is warranty, you cannot always claim it directly from Xiaomi, and you might have to get the help of your dealer. We therefore highly recommend you find a reliable retailer to buy your smartphone from.

Input Devices & Handling – reliable touchscreen

The Xiaomi Redmi 7's touchscreen is very reliable and responds well even at the edges and in the corners. The device uses Google's GBoard as its virtual keyboard, which enables fast typing. It also lets you choose between different color themes or use voice command.

The fingerprint reader is positioned on the back of the smartphone and also works reliably and quickly. Xiaomi also lets you unlock the device using face recognition but warns users that the feature can be tricked by using a photo. This didn't work when we tried it out, but you should still be careful and aware of the fact that this feature is based on software only and does not include any infrared or 3D scanning. It also doesn't work in the dark.

Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode

Display – with a waterdrop notch

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Redmi 7 display has a 19:9 aspect ratio, which is typical for devices equipped with a notch. This is basically like the traditional 16:9 ratio with an additional strip at the top where the notch is integrated. The display has a resolution of 1520x720 pixels, which is normal for this price range. The Huawei P Smart on the other hand features extended Full HD resolution - but this device also had a higher starting price when it first came out.

The screen brightness has improved significantly compared to its predecessor and now reaches an average 441 cd/m² on a white background at maximum brightness. Other devices in this price range, however, offer even more luminosity. 

452
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
464
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 464 cd/m² Average: 441.1 cd/m² Minimum: 3.72 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 444 cd/m²
Contrast: 987:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.94 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.294
Xiaomi Redmi 7
IPS, 1520x720, 6.26
Xiaomi Redmi 6
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Motorola Moto G7 Play
IPS, 1512x720, 5.7
Huawei P smart
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.65
Wiko View 2 Go
IPS, 1512x720, 5.93
Screen
-13%
-4%
1%
6%
Brightness middle
444
373
-16%
479
8%
573
29%
465
5%
Brightness
441
361
-18%
481
9%
568
29%
462
5%
Brightness Distribution
90
94
4%
94
4%
89
-1%
84
-7%
Black Level *
0.45
0.53
-18%
0.37
18%
0.63
-40%
0.32
29%
Contrast
987
704
-29%
1295
31%
910
-8%
1453
47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.94
4.22
-7%
4.91
-25%
4.2
-7%
4.76
-21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.72
10.14
-51%
9.47
-41%
6.4
5%
7.71
-15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.8
3.3
31%
6.4
-33%
4.6
4%
4.6
4%
Gamma
2.294 96%
2.321 95%
2.108 104%
2.24 98%
2.674 82%
CCT
7445 87%
6862 95%
7292 89%
7157 91%
6806 96%

* ... smaller is better

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 detected 100 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9428 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

We noticed PWM flickering at 20% screen brightness with a frequency of 100 Hz. This is quite low and we would definitely recommend sensitive users try the smartphone out before purchase.

The black value is average at 0.45 cd/m². Black areas do not appear deep black but rather dark gray at high screen brightness. The contrast ratio is accordingly low at 987:1. Colors are also displayed rather conservatively.

The Redmi 7 offers various image modes. Users can set the white balance to automatic or choose between the presets warm or cold. The color deviation is not as strong as on other devices using the standard settings, although there is a significant blue cast visible in our test with the spectrophotometer and CalMAN software.

CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

The smartphone can be used outdoors but becomes difficult to read in direct sunlight due to strong reflections. The side viewing angles show slight changes in brightness but content continues to be easily readable from every angle.

Outdoor use - brightness sensor
Outdoor use - brightness sensor
Outdoor use - maximum brightness
Outdoor use - maximum brightness
Outdoor use - medium brightness
Outdoor use - medium brightness
Outdoor use - minimum brightness
Outdoor use - minimum brightness
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
 

Performance – power for the bottom mid-range

The Snapdragon 632 is responsible for performance. This is a lower mid-range SoC that can also be found in the Motorola Moto G7 Play. This processor enables our test unit to reach very good performance rates for this price range, positioning it at the top for every benchmark we did. The generous 3 GB of RAM also plays its part, enabling the user to get the most out of the processor. This combination ensures smooth, easy scrolling through menus and quick switching between apps. While the CPU might not manage to keep up with very demanding computations, it is fully sufficient for everyday use.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3850 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2799 Points ∼61% -27%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3628 Points ∼80% -6%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3117 Points ∼68% -19%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2461 Points ∼54% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3628 - 4058, n=5)
3860 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=316)
4562 Points ∼100% +18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4301 Points ∼94%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3660 Points ∼80% -15%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4179 Points ∼91% -3%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3732 Points ∼81% -13%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2542 Points ∼55% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (4179 - 4765, n=5)
4497 Points ∼98% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1174 - 11598, n=374)
4587 Points ∼100% +7%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1227 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
824 Points ∼60% -33%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1194 Points ∼87% -3%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
946 Points ∼69% -23%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
674 Points ∼49% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1194 - 1256, n=5)
1236 Points ∼90% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (691 - 4824, n=376)
1369 Points ∼100% +12%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
5912 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4801 Points ∼81% -19%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
5930 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
4874 Points ∼82% -18%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
3596 Points ∼60% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (5785 - 6076, n=5)
5948 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 11440, n=371)
5038 Points ∼85% -15%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7117 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6200 Points ∼85% -13%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7321 Points ∼100% +3%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5817 Points ∼79% -18%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
4323 Points ∼59% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6566 - 7498, n=5)
7138 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4096 - 14439, n=539)
5527 Points ∼75% -22%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
15735 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
15735 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2051 - 15735, n=55)
2374 Points ∼15% -85%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14536 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
14536 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (341 - 14536, n=55)
2335 Points ∼16% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14786 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
14786 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (419 - 14786, n=58)
2036 Points ∼14% -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2133 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
955 Points ∼44% -55%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1688 Points ∼77% -21%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1167 Points ∼53% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2260, n=4)
2183 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=385)
1834 Points ∼84% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
469 Points ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
376 Points ∼23% -20%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
401 Points ∼25% -14%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
305 Points ∼19% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (423 - 477, n=4)
459 Points ∼29% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=385)
1601 Points ∼100% +241%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
567 Points ∼38%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
435 Points ∼29% -23%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
483 Points ∼32% -15%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
365 Points ∼25% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (516 - 576, n=4)
556 Points ∼37% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=388)
1488 Points ∼100% +162%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2147 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
971 Points ∼45% -55%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1741 Points ∼81% -19%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1184 Points ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2130 - 2201, n=3)
2159 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=400)
1811 Points ∼84% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
813 Points ∼37%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
647 Points ∼30% -20%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
618 Points ∼28% -24%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
529 Points ∼24% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (809 - 813, n=3)
811 Points ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=400)
2186 Points ∼100% +169%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
943 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
699 Points ∼38% -26%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
721 Points ∼39% -24%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
603 Points ∼32% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (941 - 943, n=3)
942 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 8141, n=401)
1860 Points ∼100% +97%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2119 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1023 Points ∼47% -52%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1827 Points ∼83% -14%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1103 Points ∼50% -48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2119 - 2260, n=4)
2199 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=461)
1770 Points ∼80% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
424 Points ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
309 Points ∼23% -27%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
256 Points ∼19% -40%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
257 Points ∼19% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (424 - 430, n=5)
339 Points ∼25% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=463)
1331 Points ∼100% +214%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
516 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
366 Points ∼29% -29%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
316 Points ∼25% -39%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
310 Points ∼24% -40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (512 - 523, n=4)
517 Points ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=471)
1269 Points ∼100% +146%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2132 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1050 Points ∼47% -51%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1787 Points ∼81% -16%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1136 Points ∼51% -47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2309, n=4)
2212 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4454, n=494)
1678 Points ∼76% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
807 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
523 Points ∼29% -35%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
229 Points ∼13% -72%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
523 Points ∼29% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (780 - 807, n=4)
794 Points ∼44% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=494)
1803 Points ∼100% +123%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
936 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
589 Points ∼38% -37%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
284 Points ∼18% -70%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
594 Points ∼38% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (913 - 936, n=4)
926 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=502)
1548 Points ∼100% +65%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
15735 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11048 Points ∼67% -30%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
16576 Points ∼100% +5%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
14930 Points ∼90% -5%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
8971 Points ∼54% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (15250 - 16647, n=5)
16074 Points ∼97% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 45072, n=652)
13700 Points ∼83% -13%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14536 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
9536 Points ∼47% -34%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
14603 Points ∼72% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
11262 Points ∼56% -23%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9686 Points ∼48% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14395 - 14603, n=5)
14507 Points ∼72% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7573 - 162695, n=652)
20162 Points ∼100% +39%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14786 Points ∼89%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
9835 Points ∼59% -33%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15000 Points ∼90% +1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
11912 Points ∼71% -19%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9517 Points ∼57% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14577 - 15000, n=5)
14826 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8513 - 83518, n=653)
16700 Points ∼100% +13%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
25 fps ∼71%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
19 fps ∼54% -24%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
24 fps ∼68% -4%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
19 fps ∼54% -24%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
16 fps ∼45% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (24 - 25, n=5)
24.2 fps ∼69% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=682)
35.2 fps ∼100% +41%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
37 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
26 fps ∼70% -30%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
37 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
18 fps ∼49% -51%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
25 fps ∼68% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (23 - 37, n=5)
34 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=685)
27.1 fps ∼73% -27%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
11 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
9.4 fps ∼48% -15%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
10 fps ∼52% -9%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
8.7 fps ∼45% -21%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
7.1 fps ∼37% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (10 - 11, n=5)
10.4 fps ∼54% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=601)
19.4 fps ∼100% +76%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
19 fps ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
17 fps ∼85% -11%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
20 fps ∼100% +5%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
8.3 fps ∼42% -56%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
13 fps ∼65% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (9.9 - 20, n=5)
17.4 fps ∼87% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=606)
17.9 fps ∼90% -6%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7 fps ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.6 fps ∼29% -34%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.9 fps ∼43% -1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5.3 fps ∼33% -24%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2.5 fps ∼16% -64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.9 - 7, n=5)
6.94 fps ∼44% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=462)
15.9 fps ∼100% +127%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14 fps ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11 fps ∼72% -21%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
15 fps ∼98% +7%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5.2 fps ∼34% -63%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
9.7 fps ∼63% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.5 - 15, n=5)
12.9 fps ∼84% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=465)
15.3 fps ∼100% +9%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4.2 fps ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.3 fps ∼49% +2%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
4.3 fps ∼49% +2%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2.8 fps ∼32% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2 - 4.3, n=4)
3.68 fps ∼42% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=165)
8.85 fps ∼100% +111%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1.3 fps ∼21%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼23% +8%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1.3 fps ∼21% 0%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
0.88 fps ∼14% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1.2 - 1.3, n=4)
1.275 fps ∼21% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=165)
6.14 fps ∼100% +372%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7 fps ∼52%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6.8 fps ∼51% -3%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
6.8 fps ∼51% -3%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
4.7 fps ∼35% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7, n=4)
6.03 fps ∼45% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=166)
13.4 fps ∼100% +91%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3.9 fps ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.5 fps ∼24% -10%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.8 fps ∼26% -3%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2.6 fps ∼18% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.8 - 3.9, n=4)
3.88 fps ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=166)
14.7 fps ∼100% +277%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3.9 fps ∼36%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2.1 fps ∼20% -46%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3.9 fps ∼36% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3.2 fps ∼30% -18%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
2.6 fps ∼24% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.9 - 3.9, n=5)
3.9 fps ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=391)
10.7 fps ∼100% +174%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7.8 fps ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.8 fps ∼50% -38%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
7.9 fps ∼82% +1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
2.9 fps ∼30% -63%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
5 fps ∼52% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7.9, n=5)
6.96 fps ∼72% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=395)
9.69 fps ∼100% +24%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
102781 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
75706 Points ∼58% -26%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
97294 Points ∼74% -5%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
87688 Points ∼67% -15%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
56793 Points ∼43% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (97294 - 108408, n=5)
103607 Points ∼79% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (52607 - 398720, n=284)
131350 Points ∼100% +28%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1071 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1045 Points ∼98% -2%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
919 Points ∼86% -14%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
673 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1008 - 1078, n=5)
1047 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=614)
745 Points ∼70% -30%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1072 Points ∼55%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1069 Points ∼55% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
857 Points ∼44% -20%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
741 Points ∼38% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1069 - 1081, n=5)
1073 Points ∼55% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=614)
1959 Points ∼100% +83%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1758 Points ∼93%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1068 Points ∼57% -39%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1889 Points ∼100% +7%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
884 Points ∼47% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1068 - 2049, n=5)
1721 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=614)
1466 Points ∼78% -17%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4090 Points ∼97%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
3865 Points ∼92% -6%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3223 Points ∼77% -21%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
1808 Points ∼43% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3865 - 4399, n=5)
4208 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=614)
2882 Points ∼68% -30%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1695 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 2048
1465 Points ∼86% -14%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1480 Points ∼87% -13%
Wiko View 2 Go
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Adreno 505, 3072
945 Points ∼56% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1465 - 1800, n=5)
1682 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 6097, n=618)
1433 Points ∼85% -15%

The Redmi 7 also does a good job when browsing the web: It is faster than its competitors with websites loading quickly. Only images require a short wait. The smartphone can easily handle complex HTML5 pages.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.9 - 108, n=91)
30.6 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
26.9 Points ∼88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
26.9 Points ∼88% 0%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 123, n=81)
34.3 runs/min ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chome 73)
27.44 runs/min ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
27.4 runs/min ∼80% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=145)
63.1 Points ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
58 Points ∼92%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (58 - 58, n=2)
58 Points ∼92% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 (Chrome 70)
29 Points ∼46% -50%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (8185 - 8420, n=5)
8289 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
8258 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
8185 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=675)
6340 Points ∼76% -23%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
4497 Points ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 (Chrome 70)
4257 Points ∼51% -48%
Wiko View 2 Go (Chrome 71)
3089 Points ∼37% -63%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Wiko View 2 Go (Chrome 71)
13373 ms * ∼100% -175%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 (Chrome 70)
10846 ms * ∼81% -123%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=695)
10731 ms * ∼80% -121%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
9698.2 ms * ∼73% -100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (4806 - 4900, n=4)
4864 ms * ∼36% -0%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
4856.4 ms * ∼36%
Motorola Moto G7 Play
4806 ms * ∼36% +1%

* ... smaller is better

We received normal results for this price range from our test with our reference microSD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. We would like to note that it is great to have a dedicated microSD slot and still be able to use two SIM cards simultaneously. The reader is also compatible with exFAT formatting.  

The internal eMMC storage offers the usual read speeds in this price range but can't quite keep up with its competitor's write rates.

Xiaomi Redmi 7Xiaomi Redmi 6Motorola Moto G7 PlayHuawei P smartAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
26%
73%
14%
-12%
-7%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
64.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
72.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
14%
49.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=136)
-21%
48.6 (9.5 - 87.1, n=408)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
84.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
82.26 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
68.5 (8.2 - 96.5, n=136)
-20%
66.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=408)
-22%
Random Write 4KB
14.4
36.3
152%
73
407%
21.3
48%
18.4 (0.75 - 77.3, n=179)
28%
20.4 (0.14 - 250, n=723)
42%
Random Read 4KB
73.6
52.5
-29%
74
1%
66.11
-10%
38.6 (3.59 - 117, n=179)
-48%
45.3 (1.59 - 175, n=723)
-38%
Sequential Write 256KB
84.7
118.4
40%
111
31%
121.07
43%
94.7 (14.8 - 189, n=179)
12%
92.9 (2.99 - 503, n=723)
10%
Sequential Read 256KB
298
287
-4%
289
-3%
269.36
-10%
235 (25.8 - 452, n=179)
-21%
261 (12.1 - 1468, n=723)
-12%

Games – not always a smooth ride

The high frame-rate mode cannot be activated when playing Arena of Valor and players are therefore limited to 30 fps when playing this game. While Asphalt 9 cannot be displayed entirely smoothly, the judders are so small that you have to look closely to notice them. Only Shadow Fight 3 runs at 60 fps, although this speed cannot be kept up at high details.

The proximity sensor and touchscreen can both reliably be used as controls when playing games.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
0102030405060Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.28.2.2: Ø32.2 (31-33)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.28.2.2: Ø31.1 (30-32)
; Shadow Fight 3; high; 1.18.0: Ø59 (50-60)
; Shadow Fight 3; minimal; 1.18.0: Ø59.8 (57-60)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.5.4a: Ø27.5 (20-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.5.4a: Ø29.9 (29-31)

Emissions – Xiaomi phone with low temperatures

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

The surface temperatures are acceptable even under high load: The maximum hot spot reaches 39.4 °C, which can be felt but is still far from worrying. The phone does not heat up noticeably while idling.

Even after a long period under load, the Xiaomi device still manages to maintain maximum performance. We tested this with the GFXBench battery test: The frame rates remain constant even after 30 rounds.

Max. Load
 39.1 °C
102 F
36.9 °C
98 F
37.5 °C
100 F
 
 39.3 °C
103 F
37 °C
99 F
39.4 °C
103 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
36.6 °C
98 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 37.8 °C = 100 F
35.8 °C
96 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.4 °C
103 F
36 °C
97 F
37.6 °C
100 F
38.3 °C
101 F
35.1 °C
95 F
37.3 °C
99 F
38 °C
100 F
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.1 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

Speaker test Pink Noise
Speaker test Pink Noise

Apart from the significantly higher volume compared to the speaker in the Xiaomi Redmi 6, its successor Redmi 7 offers a more balanced sound overall. The sound is surprisingly warm and quite clear at medium volume. However, the speaker is slightly overcharged at maximum volume, which makes some frequencies uncomfortable to listen to and creates a more muddied sound. However, we are quite happy with the overall sound experience - particularly for such an affordable smartphone.

You can connect speakers or headphones via the 3.5-mm audio jack or using Bluetooth 4.2 including AptX HD. The connection is great and sounds are transmitted nicely.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.247.62542.141.53134.636.54037.337.45039.841.16332.734.58027.727.910027.826.612525.725.316023.332.32002339.925021.44831521.454.140020.159.550020.567.163021.873.480020.474.610002074.3125018.273.2160018.971.920001873250019.172.5315018.268.940001865.750001958.563001865.4800018.163.81000018.165.21250018.267.21600018.150.4SPL65.66267.731.382.8N18.514.623.11.652.7median 19.1median 65.4Delta1.811.936.946.736.543.237.236.937.637.631.733.623.824.224.423.923.623.119.921.623.325.818.430.218.238.515.845.314.653.415.557.61362.112.365.112.166.711.965.610.767.910.767.610.566.710.366.710.766.310.565.110.56510.662.610.661.410.553.110.643.161.424.177.614.50.639.4median 11.9median 62.13.411.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi 7Xiaomi Redmi 6
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi 7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Redmi 6 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Runtime - Redmi just keeps going

Power Consumption

The power consumption of our test unit is similar to that of the Motorola Moto G7 Play. This is no surprise as both smartphones are equipped with the same SoC. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 requires less power under load, which should offer some advantages in terms of runtime. The Redmi 7 also looks good when compared to the other devices, although it does consume more power than its predecessor.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.7 / 2.1 Watt
Load midlight 3.3 / 5.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xiaomi Redmi 7
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 6
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Go
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
19%
-13%
-1%
-3%
-13%
-3%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.6
40%
1
-0%
0.62
38%
0.8
20%
1.05 (1 - 1.1, n=4)
-5%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=750)
12%
Idle Average *
1.7
1.3
24%
1.7
-0%
1.76
-4%
2
-18%
1.775 (1.7 - 1.9, n=4)
-4%
1.733 (0.6 - 6.2, n=749)
-2%
Idle Maximum *
2.1
2.1
-0%
2.6
-24%
1.87
11%
2.3
-10%
2.53 (2.1 - 2.8, n=4)
-20%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=750)
4%
Load Average *
3.3
3
9%
4.1
-24%
4.47
-35%
3.6
-9%
3.93 (3.3 - 4.2, n=4)
-19%
4.06 (0.8 - 10.8, n=744)
-23%
Load Maximum *
5.6
4.4
21%
6.5
-16%
6.39
-14%
5.4
4%
6.45 (5.6 - 6.9, n=4)
-15%
5.88 (1.2 - 14.2, n=744)
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Thanks to the generous 4000-mAh battery, our Redmi 7 offers excellent runtimes. It could almost last two entire workdays of constantly browsing the web on Wi-Fi before needing to recharge. The device lasts 4:28 hours under full load. This means that with normal phases of use and standby the device should last several days without having to be recharged.

The included quick-charge adapter has a rated output of 10 watts and recharges the device fully in around 2 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
24h 49min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 08min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 02min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 28min
Xiaomi Redmi 7
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 6
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Play
3000 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Go
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-13%
-19%
-31%
-13%
Reader / Idle
1489
1425
-4%
985
-34%
H.264
902
752
-17%
615
-32%
WiFi v1.3
848
695
-18%
690
-19%
565
-33%
734
-13%
Load
268
238
-11%
202
-25%

Pros

+ long battery runtime
+ modern design
+ stable case
+ decent speaker
+ fast fingerprint reader
+ a lot of power
+ great price-to-performance ratio

Cons

- imprecise GPS module
- preinstalled bloatware
- PWM flickering

Verdict – good price and performance coming from China

Review: Xiaomi Redmi 7. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de
Review: Xiaomi Redmi 7. Test unit provided by notebooksbilliger.de

Despite the competition trying to catch up, Xiaomi continues to offer the best price-to-performance ratio. The Redmi 7 offers good performance, decent cameras, very long battery runtimes, a flashy design, a stable case, a decent speaker, a fast fingerprint reader and more-or-less up-to-date software for under $150.

Xiaomi has once again created a great smartphone at an affordable price: the Redmi 7. 

Of course, the GPS module is not fully reliable and the earpiece could be louder. Warranty is another issue, plus there is quite a lot of unnecessary bloatware. But considering its low price, the Xiaomi Redmi 7 really is quite an impressive offer. If you are looking for an affordable, modern-looking smartphone, you will not get around the Redmi series.

However, devices such as the Moto G7 Play show that Xiaomi is no longer the only manufacturer to have understood how to create an affordable smartphone with high performance. If you are looking for higher screen resolution and an even better camera, you could take a look at the Huawei P Smart (2018), which is only minimally more expensive. However, neither of these two devices can keep up with the Redmi 7 in terms of battery runtime.  

Xiaomi Redmi 7 - 04/30/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 54%
Weight
90%
Battery
96%
Display
86%
Games Performance
31 / 64 → 48%
Application Performance
58 / 86 → 68%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 90 → 66%
Camera
67%
Average
74%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-04-29 (Update: 2019-04-30)