Xiaomi Redmi 7
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, videos @1080p/30fps
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 7
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.
Along the way, Redmi mobile phones can become a favorite “national mobile phone” because of the high quality and cost-effectiveness that can be trusted. In this Redmi 7 reviewed in this article, Xiaomi is more intimate in providing an 18-month long warranty, once again making a commitment to quality, making people uneasy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2019
Source: Hitech Century
Xiaomi Malaysia is expanding their line-up of offerings in malaysia with the launch of not one but two phones in the form of the Redmi Note7, the affordable Redmi 7 as well as the first of a growing range of smart home ecosystem devices in the form of the Mi LED smart light bulb, a Mi Home Security camera and a Mi Smart Sensor Set.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2019
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; powerful hardware; long battery life; nice connectivity. Negative: No USB-C; the location of the fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2019
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 85% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 6090% workmanship: 70%
Source: Fredzone FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent processor; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2019
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Low price; impressive cameras.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/22/2019
Model: The Xiaomi Redmi series in some ways has been the benchmark for the budget friendly. It came out with specs that phones twice its price could offer. The Redmi 7 is no different. For a start, it comes in a sleek design, something that doesn’t look cheap at all. It has a 6.26 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 covered screen with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. With a pixel density of 226 PPI, it isn’t exactly the sharpest display for media but it gets the job done for some decent Youtube playbacks and reading. The bezels are slightly on the larger side, with 81.5 screen-to-body ratio. However, the inclusion of a teardrop notch makes it look smaller than it actually is. The Redmi 7 comes with Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 632 Octa Core processor paired with an Adreno 506 GPU. Coupled with the lower resolution screen, it gives some smooth gaming experience and more importantly, long battery life. There are a few variations available in terms of RAM and storage space. RAM choices are 4, 3, and 2 GB while storage space options are 64, 32, or 16 GB. The lowest spec is mainly for people who need a smartphone mainly for messaging and calling. It’ll make a perfect smartphone for older users.
For a cheaper phone, it is surprising to know that the Redmi 7 comes with a dual camera setup. The first is a 12 MP, f/2.2 camera and the other is a 2 MP depth sensor for better portraits. User opinions are rather mixed about the photo quality with mostly saying that the photos are good enough for social media uploads. On the front is a 8 MP selfie camera. Both rear and front cameras support HDR mode. For easier access, the fingerprint reader is mounted at the back of the phone but given its size, it is slightly harder to reach for people with smaller hands. The Redmi 7 comes with a rather large 4,000 mAh battery which is charged via the older microUSB port. Xiaomi brings the latest Android 9.0 to the Redmi 7 in its own MIUI 9. The Redmi 7 might not sound like a great phone but with a comparatively high spec to price ratio, it is easily one of the cheapest phones in the market. Its main competitors come from other smaller brands such as Honor and Asus but even they are unable to match the Redmi’s quality, specs, and price.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is a smartphone that not only packs better hardware, it even gets a more premium build and a much longer warranty. It was launched alongside the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Redmi is positioned as a sub-brand under Xiaomi, which is similar to the Pocophone brand. The Redmi 7 is reminiscent of its elder Note series sibling. So, users have the same camera arrangement at the back as well as fingerprint placement. The front and the back are fitted with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 with an additional 0.8-mm-thick layer for extra durability. It has three color options, namely the Black, Blue, and Red. The Redmi Note 7 gets a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display that comes with a tiny notch at the top. It features fairly thin side bezels but compensates with a thick-looking chin and upper bezel. The front is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. For a more premium feel, it uses 2.5D glass for both sides and the rear gets a reflective material. The sides of the phone are made of glossy plastic and thus feel less slippery than metal and glass.
Under the hood, it runs on a Snapdragon 660 processor that’s clocked at a higher 2.2 GHz with up 6 GB of RAM. As a result, it claims to outperform other Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 660 powered smartphones. The Redmi Note 7 still comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB storage options. The storage capacity can be expanded further via a microSD card on its hybrid dual-SIM tray. As for the camera, the Redmi Note 7 packs a 48 MP f/1.8 main camera that uses Samsung’s GM1 ISOCELL sensor and a secondary 5 MP shooter for depth of field effects. It has the standard camera settings, namely beautification, HDR, AI, video mode, picture quality, etc. For selfies, it gets a 13 MP main camera, which comes with AI-assisted beautification features. Powering the Redmi Note 7 is the same 4,000 mAh capacity battery and it now charges via USB-C. The device supports Quick Charge 4 fast charging. Another good news is that the 3.5 mm headphone jack and infrared blaster are also retained. Another advantage that is not commonly featured is the 18-month warranty instead of the usual 12 months. There’s also a 7-day no questions asked return policy and a 15-day one to one swap policy for factory defects. As a conclusion, the Redmi Note 7 is a step up from the current Redmi Note 6 Pro. It has better specs, a more premium looking build, a higher resolution camera and longer warranty while maintaining the same affordable price tag. The Redmi Note 7 could be the new first choice among smartphones in the same range.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamQualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
632: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight Kryo 260 cpu cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
81.55%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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