We show you the analysis of what is probably the best-gifted mobile within its range throughout this first half of the year. Good performance, better autonomy, and excellent cameras. This is the new Redmi Note 7 of Xiaomi.
The Redmi Note 7 sets new milestones in this range of mobile phones whose price is below $ 200. A good dose of photography, great performance and a lot, but that much, autonomy to stay active all day.
If the Xiaomi brand surprised us months ago with the arrival of the Pocophone F1, whose price is at $ 278. The new Redmi Note 7 sets a new standard in terms of quality. Setting new limits on what you can find a low price.
Review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specifications
Retail price: $ 190
- Android 8.0 operating system with MIUI 10
- 6.3-inch IPS Full HD screen (2340 x 1080)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- Adreno 512 graphics
- RAM memory of 3 or 4 GB
- 64GB or 128GB storage (microSDXC to expand)
- Dual main camera of 48 MP (f / 1.8) + 5 MP (f / 2.4)
- Front camera of 13 Mp (f / 2, 0)
- 4000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Dual SIM with hybrid SIM tray
- USB C connector and mini audio jack
- IR Blaster port (remote control)
- Dimensions: 159 x 75 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 186 grams
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
- Stellar battery life
- Strong performance
- Vibrant, big screen
- Camera over-promises, under-delivers
- Overblown software
- Slightly dim screen
We have done benchmark tests to compare the Remi Note 7 with others of similar price and we find a clearly differentiating performance in its range. It does not measure up to play demanding games, but for its price, you will not find anything better.
It is an excellent phone for photography, games and to perform the most basic communications operations. Also, its large screen will allow you to watch a series of great quality.
It also adds a large 4,000 mAh battery, a 48 Mp camera, a USB C port. An efficient fingerprint sensor, a large amount of RAM, as well as the possibility to expand its storage with microSD. What more can you ask for a mobile phone for less than $ 200?
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Design and screen
Frankly, the Redmi Note 7 is a terminal that surprises from the initial moments, not only for the design and agility with which the Android interface moves. With its customization layer MIUI 10 based on Android 8.0, but also for its agility Demonstrated by the amount of RAM.
For practical purposes, we have a 6.3-inch FHD + screen that uses the surface of your panel by integrating the front camera under the typical notch in the form of a drop of water that is located in the top center of the phone. The aspect ratio handled is type 19.5: 9, very conducive to viewing video content.
Thus, the Redmi Note 7 is a phone with a real viewing area of 81.4% of the active surface. Which is enhanced with a pixel density of 409 dpi to take better advantage of the screen size. Its brightness levels are improbable, but sufficient for this range of entry.
Unlike other telephones, the Gorilla Glass 5 top glass is not integrated into the terminal. So it protrudes above the edges and causes the thickness to rise to 8.1 mm. You will also see that it is a heavy smartphone with 186 grams of weight.
Already on the back, we see how the objectives of the double camera stand out slightly. This prevents the Redmi Note 7 from being stable on a flat surface. Something that happens to many phones, including the new iPhone XS or Apple XR.
His photographic facet does not disappoint
The main photography set on the back consists of a surprising rear camera sensor Sony IMX 586 48 megapixels with another 5 Mp equipped with artificial intelligence with a focal aperture of f / 1.8.
This makes it possible to capture images with a level of detail frankly surprising in this range of phones. A resolution of 8,000 x 4,000. Which you could print a poster of 3 x 2 meters without losing quality.
The problem comes when it comes to storing these photos, given that a 48-megapixel image occupies about 15 MB of memory per capture. That is why Xiaomi has decided not to include this profile as standard, having to be selected the ‘Pro Mode’ within the camera settings.
Especially good are the photographs that are captured in broad daylight. As our images show, some tones become saturated in complicated situations, as is the case with the backlit sky, but photography maintains the type with its range of colors.
Do not forget that the Sony IMX 586 sensor present in the Redmi Note 7 is the same as found in the Honor View 20, whose price is much higher. So, with a little dexterity, we can achieve results comparable to mid-range and even high-end mobiles.
Already in the video section, the Redmi Note 7 can record 4K quality at 30 fps with some EIS stabilization functionality. You will find several modes of use and configuration with which to manage to improve the final result of the videos.
As for the front camera, it has a 13 MP (f / 2.0) lens that includes beauty mode and HDR functions. The bokeh effect is decent, but it can always be improved, in spite of the innovations provided by the MIUI 10 interface to take better advantage of the dual-camera system.
Performance and autonomy
Neither does it disappoint its potential in performance. Where the Snapdragon 660 processor does a great job accompanied by the high values of RAM with its variants of 3 or 4 GB. The 128 GB of storage expandable by microSD slot.
It is a model that will allow you to tackle the majority of tasks that the general public demands of a current smartphone. Such as web browsing, management of different social networks, capture, and photo retouching or messaging.
You can also tackle the most playful facet with the odd game, without making the jump to the most demanding titles (PUBG Mobile can be played with low configuration values).
The demonstrated connectivity is also up to what is demanded today with a 4G chip. Bluetooth 5.0 and a widely used USB Type C connection port with which you can charge the terminal battery 100% in just 90 minutes thanks to the support of Quick Charge 4
This is another particularly noteworthy point of the Redmi Note 7 to have in its interior with a battery whose capacity scales up to 4,000 mAh. Which will allow you to overcome the 24 hours of use without problems? Inside your box, you’ll find a 10-watt adapter.