Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review & Specifications

The Redmi Note 7 is the latest in Redmi’s line of Note smartphones, with it being released to the Malaysian market on the 27th of March 2019. Redmi has always been the affordable option for Xiaomi fans, and so far they’ve provided some of the best entry-level smartphones in the market.It has competitive specs, a beautiful design, and a very aggressive price tag.

Hardware and Design:
The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch, 1080 x 2340 IPS display. With its 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 offers hardware upgrade from its predecessor. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at up to 2.2GHz and built on 14nm technology. Graphics runs on Adreno 509 GPU.

The base model of the Note 7 runs on the Snapdragon 660 with 4GB of RAM, while the superior “Pro” model  is powered by the Snapdragon 675 with 6GB of RAM.

Software and features

The Note 7 runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 software over Android 9, and personally I enjoy MIUI 10 a lot.  It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at up to 2.2GHz and built on 14nm technology. Graphics runs on Adreno 509 GPU. In terms of additional features, MIUI offers “Second Space”, which partitions the phone’s hard drive into two sections, each running its own software, apps, and storage system.

Camera and battery

The past few generations of Redmi Note smartphones have maintained quite the same battery capacity. At 4000mAh, it’s at the upper end of battery capacities in current smartphones.

There are also a healthy number of shooting options – although, admittedly, there isn’t anything out of the ordinary. These include Night, Panorama, AI, Portrait and Pro mode. Night shots are bad if shot on auto mode, but the saving grace is the phone has a “Night Mode” option that snaps multiple images in succession then combines all the information collected into one better balanced shot.

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This phone advertises a 48-megapixel camera but you can only shoot in 48-megapixel mode when shooting with manual controls, and the upscaled “48-megapixel” image only looks fine if you have ample lighting.When it comes to video recording, the Redmi Note 7 maxes out at 1080p at 60fps. There’s also a high frame rate mode that shoots 1080p clips at 120fps.

Specifications

Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-Core, 64 Bit
  • Graphics adapter
  • Qualcomm Adreno 512
Memory
  • 4096 MB
Display
  • 6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch points, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • glossy: yes
Storage
  • 64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB  , 51 GB free
Connections
  • 1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, USB type-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, USB type-C 2.0
Networking
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, FDD
  • LTE: B1,B3,B5,B7,B8, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
  • Height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 159.21 x 75.21 ( = 0.32 x 6.27 x 2.96 in)
Battery
  • 4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
  • Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
  • Primary Camera: 48 MPix Dual: 48MP (Samsung GM1, 1/2″, 0.8 µm, f/1.8) PDAF + 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor, dual LED, [email protected]/60/120fps
  • Secondary Camera: 13 MPix HDR, AI portrait mode, Video [email protected]
7Expert Score
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7 REVIEW SCORE

Camera
9
Battery
7
Design
7
Performance
7
PROS
  • Camera quality, especially in low light and night
  • Battery Performance
  • Dual-SIM functionality
  • Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.
CONS
  • No Dedicated microSD card slot
  • No 4K Video recording
  • No NFC sensor

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