Redmi Note 7 Review and Specifications – Although the Redmi Note 7 smartphone is sold at a low price, the Redmi Note 7 is equipped with reliable specifications and is supported by a variety of powerful features and technology. But, is it true that this smartphone has a reliable and capable specifications?
The back cover of the Redmi Note 7 is made with a 2.5D gradient glass finish. This finishing stage allows the Redmi Note 7 to have a shiny design.
On the front of this smartphone there is a waterdrop shaped notch at the top of the screen. On the Redmi Note 7 called “Dot Drop”, the Redmi Note 7 has a Notification LED located on the lower side.
The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the back. Besides relying on fingerprint as a security feature, you can also apply face unlock, face unlock the Redmi Note 7 has a fast response to unlock the screen
The power and volume buttons side by side on the right side and the SIM Tray slot (hybrid) are on the left side. While the 3.5 mm audio jack is at the top. The USB Type C port is located at the bottom between the two speaker holes.
The Redmi Note 7 is available in 3 color variants and 3 internal storage variants. You can choose Neptune Blue, Twilight Gold, or Black colors, and 3/32, 4/64, or 6/64 (RAM / Internal) memory options.
Redmi Note 7 Screen
The Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3 inch screen with IPS LCD type with FHD + 1080 × 2340 resolution with a density of 409 ppi. The screen to body ratio reaches 81.4 percent and the aspect ratio is 19.5: 9. Corning Gorilla Glass 5’s screen protection is entrusted to coat the Redmi Note 7’s screen so it won’t be scratched.
As a user interface, the Redmi Note 7 is installed with MIUI 10 and the Android Pie 9 operating system is installed. A variety of interesting theme options are available that can be applied on this mobile.
MIUI 10 also offers two navigation options on the Redmi Note 7, using a navigation bar or without a navigation bar. If you choose not to use the navigation bar, users will rely on gestures to navigate on mobile. Like swipe from the left side of the screen to back, swipe from the bottom of the screen to return to home, and so on.
Redmi Note 7 Performance
The Redmi Note 7 already uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE (14 nm) chipset. Snapdragon 660 is supported by 8 cores (4 × 2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4 × 1.8 GHz Kryo 260). Kryo is one of the technologies used in the previous Xiaomi flagship series, now it has been installed in almost all Redmi series, this Redmi Note 7 has been embedded with the Adreno 512 GPU which is already very capable of playing games.
The Redmi Note 7 has been very smooth to play heavy games in circulation today. Like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and others, all games can be played smoothly
Unfortunately Xiaomi does not equip the Redmi Note 7 with a game mode that has recently been found in almost all smartphones, this game mode to get a more maximal gaming experience.
Redmi Note 7 Battery
As a power source the Redmi Note 7 is embedded with a 4,000 mAh battery, which is said to have supported Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology and this Redmi Note 7 already uses a USB type C port. The Redmi Note 7’s charging process takes about 2 hours of duration, from the percentage of the battery to 5 percent to 100 percent.
Redmi Note 7 Camera
The Redmi Note 7 implements dual main cameras with a 48MP label (clearly written on the back cover). In fact, the chipset used, namely Snapdragon 660 is only compatible for dual cameras with a maximum sensor of 24MP, how come it is able to support 48MP?
So this is the explanation, the original main camera sensor carried by the Redmi Note 7 was 12MP + 5MP. To activate 48MP, you need to shift the auto camera mode to the Pro section when activating the camera. and there is a possibility that the 48MP camera is just the result of the Redmi Note 7 software
The Redmi Note series is known to have good quality photos in its class. Likewise with what is offered by the Redmi Note 7. But if you expect results that are “extraordinary because of the 48MP camera”, then you should be disappointed.
Because when we try the 48MP camera mode and compare it with a 12MP camera, it is very difficult to find significant quality differences. However, the 48MP camera has better pixel density and color compared to the results of the camera in auto mode.
Xiaomi certainly does not forget to embed the AI feature on the camera, which is able to recognize various objects and photo scenes to maximize the color and detail of the photos taken.
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Meanwhile, for those of you who like to do selfie photos, the Redmi Note 7 has been equipped with a 13MP front camera, but unfortunately it is not equipped with LED Flash. For those of you who like using Google Camera or Gcam, you can easily install it on this phone without having to do rooting.
Redmi Note 7 Specifications
159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.32 in)
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10|
|CPU and Chipset||Chipset:
Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
|Main Camera||Dual Camera:
48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Selfie Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
As we mentioned in the camera section, for those of you who expect the results of “extraordinary” photos because of the use of a 48MP camera, then you should be prepared to be disappointed. But it needs to be underlined, the resulting photo is still classified as good quality and quite satisfying.
The Redmi Note 7 is very worth buying, seeing all aspects of the specifications offered and of course the price tag is quite tempting.
Redmi Note 7
- Prices are relatively cheap
- SnapDragon 660 AIE processor
- Camera results are great
- USB Type-C
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Support Quick Charge 4
- Very premium design
- 48MP is just a gimmick, but the camera results are still satisfied
- There is no front flash for the front camera
- Notification LED is too small