The Redmi Note 7 is the latest cost-effective smartphone from Redmi. The Redmi brand is now an independent brand according to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. Just like what Huawei is doing with the Honor brand. And Oppo with the Realme brand. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 ticks all the boxes for a good budget smartphone under $200. Let’s take a look at the smartphone.
Redmi Note 7 Design
The Note 7 features a different design from its predecessor. Since Redmi is now a brand on its own, they figure to do something new. The Note 7 features a waterdrop notch with gradient finish. The front and back are covered with Corning Gorilla glass 5. While in the middle is a polycarbonate frame.
The Redmi Note 7 comes in with a weight of 186 grams and measures 8.1 mm in thickness. At the back is a dual camera with LED flash stacked vertically in the top left corner. While at the top middle is a fingerprint scanner. The Note 7 is available in two gradient body colours (Blue and Twilight Gold) plus Black body colour.
Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 186 grams
Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Blue, Black, Twilight Gold
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Redmi Note 7 Display
You’ll get a reasonable 6.3 inches IPS LCD display on the Note 7. The display features 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels and 409 PPI density. Protecting the display of the Redmi Note 7 is Corning gorilla glass 5.
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.3 inches (81.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (409 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
This is the present flagship of the new Redmi brand, so they had to make sure the camera won’t disappoint. The dual rear camera setup on the Note 7 is quite good for a mid-ranger. It features a 48 MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Though the camera can’t record 4K videos, it does record 1080p videos at 30/60/120fps with gyro-EIS. The selfie cam stacks up to a 13 MP with f/2.2 aperture.
Dual: 48 MP f/1.8 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 5 MP f/2.4 depth sensor
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 1080p@30/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
Single: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm
Under the hood of the Note 7 is Snapdragon 660 chipset. It features an 8-core processor clocking at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 512 GPU. The Note 7 comes in three memory variants; 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB. Also, the SIM 2 slot acts as a microSD slot for additional storage up to 512 GB.
Chipset: Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 260 (4×2.2 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 512
Memory: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB
MicroSD: up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
The Redmi Note 7 runs on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 10 skin on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Expect the user interface to be the regular MIUI fashion with no app drawer.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: MIUI 10
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Powering up the Note 7 is a non-removable Li-Po 4,000 mAh battery. This is the same battery capacity on its predecessor. But this time around the Redmi Note 7 comes with Quick Charge 4.0 version.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W (Quick Charge 4)
Redmi Note 7 Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port: Yes
Radio: FM radio, recording
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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