Redmi Note 7 Pro Review: Stunning Hardware, Unpolished Software

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PROS Camera takes excellent photos in the default 12MPhường resolution. Dynamic colour gradients add lớn the flair. Performance sets a new benchmark in the mid-range segment. CONS No Quick Charge 4.0 charger provided in the box Bright LCD panel, but can't match up to the AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy M30 Shooting at 48MP.. is pointless since you won't get the required sharpness & details for large prints.

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Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro will go down in history for being the first khổng lồ offer a whopping 48MP camera for under Rs 15,000. But while the camera isn't all that good when shooting in native 48MPhường., the cảnh báo 7 Pro does an excellent job in taking sharp & details photos at 12MP resolution thanks khổng lồ the half-inch sensor. But leave sầu the camera aside, and there's still a lot lớn talk about the Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro, with the performance setting a new benchmark & the phone itself getting a much-needed kiến thiết makeover. Read the detailed nhận xét khổng lồ learn more about how the Redmi chú ý 7 Pro fares amuốn its peers.


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Xiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 7 Pro detailed Đánh Giá

The Redmày cảnh báo series from Xiaomi has been one of the most successful lineup from the company. Every new iteration has seen stocks getting sold out in seconds. But more than that, every new successor of the phone (save sầu perhaps, the Redngươi cảnh báo 6 Pro) has been disruptive for the market. So much so, that ever since I’ve been reviewing phones, I would look forward lớn Xiaomi’s invite to lớn the launch sự kiện. Last year, it was the SnapLong 636 & the dual-camera thiết đặt that propelled the Redngươi Note 5 Pro và later, the Redmi chú ý 6 Pro to the top. This year, Xiaomày plans to lớn outbởi its previous offering with the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro, a phone with a 48MPhường. camera on the bachồng.

Among muốn peers offering cameras with 12MP and 16MP.. resolution, a 48MPhường camera sounds like an effortless win. But even though the new camera brings big improvements, it’s not everything that the Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro should be known for. It’s also notable for bringing the Qualcomilimet Snaprồng 675 SoC down lớn the mid-range segment, after the Vivo V15 Pro debuted it in the high-over segment. But is a 48MP camera & a brand new processor enough to make the Redmày Note 7 Pro the best mid-range điện thoại thông minh to lớn buy? Let’s find out —

What's in the box

Xiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 7 ProUSB-C CablePower nguồn AdapterSIM Ejector ToolWarranty DocumentsManual

Key Specifications

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675RAM: 4GB LPDDR4xDisplay Size: 6.3 inchesDisplay Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixelsRear Camera: 48MP+5MPFront Camera: 13MPBattery Capacity: 4000mA

Design: A glassy affair

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Apart from the hi-res camera và the new processor, another important thing one should know before buying the Xiaomi Redmày cảnh báo 7 Pro is that it’s made out of glass. This is the first time Xiaomày has used a glass-based thiết kế on a Redmi lưu ý điện thoại thông minh, và it comes with some tall promises. For one, Xiaomi claimed you can craông xã walnuts using the phone’s rear panel without shattering the glass casing. Not that anyone would want to vị that with a phone, but the point is that despite having glass on both sides, the phone is durable và won’t crack open if its falls. There’s Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides.

While the phone certainly didn’t break when dropped from near my pocket, it did register a whole lot of scratches for being in the pocket along with my keys. It’s better to put the phone inside a case immediately after unboxing it.

Having said that, the Redngươi Note 7 Pro looks much more premium than any other Redngươi chú ý phone before. Xiaomi experimented with gradient colours for the first time và came out with two variants — Nebula Red & Neptune Blue. Both variants change colour when light reflects on it, similar to lớn the kiến thiết you will often find in Honor và Huawei smartphones. There’s also the Space Black variant for the conservative buyer, which we received for Review.

The Space Blaông chồng variant attracts a lot of fingerprints & we had to keep using a micro-fiber cloth khổng lồ keep the body không lấy phí of smudges. There’s also a exorbitantly large camera bump that makes the phone wobbly when put on a surface. The edges of the camera bump also attracts a lot of dust, something that even with a case on, you won’t be able lớn avoid.

The rear panel is kept minimal with the Redngươi hình ảnh sản phẩm in the bottom, the camera module on the top left arranged vertically, & the fingerprint sensor mounted in the top center where it’s reached easily. On the front, the Redmi chú ý 7 Pro is all screen, almost. There’s a small U-shaped notch that Redngươi calls the Dot Notch which houses the front camera. It’s a welcome nâng cấp over the ugly, rectangular notch that the Redmi lưu ý 6 Pro came with. There is bezels around the display, especially at the bottom, but it’s much less invasive và becomes invisible when watching something on screen.

The cảnh báo 7 Pro is also notable for introducing the USB-C port for charging và retaining the 3.5milimet headphone jachồng despite Xiaomi announcing a new pair of wireless earbuds. Lastly, it maintains Xiaongươi legacy by offering the IR blaster on top.

Display: Better, but not the best

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With the notch shrunk down to a dot (well, almost), the focus is now all on the display. And it’s distinctly better than what the Xiaongươi Redngươi cảnh báo 5 Pro và the Note 6 Pro offered last year. While the Note 7 Pro is using an LCD panel, Xiaomi claimed it’s a LTPS In-Cell LCD panel. LTPS is more sophisticated & it’s cheaper khổng lồ produce than an IPS display. It also saves power & offers a more consistent viewing experience.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro offers a 6.3-inch display with FullHD+ resolution. We registered peak brightness of 537 lux in our lab, which is slightly more than the Redngươi lưu ý 6 Pro. The display doesn’t look all that extraordinary though. The contrast ratio is not that high and the colours don’t look as dynamic as you would find on an AMOLED panel which the Samsung Galaxy M30 offers. The panel is just about sufficient for daily use. The sunlight legibility has been improved và there’s less colour washing seen when the phone is used outdoors.

You bởi vì get the option to lớn tweak the colours & contrast levels using preloaded presets, but we suggest you keep it unchanged unless you know what you’re doing. There’s also the usual blue-light filter that promises to protect the eyes from harmful radiations. Xiaongươi even offers the much-required Widevine L1 certification that allows one to lớn stream content on Netflix & Amazon Prime Video in HD.

The Xiaomày Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro’s display is perfectly usable, but we wouldn’t Gọi it the best since there are AMOLED panels now being offered by Samsung in that price range.

Performance: Sets a new mid-range benchmark

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What’s a Redmi Note device without introducing a new processor? While the Redmày Note 6 Pro received a lot of flak for not offering a generation nâng cấp in performance, the lưu ý 7 Pro more than makes up for it. It brings the Qualcomm Snaprồng 675 down to the mid-range segment, ensuring the lưu ý 7 Pro’s performance is unmatched in the price segment it’s offered at.

The Snaprồng 675 is notable for using the same Cortex A76 cores as the flagship SnapLong 855. It has two high performance Kryo 460 Gold cores clocked at 2.0GHz along with six Kryo 460 Silver cores clocked at 1.7GHz for power efficient tasks. These are Ccoupled with twhat is either 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. We received the 4GB variant for Đánh Giá, và the benchmark tests we performed on the phone pegged the Redmi chú ý 7 Pro on top of the các mục, in almost all tests.

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On AnTuTu, the Redngươi chú ý 7 Pro scored an all-time high of 179186 in the mid-range segment while on Geekbench Single bộ vi xử lý Core & Multi-core tests, it scored 2397 & 6382 respectively, both consistently higher than the scores we have seen on mid-range phones before. The Kirin 710-powered Honor 10 Lite does come cthua thảm to lớn beating it in terms of CPU performance, but it’s the Snapdragon 675’s Adreno 612 GPU that cputs itthe Redngươi above sầu the rest. Graphics benchmark like the 3DMark Slingshot kiểm tra also pegged the Redmày Note 7 Pro on top with a score of 1836 while on the AI Benchmark kiểm tra, the Redmày cảnh báo 7 Pro performed well enough scoring 5908, much higher than phones with Snapdragon 660 and Kirin 710 performed in the kiểm tra. The MediaTek Helio P60 came cđại bại to lớn beating it in terms of AI performance though when we tested the Redngươi Note 7 Pro against the Oppo F11 Pro.

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The Snaprồng 675 on the Redmi chú ý 7 Pro is also quite adept at handling games. We played PUBG Mobile & Asphalt 9 on the phone và recorded the numbers on Gamebench. PUBG Smartphone registered a high frame rate of 39fps with 93 percent frame rate stability while on Asphalternative text 9, the phone clocked a poor 22 FPS with 52 percent stability. Xiaomày did announce the Redmày cảnh báo 7 Pro is particularly tuned to handle PUBG Smartphone better, & it shows in the results. If you’re planning to lớn buy a phone simply lớn play the game in high settings, this is the phone to lớn go for in the mid-range segment.

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The Redmi chú ý 7 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. The interface is the same as the Redmi Note 6 Pro with gesture navigation and the usual MIUI suite of features like a personalised minus-1 screen, no ứng dụng drawer và a theme engine.

The cảnh báo series has maintained a pattern of setting benchmarks in performance in the mid-range segment, and the Redmi cảnh báo 7 Pro is no different.

Camera: Flaunt the 48MPhường, shoot in 12MP

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While the performance boost is more or less expected from a new Redmi chú ý device, the camera on the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro took us by surprise. The Redmi cảnh báo 7 Pro offers a 48MP. rear camera coupled with a 5MPhường depth sensor. On the front is a 13MP. shooter for selfies. The Note 7 Pro has the same camera that’s there on the Honor View đôi mươi — The Sony IMX586 sensor. It’s a 1/2-inch sensor that packs 48 million 0.8 micron pixels. By default, the Redmi Note 7 Pro delivers 12MPhường photos which is achieved by binning four pixels into lớn one khổng lồ create a large 1.6um super px that captures more information. The 48MPhường mode has to lớn be manually turned on, either from the camera thực đơn, or in the Pro Mode.

We did a detailed demo of the 48MPhường camera on the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro,comparing it against the 48MP Samsung GM-1 sensor on the Vivo V15 Proas well ascomparing the mặc định 12MP photos against the 48MP version of the same pholớn.

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Shot on Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro (In 48MP)

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Shot on Vivo V15 Pro (In 48MP)

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For the native sầu 48MP. output, Wwe found that the 48MPhường. Samsung GM-1 sensor on the Vivo V15 Pro was far ahead of the Redmày chú ý 7 Pro’s Sony IMX586 sensor in terms of detail reproduction & sharpness. The only place where the 48MPhường Sony IMX586 outshined its Samsung counterpart was in dynamic range, and that too only by a hair. That could be the fault of Xiaomi’s aggressive sầu softening or the use of lenses of inferior quality. Whatever be the case, the 48MPhường resolution images results certainly weren’t quite usable, especially if you plan to lớn take a large print of the 8000x6000 pixels phokhổng lồ. The camera also takes a noticeable amount of time to lớn process the image. During that time, the camera phầm mềm freezes và you won’t be able to lớn shoot another image till the one you shot is processed. That’s weird because Qualcomm’s spec-list for the Snaprồng 675 which powers the Redmày chú ý 7 Pro specifies that the chipmix supports zero-shutter-lag when shooting a 48MP snapshot. Xiaomi must have opted out of it.

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Shot in 48MP

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Shot in 12MP

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Having said that, the 12MP.. photos that the Redmày chú ý 7 Pro produces by default, are far richer và vibrant. The company suggests users to shoot more in the default resolution since it takes up much less space. Indeed, 48MP.. photos taken from the phone took up an average 18MB to lớn 22MB, while the 12MP.. images ranged from 5MB khổng lồ 7MB. Using the AI mode also increased the file size to around 11MB khổng lồ 12MB. But saving space is not the only reason to lớn shoot at 12MPhường. The 12MPhường. images that the phone produces are far superior lớn any other mid-range smartphone camera right now. In its price range, the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro is rivalled by the Realme 2 Pro, Honor 10 Lite, Samsung Galaxy M30 và more. None of the devices manage to lớn produce the details the Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro offers in its 12MPhường photos, be it macro shots, or landscape shots with lots of lights và shadows. Even the dynamic range has been improved by a long mile. The photos bởi vì come out really good.

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Shot on OnePlus 6T

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Shot on Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro (In 12MP)

In fact, the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro punches far above sầu its weight. We compared the photos taken by the phone with ones taken by the OnePlus 6T, and the Redngươi cảnh báo 7 Pro is just as good, if not a little better. Xiaomi even drew comparisons against the iPhone XS, but we didn’t go that far as the comparison will be pointless for the end user considering the two phones operate in opposite ends of the price spectrum.

What we did like about the Redmày cảnh báo 7 Pro’s camera was not its ability to lớn take 48MPhường photos, but the camera’s AI mode and the Night Mode. The former is able to recognise the comtháng scenes you are shooting & apply the relevant filters and effects. We took an image in default 12MPhường. & then with the AI mode turned on. The colour was definitely more realistic with AI mode turned on. Even the white balance was adjusted lớn make the image appear warmer, which went well with the overall aesthetics of the photo lớn.

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Shot with Night Mode off

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Shot with Night Mode on

The night mode on the Redngươi Note 7 Pro also proved quite helpful. The phone takes 7 rapid shots when you tap the shutter button in the Night mode. These seven images are then fused together to lớn achieve sầu higher detail, sharpness and a better exposure and to remove blur and noise. The results vị offer a lot more light in the phokhổng lồ than the default mode, however, the sharpness is a little too much. More often than not, the image appeared overprocessed. However, it did manage to lớn offer far better low-light shots than most other mid-range phones we have tested so far.

The Redngươi chú ý 7 Pro is also quite adept at taking well-lit selfies. The front camera can automatically detect when you need HDR. You can also add beauty effects and turn on scene-recognition. It does have sầu a tendency to blow up the highlights, but the facial tones and details are well-preserved.

Both the front & rear cameras offer portrait mode. Xiaongươi even went a step ahead to lớn offer a variety of portrait lighting effects. While the edge separation is more or less perfect, the blurring itself looks artificial. A shallow depth of field from a DSLR will have sầu a gradient bokeh which increases as you go further from the subject. In case of the Redngươi lưu ý 7 Pro, it’s all the same.

Overall, the Redngươi cảnh báo 7 Pro is the best camera phone you can buy right now for under Rs 15,000. It may not use the full potential of the large Sony sensor, but the little it does is enough to make the cảnh báo 7 Pro one of the best mid-range phone for photography.

Battery: Lasts long, really long

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The Redmi Note series have sầu never shied away from offering a long battery life. But for the past few years, Redngươi has capped the battery capađô thị to lớn 4,000mAh. Combined with a glass body toàn thân, the battery does add to lớn the weight of the device, but it also offers more than a day's worth of charge. The Redmày Note 7 Pro managed khổng lồ last over 10 hours in our Geekbench Battery Test. The battery percent went down from 67 percent to lớn 63 percent after 15 minutes of PUBG di động, while a 30 minute binge of Mad Men on Netflix drained the battery by 6 percent. This is much lesser than what we have noticed in other mid-range phones like the Samsung Galaxy Mtrăng tròn & the Honor 10 Lite.

Xiaomi even offers tư vấn for Quiông chồng Charge 4.0 in the Redngươi cảnh báo 7 Pro. Using a QC4.0 certified charger, you can fast charge the phone with 18W charging. Tragically, however, the Redngươi Note 7 Pro only comes with a 10W fast charger that tops up the phone in around two hours. Xiaomày doesn’t even have sầu a QC 4.0 charger that you can separately buy. There are a handful of options, but we can’t guarantee it will be safe khổng lồ use.

Bottomline

Having used the phone for well over a fortnight, I am now sure the 48MP camera is what the Redngươi chú ý 7 Pro will be remembered for. It will go down in history to become the first smartphone under Rs 15,000 khổng lồ offer an ultra high-resolution camera. Ironically however, the phone is weakest when shooting photos in 48MP. More importantly, the Redmày Note 7 Pro’s hardware will put a lot of pressure on its rival lớn either match or come out with something even better. Either way, it’s the buyer who ultimately wins. If you are in the market for an affordable performer, look no further than the Xiaongươi Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro. Good luông chồng getting your hands on one right now, though.