The Redmi Note 7 is one of the terminals of the moment. It was presented just a few days ago in Spain and is destined to become a best seller. Xiaomi has once again shown us that it is an expert offering fantastic features for a very tight price, and it will be challenging to find a terminal that can cope with it in its range.
However, we know that nothing is perfect, and the Redmi terminal also has some negative points that you should know about. Our colleagues from Urban Tecno have been able to test it for a few days and bring us the best and the worst of the Redmi Note 7.
Features and specifications
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7|
|Screen||6.3-inch screen with FullHD+ resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and with reinforced corners|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Cameras||Rear: dual sensor 48 f / 1.8 and 5 megapixels, 1.6µm pixels
Front: 13 megapixel f / 2.2 sensor
|Battery||4000 mAh with fast charging Quick Charge 4.0 –18W–|
|Others||Water drop-shaped notch, 3.5 mm jack, rear fingerprint reader, face unlock, and FM radio|
|Starting price||179 euros in its basic version|
What is the best and the worst of the Redmi terminal? As you can see, we have found some exciting features. We will delve into this issue later- a glass body, a Snapdragon 660, a dual camera with superior numbers, and a large 4,000 mAh battery that promises many hours of screen time.
The best of the Redmi Note 7
Design and display
Xiaomi’s device is made mainly of glass, although its edges are plastic. Its colors, such as blue and red, draw a lot of attention due to the gradients that it presents on its back, which looks reasonable.
On its front, it has a large 6.3-inch LCD screen and Full HD + resolution that occupies 80% of the show. It is a perfect panel, one of the best in its range and realistic colors. In addition, it’s notch drop-shaped, so it goes unnoticed. If we had to criticize your screen for something, it would be the brightness, which can be a bit short on some occasions.
A Snapdragon 660 is life insurance.
Its processor is the Snapdragon 660, which we also find in the Xiaomi Mi A2 models. It is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM versions, and while we recommend the latter, the basic version will suffice for most users. You will be able to move without problems the applications of your daily use, in addition to the occasional game from time to time.
In the general fluidity of the device, MIUI plays a vital role, which, even though it has some obstacles, works better every day. It is a layer with many additions and customization options, also getting closer to Google’s design lines. On the other hand, its gestures are very comfortable, one of the best ways to navigate our device. It should be said that the Redmi smartphone comes with an Android 9 Pie.
A battery that will satisfy even the most demanding
You will not have any complaints about the autonomy of this Redmi Note 7, which with its 4000 mAh, can last up to 2 days. Our colleagues reached eight and a half hours of screen time. Unlike other mid-range of the firm, it has fast charging and USB type C.
A fantastic double camera in the mid-range
It houses a dual camera of 48 MP and 5 MP on its back. However, you should know that unless you activate the 48 MP option manually, you will get 12 MP photos. Despite this, and considering the price, we obtained excellent results, similar to those that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite gave us. However, it is above this in low light situations, in which it does not do anything wrong.
We can also take good pictures with portrait mode thanks to its 5-megapixel secondary lens, which provides that depth effect. We get pretty natural results and a cut that works well if we compare it with some of its rivals.
What least convinces about the Redmi Note 7
Not everything was going to be good; the Xiaomi device also comes with some weak points that should also be pointed out :
- It is too big, quite long, and above all, thicker and heavier than its relatives, the Mi A2 and Mi 8 Lite. It is also slippery, although the cover in its box can help protect it without hiding its colors.
- Its front camera performs well but is slightly below its direct competitors.
- MIUI has to improve, in this Redmi Note 7, the notch. As we have already commented on more than one occasion, Xiaomi’s customization layer has many problems with notifications, which disappear from the navigation bar and the lock screen.
Is the Redmi Note 7 worth it? The answer is easy, yes. There are indeed some points where it could improve, but for 179 euros, you can’t get too many hitches. It’s a sure hit, and if you get along with MIUI, you won’t regret it.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.