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Redmi Note 7 Review: A jam-packed and affordable mid-ranger

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Redmi Note 7 Review

The Redmi Note 7 has created so much noise in the smartphone industry before and even after its official launch. This is because of its jam-packed specifications on a super affordable price-range.

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Let’s see if the hype was all real. Continue reading our full review.

BUILD QUALITY

Redmi Note 7 Review

On a price range of P7,990 to P11,490, the Redmi Note 7 is not a typical cheap looking smartphone. It’s sandwich glass body construction makes it more of a premium phone when you hold it.

We also like its curved side frames making it comfortable to use but do take note that it has some weights compared to other phones on its price range.

Just in case you missed it, the Redmi Note 7 was surrounded by Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. In fact, our review unit is still on its brand new condition even after few months of using it.

DISPLAY QUALITY

Redmi Note 7 Review

The Redmi Note 7 still offers the best display on its price point. You can enjoy a 6.3-inch display with a water-drop notch and small side bezels, a 1080p resolution, and an immersive 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The blacks and sharpness of the display are also good when watching videos.

PERFORMANCE

Redmi Note 7 Review

Using a device with Snapdragon 660 and 4GB of RAM on a below 10K budget is a sure win. The Redmi Note 7 delivers very swift performance and smooth multitasking. The Fingerprint Scanner and Face Unlock features are also very reliable to use.

Here are some benchmarks:

Redmi Note 7 Review

Another plus feature of this device is the IR Blaster. We enjoyed using it on different types of home appliances like TVs, air conditioner, cable box, and more.

CAMERA

Redmi Note 7 Review

The Redmi Note 7 has a dual rear camera setup composed of a 48MP main sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Photo details are fine and it produces slightly saturated images than normal. We also noticed that it have some issue with exposure because it turns images darker than we prefer.

The edge detection in Portrait mode is also performing well. At night, the details are still acceptable and noises are very minimal. We also enjoyed using Night Mode most of the time because it can bring more details and light up the shadows.

Redmi Note 7 Review

The 13MP selfie camera is also good in showing the details when taking selfies. Skin color remains natural and edge detection in Portrait Mode works perfectly most of the time.

Here are some of our sample photos:

BATTERY LIFE

Redmi Note 7 Review

Its 4,000mAh battery endures our heavy day usage frequently. It has good battery saving feature and energy efficient standby time. Unfortunately, its default charger was only 10W. Good thing, the Redmi Note 7 supports up to QuickCharge 4.0. So we recommend you to buy that kind of charger to enjoy faster charging time.

VERDICT

As of writing this article, the Redmi Note 7 is still the best mid-range smartphone that you can buy on its price point. It offers a premium looking design with beautiful glass cover around it. For the performance, this device is still one of the most affordable devices with Snapdragon 660 plus 4GB of RAM. You also got to enjoy a dual 48MP rear camera and a huge 4,000mAh battery. If you combined everything, the Redmi Note 7 is a real jam-packed feature smartphone and still a great deal for consumers with below 12K budget.

Redmi Note 7 Review

Redmi Note 7 Specs:

  • 6.3-inch IPS display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 14nm Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10
  • 64GB ROM, expandable up to 256GB
  • 4GB RAM
  • 48MP f/1.8 PDAF + 5MP rear cameras with dual LED flash
  • 13MP AI front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner + Face Unlock
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Infrared blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Quick Charge 4.0
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Php9,990

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