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Realme 7 Review: Better Camera, Better Gaming

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Imdeed, midrange phones are getting better and better when tech companies release their new phones. Take Realme for example, a few months ago, we reviewed the Realme 6 series and now they have a better version of it, the Realme 7 series. What we have here is the Realme 7. Let’s check out what are the improvements it has over the last model and is worth your hard earned money.



Realme 7 specs

  • Octa Core Mediatek Helio G95 processor
  • Mali-G76 MC4 graphics
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal memory expandable via microSD
  • 6.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD dosplay (1080 x 2400 pixels)
  • Rear Camera
    • 64MP f/1.8 
    • 8MP f/2.3 ultrawide
    • 2MP f/2.4 macro
    • 2MP f/2.4 depth
  • 16MP front facing camera
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner (side mounted)
  • Sensors – accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 5.000 mAh battery with 30W fast charge
  • Android 10 with Realme UI 1.0
  • Price: Php 14,990

UNBOXING

What’s inside the box?

  • Realme 7 unit
  • USB Type C cable
  • 30W fast charge power plug
  • TPU case
  • SIM card ejector tool

HARDWARE

One noticeable feature of the Realme is the glasstic look and feel of the body. The phone is actually made of polycarbonate but the way if looks and feels is like matte frosted glass which is nice. It doesn’t take as many fingerprints and smudges. We actually never used the included TPU case because the phone is so nice hold. It doesn’t feel slippery.


Unlike the Pro model, the regular Realme 7 is using an IPS LCD display panel. Although not as punchy and vibrant like AMOLED, the display is still bright and colors are still pleasing to look at. Overall, we dont have any complains with the hardware. Oh, there is also a headphone jack and the single speaker is quite loud and has certain richness to its sound.

SOFTWARE

Realme UI is a slightly tweaked version of OPPO’s ColorOS. It is Tealme’s skin on top of Android. If you have used an OPPO or Realme phone before, this will be very familiar to you. Animations are smooth and everything else is easy to understand and navigate. Realme is also committed to Android software updates although, not as quick and fast as other brands. Older Realme smartphones were upgraded to Android 10 this year and we are pretty confident that Realme will also uodate the Realme 7 series to Android 11 sometime next year.

Powering the Realme 7 is the new Helio G95 from Mediatek. It is the first smartphone to have this chipset. Based on benchmark scores, it noticeably faster than the Helio G90. Expect a great gaming experience out of this phone. We downloaded our old favorite graphic intense game Dead Trigger 2 and it ran smoothly here. Such games like NBA, Mobbile Legends, PUBG mobile will also run here with no hiccups.

CAMERA

The Realme 7 uses the second generation 64MP sensor. The company did some imrprovements on software processing making photos look better. Other cameras include an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. So far macro shots are better than the previous model. Take a look at the photos we took.


BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

let’s talk battery. We have a huge 5,000 mAh battery here. It is actually hard to kill this battery in one day. We watched about 5 movies on Netflix, some You Tube videos and some episodes on IWant TFC and we still have 45% battery left and that’s impressive. Charging is also no problem with its fast 30W fast charge.


As for the connectivity, we never had signal drops on our Smart network. 4G/LTE has been good all the time and WiFi reception has been always stable. Calls are clear with no issues.


VERDICT

The Realme 7 is indeed a better version of its predecessor and if you are out hunting for a new phone, we highly recommend you check out the Realme 7. It has great battery life, fast 30W charging, better photos, nice hardware and excellent gaming experience out of the Helio G95 chipset. But if you want a Qualcomm chipset and a much better charging speeds. Check out the Realme 7 Pro.

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