Xiaomi redmi note 7 pro review

Based out of New Delhi, India, Dhruv has been testing, writing about consumer giải pháp công nghệ for a decade & then some. He joined Android Authority in 2019, before which he balanced his journalistic career with multiple start-ups including a makerspace. Dhruv is your go-khổng lồ guy if you want to chat about travel, coffee, records, or vintage electronics.

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Xiaomi Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro

The Redngươi lưu ý 7 Pro is a really nice phone that offers some of the best hardware you can get at this price point. Unfortunately, software glitches mar an otherwise excellent phone. Ads strewn across the interface make for an intrusive sầu user experience.


01About this review02Design03Display04Hardware05Performance06Software07Camera08Specs09Specs10Price and availability

Xiaomi’s Redmi lưu ý series has long been the most successful lineup for the company. Over the years, the series has struck a good balance between performance and price. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Redngươi cảnh báo 7 Pro has a lot of hype surrounding it. The phone promises a high-spec processor và a top-shelf camera at an extremely enticing price.


Can the paper specs match up with the real world usage experience? We spent a week with the phone to find that out. Here’s our Redmày chú ý 7 Pro review!


About this Redngươi lưu ý 7 Pro review

I worked on this Redmày chú ý 7 Pro Review over the course of a week. My cảnh báo 7 Pro nhận xét unit with MIUI 10 Global 9.2.25 Beta was used in India on the Airtel network. The unit was running February 1st, 2019 security patch và software version 9 PKKQ.1.181203.001.


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It has finally happened. Xiaongươi has tossed out that long-in-the-tooth, glass-and-metal build of the Redngươi Note series & brought in a bit of pizzazz. The Redmi chú ý 7 Pro is made entirely of glass và uses Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front & the back. The company sent us over the extremely understated blaông xã variant lớn test out. The phone looks very elegant, but it’s the gradient-heavy Nebula Red and Neptune Blue colors that look downright stunning.


This time around, the Redmi lưu ý 7 Pro has gained a bit of thickness because of the use of glass. In my week with the phone, I accidentally dropped it once và the phone came out looking just as new. Other than a few micro scratches, the glass is still looking pristine, but Xiaomi is playing it safe & is bundling a case with the phone.


Overall resilience appears to lớn be a big factor on the Redmày Note 7 Pro. The phone has gained a P2i water resistance coating all the way through on the inside. All the relevant ports & buttons are secured internally using rubber gaskets. Xiaongươi still doesn’t want to lớn clayên full=fledged water resistance, but the phone should survive sầu the odd splash or light shower.


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There are other changes too. It took Xiaongươi long enough but the Redmày Note 7 Pro finally gains a USB Type-C port. The right side has the volume rocker và power button. Both keys are sufficiently clicky và exhibit a good amount of travel that feels very reassuring. The Redmi Note 7 Pro does not have stereo speakers & output from the bottom firing speaker is just about satisfactory. While sound does not distort even at high volumes, my main gripe is it just doesn’t get all that loud.


The left side of the phone has the SIM and microSD card slot tray, which is, unfortunately, of the hybrid SIM variety. At the top, next lớn the headphone jaông chồng, lies the infrared blaster, a crucial part of Xiaomi’s Redmi series, which works in conjunction with a pre-installed tiện ích.


The phone employs a waterdrop-style notch in the middle that isn’t particularly attractive sầu lớn look at. Xiaomi calls it a “dot notch” và it juts out from the top of the panel in an almost jarring fashion. That said, it does get the job done by facilitating an 81.4% screen-to-body toàn thân ratio. Bezels at the top và sides are slyên ổn enough, but there is a significant chin at the bottom. This lower chin is where you’ll also find the notification LED.


Overall ergonomics are as good as you would expect và the phone generally feels very premium. The Redmày lưu ý 7 Pro weighs about 186 grams, which is definitely on the heavier side, but its balanced weight distribution helps. The rear fingerprint scanner is also easy khổng lồ reach. It would be safe khổng lồ say that Xiaomày has done a really good job with the Redngươi Note 7 Pro’s overall design.


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The screen on the Redmi chú ý 7 Pro is a 6.3-inch Full HD+ panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel is of the IPS LCD variety & it generally looks very good. The phone has tư vấn for Widevine L1 DRM so, theoretically, you should not face any issues with watching HD content on Netflix.


The mặc định trắng point is accurate và colors look pleasing and comfortable, but you can make the display warmer or cooler if you wish.

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The extremely glossy body toàn thân can make it hard to lớn read nội dung when outdoors, but at maximum brightness the experience is satisfactory.


There is an option to lớn hide the notch if that’s what you prefer, but since this is an LCD display, the software layer shows up in a deep grey tone that is visible at higher brightness levels.


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Powering the Redngươi Note 7 Pro is a Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The octa-core processor uses a combination of six high-efficiency cores based on the Cortex A55 architecture và two performance cores which are built on the Cortex A76 platform. The latter two ensure that CPU performance is not that far off from the Snaprồng 835, a flagship chipset from just two years ago. The Adreno 612 GPU is where the chipphối lags behind the Snaprồng 710 as far as graphics performance is concerned.


Storage options are 64GB và 128GB & you can expand it via the microSD card slot. As mentioned earlier, the slot is of the hybrid variety so you should be prepared khổng lồ thua the second SIM thẻ in case you decide khổng lồ add extra storage. You can expect to find about 51GB of không lấy phí space on the 64GB version of the phone.


The Redmày Note 7 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery powering the show. Between the 11nm Snaprồng 675 chipphối and MIUI’s battery optimizations, the phone lasts a full day & then some. Battery life will obviously vary depending on use case. Between ample social truyền thông media use, WhatsApp, & about an hour of phone calls, the battery would easily last me a full day with over 50 percent left over. Over the course of a week of use, I observed an average of six hours of screen on time.


Unlượt thích the Vivo V15 Pro, the phone doesn’t drain too much of power while gaming. A half an hour session of PUBG depleted about ten percent charge.


The Redngươi chú ý 7 Pro ships with support for Quiông xã Charge 4.0 but Xiaomi hasn’t bundled in a compatible charger in the box. In our chat with Xiaomi, we were told this was a cost-saving measure. Using the standard charger, it took approximately two hours và ten minutes to lớn top off the phone from under five sầu percent charge.


Network performance was sufficiently solid and the phone was able lớn hold on khổng lồ the signal even in poor network areas. Phone calls sounded clear and crisp at both ends.


Performance

I found the Snapdragon 675 chipmix impressive sầu when I first tested it out on the Vivo V15 Pro. Cut khổng lồ the Redmày Note 7 Pro và we’re talking about a phone that is half the price và yet has enough grunt underneath to lớn run practically anything you might want khổng lồ vì on the hardware. At least on paper, the hardware is the real khuyến mãi. Unfortunately, performance didn’t match up entirely và I’m inclined khổng lồ believe sầu this is down lớn Xiaomi’s software optimization — or lack of thereof.


There were moments when popping into the home page screen took a full second and there were occasional frame drops in the animations for popping open folders. The Camera tiện ích locked up on me more than once, and on one occasion, a hard reboot was needed to lớn get the phone running again.


Set lớn high, PUBG Mobile ran at a solid clip, until it didn’t. Between the software lock-up and moments when the game would slow down lớn a slide show, it really feels like Xiaomày needs khổng lồ spend a bit more time refining the software on the Redmày Note 7 Pro.