Xiaomi Redmi 7

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Review – Back To The Basics With An Affordable Price Tag

21 Mar 2019 Thursday
Xiaomi Redmi 7 Review – Back To The Basics With An Affordable Price Tag
Ağahan  Çelik
Ağahan Çelik Editor

Xiaomi's new phone could be a nice option with its low-price

If you are looking for a decent quality / price ratio, and devices around the mid-range category with a breakthrough price, new Redmi 7 and its starting price of only 150 dollars, will save you the trouble. It is a somewhat more basic smartphone, but that can be more than enough for many buyers. Redmi 7 avoids certain excesses by saving something in practically all possible features, such as screen, memory, camera or processor configurations. Let's see what this new smartphone by Xiaomi offers us.

The Redmi 7 embraces a relatively bold design. Along with the glossy black end, the smartphone is available in two different choices for color gradients – blue and red. It features fairly thin side bezels but both the chin and the upper side are a bit thick. The phone features Gorilla Glass 5 in its front screen, of penultimate generation. 

Xiaomi Redmi 7 specifications: 

  • Screen: 6.26 "LCD HD +, with Gorilla Glass 5, in 19:9 format
  • Processor: Snapdragon 632, eight cores in 14 nm
  • Memory: 2/3/4 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage
  • Main camera: double, 12 and 2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh, 10 W charge
  • Connectivity: 4G, dual band ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS
  • Others: fingerprint sensor, microUSB, headphone jack
  • System: MIUI on Android 9 Pie 

As we can see, it is a modest smartphone, starting with a Snapdragon 632 which is not so behind the Snapdragon 660 that uses the Mi A2. The phone is equipped by 2 to 4 gigs of RAM and 16 to 64 GB of internal memory, depening on the model. A priori, I doubt that all of them are available in their international launch, but I would not go for less than the intermediate version in any case.

It has double camera, with a pair of sensors of 12 and 2 megapixels, more than enough to take pictures in portrait mode and with the possibility to apply 'AI' scene detection. Phone’s battery is quite more generous than the previous edition. As we see in most of the mobile phones that are arriving to the market lately, Redmi 7 embraces a battery of no less than 4,000 mAh and that can promise in the vast majority of cases a day of full use. Its charge is not so fast, nor the opposite, since it arrives with a 10 W charger, normal for today’s telephone market.

The thing is that Redmi 7 still forgets the USB C connector and arrives with an already old microUSB. Since talking about forgotten connectors, the 3.5 mm jack for audio is kept. From its launch in China on the 18th of this month, three main versions vary according to capacity. Official prices are in yuan at the moment, but we translated the price in dollars. Said so, it is usual for these prices to rise by around 15% on their official arrival in America and Europe

  • 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB capacity: 699 yuan or about $105
  • 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB capacity: 799 yuan or about $120
  • 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB capacity: 999 yuan or about $150

So what do you think about the new Xiaomi smartphone Redmi 7 ? Is it going to have an impact on the market ?