As expected, at the next conference, Xiaomi Corporation showed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 smartphone, the advantages and disadvantages of which are described in this review. It is worth noting that this is the first phone brand Redmi, as an independent brand.
2018 was a very important year for the best manufacturer of mobile devices from China, because he presented a rather large number of phones, which became one of the most popular models among buyers. For example, it is worth recalling the whole series of Mi 8, replenished all year. Almost every of her phones fell into the rating of high-quality devices and took not the last position there.
In addition, the Note 5 model became a very important gadget in 2018, which for a month was able to earn the status of a top device. Yes, at first its price upset, and no one put it on, but in a literal sense, after a couple of months the price fell significantly, and a smartphone that has far from the most budgetary capabilities will cost only 10,000 rubles, or even less.
A productive novelty is presented formally. In short, the developers from China managed to justify the anticipations and even surpass them. The device is equipped with incredible equipment for its own cost, through which it can duplicate the success of the top-end RN4. Here, users and a solid battery, and a smart processor, and an innovative 48 MP camera module, as well as many other chips, which will be discussed below.
Design and screen
The device is made of a glass shell with a frame of metal materials. On the front side is a screen type IPS with a 6.3-inch diagonal, the format of which is FHD. Proportions. 19.5: 9. The NTSC color zone range is 84%. The degree of ultimate sharpness is 450 nits, and the contrast is 1,500 to 1. The thickness of the frame on the sides of the screen is 1.95 mm, which is similar to Apple’s iPhone X. Of course, the developers of Xiaomi Corporation highlighted this highlight. The matrix of the phone is protected by a reliable and strong glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Video: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Cons
The novelty got a paired rear camera located at the top left, of course, behind the smartphone. From the rear, in addition, a biometric scanner is visible. The front line is in the protrusion made in the form of a drop. It is advisable to highlight that, in return for the familiar “Mi” logo, the device has acquired a new logo of the Redmi trademark, made in the form of the inscription “Redmi by Xiaomi”.
Pleased with the convenient placement of parts on the faces. The phone has an infrared port and a headset slot. But what was pleasantly struck was the appearance of the “C” type connector in the phones of this series. The new model supports two SIM cards. The dimensions of the new model are 159.2×75.2×8.1 mm. There is a port for a flash drive. Despite the fact that the phone has been repeatedly tested for resistance, it does not have any auxiliary protection licenses or, in any case, they have not been noted, which is hard to believe in.
Performance and memory
Snapdragon’s 660 chipset, which was released in 2018, has become the key power of the new product for active games. The smartphone comes with 64 and 128 GB of ROM. The novelty is equipped with 6 GB of RAM. To increase the main memory, there is a dedicated microSD slot for a flash drive. The new model is released with the Android 9 Pie interface based on MIUI 10.
At the conference, the Redmi brand compared the nimbleness of the phone with OPPO’s K1. It turned out that the Snapdragon 660 chip in Note 7 received an AnTutu benchmark score of 144,599, while the K1 from OPPO and X23 from Vivo received 133,961 and 128,616, respectively. Representatives of the Redmi company say that their novelty has even surpassed the Honor 8X phone, which is equipped with a processor for 710 games from Kirin.
The front camera is made on the basis of a 13 MP photographic module and has support for AII algorithms. In addition to the 48 MP module, an additional scanner with a resolution of 5 MP is installed in the rear camera to assess depth. It is also equipped with artificial intelligence options, manifested in the identification of shooting scenarios with a further exposure configuration. The lens has aperture 2.0 (6 glasses).
As for the 48 MP module, as expected, it was Samsung’s GM1 with a ½ matrix size and 0.8 μm pixel size, not Sony’s IMX586 installed in the flagships of Huawei and Honor. In Super Pixel mode, which involves merging the four nearest pixels into one, the photographic module of the new product takes pictures in a resolution of 12 MP.
Important! Implemented support for video in 1080p format with 30 FPS.
Inside is a battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh. The phone also became the first smartphone of the Redmi brand, which is equipped with a USB-C slot with the option of fast charging 4.0. The charging time is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes by means of an ordinary charger with a capacity of 10 watts, which comes in the package. But fast charging, the power of which is 18 W (optional), makes it possible to 100% recharge the battery in just 1 hour 43 minutes.