Xiaomi Redmi 7 review: Beauty! Battery! Budget!

The finances telephone phase is getting more and more populated with major telephone producers like Samsung, Realme, ASUS, Lenovo and others launching handsets with killer specifications all inside the sub Rs 8K bracket. Xiaomi, the undisputed leader within the Indian cellphone market, has lately announced its today’s finances prince, the Redmi 7. It boasts a tempting Rs 7,999 fee tag that pursuits to unsettle worthy competition consisting of the Realme C1 and the Samsung Galaxy M10 in a bid to stake its claim because the fine low-priced phone ever.

The Redmi 7 addresses the difficulty which most customers are worried about — a horrid battery life. The brand has crammed in a massive 4000mAh battery right here, making it a certain shot option for the budget conscious who need an all-day battery after which a few more.


Design, Build

While it could be argued that the battery on the Redmi 7 is it’s principal USP, the all-new design is a strong contender to the throne as nicely. Last 12 months, Xiaomi’s Redmi collection came with a instead boring and constant layout even though the specs have been quite suitable. This 12 months, below the newly shaped Redmi brand, Xiaomi has paid near attention to the outdoors information and no longer just the internals by myself.

The Redmi 7 comes in three interesting colors — Eclipse Black, Lunar Red and Comet Blue. With these colorations, Xiaomi has brought a fashionable gradient design on a polycarbonate shell that’s not often visible on handsets at this rate point. This makes the handset not just lovely, however long lasting as nicely, and in the method expands the consumer base of these searching for to very own a stylish handset without breaking the financial institution.

In for overview, we received the Lunar Red handset, which in our humble opinion is the fine shade option to grace this handset; that is partly because of the reality that it can enchantment to either gender and it has a stunning deep purple hue that shifts steadily to black. For this design, Xiaomi has dubbed it as Aura Smoke which denotes its gradient appearance.

The handset features a twin-rear digicam sensor and an LED flash that is getting an increasing number of not unusual these days on handsets inside the sub Rs 8K rate bracket; this is greater anticipated than surprising. The different great feature is the circular fingerprint sensor on the rear. If the fingerprint scanner isn’t your cup of tea, there’s the the front-going through camera which also can be used for face liberate. However, do be aware that face liberate is not as relaxed as a fingerprint sensor and Xiaomi claims that the face liberate function is most effective supposed for comfort.

The plastic rear does add a piece of tool security in terms of accidental drops and it feels lots cozy in evaluation to glass discovered on the Redmi Note 7 collection. However, since it comes with the gradient finish, it is severely susceptible to fingerprint residue. For safety, Xiaomi has bundled a soft case inside the packaging which can not only ward away fingerprint residue but additionally gives added safety if the Redmi 7 accidentally slips from your draw close.

The facets are made using black plastic that looks a tad bit reasonably-priced. However, at this charge range, we are truely nitpicking. At the bottom you locate the micro USB charging port, the speaker and microphone, whilst at the facet, the extent rockers and power button unearths its domestic. To the pinnacle, you get the infrared blaster and the three.5mm audio jack. The SIM tray, like most handsets, is located on the left, which allows you to add nano SIM playing cards in addition to a microSD card collectively.

Overall, the design of the Redmi 7 is quite great — simply excuse the plastic finish. If you locate plastics an trouble, then you better choose the Redmi Note 7 collection as they provide a Gorilla Glass 5 covered rear with a metal body, however at a higher rate.


One of the stand-out functions of the Redmi 7 is the massive HD 6.26-inch Dot Notch show. While the notch is slowly performing on handsets inside the sub Rs 8K price variety, it’s as an alternative rare to discover a waterdrop styled notch. Xiaomi is yet again paving the manner for bringing functions of higher priced handsets into the finances section. While the addition of a notch reduces the bezels on 3 facets, the chin at the bottom is pretty large. However, for a handset at this fee range, we will’t assume ultra-slim bezels all round.

The Redmi 7 uses an HD+ show with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, features a curved 2.5D display screen that’s covered by way of Gorilla Glass 5. With the two.5D glass, the Redmi 7 is able to be grasped easily and feels comfortable within the palm. By adding Gorilla Glass five, you get additional protection to the display from unintended drops. Having a Gorilla Glass display at Rs eight,000 is a win in our eyes, fingers down.

The Redmi 7’s show can be categorized as respectable at first-rate and colours can also sense a tad underexposed making them seem dull. The display screen is pretty shiny although, and viewing content material even in bright daylight is completely accurate.


The Redmi 7 runs on Android nine Pie with an MIUI 10.2 skin on pinnacle. This software program, for the most part, is intuitive and people switching from a rival emblem will haven’t any issues being used to the interface. Being a Xiaomi handset, we get all of the logo’s apps in addition to Google’s apps. Some of the preinstalled apps may be deleted which assist in liberating up space for different apps.

Apart from being a phone brand, Xiaomi is also an Internet logo. Because of this name, they manipulate to keep the fee in their handsets down to a minimal. Being an Internet logo, they’re inside the business of imposing commercials of their handsets. Having reviewed some Xiaomi handsets inside the past, we’ve observed that the sheer quantity of commercials inside the Redmi 7 is tough to disregard. We take into account that advertisements can assist the business version and within the method preserve the rate of the device low, but out of the box, the variety of advertisements shouldn’t overpopulate the overall enjoy of using the tool.

While this could be tense for most, there are ways to lessen the wide variety of commercials; however it’s a workaround procedure which the general public wouldn’t be stricken to even do. Hence, Xiaomi desires to return to a middle floor that’s not too intrusive to the general consumer revel in. Apart from the ads, we observed the overall experience of the handset to be pretty strong and intuitive.


The Redmi 7 is fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset and matched with an Adreno 506 GPU. The SoC is designed on a 14nm FinFET method and the main goal of presenting this chip inside the handset is to attention on strength performance. Battery life being the primary USP of the Redmi 7, you get an octa-core SoC that’s clocked at 1.8GHz which guarantees ample processing capabilities whilst retaining power efficiency. The SD 632 facilitates in riding a smoother OS revel in in addition to having the a few talents to run video games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 on the bottom settings. While you gained’t get flagship grade performances, the handset is more than able to maintaining its personal.

The handset is paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM that’s incorporates 32GB of storage and with the latter model in for checking out, we located a completely clean software program enjoy. Opening a couple of tabs and pulling them up from the background changed into dealt with very effortlessly. The apps open nearly immediately making it a pretty zippy tool thinking about its lowly charge tag.

We ran the same old litany of benchmarks and it did as predicted with nothing poor to write home about. If you need a handset that runs smoothly and can cope with exhaustive 3-d apps, then the 3GB variation could be a higher wager among the 2 variations to be had. As a ways as thermals cross, the handset did get a bit heated during extended gameplay, however nothing a lot to cause you any issue.


The Redmi 7 is prepared with a twin rear digicam configuration that comprises of a 12MP number one and a 2MP intensity sensor mixture. While taking pictures pictures in well-lit situations, pictures regarded natural, with the proper amount of vibrancy and saturation. The pix had a fair quantity of element as nicely which makes them ideal for sharing on social media. A neat feature introduced to the price range tool is that it comes with AI-enabled scene detection. This lets in the digicam to gauge the concern being shot and output the first-class possible image for the said surroundings.

Ashley Stephens

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