Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro Quick Specs
Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset: Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 612
Storage: 128GB/64GB, microSD, up to 256 GB (shared SIM slot)
Rear Camera: (48MP, f/1.79, 1/2″ sensor, IMX586 sensor) + 5MP depth sensor, LED flash
Front Camera: 13MP
OS: Android Pie 9.0 with MIUI 10
Features & Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4), USB Type C
Colors: Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, Space Black
Price In Nepal: 4/64GB NRS 25,000, 6/128GB 30,000
Redmi Note 7 Pro price in Nepal 4/64GB: Rs. 24,999
Redmi Note 7 Pro price in Nepal 6/128GB: Rs. 29,999
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Overview of Redmi Note 7 Pro
First, let’s get driven with quick specs of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The best part of Redmi Note 7 Pro is it’s the screen; it is having big 6.3 inches full HD plus IPS LCD screen. Redmi Note 7 Pro is driven by powerful Snapdragon 675. Redmi Note 7 Pro comes up with two variants, one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and next with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The phone Redmi Note 7 Pro is overall an excellent medium budget ranged phone. We get a good battery with fast charging, powerful processor, good camera and video quality with image stabilization and a bunch of useful sensors and features. Redmi Note 7 Pro is an excellent phone. But with this awesomeness, there is something wrong and missing. Redmi Note 7 Pro was very much hyped for its 48MP Sony camera, but its performance is not that good for now.
There is an 8-10 seconds delay while processing the 48MP images, and the quality is not that remarkable. But it’s not that you just have to use that 48MP mode to just trigger some bugs and UI lags, the 12Mp camera is awesome, and it works fine. Some of the other lacks of Redmi Note 7 Pro includes low earpiece volume; the earpiece is not that loud. It works fine at a normal environment, but in loud case scenarios, Redmi Note 7 Pro fails to amuse you.
With such a good phone Xiaomi‘s team should have gone for a dedicated Micro SD slot but no. There’s no dedicated micro sd slot, and you should share it with the sim slot if you choose to use a micro sd. However, it is not required for the 6/128 GB Redmi Note 7 Pro variant, but it would be necessary stuff for Redmi Note 7 Pro 4/64GB variant.
As usual, the MIUI comes up with lots of advertisement which is obviously undesirable. Other cons of Redmi Note 7 Pro include it’s slipper back. The phone seems to have no grip and is likely to slip from the hand. And it seems the Xiaomi team haven’t considered optimizing the weight of Redmi Note 7 Pro; it seems slightly heavy.
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Pro’s of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro
The best part of Redmi Note 7 Pro is its price. With the price of NRS 25,000 and NRS 30,000 we are getting a one-man army phone with a powerful processor and camera. The thing is we are getting a lot of best hardware at this medium-ranged price line.
- Powerful processor and camera at nice price range.
- Good for portrait images.
- Good video quality with image stabilization.
- Good performance, no lags.
- Good, clear, and bright screen. No problem with outdoors.
- You get lots of usable sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, IR blaster, etc.
- Good speaker with a loud sound.
- Awesome battery life.
- No any phone heating issues on regular use.
Con’s of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro
We already advocated the best part of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro as its camera, but there is something small to worry about while using the rear 48 MP camera. The 48 MP rear camera of Redmi Note 7 Pro was very hyped, but there are some issues with that. It has had a forty-eight-megapixel sensor, but by default, it will only shoot in 12 megapixels and the only way you can access that 48 megapixels are if you go to the pro mode that sort of the manual mode and there you have an option of enabling 48 megapixels.
Whenever you move to that 48 megapixels, and you shoot a picture, there is a processing delay of about 6 to almost 10 seconds. And a delay of 8-10 seconds for 48MP images would be fine if the results were amazing, but the images are no different from the one, shot in 12 megapixels mode. When you zoom in the images shot from 48 megapixels mode, there is not a huge difference and clarity. It is just a way to take extra space on the phone. However that might be fixed by Xiaomi in a next update, but for now, it is a con.
There is also a UI lag in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. The UI is not that smooth as expected. There’s a delay and lag while switching modes in camera and doing other tasks. Hopefully, they can fix it with an update.
- UI is not the best; there’s a UI lag while switching modes in camera and doing other stuff.
- 48 MP camera mode is not optimized and needs attention.
- Hybrid slot, no any dedicated slot for the 4/64 GB Redmi Note 7 Pro variant.
- The earpiece is not that loud.
- Slippery back.
- The weight of the phone is slightly heavy.
- Lots of advertisement with MIUI.
Redmi Note 7 Pro Camera Review
So as the buzz has been created and many of you guys wanted to know for sure about the cameras of Redmi Note 7 Pro. So, here’s a detailed camera review of the new Redmi Note 7 Pro.
48-megapixels camera seems to be the new trend in the smartphone world, and as you guys might know it by now, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with the Sony IMX 586 sensor.
Getting a 48 megapixels camera setup on an NRS 25, 000 thousand phones is amazing because the other smartphones with this similar camera sensor is the Honor View 20, and that one starts at NRS 60,000.
The rear camera of Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup. The primary camera has a half-inch, 48 megapixels Sony IMX 586 sensor, with F/1.8 aperture.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro uses professional four-in-one superpixels technology to combine four adjacent pixels into a single 1.6 microns large pixel with high resolution 12 megapixels photos.
There is also a 5 megapixels shooter for depth sensing along with an LED flash included on the front panel. The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 13 megapixels selfie camera with screen flash included for low-light selfies. So that’s the camera hardware of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
With the new Redmi Note 7 Pro setup, you get a dedicated night mode and also 48-megapixel mode.
However, one thing that is noticeable is the legginess of the camera interface. This could probably be a software issue and can be fixed with an update. But for now, it’s a minus point.
The number of details in the photos and the colour reproduction is pretty spot on the photos taken by 12 megapixels camera. By default, the Redmi Note 7 Pro camera runs 12MP camera which is amazing. The clarity and sharpness are mind-blowing. There’s also AI mode which does its job as amazingly as its name. It supports auto HD and resolves shadows well.
The 48 megapixels mode has a different watermark for images to identify. The close-up shots have also come well with good details and sharpness. The colour reproduction is also amazing with the 48 megapixels mod in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The 1.7 aperture creates a good depth of field and it produces natural bokeh effect to the close-up shots taken.
Moving to the portrait mode Xiaomi has already shown us that they are fine
at the portrait mode, with Redmi Note 5 AI and Redmi Note 6 Pro.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro uses 5-megapixels sensor for edge detection for portraits. The portraits come with great detail sharpness and elements. The edge detection is amazingly perfect with the phone we are getting in this price range.
While coming to the low light photography, Redmi Note 7 Pro does its job very well. The images are well taken with great details and sharpness. There’s also a dedicated night mode in Redmi Note 7 Pro that gives images with awesome details and colour but it is a bit slow.
The video quality of Redmi Note 7 Pro is awesome. You get awesome videos with image stabilization. And additionally, you can shoot your videos in 4K mode too.
Moving back to the selfie camera, the 13 megapixels secondary camera does its job very well. There is an awesome portrait mode that shouldn’t dissatisfy you.
Below are some sample shots taken from Redmi Note 7 Pro.