We often come across the metaphor “Beauty and the beast” and apparently Xiaomi was well aware to utilize a catch-line similar to that for their marketing benefit during lately launched device MI Note 7 Pro.
Slogan as “48 MP Camera Beast”, let us ascertain if its beast camera coupled with beautiful exterior design and added characteristics would do justice to its “phraseology” and could create carnage in the smartphone jungle.
Redmi Note 7 Pro was introduced to the world long ago and curiosity generated amidst the crowd prior to its launch to know what accessory will it include or will it be similar to its predecessor.
Redmi Note 7 pro is preceded by Note 6 pro and it contains almost all the components that Note 6 pro was equipped with and other supplementary features to enhance its performance and quality.
Beginning with unboxing, a 10 W charger, USBC cable and SIM ejection tool would appear in the front. Exploring the handset further, it comes in classic space black color which is glossy on the surface and appealing enough to hold all your interest. Though we have options in color in the form of Nebula Red and Neptune Blue, believe me, space black color is a sight to behold.
Inspecting its exterior look slightly more, we will find power lock/unlock button on the right edge of the handset. Move further up on the right side and there exist a volume rocker controller. At the top of the handset, there is a secondary microphone along with 3.5mm headphone jack and type C port. Approaching to its left edge, we run into the sim tray, unfortunately it comes with hybrid configuration where either 2 sim cards could be inserted or 1 sim card and a memory card could occupy it.
At the bottom edge of the handset, we will find microphone/speaker grills and USBC ports.
Turn the smartphone around and we would bump into Finger print scanner, 48+5 MP dual camera set up and LED flash.
It is protected by 2.5D curved Corning gorilla glass 5 on the front and the rear side. 2.5D refers to the angle by which the edge of the glass display is curved.
What strikes our mind the moment we hear the word smartphone? I concur, it is its display and Xiaomi has left no stones unturned to make its display anything less than impeccable.
The display arrives with slightly above the average size of 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio) along with the display type of IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. IPS (in-plane switching) is a screen technology for liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). The advantage of IPS LCD over other screen technology is it provides better color reproduction and a wider, more accurate viewing angle.
Having a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the device comes with a bezel-less display and waterdrop notch. (For uninitiated, aspect ratio is the ratio of the width to the height of an image or screen)
Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with an upgraded version of the chipset, graphics and processors which Redmi Note 6 Pro was dearth of. The handset comes with an octa-core (2GHz dual-core Kryo 460 + 1.7GHz hexa-core Kryo 460) processor setup that is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset.
The upgraded Kryo 460 CPU, built on Arm Cortex technology, provides a 20% boost in overall performance from the previous generation – empowering more efficient multitasking.
For the graphical part, the smartphone comes with Adreno 612 GPU.
As the tagline suggests, Camera is the USP of Redmi Note 7 pro and the dual camera setup comprises of a primary 48MP sensor with f/1.79 aperture coupled with a 5MP depth-sensor.
To the best of my knowledge, hitherto only 5 smartphones are launched in India with 48MP rear camera set up, including Redmi Note 7 Pro. So what makes xiaomi more desirable when compared to its rival?
Its price, the market price of Redmi Note 7 pro is INR 13,999 whereas other smartphones with corresponding camera features would cost you within the range of 23k-40k, implying that you have to lose your pockets almost twice for other smartphones than what you would spent on Redmi Note 7 Pro.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0, so moderate users of social networking sites can expect it to run for at least 8-9 hours.
Ardent gamers would need to console themselves when the battery will be drained up after 5-6 hours.
The device is available in two vaiants viz. 4GB RAM with 64GB internal memory and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal memory, the external memory could be extended up to 256GB with a memory card slot provided (use sim 2 slot)
Other connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, Infrared, USB OTG, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on gyroscope,volte, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro supports face unlock, support 4g+4g sims at a time
Having done with the comprehensive outlook of Redmi note 7 pro with respect to its design, performance and capacity, let us plunge into the many facets of what does or does not make this smartphone worthy to rest in your pocket.
1.At the base price of INR 13,999 Redmi Note 7 pro rolled up with 48MP Camera and Snapdragon 675 chipset which was previously dedicated to only premium high end smartphones.
2. Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset will offer better PUBG gaming experience compared to other mid-tier chipsets like the Snapdragon 660 or the Snapdragon 636,so be ready to scale up your gaming experience to an entirely new level.
3.With 4000mAH battery power, the charging would shoot up from 10% to 100% within 80 minutes as it supports “quick charge” which is a fast charging technology.
4.As the device is protected with P2I water repellent coating, it would help evading water damage to a great extent.
Although, all the above mentioned factors would make Redmi Note 7 pro a great deal to go for, let me allude you to some of the negative aspects which could act as hindrance in the long run.
1.Redmi Note 7 pro has already received flak due to its hybrid sim configuration which will not be preferred by many users.
If you are a dual sim user, then extendable memory of upto 256 GB would go in vain as you could not reap its benefit due to the slots accommodated by the sim cards.
2.If you are of the thought that 48MP will enable you to click photos swiftly as we are accustomed snapping in standard cameras, please hold a while since there exist a processing delay of 8-10 secs every-time you go for a shot.
If you dare to interrupt the shot amidst specified period of time, the photo will not be clicked and you have to go through the entire process again.
Considering that 48MP Camera is the key player for Redmi Note 7 pro, Xiaomi should have dealth with it meticulously and is expected to ameliorate the issue at the earliest.
Taking everything into account, Redmi Note 7 pro comes with varieties of classy features that other smartphones deprived at this price range.
It is a budgeted device that provides you to experience some elements of upper mid range smartphones without making you to pay through your nose.
If you have budget constraints and simultaneously longing for incredible photos along with excellent graphics to satiate your gaming appetite, Redmi Note 7 pro arrives to fulfill your expectations.
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