Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review
This is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and I’ve had it for quite a while now as my daily driver. It’s Xiaomi successor to the note 6 pros which I’ve reviewed before and it packs a lot more into it. In this video, I’ll share my experience with it after a quick unboxing since we haven’t done one on the channel and I’ll give my full review, let’s get to the post.
I got the Global Version of the Note 7 and for a quick look at what’s inside the box: We’ve got a second smaller box with the sim ejector tool, user guide, warranty card, and a very soft feeling silicone case the device itself felt a little heavier than a lot of other devices I’ve used and on the front, you can see the main highlights of the device which we’ll touch on much later in this video. You get a USB C charging cable and a power adapter there are no headphones with these devices and that’s pretty much it for what’s in the box on top of the device we’ve got an IR sensor to control several appliances while on the bottom we’ve got a USB C port and a single speaker. On the right, we’ve got the power button and the volume rocker keys under the Left we’ve got the hybrid SIM slot for two 4G sims storage can be expanded up to 256 gigabytes on here at the cost of a second sim.
On the back, we’ve got Xiaomi 48-megapixel F 1.8 camera and five-megapixel F 2.4 depth sensor which makes the already thick device protrudes. We’ve got the flash and the fingerprint reader and towards the bottom is the “Redmi” branding. On the front, we’ve got a13 megapixel F 2.2 camera, the earpiece is above that and the notification LED and charging indicator is right at the bottom of the device which is quite unconventional although the side frames are plastic the glass used on the note 7 is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and the back which is the same the glass used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It feels quite heavy in hand and it’s not very slim but it feels very premium, I must say. I have the black version herewith I and there are other colour options to choose from. It took just a minute and 30 seconds to boot on a setup for the first time and we’re right into Xiaomi’s MI UI 10.2.1 on top of Android 9 Pie. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display which is of considerable size. It’s 1080 by 2340 p display with a PPI of 409 and videos was quite well here. At the top of the device, there was some bleeding and this is obvious especially when the screen is white. The device has got automatic brightness reading mode with customizable options for scheduling and you can even add scenes for any colour and temperature you want an only display for more options to share you can Double-Tap to wake or you can also raise to wake but I will turn those off because your phone can mistakenly turn on in your pocket and that will seriously drain your battery, this was something I actually experienced you can customize the button the layout here but if you want more screen real estate you can head over to the full-screen display option to see some gestures. You can swipe up to go home, you can swipe up and hold to get to multitasking you can swipe right across the bottom to go back and you can also swipe across the top to see page options if you’ve used a Xiaomi device before with second space you get to set two different passwords or patterns to open different spaces on your phone. This is kind of like having a business and a home phone all-in-one so to illustrate; My password or my pattern for the first piece is a short L and here I go I have a few limited apps here and when I lock it again and I go back into my second space, I have to use a long L and there you go you can see all my other apps and yeah to switch over to spaces takes quite a while in general and so far using this device I must say that I like how customizable it is and I thought that day-to-day use was very okay for me.
The 6.3-inch screen might be a little big for someone you can activate one-handed mode by swiping across the home button and the back button if you will be using it with one hand in most cases on my model I have three gigabytes of RAM and it’s 32GB bytes of storage which goes for 58,000 Naira and you can get it on Jumia for a bit less. I’ll leave a link in the description below you can also get the 4-gigabyte version with 64-gigabyte storage for 66,900 Naira or 67,000 Naira for short and the 4GB gigabyte ram version with 128 gigabytes of storage for 75,500 Naira. These were prices that Xiaomi launched them for here. I like how Xiaomi handled multitask on here and apps did load back to the point where you left off if it’s left on for a short while. Processor-wise we’re working with a snapdragon 660 here with an Adreno512 GPU. This 14-nanometer chipset powers the Note 7 super well and using this device for the first time, it felt quite snappy for everyday use so definitely day to day tasks is great on here. Gaming on the note 7 was also smooth but for long hours of gaming you’re going to be experiencing a little bit of warmth in the hand and minor lags here and there diving into the realm of heavy use, the 4,000milliamp hour battery on this device powered it through the end of the day like a champ and for most days I said that the battery life of the device was quite a dependable heavy you would get you a lot less for sure at least five hours both using this device for almost the whole day as you can see here for me it dropped down to 20% before it prompted me to charge for 20 hours I’ve usually not 7 to make a lot of calls and as far as I could tell me speaking over the phone was okay and the audio output was great as well. The loudspeaker on the last pick on hundred seven is a downward-firing speaker from the right sides and here’s how it sounds this is a voice test my voice is recorded through the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and the rode video mic pro this is a voice test my voice is recorded through the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and the rode video mic pro music does lack some base based on the device and I didn’t really understand what going on when I saw ads playing on the music player you got 4G capabilities on the note 7 as I said and unlike the note 6 Pro which is very previously this one supports blue 4G as well as all other 4G bands on the 4 major Nigerian networks and it’s got Bluetooth 5.0 about the cameras you’re getting on the Redmi note 7 the main camera shooter we’ve got this short video the mode which does a quick 15-second video that you can share an Instagram story and it’s pretty handy you’ve also got video mode which shoots 1080p at 30 and 60 frames per second and it can also shoot a time-lapse in slow motion video the next mode is the default camera which can choose HDR and it’s also got AI the mode you can recognize plants a body of text and lot more you also got google the lens in this default camera as well as all the features that you can try. You’ve also got portrait mode for Both shots night mode, square panorama, mode and Pro Mode which you can use to access that 48-megapixel camera for super high-density images in the gallery regular images would only have one zoom level while 48megapixel images can zoom twice so you can see all the details right on your phone and the front camera side we’ve got short video mode as well, video mode can also shoot in 1080p but just 30fps and not 60fps flat like on the back. Photo mode, portrait mode, and it’s got all the other modes listed but when you click on them they just switch to the back camera checking the EXIF data on the images with the 48-megapixel camera and the default camera the only difference I could see stated that the images on the default camera are 3000 by 4000 while on the 48-megapixel camera it’s 6,000 by 8000 in the camera mode.
Selfies look less saturated and warm with some high exposures around it Bokeh or portrait mode did get the edges tightly but they did look artificial in some shots the lens is decently wide and while some shots had the right colour on the back camera, heavy sunlight could easily affect some of the shots you get. Overall, the camera did do well in most cases as far as pictures and in the video despite having electronic image stabilization, the movement would cause some shakes.
you can see it exposes some of the backhoes and you can tap it to reduce the exposure but it will make your face dull in the image and yeah like many of the other budgets and mid-range smartphones I’ve reviewed on this website, the thing focuses on just your face and it blows out everything else which is normal for many smartphones in this price range anyway so I’m let me know what you think about the video quality and the sound quality as well. The Redmi Note 7 came at an attractive price tag and interesting specifications and using this device did feel different for me but based on what you’ve read in this post do you think the Redmi Note 7 is worth it to you do let me know your thoughts in the comment the section down below and if you have any questions I’ll be happy to chat.