Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei P30 Lite (6GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

Huawei P30 Lite (6GB RAM)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
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Excellence Score
43.8
50.3
Value for Money Score
67.7
85.8
Price ₹ 19,990 onwards ₹ 14,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.15 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2312 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode Color temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #34 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 612
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 24MP + 8MP + 2MP 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 24MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide camera 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 1.6um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Steady Handheld Night Photography, AI Portrait mode, Low Light Enhancement, Standard HDR, Auto HDR, Video Stabilisation (EIS), Burst mode, Panorama, Face recognition, AI Dynamic Bokeh, AI Studio Lighting
Secondary Camera 32MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify, Face recognition, Selfie timer, HDR, AI Studio lighting
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 159 gm 186 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 3340 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 4.0 (Upto 18W)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous design - the iridescent, colour gradient finish is stunning - looks just as good as it's senior (and much more expensive) cousin, the P30 Pro - in fact, this is one of the most expensive/premium looking phones you can get at the price
  • Fantastic glass and metal build
  • The 3D curved glass rear is comfortable to hold
  • Decent fingerprint sensor on the back
  • Speedy face unlock
  • Nice, modern display, with a water-drop notch and skinny bezels - and bright enough for good sunlight legibility
  • EMUI is fast, theme-able, and has lots of custom features
  • Snappy performance with a Kirin 710 processor (similar to Snapdragon 660) - everything from day-to-day use to games is smooth
  • Good triple camera setup at the rear - the main camera is a massive 48-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, which is reinforced by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensing unit which helps to capture more efficient blurred-background portrait photos
  • The quality of images is actually rather good - images are filled with detail, colours are accurately represented, and there doesn’t seem to be too much visual noise when used in low-light environments
  • Portrait mode is very good too
  • Decent video recording quality too
  • Decent 24MP selfie camera too
  • Fast charging support
  • In its own right, the P30 Lite is a very good phone, with 2 main strengths: a lavish design, and a good triple camera setup
  • Looks stunning, with an all-glass design - Xiaomi has gone the extra mile here and really knocked it out of the park in terms of an exquisite design
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy, premium build quality
  • Great hand feel
  • The front and the back are fitted with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 with an additional 0.8mm-thick layer for extra durability
  • The LED notification light sits comfortably on the chin - it can only be seen when it lights up, it's really subtle
  • Splash resistant body
  • The capacitive fingerprint sensor is easy to reach with your index finger and it also has a different texture, so it's hard to miss - plus it's quick
  • Apart from the quick fingerprint sensor, the phone also has decently quick AI face recognition (under good light)
  • Big 6.3inch LCD screen with fairly thin side bezels - and a small, unobtrusive notch
  • Good overall display quality, with especially good brightness levels - though it's not quite as good as the AMOLED panel on the Galaxy M30 - that's the one area where the Samsung phone takes a clear lead
  • You also get software tweaks to adjust the contrast and colour temperature, which is nice
  • Xiaomi's custom skin overlay, MIUI, has come a long way and the latest version takes a more simplistic and clean approach
  • There is also an option to chose between the standard navigation buttons and navigation gestures
  • The powerful Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that the device runs super smooth without performance drops even with complex games - everything is fast and lag-free - this is best-in-class performance for this price segment
  • The primary camera is the rear dual camera setup is a huge 48MP sensor - which shoots 12MP at default settings (there is a way to shoot in the sensor's full 48MP resolution if you prefer that, but you'd have to go to the camera's Pro mode for that)
  • In daylight, the performance is good, as expected - there's plenty of detail, contrast is good, colors are punchy, and noise is virtually non-existent
  • The actual benefit though of the large sensor is that users get sharper 12MP photos with less noise even at high ISO values compared to the regular 12MP sensors - what that means is that the night time shots are the real strong point of the phone, and are surprisingly good for a phone at this price point - there's no prominent noise, details are good and light sources appear to be rather well-preserved
  • Additionally, the Night mode really makes a difference by restoring the highlights and bringing out the shadows - the result is nicely balanced and subjects look more detailed
  • Portraits with the dual rear cameras are also very good - comparable to much more expensive handsets - the detail is nice while the edge detection is stellar - indoor portraits are good too
  • With the front camera, the selfies turn out to be quite nice as well - there's enough detail from the 13MP snapper and its focus sweet spot is almost a full arm's length so you don't need to get really close to the phone to get the sharpest possible result - the portrait mode also seems to do quite well despite the hardware limitations of the front camera (no secondary unit for depth sensing)
  • Overall, the cameras on the Redmi Note 7 Pro are top-notch, and this is now the camera package to beat in the under Rs. 20k price segment
  • Despite having just a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, the handset impresses with a loud sound - and it sounds clean at high volumes as well
  • Audio quality via headphones is very good too - and loudness remains just as impressive when headphones come into play - one of the highest in the market, let alone the price range
  • Has a modern USB Type-C port
  • Like other Redmi phones, the Note 7 Pro also packs a handy IR blaster, which can be used for remote controlling home appliances via the Mi Remote app
  • Excellent battery life, as has been the hallmark of the Redmi Note series - the 4000 mAh battery paired with the fairly efficient Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that it easily overtakes some upper-mid-range and high-end smartphones when it comes to endurance - you will comfortably get a 1.5-2 days of use
  • The Redmi Note 7 Pro is yet another winner from the Xiaomi camp, again going on to redefine the expectations of a budget phone
  • It's main competition will likely come from the Realme 2 Pro - and here the Redmi Note 7 Pro takes the lead with more premium glass build, faster processor, better battery life and more capable camera
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • As is often the case with these lavish-looking, glossy slabs of aluminium, the phone does pick up smudges rather easily
  • Having said that, the performance is definitely a couple of notches below it's main competition, the Poco F1 with the flagship Snapdragon 845 (which of course blows every other phone out of the water in this price bracket)
  • Battery life is decent with a 3340mAh battery - the phone will last you the day with moderate use - but it could have been better - especially given the competition
  • It will however face tough competition from the Poco F1 (flagship Snapdragon 845), and Nokia 8.1 (simple stock Android UI), in this price bracket
  • At 186g, it's a bit on the bulky side
  • There continue to be pesky ads in the MUIU interface these days, and these do somewhat diminish the experience of using an otherwise excellent smartphone (there are ways to disable these through settings, but not a lot of people who buy the phone are going to be technically aware enough to know how to do that)
  • The phone does tend to heat up a bit though, with long gaming times
  • While the smartphone supports Quick Charge 4.0, the included adapter maxes out at 5V/2A, and though it has a decent charging speed (about 57% in 1 hour), you will have to look for a QC 3 or QC 4-capable brick to enjoy true 'fast charging'
Expert Reviews
  1. Has a lot going on for it, including game-ready hardware..but there are cheaper phones that are even better
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you place a serious premium on design and imaging – go for it...If however value for money is your main motivation, you’d be better off with Xiaomi or Realme devices
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. High-end design at a sensible price
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Well priced beauty...but the biggest problem for the P30 Lite is that the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is even better
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  5. Attractive and affordable, with excellent cameras
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A decent buy
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. All-rounder at a killer price
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are in the market for an affordable performer, look no further than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Definitely one of the best smartphone in this segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A complete package, with very little flaws
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Class apart...Right now, you won't find a better phone that can match Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro in Indian mid-range mobile segment
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. In a different league altogether
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A wholesome balanced smartphone that's not expensive
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Great smartphone let down by pesky ads
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. If you are looking to buy an all-rounder smartphone under Rs 20,000, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the best option in India right now
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. The budget phone to beat in 2019
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Stands out...The budget smartphone we would recommend
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
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