Our Opinion

The realme 7 Pro (6GB RAM) is a significantly better phone than the Vivo V20 SE, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 7 Pro (6GB RAM)!

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Excellence Score
43.0
62.0
Value for Money Score
65.8
89.7
Price ₹ 20,990 onwards ₹ 18,199 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2020 Sep, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.44 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 411 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A Always-on display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 720GRanked #20 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 610 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 25mm focal length; 1/2.0" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.2 aperture; 120-degree ultra-wide; 1/4.0" sensor size; 1.12um pixel size; Auto-focus, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 64MP: f/1.8 aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/1.72" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: f/2.3 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; 22mm Focal Length; Macro Lens; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size, 2MP: B/W Sensor; f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, Video: [email protected]/60/120fps, EIS, Super NightScape, Panoramic view, Expert mode, Time-lapse, Portrait mode, HDR, Ultra wide mode, Ultra macro mode, AI scene recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Chroma Boost, Slow Motion, Bokeh Effect Control
Secondary Camera 32MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.8" aperture, 0.8um pixel size f/2.5 Aperture, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.8 mmMedium 8.7 mmMedium
Weight 171 gmMedium 182 gmMedium
Width 74.1 mmOk for one-handed use 74.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh 4500 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, 33W Fast Charging Yes, 65W SuperDart Charge (100% in 34 min)
Included Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger Yes, 65.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 2.1 Storage; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Shiny, premium design - the back panel features a dual-tone gradient texture, which shifts shade depending on the angle light hits it
  • The front looks similar to the V20, with its narrow bezels and a small dew-drop notch
  • The smartphone is thin and the weight is easily manageable - and the curved sides make the phone comfortable to hold and carry around
  • The in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face recognition is quick to unlock the Vivo V20 SE
  • The display is a gorgeous 6.44-inch AMOLED FHD+ panel which promises vibrant and life-like colours, similar to the Vivo V20 - the display has good viewing angles and gets bright enough when outdoors
  • The Vivo V20 SE comes with Android 10 out of the box with Vivo's new Funtouch OS 11 and not Android 11 like on the elder sibling, but Vivo has promised the update to 11 at the time of launch, - this new skin by Vivo brings several bells and whistles, and a much cleaner, simpler interface - there's an improved dark mode and ton of customisation option
  • Good triple rear camera setup - a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera that is also capable of macro photography, and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Vivo V20 SE manage decent shots with good details on objects even at a distance - while shooting outdoors in bright conditions, the V20 SE is quick to enable HDR
  • The ultra-wide-angle camera offers a wider field of view but at the cost of details - the images aren't as sharp as the primary camera, but they fit a lot more scene into the picture - Close-ups with this camera turn out well, and the phone manages to capture sharp images, this is much better than the dedicated low-resolution sensors
  • Portrait shots with steady subjects turn out well, with good edge detection
  • The V20 SE manage good selfies in daylight as well as low light - you can take portrait shots using the selfie camera, and the V20 SE blurs out the background automatically
  • Battery life on the V20 SE is good from the 4100 mAh battery, and the phone goes on for a day and a half on a single charge
  • Charging is also quick with the 33W charger bundled in the box - the device gets to about 96 per cent in an hour
  • The V20 SE is a good phone that has a few things going for it - the device offers a lightweight design and decent cameras for the price
  • Charming, fresh rear design - the Realme 7 Pro features a mirror-split design, which creates some interesting patterns when light hits it
  • The front now has a single camera which sits to the top-left of the phone and looks sleek
  • Even though it uses plastic for the frame, the Realme 7 Pro feels well-built and sturdy
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor works well, and face recognition is equally quick
  • The Realme 7 Pro is slimmer (8.7mm) and lighter (182g), compared to the Realme 6 Pro - makes it a lot more comfortable to hold and use
  • Punchy, vivid AMOLED 6.4 inches panel - it is bright, colours are rich, and thanks to this type of panel, the 7 Pro has an always-on display mode
  • Software on the Realme phones is much improved since the company switched to Realme UI, it is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others - there are some exciting and useful features like Realme Dual-Mode Audio, which allows you to connect a Bluetooth and a wired headset at the same time to listen to music on the smartphone
  • Excellent performance for the price - the Realme 7 Pro gets to keep the same SOC as the 6 Pro, the Snapdragon 720G is a powerful chip, so as expected, general usage and multitasking is handled superbly - gaming performance is nothing to scoff at, the phone handles heavy games like PUBG mobile with ease
  • Good quad cameras at the back - the main unit boasts a 64MP sensor, with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP micro and a 2MP depth sensor - Realme has upgraded the main sensor with a Sony sensor instead of a Samsung sensor on the Realme 6, everything else remains the same
  • The daylight photos from the main sensor preserve the natural colour and have good exposure - it exhibits improved dynamic range, with better details compared to the Realme 6 - the new sensor is slightly better than the old one in the Realme 6
  • The ultra-wide camera captures a wider perspective but details and colours are weaker compared to the main sensor as expected
  • Portrait shots generally look good, and you get the option to adjust the background blur before shooting
  • Low light photos look cleaner too, with less grain - shots captured using Night mode look more pleasing, compared to what the Realme 6 can produce
  • The 16MP camera can take decent selfies - The selfie portrait mode is useful as it manages to correctly crop out the background, and there's also Night mode for bright selfies even in the dark
  • Video rec. is decent, you have the option to rec. up to 4K without stabilisation - there's also Ultra Steady mode which offers great stabilisation but videos look a bit soft - ultra-wide camera videos are stabilised but less detailed, the resolution is limited to 1080p
  • Overall, the cameras on the Realme 7 are a bit improved than the previous gen, which always a good thing
  • The Realme 7 Pro boasts a stereo speaker setup - the stereo effect is good, as the earpiece gets almost as loud as the bottom-firing speaker, and Dolby Atmos helps boost the volume and audio fidelity
  • Very good battery life from the 4500 mAh battery - even with medium to heavy usage, it will get you a day and half of runtime on one charge
  • 65W SuperDart Charge fast charging is best in class and takes just about 40 mins to fill up the phone
  • Realme has done a fairly good job in crafting the 7 Pro - it brings some meaningful upgrades to the Realme 6 Pro in the form of an AMOLED screen, stereo speakers, and much faster charging
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The glossy finish at the back is prone to fingerprints and smudges
  • The panel lacks support for fast refresh rate
  • Average performance from the Snapdragon 665 - this isn't the most powerful chipset for the price, it is available on phones at half the price, the competitors like the Poco X3 offer much better performance for this segment
  • Low-light camera performance is average overall - photos appear smooth and objects at a distance have a watercolour-like effect - enabling Night Mode results in slightly brighter images, but nothing game-changing
  • On the other hand, if you are looking for a well-rounded smartphone, the V20 SE isn't your best bet - it sports a weaker processor, which is evident when playing heavy games, in this case, the Realme 7 Pro and the Poco X3 would be suitable alternatives
  • Realme downgraded the display in terms of refresh rate and it's a 60 Hz display
  • There are still several pre-loaded apps however (though most of these can thankfully be uninstalled)
  • The 2MP macro camera is not great, and even photos taken in broad daylight look quite poor
Expert Reviews
  1. This phone focuses on design and cameras, if you are looking for a well-rounded smartphone, the V20 SE isn't your best bet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The V20 SE seems to be an average device with decent cameras, good battery life... but the performance just seems to disappoint
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Skip on buying the V20 SE, buy the V20 instead
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Vivo V20 makes a lot better option if you really want to buy a Vivo phone
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Realme 7 Pro is yet another one of those 'bang for the buck' offers and it's hard to pass
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One step forward, two steps back
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Ticks all the right boxes
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Gets The Essentials Right Along With Amazing 65W Fast Charging
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An all-rounder better than predecessor and peers
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The fastest charging phone under Rs 20,000
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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