Xiaomi Redmi 7 (3GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 8,499 onwards

launchApr, 2019

26.9

excellence score

77.3

value for money score

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Design

  • Beautiful, premium, slick colorway back panel - one of the best looking phones in this price bracket
  • Modern, sharp design up-front too, with a large screen and water-drop notch
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • It's an all plastic affair though, so the build quality is definitely not as premium as the Redmi Note series (which have glass backs)
  • The glossy back, like all glossy backs, attracts a lot of fingerprints, and will scratch relatively easily too (so using a case is a good idea)

Display

  • Good, 6.26-inch IPS LCD HD+ display - easily among the best in this price bracket - it has good sunlight legibility, great viewing angles, and good color tuning - watching movies and images on the screen is a pretty good experience

Software

  • MIUI is one of the more refined Android UIs, and has plenty of customization features - you can easily do things like switch between buttons and gestures for navigation and turn off the notch depending on your preference
  • It continues to be ad-strewn though - and by default you will get ads on the lock screen, ads whenever you install an app on your phone, and ads in the notification shade - all of this can be turned off, but that requires a few steps and know-how - something a lot of people using the phone won't have

Performance

  • Very good performance, with a Snapdragon 632 chipset at the core - daily use is smooth and pleasant, simple games are a breeze, and even complex games like PUBG do fine on low graphics settings

Camera

  • Good dual-rear camera setup - a combination of a 12MP primary camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor - the end results are fairly impressive
  • Images shot outdoors in good light come out very well with retained details even in shadow regions
  • Portrait mode is good too - edge detection is rather good and the bokeh fall-off is fairly natural
  • Good selfie camera too, with a decent software-based portrait mode, and a decent beauty mode
  • Overall, Xiaomi has scored here again, with probably the best overall camera package at this price point
  • Low light shots are more of a mixed bag (the phone tends to reduce the shutter speed, which makes it harder to get a sharp image), and video recording lacks stabilisation - but that's to be expected in this price bracket

Audio

  • The phone has a single speaker but it manages to be pretty loud - there is little to no bottom end, but on the flip side, music doesn’t crackle even with the volume cranked up to the maximum

Battery

  • Excellent battery life - with a 4000mAh battery, the phone comfortably lasts a day and a half on a single charge - and with lighter usage, you can easily manage two days

Verdict

  • Overall, the Redmi 7 is a very good deal for anyone looking for an entry-level smartphone that can handle all the basics and more - it delivers good performance and a well-optimized usage experience, and it looks smashing while at it
  • That said, if you can raise your budget by about a 1000 bucks, the Redmi Note 7 with an all-glass design, a Snapdragon 660 processor, and a Full HD display is an even better value proposition

Expert Reviews

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  1. If you’re looking for a smartphone that offers a great value for your money, then the Redmi 7 is the one to go for
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Has an advantage in terms of features and specifications overall at its price... however the software experience, particularly all the advertising, is likely to put a lot of people off
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A reliable, value for money offering
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A cracking deal
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. For its price, Redmi 7 is certainly an excellent package
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Value-for-money smartphone
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Packs a punch...Budget phone done right
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Has all boxes ticked...among all the options you can choose from in the price bracket, the Redmi 7 just seems to be a slicker package overall
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A dependable smartphone that ticks most of the right boxes
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Has the feel of a phone that costs way above its price
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Xiaomi has once again created a great smartphone at an affordable price
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  12. Value for money
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi 7 (3GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.26 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Sunlight Mode
  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment
  • Standard mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight180 gm
Thickness8.47 mm
Width75.6 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture; PDAF
  • Portrait Mode
  • Night Light Enhancement
  • HDR
  • Auto HDR
  • Continuous Shooting
  • Face Recognition
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • AI Beautify 4.0
  • Portrait mode
  • HDR
  • Screen flash
  • Selfie timer
  • Face recognition
  • Palm shutter
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash resistant
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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