Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 9,999 onwards

launchMay, 2019

39.1

excellence score

91.3

value for money score

 Redmi Note 7S (India) is the same as Redmi Note 7 (Global)
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Design

  • 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)
  • At 186g, it's a bit on the bulky side

Display

  • Big, sharp 6.3inch LCD screen with a small, unobtrusive notch
  • Good overall display quality, with especially good brightness levels
  • You also get software tweaks to adjust the contrast and colour temperature, which is nice

Software

  • 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
  • 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)

Performance

  • The excellent Snapdragon 660 SoC makes sure that the device runs smooth without thermal throttling or performance drops even with complex games
  • Unlike the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7S also doesn't have any heating issues

Camera

  • Uses a similar high-res rear camera setup (48MP + 5MP) as the Redmi Note 7 Pro - though the sensor is different, and not quite as amazing
  • In daylight, the performance is good, as expected - there's plenty of detail, contrast is good, and colors are punchy
  • Decent Night mode - improves the colours and details a bit - though it's not as good as the excellent Night mode on the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Portraits with the dual rear cameras are also good - the detail is nice while the edge detection is good - 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 7S are very good for the price bracket, and a step up over the Redmi Note 7, though not quite as amazing as Redmi Note 7 Pro

Audio

  • Despite having just a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, the handset impresses with a loud sound - and it sounds clean at high volumes as well

Connectivity

  • Gets the modern USB Type-C port - a rarity in this price bracket
  • Like other Redmi phones, the Note 7S also packs a handy IR blaster, which can be used for remote controlling home appliances via the Mi Remote app

Battery

  • Very good battery life - the 4000 mAh battery paired with the fairly efficient Snapdragon 660 SoC means you will comfortably get over a day of use - it's not as amazing as the Note 7 Pro though, which does significantly better, thanks likely to an even more efficient processor
  • 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'

Verdict

  • The Redmi Note 7S is another great device from the Xiaomi camp, and gives a great overall bang for the buck - the only significant compromise you are making over the Redmi Note 7 Pro is in terms of the camera - if that's not super important to you, you can go for the Note 7S and save some money

Expert Reviews

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  1. Not only checks all the boxes for a great mid-range device, but it also re-defines the meaning of budget phones
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  2. Mostly the great phone that you think it is
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The complete budget package
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Premium all-rounder in a budget
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Outstanding device for the price
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Easy to recommend
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A complete package
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Flawless for the price
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. Compelling
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. You will surely get your money’s worth with Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. At this price tag the Redmi Note 7S is a sweet deal
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Colour Temperature Adjustment
  • Sunlight Display
  • Night Display
  • Reading mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #32 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 512
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, Quick Charge 4.0 (Upto 18W), Standard (non fast) charger included
Dimensions
Weight186 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 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 Camera13MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • AI Portrait mode
  • AI Beautify
  • Face recognition
  • Selfie timer
  • HDR
  • AI Studio lighting
  • AI Scene detection
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Display

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