Realme has been doubling down on its smartphone providing in India to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Samsung for some time now. The firm has launched a variety of smartphones this yr increasing its portfolio and not too long ago got here up with an replace to the Realme 6 sequence that was launched earlier this yr. The new Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro provide a pleasant mixture of options with varied configurations out there from Rs 15,000 to Rs 22,000 which is considerably greater than the earlier technology.
Talking particularly in regards to the 7 Pro, it feels like Realme has taken out sure options in favour of some new ones. But does that help make this telephone a priceless improve? Here’s what we predict…
The Realme 7 Pro is sort of a useful gadget in comparison with the number of telephones out there on this phase. It feels pretty compact and the corporate has managed to maintain the general weight of the gadget lesser than the Realme 7 and even its predecessor, the Realme 6 Pro. There is a frosted end on the again with a vertical-strip on one facet that makes house for the corporate brand. It’s a novel end that Realme calls a ‘Mirror Design’ however sadly there is no such thing as a glass concerned, slightly it makes use of plastic. Despite that, it appears to be like and feels good to make use of whereas the matte end helps in decreasing fingerprints and providing a good grip. The rectangular digital camera module sitting on the highest left has rounded corners and comes with 4 digital camera lenses and an LED flash.
The body within the center is made out of metallic whereas the display screen on the entrance sits barely greater. Realme has used Gorilla Glass Three and gives a pre-applied display screen protector as nicely, which isn’t superb by way of high quality, however it ought to final you for some time. The punch-hole for the entrance digital camera is positioned on the highest left of the show and whereas the bezels aren’t too huge, there’s a small chin on the backside. The energy button will get a pleasant golden accent and the amount buttons are on the opposite facet that provides good tactile suggestions. Also, there’s a headphone jack on this telephone in addition to stereo audio system. Nice contact.
I believe Realme has put in a superb effort though there is no such thing as a premium glass on the again. The telephone feels comfy to make use of and on the similar time appears to be like sharp.
The Realme 7 Pro is likely one of the few telephones that provides an AMOLED panel below the Rs 20,000 value phase. Now it’s possible you’ll or could not like the upper saturation and distinction ranges, however personally I believe it is a sensible choice. Of course, there’s a slight trade-off as you get a regular 60Hz refresh price. Personally I do not see this as an enormous deal-breaker except you like a quicker and smoother expertise. Notably, there’s a particular ‘smooth scrolling’ choice hidden below the Realme Lab choices settings, though I didn’t see an enormous distinction after enabling this. You can go for the extra inexpensive Realme 7 or the newly launched Narzo 20 Pro that makes use of a 90Hz LCD panel.
Now the panel on the Realme 7 Pro is good and punchy relating to rendering colors. It isn’t a high-grade AMOLED panel as was evident from the outside visibility which is above common. It’s not a foul show by any means as I beloved the excessive distinction and deep blacks. There are additionally some settings to fine-tune the show as per your liking. You can both select the ‘Brilliant’ profile which is a standard-setting or the ‘Vivid’ profile that makes the colors a bit extra vibrant. Of course, you additionally get choices to fine-tune the color temperature on the show.
There can also be the choice of an Always-on Display, though customisations are restricted. The in-display fingerprint scanner is correct, however it isn’t as fast and responsive because the face unlock characteristic. Hence, it’s higher to make use of each to unlock your telephone quicker.
Realme is providing the Snapdragon 720G processor on the telephone and whereas there are different choices available on the market that provide the identical chipset at a extra inexpensive value, I believe it is a sensible choice. One has to think about the truth that smartphones are now not cheaper in India due to the elevated GST that was launched earlier this yr.
You can go for both 6GB or 8GB of RAM whereas the interior storage is fastened at 128GB UFS 2.1. There is a devoted slot within the SIM tray to increase the storage utilizing a microSD card. I used to be despatched the 8GB RAM variant and total it carried out fairly nicely when it got here to multitasking, whereas the SoC supplied a superb efficiency package deal. Day-to-day utilization felt good and video games ran pretty easily. It is notable that the telephone struggles or is unable to render sure high-end gaming titles on the highest settings, though I used to be happy with the general graphics efficiency.
The smartphone runs on Android 10 with Realme UI on prime. I believe Realme is lastly on target relating to its software program providing although it’s largely making use of OPPO’s ColorOS 7. I didn’t discover any annoying pre-installed apps, and total options and performance supplied with the consumer interface appears justified, particularly the deal with sure Google apps. It isn’t my favourite customized consumer interface for Android, however I believe that the corporate is unquestionably making stable progress.
Other efficiency areas like community and connectivity appeared just about so as. For audio you get a dual-speaker system with one unit subsequent to the earpiece and one on the backside. The high quality is first rate, however it doesn’t match as much as among the premium telephones providing an identical system. You do get a headphone jack although, which is nice should you respect wired headphones with the nice outdated 3.5mm jack.
The Realme 7 Pro comes with 4 cameras on the again and a single unit on the entrance for taking selfies and making video calls. The rear digital camera comes with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.Eight lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digital camera with an f/2.Three lens, a 2-megapixel monochrome portrait digital camera, and a 2-megapixel macro digital camera. The entrance digital camera comes with a 32-megapixel digital camera that primarily produces an 8-megapixel photograph and makes use of pixel-binning. Notably, Realme has dropped the telephoto digital camera on the again in addition to the ultra-wide-angle selfie digital camera that have been seen on the Realme 6 Pro. The 64-megapixel main does nevertheless provide 2x zoom.
Like most smartphone cameras on this vary, the first sensor is the champion right here as you get great-looking footage in broad daylight. Colours largely look pure with a large dynamic vary and distinction. You begin dropping particulars as you progress indoors or in low gentle however there’s a night time mode that works nicely. As for the wide-angle digital camera, it is not as spectacular relating to image high quality and similar is the case with the macro digital camera as nicely. The entrance 32-megapixel selfie digital camera can take first rate footage supplied you might have correct lighting. You get a bunch of modes and a few interesting-looking filters to reinforce your footage however total, I believe Realme must work on the digital camera app itself because it feels a bit sluggish.
As for video recording, the rear digital camera can go as much as 4K decision at 30fps and gives digital stabilisation. You get first rate high quality and whereas the stabilisation is simply satisfactory, you may additional use the Ultra Steady mode which reduces shakes additional however reduces high quality and will increase the crop issue.
The firm has given a precedence to the battery on the Realme 7 Pro. Now it comes with a 4,500mAh battery which doesn’t match as much as the massive items on units just like the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max or Samsung’s Galaxy M51. However, you get the corporate’s 65W quick charging which isn’t out there on some other telephone at this value vary. This is likely one of the greatest options on this telephone because the battery can absolutely cost in simply 35-minutes. Of course, you want the bundled charger and cable to get these speeds. In my testing, I used to be in a position to go from 10 to 60 p.c in simply 13 minutes. As for the battery backup itself, I used to be in a position to get nearly a whole day however your mileage could differ relying in your utilization patterns.
As an total package deal then, the Realme 7 Pro is a good effort from the corporate. I believe the highlights for me have been the AMOLED show and the super-fast charging capabilities. Additionally, there’s using stereo audio system which isn’t normally seen on this value phase, and I believe the cameras usually are not unhealthy, though there may be some room for enchancment that may be fastened with a software program replace. The handset is unquestionably beneficial from our facet however do be aware, there are a bunch of different choices to have a look at just like the not too long ago launched Poco X3, the Samsung Galaxy M51 and even the corporate’s personal Narzo 20 Pro. The Realme 7 Pro is accessible for Rs 19,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs 21,999 for the 8GB RAM mannequin.