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Redmi Note 7: features and price. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: analysis

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The Redmi Note 7.

Rika Garca / CNET

Xiaomi recently decided to turn its family of mid-range phones, Redmi, into an independent firm. The new sub-brand, Redmi, will be released with its first representative, the Redmi Note 7, which happens to the last model with this name, Redmi Note 5.

The phone lands suddenly in the mid-range framework to compete with phones such as the Xiaomi Mi A2 But it has a feature that makes it stand out from the competition: a camera with no less than 48 megapixels. I have tried the new Redmi Note 7 in its version of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and I will tell you what my impressions were with the new Chinese device.

Redmi Note 7: Features and specifications

  • screen: 6.3 inch TPS Incell
  • Resolution: FullHD + 2,340 x 1,080
  • Processor: Snapdragon 660 at 2GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 4,000mAh (not removable)
  • OS: Android Pie (MIUI)
  • Fast loading: 18W
  • Connectivity: 4G / LTE, Bluetooth, infrared
  • Unlock functions: Fingerprint reader, facial recognition, pattern, PIN, password
  • Rear camera: Dual 48 megapixels (f / 1.8) + 5 megapixels (f / 2.4)
  • Front camera: 13 megapixels (f / 2.2)
  • Waterproof: according to the brand s, but has no certification
  • Size: 159.6×75.2×8.1mm
  • Weight: 186 grams

Design according to its price

The Redmi Note 7 is a cheap phone so as such, we must keep in mind that its construction materials will not be the best in the market even if they are fully functional. The phone has a plastic frame that surrounds its glass body, with a back protected by the Gorilla Corning Glass 5 cover.

The most striking is that the back comes in some colors twilight very funny, similar to those of models like the Honor 10and P20 Pro. At the rear it also has the fingerprint sensor and the double camera that protrudes slightly from the body of the equipment.

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Rika Garca / CNET

It is a comfortable phone in hand despite its 6.3 inches of screen and 8.1 millimeters thick, it has a very good grip. Maybe it's a bit heavy, partly because of the glass-finished construction, but unlike other glass-coated phones, the Redmi Note 7 is nothing slippery.

On the right edge is the power button, just in a very natural position when we hold it in the hand and on it the physical volume buttons, which are also easy to access from any position. At the bottom we find the USB type C charging connector and the headphone jack, something that is increasingly difficult to see in the new phones.

Performance

In the use of the day, this device has not presented any problems. Its Snapdragon 660 processor has given us great fluidity in almost all processes, with its performance only affected when executing multitasking or games with a high demand for resources.

Its CPU has also left us a good reproduction of graphics without just lags no drops of frames during game games like Fortnite. These good results in the day with the phone have also been reflected in our synthetic tests.

Then you can compare its results with some of its rivals of similar configuration where the phone is very well stopped with its 4GB of RAM and its Snapdragon 660.

Test of performance

Legend:

Geekbench 4: Single-core (one core)

Geekbench 4: Multi-core (multiple cores)

3DMark Ice Storm (unlimiteddo)

Note:

Comparison of performance tests

As we can see in the results of the synthetic tests, the Redmi Note has a higher performance than its rival, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and also passes in front of some of the mid-range Moto Z3 Play or its successor, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus.

As for the battery, this phone has a 4,000mAh battery with quick charge system Quick Charge 4 but unfortunately, the unit that sent it to us for review does not include the original box or charger so we had to charge it With a standard one.