Jayel09, 08 Jul 2019RN7 iddled but still drains battery try not using, face unlock and not use adaptive battery. mine also like that cannot handle one day operations. But today is better after not use that settings
DarkMesa, 09 Jul 2019This review is for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 GLOBAL VERSION (4GB RAM, 42 mpx camera, 128 GB Stor... moreI agree with some of it, mostly about the design but TBH, your review is a bit biased and misleading, especially about its performance.
Even SD 710 and 835 struggle to pull 60 fps in PUBG and you say this phone, with a *under-performing* SD 660 can do that.
As far as I know, it lags/drops frames in pubg when you drive, jump or look around quickly if you play on HD graphics. Most players with this phone play on Smooth graphics for decent fps.
Running multiple apps no longer tells you
about performance of a device. Nowadays, even SD 425 phones with 1 - 1.5GB RAM (Galaxy J2 Pro) can handle YouTube + Facebook + WhatsApp + Instagram + Browser at once without closing. J2 Pro can also handle pubg fine on smooth graphics.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019hardware issues? like?Just go through the reviews. So many people are reporting issues in this phone - even the ones that are actually recommending this phone to others.
I've read sound, heating, screen, strange noises, charging, battery, performance, camera, signal, vibration and so on in the last few pages of reviews here.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2019there's an option on the default cam to have it in 48mp mode or something. Or you can download... moreAre you comparing an 180Â€ phone to a 1250Â€ iphone? or even the iphone7? jesus christ
This review is for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 GLOBAL VERSION (4GB RAM, 42 mpx camera, 128 GB Storage) paid ÂÂÂ€200 (bought in Italy), no contract.
This phone is a steal for the price. It has a remarkable build quality, a bright and vibrant display, amazing cameras and performs delightfully.
The phone has a glass back which you might find fragile, but it's protected by Gorilla Glass 5 so it's unlikely to shatter too easily. The frame is of a premium feeling plastic which I can honestly hardly tell apart from the glass on the front and back.
The FullHD+ Display looks good even with its big dimensions (6.3"), it's sharp, bright and the colors are quite accurate. Like the back glass of the phone, the front is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5, so a screen protector isn't necessary. I personally only use the included silicon cover that's in the box, it's transparent so you can hardly notice it.
The dual rear camera is wonderful, with its 48 mpx pictures are very sharp, low light performance is very good, I've taken multiple pictures at night with desirable light conditions and they're still relatively good, they're less sharp than ones taken in bright environments but the level of noise is acceptable and the picture is plenty bright. I've taken some in dark areas of my city where there were still some source of lights near by, shots came out very bright, it made night look like an evening. The front shooter is splendid as well, selfies are sharp, though low light performance is reduced.
There isn't too much to say about performance, it's straight up flagship level. It can keep countless apps open without lagging, it performs flawlessly in games. I've been playing a lot of Mortal Kombat for up to an hour, it's a very demanding game and it heats up the device quite a bit, but without any performance loss. The frame-rate is locked on 60. I've heard of people playing PUBG on this for the same length of time without any frame drops as well, on max settings too (Others game I tested: Stardew Valley, Tuber Simulator, all run flawlessly). MIUI 10 is very good looking, and more importantly, it's very smooth all across the system, and comes with some neat features like double-tap to unlock, full-screen gestures, a screen recorder, dual apps and more.
Battery is the best I've ever put my hands on. 6 hours screen-on time is guaranteed, even on max brightness and with Bluetooth . I use adaptive brightness, which I find to be slightly too dark at times, but without ever using battery saver I can get an average of 7 hours of screen-on time (about 3 of which are heavy games), if I don't play games it's an easy 8. If you were to use battery saver you could get up to even 9. I sometimes don't even charge the device overnight, and I've been using it a lot since I got it. It goes from 10 to 100 in about 2 hours, which is impressive considering it's a 4000 MaH battery. It charges over USB-C which is a must in my opinion in 2019. It's more robust and faster than Micro USB.
The only flaw that I've been able to notice is a slight lag when pressing the navigation buttons, the lag isn't in the triggering of the action but in the vibration feedback of the phone. I use gestures anyways, which I've gotten used to in no time, and work perfectly fine. Speakers are decent too, I don't use them very often but when I do they get the job done, though they're nothing spectacular. Audio goes through the earpiece for a stereo effect as well which is nice.
Looks: The phone looks very good. The thin bezels along with the rounded corners give is a very smooth and modern look, the water drop notch never gets in the way and doesn't look too bad up there. The back of the device is flat, and the way it transitions from the frame of the device is very neat because it gives the device a slightly chunky appearance. I value looks a lot and I struggles to find a phone that doesn't have ugly antenna bands sticking around or an overly smoothed back, this phone was a blessing for me.
The phone also comes with 128 GB of Storage (about 12 reserved for system). I transferred all of my music (about 300 songs, 1.8 GB) and all of my apps to this phone, taken lots of pictures and it still has 100 GB of Storage left. It's more than you'll ever need, 64 GB is a good option if you care to save a few bucks. It can always be expanded via a Micro SD card.
There are ads when installing apps but they aren't annoying at all, I've had very annoying ads on other phones before, these are very tolerable, and they're only there when installing apps (and in a folder on the home screen which you can just remove), nothing in the lock screen, system apps or any other section of the system. It came with some pre-installed apps like Amazon, other than that it's just the following MiApps: Contacts, Calculator, Clock, FM Radio, Recorder (voice), Screen Recorder, Feedback, Scanner (For QR codes), downloads, Compass, Mi Drop, MiCommunity, MIUI Forum, Mi Video, all well sorted in their own folder on the home screen.
Other notes: Good WiFi, Mobile Data and Bluetooth connections, doesn't have NFC (mine is the GLOBAL version), the rear mounted fingerprint scanner is easy to find and as quick as it gets. I haven't tested face recognition but it's a feature, I wouldn't recommend it on a device like this since it could probably be fooled by a picture, though I can't say for sure. I set animation scale to x0.5 through Developer Options to make the device feel faster (can be done by going to settings > about phone > click "MIUI version" until it says "you're now a developer" > go back > additional settings > developer options > window animation scale, animator duration scale, transition animation scale (set all to x0.5).
This phone has it all. Unless you're looking for more than 1080p or an OLED Display, I don't see why you'd get any other phone but this. For $200 you cannot get a better device. This is my first Xiaomi phone and I doubt it'll be my last. The moment this breaks, it's another Xiaomi for me.
zz, 08 Jul 2019Hi, is it true the main camera sensor is hardware limited to 12Mp? (impossible to unlock!)there's an option on the default cam to have it in 48mp mode or something. Or you can download an apk for google cam since it isn't available on playstore. There's a huge difference when you use gcam especially when in night mode.
I have never had an android phone, ever! then I decided to give it a try with this phone.
-It loses signal for about 10 seconds every 2 minutes even if the screen is on.
-Bluetooth disconnects when screen times out, which makes it impossible to use bluetooth headphones.
-Wifi disconnects and the wifi logo disappears and gives me "H" instead with no apparent reason.
And so many other stupid issues which are related to android and not exclusive to this phone.
Can't wait to buy an iphone and break this piece of junk as soon as possible.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019should i get this or spend 10$ more on the Samsung Galaxy A30RN7 looks more appealing than A30 over that it has better camera (which is average in this range but much better than A30) along with a 12hrs battery back up in one charge if net is always On whole day. I have to charge twice a day as per my usage.
could someone help me with this issue, i have xiaomi redmi note 7 but there is no option of wps connect ... i bought this phone online from store.. how can i get wps connect option in my phone
Hi, is it true the main camera sensor is hardware limited to 12Mp? (impossible to unlock!)
Vivian, 06 Jul 2019Please does the battery last? Is the camera too as good as people say?cause, I want to buy the... moreThe battery is quite good, I don't play game as much though maybe like a game or two on PUBGM and other few smaller games. Normally it does last for whole day, and the phone support QC 3.0 anyway so charging power will be quite fast.
Camera quality is pretty standard, AI camera mode will help you tune in some color & filters, though under certain condition your photo might be slightly grainy or have small amount of noise. 48MP mode is kind of letdown as the picture quality produced is not any better than regular mode if not it slightly worse, with 200% of filesize.
Carlo, 07 Jul 2019Why the quality of video mode in front cam looks worst than photo mode Download this app called 'Open Camera'. It lets you shoot video in 1080p, which MIUI doesn't allow for some reason.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2019RIP bro :(
Also, can anyone explain if there is any reason to buy redmi note 7 instead of Mi... moreActually, I disagree with you. I used to have the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite(4GB RAM+64GB ROM) and it sucked really bad. It lagged many times, and really has a crappy camera that I wouldn't recommend. The quality isn't great either, with blemishes appearing on the back of the phone randomly at the back of the phone even though it had a case on. Yes, it has a good screen but other that that and the Android One experience, it was really a waste of money.
The Redmi Note 7(4GB RAM+128GB ROM) I'm currently using though has more space, built better, has a nice gradient finish with a glass design at the back, better cameras, better processor, better screen and a smaller notch. What I don't like is the battery life, the huge camera bump and the software. But other than that, it has never failed to impress me.
vinod kumar reddy, 01 Jul 2019redmi 7, 2Gb Ram and 32 Gb Rom worst mobile.more draw backs first one is if you open the camer... moreHi bro, we're here talking about the Redmi Note 7, not the Redmi 7. They are both different.
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019should i get this or spend 10$ more on the Samsung Galaxy A30Get this, its a great phone. Been using this for 3 weeks and man its a spectacular phone. Cameras actually are quite great, especially if you tinker around with its various modes. Oh, and you can shoot 1080p video if you install an app called 'Open Camera'.
Carlo, 07 Jul 2019Why the quality of video mode in front cam looks worst than photo mode Bro i the xiaomi rn7 is wayyy better in almost everything except the ui and cheaper than the samsunga30 but it depends on ur region..if i was in a country where the company was created it would be ideal, if u dont care about that then just get the redmi for spec or sam for well ui and feel ;D btw i dont like glass backs so thats note 7's con
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2019should i get this or spend 10$ more on the Samsung Galaxy A30Google camera