JTF, 12 Jun 2019Stumbled on this phone today. Looking at the hardware specs vs price, everything seems way too... moreYour doubts ars right. It's a hit or miss with xiaomi.
Among the ones you mentioned, Honor Play is well balanced so I'd recommend that. LG has better chipset but Honor Play chipset won't fail to meet your performance needs, be as heavy as it may be.
But these phones cost significantly more than rn7, no? In rn7 price, best are max pro m2 & realme 3, especially since you want a phone that will last several years. In my country, rn7 cost same as realme 3 pro so also check on that if it's in your budget.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Wait! Did you remove the pre applied plastic screen protector or you just love bashing?What Pre Installed screen protector?... Screen protector didn't come with this phone in my country, and more over I don't like using those.. Takes away sharpness of the screen display
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Agreed, Y9 isn't a good phone. Nor is any other Huawei in this price, that I know of. But no... moreI love rooting, and i have does this since my first android phone way back in 2010 which google g1. anytime i try to buy a new phone, the first thing i consider is if i will be able to root when needed and if there are many developments for it when also needed. I hate vivo, oppo, lg and huawei because of these reasons. the last lg phone to end lg's era of developments was G3 and since then lg phones are lacking options to unlock bootloader and root because its too hard to attain root on lg latest phones. I play around a lot, so i always need to twist my phone to its maximum limit. rooting is good and awesome if you have the knowledge of it, and it doesnt demands good or stable software to do it but any good phone becomes so good when you have a root and optimized software
People here are complaining about how the phone can't handle PUBG on higher settings unlike the Realme 3, it's not even a gaming phone, if you want one then go for the ones advertised as "Gaming Phones". I'm sure some will say "Realme 3 is better than this one and it's cheaper." Then go and buy it. The camera is good even without GCAM, ya'll are just disappointed of the camera because it was advertised as a 48MP camera and it didn't live up to your expectations. My point is that the RN7 is good for casual users, light to medium gamers, camera enthusiasts with tight budgets, and those who are looking for a phone that is worth their money. If you don't mind MIUI and the slightly turning off battery life, the go for this one. If not, then go look for another phone. And one more thing, based on my experience, Redmi Note phones lasts for a long time.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019You're clearly in denial. Every single thing I said about RN7 & Realme 3 can be easily fac... moreHow ignorant are you? sd821 is a bad chip because it's not power efficient and overheating problems but in performance it beats every midrange chipset( except for the new sd730)
Even sony flagships doesn't compete with other brand's midrange in camera. Yes they make the best sensors but they have the worst processing
Color os is stable??? Are you sure did you try it? It has more bloatware than miui with a lot of bugs. More bloatware doesn't means that the phone will have battery draining issues and overheating. The lack of optimization does. Xiaomi phones with Miui performs better than the ones with stock android
I didn't see anyone complaining about the performance and overheating for redmi note 7 except you
Of course Fhd is better than hd. Do you use your phone only for gaming?
Stop complaining and get a life if your phone has some problems you have an 18 month warranty go and use it instead if misleading people with fake numbers
Stumbled on this phone today. Looking at the hardware specs vs price, everything seems way too good to be true. I would appreciate to get some genuine thoughts about the phone: I'm mostly curious about longevity and security practices (I have my doubts considering Xiaomi is a Chinese company).
Other phones that caught my attention: LG G7 ThinQ, Honor Play.
Maybe there are better options for a similar price range I should consider?
Tas, 11 Jun 2019You are right.... They said it has Anti-Scratch feature, upon that a Gorilla Glass 5... But ye... moreWait! Did you remove the pre applied plastic screen protector or you just love bashing?
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019You're clearly in denial. Every single thing I said about RN7 & Realme 3 can be easily fac... morei can see you started using android phone just last year. who says SDN821 overheats? i used my mi mix for almost 2 years without heating problem unless am in the sun for too long and neither did my v20 with SD820 also heat up a bit. i sold my lg v20 because of lack of update on the side of lg aside it was a good phone. i have owned the redmi note 7 for 3 weeks since my mi mix damaged and i only miss my mi mix for its bezel-less design and large screen.there is no way realme 3 can beat note 7. i played with both phones at the shop and i chose note 7 for built quality, better camera and weekly updates and also rooting. and talking of custom roms and rooting, any long term android user love to do that to get ride of unwanted apps and features and custom roms comes when manufacturer dont provide updates or rom becomes baggy and this is what makes android android. even those with samsung galaxy s10, note 9 and high end flagships does root and instead custom roms
ewiase, 12 Jun 2019Y9 sucks in gaming and there is no bootloader unlocking from the part of huawei anymore so you... moreAgreed, Y9 isn't a good phone. Nor is any other Huawei in this price, that I know of.
But no one wants root or custom OS if the phone works good as it is, unless you want to hack/modify apps. I'm pretty good at tweaking rooted android and I've made several extremely low end devices work going enough to play small games like Asphalt Nitro.
Those devices belonged to people with budget of less than $50. Some of these devices was so bad that it took me a full minute just to open settings in their phones. We're talking about mostly single core and max dual core processor phones with 512MB of RAM.
So I don't get your obsession with rooting and flashing ROMs on phones of this calibre.
ewiase, 12 Jun 2019Its the biggest lie ever. Redmi note 7 is the best compare to realme 3. MTK cpus lack support ... moreYou're clearly in denial. Every single thing I said about RN7 & Realme 3 can be easily fact checked by anyone that cares to.
The fact that you're comparing SD 821 with SD 660 shows that you've absolutely no idea what you're talking about. SD 820 & 821 are one of the worst chipsets out there. They've serious heating problem which causes it to lag to the point of even melting unless you live in cold weather full year.
I bet you thought SD 821 is even better than SD 710 because 821 is a bigger number than 710, didn't you? That's not how it works lol. Even SD 625 outperforms SD 821.
I think you're so used to SD 821 poor performance that you can't even tell you're getting SD 636 performance & 3000 mAh battery timing when you're paying for for SD 660 & 4000 mAh battery. You, as well as those who act surprised when someone say RN7 lags.
What do you need custom ROMs for if MIUI is so great? Custom ROMs have limited support because developers work on them when they've free time. Realme 3 OS is stable, gives better performance and much better battery than RN7 or any other phone in its price. There is no need for custom ROMs for Realme 3 unlike RN7.
The actual term for the *features* you're talking about is Bloatware, which is an annoyance for anyone that knows that just about any *feature* they need can be downloaded from Play Store instead of buying a phone with OS that is full of uninstallable Bloatware, takes more storage, runs more processes in background, shows ads, has poor battery timing and performance, heats up more and so on.
How can you call that stability and being "ahead"? Are you going to ignore my point about low-end Max Pro M1 managing temperature and battery better than Xiaomi's flagship phone?
FYI: If you want performance and stability then you're looking at the wrong OS. Android One & Stock Android are what you want.
You say RN7 is best for gaming. I guess that means it runs PUBG smoothly in HD or higher graphics with 40 to 60 FPS.
It doesn't. That's why so many reviews here said they play PUBG on smooth graphics settings in order to get good FPS. Everyone you see complaining about RN7 gaming performance are those that know what SD 660 is capable of. Even SD 625 runs PUBG smoothly if you lower graphics that low or maybe you can't tell when you've bad FPS?
Check Max Pro M2. It also has SD 660 but it's underclocked, yet it can run PUBG smoothly in those settings (so can Realme 3) and the battery lasts 7-8 hours in high graphic settings while RN7 lasts 4-5 hours in low graphic settings. Did I mention RN7 heats up more in 1-2 hours of PUBG than Max Pro M2 does in 7 hours of PUBG?
Any phone that heats up easily should be a absolute no for gamers. And Realme 3 temperature remains in 30s°C even after 3 hours of PUBG.
RN7 camera doesn't compete with flagships phones at all lol. If you want good camera in this price, go for Sony or iPhone. It was supposed to be good but a lot users are disappointed in its camera. Some of them are looking for working Gcam versions for RN7 in hopes of improving it. Just go through the reviews here and you will know. Realme 3 doesn't have the best camera either but it's good for the price. Don't know how it compares to RN7 camera though.
Ggwp, 11 Jun 2019Huawei y9 trust me dudeY9 sucks in gaming and there is no bootloader unlocking from the part of huawei anymore so youre stuck with emui forever. i wouldnt dare try if you want custom rom or rooting
Aslam, 11 Jun 2019please don't waste money to buy this handset because my personal experience is that this compa... moreWhat do you expect if you treat your phone like a garbage? you place it in your pocket with coins and other metallic materials and you expect it not to scratch? even the yet to announce gorilla glass 7 will not resist. grow up and stop being bias
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2019Which year are you living in? 1. Realme 3's mediatek chipset performs better than redmi no... moreIts the biggest lie ever. Redmi note 7 is the best compare to realme 3. MTK cpus lack support for source codes and due to this, there are no custom roms to start with. Miui is far ahead of coloros in everything, Features, customization, stability and performance, the only issue on miui is ads but thanks to the fact that bootloader can be unlocked and that annoying ads can be done away. camera on redmi note 7 is better in day light and low light conditions and go ahead to compete with some of 2019 and 2018's flagships in terms of night picture quality and even some day light conditions. for gaming and performance wise is also the best for price. It even beat my old mi mix 1's SD 821 in multicore performance. i havent noticed a single lag in gaming or daily usage.
Firb, 10 Jun 2019Dumb? Realme has an hd display mediateck chipset and worse camera. And most people prefer miui... moreWhich year are you living in?
1. Realme 3's mediatek chipset performs better than redmi note 7 snapdragon chipset. And not only does it performs much better, it's also much more battery efficient. It's not 2015.
So what's your point?
2. Since when does Realme 3 has bad cameras? It offers one of the best possible camera experience in this price. It's Redmi Note 7 users that are crying about bad camera and asking for a working Gcam links in hopes of improving it lol.
Also, if your concern is camera in this price, you shouldn't buy any other phone than Sony & iPhone (maybe second hand).
3. MIUI is an instant no for people that have even basic OS knowledge. It puts huge burden on chipset, thus lowering the device performance and use more battery.
Why do you think Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 with only SD 636 (14nm) gives more battery & heats up less than Xiaomi PocoFone F1 with SD 845 (10nm) chipset on same graphic settings in PUBG in same room temperature?
Actually, do you even know what nm has to do with everything in this question?
Smart people prefer Android One & Stock Android OS over any other OS, except maybe custom OS like lineage. Color OS is still much better than MIUI in this regard.
4. If I were to show you HD & FHD phones one at a time, you wouldn't even be able to tell them apart. People are using GFX tool to reduce their FHD resolution to 960x540 (qHD) to play PUBG smoothly on Redmi Note 7 and you think Realme 3 having HD 720x1520 resolution is bad when it can play PUBG smoothly on HD?
Lastly, what's there to be happy about RN7 having FHD screen when half of the users are reporting problems with its screen and you can't even play PUBG smoothly without lowering the resolution and other graphics? Maybe if the only app you know about is YouTube, your point could be valid, but even then, I can name a several better phones for that in this price.
Tas, 11 Jun 2019You are right.... They said it has Anti-Scratch feature, upon that a Gorilla Glass 5... But ye... moreGg3 is more scratch resistant than gg5. Gorilla glass's aim is not scratches. Just watch jerryrigeverything and you'll see that all glasses scratch at level 6 with deeper groves at level 7