With new smartphones of varying prices and gimmicks, companies are getting more and more creative with their offering. With distinctions between flagships and mid-range, it can sometimes feel like you’re getting short changed if you opt for a cheaper smartphone. Now, the divide between the two are closing in with the Redmi Note 7.
The Redmi Note 7 is the latest in Redmi’s line of Note smartphones, with it being released to the Malaysian market on the 27th of March 2019. Redmi has always been the affordable option for Xiaomi fans, and so far they’ve provided some of the best entry-level smartphones in the market.
The Redmi Note 7 might seem like a flagship, except it’s at a ridiculously affordable price. Telling someone that for MYR 679 you can get a smartphone with a 48 MP + 5 MP AI dual rear camera, 13 MP front camera, 6.3-inch display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4000 mAh battery, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory is almost unfathomable. And yet, that is exactly what the Redmi Note 7 is.
The Redmi Note 7 is definitely a dependable phone all things considered, especially with the 4000 mAh battery. Through your usual usage of going through social medias and answering texts, this phone can definitely go up to 2 days without charging. Though heavy usage like with games and what not will deplete the battery fast.
The main draw of the phone is the 48 MP mode, which is mostly prominent if you activate the Pro mode in the Camera app. Taking pictures in the regular mode will only produce a picture quality of about 12 MP. Though even with the Pro mode turned on, you’re going to need some pretty perfect lighting conditions if you really want to make the best out of the 48 MP camera. Besides that, the camera does have a pretty good night mode, though of course the pictures taken won’t be at the best quality this phone is capable of.
Other than that, there really isn’t much to complain about the Redmi Note 7, it does have a bit of an awkward weight to it. Sort of not heavy enough, but also a little too light. Another awkward design choice was the protruding rear camera, which ruins the sleekness of the phone. It may be a minor annoyance, but it can definitely rub some people the wrong way.
Overall, if you’re looking for a decent smartphone and the best that Redmi has to offer, well look no further than the Note 7. Though maybe not the actual best Redmi can offer,especially since in the Indian and Chinese markets there is such a thing as a Redmi Note 7 Pro, which has a way better processor. We may not be getting that version of the Note 7, but what we do have is perfectly fine.