Realme 7 Pro: Full Review, Specifications, Price in India
As the smartphone market in India is flooded with a new "budget smartphone" almost every month, we find ourselves with a wide range of options. And to be the first choice among so many options, smartphone manufacturers have been competing constantly to hold on to the top spot of the Indian smartphone market.
One of the leading smartphone manufacturers, Realme, has been introducing a new smartphone in India almost every other month. If there are so many options available, why not make them all from the same company, right Realme?
Realme launched its C3, X50 Pro 5G in February 2020, 6 Series in March, the Narzo 10 & 10A and the X3 Super Zoom in May, the X3 Pro, low end runners C11 in June, a so-called Lite version in the 6 series (the Realme 6i), another low end runner C15 in July, another option in low end runners in the form of C12 in August and finally now in the month of September we have the headline makers, the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro.
"But how is Realme 7 Pro a headline maker", you'd ask.
Well with a "Fastest Charging Smartphone" title, the new 7 Pro promises to destroy its competitors in the market. You think that's all? The new Realme 7 Pro also ticks all the right boxes in a consumer's buying checklist.
The Realme 7 Pro is yet another smartphone from the leading smartphone manufacturer which comes with quality specifications at the right price, something Realme is known for.
With a fast processing unit, a Quad-camera setup, an AMOLED display, great build quality and not to forget the 65W Super Dart Fast Charging - all under ₹20,000, at a time when this price segment is heavily crowded, Realme is certainly challenging its competitors with all its aggression.
Build and Design
Realme has done a good job designing their new smartphone. The poly-carbonate back is soft to touch and has a gradient pattern which Realme likes to call the "Mirror Design". There is one thing which does stand out in the new Realme 7 Pro is that the bezel at the bottom of the screen is quite thick, but that's not a big deal for phones in this segment.
The curved edges make the body feel elegant and comfortable to operate.The volume rockers and power button are placed within easy reach and offers nice feedback. The Realme 7 Pro has a stereo speakers setup, a 3.5 mm audio port and a dedicated SD card slot. It phone does have vents cutouts symmetrically at the bottom to help in heat dissipation.
It's been a while since Realme has brought an AMOLED display phone in the "under ₹ 20,000" segment. The Realme 7 Pro boasts a really good 6.4 inch Super AMOLED screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate that gives users the option to switch to a more gentle colour profile. There is also a "smooth scrolling" option provided in Realme Lab (a place where Realme introduces new features) that makes the scrolling feel smoother.
The massive 6.4 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display gives brilliant and vivid colour profiles that target wider colours and make the colour contrast feel a bit more high. It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy M31 S fairs better in this regard. But even so, Realme 7 Pro performs just fine for the amount it costs.
Screen visibility in outdoor conditions is okay, just like most mid-range smartphones these. Features like Dark-Mode, Night Mode (Eye comfort mode), Always-On Mode are also available. And there's also the option to turn on DC Dimming and Eliminating of Lowlight Flickers in Realme Lab.
The Realme 7 Pro has a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 720G paired with an Adreno 618 GPU. Realme had earlier offered the Snapdragon 720 G in cheaper phones, under ₹ 15,000. But it does not let us down on the Realme 7 Pro. It's backed by LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The performance of the device is really solid! Day-to-day usage is unreally smooth and high-end games like COD: Mobile can run very easily.
Realme UI felt more stable on the Realme 7 Pro compared to its predecessors. It is smooth and easy to use. The phone has dual-band Wi-Fi available, Dual SIM VoLTE and also has Wi-Fi Calling support. And the call quality is also great.
Now, coming to the most important part of modern smartphones. CAMERAS!
There are four primary cameras (on the back) - a 64 MP main camera with a Sony IMX 686 sensor which is assisted by an 8 MP wide-angled camera, a basic 2 MP Black and White camera for portraits and another 2 MP macro lens. The Secondary camera setup at the front houses a single 32 MP selfie camera.
The primary camera setup does a great job in outdoor conditions during daytime. Colours are close to its natural side and detailing of the images is also great. The camera does, however, struggle at times to focus itself (negligible at most).
Under low light conditions, the camera can capture images with great detailing. But, as usual, it becomes a hit or miss thing. The Night Mode Camera works really great and does not add grains to the images at all.
The wide angle shots lack details and the portrait mode can detect edges of the subject very well (however for substantial blur, you will have to push the Bokeh mode close to 100%)
For the macro lens, I got only one thing to say: Use the primary lens instead!
The 32 MP selfie camera at the front works really well in any lighting condition. Selfie lovers gonna love this phone.
The Realme 7 Pro comes with a 4500 mAh battery, which lasts more than a day with moderate to heavy usage. However, heavy tasks like Gaming can drain out the battery well within a day. But that won't be an issue, since the 65 W Super Dart Fast Charger takes merely 35 minutes to charge the phone completely. Definitely a selling point in the market right now, in an age when people hate having to wait.
The Realme 7 Pro's audio setup has two speakers and is loud enough. The audio quality of the speakers become a bit distorted when the volume is raised to 100%. So, using headphones is a better option.
As usual the phone comes with USB Type C
The Realme 7 Pro offers great value for its price. Costing at ₹19,999 for the base variant, the Realme 7 Pro offers a Super AMOLED display, a crazy 65 W Fast Charging ability, great design and built quality and the 64 MP Sony IMX 686, which is simply a lot in this price segment.
If you are a all-round power user on a budget, the Realme 7 Pro is what the market is recommending as the best option.
65 W Fast Charging
Improved Camera Performance
Superb Battery Backup
Struggling Macro Camera Lens
Distorted Sound From Speakers
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