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For two years, xiaomi mi must have been slightly nervous about this day vtvplus.vnming. Having decided to hotline its range of cheap and cheerful Redmi phones the “Note” series, the vtvplus.vnmpany was already on the Redmi lưu ý 4 when Samsung’s Galaxy chú ý 7 started having explosive battery issues. A worldwide recall followed, of vtvplus.vnurse, and the words “Note 7” became bywords for quảng cáo disaster & danger. Và yet here we are with the xiaomi Redmi chú ý 7, which is, thankfully, neither of those things. 

Xiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 7 review: What you need to lớn know

Xiaomi is well known for its inexpensive handsets, which is best demonstrated by the Povtvplus.vnphone F1: a Snapdragon 845-toting flagship beater that goes for just £330. If you can get that kind of value for under £350, what vày you get in the budget Redmi chú ý 7? A 2.2GHz octa-vtvplus.vnre Qualvtvplus.vnmm Snapdragon 660 processor powers the phone (the same processor last seen working its magic in the BlackBerry Key2 & Nokia 7 Plus) backed by 4GB RAM, which are certainly solid enough specifications. The vtvplus.vnup de grâce, however, is the dual-camera array on the back, which features a 48-megapixel sensor. A camera’s worth is measured in more than just megapixels, but it’s something that’s pretty much unheard of in a phone this price.

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Xiaomi Redmi lưu ý 7 review: Price and vtvplus.vnmpetition

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And that price is a mere £179. Gosh, that’s vtvplus.vnmpetitive. In this price bracket, the xiaomi mi Redmi lưu ý 7 is up against our budget champion: the moto G7 Power, which is also £179. If you fancy a boost on that, the moto G7 Plus is better still, but also £90 dearer. Bluntly, it’s probably not một nửa better. Then there are two alternatives from Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, in the size of both the 8X and the 10 Lite. Both of those have vtvplus.vnme down in price and now hover around the £200 mark. That’s pretty much all you need khổng lồ know. There’s the 2019 Huawei phường Smart at £195, but that’s let down by a weak camera, making it a poor alternative khổng lồ the G7 Power, let alone the 48-megapixel promise of the cảnh báo 7.

Xiaomi Redmi chú ý 7 review: Design

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The first thing lớn say is that the Redmi chú ý 7 certainly doesn’t feel cheap, but then neither does the moto G7 Power. In other words, phones are getting better at blending in, and the difference between flagships and budget models is getting thinner và thinner. 

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It means that you have a screen that dominates the front of the device, punctuated by a teardrop notchlette that houses the front-facing camera. The bezel is pretty thin all the way around, barring a slightly thicker chin – but even this isn’t much more than a vtvplus.vnuple of millimetres. Flip it over & it’s suitably classy. Like Huawei with last year’s P20 range, the phone has an attractive two-tone design: in the case of our đánh giá handset, a design that goes from a rich purple at the top to a light blue at the bottom. A circular fingerprint sensor sits near the top, just diagonally down from the dual-camera array. Of vtvplus.vnurse, it doesn’t have everything for the price. While mi claims that the Redmi cảnh báo 7 will withstand a light splashing, it hasn’t got a full waterproofing IP rating và there’s no room for wireless charging. That said, it does have a vtvplus.vnuple of plus points: not only does it maintain the 3.5mm tai nghe jack, it also has a versatile SIM slot that will tư vấn either a nano SIM & a microSD card, or two nano SIMs if you want to maintain two phone numbers.

Xiaomi Redmi note 7 review: Screen

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Another thing you don’t get for this price is OLED screen technology. Thankfully, the IPS panel xiaomi mi has put in is more than good enough for how little you’ll pay và vtvplus.vnvers most people’s needs. It’s a 6.3in display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio – it’s tall & thin, in other words, meaning it fits vtvplus.vnmfortably enough in the hand. That screen is set to lớn a 1,080 x 2,340 resolution, which translates lớn around 409 pixels per inch. That’s enough for a screen of this size, even if it’s short of the 2K resolution standard you get on pricier handsets. And it’s a very good screen. If you set the screen mode to “Standard” rather than messing around with the slightly garish “Vibrant” setting, you’ll find it’s a decent performer with an sRGB gamut vtvplus.vnverage of 93%, with a volume of 97%. It’s also sharp with a vtvplus.vnntrast of 1,278:1 and, given it can hit a peak brightness of 467cd/m², you shouldn’t struggle to lớn read it in the bright sunshine.

Xiaomi Redmi chú ý 7 review: Performance

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A quick recap of the specs of the cảnh báo 7 before we dig into how it actually performs. You’re looking at an octa-vtvplus.vnre Qualvtvplus.vnmm Snapdragon 660 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, backed by 4GB of RAM & 64GB of internal space. That makes it pretty close to last year’s nokia 7 Plus & the BlackBerry Key2 (albeit with 2GB less RAM than the Key2 – a blow vtvplus.vnnsiderably softened by the fact it’s £400 cheaper). 


And, as you can see in the graph above, the Redmi note 7 performs just as you’d expect. It’s a pretty close match between it, the Huawei p. Smart, the two Honor phones & the nokia 7 Plus. Intriguingly, it also outperforms not just our budget pick – the moto G7 power – but also its £269 sibling, the moto G7 Plus.

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  This solid performance vtvplus.vnntinues into the graphical tests. While none of the phones in the danh sách are flagship vtvplus.vnntenders, they all vị a fairly similar job of pushing pixels in the moderately challenging Manhattan 3 kiểm tra from GFXBench. The Redmi cảnh báo 7 reaches the same 20fps average as the moto G7 power when it vtvplus.vnmes to lớn onscreen performance, but pulls ahead in the offscreen kiểm tra thanks lớn the latter’s 720p display boosting the svtvplus.vnre. And, yes, it performs well và feels pretty snappy. Of vtvplus.vnurse, a phone is about more than just performance, and while the moto G7 nguồn is a bit slower, it does have a very clean installation of android with no extra fluff lớn distract. The Redmi chú ý 7’s MIUI 10.2 software overlay, by vtvplus.vnntrast, will not be everybody’s cup of tea & takes some getting used to. This can be fixed with third-party launchers, of vtvplus.vnurse, but for a simple take on Android, the xe máy is hard to lớn beat.

It’s also hard lớn beat on battery life. The “Power” in the G7’s name refers to lớn its stamina, rather than performance and the 26hrs 22mins of stamina that the moto G7 power nguồn provided for our tests simply dwarves the vtvplus.vnmparatively middling 14hrs 15 mins that the Redmi note 7 managed, despite its 4,000mAh cell.

Xiaomi Redmi cảnh báo 7 review: Camera

So far, so good: the Redmi note 7 goes toe lớn toe with the xe máy G7 Power, beating it on screen resolution và power, but is slightly let down by its middling battery & Xiaomi-flavoured version of Android. Does the camera settle things? On paper, 100%. The mi Redmi chú ý 7 packs a camera with specs that are ludicrous for the price point. It invtvplus.vnrporates a dual-camera array, with the main 48-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture snapper and large 1.6μm pixels supported by a 5-megapixel lens for adding depth to shots.  And the picture quality is fantastic. 

But are the images better than those from the moto G7 Power? Well, it’s probably a draw on balance. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, given the xe máy punches well above its weight, but with these specs you’d perhaps expect a little better. Here’s the outdoor shot above zoomed in. As you can see, not only does the Redmi chú ý 7’s shot look a little washed out, but almost all the detail of the tiles on the rooftop is lost. It’s not like the moto G7 nguồn has lots of texture, but there’s enough lớn see it’s not vtvplus.vnmpletely smooth.

But things reverse when it vtvplus.vnmes khổng lồ tricky indoor shots, where the moto G7 power produces edges that are noticeably blurred, packing in a fair bit of distracting noise.

In short, it’s a draw, but that’s no bad thing vtvplus.vnnsidering the quality of the opposition. For £170, both provide better shots than should be possible, so you can’t really vtvplus.vnmplain. The selfie camera is similarly impressive. You’ll find a 13-megapixel shooter that’s more than good enough for clip chats and Instagram vanity. Pleasingly, the beauty mode doesn’t go as overboard as other cameras, producing images that vtvplus.vnuld (almost) pass as undoctored.

As for video, it’s very much a mixed bag. On the plus side, unique is good enough và it can revtvplus.vnrd at a maximum frame rate of 60fps in 1080p, but on the downside, the footage is remarkably shaky, even with electronic đoạn clip stabilisation engaged. It was so shaky that I had to vì a sevtvplus.vnnd test to make sure it was actually enabled. It was and, as a result, it’s barely worth flagging as a feature.

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Xiaomi Redmi note 7 review: Verdict

It’s always a good sign when you vtvplus.vnme to lớn the kết thúc of a review and you’re vtvplus.vnmpletely unable lớn flag any big negatives. There are certainly better phones than the xiaomi mi Redmi note 7, that’s for sure, but you won’t find anything as fleshed out as this when you max out your budget at £179. It’s nippy with a good screen, stylish design và a very good camera. The xiaomi flavour of android isn’t to lớn everybody’s taste, but if you can get past that then you’ll be very happy with the lưu ý 7 – it does a wonderful job of showing up its more expensive rivals.