Best Realme 7 Review: Realme as a brand has managed to make a proper fan base for their smartphones and other goods.
The company has established a few new smartphones in last couple of months that range from entry-level phones to mid-range tablets and among others the latest one to launch in India is the new Realme 7 series.
The series comprise two smartphones Realme 7 and Realme 7 Guru and as the name implies, the Pro variant is the more expensive one here and also gets more love from the two.
However, the Realme 7 is also based on precisely the same concept offering but on a budget.
The Realme 7 cost begins at Rs 14,999 for the base version and for the price, the smartphone packs quite a few interesting features and overall specifications.
For starters, the smartphone comes with a quad rear camera set up, punch hole screen and massive battery pack with 30W fast charging service. So, how do all these specifications add up in real life? Let us find out in our full review.
Design and screen
Realme 7 is a great looking phone, not since the design has something brand new that other phones in this price range don’t provide.
It is because the business has begun paying attention towards small items that matter to people. By way of example, the matte finish in the back panel does not hold fingerprints whatsoever which helps to keep the smartphone secure.
Additionally, the company has not attempted to replicate the ongoing big bulky camera bulge design which other brands are picking for even though there is no need for that.
Another thing which impressed us is that the fit and finish of this phone. There aren’t any rough edges around the corners, so the phone feels well constructed and is sturdy. The rounded corners makes it easier to hold with one hand and is also nicely balanced and a lot less slippery.
The button positioning of this telephone is good, the volume switches and triple SIM card can be found on the left side of the telephone, while the power button which also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner is put at the appropriate.
The top of the phone is clean and the base of the phone has the usuals such as speaker grille, charging port, microphone. There’s also the 3.5millimeter headphone jack in the bottom.
The front of the phone has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display using a nut hole cut out that houses the front camera detector. Bezels around the sides and forehead are thin, while the eyebrow has marginally thicker bezels but that is not a deal breaker.
The IPS LCD panel clocked in 90Hz and the firm has also added an automobile mode that lets the smartphone select the best frame rate based on the activity happening. The screen quality is satisfactory and provides good colours and sharpness.
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Though the black and contrast levels nowhere close to a AMOLED panel. Viewing angles and brightness of this phone also around the mark and viewing the screen in bright daylight isn’t a problem.
Realme 7 is powered by MediaTek Helio G95 processor. It’s an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. Additionally, it comes with Mali-G76 GPU to handle graphics intensive tasks.
MediaTek Helio G95 is a midsize chip and it certainly feels like you. The total functioning of the mobile is great and it handles all the day to day tasks such as browsing, scrolling through societal feeds, listing songs, viewing videos, etc effortlessly. We didn’t notice any delay or lag while navigating through apps or multitasking.
Gaming functioning of the telephone is pretty suitable too. Lightweight games ran at a smooth frame rate, yet to play some triple-A titles we needed to decrease the graphics a bit to get a smooth gaming experience.
Realme 7 comes loaded with realme UI on the top of Android 10 operating system and we have to admit, the user-interface is much uniform that it used to be.
Realme has also added some nifty features such as the ability to run many instances of their messaging programs, split display, dark mode, etc..
In addition to that, realme UI also comes with fresh Android 10 gestures for navigation.
Also, Realme has added a number of their own gestures like Lift to wake, Auto ear in case pickup calls, screen-off gestures to start an app or perform a command even when the phone is in sleeping mode. The customized UI also comes with tons of other customization options too.
The smart phone comes with a single bottom firing speaker as far as the audio quality is concerned, it is decent and sufficiently loudly to get a quiet room.
Call quality of this phone is great and the microphone does a good job of eliminating the background sound during an ongoing call.
The main detector on the phone is a 64MP Sony IMX682 unit using f/1.8 aperture. Then there is an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.3 aperture and two 2MP sensors for Macro and B&W shots.
The principal 64MP sensor captures vibrant and detailed photos in daytime conditions. This is where the grains begin creeping into the shots. The very low light shots are soft and don’t take much detail within it.
However, to counter that circumstance, Realme has included a committed Night style to the camera which makes things better by a huge margin. The Night mode does a good job of enhancing the photo complete without being too dramatic.
Wide-angle shots will also be acceptable and have virtually similar story to tell as the main sensor. We also tried shooting a couple of macro shots. The smartphone did manage to focus on our small subject but the smaller 2MP sensor started showing its limit earlier than we believed it would.
We wish that Realme must have gone with no less than a 5MP sensor here.
As previously mentioned, the smartphone may catch around 4K videos and it will take it at 30fps.
Even though the video quality is good, the dearth of OIS does make the footage look somewhat shaky if you don’t have steady hands.
Battery rear is most likely the strongest point of this smartphone. The 5000mAh battery managed to last almost every day and half on medium usages that contains an hour of calling, browsing, listening music, playing games, browsing societal media feeds and more.
The smartphone comes with a 30W Dart Charge attribute that claims to provide 50% fee in just 26 minutes. Within our test that stands accurate.
The included charger did manage to control the phone to the claimed mark in around 30 minutes once the phone was stored in perfect condition.
Realme 7 is a phone that wants to do it all without breaking the bank and also to some extent it manages to achieve that objective.
We only wish Realme should have gone with an AMOLED panel rather than IPS LCD panel along with a marginally better camera setup will have given this phone an edge over the competition.
For the starting price of Rs 14,999, Realme 7 is a fantastic phone to go with if you’re looking for a normal budget smartphone that provides a decent balance between features, pricing and functionality.
REALME 7 KEY SPECS
- Front Camera: 16 MP
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G95
- Ram: 6 GB
- Rear Camera: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
- Display: 6.5 inches