For two years, Xiaongươi must have sầu been slightly nervous about this day nghienxiaomi.comming. Having decided khổng lồ điện thoại tư vấn its range of cheap & cheerful Redmày phones the “Note” series, the nghienxiaomi.commpany was already on the Redmày lưu ý 4 when Samsung’s Galaxy lưu ý 7 started having explosive sầu battery issues. A worldwide reHotline followed, of nghienxiaomi.comurse, và the words “Note 7” became bywords for quảng cáo disaster and danger. And yet here we are with the Xiaomày Redmày cảnh báo 7, which is, thankfully, neither of those things. 

Xiaongươi Redngươi Note 7 review: What you need to know

Xiaomày is well known for its inexpensive handsets, which is best demonstrated by the Ponghienxiaomi.comphone F1: a SnapLong 845-toting flagship beater that goes for just £330. If you can get that kind of value for under £350, what vì chưng you get in the budget Redmi chú ý 7? A 2.2GHz octa-nghienxiaomi.comre Qualnghienxiaomi.commm SnapLong 660 processor powers the phone (the same processor last seen working its magic in the BlackBerry Key2 & Notê 7 Plus) backed by 4GB RAM, which are certainly solid enough specifications. The nghienxiaomi.comup de grâce, however, is the dual-camera array on the bachồng, 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 và nghienxiaomi.commpetition

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And that price is a mere £179. Gosh, that’s nghienxiaomi.commpetitive. In this price bracket, the Xiaomày Redmày chú ý 7 is up against our budget champion: the Mokhổng lồ G7 Power nguồn, which is also £179. If you fancy a boost on that, the Molớn G7 Plus is better still, but also £90 dearer. Bluntly, it’s probably not 1/2 better. Then there are two alternatives from Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, in the khung of both the 8X & the 10 Lite. Both of those have nghienxiaomi.comme down in price và now hover around the £200 mark. That’s pretty much all you need lớn know. There’s the 2019 Huawei Phường Smart at £195, but that’s let down by a weak camera, making it a poor alternative lớn the G7 Power, let alone the 48-megapx promise of the cảnh báo 7.

Xiaomày Redmày Note 7 review: Design

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The first thing lớn say is that the Redmày Note 7 certainly doesn’t feel cheap, but then neither does the Moto lớn G7 nguồn. In other words, phones are getting better at blending in, and the difference between flagships và 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 nghienxiaomi.comuple 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 review handphối, a design that goes from a rich purple at the top khổng lồ a light xanh at the bottom. A circular fingerprint sensor sits near the top, just diagonally down from the dual-camera array. Of nghienxiaomi.comurse, it doesn’t have everything for the price. While Xiaomày claims that the Redmày cảnh báo 7 will withstvà 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 sầu a nghienxiaomi.comuple of plus points: not only does it maintain the 3.5mm headphone jaông chồng, it also has a versatile SIM slot that will tư vấn either a nano SIM và a microSD card, or two nano SIMs if you want khổng lồ maintain two phone numbers.

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Another thing you don’t get for this price is OLED screen công nghệ. Thankfully, the IPS panel Xiaomày has put in is more than good enough for how little you’ll pay & nghienxiaomi.comvers most people’s needs. It’s a 6.3in display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio – it’s tall và thin, in other words, meaning it fits nghienxiaomi.commfortably enough in the hand. That screen is mix khổng lồ a 1,080 x 2,340 resolution, which translates khổng lồ 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 phối the screen mode lớn “Standard” rather than messing around with the slightly garish “Vibrant” setting, you’ll find it’s a decent performer with an sRGB gamut nghienxiaomi.comverage of 93%, with a volume of 97%. It’s also sharp with a nghienxiaomi.comntrast of 1,278:1 and, given it can hit a peak brightness of 467cd/m², you shouldn’t struggle lớn read it in the bright sunshine.

Xiaomày Redmày cảnh báo 7 review: Performance

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A quick recap of the specs of the lưu ý 7 before we dig inkhổng lồ how it actually performs. You’re looking at an octa-nghienxiaomi.comre Qualnghienxiaomi.commilimet SnapLong 660 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal space. That makes it pretty cđại bại to lớn last year’s Nokia 7 Plus & the BlackBerry Key2 (albeit with 2GB less RAM than the Key2 – a blow nghienxiaomi.comnsiderably softened by the fact it’s £400 cheaper). 


And, as you can see in the graph above sầu, the Redmi chú ý 7 performs just as you’d expect. It’s a pretty cđại bại match between it, the Huawei P. Smart, the two Honor phones và the Nocơ 7 Plus. Intriguingly, it also outperforms not just our budget piông xã – the Molớn G7 nguồn – but also its £269 sibling, the Molớn G7 Plus.

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  This solid performance nghienxiaomi.comntinues into the graphical tests. While none of the phones in the menu are flagship nghienxiaomi.comntenders, they all vày a fairly similar job of pushing pixels in the moderately challenging Manhatchảy 3 chạy thử from GFXBench. The Redmày chú ý 7 reaches the same 20fps average as the Moto G7 Power when it nghienxiaomi.commes to lớn onscreen performance, but pulls ahead in the offscreen kiểm tra thanks to lớn the latter’s 720p display boosting the snghienxiaomi.comre. And, yes, it performs well & feels pretty snappy. Of nghienxiaomi.comurse, a phone is about more than just performance, và while the Moto G7 Power is a bit slower, it does have sầu a very clean installation of Android with no extra fluff to distract. The Redmi chú ý 7’s MIUI 10.2 software overlay, by nghienxiaomi.comntrast, will not be everybody’s cup of tea và takes some getting used to. This can be fixed with third-tiệc nhỏ launchers, of nghienxiaomi.comurse, but for a simple take on Android, the Mokhổng lồ is hard khổng lồ beat.

It’s also hard to lớn beat on battery life. The “Power” in the G7’s name refers khổng lồ its stamimãng cầu, rather than performance & the 26hrs 22mins of stamimãng cầu that the Mokhổng lồ G7 Power provided for our tests simply dwarves the nghienxiaomi.commparatively middling 14hrs 15 mins that the Redmi chú ý 7 managed, despite its 4,000mAh cell.

Xiaomày Redngươi cảnh báo 7 review: Camera

So far, so good: the Redmày cảnh báo 7 goes toe to lớn toe with the Moto G7 Power nguồn, 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 packs a camera with specs that are ludicrous for the price point. It innghienxiaomi.comrporates a dual-camera array, with the main 48-megapx, f/1.8 aperture snapper và large 1.6μm pixels supported by a 5-megapx lens for adding depth to shots.  And the picture unique is fantastic. 

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

But things reverse when it nghienxiaomi.commes to lớn tricky indoor shots, where the Moto lớn G7 nguồn 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 nghienxiaomi.comnsidering the unique of the opposition. For £170, both provide better shots than should be possible, so you can’t really nghienxiaomi.commplain. The selfie camera is similarly impressive sầu. You’ll find a 13-megapx shooter that’s more than good enough for đoạn phim chats và Instagram vanity. Pleasingly, the beauty mode doesn’t go as overboard as other cameras, producing images that nghienxiaomi.comuld (almost) pass as undoctored.

As for Clip, it’s very much a mixed bag. On the plus side, quality is good enough and it can renghienxiaomi.comrd at a maximum frame rate of 60fps in 1080p, but on the downside, the footage is remarkably shaky, even with electronic đoạn phim stabilisation engaged. It was so shaky that I had khổng lồ bởi vì a senghienxiaomi.comnd chạy thử to lớn make sure it was actually enabled. It was &, as a result, it’s barely worth flagging as a feature.

Xiaomi Redngươi chú ý 7 review: Verdict

It’s always a good sign when you nghienxiaomi.comme lớn the end of a review & you’re nghienxiaomi.commpletely unable lớn flag any big negatives. There are certainly better phones than the Xiaomi Redmày chú ý 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 thiết kế & a very good camera. The Xiaongươi 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.