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Redmi Note 7 pro: Budget flagship?

In recent years, Xiaomi has come up with some really good phones. Not only in Asia but this company has set a benchmark on entire world with its budget range phone that has been competing with the most expensive phones. After the success of Redmi Note 5 and Poco-phone, MI is back with a new phone i.e. Redmi Note 7 pro.


The phone is available in Neptune Blue, Space Black, and Nebula Red color option. Within the plastic frame, the front and back side of the phone is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There are both pros and cons of having this glass body. The advantage is that it provides a solid built quality that provides grip and gives premium looks to the phone. However, the disadvantage is that the phone may feel pretty heavy because of the glass body.

Also, it is a fingerprint magnet and scratches can be seen with use. Thus, using back covers is recommended in order to avoid fingerprints and scratches. Back to its cool features, a fingerprint sensor is at the back of the phone is a perfect placement since reachability is quite simple and easy at the back. In addition, the sensor is responsive and works most of the time. At the side of the phone, power button and volume rocker are provided.

Also read: Redmi note 7 bendgate issue


The phone comprises of 6.3 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which is not color accurate as of the AMOLED panel. Nevertheless, the screen has a good viewing angle and crispy colors with ~409 PPI density. The IPS display is under Gorilla glass 5 so it can protect the phone from some drops without any damage to the phone. Since the phone has an IPS display and average processor, playing heavy games provides average performance. In addition to it, the problem of quick heating up can be observed.


Note 7 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675(11nm) Octa-core Processor which is quietly dated but at this price point, it’s a fair deal. This phone runs on the latest version of Android i.e. Android 9.0(Pie) with MIUI v10. The MIUI provides AI features which help to open the application in almost 0 seconds and has cool new features. The MIUI is smooth and user-friendly but the problem with it is that after the installation of each application it shows ads which is kind of irritating. Since this phone has Hybrid SIM slot, it supports either two Nano-SIM or a Nano-SIM with external microSD card which can be extended up to 256GB of storage.


This handset is equipped with a dual-camera aligned vertically at the back and a selfie camera at the front. The selfie camera is a 13 MP sensor that snaps really good selfies and supports HDR mode and takes portrait photos. Also, it can take video in 1080p @ 30fps. As the main camera, a 48MP Sony sensor with f/1.8 and a 5MP sensor with f/2.4 for depth is provided. Though 48 MP camera is provided, the camera takes photos with a 12MP sensor as a default mode.

Taking photos from 48MP is possible in pro mode but it makes the phone slow and shutter lags after every shot which is kind of annoying to use. Similarly, the camera features dual-LED flash, HDR mode, and Panorama. It can take video up to 2160p @ 30fps or 1080p @ 30/60/120fps. The sensor is EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) so the videos are stable and of nice quality by minimizing blurring. 


Besides these features, this handset has OTG support so you can transfer data from pen-drive or any external devices at any time. Similarly, it is a splash-proof device and supports 4G network. It has Bluetooth 5.0 for faster and long-range connectivity, USB 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Furthermore, it supports 18W fast charging and has 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery as its power source which should be enough for full-day use. There is a speaker at the bottom of the phone for sound and a 3.5mm headphone jack for output sound.

Comparing with the Samsung A50 and Samsung M30 which are of a similar price range, note 7 pro is the best competitor. All in all, with its low price range, its processing speed, its camera quality, glass body, big screen (81.4% screen to body ratio) and a big battery, this phone is worth its price.

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Sachin Dahal
Sachin Dahal
Sachin Dahal is currently working as a WordPress Developer. He is an ardent follower of new technologies in the web development world. He currently writes articles regarding smartphones and the latest gadgets. Also, he makes videos on youtube regarding the latest tech and gadgets. Overall, a tech enthusiast.

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