Realme’s cookie-cutter design components for its smartphones appear to be working in its favour, and kicking 2021 off are two new fashions known as the Realme X7 and the Realme X7 Pro. Each smartphones have been introduced final yr in China, although with completely different names, and are making their option to our market now. At the moment we’ll be testing the Realme X7 Pro that is priced at Rs. 29,999, which by the appears of it, slots in between the Realme X7 and the Realme X50 Pro (Review).
This is without doubt one of the first smartphones in India to characteristic MediaTek’s Dimensity sequence 5G SoCs. It additionally boasts of a high-refresh-rate show, super-fast charging and loads of cameras. So far as the competitors goes, it takes on telephones such because the OnePlus Nord (Review) and the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G (Review). So does the X7 Pro 5G provide higher worth than both of those? Let’s discover out.
Realme X7 Pro 5G value and variants
Realme has launched the X7 Pro 5G in India in a single configuration, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That is LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage, nonetheless there isn’t any help for expandable storage within the type of a microSD card slot. There are two color choices — Mystic Black and Fantasy — of which the latter is the one I’ve. It has an iridescent glass rear panel and appears fairly funky, however I actually want Realme hadn’t embossed its slogan on the again. This might have been stored on the bundled case as a substitute. Fortunately, the black model would not have this writing.
Realme X7 Pro 5G design and specs
The Realme X7 Pro 5G appears fairly much like the Realme 7 Pro (Review), particularly the design of the rear digicam module. One-handed use is kind of snug because of the slim physique and comparatively low weight of 184g. The bodily buttons have an excellent tactile really feel and the polycarbonate body feels sturdy. The glass again and the pre-applied display screen protector do choose up a number of fingerprints, however these are straightforward to wipe off.
The show is without doubt one of the highlights of the Realme X7 Pro, and Realme hasn’t held again. It is a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Tremendous AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 120Hz refresh price, Gorilla Glass 5, and help for HDR video playback. You get slim bezels across the show and a claimed peak brightness of 1,200nits. This show appears nice, contact response is correct, and content material could be very legible even underneath shiny lights.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G is lacking a headphone socket, however it does include a Kind-C to three.5mm adapter within the field. The remainder of the field contents are a 65W adapter, USB Kind-C cable, case, and the SIM eject software.
One other characteristic price noting is using MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ 5G SoC, which we lately noticed in motion in Oppo’s Reno 5 Pro 5G. It is fairly a power-efficient SoC with robust CPU and GPU efficiency. There’s additionally dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC, help for 5 satellite tv for pc navigation techniques, and the standard suite of sensors.
Realme X7 Pro 5G efficiency and battery life
The Realme X7 Pro 5G ran easily within the brief time I needed to take a look at it. I did not discover any unwarranted heating, system lag, or slowdowns of any type. The 120Hz show makes utilization really feel fluid, and the cellphone will mechanically change between 120Hz and 60Hz primarily based on the app getting used. Nevertheless, it is not adaptive like we lately noticed on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely 5G (Review), so even when no contact enter is registered, the show will proceed to run at 120Hz. This wasn’t a really large deal in my expertise because it did not appear to adversely have an effect on battery life an excessive amount of.
Realme claims that the in-display fingerprint sensor is thinner than one utilized in its earlier fashions, and in my expertise, it really works simply in addition to earlier than. A light-weight contact is all that is wanted for a profitable unlock. Face recognition is equally fast and works very effectively even in poor lighting, which has been a working theme on Realme smartphones.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G continues to be working Realme UI 1.0, primarily based on Android 10. The subsequent model primarily based on Android 11 continues to be a piece in progress, though Realme has began an early entry program for a few of its smartphones. There’s not a lot that we’ve not already seen. Realme UI is kind of polished at this level and is simple to get used to. It is nonetheless flooded with bloatware, though most of that may be eliminated. The Browser app particularly is infamous for sending spammy notifications, even in the event you’ve by no means opened the app. You will should dive into its settings to disable this behaviour.
Gaming and media efficiency was glorious. The Realme X7 Pro 5G posted robust benchmark numbers; higher than what the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G managed. Video games akin to Oceanhorn and Name of Obligation Cellular ran effortlessly, with out inflicting any kind of heating situation. The cellphone has a vapour chamber cooling system, which appears to be doing its job fairly successfully. The X7 Pro 5G has stereo audio system together with Dolby Atmos, which collectively, produce wealthy and pretty detailed audio.
Even with heavy use, the 4,500mAh battery simply managed to get me by one full day. The 65W SuperDart quick charging signifies that this cellphone will be charged as much as 91 % in half an hour, which could be very fast. The Realme X7 Pro 5G lasted for 16 hours, 42 minutes in our HD video loop take a look at, which once more, is sweet.
Realme X7 Pro 5G cameras
The Realme X7 Pro 5G has a well-recognized digicam configuration which we have seen on a few of its earlier smartphones. You get a 32-megapixel selfie digicam on the entrance, and on the again, there are 4 sensors which embody a 64-megapixel foremost digicam, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digicam, a 2-megapixel monochrome digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. You’ll be able to shoot as much as 4K 60fps video however solely with the primary rear digicam. The selfie digicam is restricted to capturing 1080p video. Different video options embody Nightscape for video, AI Color Portrait, and real-time video bokeh results — all of which we have seen in earlier Realme smartphones.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G captures good particulars and publicity in panorama photographs. HDR is dealt with effectively and there isn’t any shutter lag when capturing throughout the day. I had the ‘AI scene’ toggle switched off since I choose a extra pure tone, however in the event you like punchy colors then you possibly can allow it. The 16-megapixel pixel-binned images that this cellphone captures by default provide superb particulars, even for close-up photographs, though you possibly can shoot on the full 64-megapixel decision if wanted. The ultra-wide angle digicam has its makes use of however understand that particulars are weaker. The monochrome digicam is barely used when you choose the ’06’ filter in Portrait mode, whereas the macro digicam produces predictably satisfactory outcomes if there’s ample mild.
Whereas the rear cameras are pretty dependable throughout the day, they have an inclination to actually wrestle in low mild. Common low-light photographs do not pack in a number of element however Nightscape helps in getting higher exposures. Even so, I seen a number of undesirable noise which made very darkish areas look patchy. That is much more pronounced when utilizing Nightscape with the ultra-wide angle digicam. The X7 Pro 5G additionally struggles to concentrate on close-up topics in very darkish situations. Nevertheless, give the sensors sufficient synthetic mild and you will get some very usable photographs.
Video high quality is respectable at 4K with good stabilisation, and the autofocus adjusted rapidly after I modified my body. The outcomes have been grainy after I was capturing at evening, and whereas the Extremely Night time video mode does increase the ISO to make the output brighter, I misplaced out on texture high quality consequently.
The selfie digicam manages to seize respectable photographs underneath good mild, nonetheless regardless of turning off the sweetness filter, pores and skin tones nonetheless ended up trying smoothened. The Realme X7 Pro 5G captures usable selfies indoors however in the event you’re capturing outdoor at evening, you will want the display screen flash.
Total, the cameras on the Realme X7 Pro 5G do a good job in the event you’re capturing throughout the day, however wrestle to ship passable ends in low mild.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G checks most of the bins for a strong mid-range “flagship killer”, and in some ways, seems like a worthy successor to the Realme X2 Pro (Review). It provides a vivid show, clean efficiency, nice battery life, very quick charging, and respectable cameras for daylight capturing. The addition of stereo audio system and help for 5G makes it an excellent potential various to the OnePlus Nord, although the storage is restricted to only 128GB.
Nevertheless, I believe Realme might have executed much more to make this a memorable smartphone and actually set it other than its mainstream quantity sequence. The design, for example, is much like that of the corporate’s 7 sequence, and most of the X7 Pro’s options are additionally accessible in Realme’s extra reasonably priced fashions. The cameras aren’t very spectacular in low mild both; an space through which Oppo’s Reno 5 Pro 5G pulls forward. After which there’s the software program, which continues to be Android 10 when most different producers are launching telephones primarily based on Android 11.
The Realme X7 Pro 5G provides good worth at Rs. 29,999, however in comparison with the OnePlus Nord and Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G, it merely is not as thrilling accurately.