Realme 7

Overview

   Realme 7 is released back in 10 September 2020 and now selling at a priced tag of around 14,999/- (6-64gb variant) and 16,999/- (8-128gb variant). Realme 7 comes in three different colors : Mist Blue, Mist White.

       Realme 7 successor to the Realme 6, and it boasts of some big upgrades over its predecessor. The most notable ones are the use of an latest chipset from Mediatek Helio G95, 2nd Gen. 64MP camera which supports new Sony image sensor (IMX682) and 30W fast charging, which sounds very impressive. The Realme 7 features mirror-split design on its back, but it’s quite thick around (9.4mm) and weighs upto(196.2gms.), as compared to the Realme 6, which makes this phone a lot more comfortable to hold and use.

           The frame and back panel are still made of plastic, but the quality is very good and the phone feels sturdy overall. The buttons are ergonomically placed around the phone, and at the bottom, you get the standard headphone jack, USB Type-C port and speaker. Till now Realme 7 is an only option around 15,000Rs. which gives an amazing 90Hz display for better touch response and usability.

Display

TypeIPS LCD, 90Hz, 480 nits (typ)
Size6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Display ratings :-
4.5/5

             Now A days many smartphones in this price segment comes with an Oled panel from the manufacturer’s like Samsung give Amoled display’s in their M series but Realme has gone in a different way in his latest offering of Realme 7 gives a normal IPS Lcd panel but it is an 90Hz panel rather than 60Hz panel which gives us a huge benefit of buttery-smooth scrolling and snappy performance while playing games. 

              The screen size is of 6.5inches which is more than average for any person and a decent screen-to-body ratio of 83.4% .The resolution of the screen falls under Full HD+ category which is good. The brightness of the screen is 480 nits which is decent but not that great for using this smartphone in bright sunlight or well-light environment, though it is not  a huge problem.

Camera

MAIN CAMERAQuad64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE  CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/2.1,
 26mm (wide),
1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Features Panorama
Video [email protected]/
120fps
Camera ratings :-
4.5/5

                  The highlights of Realme 7 is its 64Mp Quad-camera setup which does a significant job while clicking images and recording videos. The photos taken in 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 main camera in daylight are generally looked good and HDR was handled well, details were good, and colors looked natural. The 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera didn’t produce the best details as compared to the main 64Mp camera in daylight and I noticed some very apparent chromatic aberration in landscape shots. The 2MP depth camera good and does the job of background blur quite well, and a 2MP macro camera is there for marketing purpose(I suppose*).

               The camera features include Pro mode, photo, video, portrait, night-mode , 64MP mode , short video , panorama , doc mode, slow-mo, time-lapse, Google lens integration, movie frame, pro colors, and more. 

             You can shoot Videos upto 1080p @ 120fps and at [email protected] This smart-phone camera also features gyroscope electronic image stabilization which gives a stable video output while recording.

Hardware and Performance

OSAndroid 10, Realme UI
ChipsetMediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MC4
Hardware & Performance ratings :-
4/5

                    The Mediatek Helio G95 is an upper mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android based) that was introduced in 2020. It is manufactured in a 12 nm FinFET process and is equipped with 2x big ARM Cortex-A76 cores with up to 2.05 GHz and 6x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores (max. 2 GHz) in two clusters (bigLITTLE). The chip also integrates a ARM Mali-G76 GPU clocked at 900Mhz. 

                    Playing games on Realme 7 is not a problem thanks to latest chipset from Mediatek which allows to play casual games like Candy Crush, 8-ball Pool, Beach Buggy Racing(my fav. game)etc. at full settings but to play games like Call Of Duty Mobile you have to low down the settings a little bit to get smoother frame rates and also the phone gets a little hotter while playing heavy titles but it is not a huge problem because it’s normal.

 

Battery and Charging

BATTERY Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 30W, 50% in 26 min, 100% in 65 min (as-advertised)
Battery ratings :-
4.5/5

         Battery in Realme 7 is of 5000 mAh which is good i can say and the charging capabilities of Realme 7  is quite impressive because it supports 30W Fast Charging out of the box which charges the phone in 65mins. up to 100% and in 26mins. it charges upto 50% which is great because none of the phone manufac-tures provide this kind of charging in this price segment and this is also the main selling point of Realme 7.

Verdict

                                    The Realme 7 isn’t a major update over the Realme 6, but it’s a good enough refresh with its larger battery and better primary camera sensor. Overall performance is very good, battery life is excellent, and the 90Hz display makes general usage feel smooth and fluid. The Realme 7 also looks great but it is heavier and thicker than the Realme 6, and video recording quality in general could have been better. At a starting price of Rs. 14,999, it offers good value. 

            Pros

  • Good performance
  • Sturdy and well built
  • Excellent battery life
  • 90Hz display
  • Decent main camera

                                            Cons

  • Heavy and thick
  • Video quality could be better
  • Average fingerprint scanner