somehow, I managed to get the Realme 7 Pro on the launch day. This is not a review unit, I purchased it offline from one of the mobile stores in Pune.
so I decided to use this phone for a while, and give you guys some of my initial impressions after using it for little over 3 days. Last year in the month of May, I got the Realme 3 Pro.
And just 16 months later I am write artical about the Realme 7 Pro. This shows us that Realme is just flooding the market with their smartphones. Realme 7 Pro is companies answers to Redmi’s Note 9 Pro Max, and in some ways it also takes a few shots at the POCO X2.
Transparent Thin Flexible
There’s the phone itself, a transparent thin flexible TPU case, Some paperwork, SIM tray election pin, Usb type A to Type C cable, and the star of the show 65watt SuperDart charging brick.
I called this charger the star of the show, because we have never seen such charging speeds on a 20,000Rs. smartphone. I did manage to run the battery on this phone down to 7%, and this charger took just 31 minuets to get it from there to 100%.
It is insanely fast. Now make sure to use the included cable to get these charging speeds. You won’t get same charging speed with any other charging cable.
This phone supports 18watt fast charging via a compatable power delivery charger as well. This the is the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in Mirror Silver colour, which I got for Rs.19,999.
The 8 GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs.21,999. Rs.20,000 for the base variant is a lot of money, so should you spend your hard earned money on the Realme 7 Pro? Let’s find out.
Realme has finally brought in a new design to the back of this phone. After having used Gorilla Glass back on the Realme 6 Pro, they have gone back to using plastic for the back of this Realme 7 Pro.
Fortunately they went with the frosted glass or itched glass like finish to the plastic back. So while it might not feel as premium in hand as phone with a glass back, it doesn’t feel cheap at all.
I actually like the way light reflects off of this back, and unless you tell people that its a plastic frame and back, I am sure they will assume its a glass back. There are pros and cons of using Plastic back instead of glass.
Number 1 con is that, it doesn’t feel as premium. The Pro are that, plastic back makes the phone lighter, it is not as prone to scratches as glass, and you won’t have to worry about the back shattering if the phone falls on its back.
Which makes the overall phone much more durable. Now the Realme 7 Pro is not a small phone by any means, but with a 6.4 inch display, it is compact compared to some of the other phones.
And this makes it fit a bit better in my hands. Despite of packing in a 4500 mAh battery, it doesn’t feel too bulky. It is still not a 1 handed device, al least
not for me. But it has a more manageable form factor.
Speaking of the display, its a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED panner with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, and a 60Hz refresh rate. While some people are considering it a downgrade over the 90Hz LCD display of the Realme 6 Pro.
I think this AMOLED panel looks much better, with punchy colours, amazing contrast levels and great viewing angles. Leaving the bottom chin which is a bit bigger on this phone, other bezels all around are pretty much comparable to other smartphones in this price range.
I know most of you guys would have loved to get 90Hz refresh rate on this AMOLED screen, but then the phone would have been priced much higher than what it is right now.
That would have also brought in some other unwanted issues like the weird colour tint or black bars near the punch hole camera cutout. So honestly, right now this is one of the best displays you are getting at under Rs.20,000.
It is great for consuming content, wether its on Youtube, Netflix or any other streaming service, and its also amazing for playing games. Amazon and Netflix both support Full HD playback on this phone.
Dual Speaker Stereo
Speaking of consuming media, this phone gets a dual speaker stereo setup. Having stereo speakers give you a more immersive experience while watching videos.
Bottom speaker is obviously the louder one, but the bigger earpiece speaker also does a pretty good job. Since it’s a plastic back, you do feel the whole back of the phone vibrating if you are listing to songs at full volume.
If you don’t want to disturb others by listen to the audio via the speakers, this phone gets a 3.5mm headphone jack which supports high res audio as well. Unlike most of the other budget smartphones, Realme 7 Pro doesn’t get s physical side mounted fingerprint sensor.
Since its an AMOLED display, they were able to put the optical fingerprint sensor under the display. Granted that it is not as fast as the physical fingerprint sensor, but it looks much more futuristic, in my opinion. That being said, I still prefer a physical fingerprint sensor for its speed.
Speaking of Speed
Speaking of speed, the face unlock is much faster than the fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone. It is so fast, that sometimes I wonder if its even working properly or not. So I have it turned off, and I just use the in display fingerprint sensor instead.
Coming to the internals, the Realme 7 Pro packs in Snapdragon 720G processor, coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. 6 or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage, with a dedicated microSD card expansion slot.
All of this is backed up by a 4500 mAh non removable battery, which supports 65watt fast charging. Now the processor hasn’t been upgraded, but by now, we all know,
the performance of this processor has been more than adequate in the phones that we have seen it in, till now. All these internals are held together with Realme UI, which is built on top of Android 10.