Realme 7 Pro Review a Budgeted Flagship Smartphone

Review of the Realme 7 Pro smartphone: a budget almost flagship with a revolutionary charge

The company officially debuted in the country in March 2020. And during these six months, the Chinese managed to make a fuss thanks to inexpensive smartphones, in which they “pushed” top technology. The sub-flagship Realme 7 Pro is no exception. For about $300, the company offered a smartphone with a 6.4-inch Super OLED screen. But the main feature of the novelty was a powerful 65-watt charge, which “fills” the phone in about half an hour. This sounds quite fantastic, considering that, for example, the 12th family of iPhones does not have any charging at all.

Realme 7 Pro Complete Review

In general, the Realme 7 Pro has the same question as other Realme smartphones: is it possible to buy a good phone for a few hundred bucks? Well, let’s understand the detailed review of the Realme 7 Pro Smartphone in terms of Specs, features, and price.

Realme 7 Pro Specifications 

  • Display: 6.4 inches, Super AMOLED, 60 Hz
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G + Adreno 618
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Internal memory: 128 GB
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • Main camera: 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultra wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth sensor)
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Connection standards: Dual-SIM, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Mini-Jack
  • Autonomy: 4500 mAh, fast charging

Design and equipment

The first impression of Realme 7 Pro is very pleasant. It is quite thin and light and lies confidently in the hand. However, do not forget that this is not a full-fledged flagship. So the back of the smartphone is made of plastic, not glass, as in most top models. Although the plastic here is pleasant to the touch and has a matte texture.

If you used the 6 Pro, it will be even easier for you to deal with the “seven”, because it is slightly shorter and weighs 20 grams less. The screen here is also smaller – 0.2 inches. Smartphones also differ in the design of the front camera. In the “six” it was in the form of a capsule. “Seven” has a classic “spot” on the screen. Frontalka has changed due to the fact that the company abandoned one module.

Below the screen is a fingerprint scanner. There are no questions about his work. The back can be said to be classic for a modern smartphone. Here in the upper left corner is a unit with four modules of the main camera. On the left, you will find a slot for three cards – two SIM and a memory card. At the bottom, there is a 3.5 mm jack socket under the headset and a USB-C port for fast charging.

As you can see, there are no surprises, but there is nothing to dig into. Everything is pretty standard. And meets the formal requirements for a flagship phone. The Realme 7 Pro comes with a 65-watt charger with the appropriate cable. As well as a budget silicone case. The headset will have to be purchased separately.

Display

The Realme 7 Pro has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. And it looks a little weird. Because its predecessor – 6 Pro – had a 6.6-inch screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Apparently, in this way the company tried to increase the autonomy of the novelty, or reduce production costs. Although, most likely, there is both the first and the second.

A teardrop-shaped front camera is located in the upper left corner of the display. From now on, its role is played by a single module of 32 megapixels. While the 6 Pro had two modules – 16 and 8 megapixels. Thanks to the transition to the “mono module”, the screen looks neater.

The display of the 7 Pro is quite bright. In adaptive mode, it can output up to 585 nits. Of course, flagship smartphones can “glow” better. But let’s not forget that we are dealing with a budget version of the flagship. The same figure can be considered quite decent.

The minimum brightness we managed to achieve is 2.4 nt. And this is a great result. The screen has default color settings. For example, you can choose a bright or gentle mode. In each of them, you can also adjust the color temperature – from cool to warm. In general, Realme 7 Pro is very good at reproducing colors. Most buyers will be satisfied with what they see.

Autonomy

Realme 7 Pro has a medium screen size and a low display refresh rate. In addition, the smartphone does not run on a top processor. To this must be added a large battery – 4500 milliampere-hours. Given all this, it is fair to expect good autonomy. And she’s really good here.

Even if you load the smartphone very hard, it is able to last from morning to evening without any problems. If you use it sparingly, the charge may be enough even for a few days.

So, perhaps, the reduction of the diagonal and the rate of the refresh of the display compared to 6 Pro can be considered a justified step. After all, the predecessor of the “seven” can not boast of such results of autonomy.

Fast charging deserves special attention. The 7 Pro comes with a 65-watt charger. We have already seen the same on OPPO Reno4 Pro – a smartphone from a related company: OPPO and Realme are part of BBK Electronics. However, do not forget that the Reno4 Pro is almost twice as expensive.

Representatives of the company claim that their branded charging allows you to charge your smartphone by 50% in 12 minutes. And refueling to the “full tank” will take a little more than half an hour. And our tests have shown that these calculations are almost true.

Camera 

The main camera of Realme 7 Pro consists of four modules. The main one is 64 megapixels. But by default, it takes 16-megapixel photos and quite good quality. They have good detail and white balance. And the colors look natural. You can also note the excellent contrast and high dynamic range. Sometimes you can see small noises, but they are far from critical.

Shooting at a maximum resolution of 64 megapixels adds more detail. But there is also more noise. In addition, such photos take from 15 to 40 megabytes. The main module can also take portrait pictures using a 2-megapixel depth sensor. He does it quite well. The smartphone accurately identifies and blurs the background. So selfie fans should be happy.

Night photos of the main module make normal. They are quite detailed and not blurred. But the contrast, to put it mildly, is not impressive, and the exposure seems dark. It is better to use night shooting mode, which will make the photos brighter, although it will destroy some details.

Another module is 8 megapixels ultra-wide. He also does his job well. The photos have good detail, accurate white balance, and the colors are by and large close to real ones. There are no big problems with noise either. But the dynamic range is average. Does not save even turning on Auto HDR mode.

This model also handles night shooting quite mediocre: poor detail, a lot of noise and dark exposure. But you can also use the night mode, which will significantly improve the photos: they become brighter, contrasting, and detailed.

There is also a separate mode for shooting with a tripod, which provides good photos at night. They are perfectly balanced and perfectly convey colors. This mode is well suited, for example, for shooting the starry sky.

Realme 7 Pro also has a 2-megapixel macro module. But, as expected, he does not show impressive results. To take a photo, you need to keep your smartphone very close to the subject. This blocks the light source. Therefore, the detail is at an average level.

The front selfie camera works well. Detailing is average. But everything else – contrast, colors, dynamics – at a high level.

Processor

The Realme 7 Pro has the same processor as the 6 Pro – the Snapdragon 720G. Of course, this is not a top chipset. But it provides a “seven” quite competitive performance. The processor handles tasks and popular toys well. And if there are any problems during the games, you can reduce the resolution. In general, the performance of this chipset corresponds to the tasks that have to perform 7 Pro.

Conclusions

In a sense review, Realme 7 Pro did not live up to some expectations. We got a smaller smartphone with a lower screen refresh rate than its predecessor. In addition, we can mention that the Pro 6 had a TV camera, while the “seven” does not have it. Probably, such changes can push someone away from the new Realme.

On the other hand, the 7 Pro got a more modern display and improved autonomy in a heap with very fast charging. These advantages look no less significant. Is Realme 7 Pro worth the money? Probably yes. It has no outright failed characteristics. And copes with some tasks as a real flagship.

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