The price of Realme 7 Pro in India starts at Rs 19,999, which is much higher than the launch price of 6 Pro. Currently among the big rivals of new phones Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Review) And Poco X2 (Review) And to some extent, Redmi k20 (Review) And Oppo F17 Pro Can also combat it. Now it's time to find out if the new Realme 7 Pro is worth buying.
Realme 7 Pro: design and display
The Realme 7 Pro gets the same mirror-split design as the Realme 7, but is much thinner (8.7mm) and lighter (182g) than the Realme 6 Pro. Because of this you will have a good grip on the phone and it is much more comfortable to use. The frame and back panel are still made of plastic, but the quality is very good and the phone feels strong. The matte finish in the back means that it does not easily catch fingerprints and we like to see the Mirror Blue unit. The phone is also available in white color.
The placement of the buttons is good, and at the bottom you get a headphone jack, USB Type-C port and speakers. Realme 7 Pro with 6.4-inch screen size is smaller than the 6 Pro in terms of display, but it is accompanied by a Super AMOLED panel with full-HD + resolution. Reality has also claimed the use of Gorilla Glass in the series, although in which version, there is no explanation about it. The display is bright, colors are good, all the credit goes to the panel. Always on-display and in-display fingerprint sensor is available in 7 Pro. The experience of unlocking the phone was good and the phone was also fast in face recognition.
Sadly, this phone omits a major feature present in Realme 6 Pro, which is a high refresh rate screen. The Realme 7 Pro offers a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, which is a bit disappointing. We cannot even call it a deal breaker, but given that the 90Hz display panel is available in its previous model and in the cheaper model Realme 7 of the same series, it is disappointing. Apart from this, the display does not come with HDR10 certification, which once again disappoints a bit, given that it is cheaper than this. Motorola One Fusion + (Review) Is found in this feature.
In the box of Realme 7 Pro, you get a smartphone, 65 W Superdart Fast Charger and some common accessories.
Realme 7 Pro: performance and features
Realme 7 Pro performed well in our time together and I was not surprised, as it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset similar to the 6 Pro. It is still a good chip. It performs its job well and does not get too hot even if it is over stressed. The base variant of Reality 7 Pro offers 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and is priced at 19,999, while the higher priced variants have 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, which will put a load of Rs 21,999 on your pocket. We have the top variant for review. RAM and storage in the phone come in LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 format respectively. Realme also claims that the 7 Pro TUV is the first smartphone to pass Rheinland's smartphone reliability validation test.
The Realme UI ran very smoothly on this top-end variant. Launching apps, switching between multiple apps or playing a heavy game, the phone was able to withstand every task comfortably. There was a bit of high refresh rate, but this may be because we have recently tested many phones with 90Hz screen.
The Super Amoled display was great for watching videos and this experience was enhanced by stereo speakers. The stereo effect is good and Dolby Atmos helps boost volume and audio fidelity. The games also did very well.
Realme 7 Pro: battery life
Realme 7 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery, which lasts easily for more than a day on a full charge. Our HD video loop test also showed good results. The phone ran for over 22 hours. Thanks to the included 65W fast charging adapter, it also takes much less time to fully charge. In our tests, the battery of the 7 Pro charged up to 87 percent in half an hour and it took only 10 minutes more to reach 100 percent.
Realme 7 Pro: cameras
Rear cameras on Realme 7 Pro are similar to Realme 7. It comes with 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, 2-megapixel depth sensor and 2-megapixel macro sensor. For the selfie, it has a 32-megapixel camera sensor, which has an F / 2.5 aperture. Realme 7 Pro lacks ultra wide-angle selfie camera and rear telephoto camera sensor as compared to Realme 6 Pro. Realme claims that the new 64-megapixel primary camera can offer better clarity than the 2x optical telephoto camera.
Let us see how effective the setup is. In the first shot, we noticed this tree, which was only a short distance away. If we zoom in to check both pictures, the Realme 7 Pro's primary camera and the 6 Pro's telephoto camera took very similar detail. The result was great using the 2x digital zoom on the 7 Pro, but the 6 Pro's telephoto camera still produced slightly better detail and smoother depth. Overall, if you want to take good zoom-in shots with the 7 Pro, then shooting 64-megapixel photos and then cropping it later is a good option.
Regular photos taken in broad daylight were generally good. The camera handled HDR well, the details were good and the colors looked natural. Similar was the case with close-ups, in which the blurring in the background was naturalized. The ultra wide-angle camera was not able to capture good detail at par with the primary camera. We found that the landscape photos taken with this camera had some chromatic effect.
The portraits were good, with good edge detection and the background also looked blurry. The macro camera was fine and if we keep the phone stable, it can capture some good pictures.
Low light photos were fine. The photos did not get much noise and the details were good, even if the picture was taken in more dark. You can brighten the subject using night mode. This mode clearly showed differences in photos. Realme 7 Pro comes equipped with other night modes, such as Stary mode and Pro Night mode. Ultra wide-angle camera does not give very good pictures in low light.
The front camera captured a good selfie during the day, at its original 32-megapixel resolution. Portrait mode also worked well. The HDR capabilities of the selfie camera were equally impressive and it also managed to properly expose the bright background without losing details on the subject's face. Selfies taken indoors in good artificial light also look good. However, in very low light conditions, the details declined.
Verdict: Should you buy the Realme 7 Pro?
After considering all the things, we feel that Realme has done a great job in making the 7 Pro. It features features like AMOLED screen, stereo speakers and tremendous fast charging. Realme 6 Pro Brings major upgrades over. The primary rear camera gives better results due to the new sensor, but overall, we feel that in general all cameras still need a bit of improvement in low light. Perhaps it would have been a good move to give an ultra wide-angle selfie camera instead of a depth sensor.
Given the competition in this segment, we don't think Realme 7 Pro Can become a complete winner. Motorola One Fusion + It is hard to ignore the good value that comes with, which includes a pop-up selfie camera, slightly faster chipset, and HDR10 certified display. Poco is also gearing up to launch Poco X3. If the phone launches around the price of Realme 7 Pro, the competition will surely heat up.