Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. King of state employees

Redmi Note 7 review and comparison

Xiaomi continues to "call names", releasing new separate independent

brands under their leadership." Redmi is another line of smartphones in the mid-price segment, designed to break the patterns of the mobile market, well, in fact, nothing surprising, it's in their "celestial" spirit.

It's all about the price, it is extremely low for this.kind of technical characteristics and capabilities. If earlier the company could afford lower prices in the middle segment due to more primitive Micro USB-type interfaces, lack of fast charging in most models, well, it simply saved on assembly (case, screen cover, plastic antenna inserts), then in the case of Redmi Note 7 is different. And I want to offer you to consider it in more detail and make an exciting comparison with competitors. What the Chinese were able to surprise this time, let's understand.


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Here Xiaomi decided to cheat a little by putting the main 12 MP (f/1.8) module as everything48 Mp,and yes, you should have guessed what it isthe resolution is achieved by various software algorithms (well, let’s say it worked), and the second auxiliary module is 5 megapixels. The front camera is 13 megapixels, with its help you can take selfies using artificial intelligence. The system has a bunch of add-ons and improvements built into it that will allow you to make amazing “crossbows.” The front camera is also responsible for unlocking the smartphone by face.

The Redmi Note 7 camera should really givegood results. It’s no secret today that the key to successful smartphone photography depends 70% on the software component. In addition, support for the Google Camera application is announced, but this is expensive, not everyone can afford such a luxury!

Display and appearance

The model received an IPS matrix with a resolution2340×1080 with a diagonal of 6.3 inches and a brightness of 500 nits. At the top of the display there is a drop-shaped cutout for the camera, similar to the OnePlus 6T and Xiaomi Mi Play.

This is an excellent screen, it is worth noting separately the protection of Gorilla Glass 5, which is not typical for this price category.
Also, for the first time in the Redmi line, they decided to replacealuminum back side to glass, which looks much nicer and more expensive. And the feeling in the hands is completely different, this greatly influenced the appearance and ergonomics of the device. On the back side there is a familiar fingerprint scanner.

Price, memory and peripherals

The Redmi line has always been able to surprise consumers with a large built-in battery. Note 7 was no exception, receiving a capacity of4000 mAh. However, the manufacturer did not stop and added a USB Type-C connector to the phone with support for the technologyQuick Charge 4.0— this is very impressive! Exactly the same interface is installed in the company's flagship — Mi 8 allows you to charge your phone to 50% in 15 minutes!

I’m drooling on the screen right now ... allThis “kindness” can be bought in several versions 3/32, 4/64, 6/64 GB of RAM and internal memory, respectively, but this is not all, there is a slot for expanding the memory with support for volume cardsup to 256 GB. The price for the younger modification is about 12 000 rubles! Xiaomi does not expect to earn money on Redmi Note 7, but people will definitely appreciate this move and will be willing to move to the “Mi” camp.

  • 3/32 GB — $147
  • 4/64 GB — $176
  • 6/64 GB — $206

Many users will also be pleased with the presence of an infrared port, modern Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Comparison with competitors

At the moment, the Note 7 has just competitionis absent due to the extremely low price, but there are smartphones with similar functionality and technical characteristics. Let's make a comparison and find out what they can contrast with the «king of state employees»?

Mi 8 lite

  • Display: 6.26 ″ IPS, Full HD + (2280 x 1080), 19: 9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Battery: 3350 mAh
  • Main camera: 12 MP aperture f / 1.9, autofocus Dual Pixel + additional 5 MP sensor.
  • Front camera: 24 MP 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology
  • Dimensions: 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm. Weight: 169 g. Memory: 4/64 GB; 6/128 GB
  • Price: from 18 000 tr.

At first glance, it may seem that devicesalmost identical, but there are small differences. For example, the battery capacity and charging speed will be higher and higher on Note 7, but the 8 Lite boasts a cool front camera, and that makes all the difference. Personally, I definitely prefer Redmi here, the price decides.

Honor 8x

  • Display: 6.5 ″ IPS, Full HD + (2340 x 1080), 19: 9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Battery: 3750 mAh
  • Main camera: 20 + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP with AI
  • Dimensions: 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 175 g
  • Memory 4/64; 4/128;
  • Price: 17990 tr.

I guess Redmi Note 7 is made with a purposeto compete with Honor 8X, a kind of «answer» from Xiaomi. We see similar technical characteristics. Is that there are slight differences in battery capacity in favor of Note 7, but I’ll also note separately NFC in Honor, this, you know, is a stone in Redmi’s garden, they say they installed glass, but NFC was clamped…


Samsung certainly looks boring in the background, evenIf you take the “A” line, it’s difficult to find any advantage; Redmi Note 7 will be more profitable in everything: processor, screen, battery, fast charging and… maybe Samsung Pay, but that doesn’t justify the obscene price…

You can also note the dust and moisture protection, but byto me, it's just a nice bonus, nothing more. This “feature” will not be used daily (for example, in the bath to bathe it), while a healthy battery with support for fast charging is constantly involved.

"Amoled" — wait, well, for starters thisdebatable advantage! Two different technologies, each good in its own way, but screen resolution similar to Redmi Note 7 can only be seen in phones A7, A8, A9, but the price is completely different!
And Samsung is no longer able to operate with design, Redmi looks much fresher and uses the same elements — metal, glass.

Own single-chip system "Exynos"— so, let's be realistic, all tests indicate that this is rather one of the nails in the coffin of the company, and not an advantage. Moreover, it doesn’t matter what category we are talking about, the higher it is, the sadder it looks compared to competitors such as Qualcomm and Kirin.

Yeah… I see a company bubbleSamsung is starting to “brighten” and will soon burst. Of course, if the Koreans change their policy and rethink the price list for their devices, everything may change; we can only watch further developments in the mobile market.


Redmi Note 7 — perfectly balanceda smartphone in the mid-price segment, and I believe that this is what a budget smartphone should look like in the future, so that everyone can afford a device with a nice design, components and generally excellent technical characteristics. A new bar has been set in the mobile industry, to which all major market players will now strive, and this bar was set by Xiaomi: well, it’s quite expected, keep it up!

Where can one buy?

This model will not appear in Russia anytime soon,but Redmi Note 7 can be bought on the largest Chinese platforms. Now the excitement has already subsided and prices have begun to level out, which is good news! Here is a list of reliable stores:

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Aliexpress(Mi Global Store)
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Aliexpress(Xiaomi Online Store)
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