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Review RedMi Note 7 PRO - The best RedMi ... but is it worth it?

A few weeks ago, in the video-comparison with the Mi9 we talked about the technical features of this smartphone. The RedMi Note 7 PRO it is certainly the best RedMi produced to date. But is it worth taking it? What is it for? What are the benefits?

We had just finished talking about the RedMi Note 7 in this review when suddenly he arrives, thanks to Grossoshop, one of the very first examples of RedMi Note 7 PRO.

Without risking spoiling anything, we anticipate that it is in effect a RedMi Note 7, so we will not dwell on repeating things already written for the "previous" model.

We will focus on the differences, the advantages of this PRO version and the disadvantages ... yes, because there are also disadvantages.

RedMi Note 7 PRO - Design

The design of the device received is that of RedMi Note 7 if it were not for the coloration. While I enjoyed the Ocean Blue gradient color very much on the 7 Note, here I could appreciate theelegance of the classic Total Black that you know ... looks good on everything.

Between the two, I sincerely prefer that extra touch of color but in terms of color ... everyone has their own tastes.

I leave you some photos so that you can evaluate for yourself.

The dimensions are of 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm. definitely generous, perhaps for some a little awkward, but that contain a substantial advantage: La battery enclosed in these dimensions is of 4000mah well... and it's so much stuff.

RedMi Note 7 PRO - Display

Also this aspect is copied and pasted directly by the little brother. So a nice 6.3 inch IPS very well balanced and with excellent blacks. The drip notch has now become a standard and so even here they haven't puzzled too much to give the device a more modern touch.

RedMi Note 7 PRO - Performances

Let's start thinking ... here there are differences. Let's move from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 to a Snapdragon 675. About 40.000 more points on ANTUTU tests which, however, are not evident in the daily use. A very slightly faster response to the opening of the APPs and the native management of a camera this time actually from 48Mpx are the goals of this new processor.

Of note also that, on paper, it Snapdragon 675 should be less energy intensive of the 660 and this for the benefit of the battery life.

Another difference of the PRO series of RedMi Note 7 compared to the previous version is the presence of 2Gb more RAM that could help with the massive use of multiple APPs at the same time multitasking.

RedMi Note 7 PRO - Battery

We have already mentioned it 2 times, so let's talk about it. The battery is the same as the previous model. Then excellent duration that arrives safely to 2 days with average use and makes even the most stressful day with your eyes closed.

Compared to RedMi Note 7, the PRO version consumes slightly less but the difference is hardly measurable.

RedMi Note 7 PRO - Camera

We come to one of the most interesting aspects of this smartphone. Compared to RedMi Note 7 that mounted a sensor from 48mpx interpolated by SAMSUNG (Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1), the PRO version mounts a sensor from actual 48mpx from SONY (Sony IMX 586).

Moreover the photo sensor from 48mpx is the same one that mounts the Xiaomi Mi9 and, therefore, much quality is expected from this contraption.

How does the camera behave? Definitely good. We compared it to the Mi9 camera in this video.

But compare separately ... I enjoyed it. It will not be the "BEST CAMERA PHONE EVER" but the shots are definitely good, the light collected is great even in extreme conditions and, if the hand and the subject are up to standard, we can improvise small photographers without any particular problems.

Here are some sample shots.

They don't look bad to me. To you?

conclusions

But now someone could say, ok ... it's very similar to the RedMi Note 7 but with advantages. Slightly more powerful processor, 2GB more RAM that never hurts with the intense use of multitasking and one best performing camera that at least uses real 48mpx. Nobody will buy RedMi Note 7 anymore and everyone will go to PRO.

But the question is not so simple. As we wrote long ago Xiaomi has no intention of marketing RedMi Note 7 PRO in Europe. The version in our possession is the "China" version and this not only means that it is necessary to wait for days to unlock the bootloader in order to load the ROM into Italian. This means above all that the device we tested DOES NOT HAVE the much-discussed 20 Band (800mhz).

For some it is not a problem but for the majority, especially for those like me who travel often, having or not having a complete connectivity can mean inconvenience not trivial.

So to recap, at a slightly higher price (285 € the 6Gb / 128Gb version from Grossoshop) a technically SLIGHTLY higher device than the RedMi Note 7 is taken home but with the greatest lack of connectivity.

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This means that on our balance the whole was suddenly leveled and that it will be the subjective weight that we want to give to every aspect discussed to move the elusive needle to the right or to the left.

Your needle which side hangs in?

Do you prefer to spend slightly less, have complete connectivity and MIUI system natively in Italian or do you prefer to spend a little more to have a more performing device taking advantage of the fortunate geographical position that does not regret the lack of B20?

We are curious to know yours.

📱 DESIGN

Design
dimensions: 75.2 x 159.2 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 186 g
Materials: Aluminum alloy and glass
Color: Blue - Black - Gold

🔍 DISPLAY

Display
Technology: IPS
Size: 6.3
Resolution: Full HD + (1080 x 2340)
Form factor: 19.5:9
Notch
Pixel density: 409 ppi
Brightness: 450 nits
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D processing

⚙️ HARDWARE

Hardware
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Freq. clock and structure: Octa-core 64 bit (2 x 2.0 Ghz Kryo 460 + 6 x 1.7 Ghz Kryo 460)
GPU: Adreno 612
R.A.M: 6 GB RAM LPDDR4X
Internal Mem.: 128 GB eMMC 5.1
Esp. Memory
Fingerprint reader
Pos. Fingerprint reader: posteriore
Sensors: Brightness, proximity, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer accelerometer

🤖 SOFTWARE

Software
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
MIUI user interface / version: MIUI 10

🔋 BATTERY

Battery
Capacity: 4000 mAh
Type: Li-poly
Removable
Wireless charge
Charge speed support: Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0

📞 NETWORK

Network
SIM 1: Nano - MicroSD
SIM 2: Nano
CDMA: BC0
2G: B2 / 3 / 5 / 8
3G: B1 / 2 / 5 / 8
4G LTE FDD: B1/3/5/7/8
4G LTE TDD: B34/38/39/40/41(100MHz)
Dual 4G support

📡 CONNECTIVITY

Connettività
Bluetooth: 5.0 with A2DP and LE (Low Energy)
Wifi: 802.11 ac, a, b, g, n (5 GHz)
USB: Type-C 2.0 (with OTG support)
GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BaiDou
NFC
Jack headphones
FM radio
IR transmitter
Video output

📷 CAMERA

camera
Dual Rear Camera
Triple back room
Quadruple back room
Primary sensor: Sony IMX586
Resolution: 48 Megapixel
Aperture / Pixel Size: f 1.79 / 0.8 μm
Autofocus: PDAF
Stabilizer
OIS
ICE CREAM
AI technology
Flash: Dual LED flash
Second Sensor: -
Resolution: 5 megapixel
Aperture / Pixel Size: f 2.0
Third Sensor: Absent
Resolution: -
Aperture / Pixel Size: -
Videos: 1080 pixel 120 fps - 720 pixel 60 fps - 4K
Time Lapse
Slow Motion
Front sensor: -
Resolution: 13 megapixel
Aperture / Pixel Size: f 2.0

🔈 AUDIO

Audio
Speaker: Mono

ℹ️ MISCELLANEOUS

Various
AnTuTu Benchmark: 180.808

8 Total score
REDME NOTE 7 PRO

RedMi further enhances the BestBuy RedMi Note 7. Smartphone very interesting but not without some important flaws.

CONFEZIONE
8
DESIGN AND MATERIALS
8.5
DISPLAY
8
HARDWARE
8
AUDIO AND RECEPTION
8.5
SOFTWARE
7
CAMERA
8.5
BATTERY
9
ERGONOMICS
7
USER EXPERIENCE
8
PRICE
8
PROS
  • CAMERA
  • BATTERY
  • FLUIDITY'
  • DESIGN AREA
CONS
  • ABSENCE OF A GLOBAL VERSION
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I hate certain market games ... I have owned and owned xiaomi ... but since I can't get the known seven pro global ... this time I change brands to punish them.

Evar
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I am a very happy owner of Redmi Note 7 4 / 64 blue Global Versión.
I confess that my first intention was to buy the ver. Pro, but after Xiaomi's announcement on the commercial strategy of this product I "adapted" to the "normal" version.
Honestly I do not know amazing differences in everyday use and even photos if taken in PRO mode seem to me at a similar level. Ultimately I think it is worth giving up a few advantages for the global native version and the permanent connection in 4G + both in Italy and abroad.

Daniele
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Daniele

Strangely, no one says that redmi Note 7 has a plastic frame while the pro version is made of metal.
Greetings to all and good Easter.

Ciccio
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Ciccio

Ehm ... Thanks, with a Z ... 🤭

Fabio
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Fabio

Apart from the error on the type of processor (RN7Pro features a Snapdragon 675, and not 712), I note that there is the global xiomi rom for this device complete with all languages ​​and Google apps and future updates via OTA from xiaomi.
Of course, you always have to unlock the bootloader to install it and it doesn't have the 20 band (as you reported) but, frankly, I think it's worth it ... after all, if you're in the 20 band area, it's not that you don't will have more connection, but it will come down to 3g instead of LTE ... I think we can live.

Federico
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Federico

Snapdragon 712 ?! You also wrote it twice ...

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