Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 post banner

Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Redmi Note 7: 5 main upgrades you need to know

ByLinky Johnson 2019-04-09 1256

Both Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro are Redmi’s newly released smartphones and they have gained wide popularities for offering good value for money. Redmi Note 7 is cheaper than the Redmi Note 7 Pro. However, the later released Redmi Note 7 Pro offers some attractive upgrades. Which one to choose? You may find answers after checking the 5 main upgrades of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Redmi Note 7: 5 main upgrades

Before the detailed analysis, let’s take a quick look at the 5 main upgrades of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.


Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Samsung GM1 48MP camera
Sony IMX586 48MP camera
"Full blood edition" Snapdragon 660 processor
Snapdragon 675 processor
Up to 64 GB
128 GB
18W fast charging (with an 10W charger)
18W fast charging(with a 18W fast charger)
18 months long warranty
Interface/key life anti-splash
18 months long warranty
Add p2i whole phone life anti - splash


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 4G Phablet - Black

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 4G Phablet - Black
$368.86 $329.99    


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4G Phablet Global Version - Blue

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4G Phablet Global Version - Blue
$236.03 209.99    

Upgrade 1: Sony IMX586 camera sensor

The first major upgrade, of course, is that the rear camera of the Redmi Note 7 Pro is no longer a Samsung GM1 sensor, but a Sony IMX586. The biggest highlight of the Sony IMX586 sensor is: Because of the Quad Bayer four-pixel homochromatic filter, when the light is dark, it can arrange four homochromatic pixels adjacent to each other to achieve the output of 12 million-pixel photos. At this time, the unit pixel area can reach 1.6 um. In short, Sony IMX586 performs better in detail and overall resolution in dark light.

Sony IMX586 camera sensor 

At the press conference, Lu Weibing compared Redmi Note 7 Pro with Honor V20. From the performance of the sample, Redmi Note 7 Pro was slightly better than Redmi Note 7 Pro in detail performance, and the dark part was more outstanding in dark environment. 

Upgrade 2: Snapdragon 675 processor

The second major upgrade is that Redmi Note 7 Pro uses the Snapdragon 675 processor. The CPU adopts the Kryo 460 architecture. The main frequency of the large core is 2.0GHz, the small core is 1.7GHz, and the GPU is Adreno 612. Although the GPU performance is slightly weaker than the Snapdragon 710, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro can reach 180,000 points on Antutu, which is higher than most other Snapdragon 710 smartphones.

180,000 points on Antutu 

However, when Meizu Note 9 was released, it was said that it could score more than 180,000 points normally. Later, it could not exceed 180,000 points when Antutu was upgraded. The speaker of Meizu at that time apologized for this. Compared with the Snapdragon 670, the overall performance is improved by 20%.

Upgrade 3: 128GB large memory

The third major upgrade of the Redmi Note 7 Pro also comes from hardware configuration. It upgraded the body storage from a maximum of 64 GB to 128 GB. Coupled with the 6GB RAM, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers you larger memory for your daily use.

128GB large memory 

Upgrade 4: 18W fast charging

The Redmi Note 7 was equipped with an 10W charger, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with a 18W fast charger, which enables you to fully charge the 4000mAh battery in about 100 minutes.

Upgrade 5: P2i waterproof

On the basis of retaining the waterproof design of Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro adds P2i daily waterproof function. Here, you should note that the Redmi Note 7 Pro doesn’t support IP68 level waterproof, so don’t let it immersed in the water.  

adds P2i daily waterproof function 

Redmi Note 7 Pro price and availability

In terms of price, the 6+128GB edition is priced at 1599 CNY (about $238). While the Redmi Note 7 (6+64GB) is priced at 1399 CNY (about $208). It is obvious that it is worthy for you to choose the Redmi Note 7 Pro, as you can get 5 main upgrades for the extra $30.    

Finally, the good news is that both the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro are available on Gearbest now, have you decided which one to choose?


 You may also want to read:
 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Price in India, specs, features comparison, and buying advice
 Redmi Note 7 review: a true cost-effective smartphone with pretty looks, 48MP camera and more for under $150
 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: two main upgrades you must know


Gearbest mobile phone clearance sale

You might also like