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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Price in India, specs, features comparison, and buying advice

ByGB Blog Official 2019-03-02 5876

The long-awaited Redmi Note 7 Pro was finally launched in India earlier this week alongside the original Redmi Note 7. So far, both phones have received glowing reviews for their value-for-money offers — and are happy to dig into this in this review.

Before we go further, however, note that the versions of the Redmi Note 7 released in India differ from the Redmi Note 7 released in China.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: specs

Let’s start the comparison with the main specs of the two smartphones.

 

Product name
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Dimensions
159.21mm * 75.21mm*:8.1mm
Weight
186g
185g
Display
6.3 inch,2340x1080 pixles
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
GPU
Adreno 612
AdrenoTM 512
CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 675 AIE Octa-core
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 AIE Processer
Memory
4+64GB / 6+128GB
3+32GB / 4+64GB
External memory
Expansion up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4000mAh
Bluetooth version
Bluetooth 5.0
Front camera
13MP front camera
Rear cameras
48MP+5MP dual camera
12MP+2MP dual camera

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4G Phablet - Gold

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4G Phablet - Gold
$348.85 $309.99    

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: a 48MP cam and Snapdragon 675

The Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 were launched at a big event in New Delhi alongside the company’s new wireless sports headphones and the new 32-inch Mi TV 4A Pro.


The Redmi Note 7 Pro was definitely the highlight of the event featuring major upgrades in design, performance and camera compared to the previous Xiaomi smartphones released in India.


This is the first Xiaomi phone released in India to come with a glass design. The phone uses 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides of the display. The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a a 6.3-inch display with the trendy waterdrop notch that Xiaomi are calling Dot Drop. The phone comes very close to being "all-screen" — but there is still a rather heavy chin at the bottom. The phone comes in three beautiful colors: Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black (which is the least reflective).


Redmi Note 7 Pro design 


The Redmi Note 7 Pro is not all about the looks though. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 675 (a major upgrade from the Snapdragon 636 featured on previous models). The CPU comes with two high-performance Kryo 460 cores and is coupled with the Adreno 612 GPU, promising an impressive mobile game performance (especially for fast-paced online games like PUBG Mobile). Users will be getting a choice of pairing that with either 4GB RAM + 64G storage or 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.


The Redmi Note 7 Pro is the first of the Redmi line to feature a USB Type-C port for charging (instead of the micro USB) and you get the support of Quick Charge 4.0. The phone packs a 4000mAh battery and runs on Android Pie with the latest MIUI 10.


Redmi Note 7 Pro 4000mAh battery 


The phone’s main selling point, however, is the whopping 48MP primary camera on the back. The main sensor is paired with a 5MP secondary for depth and a better blur effect. The phone uses the Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.79 aperture (impressively, this is 27% larger the sensor on the iPhone XS Max). The camera is capable of recording 4K video at 30fps and uses electronic image stabilization to ensure less blur and noise in your "moving" videos.


Redmi Note 7 Pro rear cameras 


On the front, the phone comes with a single 13MP camera with a variety of beautifying and selfie effects.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: strong specs for under $150

The Redmi Note 7 was also announced at the event — but the version that will be available in India is quite a bit different from the one currently available in China.


Design-wise, the Redmi Note 7 does not look much different from the Pro version of the phone. You get the same 6.3-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a beautiful glass finish, 2.5D curve and a Dot Drop. The Redmi Note 7 comes in Onyx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue.


Redmi Note 7 design


On the inside, however, things are very different from the Pro version. Instead of the Snapdragon 675, the standard version of the Redmi Note 7 runs on the Snapdragon 660 clocked at 2.2GHz. There are two options to choose from when it comes to RAM and storage: 3GB RAM + 32GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage.


The phone also gets a USB Type-C port for charging with QC 4.0 and a 4000mAh battery.


The biggest differences, however, are in the camera department. Unlike the flagship Redmi Note 7 Pro sporting a fancy 48MP back sensor, the Redmi Note 7 comes with the rather modest setup: a 12MP + 2MP camera pair on the back and a 13MP selfie shooter on the front. Note that the Chinese version of the phone does get the 48MP sensor just like the Pro version.


Redmi Note 7 front and rear cameras


Both phones are splashproof and come with some extra protection thanks to the thicker 0.8mm glass.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: the verdict

So, how do the two smartphones compare in the value-for-money department?


The Redmi Note 7 Pro’s basic version starts at just under $200 in India while the Redmi Note 7 with the 3GB+32GB combo goes for about $140. All things considered, you do get quite a bit more bang for your buck with the Pro version: a more powerful processor, a 48MP cam and more RAM and storage onboard. However, if you are on a strict budget, the Redmi Note 7 is probably the strongest offer on the smartphone market to date.

 

 You may also want to read:
 Redmi Note 7 Pro were released in India: Featuring improved processor and camera performance
 Redmi Note 7 review: a true cost-effective smartphone with pretty looks, 48MP camera and more for under $150
 Redmi Note 7 vs. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: is Redmi’s new phone a step ahead of the Mi line

 

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