Recently I have gifted myself the all-new Xiaomi Note 7 Pro Smartphone which just launched in February 2019.
Obviously, I had gone through its specifications before buying and I was impressed with its budget-friendly exceptional configurations.
This mid-range budget Xiaomi Note 7 Pro Smartphone is available in three colors- Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red, out of which I choose Neptune Blue.
I have always wanted to replace my DSLR over my phone’s camera, but I couldn’t afford all those smartphones until I found Xiaomi Note 7 Pro. This phone has two rear cameras of 48MP and 15MP which absolutely takes an excellent sharp picture.
Another important factor to hunt down this phone is its premium materials, latest design, and the glass finish that give it a very trendy appearance.
This is the first glass-based design for Xiaomi smartphones which claims to be very durable and unbreakable even if your phone accidentally falls down.
I absolutely love the latest Xiaomi’s latest design in a trend that offers Gorilla Glass on both the sides back.
The phone also has a semi-circle or a water drop like notch at the front to make space for the front camera. It claims that its Corning Glass 5th generation protects its screen from minor scratches and cuts which kind of worked for me.
I had to put my phone in my bag which had my keys and another object. After several hours, when I took out the phone I truly found no major scratches (even though the rear glass had some minor scratches).
The phone has a huge 6.30 inches touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels, the pixel density of 409 PPI (pixels per inch) and 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
Configuration and Performance
Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and Adreno 612 GPU for graphical performance that makes it the best gaming phone. If you are a gamer and looking for a decent gaming smartphone, this is it!
Its processor comes with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage which is fair enough for me. Additionally, the overall storage can also be extended via micro SD card. It is a dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) smartphone that accepts only Nano SIM cards.
This Xiaomi model Note 7 Pro is updated with the latest android version MIUI10 on Android Pie which is powered by a 4000mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery, providing a standby time up to 48 hours. It also supports quick charging with its v4.0 charger.
Now sometimes, I feel that the glass body finish and strong battery do add some weight to the device, but that is worth the battery life.
I conducted a test and found out that the battery percent went 5% down after playing 20 minutes of PUBG and 1 hour of Netflix drained just 8% of the charge which I found really good when compared to other mid-range smartphones.
Now let me explain my favorite feature from my favorite Xiaomi model. As I mentioned earlier, I have always wanted to get access to such a smartphone that has an amazing camera because I don’t like carrying DSLR’s.
Thanks to Xiaomi that it has given immense priority to this factor. This model has a dual rear camera, where one comes in 48-megapixel with an f/1.79 aperture and pixel size of 1.6- micron and another one is a 5-megapixel camera that has been set up to get the best autofocus snaps. Its front camera is 13-megapixel that helps me to get the best picture which is my favorite feature of Xiaomi Note 7 Pro.
Apart from this, this device comes with annual settings such as Exposure compensation, ISO control, Digital zoom, Auto flash, face detection, and focus on touch.
It has also got some of the best video shooting modes like continuous shooting, high dynamic range mode (HDR) with video recording at 1920x1080 at 30fps.
Connectivity options in Xiaomi Note 7 Pro smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, Infrared, USB OTG, and USB (for both the sim cards).
The phone has got other sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor; compass/magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and fingerprint sensor with a face unlock system.
The note 7 pro is also very distinguished for its USB-C port for charging and keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack despite Xiaomi announcing a new pair of wireless earbuds.
● Premium design
● Gaming like a pro
● Awesome cameras
● Dynamic color gradient
● Decent storage capacity
● Excellent charging and battery life
● Overall superb performance
● The rear glass is a bit delicate. It attracts dust and fingerprints very easily. But once you get a good back cover for it, it’s all good to go.
● Handle the hybrid SIM/SD card slot with care.
I highly recommend Xiaomi Note 7 Pro for people who are looking for a mid-range premium quality phone. Having used this phone, I am sure that this is till now the best Xiaomi model within this range.
Such an ultra-high resolution camera associated with a strong battery backup and excellent gaming experience will definitely put immense pressure on its rival.
If you are in the market looking for an affordable high performing premium looking smartphone, my opinion is to blindly cherry pick the latest Xiaomi Note7 Pro.