Realme recently announced two phones, the Realme 7 and the Realme 7 pro. We’ve unboxed and taken a close look at the Realme 7 yesterday today. So let’s give the Realme 7 pro the same treatment.
Realme 7 Pro Unboxing
Let’s take a look at the box itself, first to the front, we again have salman khan with of course Realme branding all over. To the back, there are the spec highlights.
There’s nothing too different from the Realme 7’s box. But once we open it, well things still feel a lot familiar.
We’ve got information booklets, a soft silicone case and then we get to the Realme 7 pro. The back of the phone has a nice looking two-tone finish just like the Realme 7.
Other box contents include a whopping 65W fast charger as well as a USB type-c cable which as always comes with Realme yellow accents.
Realme 7 Pro specifications
|Specifications||Realme 7 Pro|
|Software and UI||Android 10|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|RAM||6 GB, 8 GB|
|Front camera||32 MP, f/2.5|
|Rear camera||64 MP, f/1.8 (wide)|
8 MP, f/2.3 (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
|Battery||Li-Po 4500 mAh|
50% in 12 min
100% in 34 min
|Headphone Jack||Under display, optical|
|Price in India||₹ 19,999|
Design and Build Quality
Now let’s get to the Realme 7 pro and take a closer look. We have new dual tone back that makes the back look almost like glass but it is not, it’s still plastic which frankly is disappointing.
It does look nice especially with the way it reflects light and the matte finish it helps reduce fingerprints and smudges. Moving from glass to plastic.
Realme 6 pro had a glass back, but now they’ve gone ahead and moved to plastic which is disappointing. On the flip side this change has helped Realme bring the weight down below 200 grams.
Ports and Fingerprint sensor
If you think Realme 7 is going to be thicker than 6 Pro due to a little higher battery capacity, then you are wrong.
The 7 Pro is actually slimmer than the 6 pro, it feels nice in hand. The button placements are quite natural. The power button is present to the right where your thumb rests.
The volume buttons are to the left where the index and middle fingers rest. They are easy to reach, nice and clicky. Above the volume buttons we have a triple card tray. On the top we just have a single microphone.
The primary microphone, headphone jack, speaker and USB type c port are placed at the bottom. Thanks to that amoled panel, the fingerprint sensor is underneath the display, it felt quite responsive.
Realme 7 Pro Display
Now let’s move on to the display. Instead of the 6.6 inch IPS LCD of the 6 Pro, Realme has gone with a 6.4 inch amoled panel. Personally, I’m always on team amoled, so amoled instead of LCD that’s definitely a step forward.
The resolution has remained unchanged and in fact because of the reduction in size the pixel density is slightly better. Realme has taken a step back with the refresh rate. Instead of 90 Hz like with the Realme 6 pro, we only get 60 Hz.
We are still seeing phones with 60hz panels even flagship that are priced close to what the tata nano was at. I feel Realme should have used a higher refresh rate panel here.
Processor and Hardware
On the Realme 7, we have the newer Helio G95 processor instead of G90T of the Realme 6. Taking about the 7 Pro, it remains firmly stuck on the snapdragon 720G.
The 720G is no slouch, it actually is quite a capable chip and as we’ve seen in the past, it’s been able to breeze through the most of the day-to-day activities with little to no effort.
We also get 6 or 8 GB of RAM which is dual channel LPDDR4X alongside with 128 or 256 GB of fast UFS 2.1 storage.
Software and UI
The software here is Realme UI based on android 10 and it doesn’t raise any red flags. It’s stable, seems to be bug free.
Realme has got a few ads but hey they do provide a one click disable option which is better than nothing. So from a performance standpoint, there is nothing to complain about.
Battery and charging
The battery has been upgraded by 300mAh, now it’s 4,500 mAh. That might not be a big thing but the 7 pro does support 65W charging and that charger is included in the box.
So Realme claimed that this will charge the 7 Pro 0-100 in about half hour which is pretty impressive.
Cameras of Realme 7 Pro
To the top left of the screen, we have a 32 MP selfie camera. We have a quad rear camera setup with a 64MP sony IMX682 main sensos with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP ultrawide lens. There is a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens.
Images taken with Realme 7 Pro are good and a bright. There’s a dedicated night mode for low light shots where the 7 pro does seem to outperform its predecessor. Thanks to the new hardware and better processing.
Realme has kind of pulled a moto here, they’ve removed the telephoto and replaced it with a depth sensor which again is frankly quite disappointing.
As consumers, I think we can all agree that we’d rather have a telephoto and sort of a depth sensor. The one 2MP sensors seemingly remain unchanged, the Realme 7 pro is a mixed bag for me.
Realme 7 Pro: Final words
Iappreciate the amoled panel, the more ergonomic build, the faster charging, the better primary sensor and marginal emotionally higher capacity battery.
But at the same time we are losing refresh rate, telephoto cameras and getting little to no gains in processing power. So this means the Realme 7 pro just cannot be classified as an excellent phone.