Within a month of launching the 6i, Realme is back again but this time with Realme 7. So is the Realme 7, the true successor to the Realme 6 or is this just a numeric increase in nomenclature? Let’s find out in today’s unboxing.
Realme 7 Unboxing
We’ve got a brand new box from Realme with the image of their brand ambassador Salman Khan. I’m not a big fan of this redesign, it looks more like a TV commercial than a phone box.
Turning it around to the back we have the familiar spec highlights this is the miss blue variant. The printed price is ₹ 20,999, it’s quite a bit higher than even the top variant of the Realme 6. The actual pricing is lower than this.
Moving on to what’s inside the box, we have a white insert that holds the paperwork along with a soft silicone case.
Realme 7 box contents:
1. Realme 7 handset
2. 30W Dart Charger
3. USB Type-C cable
4. SIM ejector tool
5. Quick Start Guide
6. Clear protective case
7. Safety and Warranty Information
Then we have Realme 7 with a pre-applied plastic screen protector. That’s a nice looking two-tone finish to the back. I’m glad that the Realme smartphones has finally gotten a designed refresh.
The glossy gradient bags and the pill shaped camera cutouts, they’ve kind of got an old. As for the other box contents, we have a 30W fast charger as well as a USB type-c cable with yellow accents. There’s a sm ejector tool included as well.
Also see: Realme 7 vs Realme 6
Realme 7 Specifications
Realme 7 is having a 6.5 inch FHD IPS LCD screen with 90 hertz display. It’s also talked about gorilla glass 3.
It’s powered by the new MediaTek Helio G95 chipset which is an octocore chipset. It is having the new Mali G76 GPU clocked at 900 MHz. It comes in 6 or 8 GB of RAM and storage will be 64 or 128 GB.
Moving to the camera, it’s a quad rear facing camera setup, the main camera is a 64 MP f/1.8, sony IMX682, then we have a 8 MP ultra wide.
Then we have a 2 MP that’s a black and white sensor, then we have a 2 MP for macro. Moving to the front facing camera, it’s a 16 MP.
We have a 5000mah battery with 30W dart fast charging and it comes with the new Realme UI.
Realme 7: Design and Build
Now taking a closer look at the Realme 7, this dual tone back of the device gives it an almost glass like finish, the light reflections are very subtle and it gives premium look in hand.
The Realme 7 has a nice in hand feel, that’s thanks mainly to the 5000mah mAh battery that they’ve packed in the weight. Though it’s kept under 200g and that’s due to the all plastic build.
Taking a look around the rest of the device, we’ve got a fingerprint scanner to the right and the volume buttons to the left.
The buttons are nice and clicky and with an easy reach above the volume keys is the triple card tray to the bottom,
headphone jack, microphone, type c port and the primary speaker. The top is clean.
Realme 7 not exactly has plain color, it has a slight gradient and this is actually not glass, this feels like glass but this is polycarbonate plastic.
The fingerprint scanner on the side and it is responsive, in fact it is a good fingerprint scanner.
Display of Realme 7
As for the front we’ve got a 6.5 inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel and this one is running at 90 Hz. If this kind of sounds like a familiar setup it’s because it is a familiar setup.
We’ve seen the likes of this on the Realme 6 as well as Realme 6i in the past but unlike the Realme 6, though this display gets bright enough, it struggles a bit in bright outdoor lightings.
The punch hole at the top left holds a 16 MP selfie camera, this seems to be pretty similar to the one on the Realme 6. Since it does take some good looking pictures with nice detail, I have no complaints here.
As for the panel itself, we have vivid colors, the plugs are good for an IPS LCD panel. Viewing angles too are excellent. That being said the best part of this display it’s still got to be that refresh rate.
It just feels so smooth to use, especially when it’s paired with the new MediaTek Helio G95 chipset.
Hardware and Processors
The big upgrade for the Realme 7 is the new chip from MediaTek and it’s supposed to be an upgrade over the already powerful Helio G90T.
With this powerful Helio G95 chip, day-to-day performance it’s expected to be a breeze combine that with 6 or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 64 or 128 GB of fast UFS 2.1 storage on the Realme 7.
We have a dedicated micro sd card slot and dual sim, so that’s actually nice if you go with the base variant. That makes more sense, because with 6 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, you can add a micro sd card and get away with the storage.
It should be able to handle most tasks with ease. Realme UI based on android 10 is what we find here and with that powerful CPU and 90 hertz screen, it seems to keep everything fast and snappy.
Even with gaming, the quad core Mali G76 GPU didn’t seem to have much problems. In fact while the GPU itself might seem to be the same one as we’ve seen on the G90T, it is clocked higher at 900 MHz.
So I am expecting buttery smooth gameplay performance, but well, games that supports higher refresh rate can take advantage of this 90Hz panel.
Software and UI
In terms of apps that are pre-installed, Amazon is in pre-installed, facebook is installed, some Realme community app and all those things.
But apart from that, no other junk or the banned apps that we have seen like UC Browser etc those are actually not there.
This is a new Realme UI, this is running on android 10. So that’s what we are getting, so it’s an improvement over the older Realme user interface skin that’s the color OS that they were using.
Cameras of Realme 7
Moving to optics, things seem to have remained the same, we still have a quad camera module. These days smartphone manufacturers are focusing on cameras and trying to give highest possible MP senor.
So primary shooter is 64 MP but Realme has gone ahead and replaced the sensor. We now have the sony IMX682 instead of the samsung iso self bright GW1. This is paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens.
The Realme 7 as expected, under bright daylight it does quite well sharp looking shots with good dynamic range. Regular features like chroma boost makes a return too.
The real test though it’s when we compare it side by side against the Realme 6 shots, at first glance, it seems quite similar but under low light it seems like the 7 does perform a little better.
As for the other 3 cameras, well, we have an 8 MP ultrawide, a 2 MP macro and finally another 2 MP but this time for depth sensing. So pretty much the same sensor that we had on the Realme 6.
As far as initial impressions, the Realme 7 seems to offer some really impressive optics. We even get the option for ultra steady and max ultra steady video, as well as 4k video recording.
Battery and Charging
Powering all of this, we have a 5,000 mAh battery and this is another substantial upgrade from the 4,300 mAh inside the Realme 6.
Not only that the 30W dart charge returns and unlike with the Realme 6i,this time it is included in the box. Thanks to the 17% increase in capacity, the 0-100 timings are slightly higher.
Realme claims that we can get from 0 to 50 in 26 minutes and filling up the remaining 50 is gonna take about 40 minutes.
Not just that, we also have support for fast charging at 15W via USB-C port which means we don’t always have to be dependent on that proprietary charger for top ups.
Realme 7 price in India
The price of Realme 7 starts at ₹14,999. This price is of 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant. The phone also has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants. Customers will be able to buy it for ₹16,999. It will be sold in Mist Blue and Mist White colors.
So wrapping this one up, the Realme 7 comes with a few key upgrades. We get a faster processor, higher capacity battery and a sony sensor for the primary camera.
It seems to also have an increased price tag, now let me know what you guys think about the pricing. Also do you feel Realme has done enough here to justify a generational upgrade?