Earlier this year, the realme 6 series was unveiled and it was quite exciting due to its powerful hardware inside and also the interesting updates to its display and now, the realme 7 has finally arrived in the country and it’s a refresh from the previous generation and we got here a different display and a better camera. Want to know more? Check out our review of the product below:
Realme 7 Pro Review: Design and Hardware
One of the things that were changed on the smartphone is the design. It’s a major shift for the realme 7 series in terms of design language as we got here a design called mirror space design that features a glass back with clean lighting effects and with a texture of a classic CD and yes, it does feel premium to the hand.
Not only that, but it’s also ergonomic too so it’s nice to the hand but since this one has a glass back, you might want to use the included case on the smartphone to have a better grip and of course, to protect the back of the smartphone. This is essential since we got here a pretty nice back design on the smartphone. However, the sides of the smartphone is made up of plastic.
Unlike the previous smartphones of realme, this one has a rounded rectangle camera module at the back which is a design change from the typical vertical layout camera with a yellow ring on one of the camera of realme smartphones. Thankfully, the protruding camera isn’t that thick and it doesn’t wobble that much when placed on a flat surface.
For the ports, we got here a USB-C that supports 65W SuperDart Fast Charging that we’re gonna talk about later and then of course, there’s the headphone jack and the power button on the right with the volume rocker on the other side. There’s no side fingerprint scanner on the smartphone too as we got here an in-display fingerprint scanner on the smartphone.
Realme 7 Pro Review: Display
This is where it gets interesting. Previously, the realme 6 Pro uses an IPS display but it has a 90Hz refresh rate while the realme 7 Pro opted for a Super AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. Basically, they just opted for a more expensive panel with a lower refresh rate but have a better quality while the realme 7 features the same IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate. This means that customers now have the choice between Super AMOLED display with better colors and also the realme 7 with IPS panel with a smoother 90Hz refresh rate.
With regards to the realme 7 Pro’s Super AMOLED display, yes, it was a lot better in terms of colors on the Super AMOLED panel and of course, the blacks are really black and the viewing angles on the realme 7 Pro is just excellent. If you ask me, I would be fine with the realme 7 Pro with a Super AMOLED display as we can get here better colors and outdoor visibility.
realme 7 Pro Review: Battery Life
The battery life of the realme 7 Pro is quite great. We got here a 4500mAh battery inside which can last up to more than a single day depending on your usage but of course, there’s the 65W SuperDart charging too which is one of the main highlights of the smartphone. In our review, the smartphone was able to get a PCMark Work 2.0 Battery Life score of 15 hours and 12 minutes which is one of the best scores that we’ve seen.
In our real life usage, the realme 7 Pro can last a single day or even more than a day in single usage which is a plus for me.
realme 7 Pro Review: Fast Charging
For the fast charging tech, there’s the 65W SuperDart charging and boy oh boy, it was really fast. In our live demo of the 65W SuperDart Charging at my Facebook page and we were able to get from 0% to 100% in just 38 minutes which is amazingly fast. Basically, even if you woke up late for work, you can still fully charge your smartphone in almost half an hour. You can check out the live demo here:
realme 7 Pro Review: Software and Performance
As expected, the realme 7 Pro will still come with realme UI inside and it’s fast, swift, and very user-friendly. Of course, it will still come with the some apps with it but overall, I still like what we’re getting on the realme 7 Pro’s realme UI but hopefully, we can get to see the realme UI on Android 11 soon.
For the hardware inside, there’s the same Snapdragon 720G processor inside and also the 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Some might argue that the smartphone didn’t have an upgrade from the realme 6 Pro. Well, you’re right but this is because the realme 7 Pro is for the people who haven’t upgraded to the realme 6 Pro yet. The realme 7 Pro is still a reasonable smartphone to buy and it’s a powerful one as proven by these benchmark scores:
For gaming, the realme 7 Pro will still do well and we’re pretty happy that we ran Mobile Legends, Call of Duty, PUBG Mobile, and Black Desert Mobile without problems on the smartphone but of course, you have to tone down the settings of the smartphone at heavier games like Black Desert Mobile and with PUBG Mobile, you’ll Check out our gaming review of the smartphone below:
realme 7 Pro Review: Camera
The realme 7 Pro will have a 64MP main camera which is basically the same as the previous generation but they’ve made some improvements on this one. We still got here the 64MP main camera + 8MP utlra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera and B&W Sensor and unfortunately, we’re losing the telephoto camera here so there’s no optical zoom in here. Personally, I prefer having the optical zoom on the smartphone but realme promises better bokeh and portrait mode with its new camera setup.
Check out the shots that I took below:
In our shots, I’ve noticed that the realme 7 Pro can shoot better photos than the predecessor. I can get sharper photos in this one with a lot better color accuracy and in our night shots, we’re pretty happy with the results that we got on the smartphone. The effects on the night shots are pretty cool too.
realme 7 Pro Review: Verdict
The realme 7 Pro is a decent mid-range smartphone. Yes, it might have the same chipset as the predecessor but this smartphone is meant for the people who hasn’t upgraded yet to the realme 6 Pro series. This is still a competitive mid-range smartphone with an upgraded camera, solid design, and also long battery life.
The realme 7 Pro is now available for Php17,990.
realme 7 Pro Specs
- 6.43-inch Super AMOLED Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Octa-Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Internal Storage expandable via microSD
- 64MP Sony IMX682 Main Camera + 8MP ultra wide-angle + 2MP macro + 2MP B&W Sensor
- 32MP In-display Selfie Camera
- Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, WiFi
- LTE, Dual SIM
- 65W SuperDart Charge
- realme UI based on Android 10
- 4500mAh battery