With highly inviting features for its “OK” price tag, especially because it would be “officially” available down here in Nigeria, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is, honestly, a strong contender for your next smartphone if you are in the market for one.
Let’s quickly run through the features the device has so you can see why I say so:
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 6.3 inches, IPS LCD display — (1080 x 2340 pixels)
- Software: Android v9.0 (Pie)
- Processor: Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.2GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 660)
- Memory: 3GB / 4GB RAM | 32GB / 64GB / 128GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 13 MP (f/2.2, [email protected] video) | Rear — Dual Setup: 48MP(f/1.8) + 5MP(f/2.4) – PDAF, LED Flash, EIS, [email protected]/30fps, SloMo Video
- Battery: 4000 mAh
Software, Design, Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the aptly named 7th device in the firm’s (which was the 5th largest smartphone company in the world for Q4 ’18, per Gartner) Redmi Note series.
It is a dual-SIM LTE-enabled Android device running on the latest public stable version of the Android operating system experienced through Xiaomi’s heavily customized user interface — MIUI.
Design-wise this device is a glass plus plastic sandwich. This is because of the fact that the device sports a Corning Gorilla 5 glass back and front, but with a plastic frame.
Available in three primary colors; Red, Black & Blue, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 also sports the less intrusive “teardrop” notch which houses its front-facing shooter at the top of the device’s display.
Speaking of the display, it is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a display resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels — Full HD, essentially.
This display has a pixel density of about 409 pixels per inch and as previously highlighted, has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer on it.
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Under the Gorilla Glasses, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 makes judicious use of a mid-range Qualcomm SoC — the Snapdragon 660.
By virtue of that, this device is a 64-bit octa-core CPU one — with four of those cores having a maximum CPU frequency of about 2.2GHz and the other four maxing out at 1.8GHz.
Graphics processing is handled by the Adreno 512 GPU bundled alongside the SOC and the RAM on the device is dependent on which model of the Note 7 you end up purchasing. Let’s talk about models for a second.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes in three distinct memory configurations:
- 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM
- 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
- 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM
Irrespective of the model you end up getting, you can extend the internal memory further by tossing in an external memory card (supported capacities up to 256GB) although this would end up taking one of the allocated SIM slots.
Moving on, the camera set up on the Redmi Note 7 looks promising.
On the rear, the primary camera setup consists two lenses; the primary lens being a 48-megapixel lens having an f/1.8 aperture paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensing lens having a slightly smaller aperture width (f/2.4).
This setup is said to be electronically image stabilized and is capable of shooting 1080p video at a rate of up to 60 frames per second.
The front facing camera setup, on the other hand, consists of a single f/2.2 13-megapixel lens, housed in the notch up top the device’s display and has some “AI features”.
Wrapping up, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a 4000mAh non-removable battery which supports Qualcomm’s quick charge 4, and a fingerprint reader for additional security.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price in Nigeria
|3GB + 32GB||From ₦58,000|
|4GB + 64GB||From ₦67,000|
|4GB + 128GB||From ₦75,500|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|Operating System||Android v9.0 (Pie)|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm|
|Build||Plastic Frame w/ Glass back|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Red|
|Display Size||6.3 inches|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Display|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Processor Type||Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.2GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz)|
|RAM||3GB / 4GB|
|Internal Memory||32GB / 64GB / 128GB|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 256GB)|
|Front Camera||13 MP (f/2.2, [email protected] video)|
|Rear Camera||Dual Setup: 48MP(f/1.8) + 5MP(f/2.4) – PDAF, LED Flash, EIS, [email protected]/30fps, SloMo Video|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||Yes (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Extras||Face Unlock, MIUI|