Xiaomi Redmi 7 Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone along with Redmi Y3 on April 24 in India. We already brought you the Redmi Y3 camera samples and now we have the Redmi 7 Indian retail variant in Lunar Red and Comet Blue colors, check out the unboxing and first impressions of the device,

Box Contents

  • Xiaomi Redmi 7 in Lunar Red color
  • 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Protective case
  • User guide

Aura smoke design with Corning Gorilla Glass protection!

The Redmi 7 packs a 6.26-inch 1520 × 720 pixels HD+ display with a pixel density of 269 PPI and 450 nits brightness. It features a 2.5D curved dot-notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio, around 81% screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Similar to Redmi Y3, it also has a polycarbonate back that houses fingerprint scanner as well, the aura smoke design on the Redmi 7 makes it stand out from the competition in this segment.

Xiaomi started providing P2i hydrophobic nano-coating on Redmi Note devices with Redmi Note 6 Pro and the same is found on Redmi 7 as well to protect it against accidental liquid spills.

Snapdragon 632 with Dual 4G VoLTE!

Redmi 7 is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 with 2GB or 3GB RAM and runs on latest Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10.2 on top. By default, PUBG runs on low graphics but the performance is fine. It comes with Dual 4G VoLTE support but lacks Wi-Fi passthrough that lets users use Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot at the same time.

Dual rear cameras!

Redmi 7 packs dual cameras at the back arranged in a vertical array, the primary shooter is a 12-megapixel sensor with  f/2.2 aperture and large 1.25μm pixel size which is accompanied by another 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor for portrait shots, it also comes with AI features but the night mode found on Redmi Note 7 is missing here. The LED flashlight can be found below the camera module. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12μm pixel size.

Dedicated MicroSD slot!

Talking about the placement, the right side of the mobile have volume and power buttons, with tactile feedback. On the left, MicroSD and dual SIM slot can be found that accepts two nano-SIMs and a microSD, in addition to 32GB internal storage.

Redmi 7 retains 3.5mm headphone jack and IR emitters that can be found on top along with secondary noise cancellation microphone. Charging port (still micro USB) can be found at the bottom along with grilles on both sides, the right side houses a speaker inside and left side houses the primary microphone. On the back, we now get Redmi branding as Redmi is a separate sub-brand in China.

Back to 4000 mAh battery!

Xiaomi decided to cut on battery capacity with Redmi 5 in order to focus on design, the battery capacity was even reduced with Redmi 6. With Redmi 7 Xiaomi has decided to go with the same old 4000mAh built-in battery, but it doesn’t have quick charge support, however, the charger included in the box is rated at 5V/2A.

Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 comes in Comet Blue, Lunar Red and Eclipse Black colors, is priced at Rs. 7999 for the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version costs Rs. 8999. It is available exclusively on Amazon.in, Mi.com and Mi Home stores.

Author: Arpit Porwal

Coming from the Mathematics research background, Arpit keeps an eye on MIUI and Xiaomi products and uses POCO X2 as his daily driver. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.