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Realme X7 Pro Review

Realme X7 Pro review

The new Realme X7 Pro is the brand’s latest affordable flagship in India, possessing a strong prominence on the design, 5G, and performance. Aside from that, it also has an excellent fast charging feature, a quad-camera, and an incredible display.

The Realme X7 Pro is the company’s first release in India after the short break they had. The Realme X7 Pro isn’t supposed to be a successor to the Realme X3 series, but the beginning of a new series that is meant to showcase “the best from Realme.”

Realme X7 Pro Design

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The Realme X7 Pro 5G is a bit similar to the Realme 7 Pro (Review), particularly regarding the rear camera module’s design. One-handed use is somewhat easy due to the slim body and its lightweight of 184g. The physical buttons possess an excellent tactile feel, and the polycarbonate frame feels firm. The glass back and the pre-applied screen protector usually pick up lots of fingerprints, but they are easy to wipe off.

The display is one of the essential details of the Realme X7 Pro, and Realme didn’t hold anything back. The Realme X7 Pro is a 6.55-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED panel having an in-display fingerprint sensor, Gorilla Glass 5, support for HDR video playback, and 120Hz refresh rate. It also has slim bezels around the display and a massive brightness of 1,200nits. Undoubtedly, the display looks fantastic, the touch response is fantastic, and the content is highly readable even under bright lights.

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The Realme X7 Pro 5G doesn’t have a headphone port, but it possesses a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. While the other contents inside the box are: a SIM eject tool, 65W adapter, case, and USB Type-C cable.

Realme X7 Pro Performance 

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Realme X7 Pro is run by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, with four efficiency cores and four performance cores. After the chipset was run through a standard benchmarking process, it was discovered that its performance is more significant than that of the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. Extra research showed that this is because whenever the ROM finds a benchmark, it accumulates the max’s four performance cores. 

The Realme X7 Pro possesses a vapor chamber for enhanced thermals, but some specific parts of the screen measure 40°C. Everything runs appropriately on the phone ranging from email to capturing and editing photos. Not like with gaming, the phone doesn’t heat much during its daily use. The anecdotal experience of using the phone has been excellent, the MediaTek’s continuous practice of increasing the SoC performance for benchmarks is disappointing. 

Realme X7 Pro Camera

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A valuable aspect of the Realme X7 Pro is the camera part. The primary camera has a new 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. There are a few additional sensors that constitute the quad-camera ensemble of the Realme X7 Pro. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP B&W sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter.

From the beginning, shots from the primary sensor are intensively detailed and crisp during daylight conditions because of its Dimensity 1000+’s new ISP. Asides from that, the dynamic range is excellent and sufficient enough to bring out details in excessive bright areas of a shot while the exposure is managed well all through the scene. The colors are vigorous, somewhat oversaturated, but in almost all cases, the accuracy is preserved. While the Shutter lag can be ignored, and the PDAF works perfectly well.

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The camera UI is easy to switch between the high-resolution 64MP mode and the standard pixel-binned shots. The latter certainly efficiently produces more detail, enabling you to crop more into a picture, but colors and exposure massively stay the same. Sony’s large sensor size offers a natural depth of field when clicking photos. Usually nullifies the need for the portrait mode. The macro lens is available for close-up shots for only about 4cm. 

Also, you get an ultra-wide sensor with a beautiful 119-degree field of view, which means you get more in the frame than the standard wide lens. The color temperatures of the primary sensor are well replicated on the ultra-wide sensor. Although the shots may not possess much detail and the focus is softer, you will still be pleased with the pictures. Nevertheless, when the lighting reduces, the sensor does lose many of its abilities, which is expected since it has a little f/2.25 aperture.

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In the aspect of low-light photography, the primary lens does an excellent job even without the dedicated Nightscape 4.0. The viewfinder reveals an appropriate exposed frame, and with some help from close-by street lighting with the post-processing, you’ll get a good photo. The highlights, detailing, and focus are relatively impressive, while colors are almost delicate.

The dedicated Nightscape 4.0 overexposes shots and doesn’t eliminate the noise. This is an aspect we hope gets resolved in future software updates. You don’t have access to cool Night Filters such as Modern Gold, Flamingo, and Cyberpunk to customize and style your low-light shots. The last sensor out of the four sensors is the 2MP B&W lens, which is used to improve the camera array instead of having a beneficial function. It adds a monochrome appearance to photos and portrait shots, and that is about it.

At the front, it has a 32MP selfie shooter that has been a common problem on many phones for a while now. You may like the camera’s ability to ensure that the facial details are intact in shots; however, you have the AI beauty mode if you wish to look like an anime figure. Then the front portrait mode possesses a pleasant, soft background blur but stumbles during the edge detection.

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The Front NightScape is average, and you will get additional details using the standard screen flash. The phone can record about 4K, 1080p, and 720p videos at 60fps from the back camera. The incredible slo-mo can go up to 240fps but only at 720p, while the 1080p can go up to 120fps. However, if Nightscape 4.0 can be enhanced through an update, then the X7 Pro will possess one of the best optics in that area.

Conclusion 

The Realme X7 Pro appears like a massive all-rounder. The performance is high-quality, while the 120Hz AMOLED screen offers a pleasant experience. The optics with the primary camera looks promising, and the extraordinary fast charging is something you’ll love. Presently, the Android ten and lacking microSD card slots are the only things opposing the Realme X7 Pro. 

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