Hey Guys it’s Shubham, and I was finally able to get my hands on the new Redmi Note 7 Pro. As always trying to get any Xiaomi phone in the flash sales is just as difficult as winning a lottery. So I went out to one go the Mi stores in Chandigarh ,stood in the line, and got it that way. There was a long line at the Mi store, and people seemed really hyped for the Note 7 Pro.
On Xiaomi’s website, 3 color variants are listed, Nebula Red, Neptune Blue, and Space Black. But for the 1st sale, they only had the Neptune Blue and Space Black color in 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage. I got the Neptune Blue colored one with 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage for Rs.13,999. With that out of the way, Let us get straight to the unboxing.
Note 7 Pro comes in this gradient colored box, and this time we don’t get a picture of the phone here. At the back we get some information about the dual cameras, processor, display, battery and so on. For those of you, who always ask about it, the box says that the phone is made in India. Getting inside the box, we first have this envelope which contains the SIM tray removal pin, some paperwork like quick start guide and warranty and regulatory information, and a transparent TPU case to protect the back glass.
After that we have the Note 7 Pro in this beautiful Blue color. Before taking a better look at the phone, let us check out what else do we get in the box. For charging and data transfer we finally have a USB type C cable. And then there is this 10watt charging brick. Note 7 Pro does support fast charging, but you will have to but the fast charger separately.
Those are all the things we get in the box. As always Xiaomi did not include headphones with the Note 7 Pro. Alright lets keep all these things aside, and get back to the beautiful looking Note 7 Pro. First lets peel off the plastic film at the front. And while we are at it, let me also remove these stickers from the back.
Guys if you are getting this or any of the other phones, please please do remove these stickers from the back, because they look horrible on the back of your new phone. All the information on these stickers like the IMEI and series number is also available on your phone, so please just make sure to get rid of it. After removing all the stickers, just look at how beautiful this gradient back looks. I don’t think camera does justice to this color, because it looks even better in real life.
I have used phones with reflective backs before, but I think this is my first smart phone with a gradient back, and I am really liking the way it looks. After sticking with the metal back on the Redmi Note series phones for so long, I am glad that Xiaomi finally decided to change the design and the materials, they use for these Redmi flagship smart phones. Since this back is also made of glass, it feels so much premium in hands when compared to something like Zenfone Max Pro M2 or the Samsung Galaxy M20.
Moving towards the front, there is a 6.3inchIPS LCD touch screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, and it gets gorilla glass 5protection, both at the front and back. There is a dew drop style notch at the front for the selfie camera, and the bottom chin has slightly bigger bezel than the other sides. This front facing camera has a 13 mega pixel sensor. The display is sharp, bright and crisp, at least in these artificial or controlled lighting situations.
I will have to test it outdoors and in bright sunlight, to see how it performs then. Earpiece speaker is cramped up in the small space between the selfie camera and the rim around the phone, which is holding these 2 pieces of glass together. For the buttons and ports, we have the volume and power buttons on the right. A hybrid SIM tray, which can either hold 2 NANO SIM cards or a NANO SIM card and a micro SD card on the left.
An IR blaster, a 3.5mm audio jack and a noise cancelling microphone at the top. And a speaker grill, a USB type C port for charging and data transfer, and a microphone under one of the grills at the bottom. At the back we have the fingerprint sensor, and the dual camera setup. Primary camera has Sony’s true 48 Mega pixel sensor, with F/1.8 aperture, and each individual pixel has a size of 0.8microns. This camera uses pixel binning to combine information from 4 pixels into 1 pixel, so in theory, the effective size of each individual pixel comes out to be 1.6micron.
The secondary camera is a 5 megapixel depth sensor. I have had this phone for less than a day, so I haven’t got a chance to take too many images with it, but if you guys have been following the channel for some time, you know that a very detailed camera review is coming up very soon. Not only in terms of the design, but the Note7 pro gets a pretty significant bump in the processor department as well.
It now comes with an Octa-core Snapdragon675 processor, combined with Adreno 612 GPU. 4/6GB RAM options, with 64 or 128GB of built in storage, with an option to expand it further via a micro SD card. And a 4000mAh battery which is comparable with Quick Charge 4 speeds. All of this means the Note 7 Pro gets a nice bump in its performance compared to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, or the Redmi Note 5 Pro. I have had this phone for less than a day, so I cant really say a lot about its performance and battery life right now. What I can tell you now, is this phone looks and feels amazing in the hands. With a starting price of Rs.13,999, new and improved design, upgraded internals and a mammoth 48 megapixel camera.
I think Xiaomi is hitting all the right spots with the Note 7 Pro, and the competition is going to have a tough time coming up with better devices in this price range. If you are looking to buy the Redmi Note 7 Pro, I will leave a link to it in the description section, and you can get it in the next sale on Flipkart. Or you should even head over to the official Mi Stores in your city, and see if they have it in stock.