Tuesday, October 20

realme 7, first impressions and contact

2019 was an interesting year when it comes to mobile launches. Xiaomi was beginning to be very comfortable in the mid and entry range and, in fact, some terminals began to rise in price compared to both previous generations and to what was expected due to the characteristics they had. The BBK group -Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus- launched its new brand in the West, realme, and that forced Xiaomi to put the batteries. Realme started selling a lot of terminals and has taken over a good part of the market share in countries like Spain, but the best thing is that over the months they have proven not to be a flower of a day and are quite established both in the Entry-level as average and average-premium. Now we get a realme 7 Pro -which we have just analyzed- and a realme 7 that is not very different from the realme 6 of a few months ago, but that has more than enough characteristics to fight one-on-one against XIaomi in that segment. from 170-200 euros. Realme is a brand that is hitting very hard in 2020 with very well-equipped models and for an almost ridiculous price. Do you want to buy a mobile of yours? These are the options you have to buy it. First of all, we leave you the characteristics of the two new realme and we move on to the first impressions after a week with the realme 7 as the main terminal. realme 7 Pro realme 7 6.4 inch AMOLED screen | FullHD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) | 409 dpi | 60 Hz | Format 20: 9 | 600 nits | front ratio 90.8% 6.5 inches IPS LCD | FullHD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) | 405 dpi | 90 Hz | Format 20: 9 | 480 nits | front ratio 90.5% Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor | GPU Adreno 618 MediaTEK G95 | GPU Mali G76 MC4 RAM 8 GB LPDDR4X 4 GB | 6 GB | 8 GB Storage 128 GB UFS 2.1 | Expandable up to 256GB with 64GB microSD | 128 UFS 2.1 | Expandable up to 2 TB with microSD Rear cameras 64 Mpx main (f / 1.8) | 8MP ultra wide angle (f / 2.3) with 119 ° | 2MP macro (f / 2.4) | 2 Mpx (f / 2.4) depth sensor 48 Mpx (f / 1.8) main | 8MP Ultra Wide Angle (f / 2.2) | 2 Mpx macro (f / 2.4) | 2 Mpx (f / 2.4) depth sensor Front camera 32 Mpx (f / 2.5) 16 Mpx (f / 2.1) Battery 4,500 mAh | SuperDart (65 W) 5,000 mAh | Dart (30 W) Android realmeUI 1 (Android 10) realmeUI 1 (Android 10) Dual SIM Connectivity | Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) | Bluetooth 5 | NFC | USB-C | GPS | GLONASS Dual SIM | Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) | Bluetooth 5 | NFC | USB-C | GPS | GLONASS Dimensions 160 x 73.3 x 8.7 mm 162.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm Weight 182 gr 196.5 gr Price 8GB + 128GB: 299 euros 4GB + 64GB: 179 euros | 6GB + 64GB: 199 euros | 8GB + 128GB: 249 euros Table of contents: Conservative in design and consolidating 90 Hz in a mobile of less than 200 How do you renew a family of mobiles that is barely six months old? That is the challenge that realme has faced with these new realme 7 and 7 Pro. And, if you start to compare characteristics between the realme 6 and 7 you can see that they are very, very similar both internally and externally. The realme 7 has a front in which the screen occupies 90.5% of the front. It has a hole in the screen for the camera and some frames that are not bad considering the price range. The volume controls are on the left side, the fingerprint reader and unlock button on the right and at the bottom we have the speaker, the headphone jack and the USB Type-C. The sides and back are made of plastic, but the finish is elegant and has a two-texture finish. The plastic is smooth and homogeneous to the touch, but it has a trim, so to speak, that reflects light in a different way. The camera module is somewhat wider than in the realme 6 and the truth is that, overall, we have a mobile that seems more expensive than it really is. The BBK group takes great care of this section, and in Realme 7 they do not disappoint. In addition, it is comfortable in the hand with its 196 grams of weight, although somewhat wide (9.4 mm that is explained by the 5,000 mAh battery). As far as the screen is concerned, we have a 6.5 “IPS panel with a frequency of 90 Hz and an update of 90 Hz. It is a 50% increase compared to the conventional 60 Hz screen and, although it is not a jump As large as 60 to 120 Hz, it is noticeable when scrolling The mobile is more “fluid.” The aspect ratio is 20: 9 and the resolution is FullHD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) with a maximum brightness of 480 nits. It lacks a bit of brightness outdoors, but outdoors it behaves well (the automatic dimmer also does a good job) and the truth is that to watch content and play video games it is a very good panel in its price range. Performance: MediaTek G95 with 8 GB of RAM that meet the record In the guts we find the G95 from MediaTek. Yes, I am a defender of the Snapdragon and they should be, for performance / consumption, in any mobile, but hey, we have a processor that introduced in August as the new gaming chip for the mid / entry range and was looking forward to try it. In the Pro model we have the SD 720G, with a proven performance this year, and the truth is that this MediaTek does not perform badly at all. It is built in 12 nanometers and is a slightly improved version of the G90T, the one that mounted the realme 6. It has 8 cores, two at 2.05 GHz and another six at 2.00 GHz and in our unit it is accompanied by 8 GB of memory RAM LPDDR4X with 128 GB UFS 2.1. Performance is good in day-to-day tasks thanks to both the power of the SoC and a realme UI layer that runs on top of Android 10 that is quite polished. In heavier tasks we see the ‘cons’ of this configuration, since the UFS 2.1 memory is slow to work in heavy programs like Photoshop Express and the terminal gets hot in demanding games (MediaTek brand). Despite that, we are talking about a mobile of 180 euros and the performance in games is … surprising. Call of Duty Online, configured with graphics in the middle and the maximum refresh rate, moves wonderfully and the truth is that the ‘gaming’ experience with this processor is very good. As we say, the CPU and GPU are only slightly more powerful than in the model from a few months ago, but that slight increase in CPU power and going from an 800 MHz GPU to a 900 MHz helps in games. Camera: repeat play with four cameras and very interesting results. Really reassemble four cameras in this terminal, but take a step back in megapixels. Megapixels, especially the 108 Mpx sensors, are great for certain uses, but as we told you a while ago, the megapixel “war” doesn’t make much sense and companies like Google -analysis of the Pixel 4a-, Apple -analysis iPhone SE 2020- and Samsung -analysis of the S20 + – have shown that with a 12 Mpx sensor you can take magnificent photos. Here we have a main sensor from Samsung, the IsoCell GM1 which is the competition to Sony’s well-known IMX586. It has 48 megapixels (the realme 6 had 654 Mpx) and allows us to capture photos at full size or at 12 Mpx to get snapshots with more light. Thanks to ‘tetracell’ technology, the GM1 allows its pixels to be grouped four by four to let in more light, improve contrast and thus have more detailed photos. The verbiage is really fine, but the examples speak for themselves. These interior photos are surprising on a 179 euro mobile: I like the blur without using portrait mode, I like the colors and texture, as well as the detail of the toys. In the analysis of the realme 7 we will leave you more, but as a sample I think it speaks well of the terminal camera. Outdoors it also behaves well, but here we have somewhat muted colors, nothing that cannot be fixed with an editing program on the mobile itself. We do not have a telephoto, but the 48 Mpx allows a 2x digital quite effective. This sensor is accompanied by an 8 megapixel f / 2.2 wide angle that behaves well and the so-called superfluous sensors: a 2 Mpx macro (I like the main one and zooming, since the macro has a lot of noise) and a depth sensor. In the front we have a 16 Mpx sensor that takes photos like this: As we say, in the analysis of the realme 7 we will go into detail in the photographic section, but with these first examples we can see that realme continues to do the things in question very well image processing in its range. Autonomy and connectivity: 5,000 mAh with fast charge and NFC And here we have the biggest update of the realme 7 compared to the previous generation. From 4,500 mAh we go to 5,000 mAh, an amount that may seem normal to us because there are phones that are beginning to assemble these batteries (without going any further, the Xiaomi Mi 10T -Here we leave you the impressions of the Mi 10T Pro-), but that it’s really not that widespread. Another mobile that we have recently analyzed with a 5,000 mAh battery is the Moto G9 Play, and the truth is that the figures are very similar in terms of autonomy. With a conventional use of social networks, some sporadic departure to CoD Online, Bluetooth always on to use the smartwatch and true wireless helmets and some photographs, we can reach almost two days of use with the screen at 90 Hz and the option of Battery ‘Sleep Optimization’. A user who does not use the networks as intensively as I do, who does not have four email accounts that are constantly updated or who does not need Bluetooth 5.0 active at all times, and who uses the mobile with the 60 Hz refreshment, sure that it reaches those two days of use without problems. In the PC Mark test with 100% brightness at 90 Hz, we have 7 hours 55 minutes of screen. Charging is something that many manufacturers of these ranges prick on. Yes, they include large batteries, but then the charging power is 18 W. Here, as it has been doing since they appeared, it drinks from its older brothers and the charging technology of Oppo and OnePlus. We have a 30 W Dart charger in the box that allows us to charge 50% in 26 minutes and 100% in 65 minutes. That is, a 179-euro mobile with 5,000 mAh that charges 100% of the battery in just over an hour. I think there is little more to say. Conclusion: it is not a revolution, but it improves to the realme 6 and lowers the price realme has been conservative in several sections of the realme 7 if we compare with the realme 6 that we analyzed in March of this year and which has not been long enough to need a renovation. In fact, if we compare technical characteristics, we see that there are not so many differences as to justify a new model. Of course, they also know it and the play can turn out very, very well. They launch a new model on the market that yes, it does not change much compared to the one launched a few months ago, but it adds some interesting little things and they lower the price. Among the novelties we have the Samsung GM1 sensor for the main camera that, really, achieves good results in practically any situation. I was surprised by the ‘bokeh’ that it achieves without having to go to portrait mode, something that I really like. We also have the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC that is worth it, it consumes more than the equivalent Snapdragon, but it has a good performance in day-to-day and games, which is something that MediaTek failed, but above all we have 5,000 mAh of battery with 30 W fast charge, which gives us autonomy for almost two days of intensive use. The realme 6 already had fast charging, a good processor, NFC, the 90 Hz screen, the same resolution, the same camera configuration and practically the same design, and as the company knows that the jump is not too great for a terminal to another, what it has done has been to introduce updates such as that new processor or the 5,000 mAh … and lower the price. At launch, the realme 6 could be purchased in its most basic version for 219 euros. Now, the realme 7 arrives for 179 euros in its version of 4 GB of RAM and 64 of storage (6 GB + 64 GB for 199 euros and 8 + 128 GB, our version, for 249 euros), and those 40 euros of difference They are the ones that can give realme many joys in that fight against Redmi and its Redmi Note 9. In a few days we will tell you all the details in our analysis of the realme 7, but the first impressions are very positive.

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